“Banned” Iceland advert raising awareness of palm oil to unprecedented levels

The perils of palm oil are getting widespread attention in the UK at present in an  unprecedented way. It follows the banning of supermarket chain Iceland’s Christmas advert from TV for being “too political”. The supermarket made a deal with Greenpeace to reuse an animated film that the environmental organisation had created about palm oil, for its 2018 festive commercial. The advert was released on … Continue reading “Banned” Iceland advert raising awareness of palm oil to unprecedented levels

David Attenborough to narrate Our Planet, a Netflix series four-years in the making

Legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for Netflix about “the beauty and fragility of our natural world”. The eight-part series, Our Planet, which is set to be released on 5 April 2019 via the streaming service, will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing sights on Earth captured using the latest in 4k camera technology. The ambitious … Continue reading David Attenborough to narrate Our Planet, a Netflix series four-years in the making

The Island Strait: Docuseries captures the Menai Strait and its residents

The Menai Strait – a magical stretch of sea that separates the Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales – is the subject of a four-part documentary series on ITV. The ITV series, The Island Strait, captures the Menai Strait over all four seasons and the life cycle of the women and men who live there. The Menai Strait, or Afon Menai as it is known locally, … Continue reading The Island Strait: Docuseries captures the Menai Strait and its residents

Trailer of Charmed series reboot released, amidst grumblings from die-hard fans of the original series

When a group of witches get together it just may rattle a few cages. And with a reboot of one of the most popular and longest running series, Charmed, the news is not without its grumblings, including that of actress Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper Halliwell in the original series. Charmed, a television show about three witch sisters, ran from 1998 to 2006. The original series … Continue reading Trailer of Charmed series reboot released, amidst grumblings from die-hard fans of the original series

The changing landscape of TV dramas

With an ever-changing world, drama series on TV and streaming sites are beginning to reflect and embrace such changes, weaving the environment, the land and indigenous people into its storylines. Scandinavia, which boasts some of Europe’s greenest nations, has recognised and embraced the power of natural resources such as the wind and sun, ensuring a brighter future for their people and businesses. So too have … Continue reading The changing landscape of TV dramas

Mahershala Ali confirmed as lead role in True Detective season three

Mahershala Ali has been confirmed to star in the third series of HBO’s True Detective, and has garnered much support in the process including praise from season one star, Matthew McConaughey. The spot-on pairing of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the first series of True Detective earned the actors Emmy nominations. In the critically acclaimed first season, they played mismatched cops investigating a prostitute’s murder. Moonlight … Continue reading Mahershala Ali confirmed as lead role in True Detective season three