Friday 30 June 2023
The highly anticipated fourth and final season of Breeders is scheduled to premiere this October on both Sky and NOW.
Monday 26 June 2023
Friday 23 June 2023
Password coming to ITV1 - Alan Carr and Daisy May Cooper star as celebrity team captains and Stephen Mangan to host
Tuesday 20 June 2023
New Series Premieres Monday, 26th June 2023
ACORN TV ORIGINAL
This captivating crime series is set on the picturesque Côte d'Azur and marks a groundbreaking return of English-language procedural drama to the French Riviera after several decades. The story revolves around the dynamic relationship between a determined female police officer (Lucie Lucas, known for her roles in Clem and Porto) and a reformed conman (Jamie Bamber, renowned for Battlestar Galactica and Marcella). Despite their differences, they find themselves reluctantly joining forces to fight crime, tackling a new murder case in each self-contained episode. Alongside the thrilling investigations, the series delves into Lucie's personal mission to uncover the truth behind the false accusations that led to her father's imprisonment. Her father, a respected local police officer, was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit, making Lucie's quest for justice an integral part of the dramatic narrative.
Sunday 18 June 2023
Bonaparte Films' debut production, The Effects of Lying, has been acquired by ITVX and is set to premiere on 6th July. This refreshing South Asian representation, a comedic drama with a heart directed by Isher Sahota (Grace, Mcdonald & Dodds) and produced by Jon Tarcy (Life in Black), follows the story of Naveen (Ace Bhatti), a dutiful husband and loving father, whose life spirals into chaos over a series of shocking events in just one day. Decades of buried secrets are exposed, and Naveen is forced to confront some hard truths.
The cast includes Ace Bhatti (Bohemian Rhapsody, Line of Duty), Laila Rouass (Holby City, Spooks), Lauren Patel (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Navin Chowdhry (The End of the F***ing World, Our Girl), Shaheen Khan (Bend it Like Beckham), and Mark Williams (Harry Potter). The script is written by James Hey (Doctors).
Naveen has always been a devoted family man who has sacrificed everything for his loved ones. But when he discovers his daughter Simran (Patel) secretly binge eating and his dissatisfied wife Sangeeta (Rouass) in bed with his brother (Chowdry), his life is turned upside down, and a cascade of lies and truths is revealed. Naveen must confront the relationships that make up his identity, take responsibility for his own life, and discover what truly brings him happiness.
Ace Bhatti says about his character: “Naveen is a man who tries to do right by his family. He’s trying so hard to keep his fractious family together, but within 24 hours he learns three very deep, very dark secrets that break his life apart. By lunchtime, his whole life is shattered…and he has to learn very quickly how to deal with that on an emotional level.”
Laila Rouass speaks about Sangeeta, “Sangeeta finds herself trapped and disappointed that her life has taken the route it has. We find her at a real crossroads and I think a lot of women can relate to someone like her - a reflection of the opportunities you didn’t take. This film meant a lot to us and the opportunity to do something where everyone’s united in the reason they’re doing it. For me, that’s where the magic lies in this movie.”
Bonaparte Films' Jon Tarcy and Isher Sahota said, “We’re thrilled to partner with ITVX on this exciting journey. “The Effects of Lying” is a relatable, hilarious and heart-warming film, so we are delighted the show has found its home on ITVX. This was a completely independent project shot in just 12 days. Our mission was to bring a new moment in representation to UK screens, so to be supported by a major platform in this competitive climate is a dream come true.”
A Bonaparte Films production, 'The Effects of Lying' will launch on ITVX on July 6th, during South Asian Heritage Month.
Saturday 17 June 2023
Thursday 15 June 2023
Stephen Merchant's The Outlaws, a comedy thriller series originally created by Merchant and Elgin James, is getting a third season. The show, produced by Big Talk and Four Eyes, follows a group of strangers from different backgrounds who are forced to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. In the upcoming season, with crime boss The Dean behind bars and awaiting trial, The Outlaws try to move on with their lives. However, when one of their own returns with a deadly secret, they are thrown back into mortal danger. As a murder manhunt closes in on the gang, they must prove their innocence before The Dean's case collapses, and he comes looking for revenge.
The third season will feature returning cast members including Stephen Merchant, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica Gunning, Charles Babalola, Tom Hanson, and Claes Bang. Merchant has been nominated for his role as Greg at the upcoming BAFTA TV Awards 2023 in the category of Male Performance in a Comedy Programme.
Stephen Merchant says: “After the overwhelming response to the first two series, I’m delighted to be bringing back our lovable band of miscreants for more misadventures. Audiences have really taken the characters to their hearts, so I can’t wait for them to see what hot water we’ve thrown them into this time. And I’m thrilled we’ll once again be filming in my hometown of Bristol. I expect I’ll be welcomed with a ticker-tape parade. It didn’t happen on the previous series, but I put that down to Covid.”
Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy, BBC, says: “We couldn’t be happier to have The Outlaws back in our lives. Stephen and the team have delivered a fantastic set of scripts for the third series, and we can’t wait to see the incredible cast bring them to life for BBC viewers to enjoy.”
The Outlaws (5 x 60’) will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Prime Video in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Nordics. BBC Studios will handle international distribution for series three in addition to series one and two.
