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Saturday 25 February 2023

NEWS: Social Media Murders streaming on ITVX from 02/03 & 09/03

 

2nd March

Episodes 1&2 of Social Media Murders Series 2

The four films in this second season centre on the victim, with social media messages and recordings.

The first episode is titled The Murder of Ashley Wadsworth; a teen Mormon flies around the world to meet a British boy she met on social media... But she is slain only eight weeks after arriving in Essex.

The second episode focuses on Mikey Rainsford's murder. In his own house, a popular young skater with a large social media following is killed. Merseyside Police discover Snapchat can help them find his killers.

9th March

Episodes 3&4 of Social Media Murders Series 2

Episode three focuses on the murder of Bianca Devins. A young woman in upstate New York is murdered and the killer posts footage of his heinous crime all over social media. Her family are sent the gruesome images of the crime before the police have had a chance to confirm what has happened. The family are then forced to battle social media platforms to remove the awful evidence from the internet.

Episode four is entitled The Murder of Alice Ruggles.  This is the chilling story of how a young woman was brutally killed by a calculating ex-boyfriend, who used social media and the internet to stalk and torment his victim, before taking her life in her Newcastle home. With previously unseen social media correspondence between Alice and her friends, family and the perpetrator the documentary explores how cyberstalking eventually led to murder.

Social Media Murders streaming on ITVX from 02/03 & 09/03

TRAILER: Dublin Narcos - Coming to Sky Documentaries and NOW from March 4th.

 


Sky has today released the official trailer for Sky Original series, Dublin Narcos, ahead of its broadcast on Sky Documentaries and NOW from March 4th.

The new three-part documentary recounts the tale of how Dublin went from being a city plagued by the recession in the 1980s to a burgeoning metropolis in the 1990s. Its criminals shifted along with its fortune. They spotted new opportunities. Those opportunities were sourcing and selling a succession of illegal substances – heroin, ecstasy and cocaine. As these drugs exploded in popularity, they came to redefine life and crime in Ireland, making millions for some, while fuelling a rise in addiction, violence and organised crime for many others.

Fusing documentary and drama, Dublin Narcos tells the story of how drugs changed the fabric of Dublin, which can still be seen to this day. This ground-breaking series hears first-hand from an extraordinary cast of characters, swept up in the burgeoning new business of drugs – from the kingpins to the Gardaí who struggled to find new ways to bring down the new breed of criminal; from local mums who fought battles with dealers, to cocaine couriers and club owners; and from ravers who rode the wave of drug fuelled euphoria, to users whose forays into dealing led to their own downfall. Crucially, the series also hears from the fearless journalists whose attempts to expose the drug barons eventually lead to the death of one of their bravest, Veronica Guerin.

Produced by Blast! Films in conjunction with Sky Studios, Dublin Narcos will premiere on Sky Documentaries and NOW on Saturday March 4th at 9pm.

NEW IMAGES: Kevin McKidd and Vinette Robinson in action in crime thriller, Six Four

Six Four starts streaming on 30th March on ITVX

Today, ITV released a series of first-look images for the thrilling new crime drama Six Four, starring Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy, Trainspotting) and Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point, Sherlock, The A-Word) as leads Chris and Michelle O'Neill.

Six Four, a four-part event drama written by BAFTA Scotland Award-winning screenwriter Gregory Burke (Black Watch), directed by Ben A. Williams (Sherwood, Baghdad Central), and produced by prestigious House Productions (Sherwood, Brexit - The Uncivil War), is scheduled to premiere on ITV's brand-new, free streaming service ITVX on March 30.

The drama, which is primarily set in Glasgow and is based on the best-selling book Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama, tells a dark and compelling tale of kidnapping, corruption, treachery, and an unwavering quest for the truth after Chris and Michelle O'Neill's teenage daughter goes missing.

Serving police detective, Chris, played by Kevin McKidd, is provided with a startling revelation about an infamous, unsolved case that once divided the police when a local girl called Julie Mackie disappeared. Now, reeling from the news that his own daughter has gone missing, Chris is approached by a journalist who tells him that fatal mistakes were covered-up in Julie's disappearance. Revisiting the case, Chris uncovers a series of undeniable errors, corruption and unbridled ambition.



As Chris fights to make sense of what he's discovered, his wife Michelle, played by Vinette Robinson, takes matters into her own hands in search of their daughter. Using skills she learned as a former undercover officer, Michelle takes ever-increasing risks as she follows a trail of clues into the criminal underworld she previously escaped from, where vice and extortion had the power to reach to the top of the political establishment.

While Chris and Michelle do everything they can to get to the truth, the daughter of the Justice Minister is suddenly kidnapped, just as the minister is on the cusp of achieving a political election victory. The kidnap has unnerving similarities to the Mackie case. Is the past repeating itself, or is the explosive truth of what really happened to Julie Mackie about to be revealed?


