ATV Today Editor Shaun Linden picks his weekend Telly highlights in Best on the Box for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

One to Watch: John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, Saturday 8.30pm, Channel 4

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky is the untold story of John Lennon’s album Imagine, released in 1971.

The underlying message was one of radical engagement, as relevant today as ever. This film reveals the depth of the creative collaboration between John and Yoko and explores how the art, politics and music of the pair are intrinsically entwined.

The album, and its iconic title track shows the genius behind the music that defined a movement and marked an era. Above Us Only Sky recounts a story of hope, justice, empathy and love. Featuring interviews from Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, David Bailey (photographer), John Dunbar (gallerist who introduced the couple), Dan Richter (Yoko’s neighbour and John’s former personal assistant) and Eddie Veale (studio designer), some of whom have never spoken publicly on film before, as well as never-seen-before footage of Lennon and Ono from their private archive.

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky recreates the era’s mood and culture, in the process confirming not only how revolutionary John and Yoko’s writings, commentaries and art were to their time, but also how relevant their message remains today.

Evita: The Making Of A Superstar, Saturday 9pm, BBC Two

Suzy Klein travels deep into the world of musical theatre and the colourful landscapes of Argentina, to discover the story behind one of the West End’s most celebrated characters.

Interweaving the stories of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s creation with the true story of Eva Peron, she celebrates the extraordinary show in the 40th year since its creation.

Meeting musical stars including Elaine Paige, Hal Prince and Tim Rice, Suzy hears how the show came into being, all inspired by a face on a postage stamp. She then travels to Argentina, meeting politicians, performers and Eva fans to hear how this intensely divisive figure – loved by the poor, loathed by the rich – became one of the enduring icons of our time.

Suede, Saturday 9pm, Sky Arts

The music theme continues over on Sky Arts with Suede who played a central role in defining the soundtrack of the 90s as Britpop took hold of a decade filled with positivity and coolness.

Led by Brett Anderson, Suede provided glam sophistication in contrast to Oasis’s brash swagger, Blur’s cheeky mischievousness and Pulp’s perceptive wit and Sky Arts pays tribute to them with a film that explores the defining moments in the band’s life, followed by one of their most memorable concerts. Documentary Suede: The Insatiable Ones is divided into themes of identity, power, happiness, selfdestruction and acceptance, offering a thematic exploration of a band that opened the door for Britpop and led the way for a new era of guitar bands.

This is followed by Suede: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, in which Brett Anderson and the gang remind us just how brilliant they were in an astonishing one-off reunion concert for charity in 2010.

A Very British Country House, Sunday 9pm, Channel 4

Set in the middle of a 376-acre National Trust estate, Grade I listed Cliveden House is one of the world’s most exclusive country house hotels – a playground for the aristocracy and the super-rich, with a reputation for scandal.

This new four-part series joins the hotel during its busiest summer season, precipitated by the arrival of a very special royal guest. In this first episode, an unexpected visit from royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle provides unprecedented publicity for the hotel, and an opportunity for the management to capitalise on the public appetite for exclusive aristocratic living.

Business development manager James invites two Instagram ‘influencers’ and their Pomeranian dog to experience the 350-year-old house and mingle with the posh guests. Wedding co-ordinator Lydia prepares for the nuptials of Londoners Andy and Garfield. The grooms get an early night, but downstairs night porters Carl and Amjad have to deal with an unhappy guest.

Frontier, currently streaming on Netflix

The series returns for a third run.

Frontier is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Doctor Who, Sunday 6.30pm, BBC One

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner in this episode entitled The Witchfinders.

As fear stalks the land the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

The untold story of Imagine, tonight on Channel 4.
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