We’re personally excited for this week with a stellar range of exciting TV and Black talent on our screens.
The acclaimed play Jouvert arrives on BBC 4 so those who missed out on viewing it during its original run can finally experience the magic. Intergalactic is another exciting show coming to Sky One that looks out of this world…
Oscars 2021: Highlights – Monday 26th April @7pm (Sky Cinema Oscars)
The best moments from the prestigious ceremony, which took place at both Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles, California.
Jouvert – Monday 26th April @ 10pm (BBC 4)
The debut play by Yasmin Joseph hits your screens this Monday. A fearless story of two best friends, battling to preserve tradition in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat. Produced by Tobi Kyeremateng and directed by Rebekah Murrel, it is a timely reflection on the Black British experience and sexual politics of Carnival.
Slay – Monday 26th April (Netflix)
Ensemble South African romantic comedy about a group of tech-savvy people juggling their romance and work lives.
Is Uni Racist? – Wednesday 28th April @ 10:45pm (BBC1)
Britain’s universities are some of the most prestigious in the world, but are they safe places for students of colour? Linda Adey investigates the experiences of black and ethnic minority students and examines what happens when victims of racist abuse at university want to complain.
Catfish UK – Wednesday 28th April @ 9pm (MTV every Wednesday)
The UK’s first-ever adaptation of the popular American series comes to MTV hosted by Julie Adenuga. Each hour-long episode will seek to reveal the truth about those in online relationships as they investigate whether or not they are communicating with real people or not.
Yasuke – Thursday 29th April (Netflix)
From visionary LeSean Thomas comes a new anime series set in an alternate samurai Japan. A peaceful boatman once known as the Black Samurai is pulled back into conflict when he takes a little girl with mysterious powers under his wing. Starring Lakeith Stanfield.
Intergalactic – Friday 30th April @ 9pm (Sky One)
Intergalactic follows Ash Harper (Savannah Steyn), a young cop and galactic pilot who is wrongfully convicted of a treasonous crime. She’s sentenced to exile on a prison planet and loaded onto a prison spaceship called The Hemlock – but after her fellow convicts stage a mutiny on board, it never reaches its destination. Also starring Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Diany Samba-Bandza.
Coming from Insanity – Friday 30th April (Netflix)
A crime drama based on the awe-inspiring true story of Kossi the Bear, a notorious currency counterfeiter with genius-level intelligence. The film boasts award-winning performances from a talented ensemble cast led by Gabriel Afolayan as “Kossi the Bear”.
Fighting for King and Empire: Britain’s Caribbean Heroes – Monday 26th April @11:40pm (BBC Four)
During the Second World War, thousands of men and women from the Caribbean colonies volunteered to come to Britain to join the fight against Hitler. They risked their lives for king and empire, but their contribution has largely been forgotten.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back – Saturday 1st May (Amazon Prime)
Angela Basset stars as Stella a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stockbroker who is persuaded by her girlfriend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) to take a vacation to Jamaica. She meets Winston Shakespeare (Taye Diggs). His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive.