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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Celebrity Juice Cancelled!

After an incredible 26 series on ITV2, the multi award-winning Celebrity Juice is going out on a high! The outrageous, channel defining panel-show which has been hosted for 14 years by the one and only Keith Lemon, is to conclude later this year with two fantastic farewell specials celebrating all of Juice's maddest moments.

The BAFTA and National Television Award-winning programme, which has almost 300 episodes, has seen Keith playing the craziest games and sharing the biggest laughs on-camera with stars like Ed Sheeran, Pamela Anderson, and Will Mellor. Celebrity Juice was founded by Keith and the original team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton back in 2008. In season 24, the amazing Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore assumed the role permanently, but Juice had a fantastic cast of team captains prior to that, including Gino D'Acampo, Mel B, Paddy McGuinness, and Kelly Brook.

Keith Lemon said:
"I remember doing the first episode thinking wow that was fun! In the V/O in opening titles I said it was the best telly show on telly. Whatever you thought of it, it was definitely the best fun making it. An amazing team, and amazing guests, but all good things must come to an end. I'll miss it, and everyone so much, but on to the next chapter and I look forward to going out in style on the specials! All t' best and good luck with ya business!"

Sport Relief All Star Games: Birmingham 2022

This August, Sport Relief, Birmingham 2022 and the BBC are coming together to bring viewers a one off, All-Star version of the Commonwealth Games.

Two teams from the sports and entertainment industries will compete at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer to raise money for life-changing causes in Sport Relief All Star Games: Birmingham 2022 (1x60) on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The teams will be captained by five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE and double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes.

The action-packed event will see the celebrities and sporting legends as you've never seen them before as they lace up their trainers and step outside of their comfort zones.

Teams will be put through their paces as they take on five Birmingham 2022 sports, competing in front of live crowds at the actual venues during the Games. The action will take place across Lee Valley Velopark for Cycling - Track, Alexander Stadium for Athletics, Arena Birmingham for Rhythmic Gymnastics, Smithfield for Basketball 3x3 and the NEC Arena for Table Tennis.

Only one team will emerge victorious and be crowned Sport Relief All Star Games: Birmingham 2022 Champions.

Ellie Simmonds OBE says: "I'm so excited to lead the Blue Team in the All-Star Games and feel really proud to be supporting Sport Relief again. I've been involved in Sport Relief for years, but I know this is going to be the most fun. I can't wait to get the team into training and make sure we all work really hard to raise as much money as we can… but also win! As much as I respect and admire Kelly – she's such an incredible role model for young athletes - I'll leave that at the door. Winning is all that matters. Bring it on!"

Dame Kelly Holmes says: "I love seeing people getting involved in sport and giving things a go – getting out of their comfort zone and just having fun. This competition is right up my street and it's a real honour to leading the Red Team. I've been a supporter of Sport Relief for such a long time now and know the work they support is completely life changing. I hear Ellie is determined for her team to win but I don't fancy her chances!".


Tuesday, 28 June 2022

The Lovers, a new Sky drama starring Johnny Flynn and Roisin Gallagher

Sky have announced the start of production for upcoming drama, The Lovers, starring Johnny Flynn (Beast, Emma) and Roisin Gallagher (The Fall, The Dry).

Following Seamus (Flynn), a handsome, conceited political broadcaster with what appears to be the ideal London life and a celebrity girlfriend, and Janet (Gallagher), a foul-mouthed, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who couldn't give a shit about anything much at all, including her life, the series contrasts their characters' lives.

Therefore, when Seamus abruptly enters Janet's world (literally over the wall and into her backyard), they clash right away but also discover that they are irresistibly drawn to one another.

This sensual, humorous, and combative love story, which is set in Belfast, is about two people who seem to be completely unsuited for one another but might actually be.

The series also stars Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Holding) as Janet's supermarket boss, Philip.




John Torode and Lisa Faulkner return for 7th series of John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen

John Torode and Lisa Faulkner return for seventh series of John & Lisa's Weekend Kitchen this autumn and winter.

The top culinary duo on television, John Torode and Lisa Faulkner, will reunite for ten new episodes, following the previous season's biggest viewer share since the program's debut in 2019.

