Jon Snow looks back on five decades of broadcast journalism, Rose Ayling-Ellis shines a light on deaf experiences in the UK, and Candice Carty-Williams has her debut drama with black British musical Champion.
Rose Ayling-Ellis: Signs For Change
BBC One, 9.00pm
Rose Ayling-Ellis made history by becoming the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, further spotlighting the deaf community when she went on to win the competition.
With her new documentary, the EastEnders actress explores the challenges faced by deaf people on a day-to-day basis, and how the world can develop to make their experience easier. Rose will speak to ex-MP Rosie Cooper about her fight to get British Sign Language legally recognised, a deaf language expert, and her own parents about the choices they made when raising a deaf child.
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In a real time thriller starring and produced by Idris Elba (Luther), we join Elba’s character Sam on a six-hour flight from Dubai to Heathrow to visit his son and ex-wife. When armed men hijack the plane and seize all the passengers’ technology, it is up to corporate negotiator Sam to use his skills to both stop the passengers from beginning a potentially mistimed and catastrophic mutiny, and keep the hijackers under control.
The Witcher (series 3)
Geralt (Henry Cavill) is a monster hunter for hire. Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) is a young sorceress from humble beginnings who is determined to rise to the top. Cirilla (Freya Allan) is a Princess who is slowly discovering the magic powers that lie within her. All three began their stories separately in series one but were drawn together by destiny with Geralt becoming Ciri’s protector and falling in love with Yennefer.
Series three of The Witcher finds the trio under even higher pressure. Ciri was prophesied to destroy the world at the end of series two, meaning her and her handlers now have a bounty placed on their heads, and are being hunted from all angles.
BBC One, 9.15pm
Bestselling author Candice Carty-Williams is celebrating Black British Music in her debut drama set in South London. Leading the cast in her television debut is Déja J Bowens, who plays Vita Champion, the powerhouse lyricist behind her brother rap sensation Bosco Champion, played by Malcolm Kamulete (Top Boy).
When Vita decides to step out of her brother’s shadow and begin her own music career, it begins an ugly sibling rivalry which threatens to tear the Champion family apart.
Jon Snow: Witness To History
Channel 4, 10.00pm
Channel 4’s former newscaster has five decades of breaking news stories under his belt. From the beginning of his career in the 1970s, he has witnessed and reported on some of the most shocking atrocities and events in contemporary history, including the Troubles, brutalist dictatorships across the globe, and historic moments like Nelson Mandela’s release.
In this documentary, Jon Snow examines his career in top level journalism, the events that shaped him, and what working at the frontlines of news has taught him about humanity.