What’s On Screen – Thursday 29th June 2017

Title: Okja (2017)

Format: Film

Genre: Action; Adventure; Drama

Platform: Netflix

Date Added: 28th June 2017

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bong Joon Ho, Steven Yeun, An Seo Hyun, Giancarlo Esposito, Shirley Henderson, Devon Bostick, Lily Collins, Yoon Je Moon, Daniel Henshall, Byun Heebong, Woo Shik Choi

Synopsis: A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

Title: District 9 (2009)

Format: Film

Genre: Sci-Fi; Fantasy; Action

Platform: Netflix

Date Added: 28th June

Cast: Jason Cope, Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, William Allen Young, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, Nathalie Boltt, Jed Brophy, Elizabeth Mkandawie, Robert Hobbs, Sylvaine Strike, John Summer

Synopsis: After years of segregation and forced labor, a race of stranded aliens enlists in a resistance movement spearheaded by a rogue government agent.


Title: Ghostbusters (2016)

Format: Film

Genre: Comedy

Certificate: 12A

Synopsis: When a series of supernatural disturbances occur in New York city, a quartet of investigators and their dim assistant investigate. Reboot of the 1980s comedy franchise,

Cast: Leslie Jones, Melissa Metcalf, Kristen Wiig

Time: 1pm/8pm

Channel: Sky Cinema Comedy

  • Sky: Channels 301–312 (SD/HD); Channels 314, 330–337, 339, 340 (SD) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channels 401, 403–412 (HD); Channels 402, 431, 433–442 | Virgin Media (Ireland): Channels 301–309, 318, 320, 321 ; Channels 331–341 (HD) | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
  • TalkTalk TV: Channels 501–511 (SD)
  • BT: Channels 501–511 (SD)
  • Now TV: Watch live (UK only)

Title: Cricket’s Greatest

Format: TV

Genre: Sports

Synopsis: A profile of Brian Lara, the record-breaking West Indian batsman regarded as one of the finest players to represent the islands.

Time: 6pm

Channel: Sky Sports 2

  • Sky: Channels 401–405 (SD/HD); Channel 407 (SD) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channels 501-505(HD); Channels 511-515| Virgin Media (Ireland): Channel 430; Channels 432-436 (HD) | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
  • TalkTalk TV: Channels 402-406
  • BT: Channels 437 & 438 (HD)
  • Now TV: Watch live (UK only)

Title: Riviera (S1/Ep3)

Format: Series

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Georgina searches for answers by reviewing Constantine’s movements on the day of the explosion, while Christos’s hedonistic behaviour spirals out of control.

Cast: Adrian Lester, Iwan Rheon, Julia Stiles

Time: 9pm

Channel: Sky Atlantic

  • Sky (UK): Channel 108 (SD/HD); Channel 170 (+1); Channel 222(SD) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK and Ireland only)
  • NowTV: Watch live (UK only)

Title: Boxing At The Movies: King Of The Ring

Format: Documentary

Genre: Sport

Synopsis: Writer and critic Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie, examining how each generation’s fight films have reflected their times and been used to address powerful themes such as redemption, race and corruption. He asks why film-makers from Stanley Kubrick to Martin Scorsese have depicted tales of the ring, and interviews former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Rocky director John G Avildsen and Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of Raging Bull.

Cast: Presenter Danny Leigh

Time: 11pm

Channel: BBC Four

  • Freeview: Channel 9;  Channel 106 (HD)
  • Freesat: Channel 107 (SD/HD); Channel 148 (SD)
  • Sky (UK): Channel 116 (SD/HD);  Channel 143 (SD) | Sky (Ireland):Channel 211
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channel 107; Channel 163 (HD) | Virgin Media (Ireland): Channel 117
  • WightFibre: Channel 18
  • BT TV: Channel 106 (HD)

Title: Snitch (2013)

Format: Film

Genre: Thriller

Certificate: 12

Synopsis: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive.

Cast: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Harold Perrineau, Michael Kenneth Williams

Time: 9pm

Channel: 5Star

  • Freeview: Channel 30; Channel 55 (+1)
  • Freesat: Channel 131; Channel 132 (+1)
  • Sky (UK only): Channel 176 (SD/HD); Channel 190 (+1) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channel 151; Channel 186 (+1) | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
  • MY5: Watch online
  • WightFibre: Channel 15



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