The duo, who are best renowned for their culinary prowess in producing delectable, unique, hassle-free, and family favourites, will continue to offer more mouth-watering, sweet and savoury meals, as well as their top tricks for time-saving hacks, to inspire viewers throughout the varying seasons.

The new 10-part series is currently in production and will be released over the course of the fall and winter.

The brand-new episodes are set to include exciting new themes such as 'All Day Brunching', including dishes such as Hot Smoked Salmon Kedgeree and Sydneysider Corn Cakes with smashed avocado, plus 'One Pan Winners' with Cowboy Bean and Waffle Pie and Apple, Pear and Berry Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding.

The festive episodes will have a 'Get Ahead Instead' theme, with a freeze-ahead Beef Wellington and a Salmon Terrine to help save time, along with 'Christmas Classics', which include a Christmas Dinner traybake and cheesy pull apart sharing bread.

John Torode said:

"We are both so thrilled to be doing more Weekend Kitchen, it's great to be working with your other half! We always have a lot of fun together in the kitchen and Autumn is a fantastic transitional season for food so we will be delivering more exciting and tasty dishes to compliment that time of year and beyond."

Lisa Faulkner added:

"We certainly will, and to be back prepping for the seventh series of our show with ITV is just a dream come true. More viewers seem to join us each year too which is fantastic, so if you haven't spent your weekends with us before, please come and join us in the kitchen this Autumn!"

Come Dine With Me: The Professionals

Britain's favourite daytime cooking competition is back for a new series, and for the first time ever on Come Dine with Me it'll be professional chefs battling it out in the kitchen.

All-new Come Dine With Me: The Professionals, a series that travels to Glasgow, Cardiff, Newcastle, Nottingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, and Manchester, will celebrate the incredible variety of restaurants and the amazing individuals who work in them throughout the UK.

Three local restaurant teams will compete against one another in each episode as they take turns hosting the other teams for a three-course meal in an effort to win the £1,000 prize. The visiting restaurant partners will rate the dinner served by their hosts on a scale of 1 to 20, with the pairs with the highest scores winning the prize.

There'll be stunning cooking, hilarious hosting, no shortage of drama and some secret scoring as these restaurateurs do battle for the coveted cash prize.

Come Dine With Me: The Professionals starts Monday 27 June. Watch the series weekdays at 5pm on Channel 4 and watch free All 4


Miriam: Death of a Reality Star - Coming to Channel 4

Ch4 have commissioned a new 3 x 60 documentary series telling the story of Miriam Rivera, the world's first trans reality tv star, covering their life, death, and extraordinary legacy.

The series will reinstate Miriam as the protagonist of her own narrative—a trans trailblazer who is still widely regarded as an idol in the transgender community—using her own words and voice throughout.

There's Something About Miriam from 2004 stood out in a crowded field as one of the most contentious reality series of the early 2000s. Six gullible men competed to win the love of Miriam Rivera, a stunning supermodel from Mexico, in a lavish Ibiza villa. Miriam didn't tell the boys she was born as a male until the very end of the final episode.

What followed was global infamy and a tabloid savaging, and fifteen years later Miriam was tragically found dead in her mother's apartment in an apparent, (though disputed), suicide.

Miriam: Death of a Reality Star: is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary time in television history, this series will look at Miriam's life before, during and after reality TV fame.

Drawing on rich archive and with exclusive access to Miriam's family and close friends from the trans community, each episode will take the audience into the colourful worlds she inhabited – from New York drag ballroom to the streets of Mexico; trans porn to international escorting.

And running throughout will be the stranger-than-fiction, behind the scenes story of the show itself – its genesis, production and its fallout - at a time when attitudes to trans people were very different to today.

Friday, 24 June 2022

FULL EPISODE - Unapologetic S01E06 - Channel 4

 


The late-night topical discussion programme that doesn't hold back. Yinka Bokinni and Zeze Millz host as Black guests talk freely about the big issues of the day.


FULL EPISODE - Unapologetic S01E05 - Channel 4

 


This episode tackles body image - from the image ideal set by the likes of the Kardashians, to Brazilian butt lifts - and asks why more Black women are going under the knife


Thursday, 23 June 2022

FULL EPISODE - CELEBRITY GHOST TRIP- S01E05 - CHANNEL 4

 


The celebrities stay overnight in an old haunted hospital, but a series of unsettling bumps in the night leave some hysterical. Will they survive their spooky sleepover to crown the winning couple?

