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New ‘Firefly Lane’ and a hijacking documentary – what to watch this week


By Sarah Finnan
24th Apr 2023

Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023

New ‘Firefly Lane’ and a hijacking documentary – what to watch this week

From Season 2 Part 2 of the Netflix favourite Firefly Lane to a Sky Original documentary about one of the most shocking hijackings of all time, here's what's not to be missed this week.

Monday, April 24

Blueback, Sky Cinema 

Basked on Tim Winston’s 1997 novella of the same name, Blueback is a complex and emotional film about a mother and daughter’s passion for the ocean and for each other. Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mithcell and Eric Bana star in this poignant, visually stunning film that serves as a beautiful reminder of the power within all of us to make a difference. 

Tuesday, April 25

Trumbo, Amazon Prime Video 

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (played by Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter… that is until he was blacklisted for being a communist. Directed by Jay Roach, Trumbo recounts how Dalton used both his words and his wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the injustice he suffered under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne and Kirk Douglas.   

Wednesday, April 26

Will Trent, Disney+

Based on Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling Will Trent series, Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. But now, determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one is abandoned like he was, he has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.

Thursday, April 27

Firefly Lane: Season 2 Part 2, Netflix

For Kate and Tully, no obstacle is too big when it comes to their lifelong friendship. But is there one mistake that could tear them apart forever? Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke star. 

Friday, April 28

Peter Pan and Wendy, Disney+

A live-action reimagining of the beloved J.M. Barrie novel and the 1953 animated classic, Peter Pan and Wendy tells the tale of Wendy Darling, her brothers and Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up. Joined by mischievous fairy Tinker Bell, together they travel to the magical world of Neverland where they encounter an evil pirate captain, Captain Hook, and embark on a thrilling and dangerous adventure that will change their lives forever. 

Saturday, April 29

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, in cinemas nationwide

Harold is an ordinary man who has passed through life, living on the sidelines, until he goes to post a letter one day…and just keeps walking. Starring Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton.

Sunday, April 30

Hijacked: Flight 73, Sky Documentaries

“Before Pan AM 73 – people went home alive from hijackings. But after that – the game changed.” That’s what Mike Thexton, a Flight 73 hostage, thinks anyway. This epic new feature documentary tells the tale of one of the most shocking hijackings of all time when Pan AM Flight 73 was stormed by palestinian terrorists as it sat on the tarmac of Karachi Airport in 1986. The 360 passengers aboard the plane, endured a terrifying 16-hour ordeal that resulted in 21 passengers being killed and many more injured. Hijacked: Flight 73 is the story of not just the day itself but also how it led to being one of the FBI’s biggest manhunts to date.