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TV&Satellite Week

TV&Satellite Week


Published by TI Media Limited TV & Satellite Week is a weekly magazine, perfect for TV fans looking to get the most out of multichannel viewing. It includes comprehensive listings and a film guide, coverage of the best US dramas, a rundown of the week's highlights and a guide to live sports action on TV. England and Wales edition.

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4 min.
girl power

NEW SUPERHERO DRAMA Stargirl From Friday 21 August, 13 episodes as a box set, Amazon Prime Video From Steve Rogers becoming Captain America in order to defeat the Nazis to Bruce Wayne donning the mantle of Batman to avenge the murder of his parents, superheroes have generally had a noble and profound origin story. However, DC Comics’ Stargirl goes one better, because the teenager serves as a memorial to a real person. Writer Geoff Johns, who created the character and is behind Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation, based Stargirl on his younger sister, Courtney, who was killed in a plane crash in 1996. ‘When she first passed away, I couldn’t focus on anything but the loss,’ says Johns, 47. ‘It took me years to finally talk to someone about it, and they had me do a…

4 min.
american horror

‘We’re showing in Technicolor the demonic spirit of racism’JONATHAN MAJORS DRAMA NEW Lovecraft Country Monday, Sky Atlantic HD, 9pm A nail-biting journey into a 1950s America populated with terrifying monsters, both real and figurative, is at the heart of the new horror drama Lovecraft Country, which has been executive-produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele and Lost creator JJ Abrams. Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, it explores racism through the prism of horror and follows the road trip of a sci-fi-loving Korean War veteran, Atticus ‘Tic’ Freeman (Da 5 Blood s’ Jonathan Majors), and his free-spirited childhood friend Letitia ‘Leti’ Lewis (Birds of Prey’s Jurnee Smollett). The 10-part series opens with Atticus returning home to Chicago from Korea after receiving a mysterious letter from his father Montrose (The Wire’s Michael Kenneth…

4 min.
mind games

NEW ENTERTAINMENT Derren Brown: 20 Years of Mind Control: Live Sunday, C4 HD, 9pm Over the past 20 years, Derren Brown has convinced a man he was living through a zombie apocalypse, hypnotised another to ‘assassinate’ Stephen Fry and persuaded someone else to push a complete stranger (in reality a very convincing prosthetic corpse) to his death. Yet these are just a few of the mind-blowing stunts the BAFTA-winning psychological illusionist has performed on TV since he first appeared on our screens in 2000. This week, as C4 puts on a special night to mark the two decades since his TV debut, Brown, 49, tells the stories behind some of his headline-grabbing feats before performing a brand-new stunt live on air. TV& Satellite Week called him up for a video chat to find out more… How…

2 min.
soap diary

CORONATION STREET Will Gary tie the knot with Maria? Maria is all set to marry Gary, and believes that after years of dating the wrong men, she has finally found Mr Right. Shame that her husband-to-be is not only a murderer, but is still in love with his ex-girlfriend. As the oblivious hairdresser makes her final preparations, Gary gets a talking to from David, who has caught the groom having a close encounter with Sarah. He tells the ginger ninja that he needs to make his mind up – is it Maria or Sarah who he loves? Sarah also has some serious thinking to do. Her marriage to Adam has hit the buffers because of her desire to protect Gary’s killer secret, and she knows she must decide whether she still has feelings for…

2 min.
home cooking

NEW COOKERY Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites Monday, C4 HD, 8.30pm Many of us have been cooking more in lockdown. But, as a father-of-five, Jamie Oliver well knows that creating mouth-watering meals that appeal to all the family can be tricky. Hot on the heels of Keep Cooking and Carry On – the series he created for C4 at the start of lockdown – comes Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites. Packed with new ideas for classic dishes, each episode sees the chef rustle up simple, affordable and tasty meals made from readily available ingredients. In this week’s opener, Oliver reinvents the humble roast chicken by giving it a Cumberland-sausage twist and makes a very British spaghetti bolognese – using pale ale! Oliver hopes that the series, which was filmed at his home with his wife Jools…

1 min.
you liked… now try this…

Wheel of Fortune on ITV The iconic game show saw contestants spinning a giant carnival wheel to determine what cash or star prizes they could play for. During its 13-year run from 1988-2001, the show had several different hosts including Nicky Campbell (pictured) and Bradley Walsh. The Wheel on BBC1 Upcoming 10-part Saturday-night game show The Wheel will be hosted by comic Michael McIntyre. Each week, contestants will compete to win big money prizes, while celebrity experts will have their knowledge tested in a unique funfair-style game full of laughter and tension. WORDS: VICTORIA WILSON, HANNAH DAVIES. PHOTOS: C4, GETTY, ITV…