Urban Myths
Season 1

s01e01 / Bob Dylan

19th Jan '17 - 8:00pm
Bob Dylan

Music legend Bob Dylan decides to play an impromptu visit to his friend and fellow musician Dave Stewart at home. Unfortunately Dave isn't home but his wife Ange reveals he will be back shortly, so 'would he like to wait over a cuppa?'. Sure enough Dave returns, but far from Dave Stewart, this is Dave the plumber - and massive fan of Bob Dylan. Bob sticks around to offer relationship advice.

Bob Dylan is played by Eddie Marsan, Dave by Paul Ritter and Ange by Katherine Parkinson. The episode is written and produced by Neil Webster and directed by Ben Palmer.

306 have watched this episode

s01e02 / Samuel Beckett And Andre The Giant

26th Jan '17 - 8:00pm
Samuel Beckett And Andre The Giant

David Threlfall portrays playwright Samuel Beckett in this comedy.

The premise of the programme suggests to viewers that, long before he went on to become a famous wrestler and film star, Andre The Giant was chauffeured to school by Beckett. Samuel steps in to help Andre, who is his builder's son, as his size means he is already too big to be able to get the school bus. Along the journey a formative lesson in love and life ensues.

146 have watched this episode

s01e03 / Hitler The Artist

2nd Feb '17 - 8:00pm
Hitler The Artist

A comedy drama observing as an 18 year-old Adolf Hitler pursues his passion for art, as he and his best friend August, a talented musician, live in Vienna hoping to study at the revered Arts Academy. The only problem is that young Adolf is 'crap' at art and is rejected, incurring a wrath that would have far-reaching consequences.

Hitler is played by Misfits actor Iwan Rheon and Gustl by Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.

167 have watched this episode

s01e04 / Cary Grant And Timothy Leary

9th Feb '17 - 8:00pm
Cary Grant And Timothy Leary

Focused on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's North by NorthWest, this comedy drama suggests Hollywood heartthrob Cary Grant introduced the psychologist and soon to be drugs advocate Timothy Leary to LSD, resulting in an unforgettable kaleidoscopic trip.

Ben Chaplin plays Cary Grant, with Aiden Gillen as Timothy Leary.

149 have watched this episode

s01e05 / Muhammad Ali

16th Feb '17 - 8:00pm
Muhammad Ali

In the early 1980s, after his recent and high profile defeat to Larry Holmes, boxing legend Muhammad Ali takes it upon himself to talk a suicidal stranger down from a ledge. Using his unique brand of wit and wisdom, he succeeds in persuading the man that life is worth living, and learns a huge amount about himself in the process. This offering has been written and produced by Neil Webster, and features Noel Clarke as Muhammad

124 have watched this episode

s01e06 / The Sex Pistols

23rd Feb '17 - 8:00pm
The Sex Pistols

A comedy about The Sex Pistols' infamous 1976 appearance on the early evening Bill Grundy show, when they outraged a nation with their four-letter tirade, heralding the arrival of punk rock. This comedy by Simon Nye takes a wry look at the stories surrounding the appearance, from Johnny Rotten answering viewers' complaints to Freddie Mercury's role in giving the Sex Pistols notoriety. Set to be filmed by Sacha Baron Cohen's company, this production will draw its cast from the National Youth Theatre, the first product of a new partnership between Sky Arts and the NYT.

60 have watched this episode

s01e07 / Salvador Dali and Alice Cooper

2nd Mar '17 - 8:00pm
Salvador Dali and Alice Cooper

Salvador Dali summons Alice Cooper to sit for him while he creates a hologram. A comedic exploration of the moment when these two egos - and Dali's muse Gala - collide.

66 have watched this episode
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