Eddie Kadi to look into the high-end, glossy and exclusive side of Ghana in Crazy Rich… Ghanaians

You might think of Monaco, St. Barts, or even Hvar when you imagine a playground for Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Ed Sheeran, and Liam Payne, but you generally don't think of Accra. Ghanaians, you just might after Crazy Rich. This is so that the glittery, stylish, and gorgeous set can hang out; a side of the West African country that is rarely seen. Eddie Kadi, a rising comedian, serves as our tour guide and entrance pass into this private society, which is filled with a wealth of culture, history, and extraordinary access, in this 1x60' TX pilot from Rumpus Media.

Joined for the ride by another famous comedian mate who's a first-time visitor to Ghana, Eddie's taking them and us behind-the-scenes of this high-end, mega-rich, uber-luxe side of Ghana, whilst also digging deep into the beauty of the country's culture and history. Eddie knows all the places worth going and all the people worth knowing, from lavish retreats and extravagant restaurants to billionaire business stories of success, innovators, multi-millionaire playboys and Afrobeats megastars. As a globally celebrated ambassador for all things Africa, Eddie has access to a Ghana no usual tour operator could take you to.

Over the course of a week, the two comedians will be fully immersing themselves in the rich culture, history, luxe local lifestyle and surprising stories, whilst the pair also explore, play and party in this comedic travel romp.

Eddie Kadi said: "I am so thrilled to be working with Rumpus and Channel 4 on this very special project. I'm so excited to showcase the different layers of this beautiful continent - the culture, lifestyle and, most importantly, the people. Africa is so diverse and is home to some of the most successful, impactful and innovative people in the world. Sharing their stories will be an absolute revelation!"

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Charlotte Crosby in Sunderland to air on BBC Three

Charlotte In Sunderland is a brand new BBC Three reality entertainment show with access all areas into the unpredictable dynamic world of entrepreneur and TV personality, Charlotte Crosby showing her as she has never been seen before.

Charlotte is followed as she pursues her personal and professional goals in her hometown of Sunderland, while juggling the stresses of running her enterprises and preparing for motherhood with her boyfriend Jake. Charlotte's successful empire as a resourceful and self-made businesswoman, who has acquired a vast and dedicated youthful fans throughout her years growing up in the limelight, will be documented for viewers. Charlotte in Sunderland puts a focus on the North East and all of the things that make it such a unique place for Charlotte and her family, with Charlotte based in her hometown.

Charlotte Crosby says: "I am beyond excited to be bringing my crazy life, my business ventures, much loved family, future hubby and my precious bump to the BBC! I hope everyone's ready for the ride ahead!"

Issues such as family, love, friendships, money, health and growing up in the public eye are just a few of the challenges Charlotte faces, alongside balancing the incredible task of running a business whilst maintaining relationships with her friends and family and her boyfriend moving in. Charlotte in Sunderland will offer audiences an intimate view into Charlotte Crosby's world and how she tackles the issues many young women face and can identify with in everyday life.


Ten Pound Poms - Sarring Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown

Michelle Keegan (Brassic; Our Girl), Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones; Black Mirror) and Warren Brown (The Responder; Luther) lead the cast of brand new drama Ten Pound Poms alongside Australian actors Rob Collins (Mystery Road; Firebite), Leon Ford (Elvis; The Light Between Oceans), Declan Coyle (Long Black; Life Of Jess), David Field (Shantaram; Preacher), Stephen Curry (Hounds Of Love; The Castle), Hattie Hook (Savage River; Of An Age), Finn Treacy (The Portable Door; Young Rock) and Emma Hamilton (The Tudors; Mr Selfridge).

The six-part series follows a group of British people as they leave gloomy post-war Britain in 1956 for a life-changing experience on the other side of the world. They were promised a better property, better employment chances, and a higher quality of life by the sea in sun-drenched Australia for only a tenner.

