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Thursday 30 April 2020

Exclusive Chinese series The Victims' Game debuts worldwide today


Today marks the global premiere of Netflix’s exclusive Chinese series The Victims’ Game. The series is produced by Greener Grass Production, a winner of numerous Golden Bell Awards in Taiwan. The story is inspired by The Fourth Victim, a bestselling book written by Taiwanese mystery novelist INFINITY.

Starring accomplished actors like Joseph Chang, Wei-Ning Hsu and Shih-Hsien Wang, and featuring one of the most watched Chinese TV actresses, Ruby Lin, this exciting 8-episode mystery and investigation series is set to blow your mind.

Chief Executive Producer Han-xian Zeng says:
“Apart from eye-catching entertainment elements such as serial murder incidents, suspense reasoning plots, as well as stylised character settings, the essence of the story told in The Victims’ Game lies in humanity and love. The main character is a talented forensic expert and a father unable to express his feelings. By hunting down the perpetrators in a series of cases, he tries to rescue those in society who have given up on themselves. However, he also has a hidden agenda unknown to others.

What will happen next? With a level of emotional arousal rarely achieved in the crime investigation genre, this series hopes to resonate with audiences from Taiwan and the rest of the world and take them on a 9-hour mind-striking journey.

Chief producer Sheng-jung Tang adds that:
“The Victims’ Game not only preserves its original Taiwanese features, but also embraces a global perspective. This crime based series set in the local investigation environment of Taiwan, providing a brand-new vision to audiences throughout the world in a narrative way like no other. It is definitely a production that deserves worldwide attention. We hope that global audiences would come to know these talented cast and crew through this series!”

Netflix’s exclusive Chinese Series The Victims’ Game will be premiering globally on 30 April.

About The Victims’ Game
As a forensic detective with Asperger’s syndrome, Fang Yi-Jen detects key evidence in a mysterious murder and discovers that the evidence links to his estranged daughter. In order to find out the truth without being noticed by his police colleagues, he takes risks by utilising his forensic knowledge to mislead his irritable detective partner Chao Cheng-Kuan who is also on this case. In the meantime, he sets out to co-investigate with Hsu Hai-Yin, an adventurous journalist who holds important clues to the case. Fang Yi-Jen eventually realises that the key to the truth is not his excellent forensic knowledge but the feelings and emotions that have been long suppressed…



Wednesday 29 April 2020

Tom Allen to explore 65 years of TV adverts


Comedian Tom Allen is to delve into the advertising archives in a new series produced by Boundless for Channel 4.

Tom Allen: Ad Man (w/t) celebrates 65 years of the nation’s best-loved and most outrageous TV adverts, charting the changing values and attitudes of the UK along the way.

During a romp through six decades of the TV ads that made us gasp, laugh, cry and buy, Tom reveals what some of Britain’s most iconic ad campaigns really say about us. Over four episodes, he’ll take a smart look at the infamous and the long-forgotten, unearthing ads that could be baulked at or banned today, as well as revisiting the nostalgic, the heart-warming and the uplifting.

Tom will make viewers think as well as laugh, as he delves into the issues of gender, race, class and Britishness, and explores how our evolving attitudes to these issues have been reflected in the ads beamed into the nation’s living rooms.

Filmed from the comfort of Tom’s own home, Tom Allen: Ad Man (w/t) will feature playful spoofs and lots of laughs, alongside thought-provoking observations. It will be filmed with a self-shooting kit while Tom is self-isolating in the home he shares with his parents.

Tom Allen said: “I’m delighted to be analysing the world of advertising which, in our consumer age, has really dictated how we see ourselves. I don’t even know who I am unless I’m buying something! If I buy Ski Yoghurt - does that make me a health freak? If I choose Diet Coke - does that mean I should take my top off? Would drinking Cinzano make me Joan Collins??! Anyway, fingers crossed it’s just as glamourous as the programme Mad Men, but here’s hoping I don’t start smoking, drinking Scotch during the day and having an affair with my secretary.”

