BBC One Recommissions SHETLAND for Third Series!

There must be a lot of crime up north! BBC One's brilliant island-based crime-drama Shetland was just recommissioned for a third series following a highly successful second series that concluded this week. Douglas Henshall will return as DI Jimmy Perez for a new six part run set to begin filming in 2015. All the details are below via the official press release:

A new series of the acclaimed crime drama Shetland was today recommissioned by BBC One highlighting BBC Scotland’s commitment to original British drama.

Produced by ITV Studios through BBC Scotland for BBC One, Shetland returns for a new six-part series (6x60) following the success of the recent second series which received 29.5% audience share in Scotland for the first four episodes (consolidated).

Starring Douglas Henshall in the lead role of DI Jimmy Perez, the drama is adapted from Ann Cleeves's successful Shetland quartet crime novels and as part of BBC Scotland’s aim of producing drama that shows and reflects life in Scotland.

Shetland was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama.

The Overflow : Top Trackx April 7 - April 13

Welcome to this week's (April 7 - April 13) overflow! That's all the trackx we wanted to binge eat chocolate eggs about but didn't get the chance to. They're all lined up bright and shiny below. So go on, get to it. Let us know what you think, download the ones you can, share 'em with your pals, and don't forget to support the artists you love.

Appearances by: All We Are, Brett, DWNTWN, Ghost Twins, GOODBYE CHANEL, Kwabs, Leisure Cruise, Plastic Plates, Saint Raymond, Say Lou Lou, Unicycle Loves You, Yannis...

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Listen Up! SIREN "I Think I Like You"

"Been there, done that, this tortured heart is not for wasting..."

Take a break and set your ears alight with the cool rejuvenating sounds of SIREN and "I Think I Like You", which you'll find pulsating below. There's no escaping those big rolling drums and snappy hooks. Totally magnetic!

Listen Up! The Sunshine Underground "Don't Stop" stream/video

The Sunshine Underground will release their S/T third album on May 19th and the glittering first single, "Don't Stop", is here to warm us up and set the mood. Ready? You best prepare yourself because this one's a banging thunderstorm of electric beats, blistering hooks, and rhythmic proficiency with not even a second of time or space wasted. We love it like candy so get in, give it a go!

The video...

LINE OF DUTY Series 3 & 4 Announced by BBC Two

Finally! Line of Duty has been officially and positively renewed!

Rumors have been flying regarding the shows possible return for weeks following a successful second series, and in an official press release today Adam Barker, Acting Controller of BBC Two, and Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, confirmed the good news that the police corruption thriller would indeed return not just for one series, but for two! Each consisting of 6 episodes.

Check out the details below:

BBC Two announces Jed Mercurio’s Line Of Duty commissioned for further two series

Marking its 50th anniversary, BBC Two has today announced that critically acclaimed Line Of Duty, written by Jed Mercurio, has been commissioned by for a third and fourth series from World Productions.

Series three and four, commissioned by Adam Barker, Acting Controller of BBC Two, and Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, will feature two new police corruption stories told over two series of six one-hour episodes.

The nation was gripped by series two of the original British drama, starring Keeley Hawes, last month with the final episode drawing an audience of 4.1 million viewers and a series average of 3.4 million and 12.3 per cent share. It was described as “Quite breath-taking”, “As good as writing gets” and “Impeccably performed” by the audience and critics alike.

Creator and writer, Jed Mercurio, says: “We’re profoundly grateful to the fans who not only watched Line Of Duty but also made it such a talking point, and to BBC Two for this rare and immensely flattering opportunity. For series three and four, I can promise two explosive new cases for AC-12, new guest stars as police officers investigated for corruption, further twists and turns from the loose ends of series two, and maybe even some surprise reappearances...”

Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama, commissioning adds: “Line Of Duty shows what the reinvestment of money in drama on BBC Two has achieved – unique, powerful and gripping drama that gets the nation talking. Bringing it back for two more years is the easiest decision I have made. The only thing to expect from the show is the unexpected so I’m excited to see where next twists and turns take the series.”

Simon Heath, Executive Producer, World Productions, adds: “We're delighted with the fantastic response to Line Of Duty and the commission of two further series. It's a great chance to go deeper into the murky world of AC-12 and testament to the creative collaboration between Jed, World and the BBC."

Line of Duty series two attracted a stellar British cast, with Keeley Hawes receiving flawless reviews for her performance as DI Lindsay Denton alongside Martin Compston as Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Vicky McClure as Detective Constable Kate Fleming, Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings and Mark Bonnar as Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden. They were joined by Jessica Raine as newly appointed Detective Constable Georgia Trotman before she was shockingly killed in episode one.

Line Of Duty was re-commissioned by Adam Barker, Acting Controller of BBC Two, and Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning.

The executive producers are Jed Mercurio and Simon Heath for World Productions, and Stephen Wright for BBC Northern Ireland.

The Overflow : Top Trackx March 31 - April 6

Welcome to this week's (March 31 - April 6) overflow! That's all the trackx we wanted to dance the Mamushka! about but didn't get the chance to. They're all lined up bright and shiny below. So go on, get to it. Let us know what you think, download the ones you can, share 'em with your pals, and don't forget to support the artists you love.

Appearances by: Baby Guru, Ben Khan, HighDesert, Hopium, Lust For Youth, MODERNS, Solomon Grey, Street Joy, Woman's Hour...

Woman's Hour [@womanshourband] - "Conversations"

Taken from the album 'Conversations' out July 14, 2014 on Secretly Canadian.

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Street Joy makes honeyed rock and roll that’s still rough around the edges--a rock and roll with Northern California roots that have thrived in the Southern California sun.

From the forthcoming "International" LP on Sacred Bones Records. Out June 10th, 2014

From the s/t album out April 15, 2014

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5 May 2014

CBC 2014-15 Season Pickups & Renewals: Heartland, Mr. d., Murdoch Mysteries, The Nature of Things, Republic of Doyle and more...

CBC Canada has announced its lineup of returning shows for the upcoming TV season including favorites Heartland, Mr.d, Murdoch Mysteries, and Republic of Doyle to name just a few. New outings Schitt's Creek, starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, and 1860's drama Strange Empire also make the cut. Details below:

Listen Up! Cut Copy "In These Arms Of Love"

There's something about Cut Copy's sound that manages to be incredibly familiar yet brand new all at the same time. It's right now but with a nostalgic and sentimental homesickness for everything the band has pumped out previously. As a listener the formula works perfectly, keeping us interested and excited for more but all the while never steering us too far from home. Try the swirling beauty of "In These Arms Of Love" below to see what we mean and watch for the 10" Record Store Day release backed with "Like Any Other Day".

April 4, 2014 - Bogota, Colombia @ Estereo Picnic Festival
April 6, 2014 - Lima, Peru @ Embarcadero 41
April 9, 2014 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic @ Teatro la Fiesta
April 12, 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ ABC
April 14, 2014 - Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
April 15, 2014 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Ritz
April 16, 2014 - London, United Kingdom @ Forum
April 17, 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
April 18, 2014 - Shjindel, Netherlands @ Paaspop Festival
April 21, 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
April 22, 2014 - Warsaw, Poland @ Basen
May 8, 2014 - Sydney, Australia @ Metro
May 9, 2014 - Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 10, 2014 - Brisbane, Australia @ Eton's Hill
May 23, 2014 - Vancouver, Canada @ Malkin Bowl
May 24, 2014 - The Gorge, USA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 26, 2014 - Calgary, Canada @ Flames Central
May 27, 2014 - Edmonton, Canada @ Union Hall
May 30, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
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