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Sunday 31 May 2020

Competition: Win Flack - Series 1-2 Box Set on DVD

Flack - Series 1-2 Box Set is out on DVD on 8th June.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

JUGGLING WITH Saturday evening TV presenters harbouring dark secrets and an elderly environmental celebrity who may or may not have got a bit too hands on, as well as a romantic tryst between a high profile couple and a sporting superstar that resulted in a baby… It’s all in a day’s work for Robyn (Anna Paquin – True Blood, X-Men) and the Mills Paulson PR agency.

The queens of spin are back to help to fix those PR nightmares in W Channel’s darkly comic drama Flack which returns after its critically acclaimed first series gripped audiences last year. Flack Series 2 arrives on DVD thanks to Acorn Media International, alongside the Flack Series 1 and 2 DVD Box Set on 8th June 2020.

Following the success of Scorsese’s The Irishman, Hollywood star Anna Paquin returns to the small screen as Robyn, the high-flying publicity guru at Mills Paulson PR, who can make her clients' bad situations better with some expert spin, but when it comes to her own life things are never quite so straightforward.

Sophie Okonedo (Chimerica, Wanderlust) continues her reign as tyrannical boss Caroline, while hedonistic PR powerhouse Eve (Lydia Wilson – Requiem, Ripper Street) and naïve intern Melody (Rebecca Benson – Game of Thrones, The White Princess) are back for more crazy crisis management in the wild world of high stakes public relations.

And as well as wrestling with celebrities’ problems and issues, the staff at Mills Paulson have their own problems, there’s Robyn’s life changing situation, a face from the past returning and the threat of an ownership battle for the agency itself.

Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Peaky Blinders), joins the cast as Caroline’s ex Duncan, while guest stars include Jane Horrocks (Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0).

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 15-06-20
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.

Competition: Win Bulletproof - Series 2 on DVD

Bulletproof - Series 2 is out on DVD on 8th June.

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

DIVE DEEP undercover with London’s finest, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, as they return to the crime-filled streets in the second series of Bulletproof. Mixing drama, action and comedy in a fresh take on the police buddy genre, Bulletproof Series 2 and the Series 1 and 2 Box Set arrive on DVD & digital 8 June and 15th June from Acorn Media International.

Acclaimed actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, Star Trek: Into the Darkness) and chart-topping rapper turned respected actor Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Hustle), lead the action as two undercover cops tasked with bringing down the East End's toughest criminals in this Sky original series co-created by the pair.

Adrenalin-fuelled and packed with laughs as well as high-octane action, as all buddy-cop aficionados know, the key to its success is the bromance and banter between Officer Ronnie Bishop (Clarke) and Senior Officer Aaron Pike (Walters). By-the-book, family man Pike and raised-on-the-streets Bishop may come from different backgrounds, but they work brilliantly together…even if things don’t always go to plan.

Picking up a year after the events of the explosive first series, series two finds Bishop burying himself in work and one-night-stands, while Pike tries to balance his job with his family. Soon the pair are drawn into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the Markides, a notorious and elusive crime family who exist in the shadowy world of narcotics, people-trafficking and money-laundering. As the lines between good and evil, friend and foe, become blurred, will going undercover push the boys to breaking point?

New additions to the team include a young officer with questionable intentions, and a new Deputy Director who takes a keen interest in our team…but will he help or hinder them? Facing love, loss, and ghosts of the past, Bishop and Pike must go further than they ever have before to save those they love, and each other. It’s a good thing they’re Bulletproof.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 15-06-20
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 29 May 2020

Reality Z - Official Trailer - Netflix Brasil

Netflix's first Brazilian zombie series, Reality Z got an official trailer this Wednesday. Set to premiere on June 10th, Reality Z is adapted and developed for a continuous series format by the award-winning Brazilian director, screenwriter and executive producer Cláudio Torres, based on the acclaimed British horror miniseries Dead Set, created by Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror). A tribute to fans of the genre, the visceral show combines British irony with Brazilian tropicalist anthropophagy, and has the city of Rio de Janeiro as the background for the story.

An ode to horror, humor and pop culture, Reality Z narrates in 10 episodes a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olympus. On one eviction night, the studio becomes a safe haven for those seeking salvation in a city where madness and horror come to reign.

In the video revealed today, it is possible to cross the walls that isolate the reality show participants from the exterior world and get to know the great self-sustaining fortress, now threatened by the zombies outside and by the vile human nature inside. Witness what other survivors are willing to do to take over the Greek-inspired palace. In addition to satire on reality shows, the series delves into what is the most profound aspect in the zombie genre: the human drama.

