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BAFTAs 2024 - Highlights

What a night it was at the BAFTAs! We were on the red carpet chatting with the stars, including exciting new talent alongside some very familiar faces...

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Thomas & Friends

Dive into this fascinating and much-loved fictional world, featuring the expressive faces of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends.

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Mr. Bean: The Animated Series

This long-running British children’s show is a charming, enjoyable and easily-digestible watch for both children and parents alike.

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King on Screen

Fans of Stephen King will delight in this comprehensive exploration of the legendary author’s cinematic legacy.

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She Came To Me

Set in New York, this modern, multi-generational love story is written, directed and co-produced by Rebecca Miller.

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The Greatest Show Never Made

Re-visit the fascinatingly strange story of a fake reality TV fiasco in this smart and thoughtful three-part mini-series.

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Riley and Rochelle

Immerse yourself in 90s nostalgia as you discover the highs and lows of the career of two romantically-involved musicians.

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Astronimo

Flex your creativity in a construction platform puzzler that transports you into the vast solar system.

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T2 Trainspotting

Twenty-one years after the 1996 film, Danny Boyle reprises four iconic characters in this enjoyable black comedy.

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Trainspotting

Rediscover one of the most iconic British films of all time in Danny Boyle’s portrait of addiction in 90s Edinburgh.

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Pan

Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller and Amanda Seyfried star in this prequel origin story of Peter Pan.

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Predators

Follow five predators across changing seasons and landscapes in this fascinating and informative wildlife documentary series.

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Granite Harbour

This gloriously stylish and thrilling murder mystery stars an outstanding central performance from Romario Simpson.

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Border Bots VR

On a future version of earth where AI dominates, play as a human border agent in this stimulating puzzle simulation.

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The Tourist (Season 2)

Danielle Macdonald and Northern Ireland’s Jamie Dornan masterfully lead season two of this brilliantly tense and fun caper.

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Constellation

Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks are captivating in this gripping sci-thriller from Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren.

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Lover, Stalker, Killer

Explore the disturbing real-life story of a digital love triangle that ends in a chilling murder.

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Cold Meat

Sébastien Drouin directs and co-writes his debut feature in this chilling and claustrophobic survival thriller.

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Argylle

The lines between fiction and reality blur in this espionage thriller starring Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard and Bryan Cranston.

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Translations

Keith Wilhelm Kopp directs and produces this tender exploration of love, grief and memory in this intriguing Welsh drama.

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BAFTAs 2024 - Get Ready!

ScreenUK is so excited for the BAFTAs 2024! Check out some of the excellent nominees in our video roundup, featuring a plethora of UK talent...

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PlateUp!

Balance a disorderly kitchen and restaurant management with strategic planning in this delightfully fun roguelite game.

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Shogun

Explore life in feudal Japan while enjoying a plethora of visual delights including skilfully choreographed fight sequences.

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Einstein and the Bomb

Explore Albert Einstein’s relationship with Germany, Hitler and the atom bomb in this thrilling and insightful docu-drama.

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One Day

Follow a romance that spans decades in this fourteen-episode series based on British author David Nicholls’ best-selling novel.

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Atlanta star Donald Glover stars in and co-creates this eight-part series, based on the hit film.

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Out of Darkness

With incredible world-building prowess, this Stone Age survival thriller is as suspenseful as it is intriguing.

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Marmalade

Keir O’Donnell marks his debut as writer-director in this thrilling heist-romance led by Stranger Things’ Joe Keery.

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Drift

Based on the novel by Alexander Maksik, Anthony Chen directs this gentle but deeply affecting character drama.

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How To Have Sex

This blistering exploration of consent authentically captures the beauty of female adolescence and friendship.

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The Old Oak

Allegedly Ken Loach’s final film, this rousing call for solidarity contains plenty of the British director’s signature humanising spirit.

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Is Anybody Out There?

In this heartfelt and richly informative documentary, a filmmaker shows what it takes to love oneself in an ableist world.

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Blue Bag Life

Immerse yourself in this extraordinary memoir of an artist trying to process a troubled relationship with her mother.

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Gladiator

Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix are magnificent as the leads in this thoroughly engaging historical epic.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Based on the 1960s television series created by Sam Rolfe, this high-octane spy caper offers charismatic performances and dazzling set-pieces.

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Anna Karenina

Based on the famous novel by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, this bold and highly-stylised adaptation is both lively and engrossing.

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Vera Drake

A powerful central performance from Imelda Staunton leads this suspenseful and emotive film, filled with humanity and compassion.

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Dunkirk

Hans Zimmer’s devastating score permeates Christopher Nolan’s ambitious and wholly immersive World War Two epic.

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Following

Witness the birth of Christopher Nolan’s penchant for complex non-chronological narratives in his mysterious debut feature film.

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ScreenUK - 2024 Sundance Film Festival

ScreenUK wishes the best of luck to all of the incredible UK talent and titles appearing at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Check out our highlights video featuring some of the brilliant UK titles featuring at Sundance 2024...

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The Mission

Discover the fascinating story beyond the headlines in this captivating exploration of faith and delusion.

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Butcher's Crossing

Prolific actor Nicolas Cage leads a strong cast in writer-director Gabe Polsky’s epic frontier adventure.

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Maxine

Laura Way directs this three-episode mini-series about the 2002 Soham murders, and Maxine Carr’s role in covering them up.

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Wrestlers

From the director of Cheer, documentarian Greg Whiteley offers up a new set of underdogs to root for.

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Supa Team 4

Talented Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema has created an engrossing, fresh and funny animated African adventure.

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Ferrari

Prolific and celebrated filmmaker Michael Mann directs this sleek biopic, with outstanding performances from Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz.

All Fun and Games

This horror-thriller grippingly explores the cruelty inherent in children’s games, and what happens when they go too far.

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Elevator Game

Rebekah McKendry’s second feature is based on the chilling online phenomenon of ‘The Elevator Game’.

