We have a great mixture of documentaries, films and tv series for you to watch this week …
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Music Is My Life – Tuesday 11th October (Select U.K Locations) | Odeon Cinemas & Sunday 16th October @ 9pm | Sky Arts
The ‘official’ life story of an African Icon, a piece of unique musical and cultural history, of how one man, Dr. Joseph Shabalala, the leader of South Africa’s multi-Grammy award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, overcame adversity to follow his dream and spread his rare vocal style, rooted in the Zulu nation, to the rest of the world. Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be touring the U.K in October/November.
Virgil Abloh: How to Be Both – Tuesday 11th October | BBC Three
Documentary exploring the life of legendary designer Virgil Abloh, tracking his spectacular ascent from Kanye West’s right-hand man to his role as Artistic Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton. Virgil was an iconoclast who smashed perceptions of the “high and the low” combining streetwear with high fashion while openly sharing his tools with a new generation. The film charts his unconventional path to the top along with the struggles he faced. Contributors include Benji B and Headie One.
The Legend of the Underground – Tuesday 11th October @ 9pm | Sky Documentaries
Documentary lifting the lid on the rampant discrimination in Nigeria, through the lens of several non-conformist youths who must choose to fight for freedom of expression or flee.
Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story – Wednesday 12th October @ 11:40pm | ITV
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah explores the impact the Windrush generation, their descendants, and continued Caribbean migration to the UK has had on English football and the national team. With contributions by Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings, former players John Barnes, Luther Blissett and Andy Cole, and brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand
National Television Awards – Thursday 13th October @ 8pm | ITV
Annual awards show. Viewers choose the winners via a nationwide poll in categories that include TV presenter, new drama, challenge show, drama, serial drama, comedy and drama performance.
Big Zuu’s Christmas Eats – Thursday 13th October @ 6pm | Dave
AJ Tracey, JME, Julie Adenuga and Loyle Carner chat around the dinner table while Zuu serves them a next-level Christmas dinner.
I HATE YOU – Thursday 13th October @ 10pm | Channel 4
The series revolves around best friends in their 20s: Becca (Melissa Saint) and Charlie from idiotic in-jokes to insane bickering, we see the warts-and-all friendship of two best mates who love to hate each other.
Queens of Pop: Aretha to Whitney – Friday 14th October @ 10pm | Channel 5
Celebrating female singers who changed the face of popular music forever, including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce and Whitney Houston. Guests including Heather Small, Kym Mazelle, Leee John and Jazzie B discuss how the artists influenced their careers and broke down some barriers in very different eras.
The Curse Of Bridge Hollow – Friday 14th October | Netflix
A Halloween-hating dad reluctantly teams up with his teenage daughter when an evil spirit wreaks havoc by making their town’s decorations come to life.
The Larkins: Season 2 – Sunday 16th October @ 8pm | ITV
The Larkin family up to their usual tricks as they wage war against a new out-of-town family, the Jerebohms. Meanwhile, there’ll also be Charley’s (Tok Stephen) wedding to get excited about, as well as a new romance for Primrose Larkin.
Our Jubilee – Sunday 16th October @ 10:45pm | ITV
Black Britons tell their personal stories of the Queen’s Jubilee years. Part of the Fresh Cuts series – untold stories from new directors. Executive producerLara Akeju.
Step Up: S3 – Sunday 16th October | Starz on Lionsgate+
Follows the drama, scandalous romance, betrayals and rivalries told through the intersection of the worlds of music and dance within a highly sought-after performance empire.