Coming Up

11:05pm Monday, August 6 on C4

Channel 4’s annual talent initiative, which gives up-and-coming writers and directors the opportunity to showcase their work, is now in its 11th year. In the fifth drama; when Jed (Con O’Neill) learns that he is unable to access the treatment he needs for his terminal cancer, he decides to take matters into his own hands with surprising results.

11:05pm Monday, July 16 on C4

Channel 4’s annual talent initiative, which gives up-and-coming writers and directors the opportunity to showcase their work, is now in its 11th year. In this episode Annette (Sherlock’s Lara Pulver) teaches patients how to camouflage their scars with make-up. But when Riza (Top Boy’s Ashley Walters) walks into her consulting room, she finds herself covering up more than just the scars from his past in Sierra Leone.

11:05pm Monday, July 9 on C4

Channel 4’s annual talent initiative, which gives up-and-coming writers and directors the opportunity to showcase their work, is now in its 11th year. In this episode Ben (Lewis Reeves) returns home for Christmas after his first term at university. Meanwhile best friend Lump (This Is England’s Thomas Turgoose) can’t find a job and now his dad insists he joins the army. The holiday season forces the friends to acknowledge the different directions their lives have taken.

11:30pm Monday, July 2 on C4

Channel 4’s annual talent initiative, which gives up-and-coming writers and directors the opportunity to showcase their work, is now in its 11th year. The new series kicks off with a story of forbidden love that unfolds when 27-year-old Carl (Russell Tovey) meets the girl of his dreams. Their relationship explores thwarted ambition, restlessness and the desire to follow your own path.

11:10pm Thursday, August 26 on C4

Coming Up, the strand which showcases dramas from the UK’s most exciting emerging film makers, continues with two films. In Dip , fate throws pickpocket Jason and Somalian immigrant Asad together on a London night bus. As events unfold, an unlikely friendship develops between the two men who are both battling with their own inner demons. In Eclipse Ben is captivated by his flighty neighbour Chloe, who toys endlessly with his affections, until a chance encounter with her doppelganger, Jennifer, changes the dynamic of their relationship forever.

Tuesday, August 25 on 4

Coming Up is a season of seven original half-hour dramas made for Channel 4 by the UK’s most exciting emerging film makers. This year’s season kicks off with Adha Cup , a stylish black and white comedy in Urdu about Ash and Shahid: two lazy and bored social workers who reluctantly agree to reunite the cast of a legendary amateur Bollywood musical , Pappa Kehta Hain to be restaged at the Pakistan Centre where they work. In their search for the old cast members, they reconnect with their enthusiasm for life, love and family.

Monday 25 August 2008

The new series of Coming Up , part of the Generation Next season, continues to showcase original drama from emerging film makers. Tonight, Sirjad, a deeply traumatised man, draws a circle around a derelict, deserted petrol station and decrees that within this boundary he cannot be touched. When a half-dead woman collapses on the edge of his circle, he takes her in to discover they are both running from the same thing: a terrible massacre. Coming Up continues on Wednesday with Thinspiration , a story about anorexia set in the 17th century.

Wednesday 20 August 2008

Generation Next continues with a new original drama from emerging film maker Sean Conway. Kings of London follows the fortunes of two teenage black brothers, both named Aristotle. The elder, known as Totes, is struggling to get his life on track, whereas younger Little Aristotle has found his path to success. He is the undisputed champion of the Ghetto Riders, a group of young black men from London’s rough estates who have transformed themselves into urban cowboys. When Totes gets into trouble with an adolescent mobster, he asks Little Aristotle to help him by throwing a race.

Monday 11 August 2008

The new series of Coming Up , part of the Generation Next season, continues to showcase original drama from emerging film makers throughout the week. A fast-paced farce, Lickle Bill Um deals with a mother and daughter relationship that has taken a distinctly sinister turn. Set in an army training camp, And Kill Them (Wednesday) follows a platoon of new recruits through their first few weeks, with a guardian angel appearing to help a struggling young man. On Friday, Emo follows Vincent, a gifted student trying to start afresh after a nervous breakdown.

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