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Rotting in the Sun

Jordan Firstman, Catalina Saavedra and Sebastián Silva are outstanding in this darkly funny exploration of a self-obsessed culture.

A young Argentinian man with black curly hair wearing a blue football shirt running through a crowd of photographers with a large stadium of supporters behind them

Diego Maradona

This gripping and compelling documentary beautifully captures the elation and catastrophe of Diego Maradona’s football career.

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Gloomhaven

Immerse yourself in this digital adaptation of the original board game, as you lead a group of mercenaries through Gloomhaven.

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Kynseed

Fans of Stardew Valley will enjoy this life simulation sandbox RPG, from veterans of the beloved Fable series.

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The Flatshare

An unconventional flatshare arrangement forms the backdrop for this light, enjoyable and hopelessly addictive rom-com series.

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Wreck

Set on a cruise ship, a killer duck is on the loose in this taut, gripping and compelling comedy-chiller.

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The Lovers

Johnny Flynn and Roisin Gallagher create believable chemistry as the two leads in this often charming, sometimes abrasive rom-com.

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Funny Woman

Gemma Arterton is nothing short of charming in this entertainingly nostalgic series, based on the popular Nick Hornby novel.

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Break Point (Season 2)

Plunge into the intense world of tennis in the second season of this thrilling and high-stakes documentary series.

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Tomb Raider

Explore Lara Croft’s exceptional and valiant origin story in this well-written and thrilling classic game from 2013.

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Goldeneye 007

Over twenty-five years on, a re-master of the iconic 1997 first-person shooter game is available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox.

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Dracula

Danish actor Claes Bang (The Square) is magnificent in this enjoyable, intelligent and frightening adaptation.

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The BFG

This London-set adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel is directed and co-produced by celebrated auteur Steven Spielberg.

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Peppa Pig

This long-running British children’s show is a charming, enjoyable and easily-digestible watch for both children and parents alike.

The Wrap: January 2024

Let's have some fun tonight! Check out our round-up of the best film, TV, animation and video game titles coming to a screen near you this January.

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Hey Duggee

Creative, inclusive, cheerful and educational, this hugely popular animated pre-school series is narrated by BAFTA-winning comedian Alexander Armstrong.

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Fool Me Once

British actor Michelle Keegan is remarkable as the lead in this gripping eight-part mini-series about a grieving widow.

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A Real Bug's Life

Inspired by the 1998 animation, A Bug’s Life, Pixar explores the fascinating lives of the planet’s tiniest bugs.

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Champion

Top Boy’s Malcolm Kamulete is as outstanding as the original music compositions in this remarkable rap drama.

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American Star

Gonzalo López-Gallego directs this mysterious thriller about a man facing a crossroads in life.

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The Kitchen

Daniel Kaluuya’s directorial debut - which he also co-writes and co-produces - is sincere, heartfelt and dynamic.

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Sexy Beast

The Sopranos’ Michael Caleo creates, co-writes, executive-produces and directs this eight-episode prequel drama series.

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Criminal Record

British actors Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi mesmerisingly lead this thrilling exploration of police corruption.

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The Settlers

Chilean director Felipe Gálvez Haberle offers up an ambitious debut feature that explores a period of Chile’s violent colonial history.

ScreenUK - Emmys 2024

ScreenUK wishes the best of luck to all of the incredible nominees in this year's 75th Emmy Awards. Check out our highlights video as we gear up to the awards...

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The Woman in the Wall

Featuring Bad Sisters’ Daryl McCormack, this exquisitely-made gothic mystery is as touching as it is harrowing.

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The Sixth Commandment

Timothy Spall’s performance is both wonderful and compelling in this intricate and captivating true-crime tale.

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Steeltown Murders

A Welsh community’s grief and past secrets are laid bare in this revealing, true-crime drama.

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The Gold

British actor Hugh Bonneville leads this compelling drama about one of Britain’s most scandalous robberies.

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The Light in the Hall

Joanna Scanlan gives an outstanding performance as a grieving mother in this tense and frosty winter chiller.

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Tell Me Who I Am

As an amnesiac man recovers from an accident, he and his twin brother come to terms with their difficult childhoods.

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Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

This three-part documentary mini-series dutifully explores the disastrous events of the 1999 Woodstock revival festival.

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Flushed Away

Immerse yourself in Aardman Animations’ first digital animated feature, with a voice cast that boasts Hugh Jackman and Jean Reno.

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Back

Peep Show stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb return to lead this enthralling thriller-laced sitcom.

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Hampstead

Veteran actors Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson shine in this sweet and amusing tale of unlikely romance.

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Filth

Plunge into the unforgiving depths of a brutal world in this ruthless adaptation of Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh’s 1998 novel.

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Heaven's Vault

Reveal a lost history in this engaging and unique narrative adventure game, featuring a diverse set of intriguing characters.

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The Lobster

Renowned absurdist writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos marks his English-language debut with this macabre satire on finding love.

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The North Water

This five-part adventure series featuring a formidable Colin Farrell is the perfect series for winter night viewing.

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45 Years

British actors Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling are at the top of their game in this rich and thought-provoking drama.

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Lean on Pete

Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, Charlie Plummer exceptionally leads this moving and emotionally rich drama.

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The End We Start From

Led by a gripping performance from Jodie Comer, motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate survival drama.

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Napoleon

Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix is exceptional as Emperor Napoleon in this stunning and spectacle-filled action epic.

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Rallyallyally

Take control of the race by rolling your road to the finish line in this delightfully frenzied party racing game.

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Slow Horses (Season 3)

British actress Kristin Scott Thomas is first-rate in this big, bold and unapologetically fun spy thriller.

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Chicken Run

This visually innovative stop-motion, claymation adventure contains all the wit and charm of Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit.

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Such Brave Girls

Join an endearingly dysfunctional family with a questionable sense of judgement in this brutally hilarious sitcom.

