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Young and Promising: On following your dreams, and letting them go

Gine Cornelia Pedersen, Siri Seljeseth and Alex Gjerpen (L-R) (Credit: NK/ALL/Walter Presents)

Succeeding in the creative industries takes as much luck as it does talent and dogged determination. But ultimately someone does make it. Why couldn’t that be you?

That is the central question of Young and Promising from All 4’s Walter Presents.

Inglorious Basterds star Til Schweiger fronts new Walter Presents series

Starring German megastar and Hollywood actor Til Schweiger (Inglorious Basterds, This Means War), Nick’s Law follows lone wolf detective Nick Tschiller as he takes on the Astan clan, the gang at the heart of Hamburg’s criminal empire.

After moving his family to Hamburg for a fresh start, it doesn’t take long before Tschiller’s (Schweiger) all-guns-blazing approach lands him in hot water with the District Attorney.

Channel 4 unveils new look All 4 and new commissions

Mitchell & Webb head Back to 4

At the broadcaster’s Upfront 2017 event, they announced a brand new comedy series from Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell, to star David Mitchell and Robert Webb; named the first celebrities to take part in this year’s The Jump; and promised a massive content investment increase for 2017 on All 4

The stars of Peep Show Mitchell and Webb are returning to Channel 4 in Back.

Sequel to Deutschland83 will run on All 4

Titled Deutschland86, the second series picks up the story of Communist agent Martin Rauch who we last saw in East Germany, caught up in a betrayal plot amongst his superior officers.

Three years later, in 1986, Martin emerges as an exile in East Africa and is once again enlisted by his Aunt Lenora to fight in the Global Cold War. Set amongst true stories of terrorism in 1980s Western Europe, Deutschland86 journeys through events in Paris, Johannesburg, and Tripoli before returning to a divided Berlin where nationwide anxieties are coming to a head.

Your must-watch catch up TV

Catch these gems before they disappear.

Grace and Frankie

 

The slick, silver-haired comedy from Friends creator Martha Kauffman is back for a second season.

Straight-laced Grace and free spirit Frankie are both happily married women when their husbands, Robert and Sol, announce that they are leaving them – for each other.

Catch up TV picks

Marcella

1. Kabul Kitchen 

 

Based on true story of Marc Victor, a Radio France Internationale journalist, who ran a restaurant in Kabul for French expatriates until 2008, Kabul Kitchen is a hilarious French-language comedy taking a sideways look at life in the Afghan city.

Jacky runs the popular restaurant, Kabul Kitchen, and all appears to be going well… until his daughter arrived to do some humanitarian work.

UK leads in on demand viewing

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Live television remains the most popular way of watching TV in the UK despite a large drop of 4.9% in 2013-14, research by Ofcom shows.

As many as 70% (31m) of UK adults will be watching on demand television this month from free-to-air providers such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4. This figure places the UK ahead of all other major European countries, as well as big TV consuming nations Australia, Japan and the USA.

Channel 4 launches foreign drama on-demand service

Walter Presents

Channel 4 will launch a new on-demand service showcasing the best of foreign-language drama in January.

Walter Presents will be available for free on the channel’s digital hub All 4.

Former creative director at Betty, Walter Iuzzolino, will hand pick the content, drawn from around the world.

The first slate of dramas on the service, which launches on 3 January, includes Belgian drama-comedy Clan, German/US co-production Deutschland 83 and Argentinian psychological thriller Pure Evil.