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Their Programming Is Their Bond

Three and Jones! are responding to news of Sir Roger Moore’s death by programming commemorative specials for the 007 star at the weekend. Three will pre-empt its May 27 network movie premiere of Britney Ever After (which will now screen June 3) with the HD broadcast of The Spy Who Loved Me. Reportedly, this was Moore’s favourite James […]

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SoHo’s to Die For in June

Next month Sky’s premium drama channel will premiere the latest Showtime drama series, I’m Dying Up Here (9.30 Tuesdays from June 13). It’s the stand-up version of HBO’s misjudged Vinyl, set in the 1970s when the likes of Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman were dominating the Hollywood circuit — but with the focus still […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in June

   Sky Movies Premiere Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Random Tropical Paradise Jason Bourne Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends Suicide Squad Backup Boyfriend Sully Yoga Hosers Sky Movies Extra Indignation Free State of Jones Walk of Fame Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie A New York Christmas Wedding Bells Our Kind of Traitor Who Gets the Dog? […]

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Neon Shines Bright on PS4

PlayStation 4 users can immerse themselves in the virtual reality of Westeros’ seven kingdoms with today’s release of Sky’s streaming service Neon on the 4K games console. The Neon app can be downloaded from the PlayStation store for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. It allows users to not only stream Sky’s TV series and […]

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Doomsday Looms for The Zone’s Cinema Z

   The end is ‘nigh for The Zone’s Cinema Z slot. The shlock-horror movie showcase winds up its 2017 run next month with a 2008 direct-to-DVD variation on Journey to the Center of the Earth starring Greg Evigan (My Two Dads, BJ and the Bear) and Michelle Pfeiffer’s sister, Dedee. “Asylum’s version owes next to nothing to its source […]

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Critical Condition: Bates Motel

Bates Motel (SoHo, 8.30 Wednesdays) “The new season picks up some time after the fourth-season episodes, which climaxed with Norman killing Norma … Norman is nuts, and, as in Hitchcock’s movie, imagines that she’s still alive. And so we are treated to [Vera] Farmiga’s wonderful performance as a pushy, sarcastic, sexy, needy, and ferally strong woman imposing […]

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Critical Condition: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley (SoHo, 8.30 Thursdays) “As the fourth, astute-as-ever season of Silicon Valley begins … for the first time, the Pied Piper team’s focus is divided … The splintering of the group enables the series to open new channels of competitiveness between the principal characters while also continuing to do what it does best: develop admirably intricate […]

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Critical Condition: Fargo

Fargo (SoHo, 9.30 Thursday) “The new season of Fargo might be the most Fargo that Fargo has ever been. Last year’s installment of Noah Hawley’s imaginative communion with the films of Joel and Ethan Coen was a big crime saga with a sprawling cast that functioned as historical allegory about capitalism and spiritual malaise in the dawn […]

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Critical Condition: Veep

Veep (SoHo, 9.00 Thursday) “Like The Thick of It before it, Veep is a series that deeply understands the comic possibilities in the hollow and venal world of politics. No matter the course it would have taken, the funny would have still been there. But Veep still would have suffered trying to be a show about an incompetent president in our […]

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Hapless SoHo Snares Guerrilla

SoHo will pre-empt next month’s season two premiere of Hap and Leonard for the latest drama sensation from American Crime scribe John Ridley. Guerrilla will air 8.30 Sundays from May 7, sidelining Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo to a later date that’s yet to be confirmed. About an activist couple whose relationship and values are tested when they […]

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