Show of the week

Show of the Week: Nolly

Fans of long-running UK soap Crossroads won’t fail to remember flame-haired widow Meg Richardson, portrayed by the inimitable Noele ‘Nolly’ Gordon. Starring in the show from 1964 through to 1981, she grew to become its most popular character – and a TV icon for her role – though Nolly’s own life was no less dramatic […]

Show of the week: Playing With Fate

This complex relationship drama has been created by Ukrainian producer Tatyana Gnedash and explores how memories, families and loss affect individuals, with unexpected consequences. The four-part series follows Alexander, who is left bereft when the love of his life dies in an accident. Struck by grief, he struggles to move on but eventually finds a […]

Show of the week: Mystery Road: Origin

After two seasons and two films following Indigenous Australian police officer Jay Swan, this prequel to crime drama Mystery Road delves into the dogged detective’s formative years on the force. Set in the outback of Western Australia in 1999, the series follows Swan as a charismatic young officer who arrives at his new station, fresh […]

Show of the week: Black West

While most will be familiar with the image of John Wayne or Clint Eastwood riding through the Wild West, this one-off documentary explores the widely unacknowledged truth that in 1875, one in four American cowboys was Black. “The film will open our eyes to this hidden reality: there were African-Americans in the Wild West. There […]

Show of the week: Alma’s Way

Six-year-old Alma Rivera is a proud Bronx-born, Puerto Rican girl living a fast-paced city life, where her closest friend and confidant is the viewer. Sharing her secrets, feelings and challenges with the audience watching at home, Alma adds colourful commentary to the big and small moments in her life. When Alma’s not sure what to […]

Show of the week: True Colours

Australian drama following the story of Aboriginal detective Toni Alma (Rarriwuy Hick), who is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar – the community she left as a child and has had little to do with since. As the investigation unfolds, Alma must “navigate the fine line between respect for her community […]

Show of the week: Radioactive Forest 10 Years After

The nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan, in March 2011, destroyed the region’s natural environment and many people’s livelihoods. Tens of thousands of residents had to leave their homes and have yet to return. Some of the farms and villages are now gone. This documentary depicts the 10-year odyssey of residents and scientists who are […]

Show of the week: Dating Like The Stars

There is movie magic in the air in this innovative dating format that gives singletons the chance to woo three potential love matches – while also recreating some of the most famous scenes in Hollywood history. Before picking a prospective partner to date in real life, participants dive into the world of film by acting […]

Show of the week: Django

This reimagining of the classic 1960s Western stars Matthias Schoenaerts as the eponymous Django, along with award-winning actress Noomi Rapace. Set in the Wild West in the 1860s and 1870s, Django is a man haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, and is still looking for his daughter Sarah, believing that she […]

Show of the Week: Vegesaurs

Travel to a prehistoric world of loud roars and healthy eating, in this 20 x 5-minute CGI animated series for 4-7-year-olds, populated by part dinosaur/part fruit-and-vegetable animals. The young tricarrotops Ginger lives in Vegesaur Valley, home to fellow vegesaurs such as the baby pea-rexes, who embark on standalone adventures featuring relatable themes for upper pre-schoolers […]