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Starts April 3rd 12.05am on Channel 4
In collaboration with multi-platform magazine Dazed, Channel 4's Music Nation series profiles the glory days of the UK's best underground music scenes over the last 25 years. In five documentaries, this landmark exploration of British youth culture will take in all the key players, fashions and music from five iconic underground scenes – UK garage, Bristol bass, jungle, hardcore punk and Balearic. Kicking it all off is Brandy & Coke, from garage author and photographer Ewen Spencer. See below for more info or click here.
The award-winning web series Dear Jesus returned in March for a third series. Created and produced by Wonderlondon Films, the show revolves around youg fashion journalist Mercedes whose life falls apart so writes prayers to Jesus on her laptop to make sense of it all. Catch up on the series so far below and tune in to youtube.com/dearjesustv every Sunday at 8pm for fresh new episodes.
If you missed it, check out the annual BAFTA Television lecture delivered by Lenny Henry. In it he focusses his discussion on the opportunities for black andminority ethnic groups in the TV industry today.
Date: Monday 31st March
Time: 11pm (London Live launches at 6.30pm on Freeview 8, Sky 117 and Virgin 159
In what has been described as the biggest UK television launch since Channel 5 in 1997, London Live (owned by ESTV) finally arrives on screens on Monday 31st March. What’s better is that hit web-series-turned-TV-series Brothers With No Game will be the first programme from the Raw strand to be broadcast, guaranteeing that the launch goes off with a bang. Transmitting daily at 11pm, Raw will showcase the freshest faces from online, urban entertainment and music across a range of comedy, factual entertainment and drama programming.
Check out the video above of SceneTV presenter Ria Hebden talking to the nominees and winners at the 9th Screen Nation Awards. Ria caught up with the likes of Ashley Walters, Jimmy Akingbola, AJ Odudu and Javone Prince to find out what Screen Nation and diversity means to them. See the full list of winners on the night below, who included Chiwetel Ejiofer and Naomie Harris who both accepted their awards via video message:
The 2014 Screen Nation Awards take place on Sunday 23rd February with a whole host of British and international stars up for awards. Let's take a look at the nominees for Favourite Female TV Star – be sure to click here to cast your votes.
Blackburn born AJ Odudu began her career as a reporter for BBC Blast based at Radio Lancashire. She starred as herself in Comedy Lab in 2011 and co-presented Sky Arts' coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. She may be most recognisable for presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side with Rylan Clark and Emma Willis and then Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Psych in 2013.
Not long to go until the 9th Screen Nation Awards. Voting for the public categories closes on 20th February so make sure that you get your voice heard by clicking here.
Just before you do, let's take a closer look at the nominees for the Favourite Nigerian (New Nollywood) Film award.
Amina is written, produced and directed by Christian Ashaiku, a Nigerian-born London-based filmmaker. The film stars Emmerdale actor Will Johnson and Nollywood A-Lister Omotila Jalde-Ekeinde and tells the dramatic story of love, loss and redemption. Devastated by a series of life-changing events Amina (Jalde-Ekeinde) experiences a breakdown and finds herself in a mental hospital. There is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of her doctor (Johnson) but he must first overcome his own troubles.
Reposted from The Guardian
Chiwetel Ejiofer beat out Leonardo Dicaprio and Christian Bale to win the Bafta for best actor for his role in 12 Years A Slave, which also went on to win Best Picture. He drew huge cheers as he reached the podium to receive his award. "I'm so deeply honoured and privileged," he said, thanking director Steve McQueen. "Thank you for you work, your artisty and your passion in this project … to make it of such value, of such worth. This is yours by the way – I'm going to keep it, that's the kind of guy I am, but it's yours."
He thanked his fellow cast members, including Michael Fassbender, saying "you are a marvel" and called them all "an extraordinary group – everybody bringing an extraordinary passion to this project". He also thanked his family, telling his new niece and nephew, Hero and River, that: "we will endeavour to make a world you are proud of."
See below for the full list of winners as well as Steve McQueen's speech upon winning the Best Picture award.
Warning: Contains explicit content and language
Check out this new web series from the US featuring Brit actress Gabrielle Ryan.
No drunk chicks, no ho's, and they can't be from Staten Island (it's a long story). These are a few of the rules Quinton has for one night stands. He's no Romeo and he's far from an Adonis. He's just a guy committed to being the perfect boyfriend — for one night. Each webisode we meet a new woman and they're as diverse as the city in which this adult comedy is set — New York. But beware. Quinton may look like he's living a life most men dream about, but one never knows what lurks behind a woman's bedroom door.
Let us know what you think!
We all love a good movie and award season has been awash with great UK talent. Screen Nation will celebrate what has been an amazing year in cinema by awarding a film that has either been made by or stars a British talent with the Favourite International Movie award. What’s even better is that YOU will be able to decide who wins. See the nominations below and get voting!
12 Years a Slave
If you haven’t heard about this film then where have you been?! Directed by Brit Steve McQueen and starring Brit actor Chiwetel Ejiofer, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt, 12 Years is definitely the darling of the 2014 award season. Co-produced by Film4, the film is an adaptation of the 1853 memories of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. With a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture already on its mantlepiece, will they be adding a Screen Nation award to their list?