Category Archives: On TV

News | BBC Three goes stateside with ‘American High School’ & Reggie Yates’ ‘Life & Death in Chicago’

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BBC Three is going stateside in October 2016 after commissioning landmark documentary series American High School, and Reggie Yates: Life And Death In Chicago.

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, says: “We know young people in the UK are fascinated with the US and there is a lot to say about the US in 2016. Trump v Clinton will define a generation, Obama’s legacy and Black Lives Matter will have an impact over here the UK. It’s important young people in Britain get a perspective on what is happening in the US, and why.”

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News | Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts & Crosses’ to be adapted by Levi David Addai for BBC One

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Malorie Blackman’s enthralling story of first love in a dangerous, adrenalin-fuelled fictional dystopia is to be adapted by Levi David Addai with Matthew Graham for a new BBC One series, produced by Mammoth Screen.

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News | New comedy ‘Timewasters’ written by Daniel Lawrence Taylor coming soon to ITV2

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ITV2 has commissioned Timewasters, a brand new 6 x 30 comedy written and created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor, arriving on the channel from multi award-winning producers Big Talk Productions (The Job Lot, Rev, Cockroaches).

Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 

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News | Vice gets ready for UK TV launch with original content

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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