Sharon Horgan’s name in the credits of any series is always good enough reason to make it a hit – although you can experience the thrill of watching Bad Sisters (Apple TV+) , a Dublin remake of the Flemish dark comedy series Clan, was shown on Channel 4 under the title Outlaws.
organ, who has written several scripts, plays Eva, whose sisters are Ursula (Eva Birthistle), Bibi (Sarah Greene, sports an eye patch), Becka (Eve Hewson) and Grace (Anne-Marie Duff) .
They have gathered for the funeral of Grace’s husband, John Paul (Claes Bang), an unpleasant undertaking that no one can afford to miss.
Surrounded by the Claffin brothers (Brian Gleeson and Daryl McCormick), a pair of insurance company investigators suspect John Paul’s death was not accidental.
There are two timelines, one after the Claffins murder, the other including the run up to John Paul’s death. Expect 10 episodes, the first two of which are available, to be darker than the sisters’ funeral outfits.
There is more killing in Kleo (Netflix), a German series set shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Jella Haase plays a spy of the same name who intends to track down everyone who betrayed her. It is compared with Killing New Year’s Eve.
Let’s hope this refers to the great first season and not the bad things that followed.
Our life (BBC1, 7.30pm), a half-hour documentary series, which tells the extraordinary stories of 33 Leeds families who have devised a novel way to weather soaring property prices; they decided to build their own townhouses – a painstaking process that required everyone’s full consent at every stage of development.
Alex Brooker is a busy man tonight. Before his weekly vacation on Last leg (Channel 4, 10pm), he starts his new four-part series Man with hobbies (Channel 4, 8 PM), basically Travel Man format with alternative holiday preferences. He joined Scarlett Moffatt for chess tests, birdwatching and home brewing.
Outstanding composer Danny Elfman is known to most people for his long creative partnership with Tim Burton – he has scored 17 points among the director’s films – and for writing the best music. theme tune of The Simpsons Family.
BBC Proms (BBC4, 8pm) presents a brand new Burton product called Wunderkammer, translated as “cabinet of curiosities”, performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. They will also play the wonderful role of George Gershwin Rhapsody in green.
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Paul Newman did hundreds of hours of videotaped interviews for a planned autobiography he never wrote. The actor burned the tapes – he apparently decided they were too revealing – but the recordings persisted.
Now, actor, director and novelist Ethan Hawke has turned them into an extraordinary six-part series The Last Movie Stars (Documentary Sky, 9 p.m.), which received rave reviews when it aired on HBO recently.
It’s an unbelievably honest, candid look at the life, career, and enduring marriage of Newman and his second wife Joanna Woodward, two incredibly talented, intelligent, complex people, through cinemagraphs, archival footage (always there are brutally unflattering home movies of Newman a heavy drinker, reveling in his mugs), the most significant and talking heads are the words of Newman and Woodward themselves, spoken by George Clooney and Laura Linney.
Without a doubt, this is the series where everything else tonight – and maybe even this weekend – has to compete.
In a landscape filled with psychological thrillers with supernatural undertones, there is another, the Spanish series The girl in the mirror (Netflix).
Mireia Oriol plays Alma, a teenager who wakes up in a hospital after a bus crash with no memory of what happened or really anything about her past. She set out to find some answers.
I was not attached to Happy Status (BBC4, 9 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.), a TV series about how the discovery of offshore oil transformed a Norwegian community in the 1970s, but if you do, this is its second season. two, set a few years later, when it becomes apparently safe. is not on most people’s list of primary concerns.
Princess Diana’s death 25 years ago continues to fascinate documentary filmmakers. Four parts Investigating Diana: Death in Paris (Channel 4 9 p.m.) ignores the conspiracy theories and grueling tantrums by the usual royal stalkers. Instead, it reviews the police investigation and talks to the officers who worked with it. Second episode tomorrow.
It should at least take precedence Princess (The Sky Documentary on Demand), landed a few days ago but has absolutely nothing new to say.
There’s no shortage of intriguing new insights in the end of this outstanding book Afghanistan: Get Out (BBC2 9pm).
Here they come from Washington-backed Afghans who, left behind in bitterness and betrayal after America, have promised them Westernization, progress and protection, return and openness. negotiations with the vile Taliban.
But if it’s just a little relief you want, you can do much worse than part two of The Adventures of Alan Carr with Agatha Christie (More than 4, 9 pm). This week, Agatha nut Alan looks at what inspired her to create Miss Marple.
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