This Week's Mix Up Theatre T.V. Picks + Netflix / Amazon

What the students should watch this week to tie in with our drama activities!


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1. FILM: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Sunday 7th June, ITV2, 6:45pm

Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka's magical sweet company. Unfortunately, the other winners each face a grim fate when they start to misbehave. Tim Burton's children's fantasy, based on Roald Dahl's novel, starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham Carter.


2. Pointless Celebrities

Saturday 6th June, BBC1, 7:30pm

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a writers special edition of the general knowledge quiz, with Juno Dawson and Nadia Shireen.

3. FILM: Avengers Endgame (2019) (Age 12)

Monday 8th June, Sky Cinema Superheroes, 8:00pm

Tuesday 9th June, Sky Cinema Superheroes, 2:35pm

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the reunited heroes make a last stand against the evil Thanos after he wiped out half of all life in the galaxy. With the aid of old friends and new allies, they risk everything to restore order to the universe. Fantasy adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson and Josh Brolin.

4. FILM: Finding Nemo (2003)

Monday 8th June, Sky Cinema Disney, 11:55am & 7:00pm

Clownfish Nemo becomes separated from his friends on the Great Barrier Reef - but the thrill of being able to swim freely and away from his overprotective father turns to horror when he is netted by a diver. His distraught dad sets out on a mission to find him, while the youngster finds himself in a dentist's tropical tank. Pixar animated adventure, with the voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres.

5. Malory Towers

Monday 8th June, CBBC, 5:30pm

When a beautiful dress arrives at Malory Towers, the girls are buzzing to realise there is a debutante in their midst, but who is it?

6. The Great British Sewing Bee

Wednesday 10th June, BBC1, 9pm

The amateur sewer competition hosted by Joe Lycett continues. This time, the five remaining contestants take part in the quarter-final, creating garments and trying their hand at techniques from around the world. Firstly, the sewers must follow a pattern like they have never encountered before, as the judges ask them to make a Filipino Terno Blouse. In the Transformation Challenge, the competitors are asked to turn Provencal tablecloths from France into a brand new outfit in just 90 minutes, before creating a dramatic Flamenco skirt from Southern Spain in the final challenge.

7. Kermode and Mayo's Home Entertainment Service

Friday 12th June, BBC4, 8:30pm

With cinemas closed and the nation in lockdown, the UK's most-trusted screen-guides turn their attention from the big screen to the small screen for the first time. Broadcast from Mark and Simon's respective homes, the duo turn their attention to new sci-fi thriller series Snowpiercer, just out on Netflix, while popping in for a chat is actor Rafe Spall, currently appearing in Trying on Apple TV+.

8. FILM: Matilda (1996)

Wednesday 10th June, Sky Cinema Family, 5:10pm


A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad - and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, adapted from the children's book by Roald Dahl, with Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris and Danny DeVito, who also directed.

9. Romeo and Juliet: Royal Shakespeare Company

Sunday 7th June, BBC Four, 9pm

Erica Whyman directs the 2018 RSC production of Shakespeare's most famous story of love at first sight.

10. FILM: Moana (2016)

Saturday 6th June, BBC1, 5:50pm

To save her island home from a terrible curse, a brave Polynesian teenager must set sail and journey into the great blue yonder with the aid of a legendary hero. Disney animation, with the voice of Dwayne Johnson.


FILM: Dark Shadows (2012) (Age 12)

Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton teamed up again after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for this slightly less successful vampire comedy.

FILM: Matilda (1996)

You can also catch this Roald Dahl adaptation on the streaming service.

FILM: The BFG (2016) (Also on AMAZON PRIME)

Steven Spielberg directs this Roald Dahl adaptation.

FILM: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Partially animated and live action film adaptation of another Roald Dahl classic.

FILM: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Bill Murray voices the Badger in this quirky adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel.

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