Every second is the difference between life and death
Every second is the difference between life and death
Ambulance goes behind the scenes of a world where an ordinary day entails saving some lives while losing others. For those employed in emergency services, tending to victims of car accidents, overdoses, suicide attempts and cardiac arrests is part of a days work.
Ambulance is a gripping format that brings unprecedented insight into the daily efforts of emergency workers in some of the worlds largest and most populous cities.
From the highly-pressurised control room to the crews on the streets, each episode goes beyond the flashing lights to provide an honest 360-degree vantage point of the daily demands and dilemmas faced by first responders. In true documentary style, Ambulance drives the narrative with intimacy and immediacy, creating powerful, compelling storytelling.
The show that’s so hard to beat
In every episode of this hilarious comedy game show, a number of brave (or mad) contestants pit themselves against incredibly simple, yet insanely difficult, games. The games have titles like: Dizzy Hurdles, Gravy Dunk, Slippy Hill, Trouser Dash, Groin Croissant and Jelly Run. It’s fast moving and exciting with an inherent darkness, but the payoff is always funny.
The location is a bizarre landscape of concrete runways, overgrown knolls and cavernous hangars. The contestants come in all shapes and sizes. Geeks and goths, tough guys and tomboys, glamour girls and wimps. And to make the whole thing even more absurd, they are all dressed in brightly coloured not-very-superhero costumes, each with its own weird or ridiculous attachment. Each show features seven contestants and six games. Contestants compete against the show, not each other, and have a maximum of 10 attempts at each game.
Each contestant has one ‘free’ attempt at the climactic Door Slam end game, but their main objective is to win further attempts at the end game by successfully completing one of the other six games. If a contestant successfully completes the Door Slam they win the prize money – or split it with anyone else who triumphs at the Door Slam.
Expect the unexpected
It started a TV revolution and quickly became a cultural and social media phenomenon pushing boundaries across all platforms around the world.
Big Brother follows a group of strangers brought together to live under one roof outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
With no contact from the outside world, the housemates must quickly learn how to get along whilst competing against each other every week in various challenges that will determine who receives special privileges or who will be nominated for elimination.
One by one, the housemates vote each other out of the house until the last remaining person standing is awarded the grand prize and coveted title of Big Brother winner.
The next generation musical gameshow
Name that tune. And that one! And that one! The challenges come thick and fast in this test of musical knowledge in which teams of celebrities compete in a massive musical extravaganza.
Top scoring celebrities pick the teams after a testing warm up. Then it’s non-stop musical entertainment for six fast moving rounds as the celebrity contestants face a series of inventive musical challenges.
In round one, they have to guess who originally performed a popular cover version. In another round, they try to figure out which song is being played at ten times its normal speed. In the personalised round, they are tested on extracts linked to their career, and that’s before they try to identify a cover sung in a different language. Meanwhile, the whole family can play along at home with the specially developed Big Music Quiz app.
In the final, the celebrities from the team with the most points go head-to-head. It’s all about speed as they shout out the name of as many songs as they can identify in a frenetic two minutes. And at the end, there will only ever be one audience reaction – ‘Encore!’
The world’s No.1 lifestyle format
The Biggest Loser is an iconic and adaptable format that offers severely overweight people the golden opportunity to undergo a radical, positive transformation of their bodies, health and ultimately their lives. Either in pairs, individuals or as families, the contestants move to The Biggest Loser ranch to begin a journey to reverse the effects of unhealthy living, whilst competing for a life-changing sum of money.
In addition to the hundreds of contestants who have successfully lost excess weight by appearing on the show, the franchise has helped those at home, motivating them not only with inspiring on-screen stories but also through its successful brand extensions. These include a popular range of reference books and The Biggest Loser Club, which offers personalised diet and fitness plans and direct online interaction with trainers. The show has become a retail sensation with over $400 million generated in global retail sales and over 15 million products sold.
Teaching teenagers to live a healthy lifestyle
It’s not easy being fit and healthy when you’ve grown up in a world of plentiful fast food, cars, 24/7 TV and social media. And the fact is that if you’re not healthy, you’re not happy, as so many teenagers are discovering.
The Biggest Loser Teenagers is the inspiring reality show that tackles these 21st century issues head on. It takes a group of young people who have started their lives on the wrong path and shows them that there’s a better way to live. All they have to do is reach out for it and make it their own.
Every show challenges them to take the first steps along a transformational journey – to take control of their life and work towards a new healthier and happier future. In doing so, the teenagers learn how to overcome the temptations and traps of modern day life. Temptations such as addictions to food and drink such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, and traps such as the couch potato lifestyle that the Internet generation loves to live.
