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From Fort Salem to Elizabeth Is Missing and The Hater: This week's best on-demand television


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Fort Salem

Three American teenagers (Ashley Nicole Williams, Taylor Hickson and Jessica Sutton) complete their basic training on a prestigious military course. But it's not West Point. It is Fort Salem – and these are special units with spells.

Ashley Nicole Williams, Taylor Hickson and Jessica Sutton (top) act as cadets to complete their basic training. But it's not West Point. It is Fort Salem – and these are special units with spells

Three centuries ago, the American government reached an agreement with the Salem witches and they banded together. Witches are now an integral part of the U.S. military and are respected by the public. People give up seats on planes for them and thank them for their service. And witches are essential in the fight against The Spree, a sinister terrorist organization.

When this ten-episode series was first shown, some critics were a little sharp, but the audience was thrilled. It is a richly imagined and expensive world that is very convincing. A second series is planned. BBC iPlayer, complete box set available from Sunday, 6 a.m.

Good night

Julia Davis & # 39; acclaimed black comedy is extremely dark and not always pleasant to watch. However, it's very clever and tells the twisted story of narcissistic sociopath Jill (Davis), a beauty therapist who is preparing for life without him, when she discovers that her long-suffering husband Terry is suffering from cancer – even if his condition isn't necessarily so Terminal.

Julia Davis & # 39; acclaimed black comedy tells the twisted story of narcissistic sociopath Jill (Davis, top with Mark Gatiss) preparing for life after her husband's death

Julia Davis & # 39; acclaimed black comedy tells the twisted story of narcissistic sociopath Jill (Davis, top with Mark Gatiss) preparing for life after her husband's death

She starts dating other men even though it's her neighbor Don, a female doctor who is at the center of her increasingly obsessive behavior. Angus Deayton plays him while Kevin Eldon is Jill's other half. Ruth Jones, Mark Gatiss, Felicity Montagu and Miranda Hart also appear. BBC iPlayer, s1-2 box set now available

Eric Andre makes Paris

Andre is very popular in his homeland USA, but largely unknown on this side of the Atlantic. That should change after comedy fans streamed this special, which, as you can see from the title, was filmed during a stay in the French capital.

It's actually a twist on the Eric Andre Show, a parody of low-budget local TV chat shows that mixes surrealism, dark comedy, and stunts. Expect a lot from all three here. All 4 from Friday

Alan Bennett's diaries

Anyone who has read Alan Bennett's diaries will tell you that it is a wonderful collection of memories and observations that offer a window into his life. Originally shown in 2016, this documentary, which was shot over the course of a year, was recently dusted off by the BBC to build on the revised lockdown versions of Bennett's Talking Heads series.

Anyone who reads Alan Bennett's diaries will tell you that it is a wonderful collection of memories and observations that offer a window into his life

Anyone who has read Alan Bennett's diaries will tell you that it is a wonderful collection of memories and observations that offer a window into his life

Like the diaries themselves, the program reveals much that is important to the playwright, including his work, his partner Rupert, his second home in Yorkshire, and his local library. BBC iPlayer, until Thursday

Harper & # 39; s Iceland

Young Trish Wellington and Henry Dunn cordially invite a couple of attractive friends to their wedding on picturesque Harper & # 39; s Island, 37 miles from the Seattle coast. Just because a madman murdered six people on the island seven years ago is no reason to assume that a disturbed serial killer will consecutively send the wedding guests in an increasingly inventive and cruel manner, right?

Uh, yes, it turns out that it is. If you're a fan of slasher horror films like Friday The 13th and Halloween, you'll enjoy this 13-part series that has a cult following. BBC iPlayer, available now

Midsomer murders

It's been 23 years since Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby books were first adapted for the small screen by Anthony Horowitz, the creator of Alex Rider and Foyles War. Horowitz is no longer involved, but the series continues to grow despite losing the original star John Nettles. He left in 2011 with Neil Dudgeon, who smoothly took over as Tom Barnaby's younger but no less experienced cousin John. The 21st series aired in January this year and contains the series' usual eccentric murders. It is possible to watch all of these episodes and many of its predecessors – including those with nettles – in the ITV catch-up service. ITV Hub, available now

What we do in the shade

Hilarious off-the-wall mockumentary in which four vampires share a house on what is now the island of Staten. Nandor, Nadja and Laszlo are conventional blood-sucking vampires hundreds of years old. Colin Robinson is an "energy vampire" who feeds on the boredom and irritation of his victims.

Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry and Greta Lee (above) are the performers of this hilarious mockumentary, in which four vampires share a house on what is now the island of Staten

Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry and Greta Lee (above) are the performers of this hilarious mockumentary, in which four vampires share a house on what is now the island of Staten

The roommates argue with witches, werewolves and other vampires; they struggle with the Internet; You attend a “Suberb Owl” party (think about it) at the neighbors. The British comedians Natasia Demetriou and Matt Berry can be seen as Nadja and Laszlo. BBC iPlayer, available now

SKY, DISNEY +, BRITBOX & ACORN TV

Elizabeth is missing

On Friday, Glenda Jackson is due for a second lead actress Bafta for her role in the film, just five years after she returned to acting after a long career in politics and only 48 years after winning her first (for the film Sunday Bloody from 1971) Sunday).

Glenda Jackson has a huge impact on Maud, an elderly lady who has become nervous from the frustration caused by her dementia but is determined to find her missing friend

Glenda Jackson has a huge impact on Maud, an elderly lady who has become nervous from the frustration caused by her dementia but is determined to find her missing friend

Jackson has a huge impact on Maud, an elderly lady who has become nervous from the frustration caused by her dementia, but is determined to find her friend who has mysteriously disappeared. The search triggers memories of Maud's older sister Sukey, who disappeared 70 years ago.

The film is cleverly put together to reflect Maud's sense of disorientation, and will appeal to everyone with a relative or friend who suffers from dementia. If 84-year-old Jackson doesn't bag Bafta – who sits well next to the other, the two Oscars, the Emmys, Tony and everyone else – it's a farce. Acorn television, from Friday

Muppets now

Prepare for chaos as The Muppets return to television for a series that is second to none. Since 1955, Jim Henson's creations have been entertaining children (not to mention their parents) around the world.

This new Muppets series shows Miss Piggy and all the familiar old faces and is an unwritten, improvised story with prominent guests like RuPaul and Seth Rogen

This new Muppets series shows Miss Piggy and all the familiar old faces and is an unwritten, improvised story with prominent guests like RuPaul and Seth Rogen

This new series features Miss Piggy and all the familiar old faces (if Kermit sounds strange, it's probably because a new actor, Matt Vogel, is now casting his voice and taking over from Steve Whitmire after his 26 years in the role), but it does the scooter is the gofer that takes center stage.

The unwritten, improvised story follows his adventures as he struggles to upload the series to the Disney + platform. Watch out for prominent guests during the six-episode run, including RuPaul and Seth Rogen. Disney +, from Friday

Black is king

Beyoncé's latest project, called the "visual album," has been criticized for appropriating African culture. Now the fans can choose for themselves. Inspired by her album The Lion King: The Gift, it follows the progress of a boy who, with the help of his ancestors, who lead him to his fate, deals with betrayal, love and self-identity.

Beyoncé himself directed the film, while artists who appeared on the album included Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar, as well as her husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Disney +, from Friday

Louis Theroux collection

Louis Theroux has produced some exceptional documentaries and more than 40 of them from the series Dark States, Extreme Love, When Louis Met … and Weird Weekends are brought together here.

These include the notorious The Most Hated Family In America about Westboro Baptist Church, whose members recorded military funerals with homophobic signs; Louis and the Nazis, in which Theroux spent time with white Supremacists; and Louis Theroux: Savile, where he looks back on his infamous encounter with pedophile Jimmy Savile. BritBox, from Thursday

Murderer in my village

Even the sleepiest British village can have a shocking underground murder, as this documentary series shows. This week's episode goes to the village of Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire and focuses on the murder of Philip Croydon, whose wife Carol stabbed him 22 times with a cheese knife. Series 1 and 2 are also available. Sky / NOW TV, available now

Why is such a buzz over ..?

