What To Watch W/C Monday 12th July

Another week, another selection of the best TV recommendations available courtesy of The British Blacklist.

Travel through a dystopian world in War of the Worlds S2 or orientate yourself in reality with This Way Up S2. If you’re more of a doc buff then Netflix has an inside look into the life of tennis icon Naomi Osaka. No matter your preference, we have something for you.

Naomi Osaka – Tuesday 13th July | Netflix

This intimate series follows Naomi Osaka as she explores her cultural roots and navigates her multifaceted identity as a tennis champ and rising leader.

This Way Up (Season 2) – Wednesday 14th July @10pm | Channel 4

Comedy-drama about moving on, moving forward, and trying to find happiness. The charming and funny Aine is trying to pull her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”. Starring Ekow Quartey and Kadiff Kirwan.

The South Bank Show 2021 – Thursday 15th July @9pm | Sky Arts

This South Bank Show profiles two young artists nominated for this year’s Times Breakthrough Award – choreographer Arielle Smith and visual artist Alberta Whittle. The film also features previous winners of the award, Amma Asante and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, talking about what The Times Breakthrough Award has meant to them personally, and why it is important to celebrate, support and, champion new artistic talent.

Visual Artist Alberta Whittle

Our NHS: A Hidden History – Thursday 15th July @9pm | BBC One

David Olusoga explores the hidden history of the nurses, doctors and health workers who, for more than 70 years, have been arriving from overseas to serve in the NHS. Without them the NHS would have been in danger of collapse – not least during the current Covid-19 crisis. From its origins, the story of this beloved institution has been intertwined with one of the most divisive social and political issue of the age – immigration – and those who came to work in the NHS have found themselves fighting battles of hostility they neither sought nor expected. However, as Olusoga reveals, their stories say as much about perseverance, dedication and the overcoming of obstacles as they do about discrimination and prejudice.

War of the Worlds (Season 2) – Friday 16th July | STAR on Disney +

Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells’ classic follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike. Starring Bayo Gbadamosi.

Professor T – Sunday 18th July @9pm | ITV

Professor Jasper Tempest, a genius Cambridge University criminologist with OCD and an overbearing mother, advises the police when he is caught up in a mysterious crime at the university. However, not all his new colleagues are enthusiastic. With Emma Naomi and Ben Onwukwe.

In Treatment (Season 4) – Sunday 18th July | Sky Atlantic

The HBO original series is back in session. The new season of In Treatment stars Emmy winner Uzo Aduba as the observant, empathetic Dr. Brooke Taylor, the therapist at the centre of the season.


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