TV PICKS OF THE WEEK 28-08-17 – By Lisa Jewell
Whether you’re staying in or setting the DVR, we’ve your top cultural TV picks for the week ahead.
Documentary – The Week the Landlords Moved In
Wednesday 30 August, 9pm, BBC1
With regular headlines about rental costs in Ireland, this documentary series is very timely. It takes some of the UK’s most successful landlords and follows them as they spend a week living in one of their own rentals. The effect is a little bit like Undercover Boss or Wife Swap as it’s only by putting yourself in the reality of the other person that you truly appreciate what it’s like. In this episode, Ben, who is making a fortune out of renting to students, moves into a student pad to experience what their life is really like.
Documentary – Whitney: Can I Be Me
Saturday 2 September, 9pm, BBC2
Never before seen footage and exclusive live recordings capture Whitney Houston’s rise to fame to become one of the greatest singers of all time. The film takes a look at the highs and the lows that led to her untimely death at the age of 48.
Film – The Blind Side
Sunday 3 September, 9pm, 3
This role scored Sandra Bullock her Oscar a few years ago as she took on the part of real life Tennessee mother hen Leigh Anne Tuohy. Leigh Anne and her husband take in a young black high schooler Michael who is living rough and support him as he shows talent in American football. It’s a very touching film that balances humour and dramatic moments. Tim McGraw and Quinton Aaron also star with John Lee Hancock directing.