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Monday 31 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 8 on DVD

The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 8 on DVD is released on November 7th

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

Time for another trip down under, back to the town of Brokenwood, New Zealand, where the population is small and the murder rate is high, as The Brokenwood Mysteries returns for an eighth series. Following its run on UKTV Drama beginning tonight, Acorn Media International brings the much-loved show to DVD and digital as The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 8 and the full bumper box Series 1 to 8 Box set on 7 November 2022. 

This delightful Kiwi mystery drama follows Detective Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea – Go Girls), who arrives in the seemingly sweet and sleepy town of Brokenwood. Arriving in a classic car with a country music collection and an indeterminate number of ex-wives, Shepherd is joined by his by-the-book assistant, DC Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland – The Almighty Johnsons). It’s not long before Shepherd discovers that Brokenwood is full of secrets and suspicions... From mysterious murders to secret societies, alongside gruesome goings-on, killers lurk between the shadows in the seedy underbelly of this town.

Series Eight sees Brokenwood C.I.B’s finest, D.S.S. Mike Shepherd and his associates, Detective Kristin Sims, D.C. Daniel Chalmers (Jared Rawiri – Shortland Street), and Doctor Gina Kadinsky (Cristina Ionda – Filthy Rich) back for more enthralling investigations. This curious team of detectives work together with a warm camaraderie and deadpan humour against the background of sublime small-town New Zealand and must investigate fresh murder cases, including an ancient family feud which leads to the murder of a modern-day cowgirl, a dead body found in the most unlikely of places, murder most foul at a music festival, and could they possibly have Brokenwood’s first ever serial killer on their hands?

Featuring a soundtrack of Mike’s favourite soulful country music to match the rural setting, each series contains six enthralling stand-alone, feature-length murder mystery cases. Murder lies just around the corner in The Brokenwood Mysteries.

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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.
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Saturday 29 October 2022

The John Bishop Show coming back to ITV

Award-winning comedy superstar and actor John Bishop is back for a second series of his successful Saturday night topical chat show for ITV and ITVX, The John Bishop Show.

John is back for six more shows, bringing viewers a mix of his signature everyman stand-up, reviewing the week's events, and chit-chatting with some very special celebrity guests from the worlds of film, TV, music, and sport. John recently finished a hugely successful sold-out arena tour and starred in the most recent season of Doctor Who.

The new series will be preceded by The John Bishop End of Year Show, an irreverent look back at 2022.

John said:
"I was delighted with the response to the first series. It was great to give viewers a Saturday night show that offered an entertaining mix of comedy, interesting guests and topical discussion.  I can't wait to do another series.  And before that, I'm really looking forward to my end of year show - but its been such a quiet year, I don't know what I will talk about..!"

Dancing on Ice 2023 cast of professional skaters revealed

Lifted Entertainment, the company that invented and produces Dancing on Ice, has announced the professional skaters who will be paired with the celebrities for the upcoming season, which will air on ITV and ITVX in the new year.

A new addition to the 2023 line-up is world-class ice dancer Olivia Smart. Fresh from the 2022 Winter Olympics, Olivia brings a wealth of experience and undeniable talent to the line-up of professionals.

Returning to the new series are three Dancing on Ice favourites - Sylvain Longchambon, who last skated in the 2019 series and Vicky Ogden and Klabera Komini who both last skated in the 2021 series.

Meanwhile, Matt Evers, who has been a part of Dancing on Ice since it launched in 2006, returns to the show alongside fellow series favourites Alexandra Schauman and husband Łukasz Różycki, Mark Hanretty, Brendyn Hatfield, Vanessa Bauer, Tippy Packard and Colin Grafton.

All of the celebrity and professional skating partnerships will be confirmed shortly. The celebrity competitors taking part in the new series are actress and DJ Patsy Palmer, football legend John Fashanu, Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, olympic gymnast Nile Wilson, Coronation Street's Mollie Gallagher, Drag Queen and TV personality The Vivienne, TV personality Joey Essex, comedian Darren Harriott, actress and West End star Carley Stenson, singer Michelle Heaton and The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran.

Thursday 27 October 2022

TRAILER: New 4th Series of Succession


Succession explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor (Alan Ruck).

The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to IT pioneer Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgrd) is getting closer in series four. The Roys experience existential turmoil and family strife as they imagine what their life will be like when this seismic sale is completed. As the family considers a future in which their influence in culture and politics will be significantly reduced, a power struggle emerges.

The cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters, Annabelle Dexter- Jones, Juliana Canfield, and Jeannie Berlin. Additional cast includes Alexander Skarsgard, Cherry Jones, Hope Davis, Justin Kirk, and Stephen Root.

