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6 new releases to watch this weekend

Did someone say telly binge? Get that kettle on! There's a boatload of great content to watch this weekend, including Sky Original's brand new film The Colour Room, on Sky Cinema, starring Phoebe Dynevor.


The Colour Room, Sky Cinema & cinemas

Ooooh, we’ve been waiting for this one! Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor (read our interview here) swaps stately homes for the potter’s wheel in industrial 1920s Stoke-on-Trent in this brilliant new Sky Original film. The Colour Room follows the early career of pioneering ceramicist Clarice Cliff, who broke down gender, class and style barriers to become one of Britain’s most celebrated artists thanks to her bright, playful designs. Matthew Goode, all twinkly eyes and dapper moustache, stars alongside as Colley Shorter, Clarice’s boss and later husband, plus extra points for an incredible female team behind the scenes – director Claire McCarthy (The Luminaries) and BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter Claire Peate, who we interviewed here.

Watch the brand new Sky Original film, The Colour Room, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema. 

Dopesick, Disney+, 12 Nov

The critical buzz around this new eight-part series is already hard to miss. Tracing the bleak, scandalous story behind America’s opioid addiction, Dopesick follows how the painkiller OxyContin was pushed out across the country as a miracle, non-addictive drug. Here we get the perspective of the drug reps, the well-meaning doctors, the patients, and the police dealing with the fallout, all at once.

The Shrink Next Door, Apple TV+, 12 Nov

People magazine’s sexiest man alive for 2021 – oh hiiii Paul Rudd! – and Will Ferrell star in this smart, unsettling story of a manipulative psychiatrist and a people-pleaser, and the ensuing power dynamics. It’s a true story adapted from a hugely successful podcast and Rudd shines as the smarmy, charming psychiatrist.

In My Skin, BBC1, 12 Nov

The first series of this Welsh coming-of-age series aired in 2018 to critical acclaim, and the second series (all available on iPlayer now) continues to win praise. In parts both bitterly bleak and charmingly sweet, the first season followed Cardiff schoolgirl Bethan as she lied extravagantly to her friends to cover up a dark home life. The second continues this story and hits all the right notes: funny, empathetic, gorgeously acted.

Curse of the Chippendales, Amazon Prime Video, 12 Nov

Bonkers on paper and unexpectedly gripping, this documentary charts the real-life descent of 80s male erotic-dance group Chippendales into a mess of murder and deceit. What a sell! Come for the oiled abs and mega mullets, stay for the gritty crime.

Red Notice, Netflix, 12 Nov

They’ve pulled out all the casting stops for this one. Dwayne Johnson plays an FBI agent who enlists the help of wanted art thief Ryan Reynolds to catch an even more wanted art thief, Gal Gadot. From that alone you can probably tell that it’s a silly, big-budget romp, and indeed it’s said to be Netflix’s biggest spend yet.

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