Monday 27 April 2020

Channel 4 announces 100 Ways to Make a Baby


Channel 4 has commissioned a 1x60 film which follows the journey of Jake and Hannah Graf as they become Britain’s most prominent transgender parents. Jake and Hannah announced the birth of their baby, Millie, on April 16th 2020, but their path to parenthood has had some unique challenges along the way.

Made by Parable and filmed over a year by director Gussy Sakula-Barry, the documentary follows the pair as they strive to turn their dream of starting a family into a reality, using Jake's embryos that he had frozen. As they embark on their unique experience, the couple face up to various ideas of what it means to be a parent in modern Britain and explore the options for surrogacy open to British people in the UK and abroad. With their Belfast-based surrogate's due date rapidly approaching and the country in lockdown, they have to race to Northern Ireland to make it in time for the birth.

Jake and Hannah married in 2018. Jake is a writer, filmmaker and actor known for his roles in The Danish Girl and Colette. Hannah was one the highest-ranking transgender officers in the British Army and has an MBE for her work with LGBT army personnel.

Jake and Hannah Graf said: “When we began the nail biting journey to parenthood, we could never have imagined the rollercoaster ride that would follow and the additional pressures and challenges that came with having our baby during a global pandemic. From finding our surrogate through lockdowns, C sections and struggling to register our baby, there has never been a dull moment, and this film will one day be the most incredible memento for the star of the show, our beautiful daughter Millie.”

Thursday 23 April 2020

Captain Tom's War

Captain Tom's War

Fri 08 May 2020 - 8.00pm - 8.30pm

Captain Tom Moore, Britain’s new national treasure, will tell the story of his part in World War Two for this new ITV documentary to be shown on VE Day.

The former British Army Officer who raised more than £28million for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden with his frame, actually fought in Burma and shares his memories of the conflict to draw attention to the “forgotten war” on the occasion.

Airing just a week after his own centenary celebrations, in this new programme Tom looks back on his time during the War in the brutal Burma campaign, as a million Allied troops from 40 nations attempted to repel the invading forces of Imperial Japan from the British colony over almost three years, between 1941 and 1944.

Captain Tom honours the soldiers who fought in what has since become known, with so much focus on the European battlefront and on VE Day, as 'The Forgotten War’, which finally came to an end in August 1945. 

The fact the Burma campaign, fought in what is now known as Myanmar, remains relatively unknown is a real bugbear for the Yorkshireman, which is why he committed to redressing the balance by making the programme.

Captain Tom’s War will also feature Tom’s daughters, Lucy and Hannah, who reveal family photos from their trip back to Burma.

Captain Tom entered officer training in 1940 at the age of 20, going on to serve in India before reaching Burma. There he was involved in the massive amphibious assault on Arakan, the instrumental part of recapturing the colony, before pushing on with his troops to the capital, Rangoon.

Featuring Captain Tom's recollections interwoven with archive footage, this programme aims to provide a stirring and vivid insight into both the conditions for those who went into battle, and the man himself.

This is a North One production for ITV

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker present from around the globe in The Last Leg: Locked Down Under

THREE HOSTS ACROSS THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AND ACROSS TWO HEMISPHERES….

The multi award-winning and triple BAFTA nominated entertainment series The Last Leg is returning to Channel 4 on Friday 8th May – but not quite as we know it. 

The Last Leg: Locked Down Under (4 x 60’) will attempt a TV first, a live comedy show with three hosts in three different locations at the same time. The show will take viewers on a global tour from Melbourne, to London and finally Huddersfield, as hosts Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker present from their respective homes to offer their unmatched satirical insight to current world events. In each episode, Adam, Josh and Alex will be joined by special guests, and as always, the audience at home will be encouraged to get involved using their Twitter hashtag #isitok.

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 said, “Adam, Josh and Alex will surely be setting a new record for the most socially distanced entertainment show on the planet by broadcasting live from their homes in Melbourne, London and Huddersfield. What can possibly go wrong?”

Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On starts Monday 4th May at 5.30pm on Channel 4

One of the country’s most loved couples, Richard and Judy are returning to teatime on Channel 4 to reveal their best reads to help the nation whilst we are all staying at home.  The 5x30’ fast turnaround series from Label1 will air over one week starting from 4th May.

Shot from their home, seasoned TV hosts and self-confessed bookworms Richard and Judy will be joined virtually by authors and celebrity guests who will discuss new releases and share their top recent reads.  

Richard Madeley said: “It is no secret that Judy and I are avid readers and we are excited to return to Channel 4 to share what we love with viewers. “

Judy Finnigan said: “Books can transport you to incredible places from the comfort of your sofa and so there is no better time to share our top picks for lockdown reads and hear from viewers, celebrities and authors about the books that have helped them whilst staying at home.”

Jimmy Carr: Comedian (2007) FULL SHOW


Live from London's Bloomsbury Theatre (in 2007, when it was filmed): Jimmy Carr - Comedian (Live) sees funnyman Jimmy Carr sharing his cynical, but always hilarious, take on life's little absurdities.

But don't let his deadpan delivery fool you--beneath that air of smug superiority lies a razor-sharp wit that he wields like a comedy Samurai, carving out little gems of sarcasm with each swipe.

Monday 20 April 2020

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins Series 2 - Programme Billings (1st two episodes)



EPISODE 1: DISCIPLINE

Monday 20 April, 9pm, Channel 4

Once again 12 Celebrities will leave their glamorous lives behind to take on the challenge of this unique version of SAS selection.

Chief Instructor Ant and his team of directing staff don’t care about their status, how successful they are or how big their fan base is. They will be asking the recruits to take on tougher challenges than they will have ever faced in their lives, pushing them to their limits. But can any of these famous recruits make it through to the end?


EPISODE 2: MINDSET

Monday 27 April, 9pm, Channel 4

In this second phase of SAS Selection, the celebrity recruits are tested on their mental and physical strength and whether they have the right mindset to complete selection.

This episode focuses on the youngest recruit, 24 year old YouTuber Jack Maynard, and the two oldest recruits on the course, 56 year old former footballer John Fashanu and 59 year old TV presenter, Anthea Turner, as they try and tackle the course with their very different mindsets. Not all of them will make it.

Each will face brutal tasks, including, a backwards helicopter dive into near freezing water, and a high adrenaline firearms task where they must make the life-changing decisions whether to shoot or not. Then showing some of the most aggressive behaviour witnessed in all of SAS: Who Dares Wins history, the celebrities struggle to control their aggression and the DS punish them. The episode starts with all 12 celebrities, but ends with just 9 recruits remaining.

Saturday 18 April 2020

First Look trailer released for Code 404, a Sky original comedy, launches on Sky One and NOW TV on 29 April


Today, Sky has released the First Look trailer for new original comedy, Code 404, starring Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin. All episodes will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV from Wednesday 29 April.

Detective Inspectors DI John Major (Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Graham) are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. Full of guilt and regret about Major’s untimely death, Roy turns to the only person who understands him, John’s wife, Kelly (Maxwell Martin). However, John gets a reboot. Chosen by the police as the prototype for a new A.I. driven initiative, John is brought back from the dead – much to the surprise of Roy and Kelly. He’d like to believe he’s better than ever, but something isn’t quite right…

The 6 x 30-minute police comedy is directed by Al Campbell and written by Daniel Peak. Executive producers include Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power Productions, Phil Temple for Kudos, part of EndemolShine UK and Morwenna Gordon for Sky. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland.

Thursday 16 April 2020

Saved By the Bell Reboot - Official Teaser Trailer (Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley)


Here's the first teaser trailer for Peacock's upcoming reboot of Saved By the Bell. When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.

TRAILER - Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins | Starts Monday 20th April 9pm


Twelve famous faces face one of the toughest tests of their lives, for Stand Up To Cancer. New series starts Monday 20th April 9pm.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is back on Channel 4 with twelve new well-known faces who think they have what it takes to pass SAS Selection. They will embark on the toughest test of their lives, facing a gruelling course in the challenging terrain of Scotland’s rugged West Coast.