Countdown to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a selection of guest hosts

Baroness Floella Benjamin, Sir Trevor McDonald, Reverend Richard Coles and Moira Stuart to host Countdown.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary,  daytime show Countdown is set to welcome a string of new celebrity faces to the presenter's chair for a month long run of episodes.

Joining Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner will be criminal barrister and broadcaster Rob Rinder, newsreader and presenter Dan Walker, maths genius and writer Bobby Seagull and actor and presenter Christopher Biggins.

The 40th anniversary episodes of Countdown are airing this month. In November, 40 years to the day that Channel 4 started broadcasting, Paul Coia, the first Channel 4 continuity announcer who introduced Channel 4's first ever programme - Countdown - will return to introduce the show once again.

Doctor Who - The Return of everyone's favourite Doctor

With Doctor Who having gone woke in recent years, first with Jodie Whittaker being the first trans female Doctor, and then the announcement of affirmative action hire Ncuti Gatwa, a gay Rwandan actor, the shows makers managed to keep fans happy for now by bringing back David Tennant as the Doctor. Unfortunately, it will only be for 3 specials which will air in November 2023.

Under Jodie Whittaker, the ratings of Doctor Who plummeted to all-time lows, as hardcore fans of the series turned off in droves, and casual fans didn't bother tuning in at all. And with the backlash against the woke hiring of Ncuti Gatwa, which they know will drive ratings even lower, the shows makers have devised a clever plan to get views back before Ncuti Gatwa takes over. 

First, they bring back everyone's favourite Doctor, David Tennant to the role, and secondly, they bring with him, Donna Noble played by the lovable Catherine Tate. Their partnership with Tennant as the 10th Doctor brought huge ratings.

Fans will certainly enjoy the return of these two, and ratings I suspect will go back to pre-Whittaker levels, the only question is, will doing this, to introduce Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th Doctor work in the ratings? Or will people turn off for him just like they did Whittaker?

I know that many fans wanted the excellent Jo Martin to be the next Doctor, she has appeared already, but we have never seen a full run with her as Doctor, only in short appearances. Her story is one the fans are clamouring to see, and her Doctor character is much more in the tradition of the show, despite her being a woman.

Unfortunately, it seems that acting talent these days is put to the side, so that woke boxes can be ticked.

Jo Martin is a talented actress with over 30 years' experience. And we can only hope that the Ncuti Gatwa is over and done with pretty quickly, so we can get back to what made the show great.

Until then, let's enjoy David Tennant back in the role.

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Freddie Hunt joins as presenter on Car and Country: Rush

Freddie Hunt, professional racing driver, and son of 1976 Formula One World Champion James Hunt has joined the presenting team for the adventure travel and car series Car & Country: Rush. He will co-present alongside current presenters Deepak Narendran and Ashique Thahir for episode 7, set in Scotland during winter, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video. 

To coincide with Freddie Hunt joining the team, the series has been renamed from Car & Country to Car & Country: Rush.

Car & Country: Rush, available on Amazon Prime Video as part of the Prime Video Direct Content Submission Portal, has a unique format focussing on discovering the sights, sounds and culture of travel destinations all over the world. Every episode features its presenters driving stunning cars as they journey from one extraordinary location to another.

Freddie’s adventure starts in the Scottish Highlands, as he becomes part of the intrepid trio, and experiences the unpredictable and harsh Scottish winter from climbing in the wilderness of the cairngorms to white water rafting on the Findhorn during a snowstorm. 

To navigate the snow, mud, craggy hills and the challenges of the brutal off-road conditions abundant in the Highlands, the team employ the legendary original Land Rover Defender and its descendent the all-new Defender.

“I’m so pleased to be a presenter on Car & Country. Before I was contacted about it I didn’t know much about the series but as I learned more I got really excited. It’s such a cool series. We’ve shot one episode so far, in Scotland, which apart from the cold was a week of lots of fun. I can’t wait for the next episode!” said Freddie.

“Having Freddie in the show adds a whole new element to Car & Country. We can’t wait for people to see our Scottish trip now it’s available”, added Deepak.

If you want to discover the Highlands from behind the wheel of two of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever built, join Freddie, Deepak and Ashique on a travel adventure you won’t want to miss.

Car & Country: Rush, episode 7, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video - https://amzn.to/3supnh0

Monday 24 October 2022

Gordon, Gino and Fred are back for a brand-new Road Trip - Viva España!

The wait is over now. The three friends are resuming their road trip in pursuit of a brand-new adventure while enjoying the sights and delectable treats of sunny Spain.

