Save Me, Wednesday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV From the award-winning producers of Line of Duty, Save Me is a six-part Sky Original Production written by and starring Lennie James . The uniquely British drama introduces an unlikely hero in Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (Lennie James) – a man who ‘likes a drink’, who lives with whichever woman he happens to be sleeping with at the time – often more than one and sometimes more than two. He is the life and soul of his local boozer: a charmer, a chancer, a fighter, a liar and, at his age, a man who should know better. Nelly’s world is turned upside down when he is arrested and accused of kidnapping the 13-year-old daughter he barely knew. Jody’s mother, Claire (Suranne Jones), who shared a ‘summer of love’ with Nelly 14 years ago, is convinced of his guilt. So Nelly sets out to clear his name, find the real perpetrator and save his daughter. With the help of his community, Nelly … [Read more...] about TV choice: Redemption is the name of the game for Nelly in Sky Atlantic’s Save Me
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Welcome to Britain circa 43AD. It’s a cruel and bloody badland where druids conjure black magic as Celtic tribes, warrior queens and invading Roman centurions wage war. Savagery and sorcery go hand in hand in Sky Atlantic's new series, Britannia. Human sacrifices are offered to merciless gods at Stonehenge – and the only reward for being a nice guy is certain violent death. The series follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra, a flame-haired archery expert destined for great things. ‘Kerra is a fearless, rebellious fighter,’ explains Kelly Reilly, who portrays her. ‘But that courage gets her into a lot of trouble. ‘She’s the daughter of the king of the Cantii tribe but she thinks he’s weak. ‘Kerra isn’t beholden to any man and refuses to toe the line. This was a time when women ruled the lands. It’s true Girl Power!’ Celtic queen Antedia – played by Harry Potter star Zoë Wanamaker – is the … [Read more...] about Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey star in Sky Atlantic’s new historical period drama Britannia
Britannia, Thursday, January 18, 9pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV From Jez Butterworth, the visionary writer of blockbusters Spectre and Edge of Tomorrow, Britannia is one of the most ambitious and epic Sky Original Productions to date. In 55BC, Julius Caesar attempted to invade Britannia, seeking to exploit the island’s legendary tin deposits. What he found made him turn his armies around and return straight home. Nine decades later, the Romans, led by General Aulus Plautius, return to Britannia’s shores to finish what Caesar started. He finds an island embedded in conflict, inhabited by warrior clans in a constant state of civil war, with sinister, mystical figures presiding over them. What follows is a journey into a nation’s dark, unruly past. Starring David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoë Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook, prepare for a trip that will take you all the way to the underworld and back. All episodes of Britannia will be available at once on Thursday on … [Read more...] about TV Highlight AND TRAILER:Britannia coming to Sky Atlantic soon
IT is being hailed as the British Game Of Thrones – an epic tale of the birth of our nation involving warring Celtic tribes, mystic Druids and invading Roman legions.Sky Atlantic drama Britannia stars David Morrissey as a Roman general, Zoe Wanamaker as a Celtic queen and Mackenzie Crook as a powerful Druid.The nine-part story, set in 43AD, nearly 100 years after Julius Caesar first tried and failed to conquer Britain, begins with the Roman army’s new attempt to take our island.Written by renowned playwright Jez Butterworth, it combines fact and fiction, with a modern script and thumping punk and folk soundtrack.But how much is fact and how much is fiction?Well, it turns out that, life 2,000 years ago really was not that different to now.Early Brits, it turns out, loved beer, farting and a good fight as well as bling and tattoos — that that involved warriors colouring their bodies blue with dye made from woad plants.The story begins with General Aulus Plautius, played … [Read more...] about Sky Atlantic drama Britannia aims to be the new Game of Thrones — but with extra boozing and brawling set in Roman Britain
RIVIERA concludes tonight on Sky Atlantic as Julia Stiles' character Georgia Clios seeks to unravel the mystery behind the death of her husband.The fast-paced thriller set in the opulent world of the French Riviera has been receiving rave reviews. Here's all the information about the show...Julia stars as an American art curator called Georgia Clios, who heads off to the French Riviera with her super-rich husband Constantine, a businessman and philanthropist.But after entering a very glamorous world of designer clothes and extravagant parties, Georgia's life is blown apart when Constantine is seemingly killed in an explosion on board a luxury yacht.With Constantine presumed dead, a grief stricken Georgia begins a journey that uncovers the "grit beneath the gloss" of her apparently perfect life.Along the way, she finds herself mourning with Constantine's elegant ex-wife Irina, who had three kids with him during their marriage.Soon the mystery behind what happened on … [Read more...] about When does Riviera start on Sky Atlantic, who’s in the cast with Julia Stiles and what’s it about?
