Friday 12th May 2017

Title: Silverado (1985)
Format: Film
Genre: Western; Drama; Action

Synopsis: Danny Glover stars in this film about a mismatched foursome of cowboys who ride to a run-down frontier town and fight to free it from the control of a crooked marshal and his cronies.
Cast: Danny Glover; Kevin Kline; Kevin Costner

Time: 6:20pm (times my vary according to platform)
Channel: Sony Movie Channel

*Freeview (UK): Channel 32
*Sky (UK and Ireland): Channel 323 | Channel 324 (+1)
*Virgin Media (UK): Channel 425
*TVPlayer (UK): Watch live

Title: The Gadget Show – S25/EP8 (2017)
Format: Series
Genre: Technology
Time: 7pm (times my vary according to platform)
Channel: 5

*Sky (UK only): Channel 105 (SD/HD); Channel 171 (SD); Channel 177 (+1) | Sky Go: Watch live; (UK and Ireland only)
*Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)

Synopsis: With Craig Charles and Otis Deley. This episode Craig and the team put the latest consumer gadgets through their paces.

Title: Soundbreaking: Four On The Floor – EP5 (2016)
Format: Series
Genre: Music
Time: 7pm (times my vary according to platform)
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

Synopsis: This eight-part documentary series traces the history of music recording, featuring interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music innovators of our time. This episode takes a look at the ever-evolving process of building an irresistible beat, charting its progression from Little Richard and James Brown to disco and EDM.

Title: Gunslingers: Bass Reeves – The Real Lone Ranger – S2/EP4 (2015)
Format: Series
Genre: History
Time: 8pm (times my vary according to platform)

Channel: Discovery History

*Sky: Channel 535 | Channel 536 (+1)
*Virgin Media: Channel 262 | Channel 263 (+1) | Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 212
| Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)
*UPC Horizon: Watch live (Ireland only)

Synopsis: Docu-drama focusing on Bass Reeves who, as a slave was set free by the Civil War, and hunted outlaws in the most dangerous territory in the nation.

Title: Lethal Weapon – EP11 (2017)
Format: Series
Genre: Crime; Drama; Comedy
Time: 9pm (times my vary according to platform)
Channel: ITV

Synopsis: Lethal Weapon starring Damon Wayans and Keesha Sharpe is a surprise hit and  has been showing on ITV since March. Episode 11 will see Murtaugh and Riggs square off with the L.A. Sheriff’s department when their investigation into the death of a Texas Ranger leads them to a possible misuse of power. The case also surfaces a dark secret from Capt. Avery’s past.

  • Read TBB’s interview with Keesha Sharp here.
  • Read TBB’s #OutOf100 review of Lethal Weapon here.
  • Watch more episodes here.

Title: Roots: The Next Generations – S1/EP4 (1979)
Format: Series
Genre: Drama; History
Time: 9pm (times my 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

Synopsis: The original series of the Alex Haley novel. In this episode Simon fights in the First World War after enduring racist abuse during training, while the story of the execution of a group of black soldiers leaves Bertha fearing for his life.

Title: Texas Servant Girl Murders  
Format: Series
Genre: History
Time: 9pm (times my vary according to platform)
Channel: PBS America

*Freesat: Channel 156
*Sky: Channel 534
*Virgin Media: Channel 276 | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)

Synopsis: In 1885 a killer or maybe killers attacked and murdered 8 women as they lay in their beds in Austin, Texas. This documentary investigates this age-0ld unsolved crime. With history detectives Tukufu Zuberi and Kalama Glover.

Title: American Gangster  (2007)
Format: Film
Genre: Crime; Drama; History
Certificate: 15

Synopsis: Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem’s leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city’s most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob’s power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Denzel Washington, RZA, Ruby Dee

Time: 10pm
Channel: ITV4 (times may vary according to platform)

Title: Kevin Hart Live: Laugh At My Pain (2011)
Format: Film
Genre: Comedy; Documentary
Time: 11pm (times my vary according to platform)
Channel: Comedy Central (UK)

*Sky (UK): Channel 112 (SD/HD)  ; Channel 127 (+1) ; Channel 205 (SD) | Sky (Ireland): Channel 112 ; Channel 127 (+1); Channel 205 (HD)
*Virgin Media (UK): Channel 132; Channel 133 (+1); Channel 181 (HD) | Virgin Media(Ireland): Channel 127; Channel 128 (+1); Channel 177 (HD) | Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only) | Sky Go: Watch live (UK and Ireland only)
*Freewire: Channel 148
*TalkTalk TV: Channel 307
*BT: Channel 307; Channel 370 (HD)
*Plusnet: Channel 307; Channel 370 (HD)
*Now TV: Watch live (UK only)

Synopsis: This 2011 stand-up comedy documentary film sees Hart performing a stand-up special at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Apperances are made by Taraji P. Henson, Larry King and more.

Title: Dope (2015)
Format: Film
Genre: Crime; Drama
Certificate: 15

Synopsis: A geeky teenager in an inner-city neighbourhood harbours dreams of going to Harvard. He and his friends think their social standing at school is set to improve when they get an invitation to an underground party, but the night leaves them mixed up in crime and drugs and forced to grow up fast. Crime comedy, starring  and Tony Revolori.

Cast: Shameik Moore; De’aundre Bonds; Kimberley Elise
Time: 11:10pm
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)


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