Early in 2023, the critically acclaimed series will return to ITV and ITVX, with the lads once again behind the wheel of their cherished RV for an epic journey through Andalusia and Galicia.

The trio have already shared some incredible adventures, spectacular food and plenty of pranks after road-tripping across France, Italy, Scotland, Morocco, the US, Lapland and Greece. This time they will be let loose in Spain, in search of the best seafood, wine, tapas on offer.

Gordon, Gino and Fred will once again be battling it out for supremacy in everything from driving to cooking, jamón tasting and flamenco dancing, to some of their most extreme high adrenaline activities yet.

Bringing their very own brand of bromance and bickering in equal measure, expect more stunning locations, high octane surprises and above all, a determination to have the time of their lives in what looks set to be their most outrageous road trip yet.

Viewers can also look forward to two special episodes that will air over the festive period. 'Gordon, Gino and Fred: Unseen' will serve up a treat for fans featuring never-before-seen action from across their earlier Road Trip antics.

Sunday 23 October 2022

The Masked Dancer 2022 winner is Scissors

The final of The Masked Dancer reached its dramatic conclusion tonight and Scissors was crowned the champion of the 2022 series.

The panel - Peter Crouch, Davina McCall, guest Dawn French, Oti Mabuse and John Bishop (in for Jonathan Ross) - oversaw proceedings as this series' case came to a thrilling close.

After finding out they were the winner, Scissors was unmasked and revealed to be Glee superstar and dancer Heather Morris.

Heather told host Joel Dommett: "I was a dancer for Beyonce, I danced with her, I was one of two back-up dancers in [Single Ladies].

"I have had the best time. Seriously, this has made my heart so full."

She added: "My kids at home, I have two boys, we are huge Masked fans. My oldest, during the pandemic, would make masks himself... when I got the call for this, hands down, of course I'm going to do this, my kids will be in awe of me."

Wednesday 19 October 2022

TRAILER: True Colours - starring Rarriwuy Hick, Megan Hollier and Miranda Otto

Monday, 24h October 2022




Detective Toni Alma is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar, the Indigenous community she left as a child and has had little to do with over the years, in this gripping Australian crime drama starring Luke Arnold, Rarriwuy Hick, Megan Hollier and The Unusual Suspects’ Miranda Otto.


COMPETITION: Win The Secrets She Keeps Series 2 on DVD

The Secrets She Keeps Series 2 is released on 24th October.

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

Electrifying psychological thriller, The Secrets She Keeps had fans rivetted, and now this gripping and devastatingly tense Australian drama returns with a stellar second series.
What if the life you wanted belonged to someone else? Based on the worldwide bestseller by Michael Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps introduced viewers to influencer Meghan Shaughnessy (Jessica De Gouw – The Crown, Pennyworth) and troubled Brit Agatha (Laura Carmichael – Downton Abbey, Marcella), two pregnant women whose lives collide in a Sydney grocery store. But Agatha is not who she claims to be, and following an unforgivable crime sparked by obsession, deceit, and longing – their two worlds begin to implode...

The second series picks up two years later with both Agatha and Meghan struggling to deal with the devastating fallout from the life-changing events. In a maximum-security prison, Agatha faces the consequences of abducting Ben Shaughnessy and awaits sentencing. In the meantime, Ben's traumatised mum, Meghan struggles to rebuild her family's life. Her anxiety only heightens when Lorelei, a young journalist with a mysterious agenda, becomes fixated on Meghan and Agatha – who happens to be keeping a new secret of her own...

All three women have dark and worrying secrets to hide, and their lives rapidly begin to move in shocking new directions... Series Two promises bone-chilling twists and astounding turns as the chilling and complex interplay between Meghan and Agatha escalates and explodes.

Uncover The Secrets She Keeps, a spellbinding tale of obsession that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

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1. Closing date 31-10-22
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Tuesday 18 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win This is Gwar (A Shudder Exclusive) on DVD

This is Gwar on DVD is released on 24th October.

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

Take trip into the wild and extreme world of GWAR one of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster bands in the universe, that you’ve probably never heard of. This is GWAR is a wickedly entertaining, crazily captivating, stonking true story and Shudder Exclusive.

The film is set for its barnstorming Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 24 October 2022, courtesy of Acorn Media International and comes complete with a mother load of eye-watering extra including a commentary, a fascinating behind the scenes GWAR show feature and interviews, please see full list below.

This aural and visual delight tells the eye-opening and eye-wateringly terrific tale of an iconic collective who have been described as one of the sickest bands in the world and is told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for more than 30 years.

