What to Watch w/c 31st January

We have a great selection of content to watch this week from comedy to docs…

We have something you’ll be interested in viewing and recommending to
others. Let us know what you think!

Janet Jackson – Monday 31st January 9pm | Sky Documentaries

This is Janet’s life story in her own words, with five years of access to Janet herself alongside interviews with her nearest and dearest: siblings, friends, business partners, peers, and journalists. Contributors include Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Regina King (co-star and friend), Tina Landon (Janet’s creative director) and more .

Race and Medical Experiments: What’s The Truth – Monday 31st January 10pm | Channel 4

Even before the Covid vaccine was available in Britain, America and beyond, there was a clear gap in the willingness to take it between the general population and some of those from ethnic minorities. Presenter Seyi Rhodes is vaccinated, but at first, his mum was hesitant to do the same. In this eye-opening film, Seyi sets out to discover the links between such vaccine hesitancy and a toxic history of racially charged experiments contributing to mistrust of medical science.

Seyi Rhodes – Image credit: Channel 4

Raising Dion: S2 – Tuesday 1st February | Netflix

Two years after defeating the Crooked Man, Season Two follows Dion as he
continues honing his powers with the support of his mom and Tevin, his Biona trainer who catches Nicole’s eye. After befriending new student Brayden- a fellow powered kid – a series of alarming events unfold, and Dion learns that danger is still looming.

The Equalizer: S2 – Tuesday 1st February 9pm | Sky Witness

As McCall considers ending her work as The Equalizer, she’s pulled back in when
she takes on Detective Marcus Dante as a new client who needs her help to find an untraceable group of bank robbers.

Suspicion – Friday 4th February | Apple TV +

Five ordinary Brits are accused of kidnapping the son of a prominent U.S. media
mogul. They embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence, but will anyone believe them – and are they telling the truth? Starring Princess Adenike, Angel Coulby amongst other talented actors.

Phat Tuesdays: The Era Of Hip Hop Comedy – Friday 4th February | Amazon Prime Video

Docuseries examining the influential 90’s comedy showcase started by Guy Torry that helped launch the careers of some of the most famous Black comedians in the industry, including Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, Dave Chappelle, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Jo Koy, Luenell, Flame Monroe, Jay Pharoah, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Chris Tucker, Kym Whitley, and so many more.

Sweet Magnolias: S2 – Friday 4th February | Netflix

Three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, shepherd one another through the complexities of romance, career, and family. Starring Heather Headley.

Chloe – Sunday 6th February 9pm | BBC One

The six-part thriller follows Becky Green who spends her life on popular Chloe’s
social media, always on the outside looking in, until a sudden tragedy pulls her in
deeper than she ever dreamed possible. Starring Pippa Bennett – Warner, Brandon Michael Hall and Bolu Babalola in the writers’ room.

The Curse – Sunday 6th February 10pm | Channel 4

Comedy crime caper set in London in the early 1980s, following a gang of hopeless small-time crooks who through their own stupidity and poor judgement find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest gold heists in history. Starring Abraham Popoola.


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