BLACK HOLLYWOOD: “THEY’VE GOTTA HAVE US”
Tonight, BBC2, 9pm
WHEN Moonlight was named Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars, it was the first film with an all-black cast to take the prize – becoming a symbol for black cinema. It’s the starting point for this three-part series looking at how black actors and filmmakers have gone from being side-lined to wielding real power in Hollywood. In episode one, Harry Belafonte (91, who was recently seen in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlasman), Earl Cameron (101) and Diahann Carroll (83) talk about their experiences of being pioneers in a white world.
DOCTOR WHO Tomorrow, BBC1, 6.55pm
THE Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her new friends have barely had a chance to recover from their first adventure together before they are plunged into another – which takes Graham, Ryan and Yasmin on their first journey to an alien planet. The unlikely travelling companions are faced with a struggle for survival as they try to solve the mystery at the heart of this strange, dangerous new world.
AUTUMNWATCH NEW ENGLAND
Monday, BBC2, 8pm
EVERY year the leaves of six billion trees across New England turn into a riot of yellows, reds and golds, and Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke have travelled to New Hampshire to beam this phenomenon back to the UK. They also introduce viewers to wildlife including moose, black bears, bobcats and beavers, as well as the more familiar red foxes, red and grey squirrels and deer.
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
Tuesday, Channel 4, 8pm IT’S Danish Week, and the bakers face unfamiliar recipes
as they battle to impress the judges. There’s a bread challenge Signature, where they must demonstrate style as well as substance. Paul Hollywood sets a spherical Technical – and with a place in the semi-final at stake, everyone is out to impress him and Prue Leith. For their final challenge, the bakers must deliver an elaborate pastry Showstopper fit for a Danish birthday party.
WITHOUT LIMITS: AUSTRALIA Wednesday, BBC1, 8pm
FOLLOWING the critically acclaimed serIes Without Limits: Vietnam, and to mark the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, this twopart observational
documentary sees a team of injured British and Australian veterans embark on an extraordinary 1,000-mile expedition across the Kimberley, the northernmost of Western Australia’s nine regions. The Kimberley is three times larger than England but with a population of less than 40,000, and the team’s route follows the Gibb River Road, an old stock route of mostly unpaved road.
THE BIG BANG THEORY Thursday E4, 8.30pm
IT ALL started with a big bang, but now fans are coming up with theories about how the hit US sitcom will end as it’s been announced that this 12th season will be the last. It may seem like Sheldon already has his happy
ending after marrying Amy at the end of the last run, but in this opening episode, their honeymoon is about to go awry. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard discover they have a disturbing amount in common with Amy’s parents, and Raj gets caught in a social media storm after insulting astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
INVICTUS GAMES 2018 Friday, BBC1, 7.30pm
IT’S been a big year for Prince Harry, but he and his new wife are still heading to Australia for the Invictus Games, which the royal helped launch in 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren’t the only ones making the trip, with Alex Jones and JJ Chalmers in Sydney to preview the competition, which gets under way on Saturday. They find that the Games has gone from strength to strength, and that more than 500 injured, ill and wounded military personnel from 18 countries will be taking part this year. The presenters also talk to members of the UK team to hear their stories and learn more about how sport has helped to transform their lives.
Actress Diahann Carroll Credit: Simon Frederick
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Sheldon and Amy in The Big Bang Theory