Catch of the Week
BANGIN’ BHANGRA: Although the festivities have been rolling out for weeks, the official date for this year’s Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is Wednesday. And if you want to know more about the recent wild dancing on Queen St, and the music that animated it, you could do no better than watch the fascinating BBC documentary Pump Up the Bhangra on YouTube. It explains how this high-energy British-Indian pop music emerged as a way for lonely migrant workers to cheer themselves up in the 1970s and went on to generate global hits in the 21st century. tinyurl.com/NZLBhangra
BARR BARED: As ABC reworks Roseanne without Roseanne, as The Connors, you may be wondering what became of Roseanne Barr herself after her fateful racist tweet. Vice News’ short, intimate report Roseanne, Interrupted finds her homebound and not in a great place. tinyurl.com/ NZLRoseanne
MEMORIES: TVNZ has been rolling out the hits of yore on OnDemand. All six seasons of Dawson’s Creek went up recently, and The Nanny starts streaming from Thursday. Next thing you know, Bill Clinton will be president.
Pump Up the Bhangra