The new celebrity recruits are TV personalities Katie Price and Joey Essex; TV presenters, Anthea Turner and Helen Skelton; ballroom dancer, Brendan Cole; former Premiership Footballer, John Fashanu; Hollyoaks actress, Nikki Sanderson; Youtuber, Jack Maynard; Paralympic Athlete, Lauren Steadman; Locksmith from Rudimental ; Radio 1Xtra DJ, Yasmin Evans and former boxing champion, Tony Bellew

Putting them through the toughest course yet is Chief Instructor, Ant Middleton and his team of Directing Staff, Foxy, Billy, Ollie and newest member Jay. The DS don’t care how famous the recruits are, how many followers they have or what they have done before this. As soon as they enter the selection process, their celebrity status will be stripped away.

Monday 13 April 2020

Gemma Collins is a Diva on Lockdown


ITV today announced the return of Diva Forever to ITVBe, with new title Diva on Lockdown.

The brand new series, made by Lime Pictures, will follow the nation's favourite diva and Queen of memes, Gemma Collins, as she deals with the Coronavirus lockdown and finds new ways of sharing her lifestyle with the nation.

Viewers will see how the icon of Essex has adapted to the UK being in lockdown. As working from home becomes the norm and with schools, restaurants and shops closed across the country, the GC says farewell to her film crew and instead, fixed-rig cameras will capture the nation’s favourite diva at home.

Before the lockdown, successful business woman Gemma Collins was searching for her new dream home and not only rubbing shoulders with famous faces, she was also mixing in Royal circles.

With Gemma closing the doors to her Brentwood shop, will the lockdown put her dream home and future in jeopardy?

Gemma Collins said:
“We were in the middle of filming my new series of Diva with loads of exciting stuff planned. But as you know, we’ve found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic. So here we are now…I’m standing in my living room, with fixed rig cameras all over my house to bring you Diva on Lockdown. You want the GC, so the GC found a new way of working. You’re going to see everything that I do in isolation. We’ll all be on our journey together.”

Gemma continued:
“I’m being filmed and I’ve also got the producers speaking in my ear so if it sounds as if I’m talking to myself…well maybe sometimes I am. I can guarantee though, what you see will definitely be 100% authentic GC. I hope it cheers you up in these difficult times.”

Tributes to Tim Brooke-Taylor


Statement from Tim Brooke-Taylor’s agent: “It is with great sadness that we announce Tim’s death early today from COVID-19. Joining Footlights in 1960 took him to providing a huge variety of splendid entertainment - television, radio, theatre, film, books, DVDs, CDs, quizzes, etc. - all of which he undertook with energy and a great sense of fun. We will remember him for so much but must just mention The Goodies and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. He had, of course, many fans whom he always treated cheerfully even after long and exhausting rehearsals and recordings. He was an exceptional client and a pleasure to represent. We’re grateful that we have so much of his work to view, read and listen to. In all the time with us and in all his showbiz work, he has been supported by Christine, his wife.”

Sioned Wiliam, Radio 4’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy, added: “Tim Brooke-Taylor had a long and distinguished career in comedy. He was charming, quick witted and a hugely skilful comic. He was much loved both by our listeners and by his colleagues, and he will be sorely missed by all at Radio 4.”

Graeme Garden said: “I am terribly saddened by the loss of a dear colleague and close friend of over 50 years. Tim and I met at Cambridge University in the early 1960s and have enjoyed working together almost constantly from that time onwards, on radio, stage, and TV. He was a funny, sociable, generous man who was a delight to work with. Audiences found him not only hilarious but also adorable. His loss at this dreadful time is particularly hard to bear, and my thoughts are with Christine, Ben, Edward and their families.”

