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Critical Condition: Shots Fired

Shots Fired (SoHo, 9.30 Thursday) ➢ “A police officer stops a motorist, bullets fly — and almost everything that follows from that moment is contradictory, challenging and influenced by competing agendas. That’s the premise of Shots Fired, a worthy and excellent new series that works as both a television drama and an interlocking array of […]

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Top of the Lake Sequel SD on Sky

In an era when you can view 4K content regularly on Netflix and Amazon Prime, and stream in decent HD on Lightbox, Sky’s SD treatment of the Top of the Lake sequel, China Girl, is a disgrace and indicative of why increasingly more subscribers are dropping the satcaster in favour of streaming services. Sky today […]

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Prime Crime on SoHo

A TV adaptation of Get Shorty starring Ray Romano and a drama series about America’s crack epidemic will debut next month on SoHo, along with season five of Ray Donovan. Get Shorty, in which a crime boss’ minder (Chris Down) joins forces with a washed up Hollywood producer (Romano) to make movies, will screen 9.30 […]

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Halcyon Days for Prime

The Halcyon, a drama about the staff and guests of a five-star London hotel during World War II, checks into Prime on July 27. “The presence of the war permeates through everyone’s lives, from the dazzling guests to its loyal, hard-working staff, as traditions, people and relationships are broken,” reads the blurb for the eight-part […]

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Prime Picks Up Three Properties

Prime has picked up Ice Road Truckers from Three and will premiere the latest spin-off in the network’s “Chicago” franchise, Chicago Justice. It will screen season 10 of Ice Road Truckers 7.30 Mondays from July 24 and Chicago Justice 8.30 Wednesdays from July 26. It’s not the first time Prime’s acquired a series from a Three franchise […]

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Prime Locks Up Arresting UK Drama

Prime has awarded a BBC daytime drama a primetime run. It will premiere The Coroner on July 22, in a 7.30 Saturday slot. In the UK, the BBC commissioned the gentle crime drama to help shake up its daytime schedule. Written by soap vet Sally Abbott (Casualty, EastEnders), it stars Claire Goose (Unforgotten, The Bill) […]

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HD Enthusiasm for Curb and Conchords Fans

Curb Your Enthusiasm fans have double-reason to celebrate: HBO has just announced season nine will premiere in October while Sky Box Sets will screen the first four seasons in HD. Season nine of the Larry David hit will debut October 1 in the US and hopefully will slot into SoHo’s Thursday night comedy block the […]

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Critical Condition: Poldark

Poldark (Prime, 8.30 Tuesday) ➢ “The third series has clearly plumped firmly for the ‘more of the same’ approach, opening with Elizabeth (Heida Reed) galloping recklessly along a windswept clifftop, bosom heaving as Aidan Turner’s Ross rode to her rescue … Writer Debbie Horsfield has hit on a winning formula, delivering escapist melodrama and occasional subtler […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in August

   Sky Movies Premiere Sex School The Girl on the Train Arrival The Lennon Report Morgan The Accountant Skiptrace Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Ouija: Origin of Evil Sky Movies Extra Madame Bovary Papa Hemingway in Cuba The Girl King Captain Fantastic Chicklit The Last Station Hologram for the King Dare to be Wild Cafe […]

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Sky Channel Shake-Up Another HD Blow

  The Zone fades to black today after three years on air, with many of its staples exiting to its replacement, Sky Box Sets, or SD channels Jones! too and the Box. For instance, season three of Zoo starts 8.30 tonight but in SD on the Box after the first two were in HD on […]

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