With striking Brazilian characters as in the fantastic cinema, who were incorporated into the reboot in an unprecedented way, the series has a great cast. The list includes Anna Hartmann (Nina)​, Luellem de Castro (Teresa), Guilherme Weber (Brandão), Emílio de Mello (Alberto Levi), Ravel Andrade (Léo)​, João Pedro Zappa (TK), Julia Ianina (Cristina), Pierri Baitelli (Robson), Jesus Luz (Lucas), special guest Sabrina Sato (Divina), special guest Carla Ribas (Ana), Gabriel Canela (Marcos), Natália Rosa (Veronica), Leandro Daniel (Augusto), Hanna Romanazzi (Jéssica), Arlinda Di Baio (Cleide), and Wallie Ruy (Madonna).

Reality Z is executive produced by Cláudio Torres and Renata Brandão. Cláudio also shares the series direction with Rodrigo Monte, and signs the script with João Costa. This is the first collaboration between Netflix and Conspiração, Brazilian independent producing company that has the highest number of International Emmy nominations in the market.

The Third Special From Jo Koy Is Set To Premiere Globally On Netflix June 12, 2020

For the first time ever, comedian Jo Koy takes Netflix to the Philippines in his new special, Jo Koy: In His Elements. Koy celebrates his heritage by telling jokes about life as a Filipino-American while highlighting the culture of Manila. Koy uses this opportunity to shine a light on other Filipino-American performers by welcoming to the stage famed breakdancer Ronnie, Grammy-winning producer !llmind, singer/songwriter Iñigo Pascual, and comedians Andrew Lopez, Joey Guila, and Andrew Orolfo. Jo Koy:

In His Elements premieres globally on Netflix on June 12, 2020.

More at www.netflix.com/JoKoyInHisElements

The filming of the first Icelandic Netflix series Katla has begun

Photo Credit: Netflix / Lilja Jonsdottir

The filming of the first Icelandic Netflix series Katla has begun. The cast includes Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, Íris Tanja Flygenring, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Baltasar Breki and Björn Thors from Iceland and Aliette Opheim and Valter Skarsgård from Sweden among others. The series is created by the award winning director Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped, Everest) and produced by RVK Studios.

One year after the outbreak of a violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vík has been dramatically disturbed with the eruption still active.  The ice near the volcano has been melting, the area has been evacuated and only a few remaining people manage to provide the necessary community service in the village, which is now only accessible by crossing the Markarfljót river.  The grand area has turned out to be somewhat apocalyptic and Vík is declared a danger zone.     

Mysterious elements, that have been deeply frozen into the glacier from prehistoric times, start to emerge from the melting ice with consequences no one could ever have foreseen

– I‘m really excited about being a part of this ambitious project. My part as GRÍMA is certainly a challenge, but working with Baltasar you just know that it will turn out right. He‘s really great to work with as director.  While he gives his actors space to develop their characters and is always open to ideas and suggestions, he knows exactly how he wants things done and you can always be sure that he’ll catch you if you go off track and direct you right back on it, says Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð.

Photo Credit: Netflix / Lilja Jonsdottir

Katla  is created by internationally recognized and acclaimed director Baltasar Kormákur.

– After extensive casting sessions, we put together an amazing ensemble cast, mixed with some of Iceland‘s finest and most experienced actors as well as brilliant young emerging talent. I‘m very confident with the choices we made and thoroughly enjoy working with all of them, says Baltasar Kormákur.

The cast also includes Haraldur Ari Stefánsson, Birgitta Birgisdóttir, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, jörn Ingi Hilmarsson and Aldís Amah Hamilton along with the 9-year old Hlynur Atli Harðarson.

The team writing the story behind the eight part series is in addition to Baltasar Kormákur, co-creators Sigurjón Kjartansson, Davíð Már Stefánsson and  Lilja Sigurðardóttir and produced by RVK Studios.  Katla will launch on Netflix worldwide. Launch date is still to be announced.

 Find out more about Katla on www.netflix.com/katla

Sky Sports will show 64 live Premier League games, and make 25 available free to air

The Premier League season will provisionally restart on Wednesday 17th June, and as the UK’s leading football broadcaster, Sky will make 25 games available ‘free-to-air’ for everyone in the UK to enjoy, including Everton v Liverpool on the opening weekend.

