PICKS OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY 2024
What to watch this month.
Filmed in 2023 in the north west, one of the areas hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis, the ambulance service increasingly acts as a vital safety net for those struggling to cope. It does this while also working hard to deliver emergency care to over seven million people living in the region, amid some of the darkest times in the NHS’s 75-year history.
The hunt is on for Lord Sugar’s next business partner, and this year’s candidates kick things off in the breathtaking Scottish Highlands. Under the watchful eye of Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Campbell, the teams are tasked with hosting a corporate away day. There’s chaos in the kitchen and tours that don't run to schedule.
DEATH IN PARADISE
The team start to uncover a multitude of secrets and lies at the Yacht Club – could one of Selwyn’s dear friends be responsible for his shooting? Or what about a blast from the past, reformed yacht thief Marlon Collins, who ironically now manages the Yacht club! When Neville finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, it transpires that nothing has been as it appears in this case…
BRING THE DRAMA
New six-part series opening up the world of screen drama to eight people who have always dreamt of becoming professional actors but have never had the opportunity. Hosted by actor and comedian Bill Bailey.
The drama stars Joanne Froggatt in the role of a frontline hospital consultant, is based on doctor-writer Rachel Clarke’s unflinching personal memoir of the greatest public health crisis in living memory, was adapted for television by Rachel Clarke and former junior hospital doctors Jed Mercurio and Prasanna Puwanarajah and will be directed by Craig Viveiros.
ANT & DEC'S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY
A host of new celebrity faces will be taking up Guest Announcer duties again, and every show will sign off in spectacular style when some of the world’s biggest and best performers take to the Takeaway stage for a oneoff performance in the End of the Show Show as the only series on TV that lets its audience ‘Win The Ads’ continues to be the happiest 90 minutes of the week.
THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW
Delving into the lives of iconic stars from TV, film, music, sport and more, host Jonathan Ross brings viewers humorous, intimate and frank interviews that really get people talking, plus the hottest musical acts in the studio to perform their chart-topping tracks live
Set in Liverpool and filmed entirely on location, this series will feature an exciting cast of fresh young local talent alongside established actors and firmly use Liverpool’s distinctive voice to delve into working-class culture.
ALICE & JACK
Alice & Jack stars Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie, Birdman) alongside Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn, The Revenant). Aisling Bea (Greatest Days, This Way Up), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Living) and Sunil Patel (This Time with Alan Partridge, Stath Lets Flats) also feature in supporting roles.
Britain's sharpest armchair critics are back to share more of their insightful and passionate takes on the week's biggest and best shows. From the Saturday night juggernauts and the week’s big soaps, to documentaries and gritty drama, the Gogglebox households offer witty, insightful, feisty and sometimes emotional critiques of the week’s popular and topical TV shows.
THE LAST LEG
Offering their unmatched satirical insight into current world events, Adam, Josh and Alex will be joined each week by guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the biggest new stories of the week.
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
Rachel (Kara Tointon) is a single mum with a young son, Liam (Charlie Hodson-Prior). They’re on the poverty line, and Rachel works all hours of the day as a cleaner to provide for her boy. One day, her boss is approached by a businesswoman, Simone (Sara Powell), who acts for an extremely wealthy client called Elliot (Allen Leech). Simone offers Rachel a new job: better pay, shorter hours. It sounds too good to be true…
Sky Max It's 1993, and Ted the bear’s (Seth MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.