Jack Dee said: “It has come as devastating news to hear that Tim has succumbed to this dreadful virus - especially when we all thought he was recovering. Tim was a delightful man and never anything but great company. It has always been one of the great joys of my career to work with someone who was part of the comedy landscape of my childhood. I can’t bear the thought of introducing I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue without being able to say: 'And on my right, Tim Brooke-Taylor…' Tim brought a unique quality to Clue. He was a proper team player, very generous as a performer, never egotistical and always more than delighted to set himself up as the butt of the joke. For me, his great comedy gift was playing the injured innocent and he did it with brilliance and a characteristic lightness of touch. It’s always heartbreaking to lose a loved one, but these times have created the cruelest of circumstances for that to happen in and my thoughts are with his wife Christine and all his family.”


Competition: Win The Good Karma Hospital - Series 1-3 Box Set on DVD


The Good Karma Hospital - Series 1-3 Box Set is out on DVD on 20th April.

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

Synopsis
For a spoonful of sun-drenched TV medicine, it’s time to head back to The Good Karma Hospital and the stunning shores of South India for a third series of the popular ITV drama. Following its run this spring, The Good Karma Hospital Series 3 arrives on DVD thanks to Acorn Media International, alongside The Good Karma Hospital Complete Series 1 – 3 DVD Box Set on 20 April 2020.

The close-knit, hardworking team at the run down, but resourceful medical centre in the tropical Indian coastal town, led by the formidable Dr Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman – New Tricks), and junior doctor Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia – Game of Thrones), must face their most shocking case yet when one of their own team is injured in a vicious acid attack.

Meanwhile, Ruby’s simmering relationship with Dr Gabriel Varma (James Krishna Floyd – Of Kings and Prophets) must contend with the arrival of Dr Aisha Ray (Priyanka Bose – Lion), a glamorous older surgeon from Gabriel’s past who sweeps into town on the miracle train, which provides life-saving surgeries with the latest equipment.

Lydia’s boyfriend Greg (Neil Morrissey – Line of Duty) has his life turned upside down when his whirlwind daughter Tommy (Scarlett Alice Johnson – Eastenders) blows into town out of the blue, forcing him to reconnect with his past. But when a surprise illness strikes, no beloved character is safe…could it be the end for one our favourites?

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COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 27-04-20
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.

Friday 10 April 2020

ITV2 invites viewers to Home Alone with Joel Dommett


ITV2 announced today ‘Home Alone with Joel Dommett,’is set to transmit on Sunday nights from 19th April at 10pm.

Comedian Joel Dommett hosts this anarchic show providing the perfect antidote to being stuck indoors. With the country heeding stay at home advice, people are becoming increasingly inventive with filling their days in entertaining ways and this show will celebrate the best of them!

Broadcasting straight from the house he shares with his wife Hannah, Joel will give a hilarious window into his home life and provide a celebration of the uplifting, fun and ridiculous things Britain is getting up to as they pass the time.

From celebrity call-ins to comedy interviews and games with self-isolated viewers, Home Alone with Joel Dommett will bring everyone together at home with a much needed dose of joy and warmth.

Joel Dommett said: “I'm so excited to try and cheer up the nation in this extraordinary time from my own home. I have limited resources - a camera, the internet and my wife. We could either make porn, or a show for ITV2.  We decided on the latter - although both would make people laugh.”

First Look: The Real Housewives of Cheshire Series 11


Series 11 of the hit series launches on ITVBe this spring.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back for series 11 of the hit ITVBe show with even more fun, frolics and fabulousness. Launching this spring, the 7x60’ series will be followed by the Reunion show.

Dawn Ward, Ester Dohnalov√°, Hanna Kinsella, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra and Tanya Bardsley will all return to our screens for series 11. They will be joined by beloved housewife Lauren Simon, who is also set to come back and Christine McGuiness who returns as a guest. But how will the ladies fare when another housewife is brought into the fold?

New addition, Nicole Sealey is famous in Cheshire for her no-nonsense attitude. Business woman, mother and self-proclaimed ‘ball-buster’, Nicole isn’t your typical Cheshire Housewife. Originally from London, she is a recent addition to the affluent golden triangle, after she moved to Wilmslow five years ago with her husband, Joe, son of Manchester United legend Les Sealey. Together with her husband, Nicole owns a personal training company, NEON PT and gym. She also runs her own railway recruitment company. In addition to these businesses, the couple have recently put in a bid to takeover Macclesfield Town Football club. If they are successful, Nicole will become the third woman in the UK to own a football club.