However, living in Australia isn't precisely the beautiful dream that newcomers have been promised. We follow their victories and challenges as they adjust to a new life in a new nation, far from Britain and familiarity, as they struggle with their new identity as immigrants.

Annie (Faye Marsay) and Terry Roberts are at the centre of the story (Warren Brown). They strive to make the best of the circumstances for themselves and their families.

They aren't the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth. Kate (Michelle Keegan) is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past. Bill (Leon Ford) has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he's living the Australian dream that he'll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can't sustain. Teenager Stevie (Declan Coyle) comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father. Meanwhile, Ron (Rob Collins), an Indigenous Australian war veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his own country.

Danny Brocklehurst says: "Ten Pounds Poms demands an ensemble cast that we are always rooting for, actors we love and want to succeed. I am thrilled to have found those actors. It is a delight to welcome so much exciting Australian talent as well as working with the brilliant Faye and Warren for the first time. This is my third outing with the wonderful Michelle Keegan and I'm positive we will make another winner together."

Love My Face - Commissioned by Flabbergast TV

Ch4 has commissioned Flabbergast TV to make a new life-affirming series.

Love My Face is a 4 x 1 hour format led by disability campaigner Jono Lancaster, following people with a range of visible facial differences as they seek support, advice and explore transformative treatments to help accept or address their differences.

In each episode, three individuals with facial differences — whether congenital, chronic, acquired, or perceived – receive one-on-one mental health counselling from Jono, who has seen firsthand how the world treats people differently merely because of their appearance. Jono will work with each client to figure out why they want to modify their appearance, how they might learn to accept themselves, and whether medical treatments and procedures are the best option for them.

The contributors will then meet with a team of top facial medical professionals to discuss potential bespoke treatment plans that use cutting-edge technology and equipment to assist them improve the aspects of their condition or appearance that bother them the most. Whether they choose to follow or not is up to them.

Emotional, uplifting and inspiring, Love My Face (w/t) is about celebrating difference, building confidence and self-esteem and empowering people to lead the lives they want.

Jono Lancaster said: "I'm incredibly proud to be a part of a project that supports individuals living with a facial difference make decisions that are right for them. I'm excited to have the opportunity to be able to share what I've learnt throughout my life with our candidates, in the hope that they can go forward however they choose and make those decisions with a little more self-love and confidence behind them."

Friday, 17 June 2022

First Look Images - Industry - Returning to BBC this autumn

Industry gives an insider's view of the blackbox of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure-cooker environment and sex and drug-fuelled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co's London office. Our graduates can no longer hide behind their graduate status in season two. Pierpoint's back-to-work-or-else directive has the trading floor more energised and paranoid than ever.

New U.S. management will be gasoline on the flames - an injection of cross Atlantic energy that lights a fire under each and every employee. Now Harper (Herrold), Yasmin (Abela) and Robert (Lawtey) must drive new business and make new alliances both in and out of the office as Pierpoint and its junior bankers seek to take every advantage in a post-Covid world.


After almost all secured positions at Pierpoint & Co., season two of Industry picks up a year after the height of the pandemic and stars returning 'Graduates' Myha'la Herrold (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies) as Harper Stern, Marisa Abela (Cobra) as Yasmin Kara-Hanani, Harry Lawtey (The Pale Blue Eye) as Robert Spearing, and David Jonsson (Deep State) as Gus Sackey; and 'Management' Ken Leung (Lost) as Eric Tao, and Conor MacNeill (Artemis Fowl) as Kenny Kilblane.

Stirring up the status quo at Pierpoint & Co. are new cast regulars this season Alex Alomar Akpobome (Twenties) as Danny Van Deventer, a wonderkid Executive Director from the New York office, Indy Lewis (La Fortuna) as Venetia Berens, Yasmin's newest recruit on the Foreign Exchange Sales Desk and Katrine de Candole (Dominion) as Celeste Pacquet.


Jay Duplass (The Chair) stars as reputable hedge fund manager Jesse Bloom, Sonny Poon Tip (Anatomy of a Scandal) as his son Leo Bloom, and Adam Levy (The Witcher) as Yasmin's playboy father Charles Hanani. Returning recurring cast include Sarah Parish as Nicole Craig, Nicholas Bishop as Maxim Alonso, Sagar Radia as Rishi Ramdani, Mark Dexter as Hilary Wyndham and Caoilfhionni Dunne as Jackie Walsh.

