Show of the week


Show of the week: ‘Meat: A Threat To Our Planet’

A one-hour special that caused controversy in the UK when it debuted on BBC One late last year, this show is from acclaimed producer Raw TV and follows on from 2018’s award-winning documentary Drowning In Plastic, which was also from animal biologist and meat-eater Liz Bonnin. Her latest show takes viewers from cattle farms in […]

Show of the week: Happily Married

Chosen as an official selection at the forthcoming Berlinale Series 2020, Happily Married (aka C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) is from Montreal-based Productions Casablanca and recounts the “almost true” story of the Sainte Foy Killers. The 10-hour comedy drama, produced for Radio-Canada Télé and its streamer Tou.Tv Extra, is set during a 1970s summer […]

Show of the week: Night On Earth

Hostile Planet producer Plimsoll Productions has used a variety of ground-breaking camera techniques for its latest foray into blue chip natural history programming, this time for Netflix. Night On Earth, which debuts on the streamer on 29 January, is designed to shine a light on the nocturnal activities in the animal kingdom and explore how […]

Show of the week: Secrets Of The Solar System

This show marks the third commission for UK production outfit Bigger Bang from US factual-focused streamer CuriosityStream, building on its previous series that include Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places. This latest 8 x 60 minute series features Allan Stern, leader of NASA’s Pluto mission, and provides an in-depth exploration of the Solar System. The HD series […]

Show of the week: Orphans Of A Nation

Set both in São Paulo and amidst the refugee crisis resulting from the war in Syria, this drama reflects the growing trend for telenovelas to tackle much grittier subjects than they might have previously. That said, Orphans Of A Nation, known locally as Húerfanos De Su Tierra, retains some traits of the telenovela genre, with […]

Show of the week: Inside Missguided

This four-part docuseries taps into the trend of fast fashion and the highs and lows of operating in the clothing business. It revolves around the Missguided brand, which grew rapidly over eight years into a major player in the UK fashion world, turning over more than £200m ($260m) a year. The 4 x 60 minute […]

Show of the week: Deadwater Fell

Good Omens star David Tennant and The Good Fight’s Cush Jumbo lead the cast for Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell, a moody Scotland-shot drama about a murder that shakes a small town to its core. The Kudos-produced psychological thriller (4 x 60 minutes) centres on an entire family that is murdered by someone they know, ultimately […]

Show of the week: Don’t

Picked up by ABC in the US, new game show Don’t is currently in the edit. Billed as a comedic physical format, it follows a family of four who must work together throughout five mental and physical challenges with just one rule: Don’t. For example, “Don’t Slip,” “Don’t Forget,” “Don’t Laugh,” “Don’t Say It,” “Don’t […]

Show of the week: Halifax Retribution

In some ways, Halifax: Retribution might seem like a reboot of sorts but in truth it’s vastly different from the cult telemovies that became iconic in Australia and beyond. Based on the original Halifax F.P films that aired on Nine Network during the 1990s and early noughties, Halifax: Retribution has been stripped down and rebuilt […]

Show of the week: Dog’s Most Wanted

Dog’s Most Wanted is a reality series with a twist, following the work of legendary bounty hunter, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, as he travels across the US tracking down hardened criminals. The series follows Chapman as he handpicks names from the wanted lists of the FBI, the US Marshalls, and every State throughout America to create […]

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