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TV&Satellite Week

TV&Satellite Week 19-Oct-2019

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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3 min.
masked vengeance

‘It feels brave and bold and different – that’s what’s exciting’REGINA KING NEW DRAMA Watchmen Monday, Sky Atlantic HD, 9pm Robert Redford has been the American President for 27 years, smartphones and the internet don’t exist and superheroes have been outlawed. Welcome to the world of Watchmen, inspired by the cult 1980s graphic novel and brought to the small screen by Lost creator Damon Lindelof. The nine-part series stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons and Don Johnson, and also features a cameo from Robert Redford, who plays himself as the President. The action is set several decades after the events in the original comic-book series. The US has strict laws on gun control as well as personal technology, and fossil fuels are also a thing of the past. Meanwhile, superheroes have been forced to go into retirement…

1 min.
who’s who

Detective Angela Abar/Sister Night Regina King The Tulsa detective has started to wear a mask to disguise who she is and has also taken on the identity of vigilante Sister Night. Agent Laurie Blake/Silk Spectre II Jean Smart The FBI agent has the job of tracking down outlawed vigilantes. She is also an older version of the classic Watchmen heroine Silk Spectre II. Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias Jeremy Irons The once young superhero is now an arrogant, ageing lord who has returned several years after tricking the world into an uneasy peace. Chief Judd Crawford Don Johnson Judd is Tulsa’s chief of police, but could the veteran cop also be an older version of Daniel Dreiberg, AKA superhero Nite Owl II?…

1 min.
lost connection

Damon Lindelof, the creator of the Watchmen series, is the man behind sci-fi shows The Leftovers and, most famously, Lost. And he freely admits that the Watchmen comic books have been a major influence on his previous work. ‘Everything I do, particularly Lost, is a letter to Watchmen,’ he says, revealing that he drew on the comic’s use of traumatic character origin stories and flashbacks when he made Lost, about a group of survivors stranded on a mysterious island. ‘The idea of non-linear storytelling, the idea of the island moving through time was hatched out of Watchmen,’ he says. ‘Also, the structure of focusing on one character’s story per episode came from the Watchmen model.’ WORDS: HANNAH DAVIES. PHOTOS: ABC, ALAMY, SKY/HBO…

2 min.
shattered lives

‘I don’t search out harrowing pieces of work’SARAH LANCASHIRE NEW DRAMA The Accident Thursday, C4 HD, 9pm Sarah Lancashire reunites with Kiri writer Jack Thorne this week for a new hard-hitting C4 drama about a tightknit community in Wales which is torn apart by a devastating disaster and the subsequent search for justice. The Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax star plays hairdresser Polly Bevan, who lives in the fictional town of Glyngolau with her husband Iwan (Chernobyl’s Mark Lewis Jones) and their 15-year-old daughter Leona (Jade Croot). The small, rundown town is looking forward to the creation of 1,000 jobs thanks to the opening of new factory, built by a multinational company and overseen by the firm’s executive, Harriet Paulsen, played by Borgen and Westworld star Sidse Babett Knudsen. However, tragedy strikes when there is…

1 min.
who’s who

Polly Name Bevan Lancashire ryutyru The works hairdresser respected councillor Iwan Bevan Mark Lewis Jones The council leader is passionate about restoring his hometown to its former glory, but his daughter has little respect for him. Leona Bevan Jade Croot Polly and Iwan’s 15-year-old daughter is rebellious, but the disaster changes her life and that of her family forever. Harriet Paulsen Sidse Babett Knudsen The executive oversaw the factory project, but her company does everything it can to avoid blame. Angela Griffiths Joanna Scanlan A friend of Polly’s since they were children, Angela loses her daughter in the tragedy and demands justice. Debbie Kethin Genevieve Barr Debbie’s husband Alan dies in the explosion, but as he was responsible for site security, some people blame him for their children’s deaths.…

2 min.
band of brothers

DRAMA World on Fire Sunday, BBC1 HD, 9pm Blake Harrison might have got his big break as a dim sixth former in The Inbetweeners, but since leaving the teen comedy behind he’s built a reputation as a fine drama actor. His appearance opposite Hugh Grant in the award-winning BBC1 drama A Very English Scandal won plaudits last year, and he’s currently playing Sergeant Stan Raddings in sprawling war epic World on Fire. ‘This series has been one of the best jobs I’ve ever done,’ Harrison says. ‘In terms of budget and scale, nothing comes close. It almost feels like Game of Thrones set in World War Two – there are so many plot strands and so much going on.’ SHOWING HIS METTLE Stan has been Lieutenant Harry Chase’s second-in-command since he arrived in northern France, and Harry…