With 92 Premier League matches of the current season remaining, Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch 39 exclusive live games with a further 25 available more widely via Sky’s free-to-air ‘Pick’ Channel and simulcast on Sky Sports, allowing the whole nation to be part of the return of live sport.

To celebrate the return of the Premier League, Sky Sports will also launch a host of innovative new features and updates to give fans an even more immersive experience and share the moments live with family and friends on virtual platforms.

Since live football games were postponed in early March, Sky has supported the Premier League’s ambition to restart when Government health and safety advice allowed.

Sky CEO and EVP, UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen said: “The return of live sport is a big moment for the country, and we want the nation to join us. Sky has partnered with the Premier League and its clubs for nearly thirty years, and the strength of our partnership has never been more important. Our commitment to showing 25 matches ‘free to air’ for the first time in the history of Sky Sports recognises the unique times we are in, and our desire to play our part.

“We have developed some terrific new innovations to give football fans the very best experience of watching live sport, when going to the match with family and friends isn’t possible, and we look forward to sharing these with football fans shortly.”

ITV Racing to broadcast 21 races on first weekend as British racing resumes

ITV Racing is planning to resume broadcasting with three days of top class racing from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June showing seven races a day and including three Group Ones, The Coronation Cup and Qipco 2000 and 1000 Guineas.

The show will be presented by Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani and they will be joined by expert Jason Weaver. The team will be based at home, as will the direction and production team of the show, using innovative technology and adhering to social distancing guidelines. Richard Hoiles will be based off site in a commentary booth.

The Opening Show will also return on Saturday 6 June on ITV4 9.30-10.30am, presented from home by Oli Bell and joined by Matt Chapman, Jason Weaver and Richard Hoiles.

Full schedule listed below.

ITV Racing was last broadcast on ITV4 on Saturday 21 March from Thurles in Ireland.  The Virtual Grand National, shown on ITV on Saturday 4 April was watched by 4.8 million people. 

Friday 5 June, ITV4, 1.30-4pm

1.50 The Race Five Handicap Stakes
2.25 The Abernant Stakes (Group 3)
3.00 The Paradise Stakes (Listed)
3.35 The Coronation Cup Stakes (Group 1)

Lingfield Park
2.05 The East Grinstead Handicap Stakes
2.40 The Oaks Trial Fillies’ Stakes (Listed)
3.15 The Derby Trial Stakes (Listed)

Saturday 6 June, ITV, 1.30-4pm

1.50 The Palace House Stakes (Group 3)
2.25 The Dahlia Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2)
3.00 The Newmarket Stakes (Listed)
3.35 The Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1)

2.05 The Washington Handicap Stakes
2.40 The Sagaro Stakes (Group 3)
3.15 The New Harrington Handicap Stakes

Sunday 7 June, ITV, 1.30-4pm

1.50 The Buckhounds Stakes (Listed)
2.25 The Barrow Handicap Stakes
3.00 The Ebf Pretty Polly Fillies’ Stakes (Listed)
3.35 The Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1)

Haydock Park
2.05 The Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3)
2.40 The Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3)
3.15 The Spring Trophy Stakes (Listed)

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow

Sat 30 May 2020
Play Your Cards Right
8.15pm - 9.15pm

Series overview
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow sees the brilliant Alan Carr at the helm of five of the nation’s all-time favourite gameshows.

The series will see contestants hoping to win either big-cash rewards or top-of-the-range prizes. Alongside the entertaining, hilarious and nail-biting contests that viewers know and love, each episode will climax with an all-new epic endgame, bringing these iconic shows bang up to date.

From Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right, to Take Your Pick, Strike it Lucky and Bullseye, players will be taking on each show for the chance to win some truly epic prizes.

Episode 1: Play Your Cards Right
Starting with a Play Your Cards Right Celebrity Special, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow promises excitement, drama, scale and big family laughs. Playing for charity, morning television stalwarts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, comedian Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie, presenter Ore Oduba and his wife Portia, and singer and actor Martine McCutcheon and her husband Jack McManus all take on the deck of cards, and go “higher or lower” for the chance to win the £30,000 jackpot on the turn of a single card.

Long Lost Family Special: Born Without Trace

Mon 01 Jun 2020
9.00pm - 10.00pm

Series overview:
Foundlings are people abandoned as babies, often in the first hours and days of their lives. Born without trace, with no identifying information, they have had no way of unlocking the secrets of their past. But in this new ground-breaking documentary series, presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, the team behind Long Lost Family combine the latest DNA technology with painstaking detective work, to enable four foundlings to finally uncover their identities.

