Random Acts


October 28, 2021

3.0 5 x
The short film strand dedicated to the arts returns with exciting works from cutting-edge Black filmmakers. At the beach, a family navigates the bloody legacy of the global slave trade.
Episodes 2018

Series 6 Episode 6

Expired 3.0 7 x
Including five of the strangest animated creations. Plus: Lily Cole and Lily McMenamy in a model utopia. And the series finishes with the end of the world.

Series 6 Episode 5

Expired 3.0 12 x
A tribute to a teapot turns into a rave, Adjoa Andoh narrates Arctic poetry, and Geoffrey McGivern becomes a new Big Brother. Plus: the ultimate heavy metal knitting circle.

Series 6 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 11 x
A champagne cork is weaponised in an acute observation of modern relationships. Adham Faramawy gives make-up tutorials an unnerving update. A dance piece syncs up with sunlight.

Series 6 Episode 3

Expired 3.5 6 x
A trip to the dentist becomes a unique and startling experience, there's a split-screen dance with a selfie twist, and Neil Maskell stars in a heart-breaking drama

Series 6 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 5 x
A VHS stand-up routine becomes an existential nightmare, a pensioner tries to overcome her past in Newcastle, and some tiny tea cups help a relationship blossom

Series 6 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 10 x
A sitcom with Asa Butterfield and Adam Buxton turns into a bloodbath, an artist gets a Botox injection in the throat, and a pair of frisky fingers find love

Series 5 Episode 6

Expired 3.0 12 x
A swimming pool receives some uninvited guests at night. Plus: a romantic dance-off, a surreal animated creature feature, pink balloons in hot pursuit of a young woman, and more.

Series 5 Episode 5

Expired 4.0 9 x
A magical tapestry comes to life. Animator Qieer Wang provides a champagne bath for our emotions. Plus: a short film made to the sounds of a little-known Cocteau Twins B-side, and much more.

Series 5 Episode 4

Expired 4.0 13 x
Botis Seva explores parenthood through dance. A teenager confronts her doppelgangers. Bernard Cribbins narrates a visual deep-dive into woodland nostalgia. An impactful artwork examines gun violence.