The Biggest Loser Teenagers unlocks the true potential of teenagers as they train hard, eat well, win challenges and transform their lives for the better.
Benidorm is back to lift your spirits, brighten up your world and deliver more sun, sangria and of course swinging!
The Solana opens its doors once again and the new series, playing host to some of its best-loved characters, also sees the arrival of some new staff, a new family and, of course, some fantastic special guests.
Joyce Temple-Savage (Sherrie Hewson) is still at the helm of the 3-star Benidorm hotel, ably assisted by Les/Lesley (Tim Healy), and Mateo (Jake Canuso), who, homesick for Benidorm, has recently arrived back from a stint working in Madrid.
Blow & Go’s Kenneth du Beke (Tony Maudsley) is doing as little work as ever. When his uncle dies, and Kenneth finds out he hasn’t been left the salon in Herbert’s will, his old boss Troy (Paul Bazeley) steps in and makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
After a long, happy and swinging marriage which ended in her husband’s untimely death, Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski) is back in Spain to fulfil Donald’s final wish to have his ashes scattered over Benidorm. However, it’s not too long before she’s back in the saddle when she strikes up a friendship with Eddie Dawson. Series 8 also sees the return of Geoff, The Oracle (Johnny Vegas) and his mum Noreen (Elsie Kelly), with Geoff’s sister, reformed alcoholic Pauline (Selina Griffiths), in tow.
With storylines containing a mix of high comedy and pathos, and special guest appearances, Benidorm series 8 has all the makings of yet another memorable season.
Discover the secrets behind the world’s super brain
The Brain is a talent show that celebrates gifted minds and incredible skills of extraordinary men, women, and children.
Each episode, seven contestants must perform mental and physical challenges that are impossible for the everyday person; like memorising the names and birthdays of over 900 infants or solving a series of Rubik’s Cubes completely blindfolded in under five minutes.
Candidates who successfully complete their personal challenge progress to the final round and qualify for the winning vote at the end of the show.
The TV audience ultimately decides who the most skillful person in the country is. The winner takes home the title and prize money.
Building a bridge, creating a divide
The Bridge offers 15 strangers a life-changing opportunity. Isolated deep in the wild, they have one thing in common: they all want to get their hands on a 100.000 treasure. The cash prize lies a mere 300 metres away. There is one problem though. Between them and the treasure lies a river. The only way to cross it is by building a bridge with just their bare hands and a few basic manual tools and supplies, and it all must be done within 30 days.
If they successfully reach the treasure in time, the final question remains: who will keep the money? The physical adventure might be over, but the mind games begin. Each competitor must cast a vote for another person to win the treasure. Prior to the vote, individuals have the opportunity to strike alliances in order to increase their chances of winning as a group and sharing in the riches.
Ultimately the person with the most votes wins and can choose to keep all the money or share it with their allies. Making it to that final coveted spot requires a game plan based on strategy, negotiation and trust. The sole person to prevail has the power to override any prior agreements and act with complete impunity. Will the victor choose to keep promises and share the wealth or burn bridges and hoard the treasure?
A town wrapped in secrets
Broadchurch explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation, following the tragic and mysterious death of an eleven year- old boy. Bloodied and dirty, a young boy has been found dead on an idyllic beach. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque seaside town of Broadchurch finds itself at the heart of a major police investigation and national media frenzy.
The sadness of losing a child consumes the boy’s family as they attempt to cope with their grief, everyday normal life and the abruptness of the unwarranted attention heaped upon them. Devastated by their loss, it’s the most stressful and emotional time in their lives as they struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press and the police.
DI Alec Hardy; an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective takes the job local DS Ellie Miller believes should have been hers. Ellie has to find reserves of patience to negotiate a professional relationship with the unyielding Hardy. Yet as the drama progresses, Hardy’s own secrets are laid bare. Ellie is also emotionally involved with the case, but Hardy’s clinical methods force Ellie to see the community she grew up in from a different perspective.
Every body is connected
Bron is a present-day crime thriller exploring the tensions between two neighbouring countries. The series begins when a dead body is found on the bridge connecting the two countries, forcing a detective from each of the two countries to work together to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.
One of the two detectives is charming, but also cunning, and will do whatever it takes to get what they need. This does not sit well with the counterpart, who strictly follows both rules and protocol.
The case leads the detectives into a string of murders on the border, working together to stop the horrific staged murders before the serial killer wins over public opinion with his political agenda.