Nicole Sealey commented:
“Since moving to Cheshire five years ago with my family, I’ve come across many of The Real Housewives, but joining the show is a brilliant opportunity to get to know all of them better. I’m proud to join such an amazing and powerful group of women. I can’t wait to get started!”

The new series picks up with life as busy as ever at Warford Hall. As Dawn and the Ward family start to plan for Darby’s wedding, it’s time for Ester to move out as she starts to question her place in Cheshire and where her future lies. Newlywed Hanna starts to consider how becoming a mother might impact on her perfect life with Martin, whilst Rachel starts to explore the dating scene. Seema and Tanya also look to expand their businesses – but will Tanya’s new crystal venture stimulate the excitement she hopes for? And how will Lauren settle back in?   

Lauren Simon commented:
“Having been a cast member since the very beginning, I’m honoured to be making my return to the show. The cast and crew are like a family to me and after a particularly difficult year, I’m over the moon to be able to come back and have some fun with my girlies!” 

That Peter Crouch Podcast returning for series four


That Peter Crouch Podcast will return for series four on Wednesday 15 April.

Recorded from their own homes, Peter Crouch, Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce to help keep the nation entertained through the UK lockdown

*Two brand new episodes per week, every Wednesday and Friday
*Big special guests to feature on the podcast every Friday
*Crouch to tell stories behind classic football shirts collected in his career

With the UK population in lockdown, Peter Crouch, Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce have announced the swift return of their podcast.

Recording from their own homes, the boys will be #BackStronger, releasing two episodes every week on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Peter Crouch says: “Normally, we’d have a few months off between series. But these aren’t normal times, as me currently acting as my children’s maths teacher indicates… so we’re pulling our fingers out and recording series four of the podcast from our separate homes. I’ll be plugging in devices I don’t understand and hoping they work. If nothing else, it’s got to be better than me teaching maths.”

As well as the usual football chat and insights, Peter, Chris and Tom will share what’s been keeping them occupied whilst in self-isolation.

This week, Crouch discusses re-discovering the vast collection of football shirts that he’s acquired throughout his career. Each Wednesday starting next week, Crouch will wear one shirt of particular significance and share the story and context behind it. Listeners can expect windows into big moments and players from his career, as well as the usual conversational tangents. These episodes will also feature listener questions for Crouch, as well as ongoing chats about their day-to-days in self-isolation.

On Fridays, the boys are set to be joined by special guests from the footballing world. Last series saw Premier League referee Mike Dean guest in a one-off episode, as well as contributions from the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Lucy Benjamin and Lloyd Grossman during the series finale Parched special.

Monday 6 April 2020

Competition: Win Babylon Berlin - Series 3 on DVD


Babylon Berlin - Series 3 is out on DVD on 13th April.

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

Synopsis
SEX, DRUGS and jazz club hedonism, welcome back to the Weimar Republic. The critically acclaimed, multi award winning hit German period drama Babylon Berlin returns for its third series as Inspector Gereon Rath delves deeper into the tangled web of political corruption of inter-war Berlin.

Making waves at home and internationally, having cracked the 100-territory mark in 2019, Babylon Berlin Series Three is set to arrive on digital 11 April and DVD 13 April 2020 courtesy of Acorn Media International after its run on Sky Atlantic, alongside the Babylon Berlin Series One to Three Box Set.

The lavish, 40 million dollar series is Germany’s most expensive drama to date, and explores a metropolis in turmoil: poverty stands in stark contrast to the excessive indulgence of the night life in a city on the brink.

Series three begins in the Autumn of 1929, during the tumultuous weeks before Black Friday’s stock market crash, and 10 months after the turbulent events of the second series. Inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) and Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries) are assigned to investigate the violent death of a silent film actress. As talkies start conquering the big screen and Berlin becomes a hub of modern cinema, the pair soon realise the film industry is as rotten as the criminal underworld they are all too familiar with.

