Mad Men

Sunday 24th August 8.30pm

Don loses an important account and Roger, who happens to be stuck in the city on Labour Day, attempts to cheer him up.

Meanwhile, Joan and her roommate go out and paint the town red.

A rival ad agency courts Don, involving Betty in their attempt to lure him from Sterling Cooper.

As the presidential campaign heats up, the agency looks for new ways to counter the latest Kennedy ads.

Q&A: Marten Weiner – Glen Bishop

He’s not just the oldest son of the show’s creator. Marten Weiner is also one of the actors in the cast.

Q: What do you think of your character?

A: He’s a little bit weird but he’s different than me. It’s not like I don’t understand his problems, but it’s not like I would have those problems.

Q: What’s weird?

A: Some of the stuff that he did like walking into the women’s bathroom. That was not like me at all. I thought that was kind of weird, but it’s not like it’s impossible.

MAD MEN, Sunday 3rd August 8.30pm

PRIME is very excited to announce that many of its top programmes have received a combined total of 44 Emmy nominations.

Mad Men, Flight of the Conchords, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale, Weeds, Late Show with David Letterman, Stargate Atlantis and the forthcoming, Tin Man have all been given the nod by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Sunday 3rd August 8.30pm

Roger joins Don for an evening of dinner and drinking, during which Roger’s behavior leads to a rift in their friendship. Though Don accepts his apology, there are further consequences for Roger.

Pete faces trouble at home as he continues to struggle with the demands of his new marriage.

Sunday 13th July at 8.40pm

Pete’s professional and personal lives become more complicated as he struggles to assert power in both.

While facing pressure from his wife regarding a new apartment, he further alienates Don and endangers his own position at Sterling Cooper.

The billboards around town were controversial, but the show is well worth your Sunday night viewing. The first thirteen-episode season won the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series.

Set in New York city in the 1960s, the show focuses on an advertising agency and the people working there. Not only is it a fascinating insight into the history of advertising and how it has evolved but the show depicts the era’s social norms which make for uncomfortable watching in today’s society. The characters quickly draw you into their world.

Whether it’s drinking and smoking behaviour, gender inequality or sexual harassment (although it wasn’t seen that way), racism (the first episode includes a number of comments made about Jews) or their general worldview, the show points out how much society has changed in some ways and yet not in others.

Watch the first episode of Mad Men, tonight on PRIME at 8:40pm.

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6th July

Sunday 6th July at 8.40pm

Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) returns from his honeymoon, excited about his new marriage, but conflicted about his past encounter with Peggy.
After his business relationship with Rachel (Maggie Siff) takes an unforeseen turn, Don attends a party which further illuminates his increasing dissatisfaction with his present life.

Sunday 29th June at 8.30pm

Don continues to conceal his increasingly complicated personal life, even in the face of Roger’s (John Slattery) invitation to open up. Meanwhile, Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) pines for the absent Pete – still on his honeymoon – while fending off the advances of several of the men of Sterling Cooper.

‘Mad Men is about the conflicting desires in the American male and the people who pay the price for that, are the women.’
Matthew Weiner

Sunday 22nd June at 8.30pm

From the Emmy® Award-winning executive producer and writer of The Sopranos Matthew Weiner, comes MAD MEN, a provocative new primetime drama about how to sell the truth.

In 1960 New York City – the high-powered and glamorous “Golden Age” of advertising – Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.

‘What Don Draper is doing is trying to sell happiness because he can’t buy it himself.’
Jon Hamm