Crufts is back on TV!

The world's most famous dog show returns to television screens with more than 16 hours of coverage on Channel 4 and More4.

Despite being disgustingly cruel to inbreed dogs, which in turn causes all manner of health issues, Channel 4 deems it a money maker to provide wall to wall coverage.

This year, Clare Balding will be joined by Sophie Morgan and Radzi Chinyanganya, two hosts who made their Crufts debuts in 2022. Dr. Paul Manktelow, a veterinarian, and renowned dog trainer Ashleigh Butler are both coming back and competing in the programme. Chloé Fuller, a pet nutritionist and advocate for assistance dogs who has taught her dog Ted more than 100 commands to aid her around the home, and Chirag Patel, a dog behaviourist, will also be featured in the coverage, along with two additional special guests.

This year's Crufts will run from the 9th to the 12th of March and viewers will be able to follow the event across Channel 4 platforms, including on demand on All 4. Some 20,000 dogs will be at the NEC Birmingham as Crufts marks its 133rd year. This year's coverage is set to include classic favourites such as live Flyball, Agility, Heelwork to Music, The Kennel Club Hero Dog award and of course, the infamous Best in Show title for which 222 different breeds can compete.

Clare Balding said: "Crufts is always a massive highlight of my year. There's really nothing like it, the sights and sounds of the place, the agility, heelwork to music, flyball and judging every day, the people and of course the dogs! For a dog lover, there's nothing like it and as a viewer there's nowhere better to find expert tips, advice, and guidance on how best to look after your own dog, and basically just indulge your passion for all things canine."

The coverage line-up also includes a spotlight on some of Britain's fast disappearing native breeds, dog ownership in a cost-of-living crisis, canine communication, and expert advice on responsible dog ownership and care. Viewers will also be able to get involved from home across all of Channel 4's social channels and via Whatsapp QR code. Organised and hosted by The Kennel Club, the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare, and training, it is the largest show of its kind in the world and has been broadcast by Channel 4 and produced by Sunset+Vine since 2010.

How to watch

THURSDAY 9 MARCH

15.00-16.00 – Channel 4

18.30-20.00 – More4  

20.00-21.00 – Channel 4

 

 FRIDAY 10 MARCH

15.00-16.00 – Channel 4

18.30-19.30 – More4  

19.30-21.00 – Channel 4

 

 SATURDAY 11 MARCH

15.00-18.00 – Channel 4  

19.00-21.00 – Channel 4

 

 SUNDAY 12 MARCH

15.30-18.00 – Channel 4  

19.00-21.00 – Channel 4 Crufts 2022: Best In Show Live

Monday 20 February 2023

Free Full Episode -The Flatshare Episode 1 'Meet Cute'

 


Watch episode one of The Flatshare, a series adapted from Beth O'Leary's bestselling novel, starring Anthony Welsh and Jessica Brown Findlay, right here, for free. 

Two cash-strapped London twenty somethings (Welsh, Findlay) share a bed, the catch is - they have never met and, if their plan works out, they never will. But as the Post-it Notes start to fly, each gets unexpectedly drawn into the other's messy, complex life. 

Stream all six episodes of The Flatshare, exclusively on Paramount+.

Episode 1, Meet Cute: After a brutal breakup, journalist Tiffany agrees to timeshare a bed with hospice nurse Leon. In theory, they'll never have to meet. But as the Post-its start to fly, things get complicated.

COMPETITION: Win Upright Series 2 on DVD



Upright Series 2 on DVD is out on February 27th

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

Synopsis: 
It’s time to go down under and get Upright, as the acclaimed Aussie road-trip comedy-drama returns for its brilliant second season. Man of the moment, award-winning all-rounder Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical) and House of the Dragon’s shining young star Milly Alcock are back as the unlikely and endearing duo whose lives collided in Season One. Now, they’re reunited once more for drama and adventure on the road to who knows where?
 
Upright Season Two is set to arrive on DVD and digital on 27 February 2023, courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its debut on Sky alongside the Upright Season One and Two Box set.

It's four years since we left the adventurous pair. Lucky (Minchin) has returned to Sydney where he’s finally achieved the musical success he’s always longed for…. but fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be...  now he’s an emotional mess, with a drinking problem and his relationship with his TV star girlfriend is on the rocks. As if things couldn't get any more chaotic, there's a knock on the door…  Meg (Alcock) is back, and she needs Lucky's help.

Trading the desert for the steamy tropics of Queensland, Lucky and Meg embark on a new quest –  to find Meg's mum, Linda, who left when she was a child.  But things don’t always run smoothly… there are twists and turns and sometimes danger on their epic trip, plus there’s a worrying secret Meg’s keeping from Lucky.

As they cross the stunning Gold Coast in search of ghosts and connections, will our plucky duo find the answers they’re looking for?