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Occupied City

The past collides with the present in Steve McQueen’s moving musing on Amsterdam, from Nazi occupation to the present day.

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Freud's Last Session

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and author C.S. Lewis embark on a fictitious meeting of minds in this fascinating drama.

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Zone of Interest

Sandra Hüller and Cristian Friedel star in this chilling Holocaust drama, examining the lives of those complicit in unimaginable atrocities.

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Archie

Based on the book by Dyan Cannon, the remarkable and little-known story of Hollywood superstar Cary Grant is skilfully explored.

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A Highland Song

Immerse yourself in the Scottish Highlands as you traverse wild paths, dangerous mountains and imposing caves.

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All of Us Strangers

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott are exceptional in this deeply affecting examination of grief, love and loneliness.

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Poor Things

Emma Stone gives an outstanding performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’s thrillingly absurd romantic sci-fi.

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Wonka

Timothée Chalamet is intoxicating as Willy Wonka in this fun and rambunctious prequel origin story.

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Behind the Scenes: Kensuke's Kingdom

Kensuke's Kingdom is a 2023 animated film based on the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. We went behind the scenes with directors Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry to find out more about the movie and how it came into their lives.

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Extraordinary

A vibrant and energetic central performance from Máiréad Tyers leads this creative and enjoyable fantasy series.

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Crossfire

An outstanding central performance from British actor Keeley Hawes leads this nail-biting thriller about a holiday thrown into chaos.

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The Devil's Hour

An incredible central performance from Jessica Raine holds together the chilling action in this Emmy-nominated series.

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Bitter Lake

Immerse yourself in rarely-seen-before footage from the archives in Adam Curtis’s bold and illuminating experimental documentary.

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Calm with Horses

Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan are outstanding in this deeply immersive tale of doomed masculinity in rural Ireland.

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Killing of a Sacred Deer

Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan star in this unsettling drama from renowned and wonderfully idiosyncratic writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos.

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Promising Young Woman

Emerald Fennell’s auspicious debut as writer-director features a career-defining performance for British lead actor Carey Mulligan.

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Big Fat Battle

Immerse yourself in this vibrant and brilliantly chaotic game of team battles, featuring delightfully off-the-wall characters.

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The Last Faith

In this thrilling blend of metroidvania and soulslike, players must fight the scourge that is turning men into brutal creatures.

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Incredible Animal Journeys

Immerse yourself in various species’ migration journeys from the Antarctic to the African Savanna in this captivating seven-part series.

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World on Fire (Season 2)

This ambitious drama shows World War II through the lives of the ordinary people who were forced to endure it.

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Everyone Else Burns

Simon Bird leads this coming-of-age comedy about a family firmly entrenched within a religious cult.

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Annika (Season 2)

Season two of Annika returns with fresh plotlines, improved scripts and more ingenious darkly comic monologues.

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Baby Driver

Ansel Elgort masterfully leads this thoroughly cinematic and exhilarating musical crime thriller from writer-director Edgar Wright.

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The World's End

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright reunite for this distinctive apocalypse comedy about a group of middle-aged men.

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Shaun of the Dead

Horror and satirical comedy are perfectly blended in this likeable and funny spoof led by Simon Pegg.

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Hot Fuzz

The sharp and comedic minds behind Shaun of the Dead return for this enjoyable buddy cop satire.

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Behind the Scenes: The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers is a hugely joyful and charming series, starring Imogen Waterhouse and other British talent. We went behind the scenes and spoke to the series director Susanna White to find out how it came to be styled and filmed.

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On Location: Scotland

We asked Susanna White, the director behind the TV series, The Buccaneers, why she used such a varied mix of locations, and which were her favourites.

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Father Ted

Dermot Morgan’s performance is outstanding in one of the most beloved and hilarious TV shows of all time.

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A Boy Called Christmas

Michiel Huisman and Kristen Wiig star in this magical, hilarious and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible.

Arthur Christmas

Become enraptured by this joyful, straightforward and outright fun animation, co-directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook.

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Your Christmas or Mine?

Sex Education’s Asa Butterfield stars in this hilarious life-swap rom-com, directed by Irish filmmaker Jim O’Hanlon.

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This is Christmas

Become absorbed in the enjoyably absurd premise of this sweet-natured and moving festive firecracker.

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Clown

Immerse yourself in this charming and nostalgic short, directed and co-written by Luigi Berio.

A white blonde woman in red Christmassy penguin pyjamas sits crossed legged on a messy sofa strewn with books and papers

Bridget Jones's Diary

Renée Zellweger’s Oscar-nominated performance as the endearingly flawed Bridget Jones is as hilarious as it is charming.

The Wrap: November 2023

Debutantes, plucky underdogs, and evil exes... these upcoming November releases are sure to thrill! Check out our round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you this autumn.

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Culprits

An all-star British cast feature in this glossy and stylish television heist, led by UK actor Gemma Arterton.

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The Crown (Season 6)

The fictionalised exploration of Britain’s Royal Family continues in The Crown’s sixth and final season.

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JFK: One Day in America

With an original approach to a well-known story, director Ella Wright recounts the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Robbie Williams

A four-part mini-series documenting the life of one of the most successful British performers of all time, Robbie Williams.

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EA Sports WRC

Immerse yourself in this electrifying rally game, developed by the award-winning team behind the DiRT Rally series.

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The Buccaneers

Fans of Bridgerton will enjoy this raucous period rom-com, starring Kristine Froseth, Alisha Boe, Josie Totah and Aubri Ibrag.

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Saltburn

Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi lead this exquisitely black-hearted tale of privilege, with Margot Robbie on board as co-producer.

American Samoan football team of men and a trans woman performing the Haka in a green training field

Next Goal Wins

Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi teams up with revered actor Michael Fassbender in this heartfelt underdog comedy.