The police have a breakthrough when their investigation points them towards a tabloid journalist. But as the detectives rush to interview him, they find the journalist trapped in the middle of the killer’s latest deadly game.
More characters and stories are introduced and become interlinked as the series progresses. In a thrilling end of series finale, the serial killer announces himself and reveals his connection to one of the police detectives who must work together to stop the killer’s final revenge plot.
The best Deal in town!
Deal Or No Deal is an exhilarating hit game show where contestants play and deal for a top cash prize in a high energy contest of nerves, luck and raw intuition.
Each week, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant is confronted with 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one briefcase which is theirs to keep, if he or she chooses, until it’s unsealed at the end of the game.
The risk element kicks in when the player must instinctively eliminate the remaining 25 cases, which are opened one at a time, and the amount of cash inside is revealed. As each case is opened, the likelihood of the player having a valuable cash amount in his case decreases or increases.
The pressure mounts in each round, after a pre-determined number of cases are opened, the participant is tempted by a mysterious entity known only as “the Banker” to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen briefcase – prompting the host to ask the all-important question – Deal Or No Deal?
The contestant knows that as long as the larger cash prizes haven’t been opened, the Banker’s deals will only get higher. And if the conflicted contestant accidentally opens a case with a bigger cash value – the Banker’s offer could suddenly evaporate.
Adapted for television for the first time, Tiger Aspect Drama and Cave Bear Productions bring Evelyn Waugh’s first novel to the screen. Decline and Fall follows the adventures of Paul Pennyfeather, a luckless young man whose life is turned upside down when he falls victim to the drunken antics of the Bollinger Club and is unfairly sent down from Scone College, Oxford University.
Forced to take a job as a schoolmaster, Paul finds work at an obscure public school in Wales called Llanabba, run by a Dr. Fagan and his two daughters. There Paul makes friends with two fellow school teachers, lapsed priest Mr. Prendergast and hard-drinking trouble-maker Captain Grimes. The wealthy mother of one of Paul’s pupils, Margot Beste-Chetwynde, takes a shine to him and offers him work as a private tutor to her son Peter in the holidays. Soon their relationship becomes a little more than professional, and Paul is engaged to be married to Margot before the summer is out. Paul, however, is unaware that the source of Margot’s income is rather less salubrious than she would have the world believe, and gets in trouble with the police while obliviously running ‘errands’ for his fiancée.
From here on in, Paul’s life takes increasingly surprising and unpredictable turns, as he is thrown into one strange world after another, and tries to keep hold of his sanity.
Hunt him down before he strikes again
Stella Gibson is a successful, highly driven homicide detective and Paul Spector, the ruthless serial predator she seeks. While chillingly hiding behind the facade of loving husband and father, Spector (who is revealed from the outset) is preying on women in and around Belfast.
While the police are stalled in their investigation of these as yet unconnected murders, Gibson is drafted to conduct a review on transfers from London’s Metropolitan Police. Almost immediately, Gibson determines these heinous crimes are all linked to the same person. Revealing how a modern, top level murder investigation team works, this rich and complex thriller is less of a whodunit and more of a cat-and-mouse game.
Gaining in intensity as the drama unfolds, this is a hunt that will challenge the investigative skills of Gibson and her team to the limit as they race to catch Spector before he succeeds in killing his next victim.
Clever sitcom following the eccentric Flowers family and their struggle to live harmoniously
Flowers is an imaginative, cinematic show about an eccentric and dysfunctional family struggling to hold themselves together; starring Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt, and written and directed by award winning Will Sharpe.
Maurice (Barratt), the author of illustrated children’s books The Grubbs, and music teacher wife Deborah (Colman) are barely together, but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, Deborah tries to keep the family together at all costs and becomes increasingly suspicious that Maurice is in a secret homosexual relationship with his Japanese illustrator Shun (played by show creator Will Sharpe). Anna Chancellor plays Aunty Viv, Deborah’s vivacious sister.
The Flowers family live in a creaky, messy, crumbling old house with Maurice’s ailing mother Hattie (Leila Hoffman) and their maladjusted 25-year-old twins Amy (Sophia Di Martino – Friday Night Dinner, Mount Pleasant) and Donald (BAFTA-winning Daniel Rigby – Eric and Ernie, Cardinal Burns). Both are competing for the affection of neighbour Abigail (BAFTA-winning Georgina Campbell – Murdered By My Boyfriend) as they struggle to burst through the confines of their arrested development.
