What To Watch W/C Monday 9th October

Happy 2nd Week Of Black History Month!

As we continue to celebrate, our focus this week is on #BlackGirlMagic. Make sure you catch Breaking Through with Zeze Millz on ITV and The Black Girl Effect is definitely one to watch this Sunday on Netflix.

Breaking Through with Zeze Millz – Wednesday 11th October @ 10:45pm | ITV

A one-off panel show celebrating Black British actors in the TV industry – through conversations with presenter Zeze Millz. Black actors Adjoa Andoh, Ruby Barker and Channique Sterling-Brown discuss their personal experiences, challenges, and their journey to success while also sharing valuable insights about the industry.


Interview with the Vampire – Thursday 12th October @9pm | BBC Two & BBC iPlayer

Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. Stars Jacob Anderson and Bailey Bass.

The Fall Of The House Of Usher – Thursday 12th October | Netflix

To secure their fortune and future, two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one. With T’Nia Miller, Kyliegh Curran, Malcolm Goodwin and Carl Lumbly.

COBRA: Rebellion – Thursday 12th October @9pm | Sky Max & NOW

Prime Minister Robert Sutherland plunges into chaos when an environmental demonstration meets with grave consequences, just as his popularity is plummeting in light of a controversial police protest bill. With his daughter seemingly in the mix, how far will Sutherland go to secure his political future? With Marsha Thomason and Richard Pepple.

The Burial – Friday 13th October | Prime Video

Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral owner Jeremiah O’Keefe enlists charismatic attorney Willie E. Gary to save his family business. Starring Jamie Foxx, Mamoudou Athie, June Smollett, Dorian Missick and Amanda warren.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2023 – Friday 13th October @10pm

Recognising the best in Hip-hop music of 2023.


Sumotherhood – Friday 13th October | In Cinemas

When Riko and Kane need money, they decide to rob a megastar in a nightclub toilet and hold up the local bank, but things don’t go as planned. A misunderstanding leads them into business with one of East London’s toughest firms. Starring Richie Campbell, Jazzie Zonzolo, Danny Sapani, Smith & more.

Joan Armatrading: Me Myself I – Friday 13th October @10pm | BBC Four

In this film, Joan recounts her story from Caribbean emigre to being one of the most revered songwriters of her generation. The film covers Joan’s childhood in Birmingham, her involvement in the musical Hair in 1968, her musical partnership with songwriter Pam Nestor and the relationship later forged with rock producer Glyn Johns. Plus, how she diversified her style in the 1980s, experimenting with synths and finding a new direction to create music without a producer.


Lessons in Chemistry – Friday 13th October | Apple TV+

Set in the early 1950s, when Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has, accepting a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – a lot more than recipes … all the while craving a return to her true love: science. With Aja Naomi King.

Fresh Cuts: Black In Fashion – Sunday 15th October | ITV1

Exploring the contribution of Black culture and design to mainstream British fashion, from the street, to the club, to the catwalk. The film follows the UK’s first Black Fashion Gala, GUAP, as they attempt to put on a first-of-its-kind show at the iconic Natural History Museum. An illustrious list of fashion insiders, designers and stylists give context and explain how Black Fashion is British Fashion. Narrated by Radio 1xtra’s Remi Burgz.


The Black Beauty Effect – Sunday 15th October | Netflix

This docuseries explores how influential Blac professionals in the beauty industry challenged and redefined standards around their representation.


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