As we roll into the UK’s Black History Month we are excited to see what the month ahead has in store for the month …
This week we have a selection of documentaries and film to warm you up including the ‘Fresh Cuts’ strand, which gives rising Black filmmakers the opportunity to get their first ITV commission, the week we are introduced to filmmaker by Louise Coleman with an investigation into the “Brazilian Butt Lift”. Alongside the return of the black history panel show Sorry I Didn’t Know.
The Walk-in – Monday 3rd October @9pm | ITV
The far right in Britain seizes on political unrest caused by the Brexit referendum and Muslim terrorist attacks, culminating in the murder of MP Jo Cox. Activist Matthew Collins from advocacy group ‘Hope Not Hate’ must penetrate an ultra-far-right group planning another attack on an MP, but police intelligence on the group is hazy. With Shvorne Marks and Ryan McKen.
Wig – Monday 3rd October @11:45pm | Sky Documentaries
A colourful film exploring the history and influence of Wigstock, the annual drag festival that showcases the personalities and talent that makes up the drag community.
We Are England: Bossing It, Fighting For Fashion – Wednesday 5th October @8:30pm | BBC Three
Like most black entrepreneurs, Kalkidan was refused a loan to start her business. Today her brand is a big success and she now has a new idea to revolutionise retail.
Uprising – Wednesday 5th October @9pm | BBC Three
This three-part documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen tells the stories of the thirteen young people who who lost their lives in a house in south London. The fire and its aftermath would ignite an uprising by the black British community.
The Bear – Wednesday 5th October | Disney+
A young chef comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop after a heartbreaking death in his family.He must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships.
Benn v Eubank: Born Rivals – Wednesday 5th October @10:40pm | BBC One
Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn enjoyed memorable encounters in the ring in 1990 and 1993 and now sons Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are trading punches finally settling the ongoing rivalry.
DNA Journey – Thursday 6th October @9pm | ITV
TV presenter Alison Hammond embarks on a road trip to find out about her family history using a mix of DNA and genealogy, and by meeting living family members. For Alison, visiting Jamaica – the homeland of her recently deceased mum, is an incredibly emotional and moving journey, one that brings her closer to her mum as she finds out the most jaw-dropping of maternal histories.
Muhammad Ali: A Life in Ten Pictures – Thursday 6th October @8pm | BBC Four
Muhammad Ali is one of the most photographed men in history. This film throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps, with their secrets revealed by those who were there and those who knew Ali best.
Pretty Hard Cases: Season 2 -Thursday 6th October @9pm | Alibi
Officers Sam and Kelly meet for the first time during a failed arrest of drug dealer Rafi. When they discover they are investigating the same criminal gang, they begin to work together, but their personalities are far from compatible.
Supa Modo – Friday 7th October | Netflix
When a young girl with a terminal illness dreams of making a superhero movie, her entire village comes together to make her wish come true.
Joan Armatrading: Me Myself I – Saturday 8th October @8:40pm | BBC Two
Known for her reclusiveness and barriers, the singer has for the first time granted access to her life and music. In this film she recounts her story from Caribbean emigre to being one of the most revered songwriters of her generation.
Sorry, I Didn’t Know – Sunday 9th October @10:20pm | ITV
Jimmy Akingbola returns with the black history panel show, with Chizzy Akudolu, Eddie Kadi, Emmanuel Sonubi, Shazia Mirza, Colin Jackson and Suzi Ruffell.
Fresh Cuts: The Bottom Line – Sunday 9th October @10:50pm | ITV
A series of untold stories from new directors for Black History Month begins. Film-maker Louise Coleman investigates the popularity of “Brazilian butt lift” surgery. Part of Fresh Cuts, untold stories from new directors for Black History Month.
Whoever Heard of a Black Artist? Britain’s Hidden Art History – Sunday 9th October @11pm | BBC Four
Brenda Emmanus follows Sonia Boyce as she prepares an exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery highlighting black and Asian artists who helped shape the history of British art. Features interviews with ground-breaking artists from the Windrush generation, 1960s counterculture revolutionaries and members of the Black Art Movement of the 1980s, with contributors including Rasheed Araeen, Lubaina Himid, Yinka Shonibare and Althea McNish
Fresh Cuts: Everyone Can Rap – Available to stream on ITV Hub
A series of untold stories from new directors for Black History Month. Three ordinary people learn how to express themselves through rap with the guidance of rapper Youngs Teflon.