We hope you had a great Christmas and holiday period for those who don’t
As we move into the new year, we reflect on a year of watching recommendations with our top five alongside our usual picks. We wish you all the best and look forward to another year of great Black television.
The Voice Kids – Monday 27th – 29th December 7.30pm | ITV
The Voice Kids returns with Will.i.am as a coach for another series of the talent show over the course of three days.
Extraordinary Escapes at Christmas with Sandi Toksvig – Monday 27th
December 8pm | Channel 4
As it’s the festive season, Sandi Toksvig has invited not one but three of Britain’s
most fabulous and fascinating women to join her in these awe-inspiring locations
including space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, who knows a thing or two about the Northern Lights.
Celebrity Quizness – Wednesday 29th December 10pm | Channel 4
Celebrity edition of the hilarious quiz show in which contestants’ general knowledge is put to the test by the serious quiz with the silliest answers! Presenter AJ Odudu stars.
Stay Close – Friday 31st December | Netflix
Four people, dark secrets, and a past that threatens their lives… Stay Close is the
gripping new thriller from Harlan Coben (The Stranger, Safe, The Five) which
questions how much you really know someone. Starring Cush Jumbo.
Jools’ Annual Hootenanny – Friday 31st December 11:25pm | BBC Two
As we see out 2021 and ring in 2022, Jools invites a spectacular cast of guest
singers including Yola, Ruby Turner and Gregory Porter to help him and his band put on the best party in town, as well as also taking time to reflect on years gone by, with some of the best performances from the hit-packed Hootenanny archive.
Cats – Saturday 1st January | Netflix
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the
Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Starring Idris Elba, Jennifer
Hudson and Jason Derulo
Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke – Saturday 1st January | Netflix
The Beecroft family are ready to spend all of Chief Daddy’s inheritance but not if the CEO of his company has anything to do with it.
Doctor Who: Eve Of The Daleks – Saturday 1st January 7pm | BBC One
New Year’s Eve. Sarah is working – again. Nick (Adjani Salmon) is her only customer again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they’ve ever known.
The Tourist – Saturday 1st January 9pm | BBC One
In the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, a man is pursued by a vast tank truck trying to run him off the road. Later, when he wakes up in hospital, hurt but somehow alive he realises he has no idea who he is. A local rookie cop,is sent to check on The Man, and as there are no immediate clues as to his identity she promises to help him find the answers. Starring Shalom Brune-Franklin and Kamil Ellis.
Taskmaster’s New Year Treat – Saturday 1st January 9pm | Channel 4
Lady Leshurr stars as a competitor in this festive one-off special in a race to lay claim to Greg’s unique trophy of Eyebrows.
The Masked Singer – Saturday 1st January 7pm | ITV
Mo Gilligan returns as a panellist as TV’s craziest guessing game begins a new series as they try to guess who’s behind the mask.
Werewolves Within – Saturday 1st January | Netflix
After a snowstorm traps a group of eccentric townspeople at a local inn, a forest
ranger looks for the mysterious creature threatening their community. Starring Sam Richardson.
The Girl in the Yellow Jumper – Sunday 2nd January | Netflix
A man is drugged and taken hostage while watching TV. When he escapes, he
returns home with an unbelievable story to tell. Based on true events.
Top Picks (in no particular order)..
Uprising | Available to view on BBC iPlayer
The Harder They Fall | Available on Netflix
Big Age | Available to view on All 4
Judas and the Black Messiah | Available on major streaming platforms
Bloods | Available to view on Sky
The Underground Railroad | Available to view on Amazon