What to Watch w/c 3rd January

Happy New Year to you all! Hope you are well rested and ready for the year ahead.

To get your viewing kicked off, we’ve put together the best upcoming content this week. Let us know what you think!

Toast of Tinsletown – Tuesday 4th January 10pm | BBC Two

Tortured thespian Steven Toast relocates to the ultimate actor’s playground –
Hollywood. Surely this time he will get the adulation he so richly deserves. Starring Susan Womaka.

Gossip Girl – Tuesday 4th January 10:35pm | BBC One

After everything that happened between them Julien and Zoya still aren’t speaking, which affects who Nick can and can’t invite over for Thanksgiving.
The others all have a Thanksgiving plan of their own, including Max who invites a
surprise guest to try to get his dads back together. Rafa has his own drastic way of stopping Kate and Jordan from using Max’s video. Meanwhile, Max is secretly keeping things interesting with Audrey and Aki.

Big Sky S2 – Wednesday 5th January | STAR on Disney +

Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt reunite to unravel a mysterious car wreck as their worlds collide with unsuspecting teens, a face from Jenny’s past, and a vicious outsider. Starring Kylie Bunbury.

This is Us: S6 – Thursday 6th January | Amazon Prime Video

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.

Screw – Thursday 6th January 9pm | Channel 4

Leigh Henry (Sosanya) is a career prison officer who lives for her job but has lost
faith in the system – so she circumvents the rules, doing whatever’s necessary to help the prisoners in her care. But Leigh’s position at Long Marsh is under threat – which doesn’t bear thinking about, especially as she appears to be secretly living on the wing.

Uncle Drew – Thursday 6th January | Netflix

In need of cash, hard-luck sneaker salesman Dax enlists a local legend and his old basketball squad for help to win a streetball tournament.

Music Icons: Diana Ross & The Supremes – Thursday 6th January 4pm | Sky Arts

Return of the programme examining the life and work of bands and artists, beginning with the soul group who become one of America’s most successful acts, with hits including Baby Love, Come See About Me and Stop! In the Name of Love.

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The Apprentice – Thursday 6th January 9pm | BBC One

Another set of candidates compete to be Lord Sugar’s business partner. Under the watchful eyes of Karren Brady and winner of series one, Tim Campbell, the candidates are thrown in at the deep end in a number of ambitious challenges.

A Discovery of Witches: S3 – Friday 7th January 9pm | Sky Max

A Discovery of Witches began when Diana Bishop laid her hands on Ashmole 782
and found herself thrust into a dark, sensual and thrilling world of creatures she had spent her life swerving. The third season will close that circle and see Diana finally reassemble the Book of Life and crack open its tantalising mysteries. Matthew and Diana must find the Book and muster their forces to do battle with the greatest of their enemies: the allied members of the Congregation, who enforce the strict segregation of creatures.

Death In Paradise: S11 – Friday 7th January 9pm | BBC One

Series 11 will see even more mysterious murders, guest stars galore, huge surprises and plenty of twists. How will Marlon cope without JP? Will Neville disclose how he really feels about Florence and how will she respond to this bombshell? If that’s not enough, could the return of familiar faces to the island cause trouble in paradise? Starring Shantol Jackson amongst a talented cast of Black actors.

Shantol Jackson & Tahj Miles

Mother/Android – Friday 7th January | Netflix

A young woman and her boyfriend go on a treacherous journey of escape as their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, they must cross a stronghold of the android uprising, in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth. Starring Algee Smith.

Binti – Friday 7th January | Netflix

Four Tanzanian women are unknowingly connected through their ability to persevere in extreme hardships in the city of Dar-es-Salaam.

Vera – Sunday 9th January 8pm | ITV

The eleventh series of the award-winning crime drama continues as Brenda Blethyn’s DCI Vera Stanhope embarks on another puzzling investigation. Vera investigates a daring robbery at a port and uncovers a web of intrigue when it
turns out to be an inside job. The insider’s motivation isn’t just money, his son has been kidnapped to make sure everyone sticks to the plan. However, the plan goes wrong…

The Protege – Available to view on Amazon Prime Video

As a child, Anna watched her family brutalized and murdered in Saigon. When the man that saved her from the killers and trained her as a soldier of fortune is murdered, Anna is determined to have her revenge. She uncovers a 40-year old
case her mentor had been looking into, and in so doing becomes the hunted as well the hunter of a very powerful force that wanted the past left alone. Starring Samuel L Jackson.


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