What’s new ? 10 best TV and streaming tips for Friday

A new comedy-drama A League of Their Own lands on Amazon, there’s (yet another) ABBA party on the Beeb, supervet Noel Fitzpatrick sets out to help a golden retriever, and clever American comedy Ramy returns. . .

Take the day

A league apart, Amazon Prime Video

Based on the movie of the same name, this series premieres all eight episodes today.

And just like the 1992 Hollywood hit, it’s about women collectively defying the odds in a very chauvinistic environment.

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It promises to evoke the joyful spirit of the Penny Marshall classic, while expanding the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball.

The show follows Carson (Abbi Jacobson) and Max (Chanté Adams) and a new set of sharp and hilarious characters as they make their way to the pitch.

And along the way, they discover not only their teams, but themselves.

Don’t miss

ABBA’s Joy, 10 p.m., BBC Four

Fancy ABBA? Sure why not? It’s Friday night and the lights are dim.

Another chance to see this documentary exploring how the pop group raised the bar for their musical genre in the 1970s and early 80s, popularizing the Swedish melancholy sound.

The program explores how the quartet of Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad came to dominate the charts with simple and catchy melodies, but also divided opinions due to the populist brilliance of their production. .

Followed at 11 p.m. by Agnetha: ABBA and aftera documentary telling the story of Agnetha Faltskog’s musical career as a Swedish pop group member and successful solo singer.

Then at 12 o’clock there is ABBA at the BBCa collection of the band’s memorable performances on a 1982 edition, including on Noel Edmonds’ Late breakfast showwhich was ABBA’s last TV appearance in the UK.

And if you’re up for it, there’s Flat Pack Pop: the miracle of Swedish music at 1am, where James Ballardie traces Sweden’s rise as a musical superpower, exploring the unique songwriting formula that has inspired some of the biggest hits of the past 30 years.

This is MY house, 8.30pm, BBC One

This week’s property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Anita, the owner of an idyllic farm, complete with cows, goats, fancy pigeons and farmer husband John.

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The real Anita also has the largest collection of royal memorabilia in the world, with over 7,000 items.

It falls to panelists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill, Harriet Kemsley and Kadeena Cox to disentangle fact from fiction.

Walk the Line, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

Here’s a chance to see country singer Johnny Cash’s biopic. Would make a nice double poster (remember that?) with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.

Joaquin Phoenix and Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon are excellent as Cash and June Carter.

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Traumatized by the death of his child brother and despised by his father, Cash left Arkansas to serve in the US Air Force in Germany, where he began writing songs.

Although he reached a high point in his touring career alongside Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he descended into alcohol and drug addiction.

All the while, singer and future wife June Carter seems like the only person standing between him and self-destruction.

Le Supervet, 8 p.m., Channel 4

One-year-old golden retriever Bertie has developed a dislocated hip joint and curvature of the spine and is in severe pain.

Noel Fitzpatrick (above) must find an implant to treat Bertie’s arthritis to prevent his hip from dislocating and find a way to deal with the effect of his spinal deformity over time.

Loyal Tibetan terrier, nine-year-old Sunny recently underwent total knee replacement surgery using an implant system called a rotary hinge.

But before a second procedure is staged, a flare-up of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis in Sunny’s carpus once again casts a dark cloud over her future.

New or returning shows

Ramy, 11:05 p.m., Channel 4

This is the second season of the clever comedy about a first-generation Muslim-Arab American who makes his way through his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood.

Returning to the United States after his trip to Egypt, Ramy finds himself addicted to sugar and porn. In search of advice, he meets his imam – which does not give the expected result.

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Then at 11:40 p.m., Ramy begins to annoy his family and friends with his eagerness and devotion to Sheikh Malik.

He later befriends a down-on-his-luck former Iraq War veteran and tries to get him a job at the mosque, but things go awry when his PTSD is triggered during a anti-Muslim demonstration – and it turns violent.

New to feed

Cosmic Love, Amazon Prime Video

In this unique ten-part social experiment, four individuals attempt to find their ideal spouse through astrological matching.

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Each individual represents one of the four elements of astrology: air, fire, water and earth, and their romantic adventure takes place during a retreat led by a mystical guide, the Astro Chamber.

They mix, match, date, eliminate, and end up making the biggest decision of their lives – will they marry their partner, based on their astrology alone?

Five Days at the Memorial, Apple TV+

Based on real events and adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink’s book, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital.

When floodwaters rose, power went out and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years .

Black Site, Sky Movies & NOW

This thriller sees CIA agent Abby Trent (Michelle Monaghan) running an underground black site that imprisons dangerous and high-risk inmates.

Days before Abby is reassigned to a new position, Special Ops puts a high-value target at the top of every most wanted list – codename: Hatchet (Jason Clarke).

Hatchet is known for slaying his enemies in gruesome fashion, and for Abby, his capture is personal.

Determined to avenge her husband’s death at the hands of Hatchet, Abby’s plan is soon thrown into chaos once Hatchet escapes and begins a bloody game of murdering the site’s agents one by one.

Never Did It: Season 3, Netflix

Devi and her friends could finally be no longer single. But they’re about to learn that relationships come with a lot of self-discovery — and all the drama.

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