 

Industry (8x60') is created, written and executive produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; written and executive produced by Jami O'Brien. The series is a Bad Wolf Production for BBC and HBO and is executive produced by Jane Tranter, David P. Davis, Ryan Rasmussen for Bad Wolf and Ben Irving for BBC. Edo Ferretti produces. Additional writers include Matthew Barry, Zara Meerza, Joseph Charlton and Charly Evon Simpson. Directors include Birgitte Stærmose, Isabella Eklöf and Caleb Femi.












The Perfect Pitch has been greenlit for a second series

The pleasant and amusing series, which was funded by the Welsh Government through Creative Wales, follows a rotating cast of British families as they travel around the country in their cherished caravans, campervans, or motorhomes.

The campers will depart for more campsites in North Wales, North Yorkshire, and the Scottish Highlands, where they will participate in on-site and off-site activities as well as tour neighbouring sights. The families will judge each venue, with just one receiving the 'The Perfect Pitch' regional title, which comes with a monetary award of £2,000 and a coveted Perfect Pitch plaque.

This light-hearted competition format from Afanti Media is a celebration of the amazing British countryside and our new found love of the staycation, and will inspire viewers to get out and see it for themselves.

Simon Cooper, Executive Producer, Afanti Media said: "With staycations here to stay, we're delighted to have secured a second run. We'll be turning up the heat (hopefully) with more fun and friction in store as our camping critics hunt for the best holiday hotspots."

Rachel Job, SVP Non-Scripted Content at All3Media International commented: "Afanti Media have created a warm and high-quality series with Perfect Pitch and it's great news that a further series has been commissioned. Series 1 has been well received by international buyers, both for tape and format sales, and this additional volume is a real boon as it grows into a global brand".

Thursday, 16 June 2022

I am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been commissioned for the first time in Mexico and French Canada

ITV Studios' hit format I am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been commissioned for the first time in Mexico and French Canada, bringing the number of territories to have commissioned the format to 16. In Mexico the show is currently airing on Azteca produced by Acun, while Canada's Quebecor Content has commissioned a French-language version with a launch date on TVA soon to be announced.

Arjan Pomper, MD Global Entertainment, ITV Studios: "We are thrilled to see the continuing global expansion of this iconic game show. The format has grown rapidly to 16 countries in the past years and we are proud to have I'm a Celebrity....Get Me Out of Here! airing on Azteca and soon on TVA for the first time!"

In I am A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! a cast of celebrities swap their lavish lifestyle to compete in an iconic, interactive game show in the heart of a remote jungle. The celebs compete for food in terrifying tasks and disgusting challenges. If they fail, they go hungry! In this emotional rollercoaster, full of hilarious moments, we see friendships evolve and rivalries develop. Are you ready to see celebs like you've never seen them before?

First Image: The Undeclared War coming to Channel 4

The Undeclared War is set in 2024 and follows a top team of analysts buried deep within GCHQ, who are secretly working to prevent a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run-up to a general election. When a routine internet infrastructure stress test goes wrong, Saara Parvin (Hannah Khalique-Brown), a 21-year-old GCHQ intern, finds herself working on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. The series is the result of BAFTA award-winning creator Peter Kosminsky's careful research, and it lifts the veil on the most critical conflict of our time.

In a thrilling cat and mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences.  But how do you win a war most of the public don't know you're fighting?

Peter Kosminsky commented: "The Undeclared War has been many years in the making. It imagines how the next few years might play out in the domain of cyber warfare – a battle unseen by the public but with potentially devastating consequences. In my work, I've tried to shine a light on aspects of public policy which affect us all but where the details of what is taking place, often behind the scenes, are not well understood. I hope this drama will give audiences an insight into a world certain to impact our lives significantly in the years ahead."

Additional cast also features: Simon Pegg, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Mark Rylance and Kerry Godliman.

