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NEW! Dy­nasty (Sea­son 2, Episode 1)

The re­turn of this sassy, re­booted ver­sion of the su­per­soap finds the Car­ring­tons in cel­e­bra­tory mood, but prob­a­bly not for long. A new episode ar­rives ev­ery Satur­day.

NEW! Black Light­ning (Sea­son 2,

Episode 1) Ma­ture su­per­hero show about an African-Amer­i­can vig­i­lante who re­tires for his fam­ily, then is forced back to work. A new episode ar­rives ev­ery Tues­day.

NEW! Der­ren Brown: Sac­ri­fice

In his first spe­cial for Net­flix, the il­lu­sion­ist (right) tries to per­suade a mem­ber of the pub­lic to take a bul­let for a stranger. It is, as al­ways, mind­bog­gling stuff. From Fri­day.

Dare­devil NEW! (Sea­son 3)

Af­ter the beat­ing he took at the end of sea­son two, blind lawyer Matt Mur­dock isn’t worth much as a vig­i­lante any more. Is the bat­tered hero even be­yond the reach of a back-from-the-brink, Rocky-style train­ing mon­tage? Time will tell. The def­i­nite good news this sea­son, though, is that Vin­cent D’Onofrio is back as King­pin, Matt’s bril­liantly three-di­men­sional neme­sis. From Fri­day.

AMA­ZON PRIME

DRAMA Tyrant (All three sea­sons) This at­mo­spheric drama from Home­land cre­ator Gideon Raff, about how an Amer­i­can doc­tor be­comes sucked into the pol­i­tics of his Mid­dle East home­land, feels like it draws heav­ily on the life of Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad (see A Dan­ger­ous Dy­nasty, above). NEW! The Romanoffs (Part 3) This stand-alone tale from Mad Men cre­ator Matthew Weiner pits an in­se­cure movie star (Mad Men’s Christina Hen­dricks) against an ec­cen­tric di­rec­tor (Is­abelle Hup­pert). The re­sult is a stylish, spooky ex­pe­ri­ence in which it’s hard to tell what is real. A new episode ar­rives ev­ery Fri­day.

MOVIE The Great Gatsby (2013)

12 Baz Luhrmann’s take on the F. Scott Fitzger­ald novel is a stun­ning vis­ual ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially in the party scenes. Leonardo DiCaprio is a good choice as the elu­sive Gatsby at the cen­tre of it all. From Fri­day. MOVIE I, Tonya (2017) 15 Dy­na­mite act­ing from Mar­got Rob­bie (Os­car-nom­i­nated) and Al­li­son Jan­ney (Os­car-win­ning) – as Tonya Hard­ing and her over­bear­ing mother – pow­ers this punchy drama about the in­fa­mous ice skater.

SKY ON DE­MAND/ NOW TV

COM­EDY The Cafe (Sea­sons 1-2) Look out for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the writer of Killing Eve, in a scene-steal­ing role as wacky friend Chloe (right) in this gen­tle sea­side com­edy from Ralf Lit­tle and Michelle Terry. The first sea­son leaves on Thurs­day.

NEW! Blindspot (Sea­sons

1-3) Ef­fi­cient US thriller hinged around a woman who wakes up in a bag in Times Square, with no mem­o­ries but lots of tat­toos. From Mon­day.

LAST CHANCE FlashFor­ward (All 22

episodes) En­joy­ably ridicu­lous US drama set in the af­ter­math of a global black­out that saw ev­ery per­son on Earth si­mul­ta­ne­ously lose con­scious­ness for 2 min­utes and 17 sec­onds. Un­til Mon­day.

MOVIE S.W.A.T.

(2003) 12 Colin Far­rell plays an LA cop led astray, and try­ing to re­deem him­self un­der the tute­lage of Sa­muel L. Jackson, in a di­vert­ing ac­tion film. It’s based on the same 1970s se­ries as the TV show of the same name on Sky One (Sun­days, 9pm).

BEST OF THE REST

DRAMA The Slap (All 4) The US ver­sion of an Aussie drama about the rip­ple ef­fects of an adult hit­ting an un­ruly child. The starry cast – in­clud­ing Uma Thur­man, Zachary Quinto and Melissa Ge­orge – helps to keep it in­ter­est­ing.

NEW! In My Skin (BBC3

via iPlayer) Wel­lob­served com­edy drama about the life of a 16-year-old Welsh girl whose mum has men­tal health prob­lems. The ma­te­rial de­serves more than this one-off. From to­mor­row, 10am.

PAY MOVIES

The Happy Prince (2018) 15 (BT TV

Store, Sky Store, Vir­gin) In a real pas­sion project for Ru­pert Ev­erett, the ac­tor di­rects him­self as Os­car Wilde in a raw and mov­ing por­trait of the great wit’s de­clin­ing years. Ev­erett also wrote the script.

55 Steps (2017) 12 (Sky Store, Vir­gin)

He­lena Bon­ham Carter gives a Gothic per­for­mance as real-life fig­ure Eleanor Riese in a drama about pa­tients’ rights, set in the US in the 1980s. Hi­lary Swank plays her tense lawyer and, later, friend. Both from Mon­day.

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