What To Watch w/c 13th December

Thirteen days till Christmas and we have a special treat coming up for you.

But in the meantime, this week we have an exciting mixture of content from documentaries to Christmas films for you to view. Enjoy!

Strictly The Real Full Monty – Monday 13th-Tuesday 14th December 9pm | ITV

The show in which Ashley Banjo and a team of brave celebrities bare all to highlight the importance of checking your body for cancer makes its return. This Christmas Ashley has even bigger ambitions for the performance, a supersized dance spectacular with an old school twist.

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The Beaker Girls – Monday 13th December | CBBC and BBC iPlayer

As a storm blows in, there are some surprise re-appearances in Cooksea and an
unexpected festive arrival as Jess and Tracy rediscover the meaning of family at
Christmas time.

Between The Covers – Wednesday, 15th December 7pm | BBC Two

In the final episode of the series, Sara is joined by singer Fleur East and others,
sharing their favourite books, as well as reviewing this week’s book club choices: the new book pick, Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo.

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Selling Tampa – Wednesday 15th December | Netflix

Set in Florida’s Suncoast, Selling Tampa follows Allure Realty, an all-Black, all-female real estate firm owned by military vet Sharelle Rosado that has its eyes set on dominating the Tampa market. These ladies are equally as fun as they are
fiercely ambitious, with all of them vying to be on top of the lavish world of luxury waterfront real estate. Sharelle has big plans for her brokerage and won’t let anyone or anything get in the way of making her dreams a reality.

Body Cam – Wednesday 15th December | Netflix

While investigating the bizarre murder of a fellow officer, veteran Renee Lomito
(Mary J. Blige) discovers a mysterious figure in their body cam footage. Haunted by visions of the event, she suspects something supernatural is targeting the cops in her unit.

Sparkle – Wednesday 15th December | Netflix

In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. Starring Carmen Ejogo.

A Naija Christmas – Thursday 16th December | Netflix

A mother’s Christmas wish – and the grand prize that comes with it – sets off a fierce competition between her sons.

I Literally Just Told You -Thursday 16th December 10pm | Channel 4

To win a cash prize of up to £25,000, four contestants must answer questions that have been written live as the show is being filmed, by a team including The Sky at Night’s Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Swan Song – Friday 17th December | Apple TV+

In the near future, Cameron Turner is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Presented with an experimental solution to shield his wife and son from grief, he grapples with altering their fate in this exploration of love, loss, and sacrifice. Starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris

The Witcher: S2 – Friday 17th December | Netflix

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Starring Adjoa Andoh and Cassie Clare.

Waves – Friday 17th December | Netflix

Traces the journey of a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

American Utopia – Saturday 18th December 6pm | Sky Arts

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman’s brilliant, timely 2019
Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

Last Train to Christmas – Saturday 18th December | Sky Cinema

Tony Towers is about to take the trip of a lifetime. It’s 1985 and he’s a successful
nightclub manager, a local celebrity and engaged to a much younger woman, Sue
(Nathalie Emmanuel). Things are going great. But when he embarks upon the 3:17 to Nottingham for a Christmas family reunion, things get a little strange.

Mo’Better Blues – Saturday 18th December 10:40pm | Sky Arts

Directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and
Giancarlo Esposito, the film follows a period in the life of a fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam as a series of bad decisions results in jeopardising both his relationships and his playing career.

The Girl Before – Sunday 19th December 9pm | BBC One

Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by enigmatic architect Edward Monkford (David Oyelowo). There’s just one catch: the occupants must abide by his list of exacting rules.


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