What To Watch W/C Monday 24th October

We have a great selection of programmes for you to get stuck into this week!

We celebrate Black British music with the Rated Awards, a family thriller in The Pact and with Black History Month coming to an end, Lenny Henry introduces audiences to Black classical musicians who have almost been forgotten.

The Pact: S2 – Monday 24th October @9pm | BBC One

Follows a different group of people as they have their loyalties and priorities tested under difficult circumstances. Christine and her family’s loyalties are tested when they’re confronted by a stranger. As their lives spiral out of control, a terrible pact may be all that can save them. Starring Rakie Ayola, Aaron Anthony, Jordan Wilks, Mali Ann Rees and Lloyd Everitt.


The Wedding – Monday 24th October | BBC iPlayer

A six-part series of short films revealing the story of a Scots/African wedding from the perspective of six different people attending the event by filmmaker Stewart Kyasimire. Starring Moyo Akandé, Nandi Hudson, Brian James Leys, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Bruce Fummey, Lola Aluko and more.

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Louis Theroux Interviews: Stormzy – Tuesday 25th October @9:15pm | BBC Two

Louis interviews some of the biggest names in UK entertainment beginning with platinum-selling rapper Stormzy. After two years out of the spotlight, Stormzy sits down for a conversation that covers many aspects of his life; from his childhood to the breakdown of a high-profile relationship, and the pressures that come with being one of the country’s best-loved musicians and role models


Rated Awards 2022 – Tuesday 25th October @10pm | E4

Big Zuu and Julie Adenuga host Britain’s premier awards ceremony for Black music, with performances from some of the biggest stars, including ArrDee, Clavish, Dreya Mac, Knucks, K-Trap and Ms Banks


Mysterious Benedict Society: S2 – Wednesday 26th October | Disney+

Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance, the four gifted orphans who were recruited by the eccentric Mr Benedict, embark on another mission to save the world from the nefarious plans of his twin brother Dr L.D. Curtain. When the kids discover that Mr Benedict and Number Two have been kidnapped, they must piece together the riddles and clues within a perilous scavenger hunt set by Mr Benedict to foil Curtain’s latest scheme.


Young, Black and Right-Wing – Thursday 27th October 11:05pm | Channel 4

Zeze Millz sets out on a journey to explore what it means to be young, black and right-wing in Britain today. Across the black right-wing spectrum, there’s a range of eclectic groups who vary dramatically in their politics. There are political values that unite these groups, such as tradition, personal responsibility and the monarchy. However, there are also significant differences in their politics


The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself – Friday 28th October 2022 | Netflix

Sixteen-year-old Nathan (Jay Lycurgo) is the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch. Fearing he will follow in his father’s footsteps, Nathan is closely monitored throughout his childhood. As the boundaries between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fray, Nathan – along with mischievous Annalise and charismatic Gabriel – will soon discover who he truly is.


Wendell & Wild – Friday 28th October 2022 | Netflix

Two scheming demons strike a deal with a punk rock-loving teen so they can leave the underworld and live out their dreams in the Land of the Living.


Mo Gilligan & Friends: The Black British Takeover – Friday 28th October @11:05pm | Channel 4

Stand-up performances from Eddie Kadi, Ola Labib, Slim, Thanyia Moore, Babatúndé Aléshé and Mo Gilligan were filmed at the 02 Arena. Featuring music from the Compozers.


Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History – Sunday 30th October @8:30pm | BBC Four

Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein celebrate black classical composers and musicians across the centuries whose stories and music have been forgotten including Florence Price (1887-1953), the first African-American woman to compose symphonies, and Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-99), who was the son of a slave and a plantation owner and rose high in Parisian society as an opera composer.

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