Along with some Bank Holiday outings we are looking forward to some down time to relax and take a moment. With a glass of wine poured and all settled in for an evening, this is what we’ll be watching.
It is hard to believe the story of the Maxwell family. Power, deceit, mind games and intrigue created a family who seemed to think nothing of using others to get where they wanted to be. The story starts with the rise of Robert Maxwell to his extraordinary death and on to the Daily Mail scandal, finishing with the horrific crimes of Robert’s daughter Ghislaine. This documentary covers it all.
BBC Two – Thatcher and Reagan: A Very Special Relationship
Whatever you may think about Margaret Thatcher, she was the first woman Prime Minister in the UK which was exceptional for the time. She exerted authority and control over difficult situations including the Cold War where she held a great deal of influence. This documentary is truly insightful and interesting to watch.
This is one to watch with the children. Just sit back and enjoy family friendly entertainment which will have the kids giggling and smiling.
Derrys Girls is back for its third and final series. The new season continues to follow the group of school friends trying to find their way through adolescence with the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. A funny and heart warming comedy.
Sky – Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
Charting the rise of the Lakers basketball team from the lates 1970’s into the 1990’s with Magic Johnson, this series mixes the glitz and glamour of the era with the still prevalent racism and sexism of the time whilst managing to also entertain. Not easy to pull off but it works…
Netflix “do” documentaries brilliantly and Bad Vegan is part of that genre. Following a hugely successful vegan restauranteur, things start to take a turn for the worse when she meets a man who convinces her if she completes certain tasks, she and her beloved dog will reach immortality and she’ll have riches only ever unimaginable…would you fall for it?
Amazon Prime – All the Old Knives
This movie follows two CIA agents who embarked on a passionate relationship only to find themselves caught up in an airplane hostage situation resulting in questions being asked as to how it all went so wrong. Was there someone on the inside leaking secrets? How to you separate fact from fiction when emotions are so entangled?