This week brings Easter, the rule of six and a bright welcome to spring. Enjoy a selection of films to watch on a projector in a garden, or in the comfort of your own home. Whatever you do, make sure you let us know your TV picks and if you enjoyed these recommendations.
The Black Maternity Scandal: Dispatches – Monday 29th March, 8pm (Channel 4)
Presenter Rochelle Humes demands action over the shocking disparity of maternal deaths between white and non-white women.
The Break (Series 5) – Monday 29th March (BBC Three)
Bold new short-form drama on BBC Three, written by up-and-coming talent from across the UK. Of the 5 shorts is Oh Toni written by Lettie Precious and directed by Bim Ajadi – Toni wants to ask the girl of her dreams to the school prom and will stop at nothing to win her affections. Only question is, can she do it without accidentally killing her?
A Personal History of David Copperfield – Wednesday 31st March (Amazon Prime Video)
The life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity, with his own adventures and the web of friends and enemies he meets along his way. Starring Anthony Welsh, Fisayo Akinade, Nikki Amuka-Bird.
Concrete Cowboy – Friday 2nd April (Netflix)
Directed by Lee Daniels, among horses, stables and city dwelling cowboys, a rebellious teenager (Caleb McLaughlin) finds a home – and forges a new bond with his father (Idris Elba). Based on the book Ghetto Cowboy by G.Neri.
The Fisherman’s Diary – Sunday 4th April (Netflix)
Girls in her village aren’t supposed to go to school. But with courage and drive, she’s determined to change this. Starring Kang Quintus and Ramsey Nouah.
Nadiya Bakes – (Netflix)
Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain shares her love of baking with some of her favourite recipes. From everyday treats to indulgent desserts, these are guaranteed to bring a little joy into your life.
Come Sunday – (Netflix)
Chiwetel Ejiofor stunning performance is the highlight of this feature as he leads in this Joshua Marston directed film. Based on the excommunication of Carlton Pearson from the church due to disagreements surrounding church doctrine. Also starring Lakeith Stanfield and Danny Glover.
Second Coming – (available to rent on BFI Player)
debbie tucker green directs this critically acclaimed film with supernatural undertones. Husband Mark (Idris Elba) is forced to doubt his wife’s (Nadine Marshall) faithfulness after an unexplained pregnancy announcement.