Thursday, streaming on Netflix
We’ve got some good news, and some not-so-good news: Netflix favourite Sex Education is back! The bad news? Fans will have to savour it while they can, with reports this will be the very final time we’ll get to hang out with Otis (Asa Butterfield), Maeve (Emma Mackey), Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Dr Jean (Gillian Anderson).
The show’s creator Lauren Nunn said earlier this year that she’d be wrapping the series after four seasons, explaining that “it just started to feel very clear that the stories were coming to an end, the characters were being left in a place that I felt really good about”.
It’s probably a good thing: it’s very clear when watching this most recent season that the stars of this show, about a high school student who decides to start his very own sex education clinic, have outgrown their roles. A quick google reveals that Butterfield is now 26, Gatwa — who will soon be seen as the latest Doctor in Doctor Who — is 30 and Gillian Anderson, well, she’s stretching credibility as the much older mother of a newborn in this latest season.
Still, it matters little. It’s great fun to spend time with them all, especially Otis and Eric as they navigate life at their new sixth-form college. They’re in for a culture shock as they discover their new school, with its daily yoga and mindfulness workshops, sustainability practices and “woke” culture, is a million miles from their old stomping ground. More shocking still, there’s already a sex therapist operating on campus.
Meanwhile, Maeve is over in the US getting used to her new life as a student at prestigious Wallace University, where her new lecturer is played by none other than Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek.
Fans are in for a treat as this much-loved series ends on a high.
Monday, 4.30pm, Ten, 6:30pm 10Peach
Rusted-on fans and newcomers alike will find much to love about the rebooted Neighbours, which returns to screens with a truly jaw-dropping plot twist this Monday. Honestly, your jaw will be on the floor. That’s all I’ll say: revealing anything more would spoil it, and that would truly be a shame. An on-point return.
Revealed — Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes
Tuesday, streaming on Stan
“It’s terrible to think of what he went through, but it’s also extraordinary to think she survived for so long,” says sports journalist Caroline Wilson in the opening moments of this extraordinarily personal doco. It documents sports star Danielle Laidley’s journey through addiction and arrest to finding love and self-acceptance as a member of the transgender community.
The Super Models
Wednesday, streaming on Apple TV Plus
Christy, Naomi, Linda, Cindy — these women are so famous, they don’t even need surnames. And they’re at the centre of this doco series which puts the spotlight on the incredible careers of the world’s OG supermodels. It’s particularly great to see Linda back in front and centre after her well-detailed health woes. A satisfying trip down memory lane.
The Continental: From The World Of John Wick
Friday, streaming on Prime Video
This three-part series chronicles the origin story behind the “hotel for assassins” from the John Wick universe, detailing how it came to be under the control of Winston Scott (Colin Woodell). Set in the 1970s, it features a cast including Woodell, Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour and, controversially, Mel Gibson, in a return to television. Fans will want to check this one out.