FULL EPISODE | KATHY BURKE: MONEY TALKS | S1 | EP2 | Channel 4

Kathy meets a man who's trying to build a strong community in one of Britain's most deprived towns, and the founder of the Big Issue, to explore whether governments are doing enough to tackle poverty

Saturday, 11 June 2022

FULL EPISODE - Unapologetic S01E04 - Channel 4

 


Anton Ferdinand shares his views on growing up in Peckham and preparing his kids to make their way in the UK. Panellists include Ekow Eshun, Inaya Folarin Iman and Dane Baptiste.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Series 3 of Breeders starring Martin Freeman & Daisy Haggard to return on 13 July on Sky Comedy

Sky Original Breeders, the comedy series starring Emmy and BAFTA-winning Martin Freeman (The Responder, Sherlock, Black Panther) and International Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes, Black Mirror) that explores the challenges of modern parenting, returns to Sky Comedy for its third season on Wednesday 13 July. Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Miranda) also joins the cast as a guest-star throughout the series.

Breeders continues to take a melancholy look at modern parenthood's challenges. Season 3 picks up days after Season 2 concluded, with the Worsley family still reeling after Luke (Alex Eastwood) hitting his father, Paul (Martin Freeman). Paul has left the house and is now staying with his mother-in-law Leah (Stella Gonet). He should be lonely, yet the simpler existence appeals to him. But, eventually, Luke will have to make atonement. Meanwhile, Ally (Daisy Haggard) is dealing with her own issues, including job, early menopause, and a poor connection with her newly adolescent daughter, Ava (Eve Prenelle). Gallows humour and copious glasses of wine can only go so far when it comes to calming the nerves...

All 10-episodes of Breeders will be available 13 July on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW. Catch up on the first two series available on demand.


Malpractice - New ITV drama starring Niamh Algar

Dr. Lucinda Edwards (Niamh Algar) is a brilliant, battle-tested doctor, but we meet her during a horrific shift that culminates with the death of Edith Owusu, an opiate overdose victim. Despite the approval of her medical supervisor, Dr. Leo Harris (A Discovery of Witches, Pennyworth, Sex Education), Edith's bereaved father, Sir Anthony Owusu (Crime, Strike), requests an investigation into Lucinda's activities on that fatal night.

Dr. Norma Callahan (Holding, The Virtues) and Lucinda's former colleague, Dr. George Adjei (Jordan Kouamé), are in charge of the medical investigation (Megalomania). Norma is sceptical of Lucinda's behaviour and decisions leading up to Edith's death, while George believes it was an unavoidable tragedy.

As the pressure of the investigation intensifies, Lucinda's relationship with husband Tom, played by Lorne MacFadyen (Pistol, Vigil) starts to fracture, and her confident professional exterior begins to crack. Is Lucinda hiding something?

Through the cat and mouse thriller of the medical investigation, Malpractice tells the story of a damaged doctor caught up in a dangerous conspiracy.

Filming in and around Leeds the Malpractice cast also includes: Hannah Walters (Boiling Point, Time) in the role of Matron Beth Relph, Priyanka Patel (Britney, Another Me) as Dr Rayma Morgan, Scott Chambers (Chicken, Innocent S2) as Dr Oscar Beattie, Tristan Sturrock (Poldark, Doc Martin) as Dr Mike Willet and Georgina Rich (Heartstoppers, War of the Worlds) playing Dr Eva Thornbury.  

Niamh Algar says:
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this project. I was blown away by Grace Ofori-Attah's script and the team attached in creating Malpractice. I'm a huge fan of Phil Barantini's work, his movie Boiling Point is an astonishing piece of work and I'm so excited to see how he approaches Malpractice.  I'm absolutely over the moon that we are working together on this special series."

Coming Soon

Warrior Island - new BBC Three physical challenge hosted by Jordan North

The new series, which is currently filming on an exotic island paradise, will follow eight young people who are caught in a rut and are cut off from the contemporary world in a month-long transformation programme aimed at enhancing their health and welfare via rigorous physical challenge.

Jordan North, says: "Nearly two years ago, in front of the nation, I was sick on the edge of a cliff and everything changed forever - from there I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and I haven't looked back since. Which is why I love this show. We're pushing eight young people well beyond their comfort zones to become stronger in body and mind to help turn their lives around."