Scott Barber’s (The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story, American Clown) feature documentary provides an astounding, deeply honest, personal glimpse into the world of these shocking pioneers.

Formed in Richmond, Virginia 1984 – comprised of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc – GWAR quickly established themselves as heavy metal legends.

Following the early days of the band, through to their near-commercial success, this mind-blowing feature tells of a story from devastatingly dark times to triumph over adversity and includes a stellar line-up of contributors and fans including Jackass’ Bam Marger, actor Ethan Embry (Empire Records, Grace and Frankie, Sneaky Pete) and true original ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic). There’s also footage of their wickedly outlandish performances and a host of colourful interviews making this documentary a total blast from start to finish.

Loudly and proudly celebrating one of the most iconic and original heavy metal collectives, This is GWAR promises to rock your socks off – and then some.

Enter the unique, berserk, and utterly brilliant world of GWAR at your own risk.

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What year was Gwar formed?

Send your name, address and of course the answer to competition365@outlook.com

Quick Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 31-10-22
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Monday 17 October 2022

Join the legends on LEGEND's action-packed evening line-up


Live like a legend on LEGEND! From Monday 17th October, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, David Hasselehoff and Chuck Norris take over the airwaves on LEGEND in a newly-created weekday action-packed line-up from 5pm – 9pm.

This fantastic small-screen trip through the decades kicks off in the 60s with STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, Gene Roddenberry's iconic creation where we follow Kirk and his crew fighting galectic evil forces. The final frontier adventures continue at 6pm with 80s reboot STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION before we land on earth with another 80s cult favourite KNIGHT RIDER, staring ‘The Hoff’’, which continues in its 7pm slot. This is followed by 90s martial arts crime crusading favourite WALKER TEXAS RANGER, starring Chuck Norris.

Full programming details in transmission order:

From Mon 17 Oct @ 17:00 – STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES (Season 2, 1967)

The TV series that boldly goes where no other has gone before! Welcome to the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy. Kirk’s five-year mission is to seek out new life and new civilisations, bringing danger, extra-terrestrial drama and an array of deadly foes. In the second season, our intrepid crew encounter determined crew, the Enterprise encounters Klingons, Romulans, time paradoxes, tribbles and genetic supermen lead by Khan Noonian Singh.

From Mon 17 Oct @ 18:00 – STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (1987)

Set in the 24th century, when Earth is part of the United Federation of Planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) leads a new generation of Starfleet officers in the Enterprise NCC 1701-D spacecraft to seek out new planet and life forms in space. The hugely popular series, created by Gene Roddenbury, first aired in 1987 and ran for 178 episodes.

Continuing from Mon 17 Oct @ 19:00 – KNIGHT RIDER (Season2, 1983)

Knight Rider stars David Hasselhoff as a mysterious loner who fights crime with the aid of a super-advanced car equipped with artificial intelligence named K.I.T.T.. An invaluable tool in combatting injustice in the shadowy underworld of America, It has the ability to think and talk, often offering up hilarious witticisms that are remarkably clever considering he's a 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am. In the second season, Michael, K.I.T.T. and gang return for more roadside adventures. Whether in a drag race or fighting Michael's evil half-brother Garthe and his behemoth truck, this duo of man and super car are driving straight for thrills and excitement! At full speed!

From Mon 17 Oct @ 20:00 – WALKER TEXAS RANGER (1993)

Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, one of the last old-fashioned heroes in the West, is a protective friend but a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to bring a criminal to justice. With the help of retired ranger C.D. Parker, partner James Trivette and A.D.A. Alex Cahill, Walker ruthlessly fights for justice. Inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, this classic action series starring Chuck Norris, was first aired in 1993.

Friday 14 October 2022

TRAILER: I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2022


Featuring Bafta-winning hosts Ant and Dec, watch as they make their way back to Australia ready for the start of the brand new series. 

I'm A Celebrity is back with ITV confirming it will be shot in Australia after the past two years were filmed in Wales thanks to the pandemic.

Rumoured campmates include, Denise Van Outen, Boy George, Seann Walsh, Olivia Attwood, Charlene White, Danny Dyer, Mike Tindall, Sue Cleaver

As of yet, there has been no official return date usually the show starts in mid-November, starting on a Sunday night.

Series run for three weeks at a time with the final episode coming out in the first week of December.

I'm A Celebrity 2022 will premiere sometime in November on ITV.

Wednesday 12 October 2022

TRAILER: Souls - Sky Original


Today Sky revealed the official trailer for brand new Sky Original drama, Souls.