THE first trailer for Game Of Thrones series seven has finally been released and it's chock full of action, passion and supernatural evil.The preview clip from Sky Atlantic shows lots of dragons, a mysterious bloody hand and a kiss between two women among other things that fans can chew over before the premiere in July.The King Of The North Jon Snow is seen running frantically away from something in battle, while Cersei plots her victory over the many enemies surrounding her Iron Throne.The first-look trailer also shows Daenerys planning her domination of the Seven Kingdoms, while Melisandre watches over her first ever meeting with Snow.Sansa and Arya Stark look equally troubled in their respective situations, while it seems dragons will be deployed in an epic battle with The Night King's forces.Perhaps most disturbing of all is the appearance of a bloody, scabby hand reaching out from the darkness, suggesting the supernatural side of the show will once again have a major … [Read more...] about First look at Game of Thrones season 7 shows Jon Snow in trouble, angry dragons and a lesbian kiss
AFTER an explosive first two seasons, The Affair has returned for a third. With romance, sex, crumbling marriages and a death, the drama never stopped.The third season is shaping up to be even bigger and better than before. But when is it on? and what's it all about?The third season of The Affair kicked off on November 21.It is shown Sky Atlantic at 9pm each Monday and is available On Demand if you have missed the first few episodes.You can also catch up on the first two seasons if you are new to the series.Leading the cast are Dominic West and Ruth Wilson.ER's Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson from Dawson's Creek, Julia Telles, Jake Siciliano and Josh Stamberg star.Ruth Wilson, Dominic West and Maura Tierney have won Golden globes for their roles in the show.The show explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart (Dominic West and Ruth Wilson) when they meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island.In the season … [Read more...] about What time is The Affair season 3 on Sky Atlantic tonight, who’s in the cast and what has happened so far? All you need to know
When Carrie Fisher suddenly died last month, and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away just a day later, there was an outpouring of grief across the world.The mother and daughter actresses are now to be remembered in a documentary, Bright Lights.Here is what we know about when it is on, and what you can expect...The new HBO film reveals the close, but complex relationship between the 84-year-old Singin' in the Rain star and her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away just a day before her at the end of last month.It was due to be broadcast in May but has now been brought forward.Directed by Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, the documentary premiered this year at Cannes to positive reviews, with critics praising the "enthralling" film as "frank, funny and so revealing that it becomes uncomfortable".You can watch Bright Lights on Sky Atlantic.It will be shown on Tuesday 10 January at 9pm.The show is set to explore the lives and relationship of Carrie Fisher and … [Read more...] about When is Bright Lights on Sky Atlantic? Documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher – here’s what we know
HOLLYWOOD hunk Jude Law is starring in an exciting new TV programme.The Academy Award nominated actor has taken on the role of a fictional pontiff in The Young Pope currently on our screens, here’s everything you need to know about the first series…The Young Pope started on Sky Atlantic on Thursday 27th October and is on every Thursday at 9pm.If you've missed the episodes already shown, you can catch up with them On Demand.Not only do viewers get to enjoy watching Hollywood hunk Jude Law in the religious drama, there are a number of other big names featuring alongside him.The Godfather’s Diane Keaton, Italian actor Silvio Orlando and Side Effects’ Scott Shepherd are among other well-known cast-members.Jude has been causing a buzz about the amount of ‘sexiness’ he is bringing to the table - including flashes of his bare bum!The series, which is directed by Oscar-winning Paolo Sorrentina, follows all the twists and turns of the … [Read more...] about When is The Young Pope on Sky Atlantic tonight, what’s it about and who does Jude Law play?
BILLED to be bigger than the Game of Thrones franchise, HBO series Westworld premieres tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.The sci-fi meets western has a cast heaving with Hollywood stars, and is based on the 1973 film Westworld.The HBO sci-fi western series makes its premiere tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.It has had a welcome reception from critics, with reviews above 80% on the Rotten Tomatoes site. … [Read more...] about What time is Westworld on Sky Atlantic tonight, who’s in the cast and what’s it about?