Swinging from the profane to the profound, the Flowers family and their often self-inflicted crises, are surrounded by odd neighbours who become the agents of further heartache and misfortune. Despite living on top of each other the family will do anything to not communicate, pushing them and their struggles with love and life to extreme and ridiculous places.
Flowers is a narrative comedy about the complexity of familial and romantic love and the social constraints that turn those issues into hilariously awkward and heart-breaking situations. It’s a bold, dark, but ultimately uplifting show that explores how secrets and sadness can sometimes give way to hope and those odd moments of colour that make life worth living.
A place like nowhere else on earth
Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the polar landscape, its future sparkling with the promise of Arctic opportunity, wealth and discovery, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.
Sheriff Dan Anderssen is the local Head of Police. Dan leads a world class search and rescue team but now finds himself investigating the brutal and shocking murder of a British research scientist.
In such a close knit community a murder touches all the inhabitants and the horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.
Sheriff Anderssen is forced to work alongside Eugene Morton, a detective who’s just flown from Britain into Fortitude. As the search for the killer proceeds, each cop finds compelling reasons to suspect and mistrust the other.
And as the endless summer nights give way once more to the cold Arctic darkness, this apparently idyllic community struggles to make sense of the murderous terror that’s been let loose in its heart.
Life affirming drama series set in tropical South India
The Good Karma Hospital tells the story of junior doctor, Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones), who arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her heartbreak. She anticipates the sunshine, the palm trees and picture-perfect beaches. She’s even prepared for the sacred cows, the tuk-tuks and the Delhi-belly that everyone warned her about. What she doesn’t expect are the realities of work, life and even love at an under-resourced and over-worked cottage hospital.
Run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman – Doctor Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman, New Tricks) – the Good Karma Hospital is the beating heart of the local community. Held together by a handpicked team of British and Indian medics, the Good Karma turns no one away – locals, ex-pats and tourists are all welcomed through its doors.
Introducing a new and unexpected crime hero
Sidney Chambers is a vicar in 1950s England. It’s a quiet life – until murder comes his way. Pushed into a world of lies and betrayal, Sidney discovers that his insight into the human condition, and the natural trust he engenders, make him a true ‘detective’.
Joining Sidney is the world-weary Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, the well-meaning curate Leonard Finch, and his disapproving housekeeper Mrs. Maguire. But crime isn’t his only concern. Smitten with the beautiful, Amanda, his hopes of winning her have been dashed since he became a clergyman.
Can you still see the best in people when events demand that you see the worst?
What does it mean to be human?
What happens when technology has advanced to the point where it begins to truly take over our lives, affecting our relationships? Humans is a thrilling new drama written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks: The Greater Good) set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar in appearance to humans. These incredible machines share our homes, our jobs and our lives and so become the objects of our fear, lust, hatred, affection and even love.
Warm, funny, but like any other, the Hawkins family are loving, but flawed. In the hope of transforming the way they live, they purchase a Synth. When Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill, Mr Selfridge) brings home Anita (Gemma Chan, Sherlock), he hopes to ease the domestic pressure and repair the growing fractures in his marriage with Laura (Katherine Parkinson, The Honourable Woman, The IT Crowd). Instead he risks losing everything he holds dear. On the surface, Anita is what all Synths are supposed to be – but every now and then, she does something inexplicable. Something almost human. How real is her apparent perfection? Is she something altogether more threatening?
As the line between human and machine increasingly blurs, Anita’s arrival triggers more compelling stories and introduces a raft of new characters: George Millican (William Hurt, A History of Violence), Leo (Colin Morgan, Merlin), Vera (Rebecca Front, The Thick Of It), Peter (Neil Maskell, Utopia) and Niska (Emily Berrington, 24: Live Another Day).
Sinister, thrilling and packed full of emotion, Humans boldly explores the rapidly evolving relationship between humanity and technology and asks what does it really mean to be “human”?
A real life thriller where ordinary people go on the run from a team of expert hunters
Disappearing in a modern, 21st century state has become a near impossible task. Our surveillance society catches us on CCTV up to seventy times a day, but the ever-watching eye can see much further than that. Now everything from cash withdrawals to supermarket shopping, telephone calls, our internet history, texts and social media posts are monitored. So just how watched are we?
If you had to disappear tomorrow, for whatever reason – with some of the world’s best missing persons experts looking for you – and the most cutting edge technology keeping tabs on your electronic footprint, could you just vanish? How possible is it to leave your old life behind to start a new one? And how on earth would you go about it?
