The brand new entertainment event that’s all about joining in
The brand new entertainment event that’s all about joining in
Emotions run high as the hopefuls step out onto the stage to sing in front of a carefully selected studio chorus a handpicked cast of 100 great singers, and it is these 100 that decide each contestants fate.
If any of The 100 like what they hear, they dont just vote with a button or turn of a chair they can stand up and join in. The more who join in, the higher the contestant scores and only the highest scorers remain in the competition. In each episode, a whole range of contestants perform. They can be individuals, duos or groups, from all kinds of musical backgrounds – and theyre all bidding to win the most voices out of The 100. With each new performance it becomes a battle of survival as only the top 2 can go through to the final the highest placed singer is sent through automatically with a tense sing off between 2nd and 3rd for the remaining spot.
The 100 remain constant across the series a diverse and brilliant group of singers with their own musical credentials. With big voices and even bigger opinions, their cross-section of musical tastes make for varied reactions to each contestant. The 100 rehearse as an ensemble beforehand so they know all the songs but have no idea whos coming out to perform. But when they all rise to join in as one, the sound is truly spine-tingling.
The grand final is a star studded studio event which sees the top 2 performers from each heat battle it out to win the grand prize. The top 3 with the highest scores then perform in a three way sing off with the ultimate winner taking home 50,000 prize money. From emotional reactions to moments that make you laugh-out-loud, its always broad, inclusive and warm-hearted. An entertaining people show from start to finish.
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 quiz show that gets personal
Beat The Box is not your traditional quiz show with typical responses to trivia questions. Here, inquiry leads to storytelling, and things get up close and personal.
Teams are made up of friends, colleagues or family members, who play in the comfort of a home. Together their knowledge is tested by the contents of a quiz box, which contains an array of questions, riddles and tasks. Though players sit at a table with a box at the centre, certain topics require them to spring into action, using props and accessories to illustrate their answers, all in a humorous way.
In addition to demonstrating their savvy and understanding of a given topic, players must draw from their personal lives to further elaborate
on their responses. Prompted by nostalgic themes, players are given the chance to share their life stories with one another and the viewers, allowing for a unique opportunity for human connection. From the emotional to the humorous, Beat The Box is a refreshing blend of sincerity and play, dialogue and banter.
In each episode, four teams are featured. They are not in competition with one another but share identical questions. Cameras cut from one group to the next to compare and contrast the answers and antics, highlighting both commonality, diversity and humor.
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.
It’s hard to imagine a bright future, but we must.
Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.
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 child. 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.
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.
Based on the best-selling novel by Ildefonso Falcones
Bernat Estanyol has only just married Francesca when she is raped by the local feudal lord. Nevertheless, Arnau, the boy she gives birth to months later is undoubtedly Bernat’s son as he carries the same birthmark as his father. Francesca is forced to serve at the lord’s castle which eventually leads her into prostitution.
When Bernat accidentally commits a crime, he flees with his son to Barcelona, where he can become a free citizen. He seeks refuge at his sister’s house, she is married to a rich potter who promises to take Arnau on as an apprentice when the child grows up. Following Bernat’s sister’s death his brother-inlaw remarries, but his new wife makes Bernat and Arnau’s life unbearable and they leave the house.
After an incident triggered by hunger, Bernat is arrested and subsequently hung. Arnau shelters in the church of the Virgin of the Sea, which is under construction, taken under the wing of the “bastaixos” or porters, who accept him into their brotherhood. From that moment on, Arnau’s life is linked to the building of the church.
As an adult he weds Maria while involved in a tempestuous relationship with Aledis, a married woman. To put an end to this betrayal and avoid temptation, he enrols in the royal army. On his return home, the plague kills his wife. The Jews are accused of causing the epidemic and Arnau protects the children of Hasdai Crescas, a wealthy merchant, who, in gratitude, introduces him to the world of commerce thereby making him rich. After being named Consul of the Sea, the King forces Arnau to marry his ward Elinor. She soon realizes that Arnau secretly loves Mar, the daughter of a friend who died during the plague, and she plots to keep Mar out of Arnau’s reach to spite him as he rejected her as a wife.
