Daniel Mays

Code 404 – DVD & Digital Release – 6 July

Code 404, Sky’s breakout hit comedy starring Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham is now  available on DVD and digital download today, Monday 6 July.

Code 404 revolves around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artificial Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by.

Code 404 is Sky’s biggest comedy launch in 8 years and has been commissioned for a second series – we cannot wait!

Code 404 is available on DVD and digital platforms now.

Digital Spy interview

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The Kemps:All True – Sunday, 5 July

The Kemps:All True. Or is it….?


Tune in this Sunday 5 July at 10PM on BBC Two.

Spandau Ballet global superstars Gary and Martin Kemp are to star in a new one-off spoof documentary, playing themselves recording a new album.

 

Made by BBC Studios, The Kemps: All True will see Rhys Thomas OBE interview the pair about their lives and careers following Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations in December. As part of Spandau Ballet, the pair have sold more than 25 million albums with 23 hit singles worldwide, and in 2011 they received a BMI award after hit single True became one of the most played songs in US history.

As well as looking back at their musical history, The Kemps: All True sees the Kemps other passions: Martin attempts to launch a new film franchise and Gary plans a new Vegan meat-substitute, Wonge.  Daniel Mays stars as himself, taking the role of Dick Turpin at a read-through of Martin’s movie script.

Perry Benson (The Real McCoy, Operation Good Guys, Benidorm, Oh You Rang M’Lord?) features as their brother ‘Ross Kemp’. The Kemps: All True also features Simon Day (The Life Of Rock with Brian Pern, The Fast Show), Anna Maxwell Martin (Line Of Duty, Motherland), Daniel Mays (Line Of Duty, Good Omens), Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Shirlie Holliman (Pepsi & Shirlie), Lucy Montgomery (Tracey Ullman’s Show, The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern, The Fast Show), Tony Way (Extras, Black Books, After Life) and Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who).

Q&A with Martin & Gary KempGary Kemp says “we have the great Daniel Mays. I’ve seen a lot of his stage work and love him. I met him backstage when I did Pinter’s The Homecoming.”

Tune in Sunday 5 July at 10PM on BBC Two and catch up on BBC iPlayer!

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White Lines – Netflix Global Premiere!

Today is THE day! We are so excited that the world finally gets to see the amazing Netflix Original Series White Lines starring Daniel Mays!

White Lines is produced Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) and written by Alex Pina (La Casa de Papel) is a 10 part UK/Spanish crime-drama series in which the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza. When his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened her investigation leads her through a world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups:

When her brother is discovered dead, a Manchester woman leaves her quiet life to travel to Ibiza, where she seeks the truth about his disappearance.

Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her brother’s disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a decadent and dangerous path.

Daniel Mays stars as Marcus.

Some nights are so big, you’ll never recover…

Binge-watching commences…NOW!

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Code 404 – Series 2 Confirmed!

Great news today that Sky has recommissioned Code 404 for a second series! Daniel Mays, Stephen Graham, and Anna Maxwell Martin will be back!

 

Sky original Code 404, a comedy based on a crime fighting duo and an experimental A.I. project set in the near future, starring Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin, has been renewed for a second series after the first proved to be a breakout hit with audiences.

Code 404 launched on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV on 29 April with a cumulative seven-day audience of 1.9m viewers for the opening episode, making it Sky’s biggest comedy launch in eight years. The show is also Sky’s fastest binged original comedy box set ever, with over 360,000 viewers watching the whole six-episode series before episode 2 aired on linear television.

Code 404 is co-produced by Kudos, part of EndemolShine UK and Water & Power Productions and is executive produced by Phil Temple, Tom Miller and Sam Myer. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland and was co-funded by Sky Studios.

Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios said: “We’re blown away by the love our customers have shown Code 404. The winning combo of Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin has proven a force to be reckoned with and we’re ecstatic to be working on the second series.

“Code 404 becomes the latest in an exceptionally strong run of original British comedies on Sky One including Brassic 2, Breeders, Intelligence, The Trip, Avenue 5 and Hitmen. We’re privileged to be tickling the UK’s funny bone right now.”

The original comedy, written by Daniel Peak, directed by Al Campbell and produced by Charlotte Surtees, was a hit with critics as well as viewers, receiving five and four star reviews from media whilst being described as “hugely enjoyable” (The Sun) and “inducing tears of laughter” (Radio Times).