To find out, seven groups of ordinary people from a cross section of society go on the run, while a crack team of some of the world’s best investigators will hunt them down. In a unique national manhunt, Hunted will dramatically explore the scale of the surveillance state’s all-seeing gaze through an original social experiment, played out before the nation on camera.
A global lifestyle magazine for the digital age
Creatively led by digital pioneer and entrepreneur Michelle Phan, and fuelled by Girl Power 2.0, ICON is a lifestyle magazine for the digital age.
With a massive appeal already in the Americas, Europe and Asia, this global network brings together the most influential lifestyle YouTubers in each region to deliver inspirational content to a diverse, multi-cultural audience.
Serving a core fan base of young women, our hosts play the role of clued-up best friend or older sister, offering trustworthy tips on everything from fashion and beauty, to food and wellness, to travel and DIY.
From YouTube to linear TV, ICON viewers can enjoy fresh content that speaks directly to them, wherever and however they like.
When pushed to the edge of existence, do modern day men and women still have what it takes to survive?
Generations of people have wondered if they could survive being stranded on a desert island. But how would they cope if they had to do it – for real? And if they were totally alone with only themselves to rely on?
The Island sets up the ultimate survival experiment to discover whether modern man is tough and resourceful enough to survive. Thirteen men or women are abandoned on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island for one month. They are completely alone, filming themselves, with only the clothes on their back and some basic tools. The Island may look like paradise, but behind the beautiful beaches it can be hell on earth.
Can they survive when deprived of all the luxuries and conveniences of 21st century living? Will they be able to rediscover the skills of their forefathers and find the hunter-gatherer within? And what will they learn about themselves when life as they know it stripped back to its basics?
The entire experience is filmed by them. This is their story, told by them, a groundbreaking, raw and exhilarating exploration of survival.
A visceral family saga set against the backdrop of the renegade subculture of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Kingdom is a visceral family saga that takes place in Venice, California and is set against the backdrop of the renegade subculture of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). It is a world rife with complex characters and relationships that unfurl in surprising and deeply human ways.
The Kingdom cast stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Homefront, Warrior) as Alvey Kulina, a Mixed Martial Arts legend and owner of Navy St. MMA gym; Kiele Sanchez (The Glades, Lost) as Lisa Prince, Alvey’s girlfriend; Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) as Ryan Wheeler, the world-class athlete who had it all, including Lisa Prince, until his spiralling drug addiction landed him in prison; Jonathan Tucker (Parenthood) as Jay Kulina, Alvey’s eldest son; Nick Jonas as Nate Kulina, Alvey’s youngest son and the prized fighter at the gym, and Joanna Going (House of Cards, Mad Men) as Christina Kulina, Alvey’s estranged wife and mother of Jay and Nate.
The Season one finale of Kingdom revealed Nate Kulina struggling with his sexuality. Raised to be a fighter and an elite level athlete, we see him finally question the life that he is living. Mom, Christina takes notice and also discovers Nate has been secretly injecting himself with HGH. Star fighter, Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler is back in the cage for his first fight in five years and wayward son Jay Kulina also returns to the ring.
Season two begins with Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler defending his title and Jay finding a new obsession. Alvey’s improved fortune has led to a bigger gym, but also a bigger appetite for risk. Lisa, the beautiful and fierce second in command at Navy St. MMA, focuses on managing Alicia (Natalie Martinez), an impulsive but skilled female fighter. Nate’s determination to get back in the cage causes rifts with his family and complicates his self-identity. Christina gets a taste of sober life while continuing to carry the burden of her sons’ struggles towards victory — with victory comes agony and a price.
The ultimate gaming league
From dedicated gamers and cross-over stars to vloggers with secret gaming expertise, popular names from the YouTube platform come together for a fiercely competitive gaming tournament.
As they try to reach the final, gamers fight it out over a two week schedule. This begins with the Build-Up in which the two players sit down with the host to fuel the rivalry. Then, in Round 1, one player (decided by coin toss) picks their game of choice and determines the gaming conditions.
In Round 2 the tables are turned as Player 2 decides the game and the conditions. For Round 3 games are chosen at random or by viewers. If a winner has already been decided, Round 3 becomes friendly. In the Game Over section of the show, our competitors sit down and discuss the events of the previous two weeks.
Reputations are won and lost as the players battle through these early rounds and the Face-Off games. The last two gamers standing take the stage at the Eurogamer Expo to play out the finale in front of their supporters for the title of Proving Ground Champion. As well as taking home a massive trophy, our winner receives a massive cheque for the charity of their choice.