Accused of Judaizing, Arnau is detained by the Inquisition and tortured until his innocence is proven. Elinor dies at the hands of Joan, Arnau’s adoptive brother, a monk of the Inquisition repentant for having betrayed him. With his honor and his wealth restored, Arnau and Mar can finally love each other under the watch of the church of Santa María del Mar, which is now happily completed.
Two days could change your room forever – it’s the original DIY show
With two days, a limited budget, a professional designer, and a handyman, two neighbouring couples are given the opportunity to redo a room in each other’s home.
Everything in the room will transform from the paint on the walls, to the carpet on the floor, the furniture, lighting, and all the little decorative details. They’ll have to be creative and quick as the clock ticks away and the budgets quickly run out.
When all is in place, the big reveal could bring anything from tears of disgust to squeals of delight.
A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.
DARK is a supernatural drama series that follows four families in a small German town as their idyllic world is torn apart when two of their children mysteriously disappear, exposing double lives and fractured relationships.
DARK is the first original series from Germany to land at Netflix.
Returning to the US after ten years for CNBC
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.
Emotional thriller following the lives of three women
Deep Water is an emotional thriller set in England’s beautiful Lake District. Among the epic scenery of lakes and mountains, we meet three ordinary mothers. But, behind closed doors, each woman is struggling with extraordinary moral and ethical dilemmas.
Physiotherapist Roz (Sinéad Keenan, Little Boy Blue) is stony broke, living with a gambling addicted partner, trying to maintain a home for them and their daughter. Should she solve their financial problems by having sex for money with one of her clients?
Meanwhile, glamorous and wealthy Kate (Rosalind Eleazar, Howards End, Rellik) appears to have it all. But, appearances can be deceptive.
How far will this complicated woman go to save her marriage and keep her family together? Chaotic but lovable Lisa (Anna Friel, Marcella, Butterfly) is yearning for something else in her life and is drawn to Kate with her big house and successful husband. A chance encounter at Kate’s dinner party turns Lisa’s world upside down and leads to a careless mistake when she forgets to pick up Kate’s daughter from school.
The series is written by BAFTA nominated Anna Symon (Mrs Wilson, Indian Summers) and adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author, Paula Daly.
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.
The brand new cooking competition showcasing the very best in home cooking
While six food-loving families go head-to-head in the kitchen in the battle for supremacy, only one will walk away with the title of The Nations Number One Food Family. Cooking a range of family favourites and varied cuisines for the competitions esteemed judges, the challenges will see the families of four dish up all-time favourite feasts, cater for special occasions, feed an array of special guests and recreate tried and tested recipes by some of the countrys best-loved chefs. The judges watch on from behind the scenes and comment on the families cooking style and prowess before diving in to taste and judge each delicious dish. Tapping into each familys unique and diverse culture, along with their countless culinary influences, Family Food Fight is rich in tradition, with family recipes and sumptuous home cooking shared amongst the generations at its heart. The focus is on accessible meals and aspirational home cooking that will inspire budding home cooks across the nation to don their aprons and get into the kitchen together.
With a mix of fast-paced cooking fun, heaped helpings of good humour and healthy rivalries (plus a few fireworks too), the competition will capture each familys dynamic. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, kids, husbands and wives all cooking their hearts out as they strive to claim the coveted top spot and take home the $100,000 prize. Pitted against each other, but united by the universal language of food, our six teams will pull together as only families can, cooking with love to bring Family Food Fight to life.
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?
Fictional tale of the phenomenon of cults and their destructive consequences
Harem is inspired by cults in Israel, including one led by a mystic healer who lives in Tel Aviv with 32 wives who birthed him 89 children. In Harem, the healer evaded authorities by isolating his huge “family” from society for 20 years. The women accepted his lifestyle voluntarily. Until…
Two sisters – Maya, who is already a part of the cult, and Hagar, who is still in high school and living with her parents – become intoxicated with Shabtai, the cult leader. At Shabtai’s insistence, Maya encourages Hagar to come “into the light” and join the cult.
