Netflix grabs new Star Trek

The new series in the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the UK on Netflix in Autumn 2017. Star Trek: Discovery will follow new missions to find undiscovered worlds and exciting new lifeforms. The series will feature one particular Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The run will include 15 episodes, up from the … Continue reading Netflix grabs new Star Trek


Channel 4 is to broadcast a new documentary about the flagship of the Royal Navy. HMS Ocean is a floating village with its own hospital, shop, police force, church, bank, laundry and gym. The series follows Ocean and its crew on a 7 month active deployment which began last September and which ends as the ship becomes the command platform for the United States Naval … Continue reading Warship

Netflix to screen new Second World War documentary

Netflix have announced a new original documentary series called Five Came Back. Adapted from Mark Harris’ book ‘Five Came Back: a story of Hollywood and the Second World War’ it tells the story of how Hollywood was changed by the tumultuous events of World War II. It is told through the interwoven experiences of five film makers who interrupted their careers to serve their country: … Continue reading Netflix to screen new Second World War documentary

New images from Marvel’s Iron Fist

Netflix have released new images of the forthcoming series Marvel’s Iron Fist. Finn Jones plays billionaire Danny Rand who returns to New York after mysteriously going missing.  He discovers corrupt criminals in control of the City and using his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist he fights against them. The cast also includes Jessica Henwick as … Continue reading New images from Marvel’s Iron Fist

BBC Four should screen When We Rise

I have been reading about the new television drama created and produced by Dustin Lance Black. When We Rise follows the stories of four activists fighting for LGBT rights and spans five decades of struggle. The series sounds fascinating and seems likely to inform, educate and entertain. In America, When We Rise is being broadcast by ABC, which is owned by Disney.  It has yet … Continue reading BBC Four should screen When We Rise

Sony Movie Channel launches on Freeview and Virgin

Sony Pictures Television has announced that its flagship movie channel will launch on Freeview and Virgin on 10 January 2017. Sony Movie Channel, which is currently on Sky 323, will replace MovieMix on Virgin and the free-to-air television platform. The enhanced channel will launch with 14 channel premieres in the first month including Godzilla, Twilight, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, The Mask Of Zorro … Continue reading Sony Movie Channel launches on Freeview and Virgin