This two-part series features the incredible true story of a man who was left in a car on the outskirts of Belfast, and a woman left the other side of the Irish border in a telephone box in Dundalk. Also, a woman found at just two hours old in a ladies public toilet in Warminster and a man found in a corned beef box outside a railway tavern in Greenhithe. All four are searching for answers to the most fundamental questions: when’s my birthday; where do I come from; who are my parents and who am I?

Saturday 23 May 2020

In The Long Run set to return to Sky One on 22 July

In The Long Run will make a welcome return to Sky One and streaming service NOW TV for a 3rd series, transporting us back to 1980s East London – the decade of shell-suits and turtlenecks. All episodes of the third instalment will be available to watch from 22 July.

Creator and executive producer Idris Elba is back on our screens as Walter Easmon, alongside wife Agnes (Madeline Appiah), younger brother Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola) and making her debut this series, Walter’s mum (Ellen Thomas). Bill Bailey returns as Bagpipes with wife Kirsty (Kellie Shirley), work colleague Rajesh (Neil D’Souza) and Kobna (Sammy Kamara) back on the decks.

Idris Elba said: “Nothing beats a funny story from someone who was there! I can’t wait for viewers to see series three.”

The third series of this semi-autobiographical Sky One comedy, loosely based on Idris’ own childhood, sees the welcome arrival of Walter’s mum from Sierra Leone with Walter desperate to impress. Bagpipes has a near death experience that makes him question the meaning of life. Valentine finally finds love and Kirsty sets up her own catering business all while Agnes gets suspicious as some developers start taking an interest in the Eastbridge Estate, threatening the very existence of the community.

Series 1, 2 and the Christmas Special of In The Long Run are available now to watch on Sky and NOW TV.

In The Footsteps of Killers with Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson

Channel 4 will be returning to the scene of the crime with Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson in a new series from Alaska TV that looks at several unsolved murders.

The series will be shot like a drama, with each episode seeing Silent Witness star Fox and criminologist Wilson (Interview With A Murderer) reopen a cold case.

In The Footsteps of Killers will use the latest in forensic science and criminological research to shed new light on these troubling cases, looking for new leads the original investigation may have missed. Travelling to the locations of the crime, Emilia and David will interview the witnesses, suspects and friends and family of the victims, and attempt to build a picture of what exactly happened.

The series is currently in pre-production remotely and filming is planned to start in the Summer. Production will be adhering to the most up to date Government guidelines on social distancing, personal safety and filming restrictions.

Emilia Fox Said: “I am delighted that Alaska and Channel 4 have given David and I the chance to explore and shed light on these fascinating unsolved cases. We will use this platform to raise awareness and hopefully bring new evidence to these true crime cases which have gone under the radar.”

Professor David Wilson said: “I am delighted to be working again with Emilia and now back on Channel 4 where in 2017 I presented the award-winning Interview with a Murderer. It’s like coming home. This series is going to take true crime in a different direction by using new criminological techniques to shine a light on unsolved cases which have for too long remained in the dark.  Our goal in every episode is to get justice for the victims and I sincerely believe that is possible. This true crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction, but we never forget that these are genuine cases that we are discussing and that real people died.”

Jamie Kennedy: Stoopid Smart - Official Trailer

Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy’s new stand-up comedy special Jamie Kennedy: Stoopid Smart will premiere exclusively on the #1 free streaming app Tubi TV on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Loved by audiences for his ‘90s classics Kickin’ It Old School and Malibu’s Most Wanted, Jamie Kennedy takes center stage in this one-hour installment directed by Kurt Kubicek. Stoopid Smart features Kennedy’s hilarious jokes about life as an unmarried man, being recognized in an Olive Garden, Alexander Graham Bell’s thoughts on sexting, and America’s most bizarre college majors.

The comedy special was filmed in Orange County’s REC ROOM when Kennedy embarked on a nationwide headlining stand-up tour.

To coincide with the release and his 50th birthday on May 25, Kennedy will participate in a CYA livestream HERE: https://www.cya.live/event/1970

Jamie Kennedy: Stoopid Smart will also be available on Amazon, iTunes and Digital platforms in June 2020.

Friday 15 May 2020

Interview with Victoria Vertuga

How hard is it out there for an actor to snag jobs? Via her new series Disgraced (available on YouTube and Amazon Prime), Victoria Vertuga explains…

For those that haven’t seen the series, what is it and where can they find it?