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

The film’s original cast return to voice this stunning animated series, based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

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Behind the Scenes: The Canterville Ghost

An all-star UK cast lend their vocal talents to The Canterville Ghost, a warm-hearted animation, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde. We went behind the scenes and spoke to the creative team behind the film to find out how the story was...

On My Screen: Garth Davis

At the 2023 BFI London Film Festival, we asked Garth Davis, the Australian director of Foe which premiered at this year’s festival, about the UK Directors that he wants everyone to watch.

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Bait

Cornwall-born Mark Jenkin’s dreamlike masterpiece is as visually distinctive as it is narratively gripping and satisfying.

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Military Wives

Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan lead this crowd-pleasing drama-comedy exploring the power and catharsis of collective music.

A green cartoon game figure with long arms is moving along a purple track of confetti and 'gulp' drink cans, with a red balloon in tow

Drink More Glurp

Compete with friends or play solo as you swing your way through this endlessly enjoyable mini-golf party game.

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Kingdom of Us

A complex story about a family whose lives change forever due to the suicide of husband and father, Paul Shanks.

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Apostasy

Manchester-born writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo uses first-hand experience to craft his debut feature exploring life as a Jehovah’s Witness.

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Joyland

This astonishing debut from Pakistani writer-director Saim Sadiq looks at the repressed desires of a family in Lahore.

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On My Screen: Iain Reid

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival, we asked Iain Reid, the Canadian best-selling author of Foe, about the one UK Film that he wants everyone to watch.

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Horrible Histories

Learn about history through a unique and endlessly funny lens, in this original comedy series that’s not just for children.

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A Discovery of Witches

Immerse yourself in this supernatural fantasy series based on author Deborah Harkness’s dark and gripping trilogy.

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Penny Dreadful

Skyfall writer John Logan explores the origin stories of some of literature’s most horrifying characters, including Dr Jekyll and Dracula.

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The Baby

Created, directed, written and executive-produced by an entirely female team, this eight-part series won’t fail to enrapture.

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The Hallow

Filmmaker Corin Hardy delivers an impressive debut about a family fighting evil spirits in an Irish forest.

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The Limehouse Golem

Juan Carlos Medina directs this Victorian-set murder mystery, captivatingly led by British actor Bill Nighy.

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The Awakening

Rebecca Hall is phenomenal in this gripping and disturbing supernatural thriller.

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The Woman in Black

Classic British institution, Hammer Films, is revived for this fresh take on Susan Hill’s widely-adapted novel.

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The Levelling

Immerse yourself in rural Somerset in this fierce, uncompromising and unsettling tale of tragedy, poverty and family secrets.

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StarDog and TurboCat

A starry voice-cast lend their talents to this entertaining animation about a dog who time-travels fifty years into the future.

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Top of the Lake

Oscar-winning writer-director Jane Campion helms this captivating female-led crime drama, featuring a remarkable performance from Elisabeth Moss.

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Mary Magdalene

Rooney Mara is outstanding in this bold and ambitious attempt to reposition Mary Magdalene outside of misogynistic ideology.

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Lion

Dev Patel masterfully leads this affecting drama about a lost child who reunites with his estranged family twenty-five years later.

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Detectorists

Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones are outstanding in this charming comedy about two middle-aged metal-detecting friends.

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Tetris

This captivating thriller explores the origins of Tetris and how it found its way out of Russia.

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Call the Midwife

Immerse yourself in this moving, funny and progressive look at midwifery in 1950s East End London.

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Trying

Rafe Spall and Esther Smith are dazzling as a couple pursuing adoption in this unlikely comedic exploration of infertility.

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Flesh and Blood

What you see isn’t always what you get in this gripping Imelda Staunton-led four-part mini-series.

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Finding Your Feet

A starry cast lead this feel-good comedy-drama, with Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall.

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How to Change the World

British filmmaker Jerry Rothwell examines the genesis of Greenpeace in this engrossing and inspiring documentary.

The Wrap: October 2023

While we hunker down for spooky season, October’s upcoming releases are sure to chill as well as thrill! Check out our video round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you.

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Sour Grapes

A captivating true-crime documentary about a young savant who conned wine enthusiasts out of millions of dollars.

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Dungeon Golf

Compete with friends or play solo as you swing your way through this endlessly enjoyable mini-golf party game.

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We Are Newcastle United

This four-episode documentary series explores Newcastle United FC as they search for a sponsor and deal with accusations of overspending.

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The Enfield Poltergeist

This docu-series explores and reconstructs the infamous events that went on to form the basis of The Conjuring 2.

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The Devil on Trial

Explore the trial of a nineteen-year-old boy who claimed he committed a murder under possession of the devil.

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Bodies

Produced by the team behind Peaky Blinders, Stephen Graham and Unorthodox actor Shira Haas star in this time-bending crime thriller.

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Everything Now

Talk to Me actor Sophie Wilde is outstanding as a sixteen-year-old who strives to redefine herself outside of her illness.

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Beckham

Explore the life, career and legacy of one of the most famous footballers of all time, David Beckham.

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The Royal Hotel

Writer-director Kitty Green and actor Julia Garner reunite for this electrifying, chilling and genre-expanding thriller set in Australia’s outback.

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The Pigeon Tunnel

Dive into the story of John le Carré's extraordinary life, directed and written by Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris.

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The Canterville Ghost

An all-star cast lend their vocal talents to this warm-hearted animation, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde.

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Foe

Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in this mesmerising sci-fi, based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel.

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Behind the Scenes: Foe

Foe, starring Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal, is a mesmerising sci-fi film, based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel. We went behind the scenes and spoke to the creative team behind the film to find out how it...

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The Epic of Everest

Restored by the BFI, this staggering 1924 documentary captures footage from two ill-fated explorers on Mount Everest.

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Forza Horizon 4

Snake round Britain’s country roads, speed through mountain ranges, and zip through dense woodland in this dazzling racing game.

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Last Tango in Halifax

Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright constructs a warm and welcoming family drama starring Sarah Lancashire.