In the meantime, political extremists regather their forces and democracy itself is under more threat than ever. As the rise of national socialism confronts growing communist factions, time is ticking inexorably towards the inevitability of war once more…

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COMPETITION CLOSED


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1. Closing date 20-04-20
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.

Thursday 2 April 2020

All-star line-up announced for the new series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins


Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is back on Channel 4 with twelve new well-known faces who think they have what it takes to pass SAS Selection. They will embark on the toughest test of their lives, facing a gruelling course in the challenging terrain of Scotland’s rugged West Coast.

The new celebrity recruits are TV personalities Katie Price and Joey Essex; TV presenters, Anthea Turner and Helen Skelton; ballroom dancer, Brendan Cole; former Premiership Footballer, John Fashanu; Hollyoaks actress, Nikki Sanderson; Youtuber, Jack Maynard; Paralympic Athlete, Lauren Steadman; Locksmith from Rudimental ; Radio 1Xtra DJ, Yasmin Evans and former boxing champion, Tony Bellew

Putting them through the toughest course yet is Chief Instructor, Ant Middleton and his team of Directing Staff, Foxy, Billy, Ollie and newest member Jay. The DS don’t care how famous the recruits are, how many followers they have or what they have done before this. As soon as they enter the selection process, their celebrity status will be stripped away.

With this series returning to Scotland - the homeland of the SAS - the celebrity recruits will leave their glamourous lives behind and live together in a derelict farmstead on the remote island of Raasay, where they will be exposed to Scotland’s unforgiving weather, harsh landscape and volatile seas.

Facing a series of terrifying and brutal challenges, they’ll be forced to confront surprising truths about themselves, to discover their true self. Will they have what it takes to make it through this unique version of SAS selection?

Chief Instructor, Ant Middleton said: “If these celebrities turn up with an ego, they won’t last 24 hours.  There are no short cuts, there are no easy options.  They think they know what’s coming but trust me, they are going to get the absolute shock of their lives.”

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is a Minnow Films production for Channel 4. The Executive Producers are Sophie Leonard, Grace Reynolds and Warren Smith, the Series Producer is Hannah Lowes and Channel 4 Commissioner for Specialist Factual is Jonah Weston.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins will return to Channel 4 soon.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Lennie James' award-winning 'Save Me Too' returns tonight + Lesley Manville joins stellar cast


LENNIE JAMES makes a welcome return to our screens for the hugely anticipated second series of his gripping, gritty thriller Save Me. The hit Sky original drama is set to have audiences enthralled once again as Save Me Too hits TV screens this Spring.

From the multi-award-winning producers of Line Of Duty this unflinching British drama is written by and stars the multi-talented Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Line of Duty) as our favourite yellow jacket wearing East End charmer Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, who will stop at nothing to save his loved ones.

The new series, which is set to air on Sky Atlantic and arrives on DVD and digital on 8 June 2020, sees the stunning ensemble cast of great British acting talent return, including Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Stephen Graham (White House Farm, The Irishman) Susan Lynch (Killing Eve, Happy Valley) , Kerry Godliman (Adult Material, After Life), Jason Flemyng (The Missing, A Christmas Carol) and Adrian Edmonson (Eastenders, Bancroft). They are joined by award-winning actor Lesley Manville (Mum, Phantom Thread), who takes a pivotal role in the thriller.

Following the disappearance of Nelly Rowe’s 13-year-old daughter Jody and his heart wrenching, dangerous quest to find her, we return to the heart of the East End where he’s still desperately searching for answers. It’s seventeen months since Nelly rescued vulnerable young woman Grace whilst looking for Jody. Can she provide clues to Jody’s fate, or will she derail his fraught mission to find his daughter at any cost – with potentially terrible consequences for him and those close to him? Special features include: Behind-the-scenes feature

All episodes of Save Me Too are available on Sky Atlantic on demand and NOW TV on 1st April