This Christmas sees the release of the much anticipated climax to the Star Wars saga. The story of Luke Skywalker, spanning more than four decades, comes to an end with Episode IX, Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars is a global phenomenon, but it may not have been, had it not been for the British talent behind the film. The critically acclaimed and RTS winning, ‘The Galaxy Britain Built’, tells the story of those British artists, designers and filmmakers. Star Wars super-fan, David Whiteley (born on May the Fourth!) celebrates the unsung British heroes behind the original film.
The TNT Serie Original 4 Blocks tells a story of betrayal and guilt, friendship and family in an Arab family in the Neukölln district of Berlin, season one is available on Amazon Prime Video. The second season opens one year after a dramatic showdown. A lot has changed for the Hamadys: Abbas is on trial for murder, Amara has a new start with Latif, and just as Toni is getting closer to his dream of a real-estate business, his thirst for power puts his marriage at risk. Meanwhile the powerful al-Saafis do not intend to relinquish their control of Berlin without a fight.
Tackling far right extremism - hosted by Nihal Arthanayake.
Panellists will include:
Hollyoaks Executive Producer - Bryan Kirkwood
Hollyoaks Writer - Jayshree Patel
Hollyoaks actors - Harvey Virdi (Misbah), Kieron Richardson (Ste) and Rishi Nair (Sami)
Join us on Monday 16th September at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK, DPL Lecture theatre from 6pm with a 6:30 screening.
Damian Lewis will be attending the screening along with the production team and key A+E Networks UK programme makers.
The new UK series focuses on many of the most critical and remarkable espionage operations which defined intelligence warfare and reveals remarkable true stories.
Following the screening of the episode, there will be a Q&A with key creatives behind the series, including Dan Korn, VP Programming, A+E Networks UK, Damian Lewis, Gareth Lewis, Executive Producer, Rookery Productions and Johanna Woolford Gibbon, Series Producer with chair, Caroline Frost.
Part of RTS Cymru Wales' 60th anniversary celebrations, the first event will be held on Monday 5 August at 3.00pm when media commentator Tim Hartley will be introducing clips from half a dozen classics from the TV archives over the past 60 years.
Voting forms will be available throughout the week for Sinemaes audiences to pick their favourite programme from the list. The show with the most votes will be shown on Saturday 10 August at 3.30pm.
Four years in the making, the film has been described as “Gravity meets Touching the Void – 100 metres underwater” and tells the story of a commercial diver, Chris Lemons, who is stranded on the seabed with five minutes of oxygen left – but no chance of rescue for more than half an hour.
Clink begins its run on Channel 5’s young adult channel, 5 Star, in April.
At a screening of the first two episodes, hosted by RTS North West at the Lowry Theatre, Salford in early April, executive producer and LA founder Colin McKeown spoke of the “importance of research and authenticity”.
The Society’s newest regional centre welcomed a capacity crowd of 160, which included the island’s Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, and the film’s director and writer, Marco Petrucco.
Brothers of Italy, which was shot on the Isle of Man last year and made by London-based Hoofprint Productions, was inspired by the story of Petrucco’s Italian grandfather, Sante, who was held in an internment camp on the island during the second world war.
Following the screening of episode one, executive producer Catherine Oldfield, co-creator and writer Daragh Carville, and actors Morven Christie and Daniel Ryan were on hand to discuss the show with ITV Granada Reports presenter Ann O’Connor.
Christie plays a detective sergeant and family liaison officer, who is embedded to offer support to the family of missing teenage twins, which allows her to investigate their disappearance from within.
4 Blocks tells the story of the Hamady crime family, which is engaged in a bloody fight for control of the drug trade in the Neukölln district of Berlin with the rival al-Saafi clan.
Kida Khodr Ramadan, who plays the head of the clan, Ali “Toni” Hamady, was at the screening, and told the audience: “It’s a pleasure to see you all here in my first time in London."