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Youngers Actress Shavani Seth Lands Role in Homeland

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Congratualtions to actress Shivani Seth (of Identitiy Drama School) who as landed recurring role in US series Homeland. The actress will appear alongside Clare Danes in series 4 of the hit show. Seth currently appears in in series 2 of E4's music themed drama Youngers

The new series of Homeland is set to premiere in the US in Autumn 2014.

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Marianne Baptiste to Join Cast of ITV’s Broadchurch

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Reposted from The Guardian 

Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominated actor Marianne Jean-Baptiste is joining the second series of hit ITV drama Broadchurch.

Jean-Baptiste, who starred in CBS television series Without a Trace, Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence and this year's remake of the film RoboCop, is to play a role written especially for her by Broadchurch writer and creator Chris Chibnall.

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E4′s Youngers Returns for a Second Series

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Check out the promo for the brand new series of Youngers. The E4 hit show set in south-east London follows a group of friends – Jay, Yemi and Davina – as they negotiate their way through teenage life in a world that's more about swagger than straight A's. 

The series returns on Wednesday 7th May at 7.30pm on E4. 

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Michael Underwood to Host New ITV Entertainment Show

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Reposted from ITV Press Centre

Michael Underwood will host ITV’s brand new entertainment show Let Me Entertain You, a six-part series showcasing extraordinary and hilarious all singing, all dancing performances from the Great British public. The first episode is on Saturday  26th April at 6pm.
 
Anyone at home could be the star on Let Me Entertain You as it showcases the viewers' own singing and dancing clips alongside the funniest and most astonishing videos the internet has to offer; from bad dancing dads and body popping zoo keepers to cute toddlers giving it their best Beyonce, to the craziest homemade Lady Gaga parodies out there. 
 
With hilarious VT packages, hidden camera surprises, lip sync showdowns, there’s only one star in this show – the ITV viewer.
 
Contributors are invited to submit their funny, entertaining and down right ridiculous videos a twww.itv.com/letmeentertainyou, and whether you’re a true talent or a toe curling try hard, you could have families across Britain clapping or cringing along.
 
Each week, Michael Underwood will preside over viewer entries and the best in online user generated content.
 
Michael said "Nowadays, anyone with a smart phone can record their singing and dancing talents at any time. No longer do these moments of genius need to be hidden away on phones and computers, as we're going to give the viewers a chance to share their performing skills with the world. I cannot wait to see the incredible videos and the slightly strange ones too. Let Me Entertain You is all about making the viewers the stars."
 

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TV Pick| Music Nation – Channel 4′s Underground Music Documentary Series

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Starts April 3rd 12.05am on Channel 4

In collaboration with multi-platform magazine Dazed, Channel 4's Music Nation series profiles the glory days of the UK's best underground music scenes over the last 25 years. In five documentaries, this landmark exploration of British youth culture will take in all the key players, fashions and music from five iconic underground scenes – UK garage, Bristol bass, jungle, hardcore punk and Balearic. Kicking it all off is Brandy & Coke, from garage author and photographer Ewen Spencer. See below for more info or click here. 

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TV Pick| Brothers With No Game Launches on London Live

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Date: Monday 31st March 

Time: 11pm (London Live launches at 6.30pm on Freeview 8, Sky 117 and Virgin 159

In what has been described as the biggest UK television launch since Channel 5 in 1997, London Live (owned by ESTV) finally arrives on screens on Monday 31st March. What’s better is that hit web-series-turned-TV-series Brothers With No Game will be the first programme from the Raw strand to be broadcast, guaranteeing that the launch goes off with a bang. Transmitting daily at 11pm, Raw will showcase the freshest faces from online, urban entertainment and music across a range of comedy, factual entertainment and drama programming.

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SceneProfiles| Screen Nation Awards – Favourite Female TV Star Nominees

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The 2014 Screen Nation Awards take place on Sunday 23rd February with a whole host of British and international stars up for awards. Let's take a look at the nominees for Favourite Female TV Star – be sure to click here to cast your votes. 

Blackburn born AJ Odudu began her career as a reporter for BBC Blast based at Radio Lancashire. She starred as herself in Comedy Lab in 2011 and co-presented Sky Arts' coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. She may be most recognisable for presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side with Rylan Clark and Emma Willis and then Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Psych in 2013.

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Watch| The Method of Love – Season 1 Pilot

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Check out the pilot for new series The Method of Love starring Chuck Venn. 

Using London’s buzzing streets as a backdrop, audiences will witness the characters go through hazardous journeys of self-discovery in the quest to find true love.

To find out more about the series click here or visit themethodoflove.com

Let us know what you think. 

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TV Pick| The White Slums: Reggie Yates’ Extreme South Africa

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Thursday, 9pm, BBC Three 

Reposted from BBC Media Centre

Twenty years since the first free elections and in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's death, Reggie Yates gets up close and personal with three very different communities in contemporary South Africa. By living amongst them for a week, what will he discover about the extremes of this misunderstood country in the 21st Century?

In the first episode, Reggie spends a week in South Africa's largest white squatter camp, Coronation Park, outside Johannesburg. South Africa has a white population of approximately 4.6 million and during apartheid the racist political system elevated them into a privileged position. Today, however, white youth charities claim that up to 400,000 of them now live below the poverty line, with many shacked up in small, make-shift camps, although these figures remain hotly disputed.

But behind the headlines lies an uncomfortable question: are young white South Africans now the ones being discriminated against by being on the wrong side of affirmative action? And if so, will black and white ever be truly equal in South Africa?

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SceneProfiles| VoxAfrica – 2014 Screen Nation Award Nominee

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In the run up to the 9th Screen Nation Awards, SceneTV will be featuring all of the nominees in the public voting categories. Next up is VoxAfrica who are up for the Favourite Black Channel award.

Spotting a gap in the market, VoxAfrica (Sky 218 , Dstv191 and Gotv16 was created in 2007 as the first panafrican, independent and bilingual channel. The channel’s mission is to “change the way the world sees Africa” through an innovative Afro-centric approach to news, general entertainment, television production and broadcasting. More than just a TV channel, VoxAfrica is an independent multimedia platform voicing a real and positive image of Africa, Africans and the diaspora. The station is well and truly international with broadcasts in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and more. See below for more information about some of their lead programmes:

 

Sports 360 aims to be the pan-African leader and at the forefront of sporting events on the content of Africa and beyond, providing content by the diaspora to Africa and Africa to the diaspora. 

Voxafrica Sports 360

 

Afrobuzz is a popular 15 minute Afro-centric entertainment show. It features interviews and reviews of film, fashion, art and music from the UK, Africa and Worldwide.

 

Ladies Talk is a daytime talk show hosted by Angie Le Mar and features panellists Jacqui Joseph, Jasmine Dotiwala and Jackie Michael. 

If you would like VoxAfrica to win the Favourite Black Channel award, click here to vote. Voting closes 12am 20th February.

For more information onVoxAfrica visit www.voxafrica.co.uk

The 2014 Screen Nation Awards take place on Sunday 23 February at Park Plaza Riverbank, London. Click here to grab your ticket!

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