Top Boy is a British television drama series that was first broadcast on Channel 4. Season 1 was broadcast over consecutive nights, from 31 October to 3 November 2011. Set on the fictional Summerhouse housing estate in Hackney, the series follows the lives of a group of people involved in drug dealing and street gangs. A second series began airing on 20 August 2013 on Channel 4. The series is to show an insight to life in east London estates and how drugs affect everyone living there.
Damien Trench is a neurotic cookery writer, living in Queen’s Park with his partner, Anthony.
The show focuses on Damien and everything that happens to him both in and out of the kitchen, ‘no matter how grizzly, or indeed, how gristly’, as he writes his latest book, a diary of his life and culinary habits called In and Out of the Kitchen.
Each episode follows a few days in the life of Damien and his partner Anthony, their seemingly ever-present builders Mr Mullaney and Steven, and Damien’s terrifying agent Iain.
Damien longs for a quiet life contemplating good food but also longs for perfection in all things, and his life has a habit of never quite working out the way he wants it to. While Damien’s recipes always go to plan, his life never does…
It’s 1974 and 15 year-old Danny is our guide through the ups and downs of life with the Baker family. With eldest daughter Sharon’s wedding looming and the docks facing closure, times are challenging. So too are Danny’s attempts to get closer to the opposite sex. A TV show showing the ups and downs of the well known Danny baker and his friends during childhood.
Jimmy has just been released from prison after 12 years and is struggling to come to terms with his new life. His family and friends are finding it difficult to accept him back in to their lives and he must find a way to make things right.
The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for killing his aunt and uncle following his discovery of their abuse of his sister, Jess Mercer. John Mercer is released early from prison to serve in a covert state security squad as a government-backed assassin responsible for eliminating criminals and renegade police officers that the law cannot apprehend.
Tony Robinson dons his hiking boots to explore the 200-mile coast-to-coast route made famous by travel writer Alfred Wainwright. In the six-part series, Tony will be trekking across the north of England from St Bee’s Beach in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast.
With cities becoming more crowded, and our lives very stressful, Kevin McCloud attempts to discover whether a simpler life out in the wild could make us happier. He travels to different remote destination to see how others have built their lives and dwellings against the odds.
Meet Russ Malkin and Charley Speed, chalk and cheese when it comes to their tastes in travel and now they’re off on an epic journey through Europe and the US together. Russ is an adventurer, having travelled the world with Ewan McGregor on ‘Long Way Down’. Charley is a contributor to the international luxury magazine, Lusso, was VH1 Vogue’s Male Model of the Year, ex-Britain’s Next Top Model judge, and doesn’t camp.
When Tom and Ellen are together, things seem to work. It’s only in the spaces outside the relationship – the intrusions of real life, and the deadly collaboration of parents, siblings, friends and exes – that the flailing attempts to make good first impressions, arrange first dates and hold a relationship together, seem to unravel.
Martin Clunes sets out on an international journey to investigate the extraordinary relationship between man and beast. From birds to bears, and from pets to primates, involving ancient and modern techniques and partnerships, Martin observes humans and animals working side by side in ways that have existed and evolved during hundreds of millennia.
Rhod Gilbert enlists the help of a series of musical legends to scour the country in search of the best of the UK’s unsung musicians – who regularly play with no goal other than to enjoy making music.
Louis immerses himself in the world of Ohio’s state psychiatric hospitals, meeting patients who have committed crimes – at times horrifically violent – while in the grip of severe mental illness.
Shot like a documentary, the semi-improvised comedy Hoff The Record follows TV legend David Hasselhoff – playing a highly fictionalized version of himself – as he arrives in the UK in an attempt to reignite his flagging career. It’s been thirty years since he rose to worldwide fame in Baywatch and Knight Rider and things have since gone a little stale for The Hoff. Will a move across the Atlantic change his luck?
Vienna was the capital of the Habsburg dynasty and home to the Holy Roman Emperors. From here, they dominated middle Europe for nearly 1,000 years. In this series, historian Simon Sebag Montefiore describes how the Habsburgs transformed Vienna into a multi-national city of music, culture and ideas. Napoleon, Hitler, Mozart, Strauss, Freud, Stalin and Klimt all played their part.
Relaxed, inspiring and as mouthwatering as ever, Nigella Lawson’s latest series shows us that what – and how – we cook really can make us feel better and more alive. Packed with new recipes and tips designed to make our lives easier, Nigella proves that whatever the occasion, food, in the eating and the making, should always be pleasurable.