DisGraced is about an actress who got what she thought was her big break as the lead in the third installment of an action franchise, but it was a huge flop and she became persona non grata. Our series takes place five years later as she's attempting to claw her way back up. It's a dark, cringey, uncomfortable comedy and a satire of the entertainment industry.

You can find it on YouTube and Amazon prime. 

And are we seeing the REAL you in Disgraced? 
Yes and no! It was obviously inspired by real events that I experienced as an actress working in this industry, and Grace definitely is a piece of who I am, but we're also different in many ways as well.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

I've really enjoyed transitioning into writing and producing. As an actor there are so many things that are completely out of your control. You have no say in whether or not you book a job, make the final cut of something you book, the quality of the projects that you're involved in, how well they do, etc. So it's been really amazing and empowering to step into a position where I'm able to man the ship, so to speak. I love being able to set the tone on my set, work with talented and amazing people, be able to do all the little things I wish were done for me on sets, and treat people the way I wish I were treated. I really love that part of it.

Have doors opened as a result of DisGraced?

It's very early days as we just released it, but the response so far has been wonderful. We've had a few streaming services interested in picking it up and been introduced to some producers who we may be able to work with on other projects going forward. We're definitely excited to see what else happens.

Do you have a passion project you’d like to get off the ground, if everything falls into line?

The next thing Eric and I are working on is a feature length horror film. We're polishing the script right now and then we'll be trying to get some actors attached to the smaller roles and financing in place. Eric will be directing and I'll be starring. It's a very dark, weird, interesting project and we're looking forward to be able to wear fewer hats with this one and really focus on our artistry.

How hard has it been for you, as an actress and creator, during the pandemic? How have you been keeping busy?

Crazy times we find ourselves in, that's for sure. Obviously the industry, and many others, has had to shut down. It'll be interesting to see what lasting changes the pandemic will have caused going forward. I've been overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people during this time- there have been so many open calls and general meetings and info sessions happening. It's been wonderful to see that. You could be on zoom meetings all day long with the amount of people doing stuff right now. I've been trying to use this time to be productive and do all the housekeeping stuff that tends to get ignored during busier time. And write! We've been polishing a lot of our scripts. Fortunately writing is one thing you can do at home that doesn't require other people LOL.

Watch the Episode 1 Pilot below

Wednesday 13 May 2020


BB Icons Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal will help choose and dissect classic episodes of the original ‘lockdown show’

British public – this is Big Brother, please do not swear when we tell you that classic episodes of the original ‘lockdown show’ will be landing on E4 this summer, as a big old celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary.

Big Brother: Best Shows Ever Show, will allow E4 audiences to get their reality fix for the summer revisiting some of the juiciest, most memorable Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother episodes. Big Brother Icons Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal will introduce each show reflecting on some of their favourite moments and reliving the drama.

Davina McCall said: “I lived and breathed Big Brother for 11 years of my life.  I didn’t miss one single episode. Not one week goes by when I don’t quote big brother in some form. It made me laugh, it made me cry and most importantly it taught me to never judge a book by its cover. I love the show with all of my heart and can’t wait to share it with a whole new audience. And of course, all you diehard fans out there...It’s good to be back. Big Brother’s missed you.”

Rylan Clark-Neal said: “After being off air for nearly two years I’m so excited to be bringing some much-needed Big Brother back to our lives. Over the years Big Brother has brought ground breaking television moments for many reasons, but now so more than ever whilst we’re all playing the role of housemates, let’s go back and rewind the clock to some of our favourite ever episodes. There will be laughs, tears and drama, but most of all we get to relive some of Big Brother’s greatest episodes.”

Tuesday 12 May 2020

The Twilight Zone! Season Two to Premiere on CBS All Access Thursday, June 25

Beginning Thursday, June 25, travel through another dimension when season two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE launches exclusively on CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. All 10 episodes of the original anthology series will drop at once, the service announced today. The series' official trailer and key art was also revealed today in celebration of National Twilight Zone Day.

Executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's modern re-imagining of the classic TV series continues the legacy of socially conscious storytelling. The series' second season uses introspection and self-exploration to usher viewers into a dimension filled with endless possibilities.

Peele will return as the host, joining a stellar guest cast, including Morena Baccarin, Kylie Bunbury, Jenna Elfman, Ethan Embry, Sky Ferreira, Tavi Gevinson, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, Gillian Jacobs, David Krumholtz, Thomas Lennon, Sophia Macy, Natalie Martinez, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Gretchen Mol, Paula Newsome, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson, Jurnee Smollett, Daniel Sunjata, Damon Wayans Jr. and more.

