Weekly Lists

26th July 2021

Photograph: BBC

On your marks, get set, stream!

Whilst team GB are smashing it over in Tokyo, we’re stuck at home supporting from the telly sidelines. But luckily with Japan’s time zone, we’ve still got our evenings free to rest our lungs, and relax with something slightly less heart-pounding…

Here’s what to watch alongside the Olympics…

1 Season BBC iPlayer 1 x 60 mins
It’s been a decade since the tragic passing of Amy Winehouse, the wonderful singer, Camden icon and relatable legend. And now – after that rather controversial (and Oscar winning) doc from Asif Kapadia in 2015 – Amy’s family are opening up on the star’s life and legacy, in an emotional and heartfelt film.
Score: 8.2
1 Season BBC iPlayer 3 x 60 mins
Small Axe’s Steve McQueen is back with another devastating documentary series covering one of the biggest and most impactful events in black British history: the New Cross fire.
Score: 9.0
2 Seasons Apple TV+ 22 x 30 mins
If you thought that there couldn’t possibly be a more cringeworthy portrayal of British culture than Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, then just wait until you see Ted Lasso.
Score: 6.9
3 Seasons BBC iPlayer 21 x 30 mins
“Oh, what’s occurin’?” Well what it is, see, is that all episodes of Gavin & Stacey are now available on BBC iPlayer, and to be honest with you, we thought it was well time for a rewatch.
Score: 9.0
1 Season Amazon Prime 10 x 60 mins
This is a dark mystery story, centred around the big time lawyer Juan Elías, who is suffering from total memory loss after a car accident.
Score: 8.3
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