Critical coming to Sky 1! Is this the lovechild of ER and 24? Lennie James stars in “real-time” drama!

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There’s to be a new kid on the drama block in the form of Critical, which will air on Sky1 + HD starring screen legend Lennie James, whose credits include roles in more or less anything that’s ever been worth watching ever, such as The Walking Dead, Line of Duty, Lie to Me and Human Target… And according to the pre-production blurb, Critical might be what would happen if we could mate ER and 24, given that like 24, it will shot in real-time and cover the incredibly short span of one hour.

Ross Kemp reveals some of the horrors he’s seen for new series of Extreme World, especially in Glasgow!

As fans of former EastEnders star Ross Kemp will most likely know, he’s back on our screens on Monday with a new series of Ross Kemp: Extreme World, which airs on Sky1 at 9pm. And ahead of the new series, Ross has told TV Biz that of all the war-torn and dangerous areas of the world that he’s visited while filming for the show, he found Glasgow to be by far one of the “toughest places”. Which is going some, given that he’s been on the front lines in Afghanistan, and spent time with dea

Ross Kemp finds being shot at by snipers for Extreme World 2 a bit of a giggle really!

As Grant Mitchell in EastEnders, Ross Kemp was of course playing the role of a hard man who laughed in the face of danger, and it seems that in real life, Ross does exactly the same, even having a little giggle when fired at by snipers! Since he left ‘Enders, Ross has become synonymous with hard hitting documentaries and has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous areas to film his Sky shows; from infiltrating drug smuggling gangs to standing shoulder to shoulder with troops on the fr

Ross Kemp hopes Sky1 series The Invisible Wounded will “help those suffering the haunting trauma of war”

Ross Kemp, who of course shot to fame as hard man villain Grant Mitchell in EastEnders, has said that he hopes his new Sky1 series, The Invisible Wounded, will help educate viewers about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition which often affects soldiers. Ross, who has of course traveled the globe while making hard-hitting documentaries for Sky – and has embedded himself with forces on the front lines of war torn regions – said of the new show, “For over a decade, the nation has witne

Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle talks new Sky1 comedy drama, Starlings

Next Sunday, May 13th at 8pm on Sky1, we’ll meet the Starling family, which is headed up by mum and dad Terry and Jan Starling, who are played by TV legends Lesley Sharp and Brendan Coyle. Brendan has of course most recently appeared on our screens as Bates in Downton Abbey, and at the end of the last series, Bates was in prison and awaiting his fate as he was of course charged with his wicked wife Vera’s murder. And Lesley has of course also had a prolific career on-screen, including her ro

The Kumars at No. 42 is coming back to TV on Sky!

After a six year absence from our TV screens, The Kumars at No. 42 is coming back, and will be aired on Sky1. The hit sitcom, which originally aired on BBC2, will be back in a “credit crunch setting” and therefore, the family will now be living in flat in Hounslow. Sanjeev Bhaskar – who writes and stars in the show, and who is married to fellow cast member, Meera Syal – told the Daily Mirror, “It’s incredibly exciting to revisit these warm, oddball characters and to be given the oppo

Ruth Jones’ comedy Stella gets a second series, as does The Café

Fans of Ruth Jones’ new Sky1 comedy Stella will doubtless be pleased to hear that the show will be back next year with a second series. Ruth of course stars in the show as a struggling single mum, and the project has been her first major new TV series since Gavin and Stacey. Speaking to the Sun about the second series of Stella – which will be comprised of ten episodes – Ruth said, “I’m over the moon that Sky want more Stella. “I’m looking forward to getting back to Pon

Ralf Little, Craig Cash and Michelle Terry talk new Sky1 comedy, The Café

On November 23rd, Sky1 will air the pilot episode of a new comedy entitled, The Café, and ahead of it, Ralf Little, who co-wrote the show, and Craig Cash, who produces and directs it, have been telling TV Choice magazine all about it. In The Café, Ralf stars as Richard alongside Michelle Terry as Richard’s wife, Sarah. They’re joined by a host of other stars, such as Jack Roth, Kevin Trainor and June Watson. Set in, not surprisingly, a café, Ralf and Craig also discussed how the new show

Ross Kemp reveals that he agrees with some of the Taliban’s points of view!

Former EastEnder and current investigative TV presenter Ross Kemp has revealed that he isn’t entirely unsympathetic to some of the points members of the Taliban have made to him during the course of his research for his new show, Ross Kemp Back on the Frontline. The new series, which debuts on Sky1 on Monday, November 14th, will see Ross back in Afghanistan, where he’s previously cheated death, including one incident in which a bomb went off near Ross, killing a British soldier. Back on the

Robert Lindsay talks about his new role in ‘Spy’

Former My Family actor Robert Lindsay has been telling What’s On TV about his role in Sky1HD’s new comedy ‘Spy’, in which he plays ‘The Examiner’. Of the role, Robert said, “He doesn’t have a name, which I love, and he inhabits a very dark, mysterious world full of shady characters. “The main character, Tim (Darren Boyd), comes to meet me having applied for what he thinks is a job with the civil service…” And when asked, “What’s the real job?” Robe

Sky 1 HD commission comedy drama STARLINGS from Baby Cow Productions

Sky 1 HD today (Monday 25 July) announce the commission of STARLINGS (8 x 60’), a comedy drama written by and starring Matt King (Peep Show) and Steve Edge (Star Stories). BAFTA® nominees Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, The Shadow Line) will also star. STARLINGS was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy, Sky 1 HD. Baby Cow Productions’ founders Henry Normal and Steve Coogan will serve as Executive Producers. Baby Cow’s Alison MacPhail (The Mighty


The World Wide Vet follows Dorset vet Luke Gamble as he travels the world treating animals in need. Visiting countries as diverse as INDIA, GRENADA, MALAWI and MEXICO to name but a few, the five part series will see Luke do his best to treat any species of animal that needs help – both domestic and wild – in places where they have no one else to turn to and challenging his skills to the limit.

Lost returns for season 6 this February!

Back in 2004, JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof wrote a pilot for a TV show centered around the idea of a plane crashing on a remote island. Six years later and LOST is a multiple award-winning phenomenon, its woven web of intrigue making it one of the most talked about, analysed and theorised programmes of all time. Now, questions will be answered as LOST reaches its sixth and final season.

Brand new FUTURAMA coming to Sky1

FUTURAMA, the quick-witted animation from the mastermind behind The Simpsons, makes a much anticipated television return on Sunday 30th August at 6pm only on Sky1. Set in the 31st century, Matt Groening’s FUTURAMA is sci-fi comedy at its very best. Billy West voices Fry, the 20th century pizza delivery boy who awoke in the year 3000. Katey Sagal voices Leela, the sexy cyclops who captains the Planet Express ship and is the object of Fry’s affections; and John DiMaggio voices Bender, the crud

Last Night’s TV – The Take

I’m a big fan of Martina Coles’ work and despite the fact that I have a pathological loathing of anything to do with the ‘80s and nostalgia from the period, the excellent performances by the cast of The Take kept me glued. Most notably, Tom Hardy as the villain and antihero of the piece – Freddie – was mesmerising. Whoever was in charge of casting did an excellent job; Hardy’s not the most glamorous looking actor in the world but he was made to play Freddie. The temptation might have