The original "The Twilight Zone" series premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS.

Season one of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, as well as the entire original series, is available to stream now on CBS All Access.

Tomer Sisley (Messiah) takes the lead in BALTHAZAR hit French crime drama - Series 1 Exclusive UK Premiere on Acorn TV 25th May

Acclaimed actor director and comedian Tomer Sisley (Messiah, The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch) takes the titular lead in BALTHAZAR, one of France’s highest rated dramas in 2018, reaching some six million plus viewers on TF1. Now Series 1 of this critically acclaimed, gripping drama will make its UK Premiere on Acorn TV on Monday, May 25.

Drawing comparisons to The Mentalist and Bones, this must-see drama, set in Paris, follows the handsome, intelligent and quick-witted forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar, who can make the dead speak like no one else.

Assisting on disturbing, violent murder investigations, Balthazar works in his own irreverent way, defying convention, which causes problems for the new, no-nonsense police commander Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles, Le Secret d’Elise, VA Savoir), who must collaborate with him on some of the most complicated cases the force have to handle.

Using his superlative skills alongside the most advanced technology, Balthazar must help uncover evidence that the police can’t glean from a crime scene. Determined to uncover the truth at any cost, he speaks to the dead during the autopsies and they in turn respond to him.

Although a playboy, Balthazar still mourns his late wife Lise (Pauline Cheviller, Le Secret d’Elise), who was murdered 13 years ago, drawing comfort from imagined conversations with her about mundane everyday things and shared interests… but he’s conflicted. While questioning whether the man in prison was really the perpetrator, he continues the search for her real killer.

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s most popular streamer focused on British and international television.

Series 2 will stream on Acorn TV later this summer.

UK Premiere: Monday, May 25, 2020
Episodes: 6 (one-hour each, English subtitles)

Friday 8 May 2020

Sky News announces release of eye-opening documentary The Plastic Nile

Sky News has announced the release date of an exclusive documentary – The Plastic Nile – presented by award-winning Special Correspondent Alex Crawford. The documentary is one of the first to air on Sky Documentaries on 1st June at 9pm.

The Plastic Nile follows Crawford through Africa as she leads an investigation into the issues of plastic pollution from the river’s source of Lake Victoria, north to the mouth of the Nile in Egypt. As the team examines the knock-on effect of single-use plastic for the millions of people and wildlife that rely on the river for their survival, the revelations are more disturbing than anyone could have imagined.

From exposing the harm caused to food chains, to shining a light on the illegal black-market plastic bag trade in Kenya, this documentary reveals how human habits are destroying one of the world’s largest, oldest and most important waterways.

As the threat of plastic pollution and microplastics becomes a recognised global issue, The Plastic Nile is a visual reminder of the danger plastic waste poses to our world. From beginning to end, this documentary is a stark reminder of how quickly time is running out.

Sky News’ Special Correspondent Alex Crawford said: “The documentary was filmed before the global coronavirus pandemic but it is sobering to note that while we are understandably consumed by fears and worries about the spread of COVID-19, all the while the world’s plastic problem has not stopped. The world will eventually get a coronavirus vaccine – and let us hope that that is sooner rather than later - but so far there’s no antidote to the plastic which is choking the planet’s rivers and seas. It is another global challenge and one we increasingly cannot ignore.”

John Ryley, Head of Sky News added: “We’re proud to be able to bring The Plastic Nile to our audiences. Alex’s tenacious journalism reveals some truly shocking realities of the damage that plastic pollution causes.

“At Sky News we’re committed to reporting on the issues that matter. Through Sky Ocean Rescue we’ve helped to inform the world of the pressures our oceans are under. And now, with the Sky Zero campaign and dedicated journalism like ‘A New Climate’, we are highlighting the devastating effects of climate change on our planet.”

Sky has been campaigning for the environment for more than a decade, from Rainforest Rescue to Sky Ocean Rescue, and now with its commitment to go net zero carbon by 2030 cutting the emissions created by people using Sky, its suppliers across the world and by its business.

Sky Ocean Rescue will continue to champion ocean health with WWF, and rally people to #BeAnOceanHero by pledging to help save our oceans. And Sky’s £25million impact investment fund Sky Ocean Ventures will continue to support innovations stopping the flow of plastic into the sea.

