Friday, 29 January 2021
Channel 4 announces an unprecedented undercover series revealing how covert police teams work to catch paedophiles
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Written by award-winning showrunner, Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Cuffs, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Intergalactic tells the story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper (Savannah Steyn), who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony. But on the way there, Ash’s fellow convicts stage a mutiny and seize control of their prison transfer ship. With the flight crew dead, mob leader Tula Quik (Sharon Duncan-Brewster), is intent on reaching the free world – Arcadia – with her gang; and Ash is the only pilot who can get them there. Ash is forced to join them on the run towards a distant galaxy and an uncertain future. From the fringes of outer space to the depths of human emotion, Intergalactic is a drama set in space, but with its feet firmly on the ground. This high-octane drama also stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Thomas Turgoose, Natasha O’Keeffe, Oliver Coopersmith, Imogen Daines, new comer Diany Samba-Bandza, Parminder Nagra and Craig Parkinson.
Intergalactic was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama at Sky Studios. Paul Gilbert and Serena Thompson are the executive producers for Sky Studios. The series is executive produced by showrunner Julie Gearey, director Kieron Hawkes (Fortitude, Power, Strike), Iona Vrolyk for Tiger Aspect Productions and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures. Will Gould and Matthew Read for Moonage Pictures and Richard Foster and Tony Moulsdale for Motion Content Group are also executive producers. The series producer is Nick Pitt (Black Mirror, Misfits).
Monday, 25 January 2021
This revelatory series celebrates the wonder of sharks and dispels the myth that they are just cold-blooded killers. Steve Backshall, a naturalist and shark expert, gets us closer to sharks, to encounter a diverse and incredible family of over 400 different types. Teaming up with world-leading scientists, Steve will make stunning discoveries, revealing glow in the dark sharks, sharks that walk on land and ancient sharks over 400 years old.
Now more than ever this incredible family needs our help. Every hour we lose over 11,000 sharks to overfishing, shark finning and habitat destruction. Steve will confront the uncomfortable truths and join shark advocates across the globe to help turn the tide for sharks. Coming eye to eye with this feared yet misunderstood predator, Steve will reveal sharks in a brand-new light.
Shark with Steve Backshall is a Sky Original documentary commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual. Produced by True to Nature and Sky Studios, NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series.
BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo and Golden Globe-nominated Jane Horrocks star in six-part Sky Original comedy series Bloods as paramedic partners in the South London ambulance service. When tough-acting loner Maleek is paired with over-friendly divorcee Wendy, their partnership looks dead on arrival. But pretty soon they’re giving each other life support. An ensemble comedy starring Lucy Punch, Julian Barrett, Adrian Scarborough, Kevin Garry, Sam Campbell and Aasiya Shah. With heart-warming characters, set within the fast-paced, never-ending rush of 999 call outs, Bloods charts Maleek and Wendy’s struggle to gain the respect of their fellow paramedics.
Bloods is being made for Sky by Roughcut TV and was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Sky Studios’ Director of Comedy and Tilusha Ghelani Commissioning editor for Sky Studios. Created by Samson Kayo and Nathan Byron the show is written by Nathan Byron and Paul Doolan (Trollied) and produced by Seb Barwell (Stath Lets Flats). The executive producers for Roughcut are Ash Atalla (The Office, The IT Crowd) and Alex Smith (Trollied). Bloods will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
Bloods – All episodes available on March 10 2021 on Sky One and NOW TV
Temple 2 – Premieres in autumn 2021 on Sky One and NOW TV
Temple is back and this time, Daniel is in even deeper trouble. In the first season, he just about kept the plates in the air as he looked after his wife, Beth, in an illicit clinic underneath Temple tube station. But now everything comes crashing down as Beth wakes from her coma and demands answers. Eve wants to know why her parents have been lying to her, Lee joins forces with a charismatic activist and Anna is desperate to make something positive out of the situation, even if that means luring patients to the bunker for some illegal trials. Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, Daniel Mays, Catherine McCormack, Lily Newmark, Ryan McKen and Tobi King Bakare return and are joined by new faces as the story continues in dramatic and unexpected ways.
Amongst the new arrivals are dubious and deeply unpredictable underworld fixer Gubby, played by BAFTA-winner Rhys Ifans and his poetic but frequently inebriated medical assistant, Dermot, played by Michael Smiley. Also joining are BIFA-winner Ruthxjiah Bellenea , Mandeep Dhillon, Jamie Michie, Will Keen and Bafta winner Gbemisola Ikumelo.