The series is created by Stephen Merchant and Elgin James. Executive Producers are Stephen Merchant for Four Eyes, Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen and Matthew Justice for Big Talk, and John Butler. Seb Barwell is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC. The Directors are John Butler (Papi Chulo) and Curtis Vowell (Baby Done). The Producer is Frances du Pille (The Sixth Commandment).
Filming on series three is now underway in and around Bristol.
Tuesday 13 June 2023
Friday 9 June 2023
Thursday 8 June 2023
Sky has announced the upcoming release of a 4-part series called Mission to Burnley on Sky Documentaries and NOW, set to launch in September. The Sky Original production is an epic tale about the resurgence of one of England's most historic football clubs under the ownership of a dynamic group of American investors.
Produced by the acclaimed Ad Hoc Films, known for their work on 'QPR: The Four-Year Plan' and 'The United Way', this premium observational documentary series follows Burnley Football Club's owners, ALK Partners, as they navigate the challenging landscape of modern football with all its potential risks, rewards and obstacles. Guided by chairman Alan Pace, and driven by their faith as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, they set out to build a global football empire in Burnley and beyond.
With unprecedented access to the club's boardroom, dressing-room and inner workings, viewers are taken on an engrossing fly-on-the-wall journey with this unique group of owners in a working-class town where football is a way of life. The documentary charts the highs and lows of the turbulent period that begins with the heartbreak of relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season, followed by the evolution of the club under the guidance of one of football's most exciting young managers, Vincent Kompany.
The series captures both the on and off-pitch drama, the hard work and glamour, the struggles and triumphs, as the owners regroup and reorganize the club in the face of relentless challenges and hurdles. The result is a remarkable redemption story, with Kompany leading the team to an unforgettable season in swashbuckling style and winning the title.
This is a remarkably honest and candid series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the management of a major football club on a unique journey back to the most prestigious league in the world.
Wednesday 7 June 2023
Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Katy Wix, Izuka Hoyle, Olisa Odele, Harriett Webb and Annette Badland will all return for series 2 of the multi award-winning and four times BAFTA nominated comedy from Roughcut TV which is currently filming.
Big Boys is a captivating comedy-drama that combines humor and heartbreak, brought to life by the talented Jack Rooke. The story revolves around an unlikely friendship between Jack, a sweet and shy individual who has recently come out, portrayed by Dylan Llewellyn from Derry Girls, and Danny, a lively and slightly more mature student played by Jon Pointing from Plebs.
In Series Two, the entire gang finds themselves embarking on their second year at Brent University in 2014. Alongside the typical challenges of navigating virginity hang-ups, experimenting with drugs (both legal and otherwise), and Jack's infatuation with Alison Hammond, this time their academic pursuits actually matter!
Simultaneously, Jack's family continues to adjust to life following the passing of his father. They embark on a new chapter, mirroring the transformative experiences of the university gang. Furthermore, Danny confronts his own mental health issues, delving into his past in search of better ways to cope.
The second season of Big Boys promises to deliver more laughter, poignant moments, and character development as these individuals navigate university life, personal growth, and the ups and downs that come their way.
Friday 2 June 2023
One Question may appear straightforward, but its true difficulty lies in its deceptive nature. Contestants are confronted with a seemingly simple question, accompanied by a staggering 20 possible answers. Only one of these options is correct, and the contestants' task is to identify and select the right answer. The road to victory hinges on eliminating the incorrect choices, but if they inadvertently remove the correct answer, it's game over. With high stakes and a hefty prize on the line, the pressure is on for these pairs to make the right choice and claim victory.
On returning to the One Question hot seat, Claudia Winkleman said: "I'm completely obsessed with this show and am so happy we get to do it again. No buzzers, no fancy lighting, no hoo haa. Just one question and I can give our brilliant players 100k. Plus there's sitting down. I'm a big fan of sitting down."
Simultaneously bringing their A-Game and bracing themselves for the most bizarre show on television are; comedian, performer, and author Julian Clary (Friday Night Live, Channel 4), comedy actor, writer and stand-up Lucy Beaumont (Meet The Richardsons, Dave), multi-award winning stand-up Sam Campbell (Bloods, Sky), presenter, writer and comedian Sue Perkins (Perfectly Legal, Netflix), and actor, writer and director Susan Wokoma (Cheaters, BBC One). All five are vying to win points, prizes, and eternal glory in hope of winning the coveted golden trophy along with bragging rights as the Taskmaster Series 16 Champion.
Thursday 1 June 2023
The iconic TV series Deal Or No Deal is set to make a much-anticipated return later this year on ITV1 and ITVX, and to celebrate, ITV has unveiled a brand new show logo. The series will be hosted by Stephen Mulhern and produced by Remarkable Entertainment, a Banijay UK company.
Contestants will compete against the infamous Banker in a game of nerves and intuition for a chance to win a life-changing cash prize. Each week, a player is presented with 22 sealed boxes, each containing a different amount of money. The contestant must eliminate the boxes one at a time without knowing what they contain, revealing the amount of money inside as they go.
As the game progresses, the pressure mounts as the Banker offers the player cash in exchange for what could be inside their box. The value of the offers increases as long as the higher cash prizes remain unselected. However, the game can change in an instant if a big cash prize is revealed.