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Watch | Trailer for new E4 drama ‘The Aliens’ starring Michael Socha, Michaela Cole & Ashley Walters

Here's the new trailer for E4's brand new drama 'The Aliens' which lands on air in March. 

Aliens have been among us since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It’s a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who make a living smuggling alien hair out of Troy to be smoked as a drug by humans. Lewis is a border guard who mans the checkpoint between Troy and the human side of the wall. In common with most humans, he regards the aliens who pass through the checkpoint to do menial jobs on the human side of town as second class citizens. But when he discovers that he is the world’s first half-alien, he finds himself drawn into a world of divided loyalties and a search for his own identity.

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News | New Grayson Perry series to explore ‘masculinity’

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Reposted from Swan Films 

Who better to explore the subject of contemporary masculinity than frock-wearing, mountain-biking, father-of-one and chronicler of modern manners, Turner Prize-winning artist, BAFTA Award-winning presenter Grayson Perry? In his new series, Grayson Perry: All ManGrayson will explore the changing lives and changing expectations of men in modern Britain.

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Watch | A Lesson Learnt – a web drama from Wondervision Films [Full Series]

Wondervision Films brings you brand new web series A Lesson Learnt. The six-part drama aims to highlight the bad things we as people fo daily without realising the consequences of our actions. Written and produced by Priscilla Owusu, directed by Danny Wonders

Check out episode 1 above and the rest of the series below: 

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News | Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ casts Gugu Mbatha Raw in lead role

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Reposted from Variety

Netflix’s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror has tapped two actresses for lead roles: British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Belle, Concussion) and Canada’s Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian) will star in one of the episodes of the upcoming Netflix original series, to be directed by Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends).

Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is produced by House of Tomorrow, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as executive producers. Netflix previously ordered 12 all-new episodes last September.

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News | BBC Three announce new shows and partnership with Idris Elba

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Reposted from BBC Media Centre

On Tuesday 16 February, BBC Three will switch from a linear broadcast channel to an online first destination. The new service will feature brand new original British comedy, contemporary British drama, innovative entertainment, thought-provoking documentaries and distinctive current affairs programming all made for BBC Three’s 16-34 target audience. At an event in London, BBC Three unveiled two new platforms: The Best Of – which will bring together original long-form programmes and a range of new content, including short form films – and The Daily Drop – home to BBC Three’s new stream of daily content including short-form videos, blogs, social media, image galleries, trending stories and daily updates from news and sport. The Daily Drop will roll out in Beta over the next few days. The Best Of will launch in February.

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Watch | Trailer – ‘Imperial Dreams’ starring John Boyega pre – Star Wars

Reposted from Deadline

Check out the trailer for Imperial Dreams, starring Brit star John Boyega. Brought to Sundance two years ago by Like Crazy producer Jonathan Schwartz, the film won the Best of NEXT Audience Award and was on the way to being sold before the picture was seen by J.J. Abrams which then led him to consider Boyega for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Promotion for Imperial Dreams was put on hold but now is back on the market and buyers screenings are being held to hopefully land a distribution deal.

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Opportunity | Apply for the Media Trust ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ Talent Programme

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Do you have your sights set on a career in the media or advertising industries? Are you aged 16-25 and living in Birmingham, London or Manchester? 

Media Trust has launched the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to unlock the hidden talent of 100 young people. The programme will provide you with mentoring, training and masterclasses through which you’ll develop the tools, contacts and skills you need to explore new career paths and take your next step. The programme includes: 

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Watch | Idris Elba Delivers Powerful Speech on Diversity in TV (Video & Full Transcript)

Idris Elba has called for greater diversity in the media – both in front of and behind the camera – in an address to MPs in Parliament. The Luther star urged better representation of women, disabled people and people of different races.

Watch the video above and see below for the full transcript.

Thanks for such a warm welcome. I could almost feel at home…

In fact we’re not far from where I grew up in East London, but as a young man, I never thought I’d come here. In fact as an older man, I never thought I’d come here. But Oona invited me to speak here today. You know what she's like, she's a bit obsessed with diversity. I told her to get out more, & stop watching TV.

Thing is, when you get out more, you see there's a disconnect between the real world & TV world. People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world. And there’s an even bigger gap between people who make TV, and people who watch TV. I should know, I live in the TV world. And although there's a lot of reality TV, TV hasn't caught up with reality. Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time. Why change?

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Listen | BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Stories: ‘Growing Up Without A Dad’ with DJ Target

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Reposted from BBC Media Centre

The one-hour documentary, co-produced Claire Clottey, explores the effects of growing up without a father, looking at music sensation will.i.am as well as presidents Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton, both of whom had a fatherless upbringing: was it that challenge which fuelled their ambition? DJ Target, who himself grew up without a dad, questions how it has affected his own life and career, whilst delving into the pros and cons of having an absent father.  Then there are men like Swiss from So Solid Crew, who aim to break the cycle by being the best father possible.

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