Allie, a pathologist in Stockholm, does everything in her power to keep her beloved pilot husband Leo from taking to the skies. Linn, 25, joins a cult in Berlin whose members, for various reasons, are eager to think there is life after death. After a terrible vehicle accident, Hanna awakens in a hospital in the middle of Germany and wonders how her 14-year-old son Jacob saved them both from drowning.

The fate of the three women is drastically altered when, a few days after the disaster, Jacob claims to suddenly remember a prior existence as the pilot of a vanished passenger airliner. Is he being truthful?

The series is led by rising star Aaron Kissiov ("The Wild Things: The Legend Lives") as Jacob alongside Brigitte Hobmeier ("Part of Us") as Hanna, Julia Koschitz ("Under the Pear Tree") as Allie, Lili Epply ("Ostwind - Ari's Arrival") as Linn, Aleksandar Jovanovic (“The Croatia Crime Fiction”) as Sebastian, Selam Tadese ("Snow Maiden") as Eddie, Godehard Giese ("Babylon Berlin") as Vincent, Abak Safaei-Rad ("Relationships") as Emma, Derya Dilber ("Wet Dog") as Mathilda and Laurence Rupp ("Barbarians") as Leo.

Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Music at CannesSeries TV Festival, the mind-bending series is coming to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW next month.

ITV have announced Maya Jama as the new host of Love Island.

Returning to South Africa for the first of two series next year, lovestruck singletons will be guided through the twists and turns of coupling up in the iconic Villa surroundings by the brand-new host.

Director of Reality Programming & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe & CITV, Paul Mortimer said:

"Finding a new host to follow the wonderful Laura Whitmore was never going to be easy. In Maya Jama though, we have another high profile fan of the show who'll be a great addition to the Love Island family. Cool, charming and charismatic, I speak for us all when I say Maya will also bring a unique presenting style to the show, as did Laura and, of course, the very much missed Caroline Flack. We're very pleased to have her on board."

Maya Jama said:

"I've always been such a massive Love Island fan and I'm so excited to be hosting one of the nation's favourite shows! I can't wait to get into the Villa to meet all of the Islanders."

Lifted Entertainment, Creative Director, Mike Spencer said:

"We are all really excited to welcome Maya Jama as the new host of Love Island. We can't wait to see her slow mo walk into that Villa for what is set to be a truly unmissable series."  

EastEnders stars return for Dot Branning's emotional funeral

This winter, some of Walford's most well-known characters will poignantly return to Albert Square to say goodbye to Dot Branning.

Old friends including Colin Russell (Lord Michael Cashman CBE), Barry Clark (Gary Hailes) George 'Lofty' Holloway (Tom Watt), Mary 'the punk' Smith (Linda Davidson) and Disa O'Brien (Jan Graveson) will join Dot's step-granddaughter Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) to say goodbye.

The cast members who are returning are presently shooting scenes that will update viewers on their lives as they share their favourite recollections of Dot.

For the actors, it's also a chance to honour their beloved co-star June Brown, who passed away aged 95 in April this year.

Executive Producer Chris Clenshaw said it was important to bring back significant people from Dot's life to join her Walford loved ones for her final farewell. Chris says: "It's an honour to invite so many of Walford's beloved characters back to pay tribute to Dot. Over the years, Dot profoundly impacted the lives of many young people struggling with life's biggest challenges. Her warmth, heart and compassion changed lives – so we wanted to reunite some of the people she helped the most. I'm thrilled these talented and generous actors wanted to share this special experience with us so we can give Dot a fitting send-off."

The last time Lord Cashman returned as Colin was in 2016 for a storyline that challenged Dot's beliefs about same-sex marriage.

Colin invited Dot to his wedding, knowing that she may decline because of her religious views on gay marriage. However, after some deep, thoughtful scenes, Dot changed her mind and made Colin's day.

With great sadness and some life-changing news, Colin returns this time to catch up with Sharon, Kathy and other old friends.

Lord Cashman says: "When I was asked back I didn't even hesitate because I couldn't have imagined not being there for June, and I know Colin couldn't have imagined not being there for Dot – they had that amazing, deep friendship that lasted during their years, and it was exactly the same with June and me. June was unique, and there are so many incredible stories I could tell, but amongst my favourite moments of Dot was her monologue to Jim – she was a character, and actress, that will last beyond the test of time."

Colin will appear alongside ex-love Barry for the first time since 1989. The couple split up in 1988, and Barry left to become a DJ on a cruise ship. However, Gary Hailes returned the following year for co-star Michael's Walford exit. Viewers will wonder where Colin and Barry now fit into each other's lives, so many years after their bittersweet break-up.

