Personally very excited for this week with the release of a selection of films…
Available on streaming sites are films such as Black Hair and The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Along with this, there is the docu-series Dementia and Me, a much-needed insight into the effects of Dementia on both our elders and family. Let us know what you think and flag if we have missed anything!
Black Power: A British Story of Resistance – Monday 4th October 11:15pm| BBC Two
A look at the 1960s and ’70s through the eyes of the young black people who refused to take racism as a part of the natural order of things in the UK. The documentary shows how the civil rights struggle in America inspired activists to take a stand and features rare archive of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael’s activities in Britain, as well as footage of leading figures in the movement in the UK including Altheia Jones-LeCointe, Darcus Howe and Roy Sawh.
David Chapelle: The Closer – Tuesday 5th October | Netflix
As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to try and set the record straight — and get a few things off his chest.
Bad Hair – Tuesday 5th October | Netflix
Horror satire set in 1989. Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
Dementia & Us – Tuesday 5th October 9 pm | BBC Two
With over half a million people diagnosed with dementia in the UK (Dementia Diagnosis Data,2020), Dementia And Us follow four people with dementia, and their families, over the course of two years. Contributors include Clover, 91, is from Jamaica and now lives in Leeds with her daughter Marcia, who is faced with some difficult decisions about the future of her mum’s care.
Bad Sport – Wednesday 6th October | Netflix
True crime and sport intersect with six stories of sports and crime, told by the athletes, coaches and law enforcement officials.
There’s Something Inside Your House – Wednesday 6th October | Netflix
A high school senior (Sydney Park) and the rest of her new school’s graduating class are being targeted by a masked killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the world.
Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson – Wednesday 6th October 9pm | BBC Four
In this four-part series, the actor and a team of journalists investigate the transatlantic slave trade, beginning by diving into the English Channel to find the 35-year-old wreck of an unidentified slave ship in a bid to discover its secrets. The actor is joined by journalist Afua Hirsch.
Hunting the Football Trolls: Jermaine Jenas – Thursday 7th October 10pm | Channel 4
There have been growing calls for social media companies to address online trolling after nearly 2,000 discriminatory abusive tweets targeted Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling in the 24 hours after the Euros final. For the last six months, Jermaine Jenas has been tackling the issues head-on, by confronting the people who hide behind their screens, interviewing Premier League footballers on the receiving end of the abuse and discussing his own personal experiences
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Saturday 9th October | Netflix
The film centres on the efforts of a young Black man (Jimmy Fails) to reclaim his childhood home, a now-expensive Victorian house in a gentrified neighbourhood of San Francisco.
Black Art: In The Absence of Light – Saturday 9th October 9pm | Sky Documentaries
An in-depth look at the works of up-and-coming Black visual artists and the lasting impact of David Driskell’s 1976 exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art.
Angela Black – Sunday 10th October 9pm | ITV
Angela seems like a happy mum-of-two, but she is hiding something – her seemingly charming husband Olivier is in fact violent and manipulative. Then she is followed by a stranger, and things become darker still. Starring Samuel Adewunmi, Lara Rossi and Jade Anouka.
Sorry, I Didn’t Know: Season 2 – Sunday 10th October 10:20pm | ITV
Panel show with a twist, hosted by Jimmy Akingbola, with team captains Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love and guests unveiling interesting Black history facts along the way. The first episode aired Sunday 3rd October and you can catch it on ITV Hub.