Juggling grief and complex family dynamics with gleefully dark humour Upright is an endearing, life-affirming road trip with heart and soul.

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Sunday 19 February 2023

Changing Ends - New Comedy with Alan Carr

 


The new autobiographical comedy for ITVX, Changing Ends, starring Alan Carr, has begun filming.

The multi-award-winning Baby Cow Productions' brand-new 6 x 30 autobiographical comedy Changing Ends, starring Alan Carr, is now in production (Chivalry, The Witchfinder, Gavin & Stacey, Alan Partridge).

The BAFTA-winning Alan Carr and the Scottish BAFTA & RTS winner Simon Carlyle (Two Doors Down) collaborated on Changing Ends, which is based on Alan's personal experiences growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager in Northampton in the 1980s.

Alan will star in the series as himself in present day, whilst taking on the role of young Alan is rising star Oliver Savell (Belfast). Confirmed today also joining the cast are Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan playing Alan’s parents Graham and Christine along with Taylor Fay as his younger brother Gary.

Playing Alan’s neighbours are Rourke Mooney and Gabby Best as Charlie and Angela along with Harry Peacock as Nigel. Guest stars include David Mumeni as Mr Chapman and Michael Socha as Adam.

The comedy series will be more than just a trip down memory lane, it’s a love letter to a time and a town where things weren’t always so inclusive. Told with warmth and wit, it follows Alan’s journey through puberty, adolescence, and finally self-discovery, all against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain. As showcased in many of Alan’s stand-up shows, his experience as a gay teenager in the East Midlands is a veritable treasure trove with a rich comedic seam, whether it’s his sexual awakenings, his daily battle with bullies or navigating the highs and lows of Fourth division football. It’s about school and family, Kevin Keegan and George Michael, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match of the Day and you’re a bit Miss Marple.

Saturday 18 February 2023

After the Flood - New 6 Part Thriller coming to ITV

ITV commissions six-part mystery thriller, After the Flood.

Starring Sophie Rundle, Philip Glenister, Lorraine Ashbourne, Nicholas Gleaves, Jonas Armstrong, Matt Stokoe and Jacqueline Boatswain.

Produced by Nicola Shindler's Quay Street Productions and written by acclaimed screenwriter Mick Ford

A deadly flood strikes a town in the mystery-thriller After the Flood. Police believe that an unknown person became trapped as the floods rose after he was found dead in a lift in an underground parking garage, and as the investigation progresses : The character of Joanna Marshall, played by Sophie Rundle, becomes fixated with learning what transpired to him.

Why does no one recognize him and how did he enter the elevator?

The mystery unfolds across the series while we also see the real impact of climate change on the lives of residents in this small town. The floods threaten to expose secrets, and fortunes and reputations are at stake. But how far will people go to protect themselves?

Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders) plays police officer Joanna Marshall, Philip Glenister (Belgravia, Life on Mars) takes on the role of property developer Jack Radcliffe and Lorraine Ashbourne (Sherwood, Bridgerton, I Hate Susie) is confirmed to play Jo's mother, Molly.

Nicholas Gleaves (The Crown, The Rising, Bodyguard) plays Sergeant Phil Mackie, Jo's boss and surrogate father figure, and Matt Stokoe (Cursed, Jamestown) is on board to play Jo's husband, Pat.

Jonas Armstrong (The Bay, Floodlights) takes on the role of Lee, a seemingly heroic local man, and Jacqueline Boatswain (Carnival Row, Anansi Boys) is cast as local politician Sarah Mackie.

The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer - Winners

On February 17th, during a star-studded ceremony presented by Tom Allen and televised live on Channel 4, The National Comedy Awards winners were announced.

Comedy and entertainment luminaries including Grayson Perry, Fiona Allen and Doon Mackichan from Smack the Pony, Katherine Ryan and Munya Chawawa, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee and Amelia Dimoldenberg, and Self Esteem presented the awards.

The public cast votes for major prizes in a range of categories that honor the world of comedy in all its manifestations, honoring both new and veteran British comic talent. Recent comedies, panel shows, written and unscripted comedies, as well as the funniest podcasters, were all competing for votes.

After Life took home a hattrick of awards, winning Best Scripted Comedy, Outstanding Comedy Actor for Ricky Gervais and Outstanding Supporting Role for Diane Morgan.

Chris and Rosie Ramsay's Shagged Married Annoyed won Best Comedy Podcast for the second consecutive year. Also for the second time, Katherine Ryan received the Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance and Taskmaster won Best Comedy Entertainment Show.

In the wake of the final series of Derry Girls, Saoirse Monica Jackson received the award for Best Comedy Actress and elsewhere Lee Mack was named Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performer.

Following a live fan vote during the ceremony, Joe Lycett won the Best Stand-Up Show Award for his show, Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Joe Lycett? How Do You Joe Lycett?

