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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 | BBC release trailer for ‘Sitcom Season’ ft Paterson Joseph, Joanna Page & Kayode Ewumi

The BBC has released a trailer for their landmark sitcom season to mark 60 years since Galton and Simpson’s Hancock’s Half Hour started on BBC Television. The season of programming across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four will celebrate the heritage and legacy of BBC comedy by revisiting some of Britain’s iconic sitcoms alongside launching brand new comedy shows.

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Watch | Nadine Marshall stars alongside Robbie Coltrane & Julie Walters in ‘National Treasure’ [Trailer]

Check out the trailer for Channel 4's upcoming drama National Treasure, a four part serial drama written by Jack Thorne (Skins, This is England), which examines accusations of sexual misconduct against a fictional public figure and explores their impact on the accused and those most closely associated with him as he is brought to trial.

The heavy-weight cast is lead by Brit legends Robbie ColtraneJulie Walters and the BAFTA nominated Andrea Riseborough. Nadine Marshall, who starred in Second Coming alongside Idris Elba, plays the detective in the series while Babou Ceesay (Free Fire, Eye in the SKy, '71) is the defence lawyer. 

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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

TV Pick | Aaron Roach Bridgeman presents Channel 5 doc ‘One Punch Killer’

Violence is a major problem on Britain's streets, but what happens when a single punch takes a life? Aaron Roach Bridgeman investigates in Channel 5 documentary One Punch Killer

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TV Pick | ‘Suspects’ – starring Lenora Crichlow & Clare-Hope Ashitey (Channel 5)

Suspects returns to Channel 5 on Wednesday 3rd August for a fifth series and introduces three new cast members. James Murray (Cucumber, New Tricks, Defiance), Lenora Crichlow (Being Human, Fast Girls, Sugar Rush, Black Mirror) and Perry Fitzpatrick (This is England) will join original cast members Damien Molony (Being Human, Ripper Street) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Doctor Foster, Top Boy, The White King and I.T.) in the gripping and innovative crime drama series.

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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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