Happy first week of March!
Award-Winning actress Kosar Ali features on the list this week starring in BBC Three comedy PRU, alongside Tom Moutchi. Revisit classic ‘I am Legend’ starring Will Smith as it arrives on Netflix and if it’s for you, watch Bryan Cranston break the law to ensure his son who committed a hit and run never faces up to his crimes!
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Hapless – Monday 1st March (My5)
The series formerly known as The Jewish Journalist first aired on Amazon Prime in 2020 has now been picked up by My 5. The story stars Tim Downie as a journalist for the UK’s fourth most successful Jewish newspaper, as he tries to find rubbish stories to please his narrow-minded editor.
Starring Chizzy Akudolu; Darren Hart
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell – Monday 1st March (Netflix)
This documentary features rare footage filmed by Christopher Wallace’s best friend, Damion “D-Roc” Butler, and interviews with his closest friends and family, revealing a side of Biggie Smalls that the world never knew.
PRU – Tuesday 2nd March (BBC Three and iPlayer)
BIF award winner Kosar Ali, Tom Moutchi, and Michael ‘MBants’ Boahen star in PRU, a comedy about a group of teens struggling to navigate adolescence in a Pupil Referral Unit.
Halil, Hanna, Jaden, and Belle are four very different 15 year-olds, with one thing in common. They’ve all been permanently excluded. Now, teetering on the edge of the education system, they’re negotiating Year 10 together, at their local PRU.
Your Honor – 2nd March 9pm (Sky Atlantic)
A judge confronts his convictions when his son is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family. Facing impossible choices, he discovers how far a father will go to save his son’s life.
Boogie – 5th March (go to Focus Features to find out how to watch)
Coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA.
Starring Taylour Paige and the late Pop Smoke in his debut film role.
Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner – 5th March (Netflix)
The latest film in the Nollywood ‘Alakada’ comedy franchise sees Toyin Abraham return as Yetunde, a young girl who weaves a tale of lies surrounding her upbringing. These lies spin wildly out of control when she is invited onto a reality TV show.
The star-studded film also features Nigerian celebrities such as Davido and Broda Shaggy.
Detroit – (Netflix)
The deaths of three African American men at the hands of Detroit police in 1967 ignite civil unrest and deadly protests. Based on true events.
Starring: John Boyega; Algee Smith; Anthony Mackie.
Us – (Netflix)
Directed by Oscar-winner Jordan Peele this horror is about a serene family vacation turns frightening when a family’s nightmarish doppelgängers descend upon their beachfront abode.
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o; Winston Duke; Shahadi Wright Joseph; Evan Alex
I am Legend – (Netflix)
Revisit one of Will Smith’s most iconic roles as Robert Neville in I am Legend, years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.