Jeffrey Epstein:: Smelly realm (Netflix)

This dark, disturbing documentary about Jeffrey Epstein is still at the top of the streaming charts after the arrest his right wife Ghislaine Maxwell. As the series reminds us, Epstein's friend Donald Trump once said about him: “I've known Jeff for 15 years. Great guy. It's a lot of fun to be with him. It is even said that he likes beautiful Women just like me, and many of them are younger. "

This dark, disturbing documentary about Jeffrey Epstein is still at the top of the streaming charts after the arrest of his right-hand wife Ghislaine Maxwell (both above).

This dark, disturbing documentary about Jeffrey Epstein is still at the top of the streaming charts after the arrest of his right-hand wife Ghislaine Maxwell (both above).

Epstein's victims, some of whom are interviewed extensively here, can attest to his interest in young girls. Some were only 14 when they were raped for the first time by him. In four episodes, the series looks at the murky origins of the billionaire's fortune and how he built what a lawyer describes as a "harassment pyramid scheme" by recruiting children for sex and then Pay her to bring her friends to him and his eventual doom.

It is not an easy watch. The victims tell of its devastating effects on their lives and the struggle for the seriousness of their stories. Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew is under the contributors.

For a long time, Epstein was mysteriously untouchable and had the power to stop uncomfortable investigations. He committed suicide in prison last year and gave conspiracy theorists a field day while Ghislaine Maxwell, whom we hear about A lot is waiting for the process. Some Netflix documentation wring their subject really dry. This you have the feeling that it has hardly scratched the surface.

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NETFLIX

The hater

When the creepy, manipulative Tomasz leaves the law school, he is taken over by a dodgy digital consulting firm as the operator of "social media moderation". He discovers that he's great at smearing people online. Destroying life and career is his strength. It is easy for him to have people cancel. But at what personal price? And will his dubious talent impress Gabi, the girl he's in love with?

This film by Polish director Jan Komasa received praise at this year's Digital Tribeca Film Festival. Above: Maciej Stuhr as candidate for mayor Pawel Rudnicki

This film by Polish director Jan Komasa received praise at this year's digital Tribeca Film Festival. Above: Maciej Stuhr as candidate for mayor Pawel Rudnicki

When he starts using his dubious talents to defeat a liberal politician who runs for mayor (Maciej Stuhr), it gets seriously dark. This film by Polish director Jan Komasa received praise at this year's digital Tribeca Film Festival and is very topical. From Wednesday

Good girls

Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman are back as unlikely criminal thought leaders Beth, Ruby and Annie. Unfortunately, the production of the third series of the comedy drama due to corona virus was stopped early, so that only 11 episodes can be seen, although a fourth run has already been ordered.

Christina Hendricks (top), Retta and Mae Whitman are back as improbable criminal thought leaders Beth, Ruby and Annie in the third series of Good Girls

Christina Hendricks (top), Retta and Mae Whitman are back as improbable criminal thought leaders Beth, Ruby and Annie in the third series of Good Girls

This begins with the ladies trying to come to terms with Rio's death – if he really met his creator – while starting a new money laundering company. From Sunday

The umbrella A.Cademy

Families come in all shapes and sizes and can also be quite dysfunctional. However, few are as weird as the Hargreeves, the siblings at the center of this comic book adaptation that returns for their second series. They all have super powers, were brought up by an eccentric millionaire and are reunited after years. We left them at the end of the previous run when the apocalypse started, and now they're traveling to 1963 to change the course of history. Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan and Mary J. Blige are part of the cast. From Friday

Warrior nun

"You say a random, once dead civilian is out there with an angel halo in her?" Says one of the demon-fighting ninja nuns in the first installment of this Bonkers fantasy drama inspired by a graphic novel series. Your reaction to this type of dialogue tells you whether you will love it or hate it.

