ON DEMAND HIGHLIGHTS
Railroad Tigers (2016) 12 V (Sky Store) )) Jackie Chan may be past his peak, but he still puts in a decent showing in this Chinese action comedy set in 1941, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It’s heavy on slapstick, light on comprehensibility. It’s Only The End Of The World (2016) 15 (Sky Store) A gay playwright returns to his family after a long absence – to tell them he’s dying – in a so-so French drama with good stars (Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard). Both from Monday.
SKY ON DEMAND
COMEDY Yonderland (Seasons 1-3)
)))) Sky’s silly and funny comedy, from the stars of Horrible Histories, follows a bored mum into a fantastical land filled with puppets in need of mothering. Look out for the Hot Eagle music video on demand, too. DRAMA Lucan (Both parts) Dark, compelling two-part drama that explores the killing of the Lucans’ nanny in 1974, and the ensuing mystery of Lucan’s disappearance. Rory Kinnear is mesmerising in the lead. LAST CHANCE Hello Ladies (All nine episodes) Stephen Merchant’s fishout-of-water comedy, about an awkward Englishman trying to date in LA, scores high for its physical gags, but never quite takes off in other areas. Until Monday.
COMEDY Lead Balloon (All four seasons)
Jack Dee’s quietly brilliant sitcom, in which the downbeat comedian plays a downbeat comedian named Rick Spleen.
NEW! Dear White People (Season 1)
Witty and controversial campus satire based on the film (also on Netflix), which flips between perspectives to explore racial attitudes at a posh US university. From Friday. NEW! Casting JonBenet This new documentary (above) approaches the murder of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey in a clever way – by interviewing actors auditioning to play JonBenet, her mum, dad and other key players. Each provides their own perspective on the characters, and tells the story of the case at the same time. Much less pretentious than it sounds. From Friday.