What To Watch w/c 16th May

Another week’s list filled with the best Black British and Black television about…

Whether it be in front or behind the camera. Check out Devi, produced by the brilliant Tobi Kyeremateng this Monday amongst other great shows. Enjoy!

Unlocked: What Does It Mean to Be Free?Devi – Monday 16th May 11pm | Sky Arts

The story follows Hannah a woman stuck in a cycle of addiction as she searches for help, she encounters an ancestral figure in an unlikely place. Part of Coventry’s year as the UK’s City of Culture, where 10 Coventry artists explore the theme of ‘Unlocked‘ for Sky Arts. Produced by Tobi Kyeremateng, hair and makeup by Amma Boakye.

Conversations With Friends – Available to view | BBC iPlayer & BBC Three

Frances is in her early 20s and lives in Dublin, where she attends Trinity College with her best friend, Bobbi (Sasha Lane). Despite having previously dated during school, the pair have remained close, and perform poetry together occasionally. Cracks begin to appear in their relationship when they befriend successful writer Melissa , and her actor husband Nick, and start spending more time with the older couple. As Frances finds herself in an intense affair with Nick, her friendship with Bobbi – and sense of self – are challenged.

Love Life: S2 – Available to view | BBC iPlayer

S2 focuses on the newly divorced Marcus Watkins (William Jackson Harper) as he gets back into the dating world and tries his luck with dating apps.

Katt Williams: World War III – Tuesday 17th May | Netflix

Katt Williams riffs on truth, lies, chicken wing shortages and the war on drugs in this electrifying stand-up special filmed in Las Vegas.

Lovestruck High – Thursday 18th May | Amazon Prime Video

Lovestruck High is a brand-new, immersive reality dating show that transports 15 UK singles to a very special American High School setting for a second chance at finding love. In Lovestruck High, an eclectic and diverse class of students won’t be going back to just any ordinary High School; they’ll be fulfilling their teenage fantasies by entering the nostalgic picture-perfect world of an American High School.

Night Sky – Friday 20th May | Amazon Prime Video

Spanning space and time, Night Sky follows Irene and Franklin York, a couple who, years ago, discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They’ve carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly upended…and the mystifying chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined. Starring Kiah McKirnan.

Dark Money – Saturday 21st May | New To Netflix

The family of an abused child accepts hush money from a famous filmmaker to remain silent. Starring Babou Ceesay and Susan Wokoma amongst other talented Black British cast.

On The Cards: Colourism – Available to view | BBC iPlayer.

Audrey Indome and a special panel discuss colourism, skin bleaching and how the shade of their skin has affected them. Content creators Hemah K and Princess Shodipo, Model Sheerah Ravindren and Actor Gracie Oddie-James are opinionated but truthful, bringing laughter as well as tears as they tell their own personal journeys of dealing with colourism.

Daddy’s Girl – Available to view | NOW TV

With eviction looming and an unwell father to care for, Sade enters the Influencer Olympics – a game allowing players around the world a chance at a large cash prize and internet fame. Written and directed by Jessica Magaye, starring Precious Mustapha.

Precious Mustapha


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