What To Watch W/C Monday 22nd January

This Friday buzzes with must-watch TV and film releases as our curated roster hits the screens.

The highly anticipated The Color Purple is in cinemas this week starring American Idol alumni Fantasia Barrino. Ncuti Gatwa has been in his bag recently and it continues this year with Masters Of The Air on Apple TV+.

With so much on let us know what you’ll be watching.

The Color Purple – Friday 26th January | In Cinemas

A re-imagined bold new take on the original based on the novel by Alice Walker and the musical stage play. The adaptation follows the lifelong struggles of Sealey an African American woman living in the South during the 1900s. Starring Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Danielle Brooks, Fantasia Burrino, Taraji P Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Ciara, H.E.R. and more.

Masters Of The Air – Friday 26th January | Apple TV+

Follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. Starring Ncuti Gatwa, Francis Lovehall and Josiah Cross.

The Underdogs – Friday 26th January | Prime Video

Jaycen “Two Js” Jennings is a washed-up ex-professional football star who has hit rock bottom. When Jaycen is sentenced to community service coaching the Underdogs, an unruly pee-wee football team in his hometown of Long Beach, California, he sees it as an opportunity to rebuild his public image and turn his life around. As Jaycen works to transform the foul-mouthed Underdoggs into top-notch champions, he reconnects with his past, including an old flame and a few of his ex-teammates and rediscovers his love of the game. Starring Snoop Dog.

Jackdaw – Friday 26th January | In cinemas

A former motocross champion and army veteran is now caring for his younger brother. Broke, he agrees to do an open water pickup of a mysterious illegal package in the North Sea. With Viviene Acheampong, Rachel Ofori and Rochelle Goldie.

First Ladies: Michelle Obama – Friday 26th January @11:05am | Sky Docs

A deep dive into the personal and political life of Michelle Obama, the first lady of the US from 2009 to 2017.

Big Night of Musicals 2024 by the National Lottery – Saturday 27th January @7:50pm | BBC One

A musical celebration from Manchester’s AO Arena, with guests including Beverley Knight, with a preview of the exciting shows coming to theatres this year

Ambulance – Saturday 27th January | Netflix

Two brothers a veteran desperate to support his family and a career criminal try to escape a bank heist gone wrong in an unlikely getaway vehicle. Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Moses Ingram and Wale.

Trigger Point: Season 2 – Sunday 28th January @9:00 pm | ITV

Lana is faced with an impossible decision when she is kidnapped by the terror cell. A choice between her duty and saving those who matter the most to her. Eric Shango, Natalie Simpson and Adetomiwa Edun.

Confirmation – Streaming now | Now TV

A judge is nominated for the United States Supreme Court, only for a former colleague to testify that he sexually harassed her during the time they worked together. The resulting investigation creates a high-profile scandal, with far-reaching consequences for America’s racial and gender politics. Fact-based drama, starring Kerry Washington.


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