In this Bonkers fantasy drama, Alba Baptista plays a recently deceased 19-year-old orphan who has resurrected when an old secret order of nuns embeds an angel's halo in her back

In this Bonkers fantasy drama, Alba Baptista plays a recently deceased 19-year-old orphan who has resurrected when an old secret order of nuns embeds an angel's halo in her back

It is now Andalusia, Spain. Ava Silva (Alba Baptista) is a recently deceased 19-year-old paraplegic who has risen when a member of an ancient secret order of nuns embeds a halo in her back to protect him from the bad guys. The young cast of the series is fully committed to the colorful premise. Now available

Fear City: New York vs. T.he mafia

In the 1970s and 80s, the New York mafia had a firm grip. The "Five Families" controlled the construction industry, the docks and many of the restaurants, bars and clubs. They even had judges in their pockets. Then the FBI decided to take it over with a huge bugging operation. This three-part documentary contains unprecedented surveillance records and first-hand reports from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, FBI agents, and former gangsters. From Wednesday

AMAZON PRIME

Avocado Toast The series

Heidi Lynch and Perrie Voss have created a cross-generational sex comedy in which they also appear as thirty-year-olds Molly and Elle, who deal with the trials of love and life and uncover some shocking truths. After a life full of men, Molly emerges as bisexual; Meanwhile, Elle is horrified that her mother and father are getting a divorce after a much younger man after their mother's affair. Now available

TrustWHO

The World Health Organization has been making headlines since the pandemic broke out. Although President Trump has not rated the agency positively, other nations have tried to follow their instructions. In this documentary, however, Lilian Franck questions the idea that it is as impartial and altruistic as we believe by examining alleged links between WHO and major industrial powers. Now available

Fear the W.alking dead

It's been five years since this regular Walking Dead series spin-off first aired, and it's getting stronger – there are people who even think it's better than the original. Watch out for a cross between the two terrifying dramas, focusing on one of the characters in the original show, Morgan Jones (always reliable Lennie James), and Alicia Clark's efforts to get her fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse to safety. It doesn't start well if one of them, Luciana, is injured in a plane crash … From Wednesday

Knife out

Entertaining Whodunnit in Christie style with an excellent cast, including Daniel Craig, who as PI Benoit Blanc has a wild stitch with a southern accent. Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette are among those who may have murdered crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer).

Entertaining Whodunnit in Christie style with an excellent cast, including Daniel Craig, who as PI Benoit Blanc has a wild stitch with a southern accent

Entertaining Whodunnit in Christie style with an excellent cast, including Daniel Craig, who as PI Benoit Blanc has a wild stitch with a southern accent

Director and writer Rian Johnson pays homage to the tropics of curvy murder mysteries and makes fun of them. Craig is said to return in a sequel. From Friday

FILMS

Form

In Claire Oakley's impressive debut, 18-year-old Ruth (Molly Windsor) comes to a soon-to-close Cornwall holiday park to meet up with her working friend. But when she finds long red hair in his clothes, she becomes obsessed from the idea that he cheated. Expect threat, atmosphere, and swirling sexual undercurrents. Curzon Home Cinema, from Friday

Mildness

Alfre Woodard is wonderful as a US prison overseer who accepts that the execution of a death sentence is only part of her job.

Alfre Woodard is wonderful as a US prison guard who feels the tension in Chinonye Chukwu's powerful and really painful film

Alfre Woodard is wonderful as a US prison guard who feels the tension in Chinonye Chukwu's powerful and really painful film

But if their eleventh execution goes wrong, the strain takes its toll. Chinonye Chukwu's picture is a hard watch – but powerful and really painful. Bohemia Media, Curzon Home Cinema, available now

Above suspicion

Directed by Phillip Noyce, who is usually quite good, this below-average offering brings an ambitious but inexperienced FBI agent to a Kentucky city that is desperately trying to make a name for itself. But not as desperate as the pretty, drug addict Susan (Emilia Clarke) is supposed to leave the same city … Most platforms are available now

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