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Stephen Graham: “You need to give people opportunities to tell the stories that are out there to be told”

Stephen Graham (Credit: Channel 4)

Despite Stephen Graham’s star status among Hollywood’s elite, he is still one of the most down to earth actors in the business.

Although he has worked with some of the biggest stars over the years, for him, there was only one person that left him feeling starstruck.

“Steven Gerrard,” Graham laughed. “That’s the only time I’ve ever lost my bottle, I found myself talking posh and thought, ‘Stephen, what are you doing? Shut up, where’s this voice come from?’”

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan on the making of Sky One's Rob and Romesh Vs

Comedy is hard graft. But comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan made light work of an RTS session that turned the spotlight on the pair’s hilarious Sky One factual entertainment series, Rob and Romesh Vs. The third season starts this month.

The show sees the likely lads gamely taking on unfamiliar worlds and situations. It could be basketball or, more unlikely still, ballet.

Sky has confirmed a fourth series of Bulletproof

Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke (Credit: Sky)

The announcement of the fourth series comes ahead of the release of series three, Bulletproof: South Africa this January. 

Walters and Clarke will return as the dynamic cop duo Ronnie Pike and Aaron Bishop, who find themselves caught up in a vicious murder that puts their jobs, families and lives at risk. 

The pair must work together and use all of their skills to defeat the most evasive villain they have ever come across. 

“I am so pleased we can continue the journey of Bishop and Pike,” said Ashley Walters. 

How a parenting nightmare inspired Sky One’s Breeders

The dream occurred five or six years ago. “I knew I’d gone through this many times in real life. I was going up the stairs to shout at my children,” he recalls.     

“With each step I was talking myself down ‘You know you’re better than this and they won’t respond positively.’  

“I thought I’d got the better of my temper before I opened the children’s bedroom door, but I opened the door and exploded.”  

Rob and Romesh Vs: A pandemic pick-me-up

Comedy is hard graft. But comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan made light work of an RTS session that turned the spotlight on the pair’s hilarious Sky One entertainment documentary series, Rob and Romesh Vs.    

In the series the likely lads gamely take on unfamiliar worlds and situations. It could be basketball or more unlikely still, ballet.       

They even underwent the agonies of colonic irrigation for the benefit of the cameras – an experience Ranganathan told the RTS he still regrets – while in LA getting the lowdown on the NBA.     

Two new After Ever After comedies from David Walliams are coming to Sky

David Walliams and Sheridan Smith (Credit: Sky)

Sky One original Jack and The Beanstalk: After Ever After was created and written by The Dawson Brother and David Walliams.

Walliams will take on the role of the feared giant, with Sheridan Smith playing The Woman with No Name, who is known as the best giant-slayer in the village, and Blake Harrison stars as Dodgy Dave, a sneaky market stall trader who originally sold Jack the magic beans.

The one-off Christmas special will tell the story of what happens after the ‘happily ever after’, with the original story ending with Jack seeming to have defeated the giant.

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.

Harry and Jamie Redknapp partner with Tom Davis for new entertainment series

Harry and Jamie Redknapp (Credit: Sky)

The six-part series, produced by Expectation, will allow sporting fans to continue to get their fix, with some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment joining the trio from their own homes.

Each week viewers can expect celebrity and sports chat, plus Harry Redknapp’s infamous anecdotes.

The first episode will see Premiere League teams Watford and West Ham compete against each other in a way that’s never been seen before.