Mon, May 20th, 2019
Tuesday 9pm - 10pm, BBC2
Coinciding with the UK’s Mental Health Awareness week, the BBC has commissioned a trio of documentaries to demonstrate its commitment to supporting the issue. The shows are dedicated to addressing the struggles individuals and society face. Millions across the country battle their own demons as well as some horrible stereotyping brought about by a misunderstanding or perceived shame. It is believed 1 in 6 people have experienced a mental health illness in the past week alone and the BBC is working with leading charities such as the Reading Agency and Mental Health Awareness, as well as Public Health England. It is not just these documentaries tackling the issue, the network has introduced the subject across radio, tv and online content, including storylines in Holby City and Casualty and dedicated Newsbeat podcasts on various related subjects.
Mon, May 20th, 2019
Premiering in the UK on March 20th, the popular drama series Billions started its fourth series. It has been showing in the States since March 17th. Stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will again be bringing their acting magic to the screen in their roles. Similarly to the previous three series of Billions, there will be twelve episodes within the fourth series, each having an hour long runtime.
Fri, May 17th, 2019
The premiere of Killing Eve had us all stuck to our screens and hanging on the edges of our seats. How often does it happen that we fall in love with a gripping series and it gets cancelled before it gets the chance for a second round? But worry not, thriller fans, because Kiling Eve is coming back with the promise of being better than ever. For those in the UK, it will be airing on BBC and for international viwers, BBC iPlayer and BBC America.
Mon, May 13th, 2019
Sunday 11.25pm - 1.05am, BBC2
While the film itself may be 45 years old, this comedy film directed by Mel Brooks still brings the laughs to new audiences. The wacky and loopy mix of horror film cliches is stated to be one of Brook’s best ever films, in addition to being acclaimed as being the horror genres most successful and thorough parodies. The film is produced and filmed in black and white and shot on sets where the original 1931 Frankenstein film was made. Brook’s also used the 1930’s style of opening credits and scene transitions such as wipes, fades to black and iris outs, an extremely rare set up in the 1970’s. A period score by composer John Morris also features to give that pre-war experience. The film itself was written by Brooks and Gene Wilder, who devised the film whilst having a coffee when the two of them were shooting Blazing Saddles.
Mon, May 6th, 2019
Thursday 8pm - 9pm, BBC1
If you missed the first part to this documentary you need to use TVMucho to watch it, it is a tear-jerking and thought provoking exploration of a debilitating disease that destroys people’s lives and their families. In the UK it is estimated there are over 850000 people suffering with dementia, this is forecast to be over 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051. Many of us will know someone affected - 1 in 6 over 80’s suffer and a shocking 70% of people living in a care home will suffer from it or severe memory problems. The programme brings home the effect on people, 82 year old Betty tells us “I keep forgetting I’ve got dementia” and 50 year old Julie says “It’s like a part of my brain has gone on holiday and left the rest here...and gradually more of my brain will go and join them on the beach”. You can’t help but sympathise and feel for them as they accept their lives are being eroded from them by this cruel degenerative condition. This second part of the documentary witnesses the performance, as well as the challenges the singers and band members face in day to day life living with the disease.
Mon, April 29th, 2019
Thrilling BBC1 drama, Line of Duty is back and better than ever with the fifth series promising more episodes that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. The series, as always, will follow the police anti-corruption unit AC-12. Jed Mercurio has been hailed for the thriller’s detailed and labyrinthine plotlines that always have audiences shocked and desperate for more.
It started on the 31st of March, 2018 and will be continuing every Sunday at 9pm on BBC1. However, if you’ve missed the previous episodes then you can catch-up on BBC iPlayer. If you’ve never seen Line of Duty then ...