Best on the Box: Highlights for Saturday July 13th include our regular trip to Holby’s casualty department.
One to Watch: The Godfathers of Hardcore, Sky Arts at 9pm
Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are the lynchpins of the New York Hardcore scene, with their band Agnostic Front.
Front playing a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the sound and cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. Unlike the dozens of bands that have come and gone, leaving their indelible footprint along the way, Agnostic Front are still going strong, eleven studio albums into their 30-plus year career.
In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages Agnostic Front presents are as relevant today as they were in the ‘80s.
This documentary follows Roger and Vinnie as they continue to drive their message home. Agnostic Front exist on a level all their own; a level of their own creation.
Moon Launch Live, Channel 4 at 8pm
Experience the mission to the moon like it’s 1969! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of mankind’s mission to the moon, Channel 4 is marking the occasion with a unique programme that blends amazing Nasa archive with global television footage from the day to take viewers back in time.
Join the millions who tuned in around the world and experience what it was like to watch history in the making. The 16th of July marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 for man’s first trip to the moon.
It was a monumental event, when the world came together to see if we could accomplish our greatest adventure ever. Moon Launch Live relives the drama of the launch day of Apollo 11. With contemporary references, flashes of the Vietnam War, adverts from the era and interviews from around the world, the programme fully immerses viewers in the world of the summer of 1969, to re-tell the story of the extraordinary bravery, anticipation and achievement of this iconic moment
Countdown begins and the programme follows the astronauts’ final preparations for the biggest journey of their lives, with glimpses of the 500 million people who are captivated by this huge feat and watch with bated breath as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins prepare for take-off.
Casualty, BBC One at 8.25pm
Having slept in her office because she’s too scared to leave the ED, Connie (Amanda Mealing) tries to prove herself to Ciaran (Rick Warden) whilst the team deal with the fallout from a prison riot.
Needing an extra pair of hands, Connie asks a reluctant Duffy (Cathy Shipton) to help out, but with Connie clearly struggling with her concentration, this soon leads to disaster.
After a tough day, Iain (Michael Stevenson) reconsiders seeking help at the paramedics support group, with encouragement from Ruby (Maddy Hill).