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Sunday, 15 September 2019

The first official trailer for The New Pope, from Academy Award winning director Paolo Sorrentino


The first official teaser trailer from the Sky, HBO and Canal+ original limited series, The New Pope, has been revealed, featuring Jude Law and John Malkovich.


The New Pope, written by Paolo Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises, marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy.

All nine episodes are directed by Paolo Sorrentino. The cast features two-time Academy Award® nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich.  Returning cast from The Young Pope include Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier and Maurizio Lombardi. New cast for the limited series are Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir and Massimo Ghini. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Competition: Win Deep Water - Original TV Soundtrack


Deep Water - Original TV Soundtrack is out on CD on September 20th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on CD to give away.

Synopsis
Deep Water, a raw and unpolished score to ITV’s gripping new drama starring Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar.

Multi-award winning actresses Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar star in the gripping, emotional thriller, Deep Water. Set against the beautiful and imposing backdrop of the Lake District, the series is written by BAFTA-nominated Anna Symon (Indian Summers, Mrs Wilson) and adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author Paula Daly.Toydrum are a Brighton based electronic music duo formed in 2013 by Pablo Clements and James Griffith. The pair met in 2007 when they were both recruited for UNKLE for live and in the studio work. Clements and Griffith both instantly clicked and knew they had something special. After they exited UNKLE they decided to build a studio on the Brighton seafront. Recent scores from them include London Fields, Detour, Future World and Prevenge, the latter featuring on a number of end of year lists for score of the year.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

What is the name of the 13th track on the album? (Hint check the amazon link above)

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@jonn.co.uk

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 30-09-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber join The Serpent - an astonishing crime drama for BBC One and Netflix



Jenna Coleman (Victoria, The Cry, Doctor Who), Billy Howle (MotherFatherSon, Dunkirk, On Chesil Beach) and Ellie Bamber (Les Misérables, Nocturnal Animals, The Falling) have been cast in lead roles in The Serpent.


Filming has now begun on the Mammoth Screen-produced series, which as previously announced will co-star Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobrhaj, one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century.

Jenna Coleman will play Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Sobhraj's partner and frequent accomplice, with Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber cast as Herman and Angela Knippenberg.

Charles Sobhraj (Rahim) was the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal's 'Hippie Trail' in 1975 and 1976. Psychopath, con man, thief and master of disguise, having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol's most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents.

When Herman Knippenberg (Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj's intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see Knippenberg seek to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes.

On joining The Serpent, Jenna Coleman says: "The Serpent intoxicated me into the dark seductive world of Charles Sobhraj. I'm so looking forward to delving into hippie trail depths and bringing to life this unfathomable real life story alongside Tahar, Billy, Ellie, Tom, Richard and the wonderful cast and production team for the BBC and Netflix."

Billy Howle says: "When I heard about the story behind The Serpent, I couldn't believe what I was reading. What an interesting role, in a fascinating story, with a brilliant team behind it - shooting in such a great part of the world, as well. I feel really fortunate to be a part of this project."

Ellie Bamber says: "I'm so honoured to join forces with Billy, Jenna, Tahar and The Serpent's incredibly accomplished cast and production team. Discovering the Knippenbergs' story has been every bit as inspiring as it is fascinating.

Emeli Sandé’s Street Symphony




Multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé mixes a diverse melting pot of musical talent in an inspiring new four-part BBC Scotland series.


In Emeli Sandé's Street Symphony, the renowned recording artist tours the streets of Scotland and hand-picks her six favourite busking performers spanning the genres of pop, soul, country, classical, funk and rock.

Bringing several musical worlds together in harmony, she then gives her selected soloists, duos and groups the opportunity to join her for a uniquely uplifting concert with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the guidance of world-class orchestral conductor John Logan, at the illustrious City Halls in Glasgow.

The result is a truly magical musical journey, where songs and stories merge to celebrate the connection between people from different walks of life and their shared passion for music.

