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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.


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.

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