Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg and Hope Davis star in this flashy drama based on the award-winning Israeli series Kvodo. Cranston plays respected judge Michael Desiato, who is forced into the New Orleans crime world after his son is involved in a hit-and-run. Stuhlbarg plays Jimmy Baxter, the much-feared head of a crime family now wanting revenge.
Tuesday 2 March, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
In 2014, notorious publicist Max Clifford was jailed for eight years for indecent assault. This documentary utilises 30 hours of previously unheard audio recordings of Clifford, alongside interviews with some of his victims, to shed light on his crimes.
Monday 1 March, 9pm, Channel 4
This tense Finnish thriller focuses on the Kurtti family, whose lives are upended after their two-year-old son is killed. Twelve years later, during a family holiday, a man is spotted who looks like their son’s killer, unlocking a chain of events that leads back to their dark past.
Saturday 27 February, 9pm, BBC Four
Set in a pupil referral unit, this comedy pilot follows four 15-year-olds – Halil, Hanna, Jaeden and Belle – who have been excluded from their previous mainstream schools and now find themselves thrown together to get through year 10. Firstly, though, they set about wreaking havoc on their unsuspecting teacher’s day by not getting along.
Tuesday 2 March, BBC Three
Tala Gouveia and Jason Watkins return as the titular mismatched detective duo in the second series of this Bath-based drama. The three episodes will be bolstered by a host of guest stars including Rupert Graves, Martin Kemp, Patsy Kensit and Rob Brydon.
Sunday 28 February, 8pm, ITV
Living legend David Attenborough presents this three-part series exploring the myriad vital ways animals use colour. Utilising high-tech cameras built specifically for the show, it focuses mainly on Australian wildlife and shows a world so far unseen by the human eye.
Sunday 28 February, 7pm, BBC One
The third and final season of the hit German-language drama moves its focus to 1989 and the fall of the Berlin wall. Following the so-called “end of history”, Jonas Nay’s former East German intelligence officer Martin Rauch is suddenly forced to return to work as an undercover agent.
Friday 5 March, 9pm, More4
Stacey Dooley helps a group of people answer burning questions about their identities in this new series. Whether it’s a man who wants to know who his biological father is or a woman keen to understand her ethnicity, the results are in their DNA.
Tuesday 2 March, 9pm, BBC Two
Forty amateur cooks are back in the MasterChef kitchen, hoping to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode with their gastronomic skills in the latest series of this reality staple. For week one, the hopefuls face critic Grace Dent and previous winners.
Monday 1 March, 9pm, BBC One
Ridley Scott serves as executive producer on this horror drama, a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic. Frozen and isolated, and with dwindling supplies, the Royal Navy crew quickly struggle not only with the elements, but with each other. Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and Ciarán Hinds star.
Wednesday 3 March, 9pm, BBC Two
This comedy-horror podcast from writer Natasha Hodgson promises to recreate dream scenarios – with the help of voice actors including Alice Lowe and David Elms – in order to help you drift off into the land of nod. The result is an intriguing mix of audio surrealism, ambient sound design and scripted narrative, soothing listeners when silence is not enough.
All episodes available, BBC Sounds
Mariah Smith hosts this fascinating podcast dissecting how the past three decades of reality TV have come to shape and inform our culture, from The Real World to Survivor. Smith interviews participants and critics to find out why the television genre has become such a staple.
Weekly, widely available
The latest addition to the Guardian’s podcasts comes in the form of a series unpicking the songs and artists behind historical turning points for cities across the world. Topics already covered have included the campaign to oust a Panamanian dictator with Rick Astley’s music and Shostakovich’s grand symphony for Leningrad.
Weekly, the Guardian
DJ Fabio Luis, DJ and promoter Shenin Amara, and photographer Dayran host this “unscripted and unvarnished” new podcast exploring the culture around London’s house music scene. Episode one examines the impact of Covid-19 on nightlife, taking a look at the rise of socially distanced events, and tackles the issue of discrimination in clubs.
As literature begins to articulate our frantic existence online, so do podcasts. Or at least this one does: it sees comic Poppy Hillstead visiting niche chat rooms – VIP Vampires, the Magic Circle – then getting her famous friends, including Rich Fulcher and Kim Noble, to re-enact those interactions.
Weekly, widely available
(Lee Daniels) 130 mins
From the late 1940s onwards, singer Holiday faced harassment from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, ostensibly due to her heroin habit but really because she kept performing her brilliant, incendiary song Strange Fruit. This absorbing biopic, starring a remarkable Andra Day, tracks her travails as a black federal agent (Trevante Rhodes) finds his loyalties tested.
(Khalik Allah) 199 mins
Film-maker Allah revisits the East Harlem of his 2015 doc Field Niggas for an extended, impressionistic profile of the denizens of its troubled streets. Shot at night on a handheld camera, it focuses mostly on homeless addict Frenchie, but also touches on Allah’s life and vocation.
The Stylist (TBC)
(Jill Gevargizian) 105 mins
How do you make friends when you’re a serial killer who scalps their victims for trophies? That’s the dilemma facing Najarra Townsend’s socially awkward hairdresser Claire in this sly horror cum indie character study; a job for Olivia (Brea Grant), who’s getting married, offers her a path out of her loneliness.
Arrow, out Monday 1 March
(Amy Poehler) 111 mins
Shy 16-year-old Vivian (Hadley Robinson) is inspired by her mother (Poehler) to take on the toxic sexist culture at her high school in this young adult drama. She and her friends start an anonymous magazine exposing the situation and stir up a hornets’ nest.
Netflix, out Wednesday 3 March
(RJ Cutler) 140 mins
A closeup doc about the talented teenage pop star/voice of a generation. It bags a lot of quality time with her and her family as she records her first album and comes to terms with skyscraping levels of fame.
French genre playboy François Ozon isn’t known for black-and-white period dramas, but this 2016 film is a sombre, finely tuned treasure. Paula Beer plays young German Anna, whose fiance, Frantz, has died in the first world war. When French soldier Adrien (Pierre Niney) turns up claiming to have been the dead man’s friend, Anna is drawn to him. The truth is revealed in epiphanies of colour.
Saturday 27 February, 1.55am, BBC Two