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Mank

The legend of Citizen Kane is explored in David Fincher’s gorgeous homage to, and exposé of, Hollywood’s golden age.

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Wild Mountain Thyme

John Patrick Shanley directs and adapts his own play in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.

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Dreaming Whilst Black

Adjani Salmon co-creates and stars in this innovative sitcom about a Black filmmaker struggling to advance his career.

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How To Build A Girl

Beanie Feldstein charmingly leads this rough-and-ready romp about the exploits of a working-class teenager from Wolverhampton.

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Fable III

Immerse yourself in this action role-playing game, the much-anticipated third instalment of the beloved Fable series.

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Oppenheimer

Cillian Murphy is astonishing in Christopher Nolan’s engrossing and expansive biopic about the creation of the atomic bomb.

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Pin Cushion

This disquieting family drama is led by two career-making performances by British actors Lily Newmark and Joanna Scanlan.

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Theeb

Young Jordanian actor Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat is outstanding in this Bedouin western about betrayal and survival.

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Truth Seekers

Join comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as they reunite in a series about paranormal investigators.

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Hokko Life

Design your own town in this gentle and endearing community sim game that will appeal to fans of Animal Crossing.

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Of Time and the City

Immerse yourself in Terence Davies’ heartful study of the city of Liverpool, where he grew up in the 1950s.

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Early Man

Immerse yourself in the stone age in this unique, charming and laugh-out-loud funny Aardman animation.

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Thirteen

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is mesmerising in this sensitive five-part exploration of life after kidnapping.

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The Musketeers

Based on Alexandre Dumas’ celebrated novel, this three-series adventure-drama is a fun, fresh, and modern take on the classic.

The Wrap: September 2023

Summer may be over, but these September releases kept things fun! Check out our video round-up of the best film, TV and games titles coming to a screen near you.

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Paleo Pines

Immerse yourself in this prehistoric paradise, as players befriend dinosaurs and grow crops in this delightfully adorable farming simulator.

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These Doomed Isles

Card game mechanics and city-building gameplay are seamlessly combined in this rewarding and satisfying godly adventure.

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Wilderness

Jenna Coleman is outstanding as the slighted wife taking revenge on her cheating husband in this compelling six-episode series.

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Top Boy (Netflix Season 3)

Regularly touted as the UK’s answer to The Wire, follow two complex anti-heroes in this powerful and tense gangster thriller.

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A Life on the Farm

Discover a Somerset farmer’s inspiring and wonderfully absurd legacy through found footage he shot himself.

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A Haunting In Venice

An all-star cast - Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh and Camille Cottin - board Kenneth Branagh’s third Hercule Poirot murder mystery.

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Neither Confirm Nor Deny

This captivating documentary recounts a colossal CIA programme that used Howard Hughes as a cover during the cold war.

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Still Up

Craig Roberts and Antonia Thomas are revelatory in this charming eight-episode comedy series about two friends battling insomnia.

On My Screen: Michael French

We spoke with Michael French, director of London Games Festival, and asked him about his favourite UK Game Sable, which was developed at North London based studio Shedworks. Find out what he had to say in our exclusive interview.

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Happy Valley

Creator Sally Wainwright and actor Sarah Lancashire unite to create an unstoppably compelling and poignant three-series television drama.

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Legend

Writer-director Brian Helgeland helms this striking portrait of London’s notorious Kray twins, both masterfully played by Tom Hardy.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Scarlett Johansson dazzles in this ambitious and captivating 17th century tale about betrayal and coercion, based on Tracy Chevalier’s novel.

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Slumdog Millionaire

Based on the book by Vikas Swarup, this delightfully entertaining drama stars Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Madhur Mittal.

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Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson gives an incredible central performance in Jonathan Glazer’s haunting, absorbing and visually hypnotic masterpiece.

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The Trip

Join Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s dinner table as they review restaurants around the UK and beyond.

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Greed

Steve Coogan leads this enjoyable mockumentary that takes a glimpse into the extravagant lives of the mega-rich.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek taps into Freddy Mercury’s untamed and charismatic energy in this spirited Queen biopic.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Let The Right One In filmmaker Tomas Alfredson directs this icily atmospheric and erudite Cold War espionage thriller.

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The Long Song

Based on the novel by British author Andrea Levy, this BAFTA-nominated mini-series looks at the life of Jamaican slave, July.

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A Little Chaos

The late Alan Rickman directs, co-writes and stars in this stylish, delightfully dramatic and spectacularly-acted romantic drama.

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Behind the Scenes: Luna Carmoon

As Venice Film Festival draws to a close, we asked Hoard writer and director Luna Carmoon how it feels to premiere at the prestigious event. Watch our exclusive interview to find out what she had to say.

On My Screen: Felix Barrett

We spoke with Felix Barrett, Artistic Director of Punchdrunk, pioneers of immersive theatre, to ask him about his favourite UK Game. Find out what he had to say in our exclusive interview.

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Behind The Scenes: Disney Illusion Island

We went behind the scenes and spoke to the creative team behind the game to find out how it came to be designed and developed. Watch our exclusive interview to find out what they had to say.

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Belle

Seemingly inspired by the work of Jane Austen, a subtle social consciousness permeates this assured costume drama.

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Radioactive

Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi constructs an ambitious and unconventional biopic about famed female physicist Marie Curie.

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What We Did on our Holiday

Developed from the endearing BBC comedy show Outnumbered, Brits Rosamund Pike and David Tennant lead this warm-hearted family film.

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The Gentlemen

Matthew McConaughey leads this entertaining gangster comedy, filled with enjoyably shady characters and comical mishaps.

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Normal People

Based on Sally Rooney’s widely-adored novel, Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson creates and co-directs this impossibly moving series.

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The Inbetweeners Movie

Fans of the beloved TV series will be charmed by this irreverent and endlessly entertaining Brits abroad film.

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The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep’s deserved Oscar-winning performance is pitch-perfect as Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

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Mamma Mia!

The feel-good songs of seventies pop legends, Abba, permeate this joyous musical, led by Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.

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If These Walls Could Sing

Explore the diverse ingenuity of Abbey Road Studios in London-born Mary McCartney’s deeply enjoyable directorial debut.

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Six Minutes to Midnight

The UK’s Eddie/Suzy Izzard co-writes, co-produces and stars in this fascinating and fact-based World War Two spy drama.

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Doc Martin

Immerse yourself in blissful Cornish escapism over ten series with the grumpy but entertaining Dr. Martin Ellingham.

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Pennyworth

The origin story of Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, is a captivating modern drama with a dark edge.

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Ripper Street

This five-season post-Jack The Ripper crime thriller is thrillingly led by famed British Succession actor Matthew Macfayden.

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The Lazarus Project

This compelling and time-bending drama is led by an excellent performance from I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu.

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Mr. Holmes

Director Bill Condon reunites with renowned star Ian McKellen for a playful take on Sherlock Holmes in his later years.

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Slaughterhouse Rulez

Simon Pegg and Michael Sheen lead this boarding school-set horror-comedy in which terror is unleashed from the ground beneath them.

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Rocketman

The highs and lows of Elton John’s life are beautifully captured in this authentic and rousing music biopic.

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Crooked House

Gilles Paquet-Brenner directs and co-writes this intriguing Agatha Christie adaptation starring Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks and Gillian Anderson.

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Daphne

Emily Beecham gives an outstanding central performance in this portrait of a woman facing a period of unexpected upheaval.

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The Strays

Ashley Madekwe is captivating in this absorbing examination of race, class and privilege in the vein of Get Out.

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Bancroft

Sarah Parish is outstanding as Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, an intelligent career woman who is losing her grip on reality.

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Postcards From London

Harris Dickinson leads this innovative drama in which a queer and bygone Soho is imaginatively crafted and explored.

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Dirt Rally 2.0

Put your driving skills to the test in this high-risk, high-reward gameplay that’s not for the faint of heart.

The Wrap: August 2023

Although summer is nearly over, these August releases keep things sizzling! Check out our video round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you.

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The Winter King

This ten-episode imaginative interpretation of King Arthur’s rise to power is a powerful story of enduring courage and sacrifice.

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Loving Vincent

Dazzling visuals permeate this ambitious, animated Vincent Van Gogh biopic, which reimagines the last days of the painter’s life.

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Who Is Erin Carter?

Featuring rich character-driven drama with elements of high-stakes crime and action sequences, this seven-part mini-series is both unique and thrilling.

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Heartstopper (Season 2)

This infectiously charming and twice BAFTA-nominated teen series returns with a second eight-episode season of sweet and refreshing LGBTQ+ representation.

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The Dive

The first English-language feature from German writer-director Maximilian Erlenwein is a tense and high-stakes underwater thriller.

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Medusa Deluxe

Thomas Hardiman’s promising debut is a uniquely stylish, extravagant and comical whodunit set in the world of competitive hairdressing.

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Lola

This captivating debut feature from writer-directed Andrew Legge expertly blends time travel and found footage in this smart ‘what-if’ drama.

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Scrapper

Harris Dickinson and newcomer Lola Campbell are irresistibly charming in this vibrant, innovative and sweet father-daughter dramedy.

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Behind the Scenes: The Lesson

We went behind the scenes and spoke to Richard E. Grant, and other cast and creatives about the film's setting and the themes featured in the impressive directorial debut from Alice Troughton. Watch our exclusive interview to find out what...

What to Watch: Sports

Check out our sporty selection of the best UK film, TV and game titles, from football and tennis, to rowing and boxing.

The Wrap: July 2023

We’re in the midst of summer now! Check out these amazing July releases in our video round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you this summer.

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The Lesson

Richard E. Grant and Daryl McCormack give outstanding performances in this taut and mysterious noir thriller.

Earth Mama

Rap artist Tia Nomore gives a powerful and authentic performance in this intimate, A24-backed exploration of single motherhood.

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Fisherman's Friends

Meet a sweet and likeable singing group from Cornwall in this feel-good and charming story of unlikely success.

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The Railway Children Return

The sequel to cherished British classic, The Railway Children, is a heart-warming and captivating adventure for a new generation.

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The Princess

This mesmerising documentary brings a spectacular freshness to the much-told story of the life and death of Princess Diana.

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Mr. Malcolm's List

Fans of Bridgerton will be enthralled by this amusing, engaging and self-aware alternative historical romcom.

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Joyride

Bad Sisters writer Ailbhe Keogan pens the script for this uplifting Olivia Colman-led Irish road movie.

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My Old Lady

A highly-talented cast lead this endearing drama directed and written by American playwright Israel Horovitz.

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Suspect

James Nesbitt gives a standout performance in this tense eight episode remake of popular Danish noir series Forhøret.

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The Sandman

Based on the DC Comic of the same name, immerse yourself in this fantastical, opulent and absorbing TV series.

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Argentina, 1985

This electrifyingly-acted courtroom drama is based on the real-life events of the Argentinian junta trial of 1985.

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Exhibition

Joanna Hogg’s beautifully shot drama examines the anxieties of the middle-upper class in this masterful slice of life portrait.

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Inside Man

Stanley Tucci is beguiling as a highly intelligent prisoner on death row in this riveting four-episode mini-series.

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Talk to Me

YouTube famous Australian brothers Danny and Michael Philippou co-direct this thrillingly creepy tale of possession.

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The Miracle Club

Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, and Laura Linney shine in this charming tale exploring the power of love and friendship.

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Viewfinder

Solve a wide range of fascinating puzzles in this imaginative and expressive single player game.

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The Deepest Breath

Plunge to unknown depths with this immersive, thrilling and high stakes documentary about the deadly and extreme sport of free diving.

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Barbie

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie dazzle in Greta Gerwig’s whimsical, wonderful and witty take on Barbie and Ken.