The series begins with Maya reaching out to her estranged family for the first time in two years, leading her parents to mistakenly believe she is reaching out for help. But instead, Maya evokes her true beliefs in the cult and ends up drawing Hagar into Shabtai’s “family” as well, to the dismay of the girls’ parents who are terrified they will forever lose their daughters.
In a battle for Hagar, Maya files a false sexual misconduct complaint with the police against her father, causing social services to remove Hagar from her parents’ house. However, Shabtai’s tentacles – as a healer, a teacher, a guru, and a ruthless manipulator – reach out beyond his immediate “family”. The foster home in which Hagar is placed turns out to be, in fact, a channel Shabtai has created for recruiting more potential “wives” at a stage when they are vulnerable – and still legally minors.
As we dive into the attempts to free the sisters from Shabtai’s grip, we see how submission can be intoxicating. We follow in detail how charisma and psychological manipulation can ensnare even a right-minded, strong-headed girl like Hagar. As Hagar journeys into the cult, she begins to reveal the secrets hidden behind the thin veil of ‘New Age-sounding’ religious talk – especially the secret concerning a young girl named Tamar and her presence in the cult. This disturbing secret shakes Hagar as she realizes the extent of Shabtai’s domination, leading her to become the agent of Shabtai’s downfall.
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.
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.
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.
The battle to find the top amateur interior designers
A new competition reality series that sees 10 pairs of contestants have their decorating and renovation skills put to the test in the hope of impressing a jury of top interior and architectural talent, to win a big cash prize and be crowned the country’s top amateur
In each episode, contestants must successfully complete three tasks – a skills test, a team challenge and an elimination challenge with the losing pair leaving the competition at the end of the episode.
The series features indoor and outdoor challenges that could be anything from decorating a wall with wallpaper or restoring furniture to full makeovers of different properties such as a school, restaurant or beach house.
After nine weeks of challenges the remaining three couples will compete in the Grand Finale and battle it out to be crowned Masters of Renovation.
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.
Hilarious family culture clash
This new single-camera culture-clash family comedy revolves around a young multi-racial couple who try to build a normal life together.
However, ‘normal’ life has its challenges when the husband comes from a bombastic African family who doesn’t have a word in their native language for ‘privacy,’ and the wife’s stoic European family who have never talked about their feelings in over 100 years.
How will any of them manage to agree on what ‘normal’ means?
12 innocent people… 12 disappearances…
Disaster strikes in Oldenheim, a quiet little village in the Dutch countryside. 16-year-old Nine disappears one summer evening. Her bicycle is found, there are no traces of violence and nobody knows where she is. Has she been abducted? Did she run away? Is she dead or alive? A major search follows, but no trace of Nine is found.
Shortly afterwards, a second inhabitant of Oldenheim disappears. And it doesn’t stop there…
In the weeks that follow, several other people from the village community go up in smoke, always in inexplicable ways, with no witnesses and from one moment to the next.
Is there a serial killer at large? But in that case: where are the bodies? Some people start to think that something supernatural is going on, that the events have a religious significance or that the end of the world is nigh. The village starts to feel the full force of paranoia.
In the meantime, the disappearances continue relentlessly. People no longer trust others.
Towards the end of the series, people even start to run away. The police, with the support of the army, keeps a close eye on the village. It looks like a war zone.
However, two people refuse to give up and face their fears in their search for the truth.
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.
Finding the nation’s favourite new singer
Sixteen of the country’s most talented youngsters are brought together to live in a specially-built academy where top music producers, stylists and celebrities guide and educate them in all the skills necessary to become stars. The contestants are followed by cameras while they study, work, sing, dance and compete to prove they have what it takes to become the nation’s favourite new singer.
