What to Watch w/c 27th September

Acclaimed films such as Judas and The Black Messiah hit our TV screens this week…

along with the return of For Life for S2 and a look into the exclusion epidemic facing students in the UK in Don’t Exclude Me. We have an interesting week of telly for you all to check out.

For Life: Season 2 – Monday 27th September @ 9pm | Sky Witness

Aaron Wallace’s fight continues in season two of For Life, as the wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-litigator and social crusader embarks on a more personal journey. After nine years of fighting to win his freedom, it’s do or die for Aaron Wallace. As dangerous enemies lurk at Bellmore and Marie faces criminal charges for assisting Aaron in prior cases, Aaron must find a way to gain the upper hand on Maskins.

Sky Arts Book Club – Tuesday 28th September @ 9pm | Sky Arts

Andi Oliver is back for the third edition of the Sky Arts Book Club. This month, they are joined by Hafsa Zayan, whose first fictional title We Are All Birds of Uganda won the inaugural Merky Books New Writers’ Prize and marked her as one of the most exciting young novelists of today. Then Bernadine Evaristo will present another of her classic picks, this time Submarine by Joe Dunthorne.

Hollington Drive – Wednesday 29th September @ 9pm | ITV

On a Summer evening in the seemingly idyllic suburb of Hollington Drive, 10-year-old Alex Boyd is declared missing. Sisters and social pillars within the community, Theresa and Helen, struggle to hold their lives and their families together in the wake of this tragedy. Secrets and lies begin to surface and long-held facades falter as grief rips through Hollington Drive. Starring Rhashan Stone.

Don’t Exclude Me – Thursday 30th September @ 9pm | BBC Two

Before the pandemic, permanent exclusions from state schools were at their highest in almost a decade. Experts have expressed concern and debates have taken place in Parliament. Behavioural expert Marie Gentles OBE spent 10 years as the headteacher of a Pupil Referral Unit. Her experience working with children outside mainstream education has helped her develop techniques that can help avoid exclusions completely.

Judas and The Black Messiah – Friday 1st October | Sky Cinema

For those who weren’t able to catch this iconic film in cinemas, Judas and The Black Messiah comes to Sky Cinema this week. Here’s a recap of the film: FBI informant William O’Neal (Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Kaluuya in an Oscar-winning role). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

Swallow – Friday 1st October | Netflix

Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Tolani becomes involved in drugs smuggling with her streetwise friend and must face the fallout. Nollywood film starring Kelvin Ikeduba and Eniola Akinbo.

Creeped Out: Season 2 – Friday 1st October | Netflix

CBBC series featuring creepy apps wishes gone wrong and portals to another dimension. Brace yourself for another series of creepy, spine-tingling tales.


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