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BBC Three orders eSports docu-series

A new documentary series from BBC Three has been commissioned to give viewers an unprecedented insight into the rise of eSports. Fight For First: EXCEL ESPORTS will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer in early 2021. Narrated by Hollywood actor Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, Peaky Blinders), this five-part series follows EXCEL ESPORTS, a multimillion […]

December 2, 2020By Nik Roseveare

The Fresh Prince heads to NOW TV & iPlayer

Classic 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to Sky Comedy and NOW TV. With over 148 episodes across 6 seasons, the full series from Warner Bros Television will be available on demand from January 1st 2021. The series famously gave music and Hollywood icon Will Smith his first on-screen role. The show regularly […]

December 1, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC presents Idris Elba meets Paul McCartney

BBC One and BBC Music have announced that Idris Elba meets Paul McCartney, a world exclusive show featuring music legend Paul McCartney in conversation with one of the most popular British actors of his generation, Idris Elba, to be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in December, and on BBC Radio 2 and BBC […]

November 27, 2020

Vicar Of Dibley returns to BBC for Xmas

Dawn French will reprise her celebrated role as vicar Geraldine Grainger of the Parish of Dibley, for The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown. Three new 10 minute episodes will air in December, with a 30 minute compilation episode of all three specials airing later over Christmas. French commented: “Back in the dog collar, back in […]

November 18, 2020By Nik Roseveare

GB Lions doc on iPlayer

A new documentary about the Great Britain Rugby League Lions 2019 tour to the southern hemisphere is coming to BBC iPlayer. Once Were Lions comes to BBC iPlayer on November 21st, and follows the GB Lions as they tour New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Given unprecedented access to the Lions’ first tour in 12 […]

November 9, 2020

The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius on iPlayer

The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius is coming to BBC iPlayer. The docu-series tells the story of the ‘Blade Runner’ – an international athlete who inspired millions with his determination and dedication until Valentine’s Day 2013, when he suddenly found himself at the centre of a murder investigation following the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp. The four-part […]

October 27, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC, BFI host British film season

BBC Film and the BFI have announced a new season of British films, beginning on BBC Two on October 24th with Daniel Kokotajlo’s Bafta-nominated Apostasy. ‘British Film Premiere: New Films from New Voices’ will present a new premiere every Saturday night through to December, celebrating a new wave of British filmmakers. Each film will be […]

October 22, 2020By Nik Roseveare

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returning to BBC Three, iPlayer

The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will return to BBC Three this November in God Shave The Queens. Following on from the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, BBC Three will drop the exclusive eight part boxset, i to BBC iPlayer. This mid-form, fly on the wall docu-series gives viewers a chance to reacquaint […]

October 14, 2020

McQueen’s Small Axe to premiere on BBC One, iPlayer

BBC One has announced that Mangrove, the first film from Steve McQueen’s Small Axe collection of films, will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on November 15th. The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, Bafta and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, McQueen will air weekly on BBC One. The series […]

October 8, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC Red Button reprieve

The BBC has reviewed its decision to bring an end to its interactive Red Button TV text services. In November 2019, the Corporation said it planned to remove the text and data element of the service as a result of financial pressures and the significant technical effort and cost of retaining the service, which would […]

October 1, 2020By Colin Mann