Ramblings about entertainment, lifestyle and travel
Tomorrow night, switchover night (16/02/16) sees episode one of the new series of Cuckoo, the first film from the new series of BAFTA winning Life And Death Row made available through The Best Of and via BBC Three on iPlayer with Live From The BBC featuring some of Britain’s best new comedians including Nish Kumar, Sophie Hagen and James Acaster available from Wednesday 17 February.
CREDIT: Taylor Lautner, Greg Davies and baby from the brand new series of Cuckoo
The Man Who Witnessed 219 Executions is a 3×5 minute documentary about Larry Fitzgerald whose job it was to witness executions carried out by the state of Texas and who, after retiring, is having to reconcile what he has been part of.
CREDIT: Larry Fitzgerald, the man who witnessed 219 executions.
With men facing pressure to be strong and silent and with clichés like ‘boys don’t cry’ and ‘real men don’t show pain’ commonplace men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide and male suicide is billed as a silent epidemic. In Tough Being A Man thirteen men break that silence.
15 And On Steroids follows Bignattydaddy, the teenager whose life revolves around attaining the perfect male physique and who gained notoriety for his use of anabolic steroids. Bignattydaddy chronicled his physical progress on social media and garnered a lot of criticism and abuse for his open use of steroids which can cause long term damage.
With gaming now bigger than Hollywood Jezzeka Duma (AKA Ms 5000 Watts), Olajide Olatunji AKA KSI and Brianna Wu (AKA Spacekatgal) and Julia Hardy explore the abuse female gamers receive online in The Dark Side of Gaming.
CREDIT: Jodie Comer plays Ivy Moxham in BBC Three’s new contemporary British drama Thirteen.
There will be as much contemporary British drama with brand new on and off screen talent as ever before. Thirteen, written by new writer Marnie Dickens and led by Jodie Comer alongside Aneurin Barnard features Ivy Moxham after she escapes the cellar that’s been her prison for the last 13 years. Today is the day she’ll return to her home, to her family, to her life. Available later this month from BBC Three.
Murdered By My Father is the story of the ‘honour’ killing of a 16-year-old girl, a riveting exploration of how family love and duty turned to violence, and murder, in a suburban British home. Written by exciting young screenwriter Vinay Patel, the drama is from the team behind Murdered By My Boyfriend. Coming to BBC Three in March.
Class, a new Doctor Who spin-off from the acclaimed young adult author Patrick Ness is set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. Coming to BBC Three this autumn.
Clique is created and written by Skins writer Jess Brittain. Childhood soulmates, Georgia and Holly, are only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives at Edinburgh Uni. What she discovers is a world of lavish parties, populated by Edinburgh’s elite. But it’s a world underpinned by sordid compromise, and a corrupt core. Can Holly reclaim her soulmate? And at what cost to herself?
A series of short films from Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures will see BBC Three offer a range of new writers and new on-screen talent the chance to work alongside some of the UK’s biggest established on-screen talent.
Life And Death Row: Love Triangle is BBC Three’s brand new serialised story.
There will be even more distinctive British current affairs and documentaries from BBC Three.
After presenting powerful documentaries on suicide and youth homelessness Stephen Manderson, AKA Professor Green return with a documentary about the rise in young people owning dangerous attack dogs.
Stacey Dooley : Sex In The Strangest Places sees the acclaimed documentary maker travel to Turkey, Russia and Brazil to uncover shocking stories about attitudes towards sex and prostitution. Stacey presents tough questions to brothel owners and government officials, and talks to prostitutes and people affected by sex crimes to uncover a dark side and surprising side to these three countries. Coming to BBC Three in March.
Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared sees reporters Alys Harte and Bronagh Munro launch a forensic investigation into the real life disappearance of teenage boy who vanished after a night out with friends twenty years ago. Rumours in the community claim he was murdered but no trace of a body has been found and, despite several arrests, no one has been charged. The format is yet to be dcided but will be whatever form works best to tell the story and allows audiences to follow the twists and turns of this investigation and find out what might have happened to the boy who disappeared. Coming to BBC this spring.
Last year Dan Murdoch’s KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy looked at the rise of white supremacists in the USA. In Black Power Dan Murdoch returns to the USA to take a closer look at the Black Liberation Movement and re-visits some of the people he came across following them closely to explore their motivations and ambitions, and the impact of the movement in the USA today.
Coming soon to The Daily Drop, YouTube and social media are a range of content themed around life online, sex and relationships, crime and comedy including new returning strand Things I Can’t Unsee featuring members of the public disclosing some of their darkest moments, Meet The Devotees about the hidden world of disability fetishisation, The Slender Man about an internet phenomenon that led to a real life attempted murder and The Ladventures of Thomas Gray featuring the eponymous YouTuber and his comedic look at modern masculinity.