World News – UK – TV Guide: 22 of the best shows this week


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Jordan Kristine Seamón and Jack Dylan Grazer in We Are Who We Are, premiered on Tuesday on BBC1

Kirstie’s Christmas: Faster & Easy CraftSunday, Channel 4, 8pm Despite the problems caused by the pandemic, Kirstie Allsopp was still a busy and productive year. She and Phil Spencer celebrated the 20th anniversary of location, location, location and during the initial lockdown set out to inspire people to do and do something in Keep Crafting and Carry On, which was filmed in their own home repair. Now she’s back with her traditional festive series, in which she demonstrates quick and easy Christmas crafts with the help of her florist sister Sofie, former bake-off champ Nancy Birtwhistle and of course old bastard Phil.

Steve McQueen’s anthology series on the West Indian community in London from the 1960s to 1980s got off to an explosive start last week with the real life story of Notting Hill restaurateur Frank Critchlow. On paper, the second story seems more joyful, although what happens is due to racism. Lovers Rock focuses on how black teens were forced to throw house parties after being unwanted in the capital’s white nightclubs. It is told through the eyes of those who find love and freedom through such events and who mention some new names alongside more established ones, including Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward, and Ellis George.

A new series by Sé Mo Laoch takes a look at some of the heroes of traditional Irish music. This program is about the life and career of accordionist and singer Séamus Begley of Baile na bPoc in West Kerry. At the age of 14 he played the accordion in local dances. In 1972 he recorded his first album An Ciarraíoch Mallaithe with his sister Máire. Begley is an avid storyteller known for his sharp wit and is known for pumping out music for dancers with an energy that is sometimes alarming. He has toured extensively with artists such as Steve Cooney, Téada and Mary Black.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Million Pound QuestionSunday, ITV, 8 p.m. The final streak came to a climax when Donald Fear got all 15 questions correctly and became one of only a handful of jackpot winners in the show’s history. But of course he wasn’t the first to accomplish the feat. This honor goes to Judith Keppel. Sitting in the famous hot seat November 2000, getting home a million pounds better than she started. Keppel was a garden designer who struggled to make ends meet and had put £ 100 on the show – the cost of ringing 50 times to secure her spot. Here she talks about her life changing appearance; Celebrities who also sat in the hot seat, including Naga Munchetty and Catherine Tyldesley, describe their experiences.

Imagine that you are plagued by visions of all kinds of supernatural horrors – you may want to have your head checked right away. But when Jared, an indigenous teenager from a dysfunctional British Columbia family, encounters talking ravens, doppelgangers, and skin monsters, he’s relieved to find that they’re actually real and he’s not really going insane. The reason for all this dark magic chaos? Jared is actually descended from a magical family, and his real father Wade is a mythical wizard known as a trickster. Now Wade has returned from wherever mythical beings hang out and he wants Jared to follow in his footsteps and become the next trickster. And as any teenager knows, preparing to take over the family business can be a real disappointment.

Return of ISIS: A Family Story Monday, BBC1, 9 p.m. This documentary was shot over four years and tells the extraordinary story of how Samantha Sally (aka Samantha Elhassani) grew up in Arkansas and her family from a small one Family came from the US city in the heart of Islamic State – and back. Journalist Josh Baker learns how after Sally’s arrival in Syria, her Morocco-born husband became an Isis sniper and their young son Matthew was forced to participate in an infamous propaganda video. Matthew, who is now 13, reveals that he never thought he would see him again. Sally, currently in prison, describes her own life with the terror group, including the role she played in buying sex slaves.

The Hijackers Who Disappeared: The Secret of DB Cooper – Storyville Monday, BBC4, 9 p.m. This documentary attempts to unravel the mystery of DB Cooper, who boarded a Northwest Orient Airlines plane in November 1971 Flight hijacked while he was still on the tarmac. He claimed to have a bomb in his briefcase and asked for four parachutes and 200. 000 dollars, which he exchanged for the 36 passengers on board. Cooper ordered the flight to Mexico City to start and somewhere along the trip managed to jump out of the back of the plane with a parachute and the money, and he was never seen again.

It is the second season of the witch drama about three sisters who have the power of witchcraft, but are a bit easier on the eyes than the three old people in Macbeth. They hope to keep tapping the nostalgia for ’90s supernatural teen shows like Sabrina and Buffy, but they have to face their own demons alongside the usual horrors from the underworld. In the second series, Mel, Maggie, and Macy have taken on the elders’ witch duties, but the responsibility doesn’t easily rest on their shoulders.

