This week’s best home entertainment: from Black Panther to Flowers

Ryan Coogler’s afrofuturist smash comes to the small screen, while Will Sharpe’s iconoclastic comedy returns to Channel 4

Black Panther

Last year’s monster-grossing Marvel mega-hit, Black Panther is as politically charged as it is entertaining. The technologically advanced nation of Wakanda has hidden its prosperity in order to protect a stash of sound-absorbant vibranium. But, as problems develop and arms dealers circle, will the country be forced out of isolation?
Available from Monday 11 June, Sky Store

Come Together: The Rise of the Festival

Pining for Glastonbury? Console yourself with this hefty documentary that tracks the evolution of the outdoor musical extravaganza from its countercultural roots. How did Altamont turn into Cornbury?
Saturday 9 June, 9pm, Sky Arts

Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman in Flowers
Back of the net… Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman in Flowers. Photograph: Des Willie


Will Sharpe’s brilliantly iconoclastic comedy returns. Most sitcoms mine impotence and frustration to a certain extent, but few have the nerve to go quite this dark. Having launched the first series with a suicide attempt, Julian Barratt’s Maurice seems to be in a brighter place. But can this mood survive Deborah’s new book about his depression?
Monday 11 June, 10pm, Channel 4

The World Cup

Ready yourself for four weeks of excitement and controversy as Russia prepares to present itself as a freedom-loving democracy, England supporters prepare to curse the cruelty of the penalty shootout and Germany prepares a new space in its trophy cabinet.
From Thursday 14 June, ITV & BBC One

Germaine Bloody Greer

Even by her standards, Germaine Greer’s recent comments about rape at the Hay literary festival represented a questionable gambit. But however offensive they might have seemed, they are strangely consistent with a career that has reliably burned bridges and never shied away from challenging orthodoxies. Clare Beavan’s doc tracks a tumultuous life.
Saturday 9 June, 9pm, BBC Two

Aidan Turner in Poldark.
Beach body ready… Aidan Turner in Poldark. Photograph: Mike Hogan


Another series of rugged, ab-flexing Cornish period drama as Aidan Turner hoists his dusty three-cornered hat and prepares to deal with an election, murder accusations close to home and riots in Truro. Presumably, he’ll find time for the odd artfully shot trip to the beach, too.
Sunday 10 June, 9pm, BBC One

Matt Berry Interviews: Uri Geller

Matt Berry deploys his absurdist imagination and enviable range of silly voices to fine effect in this new series of spoof interviews. We begin with noted 70s spoon-bending sensation Geller, who attempts some of his mind-control trickery live on the radio. A feast for the ears.
Wednesday 13 June, 11pm, Radio 4

James Rolleston in Boy
Deadbeat dad… James Rolleston in Boy. Photograph: Allstar


This early comedy from talented New Zealander Taika Waititi is the story of sweet, lovable, 11-year-old Maori, Boy (James Rolleston). In a deprived community in 1984, the only person Boy admires more than his hero Michael Jackson is his worthless, petty-criminal dad (a sublimely comic Waititi). It’s a tender, poignant and funny coming-of-age tale.
Saturday 9 June, 1.15am, Film4


A year has passed since the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire. Via real-time footage, social media content and interviews with survivors, this documentary pieces together the events of that terrible night and reflects upon the aftermath in which residents felt let down by the reaction of the authorities.
Monday 11 June, 8.30pm, BBC One

The Fight for Women’s Bodies

Journalist Ellie Flynn reports from the heart of Ireland’s recent referendum on abortion rights. She speaks to repeal campaigners as well as passionate opponents of abortion, and sticks around for the referendum’s result and aftermath, too. A pleasingly multi-dimensional look at an incredibly divisive issue.
Available from Wednesday 13 June, BBC Three

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