Joe Lycett was also awarded the Comedy Game Changer Award, receiving a standing ovation as he took to the stage to accept the gong from Sir Grayson Perry. In his tongue-in-cheek acceptance speech, Joe paid tribute to Liz Truss, Nadine Dorries and Hugo Boss, amongst others.

He said: "I've written some names of people I should thank… Liz Truss, couldn't do it without you, girl. Hugo Boss, I'd like to thank Hugo Boss for designing those lovely Nazi uniforms and then to the company Hugo Boss for their unending appetite to protect their intellectual copyright. To everyone on Twitter with a football logo as their profile picture for keeping me grounded. To Nadine Dorries for everything she's done for culture. To the BBC chairman Richard Sharp for that loan you gave me, thank you Richard. I was struggling when I started out and he kept me afloat. I'd like to dedicate this award to the Channel 4 lawyers who protected me throughout my career from myself. And with that in mind, I'd like to say Richard Sharp should stand down as the BBC chairman and that's not my opinion but the opinion of Channel 4 television. Thank you so much."

The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer also saw video messages from Sir Eric Idle and Rhod Gilbert, who both spoke about their experiences of cancer.

The National Comedy Awards winners and nominees in full:

Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performer
Fern Brady (Taskmaster)
Sandi Toksvig (QI)
Judi Love (Taskmaster)
Katherine Ryan (Backstage with Katherine Ryan) - WINNER
Sarah Millican (Taskmaster)

Best Comedy Podcast
Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Parenting Hell
Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris and Rosie Ramsey - WINNER
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Have A Word

Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performer
Greg Davies (Taskmaster)
Joe Lycett (Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party)
Munya Chawawa (Taskmaster)
Lee Mack (Would I Lie to You?) - WINNER
Alex Horne (Taskmaster)

Outstanding Comedy Actress
Rose Matafeo (Starstruck)
Saoirse Monica Jackson (Derry Girls) - WINNER
Sharon Horgan (Bad Sisters)
Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts)
Daisy May Cooper (Am I Being Unreasonable?)

Best Comedy Entertainment Show
The Graham Norton Show
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Taskmaster - WINNER
The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show

Outstanding Comedy Actor
Dylan Llewellyn (Big Boys)
Ricky Gervais (After Life) - WINNER
Joseph Gilgun (Brassic)
Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Ghosts)
Stephen Merchant (Outlaws)

Best Comedy Panel Show
Mock the Week
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown - WINNER
QI
Would I Lie to You?

Best Stand-Up Show
Sam Campbell: Comedy Show
Tim Key: Mulberry
Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry
Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Joe Lycett? How Do You Joe Lycett? - WINNER
Jordan Gray: Is It A Bird?

Outstanding Supporting Role
Jamie Lee O'Donnell (Derry Girls)
David Earl (After Life)
Lolly Adefope (Ghosts)
Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls)
Diane Morgan (After Life) - WINNER

Best Scripted Comedy
Ghosts
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
Derry Girls
After Life - WINNER

Comedy Game Changer Award
Joe Lycett

Impact in Comedy Award
Mo Gilligan

Comedy Breakthrough Star Awards
Susan Wokoma
Jordan Gray
Lenny Rush


Friday 17 February 2023

Full Commission for Jamie’s £1 Wonders

 


Jamie's £1 Wonders, a special episode, was so popular that C4 ordered six 60-minute episodes of the series to air in the early spring. Jamie's £1 Wonders was his greatest primetime share programme since 2011, averaging 1.8 million viewers and 10.5% of all viewers, an increase of +81% over the slot average.

Jamie will provide viewers with useful advice that they can adjust to fit whatever ingredients are on hand or their own circumstances as well as dish ideas that can all be created for less than £1 per portion.

In the new six-part series, Jamie will demonstrate tasty, budget-friendly recipes for families, such as his version of a roast dinner, a fiery vegetable enchilada, and a hearty chicken pie. Jamie will invite guest chefs to share their knowledge and provide worthwhile recipes and advice from their personal cookbooks.

As each episode includes a recipe from a different chef, prepared in their own kitchen and featuring cuisines from Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Italy, and India as well as vegan and extremely low-cost recipes that respond to the rising costs of meat and dairy, this series will also serve as a platform for other great talent.

Jamie has also considered the cooking methods used to explore the most energy-efficient ways to make each meal. He’ll use the microwave to make a delicious chilli con carne from scratch; cook a pizza in a pan without the need to turn on the oven; use the oven once to make multiple meals; and offer a huge range of meals that use everyday ingredients in really innovative ways to keep costs down and flavour up.


Thursday 16 February 2023

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 (Season 2, 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.

Wednesday 15 February 2023

You & Me - Full series arriving on ITVX on Thursday 23 February

A quintessentially modern relationship drama You & Me explores what it means to find love, what it means to lose love, and what it takes to try and love once again. Written and Created by Jamie Davis, in his screenwriting debut, the series stars Harry Lawtey (Industry, The Pale Blue Eye), Jessica Barden (The End of the F***ing World, Pieces of Her, Far From The Madding Crowd) and Sophia Brown (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Giri/Haji and Borderland) alongside Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch, The A Word).

Warm, lyrical, engaging and enchanting, but also profoundly moving and unabashed in confronting the very real struggles that can be faced in the modern world, You & Me is Davis' unique and uncompromising vision of modern love and relationships. More than just a love story, it is also a story about love…about finding love when you least expect it, about losing it, about parental and sibling love, about sex and friendship, about the difficult decisions we must all make in the name of love, and the often searingly painful cost of love.

Harry Lawtey plays Ben, a young northerner in London who finds his life changed forever when catastrophe strikes on the happiest day of his life. Jessica Barden plays Emma, a rising theatre star who hides tragedy behind her success. And Sophia Brown plays Jess, a young woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when she's running for a bus…

Told over two separate timelines across the three episodes, You & Me reveals, chapter by chapter, the tragedies that have shaped Ben, Emma and Jess. As the "Then" gives way to the "Now", a chance encounter leads their lives (and their loved ones) to collide but when they find themselves offered a second chance at love, will they take it or will the past hold them back?

Also featured in the cast are Andi Osho (Stay Close, The Sandman, Breeders) as Jess's mum Pam, award-winning stage star Janie Dee (Crashing, Me and Orson Welles) as Emma's mum Hannah, with Lily Newmark (Sex Education, Temple) playing Joey, Emma's sister.

Tuesday 14 February 2023

The Twelve (2022) - 16th February on ITV X

 

This dramatic courtroom drama follows 12 regular Australians who are chosen for jury duty in a murder trial that is both traumatising and contentious, in which a lady is accused of killing her teenage niece.

These twelve ordinary folks bring their own histories with them behind the mask of anonymity. Lives as complicated as the trial, with broken dreams, shameful secrets, hope, anxieties, personal anguish, and prejudice. Audiences will observe the fragility and inequities of the law, as well as the chaotic and imperfect manner we seek to discern justice in our society, through the different glasses of these jurors.

Sam Neil, Marta Dusseldorp, and Kate Mulvany star in the limited series.

The Twelve (2022) - 16th February on ITV X

Monday 13 February 2023

COMPETITION: Win The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 2 on DVD



The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 2 on DVD is out on February 20th

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

Synopsis: 
We return to fabulous France for more escapist charm and marvellous mystery with The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 2, co-written by and starring TV favourite Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Still Open All Hours, Scott & Bailey) alongside Sue Vincent (Mrs Brown’s Boys, Mount Pleasant). 

This TV delight drew an audience in excess of 2.5 million for its first series and now it returns for its second bow to bring a ‘splash of screen sunshine’ (The Telegraph) to brighten up the cold winter months. The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 2 – co-produced by Acorn Media Enterprises – is set to arrive on DVD and digital alongside Series 1 & 2 Box Set on 20 February 2023 courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Kicking off with a festive special, The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 2 sees respected antiques dealer turned amateur sleuth Jean White, back in action after surviving an attempt on her life. Jean’s expertise in the world of antiques once again proves key to solving a series of murders and mysteries against the backdrop of the beautiful French village of Sainte Victoire. As Jean and Dom grow ever closer – will their friendship finally grow into something more?

All the Sainte Victoire regulars make a welcome return, including Steve Edge (Phoenix Nights) back as Dom, local taxi driver and Jean's close confidant. Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses) and Robin Askwith (Confessions) make a comeback as wealthy expats Judith and Jeremy Lloyd James.

With a loveable lead, happy-go-lucky characters and great storylines, The Madame Blanc Mysteries is a modern murder mystery with heart and humour that we all need right now.

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5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

COMPETITION: Win The Flying Scotsman (100th Anniversary) on DVD



The Flying Scotsman (100th Anniversary) on DVDis out on February 27th

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

Synopsis: 
All aboard The Flying Scotsman for a fascinating historical, soul-nourishing documentary that celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the world’s most famous train. Narrated by none other than TV favourite and historian Sir Tony Robinson (Black Adder, Time Team), The Flying Scotsman 100th Anniversary pulls into digital platforms on 20 February 2023, as well as a DVD release on 27 February 2023 courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.

The Flying Scotsman is known as the most famous steam locomotive in the world. There are few people who have not heard of this magnificent machine, but far fewer know the complicated story of how it became a National Treasure.

In this richly illustrated documentary (narrated by Tony Robinson), we tell the story of how the Flying Scotsman came into being, before exploring what happened to it once it passed into private ownership.

Featuring interviews with Alan Pegler, Sir William McAlpine and the engineers who have played a key part in keeping the Flying Scotsman running so that today, people can still travel on and admire this engineering marvel.

