Category Archives: On the Web

Watch | Trailer for series 2 of ‘How Did We Get Here?’ from Olan Collardy & BWNG TV

Check out the trailer for the much anticipated second series of 'How Did We Get Here?'  – the drama series from award- winning creators Olan Collardy and BWNG TV

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News | Vice gets ready for UK TV launch with original content

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Reposted from Broadcast

Vice is to produce around 60 hours of original content for its linear channel by the end of the year after unveiling its initial slate of UK shows. Broadcast revealed that the youth brand’s initial programming line-up, which includes three factual series and a single documentary, will be followed by a further 40 to 60 hours on-air by the end of 2016. Budgets for the in-house shows are thought to run to around £100,000 per hour. Vice has no plans to commission series from established indies.

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Watch | Dizzee Rascal, GrandMaster Flash, Big Narstie & more chart the history of hip-hop in ‘Bronx Tales’

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Step back in time and discover the music & style that influenced the birth of hip-hop, in the first of a three-part series in conjunction with Netflix The Get Down, featuring interviews with Dizzee Rascal, Grandmaster Flash, Lady Leshurr, Megaman, Akala, Big Narstie and more. Watch here

Watch | Being Light Skinned – a documentary by Kashif Boothe

Being Light Skinned features men and women from Black and Asian cultures discussing the misconceptions of being light skin. From colourism, to perceived success and portrayal in the media, to skin bleaching – this documentary takes a look at the debate within these cultures. 

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Watch | The ‘Heels Off’ ladies are back for a second series

Heels Off is an online talk show hosted by five ladies: Rita Balogun, Amina Habeeb, Mercedes Benson, Oloni and Ashley Watt. Through their unique perspectives on life these five bold ladies are able to give their opinions and thoughts on a range of topics such as relationships, love, beauty, fashion, and much more.

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TV Pick | Reggie Yates explores mental health in Texan prison for new BBC Three doc

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Reposted from BBC Media Centre

In the first of two immersive documentaries for BBC Three, Reggie Yates enters Bexar County Jail in Texas to experience what it’s like to be an inmate in the American criminal justice system and understand how prisoners with mental health problems are treated behind bars.

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Watch | ‘Fear, money & racism: what’s our problem with diversity on screen?’ by Leah Green

Via The Guardian

The lack of diversity in film and television dominated the debate during awards season. But away from the Oscars, the UK picture is also bleak: the film Bafta acting nominees have been almost exclusively white for two years running. Leah Green looks beyond the headlines to see why diversity remains such a problem in the UK film and TV industries.

Watch | Kayode Ewumi & Tyrell Williams’ ‘Hood Documentary’ makes its BBC Three debut

Following the online success of Hood Docurmentary created by Kayode Ewumi and Tyrell Williams, BBC Three has released the first of six newly commissioned episodes that follow 'triple threat' Reece aka R.S aka Roll Safe in his 'Hood' as he lives his life as a 'young and upcoming creative'.

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