If you’re missing the buzz of live music and festivals this summer you have the option to relive events from major events of the past…
From Fela Kuti in the 80s to Stormzy in 2017, you’ll be spoilt for choice on BBC Four. If you’re not too fussed, check out our film and tv suggestions for the week and let us know what you think.
Betty Season 2 – Tuesday 22nd June, 9pm (Sky Comedy)
A diverse group of young women navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City. Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Ajani Russell.
JIVA! – Thursday 24th June (Netflix)
A talented street dancer struggles while juggling the demands of a dead end job, family responsibilities, and a rocky love life. When she discovers a dance competition with a cash prize, she realizes that her moves could be the ticket out of her working class neighborhood in Durban. But first, she must overcome her fears, beat her rivals and sort out the chaos that is her family.
Central Park Season 2 – Friday 25th June (Apple TV+)
Owen Tillerman and his family live an unconventional life in New York’s bustling Central Park, which Owen manages; now, they’ll have to fend off a wealthy hotel heiress who wants to turn the park into condos. With voices from Daveed Diggs, Tituss Burgess and Leslie Odom Jr.
Mary J Blige’s My Life – Friday 25th June (Amazon Prime Video)
Mary J. Blige set the music world on fire with her trailblazing 1994 LP “My Life,”. In Vanessa Roth’s documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life, the singer, producer and actress reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her to international stardom. She celebrates the 25th anniversary of her most influential work by performing the album live for the first time.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Friday 25th June (DIsney +)
Four gifted orphans are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission; placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications. Starring Seth Carr and MaameYaa Boafo.
Best of Glastonbury 2017 – Saturday 26th June, 11pm (BBC Four)
The programme features some of the biggest performances, stories and moments from that year, including highlights from Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy.
Fela Kuti Live at Glastonbury 1984 – Sunday 27th June, 10pm (BBC Four)
The Nigerian Afrobeat maestro Fela Kuti closes Glastonbury 1984 with an electrifying performance, accompanied by his 20-piece band, Egypt 80.