Category Archives: On TV

News | James Van Der Beek, Rhashan Stone & Rhianna Merralls to star in new Sky 1 comedy ‘Carters Get Rich’

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Reposted from Broadcast 

Sky 1 has ordered a James Van Der Beek – fronted family comedy from Cuckoo and Trollied indie Roughcut TV. The 6 x 30-minute series Carters Get Rich follows 11-year-old Harry Carter, who creates the next big social networking app and sells it for £10m.

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News | Charlie Sloth to front new E4 ‘property-meets-hip-hop’ pilot

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Reposted from Channel 4 Press

Second Star is taking the heat out of hunting for a flatmate with a TX pilot commissioned by E4 which will see Charlie Sloth pick the perfect person to move in to a house share.

Nine million people across the UK rent and with 50% of young people renting as opposed to buying. Property… Boom! (working title) is the property show for tenants not buyers. Radio 1 and 1Xtra presenter (and self-professed ‘best looking fat man in the universe’), Sloth will use his extensive property knowledge to show that renters can live the property dream and snag a great pad without having to buy.

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TV Pick | Cherish Oteka’s award-winning documentary ‘A Man Called Dad’ to premiere on London Live

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Absentee. Abusive. Adulterous. Black fathers are often portrayed as distant, unreliable and unloving. Cherish Oteka's A Man Called Dad aims to challenge perceptions by displaying untold stories of black men who have engaged and loving relationships with their children. Watch the trailer below. 

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News | Nikki Amuka-Bird & Phoebe Fox to star in BBC adaptation of Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’

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Reposted from Radio Times

Luther star Nikki Amuka-Bird and Hollow Crown actor Phoebe Fox are set to star in the BBC adaptation of Zadie Smith novel NW.

The two actors have begun filming the BBC2 drama based on Smith's bestselling book, a story of two friends who grew up together in north west London but now live very different lives. The 90-minute drama is directed by Saul Dibb, director of The Duchess starring Kiera Knightley. Amuka-Bird, best known for playing DC Erin Gray opposite Idris Elba in BBC1 drama Luther, will play Natalie, while Fox will play her longest friend Leah.

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TV Pick | Lagos to London – Channel 4 documentary uncovers the lives of successful & fabulous Nigerians

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A new wave of super-rich are moving in to London's poshest neighbourhoods. The Nigerians are coming and they're spending big on luxury, education and property. Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa's largest economy. Filmed over six months, this fun and fascinating documentary from Minnow Films follows the lives of a handful of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what's dubbed 'the shuttle life' between Lagos and London.

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Watch | New comedy- drama ‘Good Fellas’ aims to change on-screen stereotypes [Trailer]

Warning: includes language some may find offensive.

BFF Studios present, Good Fellas, a coming of age British comedy-drama written by Andrew Prince which follows the lives of a group of teenage friends. As they navigate the unfamiliar terrains of college life in Surrey, we soon learn that the pressures of A-Levels are not at the forefront of their minds. We journey with all five boys as they explore young adulthood from sex, heartbreak to ludicrous house parties. It’s The Fresh Prince of Bel Air meets The Inbetweeners.

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Watch| First look at Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas in ‘24: Legacy’ [Trailer]

Fox just released a new trailer for 24: Legacy, which is set to premiere after the Super Bowl next February. Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton and Ashley Thomas star in this reboot of the 24 franchise, which follows a former elite Army Ranger (Hawkins) who races to stop a terrorist attack now that he’s back on U.S. soil. The new series will follow the same real-time format as the original 24, but Fox has ordered 12 episodes, not 24. Original series star Kiefer Sutherland is an executive producer, along with Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz.

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News | E4 Announces ‘Crazy Face’ – new comedy starring Cara Theobold & Susan Wokoma

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Reposted from Channel 4 

Channel 4 has announced that Crazy Face, a bold new comedy horror series from BAFTA award-winning creator of Misfits Howard Overman, will air on E4 and Netflix. Filled with Overman’s dark humour and unexpected twists, Crazy Face is a funny, gripping series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms of an unlikely duo of demon hunters, played by Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum).

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