The series starts a four-week run on the BBC Scotland Channel at 10pm on Thursday 19 September, just after the 13 September release of the singer's third studio album, Real Life.

Executive Producer David Staite says: "Street Symphony explores the stories behind the musicians we see on our streets every day and looks at how their raw, pared-back performances can be escalated to something spine-tingling.

"Emeli was the perfect fit for the programme because she is genuinely appreciative of the talent that's out there on our streets and she's passionate about giving our buskers the recognition they deserve.

"Over the course of the programmes, we also invite Emeli to recall her own musical story, to look back over her early years growing up in Alford, Aberdeenshire, and at her time as a student at Glasgow University. She explains how people and places shaped her during that time and influenced the performer and writer that she is today."

All episodes of Sky original Catherine The Great starring Helen Mirren launch on Thursday 3 October


All episodes of the four-part Sky original drama Catherine The Great have been confirmed to air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV on Thursday 3 October, with a linear playout at 9pm.

Starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren as the iconic Russian Empress alongside Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear, the series follows the latter years of the Catherine The Great’s reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), amid a backdrop of scandal, intrigue and immense conflict.

Unable to publicly marry, Catherine and Potemkin’s story is one of obsessive love for each other and their country as they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries to build Russia’s reputation as one of the great European powers of the 18th Century.

Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by BAFTA and Emmy® Award-winning Philip Martin (The Crown), Catherine The Great is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. It is the third commission from Sky and HBO’s global drama partnership, which to date has included The Young Pope and Chernobyl, which recently received 19 Emmy® Award nominations.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Competition: Win UFO - Original TV Soundtrack on Audio CD


UFO Original TV Soundtrack is out on CD on September 13th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on CD to give away.

Synopsis
After a decade of creating pioneering puppet series made for children, Gerry & Sylvia Anderson took their first steps into live-action, with the 1969 feature film Doppelganger (re-titled outside Britain as Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun).

This science-fiction film approached its outer space subject matter with a gritty realism, and would set the tone for what was to be their first live-action television series: UFO. This new series took as a starting point the pioneering work of Dr Christiaan N. Barnard, the surgeon who performed the world's first heart transplant operation. In UFO a dying race of aliens travel across vast distances of space to harvest organs from human beings to help ensure their own survival. To combat this threat the United Nations created SHADO, a top-secret organisation utilising the latest technology available to defend the Earth.

To complement the series, the Andersons frequent musical collaborator Barry Gray created a multifaceted score that gave the programme its own musical identity. Elegantly crafted and a firm favourite with Barry Gray fans, the sound of UFO, particularly its ethereal "World Music" closing credits is, quite simply, a joy. Includes a bonus track, Trampoline performed by The Spencer Davis Group from the episode Ordeal.


Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

What is the name of the second track on the album? (Hint check the amazon link above)

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@jonn.co.uk

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 23-09-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

DIRECTOR HWANG DONG-HYUK TO PRODUCE NEW KOREAN ORIGINAL SERIES, ROUND SIX


Award-winning director Hwang Dong-hyuk will produce a new Korean original series, Round Six.

Round Six is a story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win ten million US dollars. The game takes place at an unknown location, and the participants are locked up until there is a final winner. The story will incorporate popular children’s games from the 1970s and 1980s of Korea, such as squid game, literal translation of its Korean name, which is a type of tag where offense and defense use a squid-shaped board drawn in the dirt.

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk is known for his latest work, The Fortress (2017), for which he won numerous prestigious awards, including best screenplay at Blue Dragon Film Awards. For audiences outside Korea, Hwang is also well associated with a huge box office hit Miss Granny (2014), which has been adapted in many Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“I’m already thrilled at the prospect of introducing Round Six to global audience through Netflix. I also have high expectations for the great collaborative work I’ll be having with them,” explains Hwang as this is his first time working with the global entertainment company.

Round Six will be available only on Netflix, with its launch date to be announced at a later time.