Temple series two was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama with Gabriel Silver as the executive producer for Sky Studios. The series is produced by Hera Pictures with executive producers Liza Marshall and Mark Strong. International distribution is being led by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Bruno v Tyson– Premieres on February 26 2021 on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
From Oscar and BAFTA winning film-maker Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland) and Benjamin Hirsch (Idris Elba: No Limits, Idris Elba: Fighter), Bruno v Tyson profiles the staggering highs and lows of one of sport’s most iconic rivalries. The compelling film explores what happened when Britain’s gentle giant, Frank Bruno, came up against America’s ‘baddest man on the planet’ Mike Tyson.
A complex battle between friend and foe, America and Britain, Bruno v Tyson charts the rivalry and subsequent reunion that came to define one of boxing’s most iconic clashes, and the fascinating ways that Frank Bruno and Mike Tyson’s lives were to remain connected beyond the ring.
Sky’s biggest original comedy returns. In the last season of Brassic, fans were left with a cliff-hanger: What did Erin (Michelle Keegan) whisper to Vinnie (Joe Gilgun)? Join them and the rest of the gang - Tommo, Dylan, JJ, Ashley, Carol, Cardi, Sugar and Farmer Jim - as they continue to celebrate the chaos with more misadventures and schemes.
Thrilling, funny and specially extended to eight episodes, the new season sees the friends thrown deeper and deeper into trouble. With pressure building from the Police and crime boss Mr. McCann, Vinnie is forced to ruthlessly take no prisoners in his bid to escape. Bigger, bolder and more bonkers than ever, it’s a hectic world of bulls, snakes, kidnappings, betrayal, and this time, a full-size horse... It’s classic Brassic!
Brassic 3 is being made for Sky by Calamity Films and was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Jon Mountague, Sky Studios’ Director of Comedy. The executive producers are David Livingston for Calamity Films, alongside Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst.
Starring Michelle Keegan & Joseph Gilgun
Sunday, 24 January 2021
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Actor Glen Wallace to soon be hitting the cobblestones in Coronation Street and the long awaited third season of Marcella
Saturday, 16 January 2021
The former Radio 1 DJ has hosted an array of TV shows across BBC One, Channel 4, MTV and ITV, including the MOBO Awards, Stand Up To Cancer, and Save Our Summer with Peter Crouch. Make-up and fashion lover Maya is the perfect addition to TV's fiercest beauty squad.
Loki is an upcoming American television series created by MichaeWaldron for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise.
The series takes place after the events of the film #Avengers: Endgame (2019), in which an alternate version of Loki created a new timeline. Loki is produced by Marvel Studios, with Waldron serving as head writer and Kate Herron directing for the first season.
Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki from the film series. Owen Wilson, Sophia DiMartino, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Sasha Lane, and Wunmi Mosaku also star.
Loki is scheduled to premiere in May 2021, and its first season will consist of six episodes. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU. A second season is in development.
Loki is brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority organization after stealing the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), and travels through time altering human history using it, ending up trapped in his own crime thriller.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Judy Murray explores the making of legendary female athletes in new ten-part documentary series Driving Force
Monday, 11 January 2021
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Thursday, 7 January 2021
The second series of A Discovery of Witches sees Matthew and Diana hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. Here they must find a powerful witch to help Diana master her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Enemies are everywhere, the threat to witches is growing, and Matthew and Diana’s romance faces a barrage of new threats – from within as much as without. Diana’s unleashed magic takes a dark and frightening turn, while Matthew struggles to re-inhabit the dangerous life he led over four centuries ago. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together and find a way back to the present day.
Back in the present, their reappearance is keenly anticipated. Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah and Em, must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus and Miriam take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel and Sophie, whose pregnancy is advancing. If news that her baby is a witch reaches their enemies on the Congregation, the consequences could be catastrophic. And Gerbert and Knox are determined to hunt down every clue they can as to Matthew and Diana’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them. Danger is closing in on all sides, not least in the form of a vicious foe from Matthew’s past, one whom no one expected to see again.
The show was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland, and Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios. Kara Manley is the executive producer for Sky. Made by Bad Wolf, A Discovery of Witches has been adapted for screen by Pete McTighe (Doctor Who) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers), who are also executive producers. The co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and Lachlan MacKinnon are executive producers along with Deborah Harkness and Farren Blackburn.
Farren Blackburn (The Innocents), Philippa Langdale (Harlots) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) are the directors. Filming took place in South Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice.