Sky Arts are adapting Neil Gaiman’s ‘Likely Stories’ for TV

Johnny Vegas and Tom Hughes will star in Sky Arts’ new adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), the new four-part series is a collection of Neil Gaiman’s short stories, all set in London. Pulp frontman and solo artist Jarvis Cocker will compose the music … >

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‘The Nightmare World of HG Wells’ review: ‘The Moth’ and ‘The Purple Pileus’

Sky Arts’ celebration of the birth of HG Wells concludes this week with ‘The Moth’ and ‘The Purple Pileus’, adapted from the author’s short stories. In ‘The Moth’ Rupert Graves (Lestrade in Sherlock) stars as Professor Hapley, an entomologist in the middle of a personal feud with Professor Pawkins. Hapley takes great delight in ridiculing … >

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‘The Nightmare World of HG Wells’ review: ‘The Late Mr Elvesham’ and ‘Devotee of Art’

The first of two double-bills on Sky Arts marking the 150th anniversary of HG Wells’ birth treats us to atmospherically creepy adaptations of ‘The Late Mr Elvesham’ and ‘The Devotee of Art’, with Ray Winstone providing onscreen narration as the author. In ‘The Late Mr Elvesham’ we’re introduced to Edward George Eden, a poor medical … >

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Italian political thriller ‘1992’ to air on Sky Arts

From the makers of Gomorrah, new Italian drama 1992 will begin in the UK on Sky Arts next month. The ten-part series received its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last week and the story follows six ordinary people whose lives are intertwined with the political and societal earthquake that swept away Italy’s post-war … >

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Why you should be watching ‘Psychobitches’

Like something precious that someone is keen to keep from breaking, the lady-led comedy Psychobitches is nestled away in the straw on Sky Arts. It really should be in a brighter spotlight, but there’s something nice about its niche presence. As the title suggests, there’s no comedy on TV right now more brazen and outlandish … >

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‘Psychobitches’ Season 2 trailer

Sky Arts has released a new trailer for the second season of Psychobitches. Starring Rebecca Front as the long-suffering psychiatrist holding therapy sessions with some of history’s most iconic women, the comedy returns at 9pm on Tuesday 25 November on Sky Arts with a double bill. Watch the trailer… The six new episodes are co-written … >

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Danish family drama ‘The Legacy’ to air on Sky Arts

From the makers of The Killing, Danish drama The Legacy (Arvingerne) will begin in the UK on Sky Arts later this month. Created by Swedish actor-turned-director Pernilla August and writer Maya Ilsøe’s, The Legacy tells the story of four siblings trying to cope with their mother’s death. The ten-part first season starts at 10pm on … >

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Stephen Fry and Kiefer Sutherland to star in Sky’s Christmas drama

24: Live Another Day co-stars Stephen Fry and Kiefer Sutherland will reunite in a new one-off Sky Arts drama this Christmas. The 30-minute film is written and directed by Greg Ellis. Part of the channel’s Playhouse Presents… strand, Marked follows the story of James (Sutherland), a seemingly regular guy who has been ground down by … >

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Belgian drama ‘Matrioshki’ to air on Sky Arts 1

Belgian drama Matrioshki will begin airing in the UK later this month. The ten-part Belgian drama starts at 10.15pm on Wednesday 30 July on Sky Arts 1. Matrioshki follows the story of ten young impoverished eastern European women who have been lured to Belgium with the promise of a better life by a ruthless criminal gang. … >

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‘Playhouse Presents…’ first look: Billie Piper and Ben Whishaw in ‘Foxtrot’

Sky Arts has released a new promotional photo for an upcoming episode of the channel’s Playhouse Presents… season featuring Billie Piper (Doctor Who) and Ben Whishaw (The Hour). Written and directed by award-winning playwright Polly Stenham, Foxtrot stars Billie Piper as Badger, a stripper-turned-kidnapper, who is holed up in a hotel with her accomplice Fox … >

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