Harry potter

Documentary on Daniel Radcliffe’s paralysed former stunt double coming to Sky

Daniel Radcliffe (left) talks to David Holmes (right) talk in a warehouse, with David in a wheelchair

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived follows the former stunt performer through the major milestones of his life. Holmes spent his teenage years as a gymnast, before being selected to play Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Holmes returned for each subsequent film, growing up alongside Radcliffe, until sustaining a debilitating spinal injury whilst preparing for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.

Sky to mark 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with two new and exclusive specials

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will see Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other favourite cast members from the franchise celebrate the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The retrospective will tell the making-of story through interviews and conversations with the cast, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman and Imelda Staunton, among others.

RTS Futures Careers Fair open its doors to emerging TV talent

More than 40 broadcasters, production companies and industry bodies set up home for the day in the Business Design Centre, London, to dispense advice to 1,300 young people hoping to break into TV. A series of sessions – featuring expert panels from across the industry – cast light on television genres, skills and opportunities.

BBC continuing drama head of production Nikki Saunders revealed there was a huge number of entry-level jobs across her department, including runners, camera assistants and make-up artists.

Stephen Fry to present new BBC natural history documentary

Stephen Fry (Credit: BBC)

The documentary will be presented by Stephen Fry and is produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and The Natural History Museum.

The history of the magical creatures will be explored and the connections they have with the animals on earth today.

Viewers will be taken from the hidden corridors of the Natural History Museum to the frozen steppes of Siberia and secret caves of Madagascar.

The parallels between creatures in the real world and those from mythology and literature will be uncovered, through captivating stories and fascinating science.

Your new favourite TV dramas of 2016

Beowulf, ITV



Churchill’s Secret - ITV

This one of TV film stars Harry Potter actor Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill. In 1953 Winston Churchill has the first of several strokes which was kept secret from the world. Told from the perspective of his young nurse, Churchill fights to recover, all the while holding tight to the reins of the nation, refusing to relinquish his Prime Ministership.