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Wham!

A touching and thoroughly entertaining tribute to 80s pop legends George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, otherwise known as WHAM!

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Good Omens (Season 2)

Jon Hamm, Michael Sheen and David Tennant are outstanding in this six-episode fantasy-comedy based on the novel by Terry Pratchett.

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Stonehouse

Succession’s Matthew Macfayden plays Labour MP, John Stonehouse, in this audacious, fun and thoroughly entertaining three-episode mini-series.

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Emma

Director Autumn de Wilde’s debut feature is a refreshing and good-natured take on the famous Jane Austen novel.

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Trishna

Riz Ahmed and Freida Pinto are exceptional in this hypnotic adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s renowned novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

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I Came By

Under The Shadow director Babak Anvari delivers a riveting thriller, brimming with entertaining performances and intelligent themes.

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Wimbledon

Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany lead this affable drama-comedy where romance blooms on a tennis court.

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Four Lions

Riz Ahmed stars in Chris Morris’s incredibly smart black comedy about a group of hopelessly inept aspiring suicide bombers.

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United

Based on a catastrophic real-life event, this drama pays homage to the footballers’ lives lost in a devastating plane crash.

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Bend It Like Beckham

Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra lead this compassionate, much-loved and extremely enjoyable teenage coming-of-age comedy.

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Escape To Victory

Prisoners of War go head-to-head with a Nazi superteam in this Sylvester Stallone vehicle, loosely based on true events.

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Chariots of Fire

This highly-intelligent British classic follows two underdog athletes as they prepare for the prestigious 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

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Rush

Ron Howard's thoroughly entertaining and action-packed sports drama recreates the famous rivalry between F1’s James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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The Damned United

Michael Sheen gives a career-defining performance as Brian Clough, the infamous and short-lived manager of Leeds United.

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Journeyman

Following the acclaimed Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s second feature as writer-director is a powerful but heartfelt boxing drama.

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Oxford Blues

British class structures and the notion of being an outsider are skilfully explored in this Rob Lowe led rowing drama.

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Fire In Babylon

The riveting documentary charts the unlikely rise to prominence of the West Indies cricket team in the 70s and 80s.

What to Watch: Social Realism

From Ken Loach to Lynne Ramsay and Andrea Arnold, the UK has a strong tradition of social realism. We've put together a list of the best films to introduce you to the genre.

The Wrap: June 2023

It’s more than just the weather that’s heating up! Check out these amazing June releases in our video round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you this month.

Fallen London

Will you be a poet, lover or spy? Choose your own fate in this wonderfully immersive and absurd game.

The Dig

Simon Stone directs this arresting and charming multi-BAFTA-nominated drama, set against the stunning English countryside.

The King's Man

The third film in the Kingsman franchise is a deeply enjoyable, action-packed and playfully tongue-in-cheek spy movie.

Crashing

Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge marks her debut as writer-creator in this hilarious six-episode millennial flat-share sitcom.

Munich: The Edge of War

Fact and fiction blur in Christian Schwochow’s gripping political thriller, exploring the events that led to World War II.

Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie showcase their talent in this retelling of the notable rivalry between two powerful cousins.

The Children Act

A powerful and affecting performance from Emma Thompson steers this thought-provoking drama, based on an Ian McEwan novel.

The Constant Gardener

Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz are outstanding in this conspiracy-thriller-cum-love-story from City of God director Fernando Meirelles.

Fleabag

London-born writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge creates a dryly witty, bold and distinctive two-series show.

Pride

This charming, BAFTA-winning drama joyously explores the power of solidarity across lines of class, gender and sexuality.

Entergalactic

This imaginative animation featuring Timothée Chalamet and Jaden Smith offers a stunning blend of comic book and graffiti aesthetic.

Weekend

Tom Cullen and Chris New are outstanding in writer-director Andrew Haigh’s distinctive and highly-acclaimed second feature.

Lilting

Writer-director Hong Khaou’s astounding debut feature is a beautiful meditation on grief, loss, language and love.

Ammonite

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are sensational in this stunning romantic drama about forbidden love in the Victorian era.

Suffragette

Rocks director Sarah Gavron takes on the suffragette movement in this suspenseful and essential historical drama.

Viceroy's House

Bend It Like Beckham writer-director Gurinder Chadha explores the tumultuous period of India's partition in this gripping historical drama.

Boxing Day

Actor-turned-director Aml Ameen’s debut feature is a refreshing Black British take on the classic Richard Curtis format.

ear for eye

A powerful and uncompromising call-to-action on racial injustice featuring No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch.

A United Kingdom

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike give mesmerising performances in Amma Asante’s absorbing, true-life love story.

Yardie

Based on the 1992 novel by Victor Headley, Idris Elba’s accomplished directorial debut bursts with energy and ambition.

Battle of the Sexes

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris dramatise one of the most-watched televised sports events of all time.

Game Face

Creator and star Roisin Conaty leads this silly, hilarious and downright joyful two-season comedy series.

Spirits in the Forest

Anton Corbijn co-directs this heartfelt exploration of the transformative power of music, centring a handful of Depeche Mode’s faithful fans.

Life

Dane DeHaan brings idolised 1950s film star James Dean to life in Anton Corbijn’s atmospheric biographical drama.

Death to 2021

Renowned satirist Charlie Brooker constructs a darkly comedic retrospective of the turbulent events that defined 2021.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Charlie Brooker thrillingly blurs the line between creator and viewer in this groundbreaking feat of interactive television.

The Great Barrier Reef

Journey to the unparalleled spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef with highly-lauded broadcaster David Attenborough.

An Ordinary Man

Veteran actor Ben Kingsley is outstanding as a transient fugitive who meets his unlikely match.

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Blue Jean

This captivating Section 28 drama features a stunning performance from Rosy McEwen, who plays a teacher leading a double life.

