Show of the Week


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 […]

Show of the week: The Hunt: Monteperdido

Spanish scripted series have gained traction around the world over recent years and this drama looks likely to continue that trend. Directed by Salvador García Ruiz and Álvaro Ron, it tells the story of two families who struggle to get their lives back on track after the disappearance of two girls. Five years later, one […]

Show of the Week: Beat The Channel

Red Arrow Studios International’s madcap entertainment format Beat The Channel sees two popular TV presenters given the chance to win a 15-minute live broadcast slot on their channel during which anything goes. But can they first beat the ultimate competitor – their own channel? Over six challenges and a final game, the channel throws everything […]

Show of the Week: Cleaning Masters

Turkish distribution giant Global Agency is in Cannes with a whimsical format that celebrates the country’s top cleaning enthusiasts.  The reality competition series Cleaning Masters (35 x 30 minutes) was originated after the creators realised how obsessive people can get about cleaning. (You know it’s true.) The show demonstrates the fun as well as the […]

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