What to Watch w/c 26th July

A brilliant list of the best Black factual content out this week for you all to view…

From the inspired life of Kenyan Olympic gold medalist Kipchoge to an Off Camera interview with Chadwick Boseman. If factual isn’t for you, check out the rest of our list for a range of content.

Plastic Cup Boyz: Laughing My Mask Off! -Tuesday 27th July | Netflix

Comedy collective The Plastic Cup Boyz pour out the punchlines in Atlanta during a trio of lively stand-up specials.

Unmuted Season 2 – Wednesday 28th July @10pm | Sky Arts

The buzzy magazine-style show continues its second series, exploring the best of art trends and cultural events while welcoming hit music artists, comedians and spoken word performers to the stage.

Off Camera: Chadwick Boseman – Thursday 29th July @ 10pm | Sky Arts

Director and photographer Sam Jones returns with the second series of relaxed conversations with some of film and televisions most famous faces. This series starts with a very special and poignant meeting with the late Chadwick Boseman in a taping made prior to his breakout role as Marvel’s Black Panther, where amongst other topics he talks through his goals of enriching audiences by expanding the view of black experiences through more diverse storytelling.

Resort to Love – Thursday 29th July | Netflix

Reeling from a broken engagement and career meltdown, a singer takes a gig at a swanky island resort – where her ex-fiance happens to be getting married. Produced by Alicia Keys and starring Christina Milian and Jay Pharoah.

Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening – Friday 30th July @ 8pm | Sky Documentaries

Documentary charting the entertainer’s life and career, from being the first African-American to star in a major film to aiding the French Resistance during the Second World War.

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan – Friday 30th July @ 10pm | Channel 4

The RTS award-winning and Bafta-nominated comedian and actor chews the fat with big-name guests, this time including Martin Freeman, YouTuber and rapper KSI. Mo’s guests in this edition include comedian Joel Dommett, YouTuber and rapper KSI and singer-songwriter Raye.

Outer Banks Season 2 – Friday 30th July | Netflix

Outer Banks is a coming of age story that follows a tight-knit group of local teens (the”Pogues”) in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Kipchoge: The Last Milestone – Sunday 1st August @ 9pm | Sky Documentaries

On a misty morning in Vienna in October 2019, Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge struck down the finishing tape as well as “the last barrier of modern athletics” by running a marathon in under two hours. Upending the barriers of human endurance, Kipchoge made history that day. With unprecedented access to Kipchoge himself and those closest to him, Kipchoge: The Last Milestone follows his record-shattering feat to become the first person in history to run a sub-two-hour marathon and his eventual Olympic gold medal triumph.

Night of Kings – Available now | BFI Player

A young man incarcerated in a prison in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire must spend the whole night recounting a story if he hopes to survive.

Burning an Illusion (1981) – Available to view now | Sky Cinema

A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better. Written and directed by Menelik Shabazz.

Little Monsters – Available to view | Sky Cinema

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies. Starring Lupita Nyongo.


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