PICKS OF THE WEEK: 24-30 JULY 2023
What to watch this week.
Dreaming Whilst Black
Monday, BBC Three
Kwabena is an aspiring filmmaker working a dead-end job in recruitment. When he bumps into Amy, an old friend from film school who has just returned from three years in Nigeria, she offers to pass his script, Jamaica Road, to the development team at the production company where she works.
The Unique Boutique
Monday, Channel 4
At The Unique Boutique, a highly skilled team of expert designers and tailors will hear each person’s candid stories about the challenges they’ve faced finding clothing from conventional retailers – be they physical, psychological or financial – and then, together, create for them an especially adapted, outfit to match their taste and needs.
Lost Dogs Live with Care Balding
Tuesday, Channel 5
In this live television first, presenter Clare Balding rallies the support of the great British public to help reunite lost dogs with their owners in what promises to be a celebration of the nation’s love for our canine companions.
Laura Whitmore Investigates
Laura Whitmore takes on a series of highly-charged, controversial issues in immersive, investigative films for ITVX, which will see her using her journalism skills to reveal new insights on each. Laura travels within the UK, Europe and the US aiming to illuminate often dark and troubling subjects: the culture of “incels”, rough sex and cyber stalkers.
The Hidden World Of Hospitality
Thursday, BBC Two
Tom explores a part of the industry close to his heart: the highly skilled and competitive world of fine dining. He meets chefs who, like him, are obsessed with the pursuit of culinary excellence. Is it possible to reach perfection when chefs are, by nature, never satisfied?
The Power Of Parker
Friday, BBC One
Kath is planning her anniversary celebrations, while Diane is worried she’s not got enough cheese for the soiree she’s organising for the ‘French Exchange people’. Meanwhile, Martin is under financial pressure and needs to make some big decisions - decisions that will end up impacting him and everyone close to him.
Good Omens 2
Friday, Prime Video
Originally based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling novel, Good Omens 2 explores storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the ineffable friendship between Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), a fussy angel and rare-book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley (David Tennant).