Tuesday, 18 September 2018
In this second series of Bad Move, the rose-tinted fantasy of an idyllic country lifestyle proves to be further away than ever from Nicky (Kerry Godliman) and Steve (Jack Dee). Their crumbling wreck of a house continues to throw problems at them - they have to deal with everything from an infestation of moths to a septic tank that's 'backing up' as Ken charmingly puts it.
Steve is about to land a big contract for his web design business. It would provide Nicky and Steve with a much needed financial lifeline.
Imelda, the potential client, is a highly successful interior designer. A meeting at her office goes well – but in an attempt to impress her, Steve foolishly brags about the amazing renovation job that he and Nicky have done to their idyllic country cottage. It's a lie that comes back to haunt him when Imelda announces that she wants to come out and see it. The chances of landing the contract seem slim – especially as Nicky has just discovered that the drain smell in the house is being caused by a septic tank that's 'backing up' as her father Ken charmingly puts it.
Stand up comedian Tim Vine hosts the comedy quiz in which two teams of football supporters, managed by The Chase’s Paul Sinha and Olympic Gold medallist Sam Quek, play against each other in a game of virtual football by answering football related questions.
Episode 1 - West Bromwich Albion v Wimbledon
In this week’s big match, Paul Sinha’s team of AFC Wimbledon supporters take on Sam Quek’s side of West Bromwich Albion fans but which team manager will be lifting the Football Genius trophy at full time?
Tue 25 Sep 2018
10.00pm - 10.30pm
Hollywood action hero Dolph Lundgren of Rocky, Universal Soldier and The Expendables blockbusters as well as upcoming films Aquaman and Creed 2, will challenge members of the public to a combination of physical challenges and quiz questions. Contestants who manage to make their way to the top of the ‘tower’ will whisk their mates off on holiday.
Iconic Hollywood villain Dolph Lundgren challenges team captain Jake, along with his dad Ron, brother Levi and boyfriend Tomas, to a series of games based on classic action movies. The boys from Caerphilly must fight their way up 53 storeys and make it all the way to the Penthouse… alive. But fail a task and there’s only one way down. Through the window.
There’s a luxury holiday to New York city and a bundle of cash on the line but only if they can beat Dolph and Take the Tower.
Tue 25 Sep 2018
9.00pm - 10.00pm
Monday, 17 September 2018
As a father and principal of a high school that also serves as a safe haven in a neighborhood overrun by violence, Jefferson Pierce is a hero to his community. He’s also a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he keeps his hometown safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning.
Saturday, 15 September 2018
The Belfast-born guitarist Vivian Campbell launches a new six-part series on BBC Radio Ulster. Vivian is best known as the guitarist with 100 million album selling rock act Def Leppard, who are currently on a world tour.
Over the course of the series, beginning on Tuesday 18 September at 10pm, Vivian plays the music that has inspired him throughout his life, as he shares stories from his journey with Dio, Whitesnake and Def Leppard.
Listeners can look forward to hearing the greatest rock music in the world, along with some Irish classics, which have caught Vivian’s ear and those of his colleagues.
Vivian says: "I'm thrilled and honoured to be doing this series of radio shows for BBC Radio Ulster. It's been a wonderful reminder to me of the joy and power of music and how it's shaped my life. Like pieces of a puzzle, each song completes another part of the picture and that excitement is felt all over again.”
Viv Campbell, BBC Radio Ulster, Tuesday 18 September at 10pm and online at: www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster
Friday, 14 September 2018
BBC Four has acquired six-part drama Mystery Road, based on Ivan Sen’s acclaimed feature film. The series will air weekly as a double-bill on BBC Four, starting from 9pm on Saturday 22 September.
Mystery Road was produced by by Bunya Productions for ABC Australia in association with all3media international, six-part drama Mystery Road has been acquired by BBC Four from all3media international.
Set against big landscapes and stunning scenery, Mystery Road stars Aaron Pedersen as detective Jay Swan, who is sent to the remote outback town of Patterson for what he thinks will be a simple investigation into the disappearance of two young jackaroos. Partnered with tough local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), their investigation will gradually unpeel the layers of the town, as Jay’s ability to hunt beneath the surface reveals crimes and miscarriages of justice that stretch back into Patterson’s history. In solving the mystery of the missing boys, Jay and Emma - and the town - will learn a hard lesson - that you have to be truthful about your past to understand your present, and to have any sort of future.
Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “Mystery Road is set in a uniquely stark and beautiful landscape and features a cast of some of the best acting talent around. We’re thrilled to be bringing this compelling and visually stunning drama to BBC viewers”
Caroline Stephenson, SVP at EMEA North at all3media international, adds: “Mystery Road is a perfect show for BBC Four - its distinct Outback setting and Australian Noir approach to the crime genre will be relished by the channel's discerning drama audience.”
Written by Michaeley O’Brien (Underbelly) and directed by Rachel Perkins (Redfern Now, Jasper Jones), Mystery Road is produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpson, alongside executive producers Sally Riley and Ivan Sen.