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The best television in October 2020—Third Day on Sky Atlantic and BBC’s Life

Plus novelist JG Farrell's story comes on screen in ITV's The Singapore Grip

By Chris Harvey   October 2020

Third Day, Sky Atlantic, 15th September

Covid-19 has forced changes on this ambitious collaboration between playwright Dennis Kelly and the immersive theatre company Punchdrunk. Originally designed as a theatrical production, and now filmed for television, the first part is about a bereaved father (Jude Law) drawn onto the Essex island of Osea, where locals are planning a pagan music festival. There are echoes of The Wicker Man from Kelly, a specialist in what he calls “nasty little plays.”

The Singapore Grip, ITV, September

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