The Plastic Nile will be distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Watch The Plastic Nile exclusive premier at 9pm on June 1st on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW TV.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

First teaser released for Brave New World, a Sky original coming in 2020 to Sky One and NOW TV

Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd and Demi Moore

Sky today released a teaser for Brave New World, a Sky original, coming in 2020 to Sky One and streaming service NOW TV. View the teaser here.

Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. The series features an all-star cast including Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) and Demi Moore (Ghost).

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.

Celebrity Gogglebox USA coming to E4 from 13th of May

Celebrity Gogglebox USA will feature celebrities including Meghan Trainor, Rob Lowe and Raven-Symoné with further names to be announced.

Attention Gogglers – the show which sees the sharpest armchair critics share their thoughts on the best of recent telly, is to head across the pond and step into the homes of a selection of familiar celebrity faces.

Produced by Studio Lambert, each hour-long episode on E4 will dive straight into the news and events on television, that are currently taking America by storm. Much like the Gogglebox we know and love, the celebrities will share insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of the most popular and topical TV shows and news stories all from the comfort of their own sofas.

We’ll hear opinions from a cracking list of famous faces and their families including Rob Lowe, Meghan Trainor, Joe Buck, Raven-Symoné, Master P and Romeo, JoJo Siwa, Steve Wozniak, Curtis Stone, and Robert and Kym Herjavec. Further names will be revealed in the coming days.

Karl Warner, Controller of E4 said: “Gogglebox is the constant comfort everyone’s loving at the moment and I’m thrilled we’re able to offer America’s take on it with some of its biggest stars exclusively on E4 and All 4”

Celebrity Gogglebox USA starts on E4 on the 13th May at 9pm and will run for ten weeks. Episodes will also be available to stream on All 4.

Space Force - Official Teaser - Netflix

Steve Carell, welcome to Space Force.

From the crew that brought you The Office, Space Force is coming soon to Netflix.
A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.

Monday 4 May 2020

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill - New Trailer for Netflix Special

Jerry Seinfeld’s new hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, reinforces his reputation as the precision-craftsman of standup comedy. Premiering on May 5, 2020, only on Netflix, the special features a spectacular arrival to the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and showcases Seinfeld’s sharp angles on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.


ITV2's Love Island moved to 2021

ITV announced today that series seven of Love Island will move to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV said:

"We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it's just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.

“In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question. "

“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.”

COMPETITION: Win Blood - Series 2 on DVD

Blood - Series 2 is out on DVD on 11th May.

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

Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar returns following the huge success of Blood for a second gripping series of the hit Irish drama. This psychological thriller from award-winning writer Sophie Petzal (The Last Kingdom, Riviera) arrives on DVD and digital after its run on Channel 5 as Blood Series Two and the Series One and Two Box Set on 11 May 2020 from Acorn Media International.

After the life-changing events of the first series, when Jim Hogan (Dunbar – Broken, Line of Duty) is placed under suspicion for the death of his wife (Ingrid Craigie – Striking Out, The Dead) by his younger daughter Cat (Carolina Main – Unforgotten, Temple), the Hogan family are still a long way from finding peace. Series Two sees Jim return after a year away to find his dutiful older daughter Fiona (Gráinne Keenan – Black Mirror, The Foreigner) is slowly succumbing to the same Motor Neuron Disease that afflicted her mother.

When Fiona is involved in a catastrophic car crash, the family gather again at the bedside of a loved one, but a shocking revelation means the newly promoted Detective Dez Breen (Seán Duggan – Normal People, Clean Break) must delve into the tangled past of this troubled family once more in pursuit of the elusive truth.

Could Fiona’s husband Paul (Ian Lloyd Anderson – Love/Hate, Herself) be caught up in a criminal enterprise, or is the past simply repeating itself? Either way, there is a dead body to contend with, and someone has Blood on their hands.

This enthralling whodunnit will keep you guessing: is Blood really thicker than water?

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 18-05-20
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.

COMPETITION: Win Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears on DVD

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears [DVD] is out on 11th May.

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

Following three series of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit detective drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the fabulous Miss Fisher returns in her very own feature-length adventure Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears.
Featuring Australian star Essie Davis (The Babadook, True History of the Kelly Gang) in the eponymous role, and packed full of 1920s glamour and intrigue, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears arrives on DVD courtesy of Acorn Media International on 4 May 2020 following its British premiere on UKTV’s Alibi.

