Check out our Screen picks this week …
We have some great TV on our roster including the highly anticipated Three Little Birds executive produced by Lenny Henry and inspired by the life of his mother’s migration to the UK from Jamaica. And ITV’s Fresh Cuts continues with For Crown and Country.
Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – Monday 16th October @ 10pm | Channel 4
Music documentary. Rediscovered and restored footage of 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival showcases a roster of performances from classic musicians. Meanwhile, new interviews help tell the story of this landmark celebration of black talent that went largely forgotten for 50 years. Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
Black Women: A Journey to the Boardroom – Monday 16th October @9pm | Sky Sports Mix
Sky’s Director of People Claudia Osei-Nsafoah hosts a discussion about Black women, leadership and working in the boardroom with Donna Fraser OBE, Lorna Booth MBE and Rebecca Ajulu-Bushell.
The Wonder Years: Season 2 – Wednesday 18th October | Disney+
Set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time.
Bodies – Thursday 19th October | Netflix
Four detectives. Four timelines. One body. When a body – the same body – is found on Longharvest
Lane in London’s East End in 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053, one detective from each period must investigate. As connections are drawn across the decades, the detectives soon discover their investigations are linked. Starring Amaka Okafor.
Pride of Britain: A Windrush Special – Thursday 19th October @ 9pm | ITV
Marking 75 years since the Empire Windrush ship’s arrival at Tilbury Docks, this documentary tells the story of the Windrush generation. Members share their stories with Trevor McDonald, Alesha Dixon, Mel B and Judi Love.
Silver Dollar Road – Friday 20th October | Prime Video
Follows the story of the Reels family who are valiantly attempting to protect the land their family bought one generation after slavery.
Breeders: Series 4 – Friday 20th October @10pm | Sky Comedy
Series four of Breeders brings the biggest parenting challenge that Paul and Ally have ever faced, as 18-year-old Luke drops a bombshell at Christmas dinner that will change everyone’s lives forever. With Andi Osho, Janet Kumah and Ibinabo Jack.
Three Little Birds – Sunday 22nd October @8pm | ITV
Leah and her sister Chantrelle are on a mission to escort their friend Hosanna from Jamaica to Britain to potentially marry their brother Aston. Leah hopes to find work quickly, while Chantrelle has accepted a job as a live-in nanny near London, but everything falls into disarray upon their arrival. Starring Rochelle Neil, Saffron Coomber, Javone Prince, Leemore Marrett Jr and Yazmin Belo.
Six Four – Sunday 22nd October @9pm | ITV
Glasgow detective Chris O’Neill is devastated when his teenage daughter vanishes without trace, with his wife Michelle going to London to search for her. Chris is then approached by a journalist about a cold case involving another missing girl. Starring Vinette Robinson and Eubha Akilade.
Othello: Royal Shakespeare Company – Sunday 22nd October @10pm | BBC Four
Iqbal Khan’s ground-breaking 2015 production. Othello is the greatest general of his age, but he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride. Starring Hugh Quarshie, Lucian Msamati and David Ajao.
Fresh Cuts: For Crown and Country – Sunday 22nd October @10:20pm | ITV1
Ex Marine, Ben McBean, goes on a journey to celebrate the contribution of black military heroes from the past, whilst also trying to understand why his Army experience was so different to some of those that went before him. Ben was called a hero after suffering life changing injuries in Afghanistan, but he wants to know why other black servicemen and women from across the ages have never been truly recognised.
Soul Of A Nation presents: Black In Vegas – Streaming Now | Disney+
Documentary about the history of Black entertainers in Las Vegas.