Category Archives: On TV

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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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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News | David Ajala lands role in new USA Network series ‘Falling Water’

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Reposted from Variety 

'Falling Water' has been ordered to series at USA Network. The drama hails from 'The Walking Dead’s' Gale Anne Hurd, and was co-written by Blake Masters and the late Henry Bromell.

'Falling Water' revolves around three strangers who realize they are dreaming separate parts of the same dream that has big implications for each of their lives. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest — one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother — and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them.  The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas, and that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.

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Trailer | He’s Back! Luther Returns for a Two-Part Special on BBC One

Hold on to your seats, the trailer for the Luther two-part special has finally been released.  Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, John Luther is drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.

Star Idris Elba says: "It’s great we’ve been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he’s part of me. The fans won’t be disappointed with his return – it’s explosive and definitely goes up a gear!"

Written and created by Emmy nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) this Luther 2×60-minute special will also star Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, The Paradise), with Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.

Executive Producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff says: “It’s very exciting to have Idris Elba back as DCI John Luther and to be in east London shooting the show’s fourth instalment. Neil Cross has pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest, scariest story yet and it’s a privilege to welcome such a glittering array of acting talent to our already stellar cast.”

The Luther TV event kicks off Tuesday 15th December 9pm on BBC One.

Watch | Trailer – New drama ‘Capital’ on BBC One

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.

Coming soon on BBC One. 

Watch | Trailer: ‘Cuffs’ – New BBC One Police Drama Starring Ashley Walters

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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.

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