“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and “Hidden Figures”

Many of us are watching more films on TV than usual. I recommend “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” at 9:00 on Saturday, Channel 4. It is an underrated sci-fi blockbuster, on a similar epic scale to Star Wars, with a couple of interesting ethical questions thrown in. Sci-fi fans should not miss it. Others should probably watch the opening sequence, at least.

Judy recommends “Hidden Figures”, on Monday 9:00, Film 4. I haven’t seen it, but I am looking forward to it. It is, I gather, about the difficulties of some black women mathematicians¬†at NASA in the 1960s.

Ian H.