TV tonight: Queen Latifah returns as a modern-day Robin Hood in The Equalizer – The Guardian

Posted By on August 9, 2021

The Equalizer9pm, Sky Witness

This reboot of the 80s crime-fighting classic sees Queen Latifah bringing some righteous swagger to the part of Robyn McCall, a mysterious former CIA operative gone rogue but using her powers for good. From one perspective, McCall is a single mother, raising her daughter. But she is also a modern-day Robin Hood; a guardian angel of the exploited, powerless and downtrodden. In this opening episode, she intervenes explosively on behalf of Jewel, a teenager accused of murder and on the run from an organised crime gang. Phil Harrison

Sabrina Grant is out to investigate why constipation costs the NHS more than 150m a year. Now theres a premise. Six volunteers become gut guinea pigs, testing different approaches to improve their health, from a bone broth diet to an intense Ayurvedic detox. Hannah Verdier

The five remaining chefs and their pet celebrities are taking on French cuisine this week, considered by many to be the epitome of fine dining. The dishes include such classics as duck lorange and coq au vin and, in execution, range from magnifique to merde. But what are they doing with that fish? Ellen E Jones

A non-accidental holiday for Richard E Grant, this literary tour begins in Naples and Grant is an engaging guide to the crumbling grandeur of the city immortalised in Elena Ferrantes Neapolitan novels. Then, its off to the Amalfi coast, following in the footsteps of Patricia Highsmith. PH

The patchy Wall Street comedy returns, and after the formative chaos of the 80s its time to move on. Mo (Don Cheadle) is now a jazz producer looking to escape the blizzard of powdery excess his life had become. Meanwhile, Blair (Andrew Rannells) is learning that politics isnt any less brutal than trading. PH

A Billy Elliot-style story of redemption through dance as Tom Oakley auditions for the Rambert school, while managing cystic fibrosis. Throw in a touch of homesickness (Tom left his family in Liverpool) and, of course, a pandemic, and you have a recipe for well-tugged heartstrings. PH

Ida (Pawe Pawlikowski, 2013), 2.10am, Film4In early-60s Poland, novice nun Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) is told by her sole surviving relative, boozy magistrate Aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), that she is Jewish and her real name is Ida. The pair set off to find out what became of her parents, in a beautiful, bitter journey into a familys hidden past and a nations dark history. Paul Howlett

Olympics 2020 9am, BBC One. Artistic gymnastics, boxing and track cycling finals from Tokyo.

The Hundred cricket: London Spirit v Northern Superchargers 2.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage of the womens match from Lords.

T20 cricket: West Indies v Pakistan 3.45pm, BT Sport 1. Action from Guyana.


TV tonight: Queen Latifah returns as a modern-day Robin Hood in The Equalizer - The Guardian

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