Karl Pilkington returns to Sky One with his first-ever scripted comedy drama, Sick of it. In this new six-part Sky original production, co-written with Richard Yee, Karl plays Karl, a grumpy cabbie living with his aunt and trying to get over his long-term (now ex-) girlfriend. Bekka Bowling guests in episode two which will air as part of a double-bill on 27th September at 10pm.
Claudia Jessie stars as Amelia Sedley in this new imagining by Mammoth Screen. Directed by James Strong and cast by Theo Park, the 7 part drama airs every Sunday at 9pm on ITV and is also available on Amazon Prime. All star cast including Michael Palin, Suranne Jones, Frances De La Tour, Johnny Flynn and Martin Clunes.
BAFTA nominated 'Pls Like' is returning for a second series starring Jonathan Pointing as loveable YouTuber Charlie South. Produced by Rupert Majendie for Shiny Button and directed by Tom Kinglsey. All six episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer from 10am on Tuesday 25 September. Episodes one and two will be shown on BBC One on Friday 28 September at 11.25pm
Joseph Balderrama plays James Horne alongside the legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. The film will close the BFI London Film Festival this year, as it’s world premiere on October 21st.
The 3rd years are beginning to settle in as it’s a new year for The Cursed Child on the West End. Thomas Aldridge returns as Ron Weasley in the multi-award winning play, written by Jack Thorne and playing at the Palace Theatre. Buy your tickets here or try your luck with the Friday Forty!
Krypton follows the untold story of Superman's grandfather who fights for his family's honour and to save the world from ruin. Sonita Henry stars as recurring character Raika in the American TV series. The show airs every Sunday at 9pm on E4 .
BattleActs are an award winning improv team who battle it out to win the audiences respect through a series of improvised sketches. Founder core members are Hatch clients Emily Lloyd-Saini, Brendan Murphy and Kiell Smith-Bynoe who can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home via their brand new podcasts from BBC Radio 1. Available on BBC iPlayer and all good podcast platforms now!
Based on Alex McBride’s book, this BBC2 comedy pilot has gone down a treat and a series has already been commissioned and will transmit next year. Nneka Okoye appears as Becca and you can watch it now on iPlayer.
The second series of the ITV comedy has begun with Kirsty Woodward appearing in the first episode and Molly McGlynn joining the cast later on. Molly plays Zoe, Kerry Godliman’s daughter, who further disturbs the peace for the unlucky couple! Wednesdays at 8pm.
New Mike Bartlett drama, Press, follows the fortunes of two newspapers, one tabloid, one broadsheet, and both struggling with the pressures of a never-ending news cycle and an industry in decline. Tom Bell and Joseph Balderrama will appear throughout the series which will air on BBC One at 9pm every Thursday.
From Director James Marsh and Working Title Films comes King of Thieves, a film based on a true story of a group of retired crooks that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015. Adam Leese stars as Frankie alongside Michael Caine, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent. UK cinema release date is Friday 14th September.
Cuckoo starring the hilarious Kenneth Collard has now finished airing weekly on BBC One, but there is good news! All 1 - 4 series are available to view on BBC iPlayer right now. Well worth watching before it returns for series 5.
Catch one of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost, playing in the magical Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe. Kirsty Woodward plays the Princess of France in this giddy romp, guaranteed to make you laugh! It’s only on until the 15th Sep so make sure to snap your tickets up quick.
Congratulations to Breach Theatre and all involved with ‘Its true, it’s true, it’s true’ for winning both a Fringe First and The Stage award for its brilliant Edinburgh run. Sophie Steer & Harriet Webb were involved with the R&D of the piece, with Sophie heading up to Edinburgh and Harriet returning for its London run in October.
David Mackenzie's epic new feature film Outlaw King received it's World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. It follows the story of legendary warrior Robert the Bruce, who is forced into exile after being crowned King of Scotland by the English and leads a band of outlaws to help him reclaim the throne. Jamie Michie stars as Lord Hay alongside Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
It's going to get messy! The brilliant Fudge Park (The Inbetweeners) bring us a hilarious, new comedy, The Festival, directed by Iain Morris and featuring the hilarious Kirsty J Curtis as Jackie...the Smurf. The film is headlining cinemas across the UK now!
The wait is over…Ant Man and the Wasp is now out in cinemas across the UK! Divian Ladwa joins the Marvel universe and stars in Peyton Reed's sequel, playing Usman alongside Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer.
He's back! Joe Tracini returns to Hollyoaks after 4 years to reprise his role as Dennis Savage. Showing on Channel 4 at 18:30 every week night, or if you want a first look tune in at 19:00 on E4. Starting Tuesday 14th August.
Katharine Bennett-Fox and Ani Nelson will star in the new production at Hull Truck. Written by Mike Leigh and directed by Amanda Huxtable, the play will be the first in the Arts Council England’s Change Makers season to support the development of black, minority ethnic and disabled cultural leaders. The play will open 27th September and run until 20th October.
The brilliant Hayley Tamaddon joins the cast of Closets at the Hope Mill Theatre. Closets The Musical is a coming of age LGBTQ Pop musical based on the multi-award-winning short film by the same name, also starring Sam Retford and Lloyd Daniels. It will run from the 14th - 23rd August. For tickets, click here.
Othello is an all too human story marked by the domestic intimacy of a chamber piece, it has the feel of a relentless Greek tragedy.
Catherine Bailey stars as Bianca, with Mark Rylance as Iago and Direction from Claire van Kampen. The show Opens August 1st and runs until October 13th. Please contact Michael or Clarissa to organise tickets
The full first series of the hit comedy written by Jamie Demetriou and 'Friday Night Dinner' creator Robert Popper is now available on 4OD. Jamie stars as the incompetent Stath, who works at a dodgy London lettings agency run by his father. Kiell Smith-Bynoe plays fellow agent Dean throughout.
The brand new series starts on 5th July at 10pm on ITV2, charting Keith Lemon's journey to host his own chat show in LA. Expect celebrity guests and an Urban Fox. The mockumentary has been Exec Produced and written by Hatch's Jamie Deeks & Dan Johnston with Joe Tracini and Ciaran Dowd appearing throughout.
Phoebe joins the writing team on Mindy Kaling's 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' for Hulu. Richard Curtis, who wrote the original film starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, will executive produce the adaptation. The series follows a group of friends as their lives intersect through five events.
Following the successful screening on S4C last year, Keeping Faith is coming to BBC One. Elen Rhys stars as Sian opposite Eve Myles as Faith Howells. While searching for truth, she uncovers secrets about his life and starts to question how well she knows the man who is her husband. Every Thursday at 9pm on BBC1.
This new musical of Joan Littlewood’s life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.
Greg Barnett stars in his third production of this season at the RSC with Erica Whyman directing. Opens July 3rd and plays in rep with Duchess of Malfi until Aug 4th in Stratford Upon Avon.
Tickets available here.
Filming is underway for fifth and final series of the hit mockumentary series starring Daniel Sylvester as Decoy. The West London pirate radio station 'Kurupt FM' team will be back on our screens later this year.