As we approach the end of March, we bring you a mixture of riveting documentaries, comedies, animation and drama to add some pep to your viewing habits.
Also, don’t forget to tune in weekly to anticipated series’ Line of Duty and Falcon + Winter Soldier and let us know your thoughts.
Loyiso Gola: Unlearning – Tuesday 23rd March (Netflix)
South African comedian Loyiso Gola serves up practical philosophy and filter-free humour as he tackles topics like race, identity, and world politics.
Great British Menu – Wed 24th March 8pm (BBC Two)
The nation’s top chefs compete for the chance to cook at an incredible four-course banquet. Hosted by restaurateur and food broadcaster Andi Oliver.
Selma – Thursday 25th March (Netflix)
Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis. Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King.
Black Power: A British Story of Resistance – Thursday 25th 9pm (BBC Two)
An examination of the Black Power movement in the late 1960s in the UK, surveying both the individuals and the cultural forces that defined the era. At the heart of the documentary is a series of astonishing interviews with past activists, many of whom are speaking for the first time about what it was really like to be involved in the British Black Power movement, bringing to life one of the key cultural revolutions in the history of the nation. Directed by George Amponsah, and exec-produced by Steve McQueen.
The Irregulars – 26th March (Netflix)
Set in Victorian London, the series follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes.
Starring Royce Pierreson, Sheila Atim, Clarke Peters, and McKell David.
Black is Beltza (Adult Animation) – Friday 26th March (Netflix)
Oct. 1965. Pamplona’s troupe of giant figures is invited to parade in NY. But not all of them will be allowed to appear: due to racial discrimination, the American authorities will ban the participation of the two black giants. Animated film in Spanish with subtitles.
Invincible – 26th March (Amazon Prime)
An adult animated series based on the Skybound/Image comic about a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero on the planet.
Lennie Jame (Save Me) voices Dark Wing, Zazie Beetz voices Amber Bennett.
TINA – Sunday 28th March (Sky Documentaries)
Tina celebrates the legacy of Turner, offering “an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms”. From her early career as the “queen of R&B” to her record-breaking sell-out arena tours of the 80s, Turner draws back the curtain to invite viewers into her private world in a way she has never done before. She reveals her innermost struggles and shares some of her most personal moments.