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Sky to reboot Never Mind The Buzzcocks with new line-up

The new series will have eight 45 minute episodes plus a one-off Christmas special produced by Talkback, the production company responsible for all previous series.

Sky has named comedian Greg Davies (Taskmaster) as the new host, a role held by the likes of Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell and Rhod Gilbert over the years.

Noel Fielding (The Great British Bake Off) will return to the show as team captain opposite Daisy May Cooper (This Country), while Jamali Maddix (Hate Thy Neighbour) will feature as a regular guest.

Sky releases teaser for Succession series three

Following Kendall’s (Jeremy Strong) public betrayal of his father, Logan (Brian Cox), in series two’s explosive finale, the trailer sees the Roy family forced to take sides.

The number one criterion for the Roys has always been personal gain, and true to form, Shiv (Sarah Snook) is seen to be negotiating for the better deal.

Series favourites Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) also feature, and it seems the latter’s part in Kendall’s stunt has soured their already toxic friendship.

Josh Hartnett to star in new Sky series The Fear Index

Paul Andrew Williams and Caroline Bartleet have adapted the series from Robert Harris’ best-selling novel of the same name, and David Caffrey (Peaky Blinders) will direct.

The four-part series tells the story of Dr Alex Hoffman (Hartnett), a genius computer scientist who sets out to make a fortune.

When Alex develops an AI system, VIXAL-4, that exploits fear in financial markets to make massive profits, he launches the technology to investors alongside his best friend and Hedge Fund business partner, Hugo (Arsher Ali).

Sky releases trailer for new drama Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars as small-town detective Mare Sheehan, who is handed a local murder to solve while trying to hold her life together.

Julianne Nicholson also stars as Mare’s childhood best friend Lori Ross, and Evan Peters as Detective Colin Zabel, called in to assist Mare in her investigation.

Meanwhile Mare’s mother and daughter, played by Jean Smart and Angourie Rice, only serve to complicate her matters.

Euphoria returns with two special episodes

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Series one ended with Rue (Zendaya) finding herself alone after being too afraid to follow Jules (Hunter Schafer) to an unknown future, instead relapsing and snorting a line of cocaine.

Written and directed by Sam Levinson, the first special titled Trouble Don’t Last Always will bridge the gap between series one and two and follows Rue as she celebrates and copes with the Christmas period.

The first episode will air this December and more details about the second episode will be announced in due course.

Sky releases first look trailer for new legal thriller starring Bryan Cranston

Sky has released a first look trailer for new legal thriller, Your Honor, starring Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.

Cranston stars as Michael Desiato, a reputed New Orleans judge who breaks bad in order to protect his teenage son Adam (Hunter Doohan) after he gets involved in a hit-and-run.

Unfortunately for them, the victim just happens to be the son of Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg), the head of the most vicious crime family in the city.

Sky sets premiere date for Brave New World

Based on Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel of the same name, Brave New World is set in a peaceful and stable utopian New London where monogamy, privacy, money, family and history are all prohibited.

Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) are desperate to explore life beyond the confines of the rigid social order.

Leaving behind the culture of impulsive pleasure through bliss-inducing pharmaceuticals and ubiquitous sex, they journey to the Savage Lands on vacation.

Sky Arts and Rankin join forces for new mass-participation photography project

Rankin’s 2020 challenges the nation’s best amateur and professional photographers with the documentation of 2020.

Photographers must submit a photo that represents their year by posting on Instagram using the handle @2020rankin, with the hashtag #2020rankin and the category they are entering in the description.

The categories include Family, Fun, Self, Beauty, Empathy and Nature.

There will be six episodes, one for each of the six categories, whereby Rankin will choose the best submissions with the help of celebrity guests.

Russell Howard set to present new entertainment show from his childhood bedroom

The nine-part series, Russell Howard’s Home Time, will air twice a week and will see Howard chat to famous and interesting faces about current world events.

Viewers can expect intimate live performances, laugh out loud stories and uplifting updates from those helping on the frontline during these strange times.

Russell Howard commented: “Like you, I’m stuck at home going slowly mad. So, I’m doing a new show where I’ll be trying to spread some joy in these strange times, chatting to some famous faces and unsung heroes. But crucially not touching ANY of them.” 

Ear Candy: Plot Twist

The Trip (credit: Sky)

In normal times, life doesn’t usually throw the same twists at you as TV frequently does. But the sudden change of direction that we are all sharing due to the coronavirus pandemic emphasises how you can very suddenly find yourself on a different journey to the one you planned. And, consequently, with more time to listen to podcasts.