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COMPETITION CLOSED

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2. No alternative prize is available
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4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Friday 10 February 2023

THE DRY will be streaming on ITVX from 23rd March.

 


The Dry, dubbed "the Irish fleabag," stars Roisin Gallagher (The Fall, Nowhere Special) as Shiv Sheridan, who returns to Dublin clean and full of good intentions after years of partying in London - but being back with her family makes remaining on "the dry" much more difficult than she thought. Shiv's family must also traverse this new period of their lives, and they all have difficulties they don't want to face.

Ciarán Hinds (Belfast, The Terror), Pom Boyd (Vanity Fair, Frank of Ireland), Siobhán Cullen (Origin, The Limehouse Golem), Moe Dunford (The Dig, Vikings), and newcomer Adam Richardson also star in The Dry.

The Dry was produced by Element Pictures, in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and ITV Studios, in partnership with RTÉ. Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Nancy Harris (Our New Girl, Dates) and acclaimed director Paddy Breathnach (Viva, Rosie) are the team behind the series. Harris has created and written the 8 x 30 min scripts, with Breathnach directing all episodes. 

THE DRY will be streaming on ITVX from 23rd March. 


The Supervet: Safari Special - Coming Soon to Channel 4

Britain's favourite vet, The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, steps out of his comfort zone in this South Africa Special, travelling a world away from his specialist referral practice in Surrey to use his thirty years of expertise to help the most majestic and powerful wild animals of South Africa.

Noel, who is at the forefront of innovation in orthopaedics and neurosurgery for small animals in the UK, turns his attention to saving endangered rhinos and enhancing the lives of two big cats to make the remaining years of their lives a little easier by carrying out procedures that have never, if ever, been offered for wild animals.

The animals he encounters are all in desperate need of life-changing care and are either endangered owing to poaching, injured due to mistreatment in captivity, exploited in circuses and zoos in conflict areas, or all of the above.

Noel's patients – in wildlife reserves, orphanages, and sanctuaries - include a rhino, mauled by hyenas and in need of a new prosthetic limb, and another being fitted with anti-poaching protection; and a tiger and a lion who after a lifetime of suffering may finally be given a life free from pain.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said: "Having the opportunity to travel to South Africa and spend time with the magnificent animals of the savannah and the wonderful selfless people who dedicate their lives to looking after them - often in very difficult circumstances, including illegal poaching and conflict - was truly life changing. I found the dedication, compassion, and clinical skill of the veterinary professionals I met profoundly inspirational.

"What I experienced was eye opening to the immense challenges and responsibility we have as humankind to step up and look after these incredible animals who are intrinsic to our legacy on planet earth."

The Supervet: Safari Special airs on Thursday 23 February 2023 at 9:00 pm.


Thursday 9 February 2023

TRAILER: Then You Run, based on Zoran Drvenkar’s thriller novel, You,

 

Coming soon is the daring new eight-part limited series Then You Run, based on the suspense novel You by Zoran Drvenkar. Leah McNamara, Vivian Oparah, Yasmin Monet Prince, and Isidora Fairhurst, all rising stars, play a close-knit group of rebellious London teenagers who are on a getaway in Rotterdam. However, when Tara's (McNamara) estranged father is found dead, they find themselves on the run across Europe with three kilos of heroin and a number of deadly criminals hot on their heels Beginning in 2023, the series will air on Sky Max and NOW.


Acorn TV - March Schedule

 

Monday, 6th March 2023

Hidden Assets Series 1

A routine raid led by a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Detective Emer Berry (Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk, Keeping Faith) is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong (Wouter Hendrickx, Blackout, Undercover). Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fueling domestic unrest for financial gain. Caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp. Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian and the CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack before it’s too late.


The Clinic Series 5

Long-running medical drama set in modern day Dublin, The Clinic follows a group of dedicated medical professionals working in a busy city health clinic. This fast-paced and contemporary drama explores the journey of each member of the clinic ‘family’ – their joys and sorrows as they confront the frailty of human life, their hidden longings, personal ambitions and tender moments. Initially run by husband-and-wife GPs Ed (David Wilmot) and Cathy (Aisling O’Sullivan) Costello, The Clinic is in the Haddington Road area of Dublin.  The patients, much like the area in which they live, are a mixed bag.  All of their staff has attained a considerable degree of success in their careers due to their total dedication -- but at what cost to their personal lives?


Monday, 13th March 2023

Deadline Series 1 - Acorn TV Exclusive

Deadline is a drama following Natalie Varga (played by Peaky Blinders star, Charlie Murphy), who stands accused of murdering her husband in cold blood, disgraced investigative journalist, James Alden finds himself captivated by the case. When he interviews Natalie for his documentary, he realises he is falling for the very femme fatale he is supposed to be dispassionately profiling. His infatuation leads him on a dangerous path, and the desire for `a story' clouds his judgement. With the court of public opinion ruling Natalie guilty until proven innocent, James must separate truth from fiction.


