What to watch on UKTV Play this December
Here are some of the best TV series currently available for you to binge on UKTV Play over the Christmas holiday period.
Here’s a selection of what’s currently available to binge on hayu during these dark winter nights.
Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers
The case delved into by this Oxygen true crime series created a media frenzy from the moment it occurred. 19-year-old Jessica Chambers was found burned to death in December of 2014, left by the side of a road in rural Mississippi.
Quinton Tellis, a man who grew up in the same neighbourhood as Chambers and attended the same high school, was indicted for the crime, yet there are still some familiar with the case who believe that Tellis isn’t to blame.
This engrossing series looks into where Quinton Tellis is now, and why many are convinced of his innocence.
Strut is an American reality television series that premiered in 2016, also on the Oxygen cable network. The fashionable reality series follows the professional lives of a group of transgender models and the issues they face in the job. The show is executive produced by the legendary Whoopi Goldberg and features models such as Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson and Isis King.
During the season finale, Richard H. Lowe III, the International Creative Director for Spiegel, selected Arisce Wanzer to be featured as the first ever transgender cover girl for an American catalogue company.
Preachers of L.A.
Preachers of L.A. is another American reality TV series chronicling the lives of three bishops and three pastors, exploring everything from their work within the church to their personal lives at home.
The preachers are adherents of prosperity theology, which is an offshoot of Pentecostalism. The series also encompasses the spouses and families of the men.
This fascinating programme received a second season, plus a spin-off series based in Detroit debuted back in winter 2015. Another set of potential spin-offs set in New York City, Atlanta and Dallas were also considered.
Botched by Nature
Botched by Nature premiered on the E! cable network back in August 2016. A spin-off of another show focusing on plastic surgery named Botched, this eight-part series features doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif, who travel around the country and offer their help to people that were "botched by genetics or a traumatic incident".
The original series focused solely on trying to remedy extreme plastic surgeries that had gone horribly wrong.
A hugely relevant addition to this list at the moment, Citizen Rose is a four-part documentary series that follows actress Rose McGowan, focusing mostly on her experiences with assault in the film industry, her connection to the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations of last year, and her role in the resulting widespread #MeToo movement.
It aired back in May of this year alongside the release of her memoir Brave.