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Banish the winter blues

14 February 2023

Although it’s February and there’s definitely still a chill in the air, there are some small signs that spring is just around the corner. While we patiently wait for the warmer weather and brighter days, we’re happy to catch up with some new TV series that have started this month.

The Gold 

The Gold is a six-part true crime heist drama based on the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery that ended up with a stolen gold bullion worth £26 million. It’s an incredible true story and one of the most remarkable crimes in modern British history and the biggest robbery in world history. Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden and Dominic Cooper star in this six-part true crime drama.


Noele Gordon (Nolly to her friends) played the flame-haired widow, Meg Richardson, in the long-running soap opera Crossroads. The show ran from 1964 to 1988 and had a short revival from 2001 to 2003 and was set in a fictional motel in the Midlands. In 1981, at the height of the show’s success and the peak of Nolly’s fame, she was axed without ceremony, without warning, and with no explanation. Why? Helena Bonham Carter stars in the three-part biographical mini series that could shed some light on mystery.

Hotel Portofino

Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort of Portofino, Hotel Portofino is an historical drama that follows a British family who establish a hotel for upper-class travellers on the magical Italian Riviera during the roaring 20s. However, as the family deals with running the hotel, the nation of Italy is dealing with political turmoil brought on by the rise of the Fascist movement.

Love Island

February just wouldn’t be the same without the dating reality show, Love Island. We’re loving the South African sunshine and are feeling light headed thanks to its mix of drama, romance, and competition. With all that going on, no wonder Love Island has become a cultural phenomenon and a staple of British television.

As the winter continues, and you’re settling in to enjoy these new (and one old favourite) TV shows, don’t let TV interference get in the way. If you notice new interference to free to view services – there’s a small chance it may be due to mobile signal upgrades. We’re here to help – 0808 13 13 800 (free from UK landlines and mobiles).

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