Weekly Lists

16th August 2021

We have a comedy hat-trick this week, alongside two cracking documentaries, one of which is widely thought of as the greatest doc series ever made. Come with us to travel from Brooklyn to Leeds to war-torn Europe.

2 Seasons BBC iPlayer 10 x 25 minutes
Ladhood sees Liam Williams’ painfully funny, semi-autobiographical sitcom back for a second season, mixing teenage laddishness with cutting insights into emotional inadequacy.
Score: 8.0
3 Seasons BBC iPlayer 19 x 30 mins
Ghosts isn’t smart, it isn’t ground-breaking and it isn’t sharp, but what it is, is needed. With every writer and broadcaster battling it out to see who can have the most viral, politically relevant and bone wry show, this family-friendly fun fest is a welcome addition to our week.
Score: 7.7
1 Season Netflix 5 x 60 mins
A five-part sports docuseries that unearths the stories behind some of the most glamorous sports on the planet from tennis to boxing to basketball.
Score: 7.8
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