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UK premiere of RED ROCK Series 3

SHOWRUNNER - KIM REVILL
11 July 2018

Series 3 of award-winning Irish police drama, RED ROCK, premieres on BBC1. It airs daily at 1.45pm across the week from Monday 16th July. Kim Revill's Showrunner on the series and wrote a number of episodes across the run. Her first eps go out on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the first week.


THE CROWDED STREET

dramatised by the late Diana Griffiths
10 July 2018

Another chance to hear Diana's wonderful dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's 1924 novel. It's going out on BBC Radio 4 Extra every weekday for two weeks starting on 16th July 2018 at 2.30pm.


THOMAS & FRIENDS: triple bill

written by Lee Pressman
06 July 2018

Triple helping of Lee's episodes this week starting with Kevin's Cranky Friend on Monday 9th July, Scruff's Makeover on Tuesday 10th July and finally Wayward Winston on Wednesday 11th July. Catch them all on Channel 5's Milkshake! strand at 6.50am


MIDSOMER MURDERS: Birds of Prey

written by Michael Russell
06 July 2018

A welcome repeat of Michael's episode goes out on Tuesday 10th July at 8pm on ITV3. The drowning of Julian Shepherd is initially treated as suicide but, when another man dies after trying to steal peregrine eggs, Barnaby starts asking questions.


NEW TWO-BOOK DEAL FOR MICHAEL RUSSELL

THE CITY IN FLAMES and UNTITLED Book 6
05 July 2018

We're delighted to announce that Constable has commissioned Michael Russell for two further titles in his successful wartime thriller series featuring Detective Inspector, Stefan Gillespie. The first, THE CITY IN FLAMES, is scheduled for publication in July 2019. Book 6 in the series - as yet untitled - will follow in 2020. All four titles CWA nominated books - THE CITY OF SHADOWS, THE CITY OF STRANGERS, THE CITY IN DARKNESS and THE CITY OF LIES - are available in all good bookstores and on-line retailers.


MR BEAN: Scout Bean

written by Jimmy Hibbert
04 July 2018

When Irma's scout master is disabled, Mr Bean steps in to take care of Irma and her scouts. Airing on CITV on Sunday 8th July at 7.20pm


EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY LYNNE DALLOW
27 June 2018

Take a break from the football with Lynne Dallow's latest episode of EastEnders on Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm on BBC1. Donna is shocked when she finds out that Martin and Stacey have given Max a reference for custody of baby Abi. Donna turns on Rainie and questions whether she's really fit to look after a child. Rainie retaliates by stealing cigarettes from the Minute Mart, planting them on Donna's stall and reporting her. Meantime, Carmel continues to concentrate on the youth club rather than making plans for Shakil's funeral.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
19 June 2018

What better way to take a break from the football than tuning in to Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE on Friday 29th June at 7pm on ITV. Simon's back in the village and threatens Cain. There's unfinished business but can Cain overpower his enemy and gain the upper hand?


HALFWAY TO PARADISE: THE LIFE OF BILLY FURY

BY CAROLINE AND DAVID STAFFORD
18 June 2018

A great 4-star review in Record Collector for the Staffords latest biography on Billy Fury. "..Fury's story has been told many times but rarely with such joy and charm as seasoned biographers the Staffords manage here. Written in a relaxed, conversational style, facts and figures elegantly weaved into an engaging narrative, it's the rich and respectful critique the singer's talents have always deserved. It's all here, mapped out via meticulous research and an unerring grasp of the great man's importance. Few music-based books have ever come so close to serving up such a complete portrait of their subject."


THOMAS & FRIENDS

written by Lee Pressman
10 June 2018

It's a hat-trick for Lee Pressman next week with three of his Thomas & Friends episodes airing on Channel 5's Milkshake! strand. First up is PA PROBLEMS on Monday 11th June, HASTY HANNAH on Tuesday 12th and finally CRANKY AT THE END OF THE LINE on Wednesday 13th. They are all showing at 6.50am.


DINOPAWS: The Thing That Was Quiet & Peaceful

written by James Mason
08 June 2018

Is today a shouty-loud day or a peaceful and quiet day for the Dinopaws? Find out in James Mason's episode on Saturday 9th June on Cbeebies at 6.45am.


THOMAS & FRIENDS: Dowager Hatt's Busy Day

written by Lee Pressman
07 June 2018

The Fat Controller is sick so his mother takes charge. Another chance to see Lee's episode again on Channel 5's Milkshake! strand on Friday 8th June 2018 at 6.55am


Bank Holiday EDEN'S END special

WRITTEN BY SHAUN WILLIAMSON
23 May 2018

Shaun Williamson debut radio series, EDEN'S END, airs in a special hour long omnibus on Bank Holiday Monday (28th May) at midday on BBC Radio Kent. For the rest of the UK, it's available via BBC Radio iPlayer shortly after broadcast via the link below https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066wg7p


THOMAS & FRIENDS: Buckled Tracks & Bumpy Trucks

written by Lee Pressman
22 May 2018

A very hot day on Sodor causes the tracks to buckle in Lee's episode on 31st May at 6.55am on C5's Milkshake! strand.


Bank Holiday EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY KIM REVILL
22 May 2018

Catch Kim Revill's latest episode of EastEnders on Bank Holiday Monday at 8pm on BBC1. Denise and Kush try to support Carmel following Shakil's tragic death. Umar and Darius also turn up on the Square, but Darius is looking for someone to blame for what happened. Carmel's grief boils over when she sees a shrine to Shakil in the Square and loses control by tearing it apart.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
16 May 2018

End the week with Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE on Friday 25th May at 7pm on ITV. Graham covers his tracks. Meanwhile, Bob is optimistic about the future, but does Laurel feel the same way?


EDEN'S END - An original 5-part radio series

WRITTEN BY SHAUN WILLIAMSON
16 May 2018

Shaun Williamson's original series, EDEN'S END, premieres on BBC Radio Kent. Set in the Kent Hop Picking Season of 1939, it's a wonderful murder mystery with twists and turns aplenty. Shaun not only writes but stars as hard nosed Inspector Adams. It airs from Monday 21st May for five nights at 6:20pm on the Dominic King show on BBC Radio Kent.


EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY KIM REVILL
16 May 2018

End the week with Kim Revill's latest episode of EastEnders on Friday 18th May at 8pm on BBC1. Martin is furious about what Stacey and Hayley did. Stacey struggles to be around Martin during a children's party at the community centre and rushes off. Has she lost him for good? Meanwhile, Carmel gets revenge against Ian as their rivalry over the upcoming vote intensifies


EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY KIM REVILL
16 May 2018

It's a big week in Albert Square and it culminates with Kim Revill's episode on Friday 25th May at 8pm on BBC1. Keegan collapses with a stab wound then Shakil is also knifed. By Friday, the attack will have claimed the life of one of the two teens.


THE MYSTERY OF THE YELLOW ROOM

written by Stephen Sheridan
13 May 2018

Another chance to hear Stephen's wonderful adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1908 novel on Sunday 13th May at 4pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra. A woman is shot at, knocked unconscious and left for dead - all in a locked room.