Gary says: "Being invited back to the show after almost 30 years away was exciting, scary, and strange, but overall it was really nice! EastEnders has always been a big part of my life so to have the opportunity to come back – there were nerves – but that quickly turned into excitement, and warmth at the chance to honour Dot. June was an incredibly genuine person both on and off-screen, she really cared and was attentive to people. That's one thing I'll never forget."

Deeply religious Dot extended Christian charity to many of Walford's waifs and strays over the years. She spent a lot of time counselling Mary 'the punk' Smith and helping her care for her daughter Annie. Dot was reunited with Mary and Annie in 2019 at Dr Legg's funeral, where Linda Davidson returned to acting to film the heartfelt scenes. Now she's back again to honour June Brown and Mary's relationship with Dot.

Linda says: "I felt honoured to be asked to come back. It's going to be an emotionally difficult few days, however, the script is wonderful and it's a joyful tribute to an East End legend! We were close friends for 37 years so I have quite the memory bank to choose from! But professionally, the highlight of my career was when Dot asked Mary to kneel and pray with her – there wasn't a dry eye amongst all the crew! June really tutored me on the art of being still and taking my time in the scene and was such a generous caring actor. I loved her very much."

Disa also turned to Dot for support following the birth of her daughter Jasmine. Dot helped Disa trap her abuser, stepfather Ken, and reconnect with her estranged mother before she left in 1991 to start a new life up North. Disa hasn't been seen since, but her return will stir up difficult memories for one Walford resident.

Jan says: "I am absolutely thrilled to be invited back to EastEnders to play Disa again and to honour the wonderful and unique character of Dot Cotton. I remember only too well of Dot and Disa's long dramatic scenes together and how they gripped the nation. Her notes, her suggestions, taught me so much. I have not, as yet, felt anything close to that energy, conviction and rapport, and probably never will. Dot - and June - was an inspiration to me, a brilliant actress to work with and a beautiful heart who became a lifelong friend"

Viewers will be delighted to see Tom Watt reprise his role as hapless Lofty, who also made a return in 2019 for Dr Legg's send-off. During his reunion with Dot and Sharon, Lofty was revealed to be a successful businessman with a chain of pubs. The sad news of Dot's death brings him to the Square again, where he'll prove to still have plenty of the old Lofty left in him.

Tom says: "June was amazing as Dot. She completely inhabited the character: grew with her, suffered with her and faced life's troubles with her. As soon as Dot appeared on screen, you knew June had all that history lighting up every look and every line in every single scene she was a part of."

Finally, Jacqueline Jossa will bring Lauren Branning home as her family gathers to honour her beloved step-grandmother. Lauren has been in New Zealand since 2018, where she started a new life with her son Louie.

But now she's back, Lauren will find much has changed in Albert Square – and she's very keen to get to know one handsome resident.

Jacqueline says: "Coming back to EastEnders for Dot's funeral was a no-brainer, and it was a real honour to be invited back. I had a lot of fun but, of course, it was bittersweet. It was amazing to be back, but hard to be filming this storyline. I can tell the viewers now that Dot gets the beautiful send-off that she deserves. June was the light and joy of EastEnders. I had so much fun working with her, the incredible stories and how infectious & witty she was. June is a legend and I miss her very much."

The Handmaid’s Tale returns to Channel 4

The Handmaid's Tale, which is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel of the same name, tells the tale of life in the totalitarian dystopia of Gilead, which is located in what was formerly the United States. As a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his bitter wife, Offred (played by Elizabeth Moss), one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the authoritarian Republic of Gilead, fights to survive.

The latest series will see June (Moss) face the consequences of killing Commander Waterford (played byJoseph Fiennes) while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead's influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) works with Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) and Nick (Max Minghella) as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and Moira (Samira Wiley) fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah. Other cast returning to the series are, Madeline Brewer as Janine, Amanda Brugel as Rita and Sam Jaeger as Mark.

Channel 4 is officially set to return with the fifth series of The Handmaid's Tale airing later this month.

Monday 10 October 2022

Big Brother 2023 Applications are officially open

The application period for the forthcoming Big Brother 2023 season has now officially opened, ending the wait for prospective roommates. Visit BigBrother.com to submit an application if you think you have what it takes to live in the fabled Big Brother House.

A cast of new desperate faces from all aspects of UK life (aka. producer picked wannabe celebs from London) will participate in the new series from Initial (a Banijay UK firm), slated to broadcast in 2023 on the original reality show's new home on ITV2 and ITVX. They will try to captivate the public and win a life-changing sum of money, and ultimately get 15 minutes of fame, and if they are lucky, land a guest presenting slot on ITV's This Morning.