Each week, contestants are nominated by the jury to leave the academy. When the sixteen contestants have been whittled down to just three finalists, the nail-biting moment awaits to reveal who walks away with a major contract deal.
While searching for the afterlife, the afterlife caught up with them
Five elite medical students are chosen for a special prestigious programme run by a renowned professor. They spend their days moving from operating room to hospital bed actively trying to save lives, but by night they tap into the secret world of the afterlife.
During a near-death experience, they discover a mysterious portal that can transport them to the uncharted world of the hereafter. What they soon realise is that the portal goes both ways. Once the gate is opened, even for the slightest moment, death becomes an endless visitor giving them supernatural powers that help them become better doctors, but also undermining everything they know about themselves.
It’s an exciting yet precarious world they can’t seem to break out of, but how long will they continue withstanding the devastating effects?
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 the second Season sees the Shelby family expand their empire South and North while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland. Season three sees the Shelby’s adventures move to new shores and in Season four Tommy receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve and realises that the Peaky Blinders are in danger of annihilation. As the enemy closes in, Tommy flees his country house and returns to the streets of Small Heath, Birmingham where a desperate fight for survival begins. In Season five the world has been thrown into turmoil by the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain. He soon realises that his response will affect not just his own family’s future but that of the nation.
Peaky Blinders is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One.
– BAFTA winner in 2018 for Best Drama Series
– Moving from BBC Two to BBC One, Series 5 achieved a consolidated average audience of 5.39 million viewers and a 25.0% market share (above BBC One’s primetime average by +21%)
– Series 5 performing well for younger viewers, above BBC One’s primetime average by +126% for Adults 16–34
– Comparing with last year’s Peaky Blinders (BBC Two), Series 5 has a 61% uplift in viewers for All Individuals
– For 28 day consolidated, Peaky Blinders Series 5 is the highest rating show this year for Adults 16–24
– Winner of two 2018 TV Choice Awards for Best Drama Series and Best Actor (Cillian Murphy)
– Winner of two 2018 TBI Content Innovation Awards for Best Returning Drama Series and Series Launch of the Year
– Winner of two 2018 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Grand Award Entertainment Category and Gold World Medal Crime Drama & Drama
– Best Drama 2018 National television Awards
When a gangster’s widow becomes a gangster herself
Carmen, a mother and wife from a respectable family, is suddenly whisked into the dark underworld of the big city, where she’s forced to quickly rethink her meaning of family, loyalty and money. When her husband is brutally murdered, Carmen’s first instinct is to protect her children. Her husband was doing business with gangsters and he paid the ultimate price. Carmen already knows the violent world of organized crime, her father was a gangster too. She and her sister had always 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. She will beat the gangsters at their own deadly game.
The quiz show that puts obscure knowledge to the test
In Pointless, contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no one else can think of.
Every question has already been asked before the show to a panel of 100 people to find out the most obvious and the most obscure answers. Pairs of contestants compete for a cash prize by finding the least obvious answers and scoring the fewest points. Points correspond to the number of people who answered the survey.
The holy grail is a pointless answer a correct answer that none of the 100 people thought of. If a contestant is able to find that answer in the short time allotted he earns the unbeatable score of zero. On the other hand, if the contestants answer has been said by a lot of people in the panel, hes slammed with many points, putting him at great risk for elimination. In the end, the person with the lowest overall score walks away with the cash prize.
A comic drama, packed with strong women, searching for respect and ready to break all the rules!
One night in the middle of a bachelor party, all the men in the Malka family, the largest, well- known mafia family in the country, are killed in a mass assassination aboard their yacht, leaving behind the women of the family.
The Malka women- A mother, a daughter, a daughter- in- law and a fiance, who lost their status and strength following the slaughter, are thrown into a new reality in which they will have to struggle and try to survive and succeed in the most masculine of worlds: the underworld.
The series portrays the women trying to stand on their feet once again, and restore the family business that was taken from them, as well as avenge the death of their loved ones.