America’s Sex Traffic Cops Monday, Channel 4, 10pm When Nadia was first seen selling sex on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, she told police officers she was 19 years old. In reality, she was only 15 years old. Bafta winner Jezza Neumann followed a dedicated team of female police officers for three years to get Nadia out of the life she was lured into. The documentary also meets other victims, as well as officers Amber, Melissa, and Christi, to find out what drives them to help girls they often see as enemies – and why the sex trafficking problem often remains hidden from view.

The Great British Bake Off: The Final Tuesday, Channel 4, 8 p.m. Was this the most open series of Bake Off so far? In the first seven episodes, seven different candidates were crowned Star Baker. And some people who seemed to be there in the long run – if only because the audience had given them shine – left surprisingly early. So it was difficult to call who would make it to the last episode, let alone win. To make it even more exciting, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith set three challenges to test every aspect of their baking skills, including a deceptively simple signature, the pudding and puff pastry, a chocolate and nut-based technique, and a show stopper with dessert towers. But who will emerge from the bake-off bubble as the champion?

We are who we are Tuesday, BBC1, 11. 3 p.m. Directed by Oscar nominee Luca Guadagnino (call me by your name), this new drama series stars Jack Dylan Grazer as Fraser, a shy 14-year-old who moves from New York to a military base in Veneto because of Mothers Sarah ( Chloe Sevigny) and Maggies (Alice Braga) Jobs. As the opening sequence of this double calculation shows, he is soon drawn to the outwardly self-confident Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamon), who has been there for years, speaks Italian and is at the center of a group of friends. The supporting cast includes rappers Kid Cudi and Francesca « daughter of Martin » Scorsese.

The Truth About Amazon: How To Shop SmartTuesday, Channel 4, 9. 3:00 p.m. The pandemic was bad for fighting on the main streets, but it was a different story for Amazon: the online retailer reported its biggest quarterly profits of all time, and an additional 400. 000 employees hired to handle expected additional demand in the run-up to Christmas. In this three-part series, Helen Skelton and Sabrina Grant ask how Amazon managed to beat the competition and how to get the best deals possible on the site. Apparently, it’s not always about used options, which can be more expensive than buying new ones.

In a world where everyone from hackers to outgoing US presidents is trying to scam the public, here’s a warning that no one is immune to the tricks of the Conman trade. Patrick Russell was a lawyer and Sinn Féin activist who had a close friendship with former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. He was also a serial cheater who pulled a number of people out of large sums of money for over three decades. His victims came from all walks of life – business people, traders, celebrities, doctors and lawyers, and the money he had stolen amounted to millions. This month Russell was finally convicted of theft and sentenced to four years in prison, the last year being suspended. Many of those he has cheated on over the years might believe this is an easy phrase for such a prolific cheater. The program looks at his career from the 1990s when he was on trial by several people for $ 800 in debt. 000 euros was prosecuted until his qualification as a lawyer and his position to defraud high-profile personalities, including cheating on two well-known musicians for 1 €. 5 million and a sports star in 400. 000 euros in a real estate business.

The BBC film series on filmmaking continues and Edith Bowman is video-linked to Sofia Coppola. The Oscar-winning director talks about the films that have influenced her, from Gilda to A Place in the Sun to To Die For, and the one influence that towers above all else: her father, Francis Ford Coppola. Bowman is going to grill Coppola about her writing and directing methods, but if you’re looking to find out what Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson’s ear in the final role of Lost in Translation, you will be deeply disappointed. Coppola will explain why this film dialogue will forever remain a mystery.

The Works PresentsThursday, RTÉ One, 11. 10 p.m. John Kelly meets David Mitchell, bestselling author of Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream and most recently Utopia Avenue. Mitchell was shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize and, much to his amusement, was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. He grew up in England, lived and worked in Hiroshima for eight years before finally settling with his wife and two children in Clonakilty, West Cork, his home for the past 17 years.

