What to Watch w/c Monday 19th July 2021

A week of powerful and reflective watching with the three-part series ‘Uprising’ recounting the conditions that lead to the tragic New Cross Fire in 1981, which claimed the lives of 13 Black teenagers and injured 50 more…

The series will also discuss the fire and aftermath in which racism prevented justice for those affected and Black people across the country. Also, this week is the start of the long-awaited Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics have been filled with controversy such as Black swimmers not being able to wear suitable swim caps, however, we are supporting Black athletes and rooting for their success.

In Treatment Season 4 – Monday 19th July @9pm | Sky Atlantic

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.

Uprising – Tuesday 20th July @9pm | BBC One (three-part series over three nights)

Amidst rising racial tensions, a fire kills 13 young black people at a party. Wayne Haynes and Denise Gooding recount the highs and lows of growing up in South London, as tensions with the police rise and the National Front brings racism to the forefront of local politics.

Lagging – Tuesday 20th July @5pm | CBBC

Lagging is a comedy-drama that follows a group of five 12-year-old gamers. Each has their own unique personality traits that they bring to the team, enabling them to face quests and conquer the gaming world. But as five very different friends who don’t also quite fit together, surviving the challenging missions of real-life often proves a much trickier game. Starring Seyi Andes-Pelumi as Cedric and Sienna Clarke as Leah.

Britain’s Puppy Boom – Tuesday 20th July | available to view on BBC iPlayer

Vet Fabian Rivers explores the popularity of Frenchies, Bullies and Daschunds and finds out how the boom in puppies is impacting animal welfare.

New Amsterdam Season 3 – Wednesday 21st July @9pm | Sky Witness

After becoming the medical director of one of the United States’s oldest public hospitals, Dr Max Godwin and his team set out to reform the institution’s neglected and outdated facilities to treat the patients. Starring British legend Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe and Jocko Simms as Dr. Floyd Reynolds

The Rap Game UK – Thursday 22nd June, available from @7pm | BBC iPlayer

The Rap Game UK is back in a new city, Manchester. Six artists from across the UK compete against each other for the chance to win a £20k music prize.

Blackish Season 7 – Thursday 22nd July @4pm | E4

S7 of the acclaimed series arrives on E4 for more adventures with the Johnsons.

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony – Friday 23rd July | BBC One

Live coverage from Tokyo’s National Stadium, where, after a delay of a year, the games of the 32nd Olympiad will finally be declared open and the Olympic flame will be lit. This will be a spectacular and moving showpiece as Japan welcomes the athletes of the world.

Ted Lasso Season 2 – Friday 23rd July | Apple +

The comedy follows an American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football. Starring Moe Jeudy-Lamour, Toheeb Jimoh & Kola Bokinni.


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