Weekly Lists

9th November 2020

Feeling blue in lockdown two? We’ve got some feel-good favourites just for you.

And it’s not just Bake Off with their showstoppers – His Dark Materials is back with a rather different feast for the eyes. 

Chin up, here’s today’s Must List!

2 Seasons BBC iPlayer 15 x 60 mins
The first season of His Dark Materials was the telly event of last year – well, especially for all the Philip Pullman fans out there – but the second season has landed with less of a fanfare. The impact of show still stands – you’d struggle to look at it and not be amazed that this cinematic experience could be delivered right to our living rooms – but once the awe wears off, your interest might fade.
Score: 7.6
1 Season All4 6 x 25 mins
“It’s beginning to feel like the good life really could be within my grasp”. These could well be the words of millions of urbanites across the globe, plotting to move out of pandemic-riddled cities to try out a mucky shoed, “ooh arr” life in the country. But whilst it may sound just like your pal Jules sat in a mood-lit bar in zone 2, these words were in fact spoken by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall some 21 years ago, in the first ever episode of the River Cottage franchise.
Score: 8.5
1 Season BBC iPlayer 1 x 60 mins
In 2004 Frank Gardner was reporting in Saudi Arabia when he was shot 16 times by al-Qaeda gunmen, leaving him partially paralysed. Now, Frank is getting frank in this one-off film for the BBC, discussing the impact the shooting has had on his life, and what it’s like to live with a sudden disability.
Score: 7.8
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