The toughest cooking show on TV, produced in over 50 countries
MasterChef sets out to find the nation’s best amateur cook. A cook whose talent and passion could transform their life. Thousands audition for the MasterChef judges, but only the top 50 are put through to boot-camp.
Here, their culinary skills will be pushed to the limit as only half of them will be awarded a place in the MasterChef Kitchen. This is where the competition really heats up: the amateurs are whittled down as they face their toughest challenges yet. It’s a life-changing journey for many, but only one will be crowned the nation’s MasterChef.
A No.1 rated show from the UK to Australia, France to Israel, Italy to the Middle East and beyond, television’s toughest talent series as become a truly global hit. Now produced in over 50 countries worldwide and broadcast in over 200 territories, MasterChef is watched globally by over 250 million viewers and has transformed over 100 amateur chefs into professionals.
The success of MasterChef is down to its highly adaptable format that taps into a global appetite for watching everyday people fulfill their dreams of achieving something extraordinary.
Small Chefs. Big Talent.
Yet another ratings hit from the MasterChef franchise, MasterChef Junior is an inspirational and fun programme that gives children aged 9 to 12 years old who love cooking their own chance to become a Junior MasterChef champion.
MasterChef Junior blends the exciting challenges, inspirational stories, and positive brand values of MasterChef with talented, pint-sized contestants.
MasterChef Junior sees young super-cooks face challenges ranging from the technical to the spectacular, proving that when it comes to great cooking, age does not matter. The competition begins with the top junior cooks from around the country. Over the course of the competition, these get whittled down until the best young amateur chefs compete in the grand finale – leaving only one to take the crown of Junior MasterChef.
Over the course of the series, junior home cooks face challenges ranging from the technical to the spectacular – proving that when it comes to cooking, age does not matter. The MasterChef Junior contestants are real kids who are passionate about food, willing to conquer their fears and push themselves to be great. It’s competition with both humour and heart.
Can you beat the Drop?
A pair of contestants are given their prize at the start of the show – bundles of real cash. All they have to do is keep hold of it.
Just eight questions stand between them and their chance to take home the money. This is played out on the Drop – a fiendish device with four trapdoors, on which the answers to each question are displayed. The contestants have 60 seconds to debate and place their money on the trapdoor(s). Are they confident enough to place all of their money on one answer, or will the relentless pressure cause them to play it safe and spread their money across several answers?
When time’s up and they have allocated their cash, the team must step up to the drop to find out if their choices were right or wrong. Do they move on to the next question with their money still on the table, or do they lose it forever?
As the game progresses, the questions get harder and the answers become fewer but after eight questions whatever cash – if any – is left on the table is theirs to keep.
Mr Bean returns with a new animated series
A comedy animation for fans of all ages, following the daily trials and tribulations of Mr Bean (aided by his best friend Teddy of course!) as he stumbles from one mishap to the next, always finding complex solutions to the simplest of problems. Based on the original Mr Bean series, starring Rowan Atkinson, this colourful, quirky and evergreen comedy animation is one for the whole family.
The series is produced in CelAction 2D, in-house by Tiger Aspect Productions, and is voiced by Rowan Atkinson. Mr Bean: The Animated Series achieves fantastic ratings across the globe and has borne a successful licensing programme and online following. The Mr Bean brand has over 73 million fans worldwide and is in the top 20 of all Facebook pages! The production has minimal dialogue and slapstick physical comedy that Mr Bean is known for makes the brand a perfect fit for all international markets.
Every birth story is unique
This hugely popular, BAFTA award-winning format features the extraordinary highs and lows of the day-to-day life in a maternity hospital – where every minute of every hour a baby is born. But no birth story is ever the same. With genre-defining production values and filming for 24 hours a day, One Born Every Minute marks an evolution in the field of reality and documentary television.
As ever, the human stories rise above everything else. The relationships between mothers and their partners, and the enduring emotional power of the moment when new life begins are captured in intimate detail. From the reception desk to the labour ward, from the operating theatre to the birthing pool, we observe the dramatic, emotional and often funny moments that go hand-in-hand with bringing a baby into the world, all shown from the perspective of the soon-to-be parents and family, as well as the hospital staff.
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s
Britain in 1919 is a tumultuous mix of despair and hedonism, a nation cleaned out by the extravagances of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly-minted revolutionaries and criminal gangs all fight for survival in an industrial landscape gripped by economic upheaval.
Thomas Shelby and his family run the most feared and powerful local gang, the Peaky Blinders. Named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, they make money from illegal betting, protection and the black market.
