What’s On TV – Wednesday 17th May 2017

Title: Master of None – S2

Release Date: May 12
Format: Series
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: Aziz Ansari’s Master of None is back for a long awaited season 2. Kicking off in Italy whilst Dev (Ansari) gets over a break up, this season will see his return to New York to continue his search for a job in the entertainment industry, taking on new challenges and of course, getting into avoidable situations.

Look out for British actress Clare Hope-Ashitey (Shots Fired; Children of Men) in episode one!

Cast: Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim, Kelvin Yu, Lena Waithe, Alessandra Mastronardi
Platform: Netflix

*Netflix on Virgin Media: Channel 204

Title:  Tonight At The London Palladium

Format: Series
Genre: Entertainment
Synopsis: Hosted by Bradley Walsh Tonight At The London Palladium will entertain audiences with plenty of surprises and introduce some of the biggest stars from music and comedy onto one of the world’s most famous stages, along with a host of spectacular speciality acts from around the world. On tonight’s show, audiences will be treated to a UK exclusive performance from one of America’s best-selling girl bands TLC.

Time: 8pm (times my vary according to platform)
Channel: ITV

Title: Roots: The Next Generation – S1/EP 7)

Format: Series
Genre: History; Drama
Synopsis: Alex is hired to write Malcolm X’s biography but the activist is murdered. He turns his attention to his family history.
Cast: James Earl Jones, Al Freeman Jr, Damon Evans

Time: 9pm (times may vary according to platform)
Channel: True Movies

*Freeview UK: Channel 74 (Local TV areas only)
*Freesat: Channel 302
*Sky: Channel 321
*Virgin Media: Channel 424 | Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 329
*WightFibre: Channel 32

Title: Isis: The Origins of Violence

Format: Documentary
Genre: History
Synopsis: Historian Tom Holland traces the origins of Isis’s extreme violence, travelling from Paris to Istanbul and from Sinjar to Cairo, he looks at the roots of Isis’s interpretation of notions such as jihad and caliphate and examines the origins of the group’s beliefs.

Time: 9pm
Channel: Channel 4 (times may vary according to platform)

*Freeview: Channel 4; Channel 7 (Wales); Channel 13 (+1); Channel 104 (HD); Channel 109 (+1 HD)
*Freesat: Channel 104 (SD); Channel 120 (Wales); Channel 121 (+1); Channel 126 (HD)
*Sky (UK): Channel 104 (SD); Channel 117 (Wales); Channel 135 (+1); Channel 227 (HD) | Sky (Ireland): Channel 135; Channel 136 (+1) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK and Ireland only)
*Virgin Media (UK): Channel 104; Channel 141 (HD); Channel 142 (+1) | Virgin Media (Ireland): Channel 111; Channel 142 (HD) | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only); Watch live (+1, UK only)
*WightFibre: Channel 4

Title: Idris Elba: Fighter (Season 1, Episode 1)

Format: Series
Genre: Documentary; Sport
Synopsis: A repeat of the three-part series which sees the actor train to become a professional kickboxer in order to compete against a seasoned fighter in the ring. Beginning in Japan where he studies karate under an Okinawan master.

Time: 11pm
Channel: Discovery Channel UK (times may vary according to platform)

*Sky (UK): Channel 520 (HD); Channel 521 (+1); Channel 561 (SD/HD) | Sky (Ireland): Channel 520; Channel 521 (+1); Channel 561 (SD/HD) | Sky Go Watch live (UK and Ireland only)

*Virgin Media (UK): Channel 250; Channel 251 (HD); Channel 252 (+1) | Virgin Media (Ireland): Channel 208; Channel 209 (+1); Channel 219 (HD) | Virgin TV Anywhere (UK): Watch live (UK only) | Virgin Media Horizon Go (Ireland): Watch live (Ireland only); Watch live (+1, Ireland only)
*WightFibre: Channel 75
*BT: Channel 322; Channel 376 (HD)
*Plusnet: Channel 322; Channel 376 (HD)
*Now TV: Watch live (UK only)

Title: Glory Road (2006)

Format: Film
Genre: True life; Drama
Synopsis: A basketball coach takes over a college team, he drafts in African-American players causing uproar but he is determined to lead his team to the national championships despite the racial prejudices his team faces. A great history lesson about the first-ever-all-black starting line-up which changed the face of basketball forever.
Cast: Derek Luke, Evan Jones, Josh Lucas, Jon Voight

Time: 11pm
Channel: Sky Cinema Disney

*Sky (UK and Ireland): Channel 305; Channel 332 (HD)
*Virgin Media (UK): Channel 435; Channel 405 (HD)

Title: American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson – Ep6/10 Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

Format: Series
Genre: Documentary; Crime; Drama; True Life
Synopsis: Epic drama revealing new insights into the controversial murder investigation and trial that became a media sensation. This episode is centred on prosecutor Marcia Clark and her physical appearance, while the trial gains more publicity and even more cracks are shown in the case as more mistakes  made by the investigating detectives are revealed.
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jnr, Courtney B Vance, Sarah Paulson, John Travolta

Time: 12:15 am (times may vary according to platform)
Channel: BBC2

*Freeview: Channel 2; Channel 102 (HD)
*Freesat: Channel 102 (SD: Sco/Wal/NI; HD: England); Channel 109 (SD: England; HD: Sco/Wal/NI); Channels 968–971 (regional variations)
*Sky (UK): Channel 102 (SD: Sco/Wal/NI; HD: England); Channel 115 (HD: Sco/Wal/NI); Channel 141 (SD: England); Channels 969–972 (regional variations) | Sky (Ireland): Channel 142 (SD/HD); Channel 143 (SD)
*Virgin Media (UK): Channel 102; Channel 162 (HD) | Virgin Media (Ireland): Channel 109; Channel 140 (HD)
*BBC iPlayer

Title: Lenny Henry’s Got The Blues – S1/EP3

Format: Series
Genre: Music; Documentary
Synopsis: In the last episode actor, TV personality and stand-up comedian Lenny Henry hears from more music-industry experts about why Britain has failed to produce internationally acclaimed blues singers over the years.

Time: 1am
Channel: Sky Arts

*Sky Channel 121 (SD/HD): Channel 223 (SD) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
*Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only) | Virgin Media (UK): Channel 122; Channel 206 (HD) | Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 141; Channel 145 (HD) | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
*Now TV: Watch live (UK only)
*TalkTalk TV: Channel 305


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