What to Watch w/c 24th January

So much content coming to your screens this week and that means a wide range of Black British and Black talent available to watch!

We have Adelayo Adedayo in The Responder and Malaika Mosendane in the Danish mystery thriller Chosen. As always, let us know what you think and share your favourite shows for this week. Enjoy!

The Responder – Monday 24th January | BBC One

Starring Adelayo Adedayo. The Responder follows Chris Carson, a crisis-stricken,
morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer, tackling a series of
night shifts on the beat in Liverpool.

The Gilded Age – Tuesday 25th January 9pm | Sky Atlantic

A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighbouring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha. Starring Audra McDonald.

Snowpiecer: S3 – Tuesday 25th January | Netflix

Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Split Up in Care: Life Without Siblings – Wednesday 26th January | BBC Three and available to view on BBC iPlayer

Whilst in care, Ashley John Baptiste believed he was an only child. However, this
was quickly shattered when in his twenties, he by chance bumped into his brother for the first time. This chance encounter sparked this documentary and provides a well-needed insight into the state of sibling relationships in the care system.

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Jay Blades: Learning To Read At 51 – Wednesday, 26 January 9pm | BBC One

TV presenter Jay Blades has decided it’s finally time to learn to read. He has been told he has the reading age of an 11-year-old. Throughout his life, he has found ways of avoiding the written word – and this film digs deep into how this has shaped him.

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Chosen – Thursday 27th January | Netflix

A teenager finds her world turned upside down when she discovers the disturbing
truth lurking in her sleepy Danish town. Starring Malaika Mosendane.

In From the Cold – Friday 28th January | Netflix

Exposed as an ex-Russian spy, an American single mom must juggle family life and unique shape-shifting skills in a battle against an insidious enemy. Starring Charles Brice and Amanda Bright.

The Afterparty – Friday 28th January | Apple TV+

When a high school reunion’s afterparty ends in death, everyone is a suspect. A detective grills the former classmates one by one, uncovering potential motives as each tells their version of the story – culminating in the shocking truth. Starring Sam Richardson, Tiffany Haddish, Kenny Cooper.

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window -Friday 28th January | Netflix

Starring Michael Ealy. When a handsome neighbour moves in across the street,
Anna, a heartbroken woman for whom every day is the same, starts to see a light at the end of the tunnel. That is until she witnesses a gruesome murder – Or did she?

Big Night Of Musicals by the National Lottery – Saturday, 29 January 7pm | BBC One

Big Night of Musicals by The National Lottery will feature a blockbuster bill including the casts of the nation’s most popular musicals including The Lion King, The Tina Turner Musical, & Juliet, Get Up Stand Up! and many more.

Hunted Celebrity Special – Sunday 30th January 9pm | Channel 4

The award-winning Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up To Cancer returns as eight
famous faces turn fugitive and attempt to evade capture from an elite team of 30
hunters. Starring Chizzy Akudolu and Lisa Maffia.

 Image: PA

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