What to Watch w/c Monday 31st May 2021

Step into summer with this selection of TV picks to enjoy this bank holiday and beyond.

From the long-anticipated Anne Boleyn starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Paapa Essiedu to thought-provoking documentaries questioning the way we look at the world, there is no limit to your viewing experience.

Do Black Lives Still Matter – Monday 31st May, available to view on BBC iPlayer

In a new three-part series for BBC Three, presenter and grime artist Saskilla looks at the pledges made by leading fashion brands, powerhouses in the music industry and football governing bodies following the death of George Floyd. Each episode looks at the progress and regression of these three core industries, speaking to those in the know.

Great British Photography Challenge – Monday 31st May 9pm (BBC Four)

Portrait and fashion icon Rankin is searching for an exciting new name in British photography, as six talented photographers from across the UK embark on the photographic challenge of a lifetime. In the second episode, the amateur photographers use their smartphones to capture a fast moving city boxing arena.

The Truth About Police Stop and Search – Monday 31st May 10pm (Channel 4)

The Truth About Police Stop and Search, features the experiences of approximately 40 Black men and teenagers who used cameras to record their experiences of Stop and Search across England, and to see how their interactions with the police play out. Presented by Jermaine Jenas.

Anne Boleyn – Tuesday 2nd June 9pm (Channel 5)

The final months of Boleyn’s life are enacted by a star cast included Jodie Turner-Smith in this psychological thriller. Her struggle with Tudor England’s patriarchal society, her desire to secure a future for her daughter, Elizabeth, and the brutal reality of her failure to provide Henry with a male heir. Also starring Paapa Essiedu, Jamael Westman and Thalissa Teixeira.

Genius: Aretha – Friday 4th June (Disney +)

GENIUS is an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. The third series takes a look at Aretha Franklin’s relationship with her preacher father C.L. Franklin from a young girl through to adulthood, her marriage to her agent/husband Ted White, as well as her introduction to music producer Jerry Wexler. Starring Cynthia Erivo.

Sweet Tooth – Friday 4th June (Netflix)

On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who’s half-human and half- deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector. Starring Nonso Anozie.

Celebrity Gogglebox – Friday 4th June 9pm (Channel 4)

Your favourite armchair critics are back to take on another week of telly in another celebrity round starring familiar faces such as Mo Gilligan.

Bear and Nicola Adams’s Wild Adventure – Friday 4th June 9.30pm ( ITV One)

Olympic Boxing gold medallist and Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams is taken out by intrepid explorer Bear Grylls who begins her mission in a quarry in the middle of Dartmoor National Park and must abseil 150 ft down a cliff…

Time – Sunday 6th June 9pm (BBC One)

Mark Cobden is consumed by guilt out of his depth in prison. He meets Eric McNally a prison officer doing his best to protect those in his charge. When a dangerous inmate identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice; between his principles & his family. Starring Nadine Marshall, Kadiff Kirwan.


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