But Tommy’s ambitions go beyond running the streets, and when a crate of guns goes missing from an arms factory, he recognises an opportunity to move up in the world. Crime pays, but business pays better.
The second Season sees the Shelby family expand their empire South and North while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland. Thomas’ attempts to make the business legitimate are undermined by sinister forces. Meanwhile his ascent into the decadent high society of ‘20s England will be fuelled by his gangster credentials.
Following critical acclaim, the third series will follow series two’s ‘bloody and brilliant’ finale (The Telegraph) seeing the Shelby family’s adventures move to new shores.
When a gangster’s widow becomes a gangster herself
When her husband is brutally murdered, Carmen’s first instinct is to protect her children. Her husband was dancing a dangerous dance, doing business with violent gangsters and he paid the ultimate price.
Carmen already knows the violent world of organised crime. Her father was a gangster. Carmen and her sister wished for a safer life, without bloodshed and fear.
For a while Carmen believed their wish had come true until her husband makes his fatal mistake. The police promise justice; they will protect her family. But Carmen won’t take chances with her children.
This is a battle Carmen must fight herself: she will find her husband’s killer and beat the gangsters at their own deadly game.
Simon’s Cat is a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with his long suffering owner – Simon
Simon’s Cat is a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with his long suffering owner – Simon. He made his first appearance ten years ago, in the viral video called Cat Man Do, made by animator and illustrator, Simon Tofield.
Since then Simon’s Cat has grown to a series of 60 short black & white episodes aired on Youtube. Loved among cat lovers across the word, Simon’s Cat has a collective audience across Youtube and social that surpassed 9M.
Everyone’s favourite cat is now featured in films, books, clothes, merchandise and comic stripes.
Kids go head-to-head and word-to-word
Prepare to be spellbound by Spelling Star, the spectacular new family entertainment series that’s filled with back-stories, jeopardy and supercharged tension.
Spellers try to qualify for the competition via age-based rounds of a traditional spelling bee. More than 50 of the country’s brightest young spellers aged between 8-13 years qualify to compete in a series of word-related games and challenges. In order to advance, each speller must display a combination of speed, skill and smarts to deconstruct words many have never even heard of, let alone spelt. Only the top 26 – one for every letter of the alphabet – will advance. It’s nail biting, edge-of-your-seat stuff that leaves viewers shaking their heads in amazement at the intellect and ingenuity of these spellers.
Spelling Star culminates with the top six spellers playing their way through high-energy versions of the series’ main challenges. Only the top four spellers earn the right to spell for glory in The Ultimate Spelling Bee, a traditional rules spelling bee in which only one speller can be crowned champion.
Surrounded by cheering fans and with family and friends watching on, these inspiring young spellers demonstrate that spelling is more than simply memorising words: it is high level problem solving with letters, sounds, patterns and meanings.
A brutal murder is solved, with unthinkable consequences
1990. Under the glow of a full moon, a sadistic murder is committed on Nordkoster Island – a young pregnant woman is buried in the sand, so that she slowly drowns as the tide rises.
25 years later, the case remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning is assigned the case to work on, as cold-case training at the Police Academy. Olivia becomes obsessed with the murder when she discovers that her father, who died several years ago, worked on the original investigation. She soon realises that she has to find the lead investigator, detective Tom Stilton. There’s only one problem – he has disappeared off the face of the earth.
Tom Stilton is homeless now and does not want to be reminded of his old life or an old, unsolved case – he has a hard enough time just surviving. Horrifying videos start showing up online, in which homeless people are brutally assaulted. When Stilton’s friends are attacked, he decides to get revenge.
Olivia and Stilton’s paths cross through Olivia’s tenacious efforts to solve the case. She tries to get Stilton to help her, but he isn’t very interested. This is the beginning of a very odd friendship, and together they come closer and closer to solving the Beach Case – but what they discover has unimaginable consequences for Olivia.
Who do we become when stripped of all of our belongings?
In an age of consumerism, what if everything you owned disappeared in an instant? Imagine every possession, even the clothes off your back, gone. What would you do and what would change if you were no longer defined by what you owned?
Stripped is the new thought-provoking social experiment that challenges everyday people to put everything they have into storage for one month. Starting with nothing they must live the 30 days as normal with just one rule: they can only take back one item from their storage container each day.
The participants start by packing everything they have into their storage container. Then, sitting naked in an empty apartment, each will start to question what the most important item is to them. What is normally taken for granted is now part of a modern urban survival test.
