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This Week’s Best Home Entertainment: From Paralympic Games to Pork | Television and radio


TV

Fingers crossed at the Paralympic Games kick-off to avoid controversy at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics a few weeks ago, in which half the organizing team had to resign due to fouls committed in the past. Ade Adepitan and Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson provide the chat, and the games begin on Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 24, 11:30 a.m., Channel 4

Assuming Ofcom doesn’t disconnect before the end of 90 minutes, Love Island 2021 will come to an end with two tanned and loving beauties who will receive the prize of £ 50k: a shared deposit for a house maybe, or a clean split of 50- fifty. spend on a proper vacation after the breakup.
Monday 23 August, 9 pm, ITV2

The original Gossip Girl blog returns like, what else? – an anonymous Instagram account on this reboot. While the troubled politics have been updated, the drama remains as heartwarming and torrid as ever, with long-lost siblings and bitter scion battling for pre-eminence.
Wednesday 25 August, 10:35 PM, BBC One

Journey from Hell ... The Walking Dead
Journey from Hell… The Walking Dead. Photography: Josh Stringer

A typically laid-back fare when post-apocalyptic horror returns for its eleventh outing: After Alexandria was devastated by the Whisperers, its survivors struggle to rebuild their city and food is scarce. Meanwhile, who knows if the mysterious Commonwealth, another group of survivors, represents a friend or an enemy?
Monday, August 23, Disney +

Paul McCartney’s description of the Beatles’ “great little band” is a bit too familiar by now. But watching him explore his career in the company of Rick Rubin is sure to be a treat. As much as you think you know about these songs, they always find a new way to surprise you.
Wednesday, August 25, Disney +

Annie Murphy, loved for her portrayal of Alexis Rose in Schitt’s Creek, achieves more than a simple run in her new project: Kevin … is half traditional American sitcom about an average Joe with a hot wife (Murphy), half realism somber.
Friday, August 27, Amazon Prime Video

Podcasts

Out of the way of the Beatles ... John Lennon.
Out of the way of the Beatles … John Lennon. Photograph: John Lindsay / AP

John Lennon packed a lot in his post-Beatles decade of life. The 1970s were a turbulent time, and Lennon lived up to the spirit of the age, feuding with Richard Nixon, the FBI, and Paul McCartney as well. This group looks at this less explored period in Lennon’s life and reflects on the solo music he created.
Weekly, Double Elvis

Have you ever felt lost in what should be a family topic? This new module aims to fill in some gaps in everyone’s knowledge, ideally in an accessible way. So far, the topics have ranged from the Cuban missile crisis to the Gladiators (the Romans, not the television sensations of Saturday teatime). But expect more topics weekly.
Weekly, widely available

Thanks to the euros, it feels like it’s just gone. But football is back! And so are Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning with their finely honed cynical and cheerful / sardonic cop routine. So how is the season going so far? As usual, the couple will be joined by a variety of guests as they choose the week’s developments.
Weekly, the guardian

The John Ruffo story is a gift for any true crime podcaster. In 1998, Ruffo engineered one of the most scandalous scams in American history: a scheme to rob various financial institutions of up to $ 350 million. He received a 17-year jail sentence but escaped and is surprisingly still at large. But how? This pod tells its incredible story.
Weekly, Apple

Russell Brand, Marmite’s media personality, offers a different and personal take on the beautiful game in the company of Gareth Roy and Jenny May Finn. The trio reflect on the psychological and philosophical side of soccer, not to mention the streaks, the agony of endless exposure to Sweet Caroline, and Steve Bruce’s literary career.
Weekly, Apple

Movie

Put a pig ... Nicolas Cage (right) in Pig.
Put a pig … Nicolas Cage (right) in Pig. Photograph: David Reamer / Melbourne Film Festival

(15) (Michael Sarnoski) 91 minutes
Hipster restaurants in Portland, Oregon are the stalking ground of a gourmet chef who goes wild in this tale of a man searching for his stolen truffled pork. A hybrid of The Revenant and Kitchen Confidential is produced, anchored by one of Nicolas Cage’s most poignant twists in one of his best custom movies (which by now seems to be all of them).
In theaters

(15) (Prano Bailey-Bond) 84 minutes
The moral panic of the nasty 1980s video boom plays out for surreal chills in this immersive horror, starring Niamh Algar as a film censor whose exposure to horror movies triggers bad memories. Though set in a world of blood and gore, this mind-blowing nightmare targets the brain directly.
In theaters

(12A) (Lisa Joy) 116 minutes
More accessible than Christopher Nolan’s tornadoes, although perhaps not easier to digest, this thriller is set in a dystopian and almost underwater New York. Hugh Jackman plays a private investigator-scientist who discovers a way for people to relive their memories. Rebecca Ferguson is the client whose disappearance sends him snooping into the past.
In theaters

(15) (David Bruckner) 107 minutes
Rebecca Hall adds prestige to this rather confusing horror thriller, in which a New York teacher is caught off guard by her husband’s suicide. There are undertones of hereditary to what he later unearths, mixing creepy ghost stories with a spooky hidden weirdness.
In theaters

(15) (Hogir Hirori) 91 minutes
A hard-to-watch documentary that describes the Yazidi Home Center’s efforts to rescue women and girls abducted by the Islamic State and sold as sex slaves. The bravery on display is remarkable as agents infiltrate Syria.
In cinemas and on digital


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