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Critical Condition: Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose | SoHo, 8.30 Tuesday ➢ “News that a TV adaptation of the Patrick Melrose novels was in the works quite rightly raised some eyebrows. Edward St Aubyn’s pentalogy, a semi-autobiographical series about a young aristocratic addict who was sexually abused by his father, would surely be impossible to film. The stories are all character […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky TV Guide App Update

This morning Sky issued this press release about improvements to its Sky TV Guide app: SKY TV GUIDE APP UPDATE MEANS YOU’LL NEVER MISS A SERIES AGAIN My Sky customers can now record full series to their planner no matter where they are. Sky customers will now be able to remotely record full series to […]

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New to SoHo in July

What HBO hopes will be its next Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, will replace Westworld as SoHo’s signature drama on July 9. The murder mystery will air 1.00 Mondays — the same time as the US — and again at 8.30. The series has just had its world premiere at the ATX Festival in Austin, […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in July

   Veep and Animal Kingdom join the Sky Box Sets rotation next month, ahead of their season premieres on SoHo. Also new to the channel are the second and final season of The Arrangement, season one of Netflix thriller Marcella, season three of Channel Zero and the historical drama starring Billions’ Paul Giamatti, John Adams. Screening […]

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Critical Condition: Our Cartoon President

Our Cartoon President | SoHo, 10.00 Friday ➢ “The caricature of Donald Trump presented in the series is so oafishly relatable he does little to resemble our very real and very dangerous president (aside from a decent impression from voice actor Jeff Bergman). Our Cartoon President turns Trump into a dumb sitcom dad, using familiar […]

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Critical Condition: CB Strike

CB Strike | SoHo, 8.30 Thursday ➢ “After the runaway success of the Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling famously published her three Cormoran Strike mystery novels under a pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, to see how her genre writing might be received without her authorial imprimatur. (Fairly well, actually.) Given the source material’s backstory, it’s impossible […]

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Sleuth vs Sleuth on Sunday (and Monday)

  TVNZ 1 and Prime will go head-to-head in a Sunday night showdown of TV’s top sleuths. On June 17, TVNZ 1 will premiere Maigret in Montmarte against the return of Endeavour on Prime. Montmarte is the fourth and final Maigret mystery ITV made with Rowan Atkinson. It has the French detective investigating the random murders […]

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Fourth Estate Not Forthcoming

Sky’s picked up the Rupert Murdoch-inspired media empire drama series Succession but isn’t interested in The Fourth Estate, a new Showtime documentary series about the New York Times. Like Circus, a Showtime documentary series about US politics, The Fourth Estate falls through the cracks of the content Sky seeks for its channels. It could play on […]

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Sky to Keep PGA Golf Until at Least 2019

Sky TV has the NZ rights to PGA Golf for at least another year and the option to extend them through to December 2021. It confirmed this in a statement to ScreenScribe following news of a groundbreaking $2 billion deal PGA Tour Live has done for Discovery to acquire global rights. According to Golf World, […]

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Coming to a Chat Show Near You

   Former president Bill Clinton is among this week’s guests on Prime’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. He’ll appear in Wednesday night’s broadcast to tout the White House novel he’s written with James Patterson while, no doubt, parrying questions about his Monica Lewinsky legacy — although given the intensity of Colbert’s anti-Trumpism, he’ll  probably […]

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