Stripped reveals the relationships we all have with material items surrounding us. It asks how we would cope if we had to live a 21st century life without 21st century conveniences.
In the series, the participants will be pushed to their limits, both physically and psychologically, and will find that losing everything lets you find yourself.
Perception beyond the ordinary, the nightmare has just begun
The Third Eye is the captivating crime drama from the producers of the record-breaking Lilyhammer.
Two years has passed since we last met Viggo and he is enjoying life for the first time in years. He is now working for organized crime and has cut off all contact with his old colleagues. Viggo is working undercover to destroy a heroin distributor and this investigation brings him to a social estate where he finds himself face to face with a cold-blooded murderer who assassinates a possible witness.
Viggo’s investigation and the murder case are closely related and soon Viggo is working with his old partner, Mari, who is the main investigator of the murder case. Old memories are brought back and more important: Christina enters his life yet again. But this time her message is different. This time she tries to tell Viggo he must prevent something awful from happening. He must save Mari before she gets shot.
The thrilling crime-drama from the makers of Broadchurch for CANAL+ and Sky Atlantic HD
Stephen Dillane returns in his International Emmy award-winning role as Karl Roebuck, alongside Clémence Poésy as Elise Wassermann, for the second Season of Ben Richards’ multi-award winning The Tunnel.
The Tunnel: Sabotage is a high-volume, geo-political, bilingual thriller moving through the Eurotunnel and along the coastlines of Calais and Kent. This intricately plotted series reveals how the vulnerable and powerless become mere commodities in an underworld of personal predators, corrupted appetites and Machiavellian machinations.
Our investigative duo – pragmatic Commander Elise Wassermann of the French police and wry DCI Karl Roebuck from the UK – reunite to investigate the case of a French couple who are abducted from the Eurotunnel, leaving their small daughter alone and terrified. But the case is complicated when a plane crashes into the Channel killing all on board. Suddenly they are faced with far bigger questions, and the eyes of the world are waiting for answers…
The Tunnel is adapted from the Danish/Swedish hit series Bron, and off-screen like on-screen, brings together a Franco-British production team formed by Kudos, the BAFTA-winning producers of Broadchurch and Utopia, and Shine France Films.
Watch the stars pick up where the original legends left off!
Your Face Sounds Familiar is the talent competition that pushes a group of celebrities to take on a new identity as an iconic music performer.
Every week, the same group of celebrities find out who they have to impersonate. Each presses a buzzer from a random selector to determine which famous singer they will be. Vocal coaches, choreographers, make-up artists and stylists are ready to prep them for their big performance.
A panel of judges and competing celebrities award points for various merits. There are no eliminations. The scores are tallied in each show, ranking the contestants from first to last.
After each performance, the celebrities must press the buzzer again to find out who they will impersonate next. The four highest scoring celebrities qualify for the series final. The final winner receives the top cash prize for a charity of their choice.
Can the impersonator outperform the original artist?
The fun and laughs don’t just stop with celebrities. In the latest spin-off from the original hit format, anonymous contestants must vie to be better than the original icon they are impersonating.
In each episode, ten talented anonymous contestants take the stage to perform an impersonation of their choice. The top four, ranked by the jury, continue through the competition while the audience decides which lucky performer will push forward to the finale. The three remaining finalists face the iconic buzzer to determine their next performance, and where it lands will certainly surprise and bring a few laughs. At this point, the finalists can decide whether to stay in the competition and continue competing for a place in the finale, or give up and drop out of the competition entirely. The most versatile and daring contestants can battle it out throughout several episodes, before competing in the series finale.
Who will make us forget the original icon, win the cash prize and possibly become a new celebrity?
The Wall gives, The Wall takes away
The Wall is a wildly unpredictable, fast and simple game show with huge cash sums on the line. Two players must work together to tackle the mammoth four-story-high wall. Emotions run high as the pair’s faith in one another is tested by unpredictable outcomes and ever-rising stakes. The rules are simple. If the players answer a trivia question correctly the ball turns green as it falls randomly down the wall towards slots of varying cash amounts. These amounts are then added to the player’s prize pot. However, answer a question incorrectly and the ball turns red and will deduct the amount from the player’s totals from the slot it lands in. In the first round the players both answer the questions while in the second round they are split with one entering an isolation booth and one controlling The Wall based on if they think their partner has answered right or wrong. In the final round, the isolated player must choose between signing a contract for a set amount of money or taking a bet to see if their partner has been lucky with The Wall. Filled with a roller coaster of emotions, heart stopping moments and big wins and big losses, what The Wall gives, The Wall can take away.