The Clydach Murders: Beyond Reasonable Doubt Thursday, BBC2, 9 p.m. It was a brutal mass murder that shocked a close-knit Welsh community to the core. In June 1999, three generations of a family – Mandy Power, 34, their daughters Katie, 10 and Emily, 8, and grandmother Doris Dawson, 80 – were found dead in their home on Kelvin Road in Clydach, Swansea. The tragedy led to the largest police murder hunt in South Wales. Here BBC Wales Investigates reveals new evidence and questions the safety of the conviction of David Morris, who was sentenced to four life sentences in 2002. His conviction was overturned and retried in 2005 after judges ruled that a conflict of interest involving a member of his legal team meant he had not received a fair trial. In 2006, however, Morris was convicted of four homicides again.

We’re counting down the days to the end of Lockdown II and looking forward to the first sign of Christmas coming: a grinning Ryan Tubridy in his festive sweater. But will this year’s Toy Show be a stilted, socially distant affair? Not a bit of it, says Tubs, who assures us it will be « the biggest, the best, and the brightest » of them all. This year’s theme is a secret – « Nobody’s going to guess this theme, » says Tubridy – but we suspect it won’t be a contagion or zombie apocalypse. This year’s show has an international element, as children from all over the world perform in the studio with a special song by a well-known guest artist. Since many people are unable to travel to their families for Christmas, this one-off performance from distant places is a special musical greeting to loved ones at home.

The Toy Show will be broadcast live worldwide on RTÉ Player and there will be a special Irish sign language simulation with interpreters Amanda Coogan and Aisling Dragoi. So wash your hands, prepare the mince pies, and curl up while Tubridy and an army of talented kids set out to save Christmas and prove it is a wonderful life despite the pandemic. (That’s just a wild guess. )

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC1, 11. 3 pm Superstar singer Mariah Carey – whose fan base she has proclaimed « Queen of Christmas » – talks to Norton about her upcoming Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV. TV chef, writer and former bake-off champion Nadiya Hussain reflects on her new book and recent series Nadiya Bakes, while British astronaut Tim Peake talks about his autobiography Limitless. Finally, singer-songwriter Gary Barlow plays the single Incredible from his new solo album Music Played by Humans.

Felix Moati, James Purefoy, Melanie Thierry and James Krishna Floyd star in a new eight-part French thriller that offers a new perspective on the Syrian civil war. It gives viewers a feel for the kind of people involved in the conflict while also shedding light on the tragic fate of so many people trapped in the country. Antoine (Felix Moati) is a young Frenchman who is looking for his estranged, presumably dead sister. His investigation of their fate leads him to a unit of Kurdish women fighters whose actions are a thorn in Isis’ side. He teams up with them – but will a new sense of the conflict bring him closer to uncover what happened to his sibling?

In her three-star review of Dolly Parton’s latest Netflix confectionery, Irish Timese film critic Tara Brady writes: “Regina (Christine Baranski), a New Yorker (Boo) returning to the small town where she is grew up, has plans to expel the whole community on – wait for it – Christmas Eve! But what about the lovable Moppet Violet? And what about Pastor Christian and his constantly smiling wife? What about Regina’s old flame (Treat Williams) and his dingy knickknack store? What about Dolly as the local pocket lady? Yes, it’s another goofy but utterly adorable seasonal special that was inspired by Dickens’ most popular work. Good songs. Good ghosts. Good times. ”

Hillbilly Elegy from Tuesday, Netflix And here’s IT critic Donald Clark’s one-star review of Ron Howard’s new drama: Understanding How Trump Voters Got Like This. Whatever the book, the film certainly offers clues as to why rural America remains suspicious of the coastal elites. Here, poverty porn of the lowest order is patronized. Adams and Close are ridiculously tall, like Vance’s drugged mother and drunken grandmother. The plot is worn out. The dialogue is unintentionally funny. Wildly inappropriate. ”

In 2018, Kurt Russell appeared as Santa in The Christmas Chronicles, a family film that starred two children on April 25. December almost derailed by trying to get a photo of the elusive St. Get nick. Russell’s other real-life half, Goldie Hawn, cameo as Mrs.. Claus, and now she is at the front and center of this likable sequel. The siblings Kate and Teddy spend the Christmas season with their mother, their new boyfriend and his son Jack. Kate hates this version of family and runs away. But after stumbling upon a plot to destroy the North Pole led by a magical troublemaker, it’s up to the kids – and the clauses – to save the day.

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World News – GB – TV Guide: 22 of the best shows of this week