Show of the week


Show of the week: Small Town, Big Love

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Blu Broadcaster: TV2 Denmark In a certain rural area of Denmark, eligible young men have run into a problem – 70% of the women have left home and moved into the big city and those bachelors left behind are struggling to find the right girl. “The show bridges the gap between city […]

Show of the week: Bloodlands

This gritty four-part crime thriller, set in Northern Ireland, is from emerging talent Chris Brandon – best-known for adapting Rock Creek Park for TV – and the mercurial Jed Mercurio of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard fame. The BBC One four-parter is from Hat Trick Mercurio Television (HTM Television) and stars James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold […]

Show of the week: La Unidad

A truly international drama, La Unidad combines locations across France, Spain and Morocco with a story that embraces contemporary themes involving terrorism, relationships and revenge. The series starts in the dead of night as officers from the Spanish, Moroccan and French police forces carry out a synchronized anti-jihadist strike. As retaliation looms, it becomes clear […]

Show of the week: Kate & Koji

This British sitcom has been co-written and produced by Drop The Dead Donkey scribes Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin. It follows the “sparky friendship” between a white, working class seaside café owner and a refugee African doctor, played by Brenda Blethyn (Vera) and Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City) respectively. “Both Brenda and Jimmy have a gift […]

Show of the week: Small Axe

This anthology series is made up of hour-long stories that have been conceived and written by Twelve Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen, with Alastair Siddons and Courttia Newland also attached. The 6 x 60 minute films feature actors including Star Wars’ John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, with the show delving into an array […]

Show of the week: Californian Commando

Fish-out-of-water stories are nothing new, but with Californian Commando we might be getting one of the most extreme cases in recent memory. The show focuses on 23 year old Van Hamilton (Kian Lawley), a spoiled rich kid from the golden state who is going on an exciting holiday to Finland. At least that’s what he […]

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 […]

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