Applications to be a housemate will close on January 27th, 2023

Thursday 6 October 2022

British actor David Cheung lands stunt acting role in new Star Wars series Andor.

British Stunt Actor Performs His Own Stunts In George Lucas Latest Franchise.

David Cheung stars in the brand new Andor Star Wars series, currently airing on Disney Plus. The Andor series is a prequel to the Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One and debuted to high ratings.

David Cheung plays West 2, a member of the Pre-Mor Enforcement or corporate tactical force (West Team), who is sent on a mission to Ferrix in Tac pods to track down Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). He acts alongside Alex Ferns and Kyle Soller in episodes 2 and 3 of Andor.
His talent has landed him roles acting alongside Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany and Taylor Lautner, with film credits including Batgirl, Gangs Of London 2, Tom Hardy's Havoc, Michael Bay's 6 Underground, Final Fantasy XV and Netflix show The Bubble.

London-based David was a student at the prestigious Identity School Of Acting, known for producing stars such as Letitia Wright, Malachi Kirby, Damson Idris and Melanie Liburd.

Performing his own stunts, he is a member of the British Stunt Register, qualifying in six disciplines, including rally racing, PADI diver master, SPA rock climbing instructor and a black belt in martial arts. David Cheung is among an elite few hundred people in the world to be accepted as a member of the British Stunt Register.

About David Cheung
David Cheung has worked alongside Rowan Atkinson in the Mr Bean Snickers Kung Fu commercial - a social media sensation clocking up millions of views.

David was also the face of Gillette Asia Blue for three years running and was the 'Chinese James Bond' in Guy Ritchie's Ted Baker Selfridges Fashion Campaign.

He has been featured in many global media outlets, including Elle magazine.

Official website: www.davidcheungofficial.com

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings coming to ITV2

From vespas to Verona to vineyards… Love Island winners Ekin-Su and Davide make a return trip to ITV2!

On Love Island, Ekin-Su and Davide had a wonderful adventure full of romance, arguments, and tiramisu. They captured the public's affection and were ultimately named the Love Island champions. After a summer of romance, the couple is now ready to return to our screens with flirtation, fun, and laughter.

With their boarding cards at the ready, the self-described "Italian Snack" and "Turkish Delight" will pack their bags once more for two brand-new adventures in this two-part series created and produced by Lifted Entertainment, a division of ITV Studios.

For the first time since leaving the Love Island Villa, Davide will return to Italy and his hometown Frosinone with Ekin-Su by his side. But before he heads home, Davide will give Ekin-Su a taste of Italy as the pair embark on a whistle-stop tour of the Italian city of love, Verona, made famous by lovers Romeo and Juliet.

Then they will travel through the Tuscan valley and eventually jet off to Turkey, where they will visit Istanbul. Ekin-Su will introduce Davide to the acting colleagues she met while living and working as an actress in Turkey. They will also venture on a eight-hour road trip in a campervan to Ekin-Su's family village of Odemis. As they spend a night sleeping in their motorhome, cue the drama of living in confined spaces.

Along the way viewers will be introduced to the pair's family and friends, from parents to siblings to grandparents and more. But will pancake professional Ekin-Su be able to impress Davide's family with her cooking skills? Time will tell when she prepares some homemade Gnocchi with the help of Davide's mum.

From sun, sea, Turkish baths and belly dancing, this is set to be another fantastic trip for the couple. And, of course, they'll make time for a couples workout along the way.

Monday 3 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win My Life is Murder: Series 2 on DVD

My Life is Murder: Series 2 is released on 10th October.

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

Award-winning actor and screen favourite Lucy Lawless returns for the second series one of Australia’s most popular crime dramas My Life is Murder. This entertaining crime drama premiered exclusively on Acorn TV, and following its TX on Alibi this August, My Life is Murder Series 2 is set to arrive on DVD, and digital, alongside My Life is Murder Complete Series 1 – 2 Box set on 10 October 2022, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Renewed for a third season, it’s the perfect time to catch up with ex-cop turned detective Alexa Crowe (Lucy Lawless – Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation). This series sees her return to her New Zealand hometown after years living in Australia where she’s called upon to investigate puzzling murders by series newcomer – charismatic DI Harry Henare (Rawiri Jobe – The Brokenwood Mysteries).

Alexa is once again joined in Auckland her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans – To Be, The Heart Guy) who’s closer than ever to her mentor – quite literally, as she winds up living in Alexa’s apartment. But to truly make a fresh start, Alexa must deal with the family troubles she’s avoided for decades, starting with her wayward brother...

