What’s On TV – Wednesday 24th May

Title: Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017)
Format: Film
Genre: Comedy; Stand Up; Documentary
Certificate: 15
Platform: Netflix
Date Added: 23rd May 2017

Synopsis: Comic Hasan Minhaj of ‘The Daily Show’ shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special

Title: General Election
Format: Party Election Broadcasts: Labour
News; Politics
A party election broadcast by the Labour Party for the general election on 8 June.

Time: 18:55 (times my vary according to platform)
BBC One  –  Except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Hd, Scotland, Scotland Hd, Wales, Wales HD

Title: Hustle – S7/Ep1

Format: Series
Genre: Drama; Comedy
Synopsis: Classic series which is seriously underrated. Hustle is the story of a group of elite con artists, who each week pull off a complicated scam with several twists. The five con artists are unsure who to target out of three new marks picked by Albert, but when Eddie’s niece is caught up in a scam, they pounce on the trickster. The ex-model has turned to stealing money from naive young women who hope to make it in the business, so the team comes up with a plan to make her invest in a new line of clothing for Milan Fashion Week, and play on her superstitions to seal the deal.
Cast: Adrian Lester, Robert Vaughn, Robert Glenister, Kelly Adams, Matt Di Angelo

Time: 8pm
Channel: Sony Channel

  • Sky (UK and Ireland): Channel 157; Channel 181 (+1) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channel 193 | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
  • TalkTalk TV: Channel 331
  • BT TV: Channel 331
  • PlusNet: Channel 331
  • TVPlayer: Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)

Title: The Blind Side (2009)

Format: Film
Genre: Fact- based sports drama
Certificate: 12
Synopsis: Based on the life of American footballer Michael Oher. A middle-class family take in a homeless teenager, who has no education or skills to speak of. The wife played by Sandra Bullock encourages him to turn his life around, helping him to get the grades he needs for a college scholarship and hone his sporting skills to become an American football player.
Cast: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

Time: 8pm
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 and Ireland only)
  • Virgin Media: Channel 151; Channel 186 (+1) | *Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)

  • Title: The 100 – God Complex S4/Ep8

    Format: Series
    Genre: Sci-Fi; Fantasy; Drama; Mystery
    Cast: Isiah Washington; Adina Porter
    Synopsis: Clarke and Abby consider how far they are willing to go; Jaha discovers a lead to the mysterious Second Dawn.

    Time: 9pm (times my vary according to platform)
    Channel: E4

    • Freeview: Channel 28; Channel 29 (+1)
    • Freesat: Channel 122; Channel 123 (+1)
    • Sky (UK): Channel 136 (SD/HD); Channel 137 (+1); Channel 202 (SD) | Sky (Ireland): Channel 137; Channel 138 (+1); Channel 202 (HD)
    • Virgin Media: Channel 144; Channel 145 (HD); Channel 146 (+1) | Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 112; Channel 113 (+1)

    Title: Idris Elba: Fighter S1/Ep2

    Format: Series
    Genre: Documentary
    Synopsis: The second instalment from the series which sees Idris Elba transform from a Hollywood actor/DJ to a foot wielding Kick boxer. The actor tries to overcome weaknesses in his fighting form by training with legendary coach Steve Kalakoda, and makes preparations for his first-ever amateur fight.

    Time: 11pm
    Channel: Discovery Channel

    • 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: Stacey Dooley In The USA: Kids In The Crossfire

    Format: Series
    Genre: Documentary
    Synopsis: The presenter travels to Chicago (murder capital of America), with one of the highest murder rates for people under 25 in the whole of America. She meets the Hardmons who are struggling to come to terms with the murder of their 19-year-old daughter Ashley, who was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting. Stacey also travels to a prison boot camp for young offenders and meets a teenager who received his first gun at 14, and has already been jailed four times. She also encounters the mass-shooting of 13 people on a basket ball court where the youngest casualty was a 3-year-old.

    Time: 11pm
    Channel: W

    • Sky: Channel 109 (SD/HD); Channel 213 (+1); Channel 245 (SD) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK and Ireland only)
    • Virgin Media: Channel 125; Channel 131 (+1); Channel 191 (HD) | Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 512 | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
    • WightFibre: Channel 112
    • BT: Channel 311; Channel 383 (HD)
    • TalkTalk TV: Channel 311
    • Plusnet Channel: 311
    • TVPlayer: Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)

    Title: Escape From LA (1996)

    Format: Film
    Genre: Action

    Certificate: 15
    Synopsis: Renegade Snake Plissken is assigned to hunt down the president’s daughter, who has joined forces with a nefarious revolutionary group aiming to bring down the American government.
    Cast: Pam Grier, Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi

    Time: 11:20pm
    Channel: TCM

    • Sky: Channel 317 (SD/HD); Channel 318 (+1); Channel 341 (SD)
    • Virgin Media: Channel 415; Channel 416 (+1): Channel 417 (+1)
    • TalkTalk: Channel 512
    • BT: Channel 512

    Title: John Barnes: Sports Life Stories – S3/Ep6

    Format: Series
    Genre: Documentary
    Synopsis: Profile of former England footballer John Barnes, who represented Watford, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Charlton Athletic during his 20-year career. Featuring contributions from Kenny Dalglish, Graham Taylor, Ian Wright and Steve McManaman.

    Time: 11:50pm
    Channel: ITV

    • Freeview: Channel 3; Channel 33 (+1); Channel 103 (HD)
    • Freesat: Channel 103; Channel 111 (HD); Channel 112 (+1)
    • Sky (UK): Channel 103 (SD); Channel 131 (+1); Channel 178 (HD) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
    • Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only) | Virgin Media (UK): Channel 103; Channel 113 (HD)
    • ITV Hub: Watch live (UK only)
    • TVPlayer: Watch live (UK only)


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