Monday, 20th March 2023

The Clinic Series 6 (Series 1 – 6 Box set available )

Long-running medical drama set in modern day Dublin, The Clinic follows a group of dedicated medical professionals working in a busy city health clinic. This fast-paced and contemporary drama explores the journey of each member of the clinic ‘family’ – their joys and sorrows as they confront the frailty of human life, their hidden longings, personal ambitions and tender moments. Initially run by husband-and-wife GPs Ed (David Wilmot) and Cathy (Aisling O’Sullivan) Costello, The Clinic is in the Haddington Road area of Dublin.  The patients, much like the area in which they live, are a mixed bag.  All of their staff has attained a considerable degree of success in their careers due to their total dedication -- but at what cost to their personal lives? Also starring Aidan Turner (Poldark) as Ruairi McGowan. 


Monday, 27th March 2023

London Kills Series 3 (Series 1 – 3 Box set available )

London's best detectives take on its worst crimes in this sleek mystery series from the creator of Suspects. DI David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Father Brown) heads an elite murder squad. In series three its business as usual as David tries to put the murder of a witness at the end of series two behind him, but a new murder brings the past back into sharp focus and throws a spotlight on Detective Sergeant Vivienne Cole’s (Sharon Small, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) personal life.


Missing Angel Series 1 – Acorn TV Exclusive

In June 2012, Suzanne Brunet's teenage daughter Julie vanished. After eight years of grief and confusion, Suzanne finds her hopes reinvigorated when she comes across an newspaper with a photo, taken a year and a half earlier at a protest, featuring a woman with her back facing the camera and wearing the same shirt Julie wore when she disappeared.

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Wednesday 8 February 2023

TRAILER: The Lovers, written by award winning playwright David Ireland

 


The Lovers, a play by BAFTA-winning director Justin Martin and award-winning playwright David Ireland. The dramedy will follow the adventures of Johnny Flynn and Roisin Gallagher's awkwardly paired yet infatuated couple Seamus and Janet. When Seamus suddenly enters Janet's world, they clash right away, but they 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. In 2023, the show makes its Sky Atlantic and NOW debut.

Tuesday 7 February 2023

TRAILER: A Town Called Malice, written and created by Nick Love.

 


Nick Love is the author and creator of A Town Called Malice. This seductive concoction of crime thriller, family story, and musical love letter to the '80s would result if Dallas and Pulp Fiction got married to Duran Duran's music. The Lords, a family of South London criminals, are the subject of the television series as they come to the realization that leaving for the Costa Del Sol would actually be a great opportunity for them to start over. However, the Lords spend just as much time engaging in combat with one another as they do with their enemies in this saga filled of romance, obsession, bloodshed, treachery, and arrogance. The series, which stars Jack Rowan, Jason Flemyng, Martha Plimpton, and Tahirah Sharif, debuts on Sky Max and NOW on March 16, 2023.

Does Sam Thompson have ADHD? He will find out in new E4 Documentary

Made in Chelsea star-turned-content creator and presenter, Sam Thompson is known for his larger-than-life, creative and high-energy persona. He's also known by those close to him for his impulsiveness, for forgetting appointments and losing not only his car keys, but those of girlfriend Zara McDermott too…

His fiancée, family, and friends have long claimed that he displays symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But Sam decided to finally get tested for ADHD and consider what a potential diagnosis may entail for him last year as he approached his 30th birthday. Sam Thompson: Is This ADHD?, a new 1x60' South Shore production, follows Sam as he finally addresses the theory.

Sam is interested in learning more about the disorder, late diagnosis, how this neurodivergence manifests in various people, whether it affects relationships such as his and Zara's, and potential treatment options. Is there a risk that Sam's career-centered inventiveness may change if he is diagnosed with ADHD?

With years' worth of questions swirling around in his creative brain, Sam is in pursuit of answers – meeting doctors and professionals but also others who have been diagnosed later in life, to find out how they navigate their own ADHD.

With exclusive access to Sam's life over this unpredictable period, complete with self-shot video diaries, this documentary will show us a rawer side of Sam as his behaviour is placed under a microscope.

Speaking about the documentary, Sam Thompson said: "As someone who has worked in television for nearly a decade, I've shared some of my most personal moments with the world. But nothing has come close to this. This documentary is the most vulnerable I've felt in front of the camera, as I wanted to be totally open about how I react to people in situations, and whether these could be linked to ADHD. It has been an incredible, and at times, scary experience, but by exploring what's been going on inside my head, I hope people can see that we should be more understanding before judging others. I also want to encourage people to learn more about themselves, and be proud of everything that makes them unique."

Sam Thompson: Is This ADHD? is expected to air on E4 soon.







