Happy New Year!!!
As we settle into 2023 and get back into work mode we are back with our weekly recommendations of What to Watch.
Keep an eye out for what’s to come because there are some great TV and Films heading our way this year.
Born To Race We Are England – Monday 9th January @8pm | BBC One
Ruben and Lewis dream of breaking into Formula 1. They’ve been racing since the age of four and have won hundreds of trophies between them. Motor racing is an exceptionally expensive sport, with annual costs in the tens of thousands just for go-karting – for cars, the sky is the limit. It is also notably lacking in diversity. Those financial and cultural barriers often stand in the way of new drivers coming onto the track, but Ruben and Lewis’s fathers are dedicated to helping their sons achieve their dreams. Now, the duo are facing a race that could make or break their careers.
Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown – Tuesday 10th January @10pm | Sky Docs
The career of the singer, musician and producer, charting his journey from his first hit Please, Please, Please in 1956 through his pioneering funk phase to later chart success.
Welcome to Chippendales – Wednesday 11th January | Disney+
The drama tells the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (played by Kumail Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales.
Hunters: S2 – Friday 13th January | Prime Video
The outrageous, epic series about Nazi hunters in the 1970s returns for a second and final season, once again starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and Josh Radnor, alongside new series regular Jennifer Jason Leigh. In the new season, the Hunters must band back together to hunt down Adolf Hitler, who they have discovered is hiding in South America.
Death in Paradise – Friday 13th January | BBC One
The team investigates a Preppers commune when one of its members is poisoned inside a locked bunker. Starring Don Warrington and Tahj Miles.
Bad Education – Sunday 15th January @10pm | BBC Three
The comedy series returns. Stephen and Mitchell are told one of them will be fired, so go to extreme lengths to save their jobs. Meanwhile, Fraser panics when he accidentally sends the entire internet to the printer in alphabetical order, and can’t stop the continuous flow of printouts – not a good look when Hoburn is on the warpath when it comes to wastage. Starring Layton Williams, Asha Hassan, Anthony J Abraham and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers.
Vera: S11c – Sunday 15th January @8pm | ITV
DCI Vera and her sharp wit are back to solve North East England’s worst crimes. With Michael Balogun, Ibinabo Jack, Jaye Griffiths, and more.
Mayor Of Kingstown: S2 – Sunday 15th January | Paramount+
Follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality. With Tobi Bamtefa.