This series finds Lucy investigating the death of a drag queen, a museum curator's murder, the mysterious demise of an ambitious young winemaker and a very cold case of a chef found dead in his walk-in freezer. Can she endure a survival expert murder case and help in the death of a self-help guru?

Series 2 welcomes new faces, including cafe owner Reuben (Joe Naufahu, Game of Thrones), and sees Lucy Lawless reunite with Xena: Warrior Princess co-star Renée O’Connor along with other fabulous guest stars, including: William Shatner (Star Trek), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home), Jay Ryan (It: Chapter Two), Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead) and Bill Bailey (Black Books).

Settle down for a murder mystery adventure that promises sharp wit, charming characters, and plenty of drama with My Life is Murder Series 2.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.


Quick Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 17-10-22
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

COMPETITION: Win The Walking Dead: World Beyond Final Season on Blu-ray

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is released on 10th October.

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

Prepare to go beyond the favourite cult zombie hit The Walking Dead, with this wicked spin-off that returns for its grand finale. Sink your teeth into The Walking Dead World Beyond: Final Season – that takes us on a gloriously gruesome and gripping journey through this archaic apocalyptic world.

Expanding on the long-running monster-hit universe of The Walking Dead, this series delves into new mythology that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilisation of a post-apocalyptic world. The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Final Season is set for a Blu-ray and DVD release on 10 October, courtesy of Acorn Media International, alongside the The Walking Dead World Beyond: Complete Box set.

Picking up where the first series left off, it concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale – The Red Line, War Paint), her rebellious adopted sister Hope (Alexa Mansour – Unfriended: Dark Wed, Loco Love), the intellectual Elton Ortiz (Nicolas Cantu – The Good Place, The Powerpuff Girls) and the mysterious Silas Plaskett (Hal Cumpston – Bilched, Nine Perfect Strangers) –  four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world.

As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found...

In series one we meet the group of teenagers in Nebraska, 10 years after the end of the world. On an important quest, the teens are pursued by both those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them as they brave dangers, known and unknown, living, and undead... 

If you're hungry for zombie drama and apocalyptic adventure, delve into the darkness of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.


Quick Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 17-10-22
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

TRAILER: My Life is Murder Series 3 - starring Lucy Lawless


TV favourite Lucy Lawlass (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) resumes her lead role as retired detective and sourdough superstar Alexa Crowe in 10 brand-new episodes, the first two premiere exclusively on 10th Oct, with two episodes arriving weekly on subsequent Mondays.

Alexa takes on a raft of fascinating, powerful and surprising suspects – from eccentric billionaires and grieving florists to tango dancers and fiery fashionistas in this brand-new series. The only thing they have in common is that none of them are expecting her unique brand of crime solving… but they'll quickly learn that this savvy sleuth is not to be underestimated.

Her small ‘found family’ of fierce supporters, friends and fellow investigators are back: her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison (Ebony Vagulans), charismatic detective Harry (Rawiri Jobe), and café owner Reuben (Joe Naufahu, Game of Thrones) – and that’s before her actual family members turn up to add their own drama.

Saturday 1 October 2022

TRAILER: The Great Game - Coming to Sky


The Great Game, a brand-new Sky Original drama, has an official first-look trailer that was just released by Sky. The eight-part series is an Italian production by Sky Studios and liseo Entertainment that explores the high stakes of the lucrative yet cruel football transfer market. This November, the series will premiere in the UK on Sky Atlantic and the streaming service NOW.

The football transfer market is one of the most exciting times of the entire football season, and this dramatisation takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the seedy and glamorous market through the eyes of protagonist Corso Manni. Billionaire deals, ruthless characters, fantasy settings, and nail-biting negotiations are all featured in this drama.

Discredited by false accusations, Corso (Francesco Montanari) has gone from being the golden boy of ISG, Italy’s largest football agents’ company, to a pariah. With the help of young agent Marco Assari (Lorenzo Aloi), Corso begins to rebuild his career by competing against his ex-wife Elena De Gregorio (Elena Radonicich) and her father Dino De Gregorio (Giancarlo Giannini), for the lucrative signing of football champion Quintana (Jesus Mosquera Bernal) and young talent Antonio Lagioia (Giovanni Crozza Signoris). An unexpected game of alliances and betrayals takes shape with the arrival on the scene of Sasha Kirillov (Vladimir Aleksic), an experienced agent of the Russian company Plustar, who is determined to win the Italian football market and the prestigious signings held by ISG.