Best on the Box highlights for Saturday, September 28th and its all about Suzi Quatro on Sky Arts.
One to Watch: Suzi Quatro, Sky Arts at 9pm
The definitive, unexpurgated story of Suzi Quatro, the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock ‘n’ roll when she broke out around the world in 1973.
The trailblazer and inspiration for a generation of female rock musicians who followed her, Suzi Q reminds contemporary audiences of her pioneering influence, white-hot talent and string of incandescent pop-rock hits. Testimony is duly made by a host of rock luminaries, with focus on the women who followed the roadmap Suzi charted for them.
Exiled to Europe during her success yet now largely forgotten in her homeland, we return with Suzi to Detroit. Exploring the long simmering family tensions and sibling rivalries that result from the success of one family member, Sky Arts reveal the price paid for success in a deeply personal exploration of fame, ambition and resilience.
The Politician, now streaming on Netflix
Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States.
But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image.
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, The Politician offers a comedic and satirical glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.
Britain at Low Tide, Channel 4 at 8pm
Dr Tori Herridge continues to explore the intertidal archaeology of Britain, the archaeological remains that are visible when the tide goes out.
In this episode Tori and the team are in the north-west, on the border between England and Scotland, looking into the intertidal archaeology of the magnificent Solway Firth.
They ask why one of the Victorians’ great feats of engineering failed to stand the test of time; they find a huge timber oval-shaped swimming pool off the edge of the coast; and they tell the story of a tragic mining disaster that took place four miles out to sea.
The Nile with Bettany Hughes, Channel 5 at 7pm
More interesting documentaries courtesy of Channel 5 and historian Bettany Hughes sets sail on an epic journey through Egypt to chart the country’s ancient past, travelling almost 1,000 miles from Cairo to the Aswan Dam – stopping off at the most iconic sites along the way.
From ancient gossip on the sex lives of the rich and famous to a close up encounter with King Tut’s grandmother, this colourful travelogue interweaves mystery, revelation, stunning visuals and diverse modern-day encounters to create a unique and unforgettable journey through the highlights of Ancient Egyptian history.