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An unmissable drama and a new Netflix crime thriller: What’s on tonight, Friday January 22

by Holly O'Neill
22nd Jan 2021

Wondering what to do with yourself tonight? Here are three new shows and films to spend your evening with

A hilarious and devastating new drama about the AIDS crisis, the new Netflix crime thriller you can’t miss and a collection of mini-shorts with all your favourite Pixar characters; here’s what’s on tonight.

It’s A Sin, Channel 4, 9pm

Forget ‘what to watch tonight,’ It’s A Sin is what you absolutely cannot miss tonight. From BAFTA-winning writer Russell T Davies, It’s A Sin is an angry, hilarious and emotional five-part drama following a group of friends growing up in the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Olly Alexander of Years and Years leads the cast which includes Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes and more.

The White Tiger, Netflix

Priyanka Chopra Jonas stars in this adaptation of The New York Times’ bestselling novel that takes a look at the rigid class system still standing strong in modern India. With Oscar whispers already, the film tells the story of Balram Halwai, played by newcomer Adarsh Gourav, a rickshaw driver’s son exposed to the corruption of the upper classes. Society has trained Balram to be one thing — a servant — so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters. But after a night of betrayal, he realises the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves. On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master. – Jennifer McShane.

Pixar Popcorn, Disney+

From Pixar Animation Studios comes ten new shorts telling all-new stories from your favourite Pixar characters, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.

Photography by Channel 4.

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