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Urban Myths
Sky Arts 1,

2017

| Comedy, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Our Urban Myths are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban folklore. But are they true? We take a slightly tongue in cheek, mischievous - and deliberately ambiguous - look at what might have happened...


Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

Set in London, these four 30-minute short stories will be characteristically dark and strange whilst also drawing on the deftly crafted characters' human warmth and wit. Centering on the act of storytelling, viewers will be drawn into Neil's intricately crafted world that moves seamlessly between reality and fantasy.Each film, although self-contained, explores common themes of human consumption, destructive obsession and psychological cannibalism - all told with great humour, humanity and a completely astounding musical score.


The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells

This is an anthology of four spooky tales. Ray Winstone is heading a cast of acclaimed actors including Harry Potter star Michael Gambon in four HG Wells stories adapted especially for Sky Arts.The anthology of twisted tales includes The Late Mr Elvesham, The Purple Pileus, The Moth and Devotee of Art, and will form the series The Nightmare World of HG Wells, which is set to air on Sky Arts in January 2016. The broadcast will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Wells' birth.The set-based dramas will feature a mix of well-known faces and rising stars of British theatre and screen including Michael Gambon (Fortitude), Antonia Thomas (Misfits), Luke Treadaway (Unbroken), Shaun Parkes (Notes on a Scandal), Rupert Graves (Sherlock) Brid Brennan (Brooklyn) and Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge).They join Winstone, who stars as the enigmatic author.In each of the shorts, Winstone's Wells acts as narrator, guiding the viewer through his nightmare stories, commenting on his characters and overseeing their twisted fates.


50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

The show follows a son, who with his mother fast-approaching old age, decides to test how adventurous she can be.


Portrait Artist of the Year

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell are on the search for this years 'Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year'.


My Shakespeare

The show follows six different actors as they explore their relationship with the playwright William Shakespeare. In each episode, the participant featured takes on of Shakespeare's plays and traces the story of how the play was written.


Master of Photography

Sky Arts launches the ultimate search for Europe's best photographer with this unique competition. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the winner will receive EUR150,000 and their own exhibition.


Landscape Artist of the Year
Sky Arts 1,

2015

| Reality
Rating: 3/5

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner present a new competition in which judges, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan judge contestants landscape paintings, around various National Trust locations.


Discovering Film

Profiles of stars from Hollywood's golden age.


Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road

The legendary AC/DC frontman will debut his new show Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road, a six part series featuring Johnson chatting it up with some of his also-legendary rock and roll friends. We'll get the tour stories and more, right from the horses' mouths, with said horses including Lars Ulrich, Roger Daltrey, Sting, Nick Mason, Robert Plant and Joe Elliott.


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