Capital is a sharp and vivid drama about a London street transformed by soaring property prices, inhabited by characters diverse in nationality, race, wealth and experience. There are stories of love, loss, wealth and envy, in a city where appearances can be deceptive and money can't buy you happiness.
The adaption of the bestselling novel by John Lancaster stars Wunmi Mosaku, Toby Jones, Lesley Sharp, Adeel Akhtar Rachael Stirling, Radoslaw Kaim and Gemma Jones.
Check out the trailer for Cuffs, a brand new BBC One drama taking you on an exhilarating ride through the challenges and pressures of front-line policing. In a bold scheduling move, Cuffs is BBC One’s first drama commission in the 8pm slot in eight years.
The cast is fronted by Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Small Island) Peter Sullivan (The Borgias, State Of Play), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge), Shaun Dooley (Exile, The Game), Paul Ready (Utopia, Ripper Street), Eleanor Matsuura (Utopia, Vexed) and Alex Carter (Hollyoaks, Emmerdale). Cuffs also introduces Jacob Ifan in his first leading television role.
“How do you think a person lives a life, having murdered someone, without it….showing? A whole life of relationships behind them, without anyone ever suspecting they did something….beyond awful. How does that happen?”
Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, Babylon, Scott & Bailey) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars, The Indian Doctor, Goodness Gracious Me) join forces to star in Unforgotten, a brand new, six-part crime drama on ITV1 from Mainstreet Pictures.
Written and created by Chris Lang (Undeniable, A Mother’s Son, Torn), Unforgotten focuses on a ‘cold’ murder case of 39 years ago, when the bones of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house. An investigation begins that will unravel the lives of four people who have been waiting for this moment for nearly forty years, as they discover that the past can’t, and won’t, stay buried for ever.
Check out the trailer for Chewing Gum, a brand new E4 comedy starring the talented Michaela Cole. The series, an adaptation of her one-woman play which ran at the National Theatre, kicks off this week on Tuesday at 10pm.
This week, SceneTV attended the London premiere of the fourth series of MTV's Shuga.
Shuga is an award-winning TV series from MTV's Staying Alvie Foundation that fuses sexual-health messaging with gripping storylines, exploring the issues of sexual relationships between young people in Africa in particular. Series 1 and 2 were launched in Kenya in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
The third series was set in Nigeria and first aired on Dec 1, 2013 (World AIDS Day) and has aired on 87 broadcasters worldwide, with a potential global reach of over 500 million viewers. It’s been viewed in countries such as: Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, UK, Zimbabwe, Iceland, Zambia and Qatar.
Danny and the Human Zoo is a fictionalised account of Lenny Henry's life as a teenager in 1970s Dudley. The story centres on Danny Fearon, a talented impressionist, and his working-class Jamaican family, as herises to fame as a stand-up comedian.
When Danny wins a local talent competition, he soon finds himself working the comedy circuit. Audiences can't get enough and applaud Danny as he effortlessly morphs into Mohammed Ali, Tommy Cooper and Frank Spencer, eventually hitting the big time on TV. But an unscrupulous agent takes advantage of Danny and forces him to star in The Black and White Minstrel Show. Danny hits rock bottom. Having made his name by becoming other people, Danny has to save himself by finding out who he really is.
If you missed it, click here to catch up on BBC iPlayer. Watch the trailer above.
The multi-talented and award-winning Javone Prince has landed on BBC Two with a brand-new sketch series. The Javone Prince Show looks at all facets of contemporary multicultural Britain; it questions who we are, what our attitudes are and why we have them. Each week, self-professed original loverman, Javone (PhoneShop, Horrible Histories) and friends will dissect 21st century Britain with a series of comedic takes on everyday life.
The Javone Prince Show (4×30') is the first production for Phil Bowker (PhoneShop, Pulling, 15 Storeys High) and Lee Tucker's (Silver River, Avalon) indie 'Lovely Electricity' and will be made jointly with BBC In-house Comedy Production. Myfanwy Moore (Little Britain) will be the executive producer.
Click here to watch Ep1 on iPlayer and brand new episodes Sundays 10pm on BBC Two.
Dane is 29, ambitious, frustrated and very funny. He (still) lives with his parents, in a crammed box room which he shares with his Mum's cleaning equipment. He's a twin, which guarantees that any affection,support and enjoyment in his homelife has always been split in half. Alongside Kadean, his twin sister, Dane's nemesis is his boss, Steve, who represents everything that Dane is determined to escape from.
Dane needs his salary if he's ever going to break away from his privacy-free homelife, but he's desperate to follow his dream. Driven on by personal ambition, the support of his girlfriend, Nicola and best friend Sam, today could finally be the day when everything's about to change…
Check out the series promo for the 8th series of What's Up TV. Hosted by Jacqueline Shepherd and AJ King, the Sky 1 show will run for 6 weeks from Saturday 4th July at 1pm. Guests include Tablib Kweli, Jessica Wright from TOWIE, Tito Jackson and Hugh Dennis to name a few.
Created by Tony Saint, The Interceptor follows a state of the art law enforcement team, known as UNIT, whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous and ruthless criminals. The series is produced by BBC Drama Production in association with BBC Worldwide and stars O.T. Fagbenle (Looking), Trevor Eve (Waking The Dead), Jo Joyner (EastEnders), Robert Lonsdale (From Here To Eternity), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field), Anna Skellern (Heading Out), Gary Beadle (EastEnders) and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons).