From an adaptation of Stephanie Land’s bestselling memoir Maid to Friday Night Lights, the best on demand TV to watch this week
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Adapted from the bestselling memoir by Stephanie Land and picked by Barack Obama as one of his summer reads, this eight-part series stars real-life mother-daughter duo Andie MacDowell and Margaret Qualley as on-screen mother and daughter.
This eight-part series stars real-life mother-daughter duo Andie MacDowell (sopra) and Margaret Qualley as on-screen mother and daughter
Qualley plays Alex, a single mother who becomes a house cleaner to make ends meet while escaping an abusive relationship and overcoming homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy.
Meanwhile Alex’s mother, Paula (MacDowell), has her own problems. Netflix, from Friday
A generous dollop of artistic licence is employed in this film about Dorset fossil hunter Mary Anning, giving her a passionate lesbian relationship for which there is little evidence.
Anning (Kate Winslet) falls for Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan, above with Winslet), wife of a geologist who leaves the apparently fragile younger woman in her care when he waltzes off
Anning (Kate Winslet, giusto) falls for Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan, estrema destra), wife of a geologist who leaves the apparently fragile younger woman in her care when he waltzes off on an expedition. Amazon, from Friday
The Truffle Hunters
Viewers are taken deep into the forests of Piedmont in northern Italy, where a group of mischievous, stubborn old men and their beloved dogs search for white truffles (sopra)
Wonderful documentary about a dying art – truffle hunting. It might not sound touching or illuminating, but it’s both. Viewers are taken deep into the forests of Piedmont in northern Italy, where a group of mischievous, stubborn old men and their beloved dogs search for white truffles. Sky Store, from Mon
Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled LA police detective demoted to operator duty when he takes a call from a distressed woman. Baylor finds himself trying to solve a kidnapping from his desk over the course of a single shift. Netflix, from Friday
Attack Of The Hollywood Cliches!
An hour-long special hosted by Rob Lowe in which he looks at the ridiculous and weird cliches in Hollywood films, analysing the origins of everything from the action movie’s ‘Walking Away From An Explosion’ trope, to the romcom’s ‘Meet-Cute’. Netflix, from Tuesday
Many readers probably won’t remember Picture Post, the groundbreaking British magazine published from 1938 per 1957. però, its influence is still being felt today.
Many readers probably won’t remember Picture Post (sopra), the groundbreaking British magazine published from 1938 per 1957
This documentary examines its history and legacy, with a major focus on how the publication shaped perceptions of British life both during and after the Second World War. Google Play, Youtube & iTunes, da lunedì
Gary Glitter: A Faking It Special
During the 1970s, Glitter was the hugely popular, larger-than-life king of glam rock who sold more than 20 million records. But his image was shattered when allegations of child sex abuse emerged.
During the 1970s, Gary Glitter (sopra) was the hugely popular, larger-than-life king of glam rock who sold more than 20 million records
Qui, the Faking It team re-examines some of his TV appearances, enabling them to pinpoint moments in which Glitter unwittingly revealed his true colours. Discovery+, disponibile ora
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Friday Night Lights
The best TV show you’ve never watched. Perhaps because it revolves around a high school American football team it has never really taken off in this country, but this five-season drama isn’t about sport – it’s about the lives and loves and ups and downs of people living in a small, tightly-knit, middle American community and it’s utterly compelling.
Starring Kyle Chandler as the team’s head coach and Connie Britton as his wife, plus Minka Kelly and Scott Porter (sopra)
Starring Kyle Chandler as the team’s head coach and Connie Britton as his wife, plus Minka Kelly and Scott Porter. All4, from Friday
Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
In light of Charlie Watts’ recent death, here’s a timely opportunity to see Brett Morgen’s excellent documentary about the first 20 years in the history of the Rolling Stones.
Among the highlights are insights into their 1960s success, the musical talent of Brian Jones, the various members’ experiences with drugs and the arrival of Ronnie Wood. BBC iPlayer, until Monday
Are you a fan of the original British drama, or the US remake? If you’re unsure, you can check both out this week. The BBC series stars Sarah Parish, Sharon Small, Shelley Conn and Orla Brady as four friends with complex personal lives.
Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan take the leads in the US version. BBC iPlayer, from Thur; Disney +, from Wed