February productions: epic film and TV to watch this month

February is an exciting month for our clients - and for us! As well as some incredible new releases, two of the hottest series are finally returning to our screens. Don’t miss out; here’s your list of the new and returning productions to watch this month.

This is Going to Hurt

Background casting agency: Extra People

Distributor: BBC

Based on Adam Kay’s best-selling autobiography of the same name, This is Going to Hurt follows a junior doctor (played by Ben Wishaw) as he navigates the chaos of the obstetrics and gynaecology ward. Funny, flippant and at times downright frustrating, This is Going to Hurt shines a sobering light on the reality of life as a junior medic in the early 00s.

Premiered 8 February on BBC One

Death on the Nile

Background casting agency: MFS Casting

This one needs no introduction. Yes, Kenneth Branagh has reprised his role as Hercule Poirot in his adaptation of what is arguably the most-loved detective story of all time: Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. Whether you’re new to the story or know the plot by heart, this is a great rendition of a true classic.

Premiered 11 February in cinemas.

Killing Eve: Season 4

Production company: Sid Gentle

Distributor: BBC America/AMC

Everyone’s favourite cat-and-mouse duo is back. Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer return to our screens as Eve and Villanelle one last time this month in the hotly anticipated final season of Killing Eve. From the teaser trailers, we know we’ll be saying goodbye to at least one much-loved character (Villanelle’s iconic pink dress). As for everyone else, anything could happen!

Premiering 27 February on BBC One.

The Duke

Background casting agent: Extra People

In cinemas this month is the late Roger Michell’s final film, a charmingly uplifting tale about 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), who steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery to lobby the government for better care for the elderly. Also starring Helen Mirren as Kempton’s long-suffering wife, The Duke is the perfect tonic for anyone in need of a good chuckle.

Premiering 25 February in cinemas.

Peaky Blinders: Season 6

Production company: Caryn Mandabach Productions

Distributor: BBC

Back for its sixth and final season is cult crime drama Peaky Blinders. While it’s hard to imagine the Shelby clan without their formidable matriarch Polly (played by the late Helen McCrory), Steven Knight no doubt has something great in store to end this multi-award winning saga (although he has hinted that the story will continue “in another form…”).

Premiering 27 February on BBC One.

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