The fantastic Miss Phryne Fisher (Davis), lady detective extraordinaire, is perfectly at home wielding a pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit on the backstreets of Melbourne…but a new case sees her spanning the world from Australia to London and Palestine, where she frees Shirin Abbas, a young Bedouin girl (Izabella Yena) from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem. In doing so, Phryne begins to unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.

We see the return of Detective John Robinson aka Jack (Nathan Page – Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us), Phryne’s faithful, flirtatious friend, who is more often than not in need of rescue. Other featured fan favourites include Phryne’s trusty companion and maid Dot (Ashleigh Cummings – The Goldfinch, Westside) and her naïve husband Constable Hugh Collins (Hugo Johnstone-Burt – San Andreas, Home and Away), as well as Miriam Margoyles (Harry Potter, Call the Midwife) as Phryne’s disapproving Aunt Prudence.

New characters include the easy-going Lord ‘Lofty’ Lofthouse (Daniel Lapaine – Catastrophe, Black Mirror), his elegant wife Lady Eleanor (Jacqueline McKenzie – Romper Stomper, Deep Blue Sea), and his reserved younger brother First Lieutenant Jonathan Lofthouse (Rupert Penry-Jones – Black Sails, Spooks). This British aristocratic family have ties to Phryne’s, a military history in the Middle East…and may hold the key to the unravelling mystery.

With missing gems, secretive archaeologists, fantastic fashion, guilty secrets, daring escapes, dusty marketplace chases and high-speed train jaunts, of course the incorrigible Phryne still has time to leave a trail of broken hearts in her wake…but will she uncover the truth?

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Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 18-05-20
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.

DisGraced - New 8 Episode Series - Trailer

The first season of the new 8-episode series DisGraced, which fixes on the sexism and double standard of Hollywood, has been released online! - Watch at https://www.vicanderic.com/disgraced

Grace Greene is clawing her way back to the middle.

Five years after her big break turned out to be a big flop, a struggling actress asks herself how much humiliation she’s willing to endure for another chance to make it.

Victoria Vertuga (“Dexter”), Jodie Bentley (“Modern Family”), Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva, Tal Berkovich (“Widows”), and Thomas Hobson (“In Living Color”) star in a hilarious and relatable new 50-minute series from Victoria Vertuga and Eric Williford.

Friday 1 May 2020

Two Sisters One Body is a coming-of-age story of two Omphalopagus twins, a rare conjoined condition

Independent factual production company Barcroft Studios today announced a new commission from UK broadcaster Channel 4 to produce a film that explores the issues of identity, immigration and sacrifice faced by American teenage conjoined twins Carmen and Lupita Andrade.

Two Sisters One Body (1 x 60’) is a coming-of-age story of two Omphalopagus twins: a rare conjoined condition. About to leave high school Carmen and Lupita have more than their grades or their medical condition to think about, they are Mexicans in Trump’s America.

In 2002 Carmen and Lupita were born in Mexico and given three days to live.  Doctors made frantic efforts to separate them, but fast-forward 19 years, they're still conjoined and they’re living in small-town Connecticut with their family who gave up their lives in Mexico so that the girls could receive medical treatment.  But as the status of their visa program changes what will that mean for the girls who have known nothing else but life in America?

Carmen and Lupita are growing up fast but dare not plan too far into the future. These fiercely intelligent and funny young women have spent their whole lives coming to terms with their situation. Both have separate medical issues but any operation the twins undergo would pose serious danger to both of them.

Two Sisters One Body is a powerful and poignant observational documentary that follows Carmen & Lupita at a key turning point in their life as their American dream threatens to come to an end.

Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment at Channel 4, commissioned the film while Executive Producers for Barcroft Studios are John Farrar, Lizzie Wingham and Sam Barcroft. The film was directed, produced and filmed by Jack MacInnes and edited by Craig Cotterill.

Banijay Rights has the global distribution rights for the film outside the USA.

John Farrar, Barcroft Studios’ Creative Director, said: “There have been films about conjoined twins before but never one told in this way. Together Forever is a fearless coming of age film following two remarkable sisters at a pivotal moment in their lives. Carmen & Lupita’s condition is extraordinary, but that is not the greatest challenge they face….”

Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment at Channel 4, said: “Barcroft Studios surprising, poignant and thought-provoking film offers more than a glimpse into the lives of conjoined twins. Through the experiences of these ferociously smart women we learn about the toughest challenge they face, being Mexican in Trump’s America.”