What to Watch w/c 18th October

We have a week jam-packed full of great TV to watch…

With historical documentaries such as Salute and insights into Black British life (Peckham’s Finest) along with a great pick of content for everyone. Enjoy!

Fear The Walking Dead – Monday 18th October | AMC

The season follows Morgan’s group scattered across the landscape of Texas as they try to survive the nuclear fallout brought about by Teddy and his followers. Meanwhile, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) and Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) clash over their philosophies.

Landmark: The Final – Monday 18th October 8pm |Sky Arts

Six artists representing all the regions and nations of the UK bid for a life-changing commission to create a permanent landmark for Coventry City of Culture. The finalists face a panel of Coventry officials as they make their initial pitch before the top three face a public vote. Our winning artist then embarks on the build of their life – in just two months their iconic artwork will be unveiled to the public as a Landmark to be enjoyed for decades to come.

Landmark: Sky.Com

The Trick – Monday 18th October 8.30pm | BBC One

A conspiracy thriller with an unseen enemy and concerned with the potentially devastating consequences to humanity of systemic climate change denial, The Trick tells the story of the Climategate Affair. Starring Rhashan Stone.

Statues Redresssed – Monday 18th October 9pm | Sky Arts

This documentary special follows a collection of inspiring artists in a unique project as they creatively reimagine some of Liverpool’s most iconic statues, giving them a whole new look by dressing them up or creating art around them. Artists including Bob and Roberta Smith, Chila Kumari Burman, Daniel Lismore, Taya Hughes and Stephen Jones will challenge and celebrate the role of these statues in modern times, as part of the ongoing debate around who and what should be immortalised as public monuments.


Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White – Tuesday 19th October 9pm | ITV

In the summer of 2020 Ashley Banjo was thrust into the centre of the Black Lives Matter debate. The lines between entertainment, politics and history blurred. A year on from that moment and having won a BAFTA as a recognition of the importance of it, Ashley is going on a journey into his own past and into British History to explore the roots of the reaction to his performance.

Ashley Banjo: ITV.com

Little Big Mouth – Friday 22nd October | Netflix

Kicked out of his band and flat, Siya (Nay Maps) is given a second chance at life and love when he meets Mel (Amanda DuPont).

Extraordinary Extensions – Wednesday 20th October 9pm | Channel 4

Musician-turned-property guru Tinie Tempah follows British homeowners as they realise their dreams by embarking on ambitious home extensions.

Image: Tinie Tempah

Peckham’s Finest – Wednesday 20th October 10pm | ITV2

Peckham’s Finest is a new series that follows a diverse and aspirational group of young people from the area living everyday life in this eclectic pocket of London. We meet Queen Mojo, who shows off somebody positivity at a fashion show before getting vulnerable with Aunt Cassie. Plus, infamous Flag Twin Kevin’s head is turned by local beauty Isla, and DJ Marc-Ashley hosts an event that takes a shocking turn

Charlene White: Empire’s Child – Thursday 21st October 9pm | ITV

Broadcaster Charlene White takes an eventful journey into her past to explore how the legacy of the British Empire has shaped her family’s history. Charlene learns more about her family than she thought possible on a trip that takes her from London to Jamaica. Charlene White: Empire’s Child is one of the specially commissioned films leading ITV’s programming for Black History Month, this October.

Charlene White: ITV.com

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away – Saturday 23rd October 9pm | Sky Arts

Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with Carlos Santana and more.

Salute – Sunday 17th October 9pm | Sky History

At the 1968 Olympics, two Americans and an Australian ran the fastest 200m in history, but what they did next shook the world. Using never-before-seen interviews and previously unreleased footage, Salute tells the story of Australian silver medalist Peter Norman in a defining moment of the American Civil Rights movement – the 1968 Black Power Salute. For the first time, the film tells the full story behind the iconic image.


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