Ghislaine Maxwell: Partner in Crime - Coming 9th February

 


Ghislaine Maxwell was born into wealth and power, but she now risks public humiliation and a lengthy prison sentence. How did this happen, and how did the trial determine her fate? Ghislaine's father's death and the shame of his fraudulent behaviour prompted her to depart London and relocate to New York, where she met and fell in love with Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy businessman with a dark past. The series looks into how they were inexorably intertwined for ten years and how countless young women were led into violent relationships with Epstein throughout that time.

Friends of the couple at the time, such as Victoria Hervey, Couri Hay, and yoga instructor Maxine Tobias, attest to the nature of Maxwell and Epstein's relationship.

Ghislaine Maxwell: Partner in Crime - Coming 9th February to ITVX

Friday 3 February 2023

DNA Journey on ITV1 and ITVX coming later this year

Hugh Bonneville, John Bishop, Adrian Dunbar, Neil Morrisey, Alex Brooker, Johnny Vegas and Oti and Motsi Mabuse to take part in the new series of DNA Journey on ITV1 and ITVX later this year.  

DNA Journey returns to ITV1 and ITVX this year for a fourth series, as once again, we follow four new celebrity duos who set off on a quest to discover where they come from and unearth secrets from their past in a life changing and emotional voyage of discovery.

Produced by Voltage TV and Mitre Studios the eight incredible stories will take us from South Africa to Norwich and Ireland to St Helens. Delving into their families' histories this series are Hugh Bonneville and John Bishop, Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrisey, Alex Brooker and Johnny Vegas plus Oti and Motsi Mabuse.

The couples will be using cutting edge DNA testing and genealogy to learn the truth about their bloodlines and meet living relatives they had no idea existed while learning wonderful stories from their family histories.

Following in the footsteps of Ant & Dec, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, Kate Garraway and Alison Hammond, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr, to mention a few, this year's superstars take the ultimate TV Road trip.

Jonathan Ross: Must-Watch Films - Coming February 14th

ITVX today confirmed that Jonathan Ross will be handpicking and recommending his favourite films on the streamer each month. Jonathan Ross: Must-Watch Films will launch exclusively on ITVX on 14th February 2023.

The first episode, which airs on Valentine's Day, will focus on some of the best movies to see on a date, including Mermaids with Cher and Mannequin with Kim Cattrall from Sex and the City and Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.

The episode also explores hidden gems available on ITVX, such as the lovely French animation Belleville Rendez-vous and the vintage screwball comedy His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant, as well as taking you on a thrill ride through The Fast and the Furious movie series and Drive, starring Ryan Gosling. ITVX offers free streaming of all movies.


Hotel Portofino - Starts Tonight

 


ITV - 9.00pm - 10.00pm - Fri 03 Feb 2023

Series overview

Set on the magical Italian Riviera, Hotel Portofino follows the exploits of a very British family and their guests over the summer of 1926. Starring Natascha McElhone as Bella Ainsworth, the owner and moving spirit behind the hotel, her caddish husband Cecil played by Mark Umbers and Anna Chancellor as the imperious and hard-to-please Lady Latchmere. Political corruption, sexual intrigue and the theft of an ‘old master’ painting combine to form a gripping story of personal awakening under the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine.


Episode 1

Rose and her mother, Julia, arrive at the hotel to evaluate a prospective marriage with Lucian, the war veteran son of the Hotel’s proprietors. But his mother, Bella, has more immediate worries: her most critical guest, Lady Latchmere, has fallen ill; the new help Constance March has yet to arrive; her aristocratic husband, Cecil, is behaving badly; and she unexpectedly finds herself vulnerable to blackmail threats from a local Fascist politician, Signor Danioni.


Wednesday 1 February 2023

Andrew Tate documentary coming to Channel 4

Channel 4 have announced a documentary about Andrew Tate, but with this being channel 4, you can expect anything but an unbiased documentary, instead it will most likely be cleverly edited to paint a picture that the far left broadcaster wants to tell, in other words they will tell you "A" story and not "THE" story.

Here is what they have to say.

The 36-year-old ex-kickboxer and porn businessman Andrew Tate, who was born in America, became a social media sensation by mixing harmful misogyny with self-help strategies and get-rich-quick scams. On TikTok and Twitter, he amassed millions of followers—mostly young men—and as his fame grew, most platforms blocked him. Tate, who has never shied away from his success managing webcam porn stars, was detained by Romanian authorities at the end of the previous year on charges of rape, organized crime, and people trafficking.

Already you can see that Channel 4 are preparing their angle on Tate. What they wont tell you is that the girls that have been named as victims have already come out in SUPPORT of Tate and declared publicly that they are not victims. Channel 4 will also not tell you that Tate has NOT been charged with any crimes, and instead has been put in custody while they LOOK for a crime.

Watch this documentary only if you want to see how poorly the media will cover such a story, and will ignore journalistic ethics and instead try to sensationalise a story, instead of getting to the truth.