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TV this week: Finders…what? You’re welcome to it!

What’s more extraordinary: that there was a limb in the grill or that he decided to buy one at auction?
December 11th, 2015 7:00 am| by Chris C
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Pick of the week: Finders keepers
SVT1, MON 22:00
Purchasing at auction carries a cetain risk – the germs, the mysterious stains and the midnight hauntings (if you’re really unlucky) are all cause for concern. To be fair though, most people probably haven’t opened up the box to discover a mummified limb. Shannon Whisnant, however, did.

Tabloids a few years ago gleefully reported how the avid flee marketer had purchased a barbecue grill at auction only to discover someone’s amputated, mummified limb inside.

Unreported by the media was the fact that the limb, which had belonged to a man named John Wood, soon became a point of enormous contention – inspiring a bizarre custody battle, a descent into addiction and, finally, a second chance at life.

With a score of 80 on Metacritic, it is definitely one to check out. (SR)

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Sinatra: All or Nothing at all
Sinatra: All or Nothing at all

 

Several channels are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra on December 12 with docs, concert replays and a real festive treat from 1957: Frank & Bing: Christmas/Happy Holiday (DR2, Sat 21:55).

For a definitive portrait of the colossus, look no further than the four-hour long Sinatra: All or Nothing at all (DR2, Sat-Sun 20:00 or SVT2 Fri-Sat 21:00). Directed by the prolific Alex Gibney, this is a comprehensive study of the showman who in so many ways defined celebrity in the last century, whether it was as a pin-up, cross-medium performer or subject of furious tabloid speculation.
If the Frank Sinatra 100-year tribute concert (SVT1, Sat 21:00) isn’t your thing, maybe you’d prefer an imitator like Michael Buble’s Christmas (SVT1, Thu 23:15) or Ed Sheeran at Wembley (SVT1, Fri 22:00).

As a ladies man of repute, Frank would have enjoyed Channel Four’s Sex Diaries (DR2, Mon-Wed 23:00), featuring the respective episodes ‘Webcam Lovers’, ‘Gigolos’ and ‘Trans Lovers’.

Elsewhere, British crime miniseries Undeniable (DR1, Mon 22:30) failed to inspire much excitement; don’t miss the BBC Music Awards (DR3, Thu 20:00); while British nostalgia program Now That’s History (DR2, Fri 22:05) tackles 1984. (BH)

Coming soon: A Very Murray Christmas 

Bill's audition for 'Twin Peaks' didn't go as planned
Bill’s audition for ‘Twin Peaks’ didn’t go as planned
Bill's going that extra Miley to entertain us
Bill’s going that extra Miley to entertain us

 

 

 

 

Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) are reuniting for a Xmas musical available to stream on Netflix.

Murray plays a lonely musician preparing to perform live on television at Xmas, before the show is cancelled due to a storm.
Randomly celebrities start popping by and he makes them sing along with him. Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, George Clooney and Amy Poehler all make appearances.

The score on Metacritic is not as high as you might expect (only 69!), but don’t be fooled as this delirious journey will invite you to reflect on the whole purpose of Christmas. Overall, it’s a real festive treat! (EN)

Sport of the week:

Go on, give Danish boxing a chance. Rudy Markussen vs Patrick Nielsen even has its own name, Ondt Blod (bad blood), which tends to denote a sense of grandeur in sport. Elsewhere, the Women’s Handball WC continues (DR & TV2); Leicester vs Chelsea is the pick in the EPL; we’ve got the Euro 2016 draw; and there’s nightly NBA action on TV2 Sport. (BH)

3+, Sat 21:00 Ondt Blod: Rudy Markussen vs Partick Nielsen
3+, Sat 21:00 Ondt Blod: Rudy Markussen vs Partick Nielsen
DR3, Sat 18:30 Euro 2016 draw
DR3, Sat 18:30 Euro 2016 draw
TV3 Sport 2, Sun 14:25 EPL: Leicester City vs Chelsea
TV3 Sport 2, Sun 14:25 EPL: Leicester City vs Chelsea

 

 

 

Film of the Week:

From Noah Baumbach, the king of mumblecore, comes Francis Ha, a touching, well observed film (82 on Metacritic) in which … not much happens, because that’s the point. Ha! What a shame it’s on so late! The opposite is true in expedition-gone-wrong horror Sanctum, pilot-gone-haywire drama Flight (SVT4, Sat 21:35) and rapper-gone-forever biopic Notorious. (BH)

DRK, Wed 01:00 Frances Ha
DRK, Wed 01:00 Frances Ha
TV2, Wed 23:20 Sanctum
TV2, Wed 23:20 Sanctum
3+, Wed 21:00 Notorious
3+, Wed 21:00 Notorious