What to Watch w/c Monday 5th July

Are you cut out for a 9-5? Are you a cog in the corporate machine?

If you’re not quite sure, have a watch of Sunny D starring the ever-brilliant Dane Baptiste as he tries to reclaim and live his life. That’s just one of the great suggestions we have for you to watch this week.

Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic GloryMonday 5th July at 9pm | BBC

Three-part series about how Britain turned its sporting reputation around over 16 years to triumph at the London 2012 Olympics. Told by our greatest athletes, national leaders, and sports strategists. Narrated by Ivanno Jeremiah. Featuring Darren Campbell, Linford Christie, and Dame Kelly Holmes.

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic – Monday 5th July 10:50pm (Sky Documentaries)

A profile of the pioneering comedian, chronicling his life from a troubled youth growing up in his grandmother’s Illinois brothel to his career as one of the most respected yet controversial comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, Pryor reveals his internal struggles and also how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.

Hitsville: The Making of Motown – Tuesday 6th July 9pm (Sky Documentaries)

Rare performances, interviews, and rarely seen footage come together to paint a picture of the history and origins of Motown.

Black-ish (Season 6) – Tuesday 6th July, 4:30pm (E4)

The Johnsons are back for S6 of more laughs, more big conversations, and more…weddings? Pops has a big announcement, and Ruby’s not having it.

The Water Man – Friday 9th July (Netflix)

Desperate to save his sick mother, 11-year-old Gunner runs away from home on a quest to find a mythic creature rumoured to have the power to cheat death. Directed by & starring David Oyelowo.

Lauryn Hill: Live at Baloise Session – Friday 9th July 9pm (Sky Arts)

The eight-time Grammy Award winner performs her biggest hits, including Doo Wop, Ex-Factor and Everything is Everything from her bestselling album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records – Friday 9th July 10:40pm (Sky Arts)

Docudrama exploring the origins and impact of the Jamaican label, which provided the musical soundtrack that inspired and influenced a new generation of British youth. Combining archive footage, interview, and drama – Rudeboy tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dancefloors of the late ’60s and early 70’ Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. Told by a cast of legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan, and more.

The Walking Dead (Seasons 1-10) – (Disney+)

All seasons of The Walking Dead are now available to view on Disney+. This is your sign to finally catch up/watch the series if you haven’t already. Stars Lennie James.

Some Girls – BBC iPlayer | Amazon Prime Video

Some Girls starring Adelayo Adedayo is about the lives and loves of a group of 16-year-old girls who play on the same school football team and live on the same inner-city estate.

Sunny D – BBC iPlayer

Dane is deeply frustrated with life. He is approaching 30 and still lives with his parents in his childhood bedroom – an arrangement nobody is particularly happy about. Starring and written by Dane Baptiste with a host of Black British talent.


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