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Talking Pictures July 2020: Night Prowl

An occasional look at what classic TV shows Talking Pictures (Sky 328 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445) is going to be airing soon

There’s been a late addition to the 19th July schedules at Talking Pictures. Airing at 6am is Night Prowl, a ‘lost’ 1958 sitcom pilot that aired as part of Studio 57, in which Dennis O’Keefe plays the editor of music magazine Take 5 – and solves crimes as a side line. Guest stars are Dennis Day, Bethel Leslie and Ray Anthony.

I also appreciate I’ve not been too comprehensive in my schedule-checking, so I’ve had a quick data mine of the schedules for June and July. Starting/being repeated at some point are the following shows: Hannay, Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, Jack the Ripper (the mini-series with Michael Caine and Lewis Collins), Rooms, Special Branch, and Target: The Corruptors! Some of those have already started, in fact, so rush to the Talking Pictures schedules page to see when you can see them, as I’m in a rush.

All the same, that brings everything up to date – only new things from now on! Well, new old things, obviously…

RTS events

What (more) TV’s on at the RTS in July? Including The Salisbury Poisonings

Every so often, TMINE flags up what new TV events the Royal Television Society is holding around the UK

The RTS has another event lined up for July – next week, in fact!

TV’s Global Game

Date: Monday 6 July
Timings: 2pm-3pm

How do you write the biggest new BBC drama since 2018? Join Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson as they reveal the writing process behind The Salisbury Poisonings and talk about their jump from the newsroom to drama!

Declan Lawn spent 10 years as an investigative reporter for BBC Panorama. As a screenwriter, he is inspired by the capacity for television drama to act as a companion to journalism, telling powerful stories about how the modern world really works.

Adam Patterson spent years working as a photojournalist and producing current affairs documentaries. Working on award-winning programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama and Unreported World, he specialised in societal issues about youth and their place in world.

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New US TV shows

  • ABC red lights: The Brides, Valley Trash and thirtysomething(else)
  • …and Revenge sequel
  • green lights: pilots of Rebel, Harlem’s Kitchen, Bossy (formerly Kids Matter Now), Home Economics and Work Wife
  • yellow lights: Adopted, National Parks Service (formerly ISB) and Triage
  • The CW red lights: LA Complex reboot
  • NBC green lights: series of crashed spaceship drama Debris, with Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele
  • HBO developing: limited series adaptation of Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

New US TV show casting

  • Leslie Odom Jr, Tommy Dorfman, Gil Bellows et al to star in Freeform’s Love in the Time of Corona

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Nordic TV

  • Trailer for HBO Nordic’s Björnstad (Bearstad)



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What time, TMINE? Including Rectify, Stateless, H, P-Valley, The Secrets She Keeps and Cursed

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

It’s been an acquisition-less week this week but that doesn’t mean there’s no new TV to watch.

After the jump, you can find the UK premiere dates for Stateless, H, P-Valley, The Secrets She Keeps and Cursed. But first…

Oops, I missed it

Rectify (US: Sundance; UK: Acorn TV)

After 19 years on Georgia’s death row, Daniel Holden is released into a world he no longer understands. Freed on a technicality, he could still be sent back. If Daniel can rebuild his life, will he be allowed to keep it?

Stars: Aden Young and Abigail Spencer

(Note: I have a feeling this has already been on in the UK on another channel, but I couldn’t find the acquisition listed anywhere on TMINE, so I thought I’d mention it)

(UPDATE: TV Wise says it was on AMC UK. Knew it)

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