Creator and Head Script Writer: Gal Zaid. Co- Creators and Head Script Writers: Dani Rosenberg and Ruth Zaid. Co-Creator and Script Writer: Dror Nobelman. Creator: Limor Nahmias. Director: Amir Mann. Based on an idea by Limor Nahmias. Starring: Rita, Dana Ivgy, Mali Levi, Lihi Kornowski, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Nofar Salaman and Igal Naor.
Delivering delicious dishes in mere minutes
Two teams, the Red Tomatoes and the Green Peppers, are pushed to their culinary limits. The teams are made up of a member of the public and a famous chef. They must work closely to produce a mouth-watering meal with only a few ingredients and a limited budget, in just 20 minutes. There’s still room though for a dash of humour and a spoonful of friendly banter. In no time at all, the meals are ready for the audiences inspection, and their verdict on the winning dish.
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 world, 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.
Will they sing? Or will they spin?
Sing or Spin is a sensational new music entertainment show. Contestants compete for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in the nation’s star-studded national gala alongside the world’s most influential music artists.
Featuring a unique spinning stage that will let candidates know whether their performance is good enough, contestants must first meet the approval of a panel of celebrity judges, then they must win the studio audience’s vote, and finally two top star hosts will decide their ultimate fate. In round one, singers have just sixty seconds to get a ‘yes’ from at least half of the celebrity judges.
If they get enough votes, they spin to centre stage for the next round. If they fail, they are spun out of the exit doors and it is the end of their journey. In round two, it is the studio audience’s turn to vote.
The contestants will sing again, this time they have ninety seconds to win enough votes to pass. If they fail, they are spun out of the exit door. If they succeed, the star hosts will decide whether they want them to join their team in the series grand finale, competing the ultimate gala performance prize.
Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies and starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life.
Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies and starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life.
When a vast industrial facility opens nearby and their new home is flooded with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim has to work hard to protect his family and the town from organised crime.
Then crime strikes back. And when Jim’s family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface. We discover that Jim is not the man we think he is but is in fact ‘Jack’ – the professional name for his alcoholic alter-ego: an undercover cop with a violent past and a long list of enemies; a man more unpredictable, more charismatic and infinitely more menacing than Jim.
Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy, Tin Star is an exhilaratingly smart, breathlessly suspenseful thrill-ride of a show as deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.
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.
The acclaimed dark and enigmatic conspiracy thriller
Conspiracy theory turned terrifyingly real is the subject of this ground-breaking, channel-defining drama series written by Dennis Kelly, the co-creator of the Olivier Award-winning Matilda, and directed by Marc Munden (Black Sails). When an unconnected group of people find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, Utopia, their lives are set to change forever as they are forced to run from a shadowy and murderous organisation known as The Network. All they know is that The Network is all-pervasive; in government, in business and in charge, and will stop at nothing to get to Utopia.
Season 2 picks up four months after the destruction of the Utopia manuscript. Believing the Network to be finished, Becky, Ian and Grant each try to get back to some semblance of normality. But far from being over, the Network is only just beginning. Production of the vaccine, which will unknowingly sterilise the human race, is now in full swing and, with Jessica Hyde as their prisoner, The Network finally possess Janus, the secret within the vaccine.
Dark secrets from the past begin to resurface into the present and the group is now faced with the explosive revelation that Janus is something far more terrifying than they could ever have imagined. As the Network’s destructive plans are finally set into motion, our heroes are catapulted into a deadly race against time in order to prevent a disaster of truly global proportions. The holiday is over. It’s time to run. It’s time to find Jessica Hyde. It’s time to find Utopia.
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.
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.
The Makeover. Reimagined.
The ever present question for homeowners is how to make a home suit the complex needs of modern family life. But making that decision can be impossible.
In each episode viewers meet two homeowners locked in disagreement: How do they combine a big open plan space with a more intimate cosy feel? Should they extend or remodel what already exists?
Your Home Made Perfect gives the conflicted homeowners the once in a lifetime chance to experience the visions of two extraordinary architects and explore the designs in VR, before they commit to the build.