Urban Myths

News: Details Of New Urban Myths Series Revealed

Series three of the International Emmy Award nominated comedy series Urban Myths, returns to Sky Arts, the UK’s only TV channel dedicated to arts, music and culture.  The series features eight raucous episodes fictionalising some of the most peculiar stories to have ever leaked out of Hollywood, the music i


News: More Urban Myths Including Stephen Mangan As Charles Dickens

The International Emmy Awards nominated Urban Myths has been greenlit for a third series on Sky Arts. The next episode of the anthology series to be announced sees students from the National Film and Television School (NFTS) taking over the creative reigns. The series three instalment, Bleak House Guest, stars Stephen Mangan as Charles Dickens and will air in spring 2019.


Review: Urban Myths – The Sex Pistols Vs Bill Grundy, Sky Arts

This was the episode of the Urban Myths series that I was both looking forward to the most and dreading the most. The Sex Pistols' infamously sweary appearance on the early evening Today programme with presenter Bill Grundy pretty much changed the face of music/popular culture, putting punk rock right into the mainstream in three expletive filled minutes. I loved what happened. Writer Simon Nye, most famous for Men Behaving Badly, perfectly captures four lads behaving very badly indeed.


TV Review: Urban Myths – Backstage At Live Aid, Sky Arts

For the second short Urban Myths film in this run of reimagined famous events it is July 1985, we are backstage at Live Aid and, understandably, organiser Bob Geldof is in a bit of a tizzy. Nobody seems to want to go on, because they've twigged that the start of the show won't be broadcast live in America.


Review: Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe And Billy Wilder, Sky Arts

Later in this new series imagining and fleshing out famous showbiz stories we've got the prospect of Noel Fielding as Alice Cooper and Jack Whitehall as Marc Bolan, but first up is Gemma Arterton as Marilyn Monroe in It's Me. Sugar.


News: Full Line-Up Of Sky's Urban Myths Series Revealed – Includes Noel Fielding, Jack Whitehall, Frank Skinner.

Sky Arts has now announced all of the one-off comedy dramas in their forthcoming second series of Urban Myths. Each instalment reveals a bizarre tale from the worlds of Hollywood, music, arts and literature, described as "fictionalised accounts of mostly true events".


News: Sky Axes Joseph Fiennes Michael Jackson Comedy

Sky Arts has pulled the planned comedy in which Michael Jackson was due to be played by Joseph Fiennes following complaints from Jackson's daughter Paris, who called it shameful following the release of a short trailer.

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