Code 404 is the latest in a run of hit original comedies on Sky One launching with 1m+ audiences including Brassic (1.67m), Avenue 5 (1.5m), Bounty Hunters (1.4m), In the Long Run (1.3m), Intelligence (1.2m) and Breeders (1.13m).

Following its debut this spring, the Sky original is already gaining interest from other broadcasters around the world, demonstrating the show’s truly international appeal. Code 404 is set to air in a number of countries including the US, where it will premiere on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Russia and South Korea. NBCUniversal Global Distribution is handling international distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Critical Acclaim for Code 404

  • Radio 5 Live “I haven’t laughed as hard…in a very long time”
  • Radio 2 Zoe Ball “Absolutely hilarious”
  • The SunHugely enjoyable”
  • Radio Times “Inducing tears of laughter”
  • Daily Mirror “An absolute riot”
  • Evening Standard “A gloriously daft police show”

We will have more updates once production is closer to commencing.

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Code 404 – Premiere Day!

FINALLY! Code 404 premieres TONIGHT at 10 PM on Sky One! You can also watch all episodes NOW on both SkyGo and NowTV.

Code 404 revolves around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artificial Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by.

The 6 x 30-minute police comedy is directed by Al Campbell and written by Daniel Peak. Executive producers include Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power Productions, Phil Temple for Kudos, part of EndemolShine UK and Morwenna Gordon for Sky. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland.

Tune in every Wednesday at 10PM to Sky One or stream all episodes online at Now TV!

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White Lines- Netflix – Press

Ahead of the 15 May global premiere of White Lines on Netflix, Danny Mays has some press interviews and appearances (from lockdown!):

3 May – Sunday Brunch – Channel 4

iNews

Radio Times

HeyUGuys Interviews:

Daniel Mays & Cel Spellman

Laura Haddock & Tom Rhys Harris

Angela Griffin

Mid-Morning BBC Radio Manchester: Interview with Danny & Laura Haddock is at the 46 minute mark.

NME

Deadline

The Version – interview for White Lines

Pound for Pound Boxing Podcast

13 May – Chris MoylesRadio X

14 May – Chris Evans – Virgin Radio (should be included in the weekly podcast roundup)

14 May – The Afternoon Show – 1hour 15 minute mark

15 May – Good Morning Britain– ITV – 8:40AM

15 May –  BBC Radio Sussex– from 8PM

May 16 – Dermot O’Leary BBC Radio 2 – from 8AM

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White Lines- Premieres 15 May on Netflix

Netflix has released the stunning trailer for the White Lines starring Daniel Mays.

White Lines is produced Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) and written by Alex Pina (La Casa de Papel) is a 10 part UK/Spanish crime-drama series in which the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza. When his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened her investigation leads her through a world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups:

When her brother is discovered dead, a Manchester woman leaves her quiet life to travel to Ibiza, where she seeks the truth about his disappearance.

Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her brother’s disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a decadent and dangerous path.

Daniel Mays stars as Marcus.

White Lines premieres globally on Netflix Friday 15 May – Some Nights are So Big You’ll Never Recover.

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Code 404 Trailer

Sky has released the trailer for Code 404 starring Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham:

The series revolves around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artificial Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by.

Code 404 premieres Wednesday 29 April at 10PM on Sky One and all episodes also available on NOWTV.

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Code 404 – Press Updates

Code 404 starring Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham premiers on Sky Wednesday 29 April at 10PM! All episode will be available on NOWTV the same day for binge watching. 

Code 404 revolves around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artificial Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by.

A little sneak peek from NowTV twitter:

 Ahead of the premiere Danny has been doing some press:

Sunday Brunch

Soccer AM

Radio Times

BBC The One Show

Zoe Ball Breakfast Show

BBC Radio 5 Live

Saturday Live BBC Radio 4

Plot Twist podcast

The Version

Talk Radio – Jamie East Show: Just after 14:30

Sky Press interview and Q&A  – YouTube

The Guardian

Daily Mail

Esquire 

7 Questions with Daniel Mays & Stephen Graham

hmv Presents: My Inspiration Podcast – Daniel Mays

The Version

Makes sure to tune in on Sky on the 29th at 10PM or binge-watch/catch-up on NowTV!

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