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Filming starts on new psychological thriller Requiem from New Pictures for BBC One and Netflix



Filming has commenced in Newport, Wales on a major 6x60 psychological thriller series, Requiem, created and written by Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Underbelly) and directed by Mahalia Belo (Volume, Ellen).

What if you want to find out who you really are - but you don't like the answer?

In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time), has her life turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village - a place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.

Channel 4 Commissions The Prison Visit From Chalkboard TV

Channel 4 has commissioned a 60-minute single-access documentary from Chalkboard TV. The Prison Visit (working title), will take cameras into a prison visiting room to tell the inmates’ stories through the people who come to visit them.

Chalkboard TV spent two years negotiating access to the Scottish prison HMS Low Moss and shot the documentary using fixed-rig cameras during many of the prisoner’s weekly visits. The programme examines the human stories of hope and heartbreak behind the criminal-justice system — such as the 84-year-old ex-reverend who makes a weekly 300-mile pilgrimage to see his son who was convicted of attempted murder and the woman desperately hoping her fiancé will be released so she can finally wear the wedding dress she bought before his imprisonment.

Rachel Allen and Glynn Purnell to judge My Kitchen Rules UK

Renowned chef and food writer Rachel Allen and Michelin Star restaurateur Glynn Purnell will join forces as the new judging duo on Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules UK, produced by 7 Wonder.

The competitive cooking series, which will return for a second series later this year on Channel 4, sees entrepreneurial amateur cooks from across the UK open their own restaurants at home in a bid to scoop a cash prize and the right to say, “My Kitchen Rules.”

My Kitchen Rules UK launched last summer on Channel 4 and is based on the knock-out success of Australia's My Kitchen Rules, which holds the top spot as the country’s number one show on Seven Network and is now screened in 160+ countries. , Following the success of the UK 30-part series, series two will be extended by a further 10 hour-long shows, revamped and full of new surprises.

Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain

ITV asks the nation to play along with new game show, Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain
 
ITV today announced the commission of a brand new comedy game show Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain, from independent production company Chalkboard.
 
The live, interactive series asks viewers to vote along on opinion-based topics, whilst a celebrity panel go head to head to try and second-guess what the audience at home will answer.  Audiences will be asked to download a free app to play along with this 6 x 60 minute series. 
 
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the series will be hosted by Alexander Armstrong with celebrity team captains to be announced shortly. Armstrong, who will have a direct line to the viewers at home, will pose questions on everything from “How many affairs are acceptable in a marriage?” to moral dilemmas; “If you saw someone leave £50 in a cash point, what would you do?” and more topical subjects like “Do you think we should have another Scottish Referendum?” 

Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport to star in new ITV drama, Next Of Kin

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, Blindspot, The Fall), and renowned actor, Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smash), will star in Mammoth Screen’s fast-paced family thriller, Next Of Kin, ITV has announced today.
 
The six-part series follows whip-smart GP Mona Shirani (Panjabi) who lives in London with political lobbyist husband Guy Harcourt (Davenport). Family life is shattered when Mona’s brother is brutally murdered whilst working for a medical charity abroad. As the death brings buried secrets to light, Mona’s family finds itself under suspicion, each drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal and conspiracy as they try to protect their loved ones and careers. Mona finds herself facing the ultimate dilemma: how far would you go to keep your family safe?