This year marks the 75th anniversary Windrush …
In our screen picks this week we have some programmes listed to support Windrush Day this Thursday 22nd June …
Marvel’s Secret Invasion – Wednesday 21st June 2023 | Disney+
Secret Invasion episode 1 Samuel L Jackson returns as Nick Fury in this paranoia thriller about a Skrull infiltration of Earth. Also starring Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke.
The Repair Shop: A Windrush Special – Wednesday 21st June @8pm | BBC One
The team mark National Windrush Day by restoring items that celebrate the Windrush generation. Beverley comes into the barn with a British passport issued to her father in Jamaica in 1948 which served as his legally binding document to come to the UK to help rebuild after the Second World War. Keithly brings in a suitcase used by his mother that holds memories of her journey from the island of Nevis to the UK in 1956. Brother and sister duo Dorcas and Stephan bring a precious clock for the attention of horologist Steven Fletcher, it being the first item their parents Hermann and Keturah saved up to buy after arriving in the UK from Antigua. Patrick Vernon OBE brings with him his British-Jamaican Second World War veteran father’s radiogram for repair
Windrush: Portraits Of A Generation with His Majesty The King – Thursday 22nd June (Windrush Day ) @7.45pm | BBC 2 & BBC iPlayer
Marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush to British shores in 1948, the documentary follows a remarkable project spearheaded by His Majesty The King who has commissioned ten leading artists, from Britain and abroad, to create portraits of ten pioneering members of the Windrush Generation.
Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain – Wednesday 21st June @ 9pm | BBC Four
Lenny Henry celebrates British-Caribbean life with stories from a host of famous faces. How pioneers laid the foundations for an explosion of culture and inspired a new generation.
And Just Like That: S2 – Thursday 22nd June @ 9pm | Sky Comedy
The second season of the Sex and the City revival once again reunites Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
Ruby Speaking – Thursday 22nd June | ITVX.
Newly single Ruby is a fun and irreverent customer service team member at the Bristol call centre of Hellocom. The life and soul of her workplace, Ruby struggles to read from the prepared script that work and life have foisted upon her, choosing instead to walk her own chaotic path. Ruby Speaking follows Ruby and her ragtag bunch of colleagues at the Hellocom call centre as they live, love, laugh and enter a choir competition they have no business being in.
Swagger: S2 – Friday 23rd June | Apple TV+
From NBA star Kevin Durant, filmmaker Reggie Rock Bythewood, and the team behind Friday Night Lights. A basketball prodigy must navigate a maze of pressure if he’s going to overcome the odds against him and learn what it truly means to have swagger.
I’m a Virgo – Friday 23rd June | Prime Video
Jharrel Jerome stars as a 13-foot-tall young Black man who grew up hidden away but then escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world.
The Perfect Find – Friday 23rd June | Netflix
After a high-profile firing, Jenna’s (Gabrielle Union) fashion career comeback hits a snag when she falls for a charming, much younger coworker (Keith Powers) — who happens to be her boss’s son. As sparks fly, Jenna must decide if she’ll risk it all on a secret romance.
Titans S4 – Sunday 25th June | Netflix
This fourth and final season of the DC series stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop and more as the team of Titans take on Lex Luthor.