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The Power and the glory

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In many ways, what inspired The Power was my whole life,” is how author Naomi Alderman begins her roller-coaster tale. “I had just had a really bad break-­­up – one of those break-ups where you wake up every morning crying – and, having had this terrible break-up, I got on the Tube and saw a poster advertising a movie, which had a beautiful woman crying.

Daisy Jones and the Six trailer promises love, drama and 70s rock and roll

The six sit in a mini van

Loosely inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the fictional band Daisy Jones and the Six are one of the biggest bands in 70s America; until they mysteriously split up right at the height of their career.

Over 10 episodes, the series will unpack what tore the band apart, told through interviews with Daisy and the six.

Daisy Jones, the band’s lead singer, will be played by Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Granddaughter of rock icon Elvis Presley.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power releases new full length trailer

A young Elven woman with long blond hair in a green dress carrying a sword, stands in front of a grass covered mountain

The series is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s history of Middle-earth and is set during a time of peace in Middle-earth’s Second Age. 

The show will explore the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom Númenor and the final alliance between elves and men. 

After her brother gives his life hunting the enemy, Elven warrior Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) is convinced evil still lurks in Middle-earth and decides to take up the sword and finish his mission.

Discovery+: The non-fiction Netflix?

Victory is not always achieved by the first out of the blocks or the fastest car into the opening corner. Sometimes, steadiness of purpose and coming from behind is more effective. That sums up the strategy that Discovery has adopted in the uber-competitive streaming wars.

Having watched Netflix, Amazon Prime and, more recently, Disney+ and others enter the global streaming market, Discovery+ will launch its own service in the US only in January. Some observers have argued that it might be too little, too late.

Truth Seekers: The Ghostbusters of the online era

To those who know him, it is very on-brand that Nick Frost’s new sitcom is a paranormal romp, relentlessly firing out jokes while two ghost hunters uncover spooky goings-on in their house-to-house investigations.

A mild obsession with the extraordinary is in Frost’s creative DNA. His preoccupations, along with those of his best friend, Simon Pegg, were evident in his Spaced days: the cult Channel 4 series often made passing reference to zombies and conspiracy theories.

Tom Hardy will narrate All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary

The nine-part series, directed by Anthony Philipson and produced by 72 Films, will explore the team's first season in their new stadium and the impact of their manager Mauricio Pochettino being replaced by José Mourinho, plus how the club has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Guided by Tom Hardy’s narration, the documentary will show how the club performs both on and off the pitch during a crucial season.

TV picks: True crime

The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Tiger King (Credit: BBC and Netflix)

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The Central Park Five 

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This documentary examines the case of The Central Park Five, which was recently turned into a Netflix drama miniseries called When They See Us.

The shocking and heartbreaking documentary tells the story of a 28-year-old white female jogger, Trisha Meili, who was beaten, raped and left for dead in New York’s Central Park in 1989.

Five young black and Latino boys aged 14-16 years old were accused and convicted of the crime.