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Queen Latifah can take centre stage in this reboot of the 1980s crime drama sequence of the identical title. Latifah performs Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative whose facade as a one mum quietly raising her daughter masks her track record in the criminal offense globe as the defender of the downtrodden. Chris Noth co-stars.
Tuesday 3 August, 9pm, Sky Witness

As properly as making, govt developing and crafting this 10-element dramedy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt usually takes the guide function as a recently one thirtysomething wannabe musician coming to conditions with his existence as a fifth-grade teacher. The stellar supporting cast incorporates Debra Winger.
Friday 6 August, Apple Television+

An intensive Dominic Savage drama centred on a startling general performance from Suranne Jones as Victoria, a lady whose diligently assembled domestic bliss is jeopardised by her unravelling psychological well being. Ashley Walters stars as her spouse Chris.
Thursday 5 August, 9pm, Channel 4

Less than the impact … Dion Hesson. Photograph: Tricia Yourkevich

CBBC reporter Dion Hesson investigates the increasing buzz about overseas trade or Fx investing, with splashy adverts on Instagram and YouTube luring in individuals hoping to make straightforward cash. Hesson indicators up for two months’ training, buying and selling on the live marketplace, but he soon realises it normally takes a ton additional investment decision.
Tuesday 3 August, BBC Three

Lior Raz stars in this flashy thriller as a previous undercover agent whose relatives life is upended next his wife’s death. Grief-stricken, he vows to obtain out who was driving the car or truck that killed her, but his investigations also uncover tricks that improve everything he imagined he understood.
Friday 6 August, Netflix

Set throughout 3 summers in the 90s, this US teen drama skips among timelines to unravel the mystery of missing substantial faculty university student, Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt). Meanwhile fellow university student Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) goes from outcast to national loathe figure.
Friday 6 August, Amazon Prime Movie


The Little Mermaid
Fished in … The Little Mermaid. Photograph: Allstar/Disney

Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast goes typically deep on Disney’s basic princess movie. So deep, in actuality, that three episodes are essential to thoroughly unpick this relatively problematic movie. Sociology professor Laura Beth Nielsen is his guest the pair have lots to say about the film’s moral message and the influence it could possibly have on youngsters.
Weekly, extensively offered

In the 1970s, Chicago film critic rivals Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert went from getting barely on talking conditions to forging a Tv partnership and friendship that endured until eventually 1999 – and had the electricity to make or break a motion picture in the US. Brian Raftery, who grew up viewing the exhibit, hosts this affectionate new eight-element doc for the Ringer.
Weekly, The Ringer

Investigative reporter Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Michael Safi talk about the recent information leak which discovered how a strong cellphone-hacking tool arrived to be offered to governments around the planet. How did the Guardian and its companions crack this tale and what are the implications of the revelations?
Weekly, the Guardian

As the implications of lockdown started to totally dawn on Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe, they decided to change their parenting disasters into a podcast. Lockdown is about (for now) but the pod is back again for a 3rd sequence. Earlier sequence have viewed visitor appearances from Katherine Ryan, Peter Crouch and Jamelia.
Weekly, greatly accessible

Audio journalists and “on hiatus One Path fans” Larisha Paul and Hannah Zwick host this exuberant overview of pop’s winners and losers. Subjects contain the sunlight-kissed return of Lorde, the ethics of listening to Doja Cat’s Dr Luke-produced album, and Ed Sheeran’s new movie in which he plays a glittery vampire.
Weekly, extensively out there


Idris Elba in The Suicide Squad
Shark attack … Idris Elba in The Suicide Squad. Photograph: Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros

(15) (James Gunn) 132 mins
Not so much a sequel as yet another go, this standalone motion picture finds Guardians of the Galaxy director Gunn drafted in to lighten up the weirdly stodgy tone of the authentic DC adaptation. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the biggest title returning, with Idris Elba’s Bloodsport becoming a member of a plot to infiltrate an enemy-managed Latin American island.
In cinemas

(15) (Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri) 94 mins
Items did not do the job out properly for Björn Andrésen, the teen picked by Luchino Visconti to star in his 1971 vintage Dying in Venice. Doing the job again from the actor’s hermetic lifestyle in a council flat, the directors expose the heartache that adopted the highs.
In cinemas

(15) (Edgar Wright) 141 mins
It is really hard to believe that that a two-hour-furthermore doc about US art-rock duo Sparks – AKA Russell and Ron Mael – could go away any one seeking a moment a lot more, but Edgar Wright’s humorous and infectious film expresses his passion for them and might inflame your have. It is also a useful primer for their quirky new film musical Annette.
In cinemas

(12A) (Ben Sharrock) 103 mins
In distinction to the slew of harrowing docs and dramas on the refugee disaster, Ben Sharrock’s bittersweet, typically dryly amusing film takes a mild approach. The environment is a distant Scottish island wherever British isles asylum seekers and dreamers from all around the world are sent to await their destiny.
In cinemas

Several prize winner Coda heads up a good cross-segment of titles from the US competition. Search out for eccentric animation Cryptozoo, berserk teenager romcom Very first Day and Sean Durkin’s The Nest, starring Jude Legislation.
Picturehouse Central, W1, and choose cinemas nationwide, to Sunday 1 August