There’s great news for fans of Channel 4’s Black Mirror and the BBC’s Alex Polizzi: The Fixer because both shows are back on our screens next week.
The award-winning Black Mirror returns on Monday, February 11th at 10pm with Be Right Back, the first of three brand new films.
In Be Right Back, Martha (Hayley Atwell) and Ash (Domhnall Gleeson) are a young couple who move to a remote cottage, where Ash’s parents used to live.
Ash is a big user of social media, tapping away on his phone, just a bit too much. Martha doesn’t really mind, she loves him and they’re looking forward to their new life together. The day after the move, Ash is killed, returning the hire van…
At the funeral, Sarah (Sinead Matthews), a friend of Martha’s, tells her about a new service that lets you stay in touch with the deceased. By using all his past online communications and social media profiles, a new ‘Ash’ can be created – disarmingly ‘real’ and a help to a grieving partner. Martha is disgusted by the concept and wants nothing to do with it.
Martha decides to stay in the cottage, despite her sister, Naomi (Claire Keelen), being worried about her isolation. Then one morning Martha receives an email from ‘Ash’. Sarah has signed her up. Martha is furious and deletes the message.
But then she discovers she is pregnant and in a confused and lonely state Martha decides to talk to ‘him’.
Here’s a trailer for this super creepy story!
On now to the return of Alex Polizzi: The Fixer, and as in the last series, the show features award winning hotelier Alex helping to turn around the fortunes of struggling family businesses.
The first in the new series, which airs on BBC2 on Tuesday, February 11 at 8pm sees Alex – who formerly starred in The Hotel Inspector – tackling a family run curtain and blinds business in East Ham, London.
Of the episode, the Radio Time states, “It’s wall-to-ceiling chaos and the shop’s interior is so old-fashioned, it looks just like it did when it opened in 1920. Sales in the window coverings market having dropped by 10 per cent during the recession, they’re desperate to entice new customers.”
Alex tells brothers Laurence, Kevin and Jeremy, “It’s like a storeroom that happens to be open to the public,” before she tells them that they have to drag their business into the 21st century.
To do so, Alex gives the family a few lessons in modern window-dressing and organises a photoshoot, but disaster strikes when the brothers discover that their premises are overrun with rats!
Here’s a reminder of the show’s last series…