Each of them will be paired with a 'Warrior' - experts in their specific fields of fitness and health - from MMA fighters to yogis, personal trainers to Olympians - who will mentor and push them every step of the way. Each will have a unique set of skills and an individual approach which they hope will push their trainees out of their comfort zone and help them overcome the problems they are facing in their life.

Warrior Island will be on BBC Three and iPlayer early next year.

Sue Barker stepping down from Wimbledon coverage

Sue Barker, who has spent the past 30 years at the helm of the BBC's live sports broadcasting, has decided to step down at the end of this year's Wimbledon event.

Sue has been the brilliant presenter of a fantastic range of major events across the BBC for the past three decades, including Wimbledon and Queens tennis, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Athletics Championships, the London Marathon, the Grand National, Royal Ascot, and Sports Personality of the Year.

Sue was the first woman to lead presenting for a BBC crown jewel event, and in building her own extremely successful career, she paved the door for a slew of bright women to follow in her footsteps.

Displaying star quality in front of the camera from the outset, Sue truly mastered the art of fronting up live, complex broadcasts, always without autocue! A Grand Slam winner with a hugely successful tennis career, Sue brought credibility, knowledge and her own inimitable style to her broadcasting role. Authoritative, yet warm and inclusive, her ability to put others at ease has allowed her to get the very best out of guests, pundits and competitors.

Sue has become a much-loved British broadcasting institution. Her unique onscreen ability and likeable, welcoming nature have endeared her to the British public ,whilst ensuring she is revered and respected by athletes and players from across the globe.

On her departure Sue Barker says: "What a wonderful time I've had working on some of the biggest sporting events around the world. I will miss it terribly but after 30 years I feel the time is right for me. I've worked with the best of the best.

Sue's final match will be the Wimbledon Men's Final on Sunday 10 July


Dance School - New Channel 4 Drama

Dance School is a new series created by Theresa Ikoko (Rocks, Girls) and Lisa Holdsworth (Discovery of Witches, Call The Midwife) that follows an eclectic group of dance students as they navigate the intense highs and lows of coming of age in today's complex world – captured through stories that are as joyful and funny as they are raw and truthful, brought viscerally to life through irresistible dance choreography.

Teacher Jackie - dynamic, determined, tough but passionate - heads up the Saturday class at the LAH and brings together our core friendship gang and dance ensemble: Puppy, Kobby, Liam, Tim, Francesca, Tash & Nohail– each of them unique, emotionally-complicated, independently-minded and trying to make their way in the world.

The drama series will include characters who have been painstakingly workshopped (with support from the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF)) and are based on genuine experiences from Leeds' inner city.

Dance School is a celebration of resilience, determination, and spirit which never shies away from relevant and hard-hitting themes. The series will shine a light on the pressures young people face but also provide a dynamic and energising insight into the city of Leeds and its people.

Street casting and recruitment starts in summer and the production will shoot in the Autumn in and around Leeds.

The production will present a fantastic opportunity for 10 Leeds-based people to break into the broadcast industry.


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Second Series of Channel 4 Prison Drama, Screws announced!

Channel 4 has announced the recommission of its hit prison drama, Screws. Series two promises to be bigger, bolder, and more dangerous than ever.

Our team of struggling jail officers, led by Leigh Henry (Nina Sosanya – His Dark Materials, Little Birds), is determined to make a fresh start after the devastating events of the series one finale. Moving on isn't always easy, as those behind the cell doors of C Wing know all too well. Leigh's new friendship with Rose (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell– Derry Girls) - and the secrets they share - will be strained to the limit with changes at the top and new faces both on the wing and in the staff room.

Rumours of an undercover cop on the wing threaten order at Long Marsh, and could rip open a criminal scheme involving at least one of our officers, as the entire team works to make a difference in the tangled lives of those in their care. And the truth will come out one way or another...

Faraz Ayub (Line of Duty, Suspicion), Stephen Wight (I May Destroy You, Manhunt), Ron Donachie (Titanic, Game of Thrones), and Laura Checkley (King Gary, Detectorists) will also be returning.

Screw series two will be filmed in the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.


