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New to Sky Box Sets in January

Sky will screen The Wire in HD for the first time when the ground-breaking police drama returns next month on the Sky Box Sets beat. The original 4:3 series was remastered in HD for a stunning Blu-ray release a couple of years ago and is one of several HBO series that first screened in SD […]

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Critical Condition: Condor

Condor | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Condor takes the story of Three Days of the Condor, the 1975 Robert Redford thriller adapted from a novel, and adapts it into a standard-issue spy drama … The storytelling, here, is workmanlike and efficient … less adapted than retreaded.” — Variety. ☆☆☆☆ “Condor can be a little too blunt and it hasn’t made any […]

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Critical Condition: The Bisexual

The Bisexual | SoHo2, 9.00 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “The equal-opportunity script is not afraid to call out the idiocies of other groupings: straight women who go in for lesbian tourism, straight men whose lesbian fantasies crumple on impact with a living breathing representative. It’s witty and pleasingly literate, with savvy jokes about Zadie Smith, Alain de Botton […]

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Critical Condition: Camping

Camping | SoHo2, 8.30 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “Girls collaborators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have adapted the British version of this comedy into a wickedly funny, unnerving eight-episode romp about an anxiety-ridden control freak, Kathryn (Jennifer Garner, in her first series work since Alias), who organises a weekend camping trip among friends to celebrate the 45th birthday […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Serves One Back

Amid Spark’s advances into its live sports domain, Sky has just announced it’s aced the rights to Australian Open tennis for three more years. Here’s the press release in full: SKY SPORT EXTENDS AUSTRALIAN OPEN DEAL PAST 30 YEARS Sky Sport is excited to announce that it has signed a three year extension and expansion […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in December

   Next month Sky Box Sets will screen the first two seasons of True Detective as a curtain-raiser to season three’s January 14 premiere on SoHo. Says Esquire of S3: “With Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in the lead role, the first trailer for new season appears to deliver everything that made the first season such a […]

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New to SoHo and SoHo2 in December

The Woman in White | SoHo, 8.30 Sundays from December 16. The Daily Telegraph dubbed this bold adaptation of the Wilkie Collins’ best-seller set in English country houses and a Victorian madhouse “a feminist battle-cry for the #MeToo generation”. Featuring an all-star cast (Jessie Buckley, Charles Dance, Ben Hardy, Kerry Fox), it retains the creeping atmosphere while bringing a […]

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Critical Condition: Escape at Dannemora

Escape at Dannemora | SoHo, 8.30 Monday ☆☆☆☆ “In 2015, two men tunneled out of Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. They had the help of a civilian woman who worked there, with whom both had sex. A multimillion-dollar manhunt followed. One inmate was shot and killed, the other was captured. The seedy sexual details and Shawshank Redemption-style escape […]

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Critical Condition: Sally4Ever

Sally4Ever | SoHo2, 9.30 Sunday ☆☆☆☆ Julia Davis, the English comedian, actor, writer and director who created the original (and better) version of Camping, brings a new cringe-comedy fest to HBO with Sally4Ever and it needs to be your new Brit-com obsession … Imbued with the muted, knowing style of humour the Brits love so […]

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Critical Condition: Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter | SoHo2, 8.00 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “Based on the novel by Stephanie Danler (who also serves as an executive producer and writer), Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess (Ella Purnell) after she spontaneously moves to New York City, alone and without a real plan. Despite being an English major and only having experience in a small coffee shop, […]

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