Dalíland

Ben Kingsley leads this idiosyncratic biopic exploring the latter years of the life of surrealist Spanish painter Salvador Dalí.

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Our Planet II

Following the release of Our Universe, David Attenborough narrates this four-part mini-series documenting the migration of animals across the planet.

Black Mirror

The smart, tense and satirical BAFTA-nominated television series Black Mirror returns for a much-anticipated sixth season.

The Full Monty

Twenty five years after the Oscar-winning film, this eight-part mini-series is a welcome and warm-hearted reunion.

Hijack

As both executive producer and leading actor, Idris Elba astonishes in this seven-part hostage drama, thrillingly told in real-time.

Mask of the Rose

Flex your match-making skills in this thrilling romantic visual novel about love, mystery and profound shifts in a new society.

Pretty Red Dress

Humour, tenderness and punchy Tina Turner numbers abound in Dionne Edwards fresh, distinctive and bold feature debut as writer-director.

On My Screen: Rory Kinnear

We asked Olivier award-winning actor Rory Kinnear about his favourite UK film, The Hill. Find out what he had to say in our exclusive video interview.

Behind the Scenes: Tunic

We spoke to the UK-based developer Andrew Shouldice and the creative team behind BAFTA Games Award-winner Tunic. Find out what they had to say about the game's aesthetic and musical creativity.

On My Screen: Samantha Morton

We asked award winning English actress and director Samantha Morton about her favourite UK films. Find out what she had to say in our exclusive video interview.

The Wrap: May 2023

We’re getting closer to summer, it’s finally May! Check out our video round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you this month.

Wuthering Heights

Andrea Arnold reimagines Emily Brontë’s classic romance novel in this visceral, innovative and intoxicating adaptation.

Peterloo

Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Leigh writes and directs this impressive and passionate reenactment of an important but lesser-known British battle.

Misbehaviour

The story of feminist disruptions to the 1970 Miss World competition is brilliantly rehashed in this warm and light-hearted comedy-drama.

King of Thieves

Follow a group of elderly criminals as they try to execute one of the most ambitious heists in London’s history.

Escape from Kabul Airport

With nuance and masses of historical footage, the tumultuous and notorious withdrawal from Afghanistan is examined in this shocking documentary.

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes

Using a wealth of previously unseen archival footage, this fascinating but chilling documentary reconstructs the infamous 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

The Traitors

This high-stakes and extremely addictive reality TV show sees contestants ‘banished’ and ‘murdered 'as they fight for the cash prize.

Cunk on Earth

After Cunk on Britain, Diane Morgan takes on the history of the entire globe in this hilarious six-part mockumentary.

The Outlaws

Christopher Walken leads this unique, twice BAFTA-nominated series written by Stephen Merchant and Elgin James.

Brassic

Fans of Shameless will enjoy this compelling caper co-written by and starring This Is England actor Joe Gilgun.

I Am...Ruth

Starring some of Britain’s leading actors, these stand-alone dramas are a searing exploration of the multi-faceted trials faced by women.

Anne

Maxine Peake is a powerhouse in this raw and tender four-part mini-series about the 1989 Hillsborough catastrophe.

Would I Lie To You?

The art of lying is elevated in this witty panel show, featuring Brits Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell.

The Graham Norton Show

BAFTA Award-winning comedian Graham Norton’s high-octane and infectiously charming persona brings to life this beloved long-standing UK talk show.

Ghosts

This gloriously funny Horrible Histories spin-off was deservedly nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the TV BAFTAs.

Sherwood

This smart and compelling two-season series is based on real-life murders in Nottinghamshire, where the writer James Graham grew up.

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris

Based on Paul Gallico’s 1958 novel Flowers for Mrs Harris, Lesley Manville charms in this delightful and uplifting comedy-drama.

Another Year

Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville offer first-class performances in Mike Leigh’s Palme d’Or-nominated ensemble drama.

Pride & Prejudice

Succession’s Matthew MacFadyen and Atonement's Keira Knightley give unforgettable performances in this delightful Jane Austen adaptation.

Secrets & Lies

Mike Leigh offers up a beguiling slice of everyday Britain in his nuanced and critically-acclaimed darkly comic drama.

Red Road

Themes of paranoia and alienation pervade Kent-born Andrea Arnold’s dark and stunning debut feature as writer-director.

Sweet Sixteen

In this heartbreaking coming-of-age tale, Ken Loach gives now-famous Martin Compston his first acting role.

Sorry We Missed You

This brutal indictment of Britain’s zero-hours contract economy deservedly earned both BAFTA and Palme d’Or nominations.

The Angels’ Share

Ken Loach expertly combines comedy and politics in this surprisingly uplifting and charming Glasgow-set caper.

I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach’s Palme d'Or-winning indictment of the UK’s punitive welfare system is an unmissable work of empathy and genius.

The Hill

Taking a break from his role as James Bond, Sean Connery is exceptional in this tense World War II drama.

Nil by Mouth

Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke are outstanding in Gary Oldman’s blistering and uncompromising directorial debut.

Ladybird, Ladybird

Acting newcomer Crissy Rock gives an astounding performance in Ken Loach’s raw and powerful social drama.

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Queen Cleopatra

Adele James is captivating as Egypt’s last pharaoh, Cleopatra, in this compelling four-part docudrama hybrid.

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Rally Road Racers

A starry voice cast bring to life this lively, high-stakes animation about a slow loris with a need for speed.

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Tom Jones

Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde shine in this enjoyable adaptation of Henry Fielding’s 18th century novel.

Cassette Beasts

Fans of both Pokémon and Dragon Quest Monsters will find themselves delighted by this nostalgic and charming turn-based, open-world game.

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Chasing the Rains

Traverse the often-unforgiving Kenyan landscape in this stunning nature series narrated by Bridgerton actress Adjoa Andoh.

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Wild Isles

Sir David Attenborough narrates this breathtaking mini-series exploring nature in the UK and Ireland.