Friday, 3 June 2022

First Image of Russell T Davies’ new drama, Nolly, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Noele Gordon

The first glimpse of Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, Enola Holmes series 1 and 2, The King's Speech, Harry Potter, Burton and Taylor) as Noele "Nolly" Gordon has been released as filming on the series commences.

Augustus Prew (The Morning Show, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) joins the cast as Tony Adams, Nolly's Crossroads co-star, devoted friend, confidante, and her occasional chauffer.

Emmy and BAFTA-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, League of Gentleman, Doctor Who) joins as inimitable entertainer Larry Grayson, who also shared a close and enduring friendship with Gordon.

Richard Lintern (Young Wallander, Silent Witness) is Ronnie Allen, who played Crossroads' suave hotel manager David Hunter. Antonia Bernath (Downton Abbey, Dickensian) is Jane Rossington, who starred in Crossroads as Jill Richardson, Meg's daughter. Clare Foster (The Crown, The Ex Wife) is Sue Lloyd, who played Barbara, wife of hotel manager David. Chloe Harris (Sherwood, The Spanish Princess) is Susan Hanson, who played Crossroads fan favourite Miss Diane. Lloyd Griffith (Ted Lasso, It's A Sin) is Paul Henry, who for over a decade played Crossroads' handyman Benny.

Con O'Neill (Happy Valley, Uncle) also joins the cast as Jack Barton, producer of Crossroads, and Tim Wallers (The Windsors, Belgravia) plays Barton's boss, and ATV's Controller of Programming, Charles Denton.

Bethany Antonia (House of the Dragon, Stay Close, Get Even) joins the cast as Poppy Ngomo, a young actor thrown into the world of Crossroads.

Noele (or Nolly to her friends) was a legend in her own lifetime. As flame-haired widow Meg Richardson in the long-running soap opera Crossroads, she was one of the most famous people in Britain. Then in 1981, at the height of the show's success and the peak of Nolly's fame, she was axed without ceremony, without warning and with no explanation. With the boss's words "all good things must come to an end" ringing in her ears, Noele Gordon found herself thrown out of the show that was her life for over 18 years.

Nolly brings the true Noele Gordon once more into the spotlight. The Queen of the Midlands, a star who could be tough, haughty and imperious, grandly sweeping into rehearsals from her Rolls Royce, but also a hard-working actress who was fiercely loyal and loved by cast and crew alike. And at last, the biggest question of all can be answered – why was she sacked? Nolly reveals the truth, the consequences, and the legacy of that terrible day.

Nolly is a bold exploration of how the establishment turns on women who refuse to play by the rules, the women it cannot understand and the women it fears. And it is a love letter to a legend of television, and to the madcap soap she starred in, Nolly is an outrageously fun and wildly entertaining ride through Noele Gordon's most tumultuous years, and a sharp, affectionate and heart-breaking portrait of a forgotten icon.

Inside No. 9 - Two New Series to come

Inside No. 9, the critically acclaimed and BAFTA-award winning anthology series created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, will return for series eight and nine, with twelve brand new episodes commissioned and produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions.

The news follows the series seven conclusion, Wise Owl, which aired on BBC Two at 10 p.m. this evening (Wednesday, June 1).

Inside No. 9 premiered in 2014 to widespread critical acclaim and a slew of prizes, including Best Scripted Comedy at the 2021 Bafta TV Awards. At the 2019 Bafta TV Awards, Steve Pemberton won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, and the series has also won two Bafta TV Craft Awards, two RTS Awards, and a slew of other accolades.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith say: "In the greatest plot twist ever, the BBC have commissioned another two series from us, taking "Inside No.9" to series 9. Since 2014, it has been the greatest gift to conjure these stories into being and we are thrilled there's still an appetite for more. What horrible surprises are there left to uncover? We remain as delighted and curious as you to find out."

Series eight and nine will stay true to show's anthology format with each series containing six brand new half hour films, each set in a different location. The style and tone changing each week, combining a different mix of horror, thriller, drama and comedy - always aiming to surprise, delight, unnerve and amuse.

Further information will be announced in due course.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

FULL EPISODE - Unapologetic - S01E03 - Channel 4

 


Yinka Bokinni and Zeze Millz discuss parenting and family matters with their panel, including comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, broadcaster Eddie Nestor and presenter Mercy Muroki