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New Releases on Netflix UK (2nd December 2016)

As we arrive in December we have a real mixed-bag of new additions and so my recommendations this week are equally mixed! First up we have a couple of documentaries: “Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne” and “For the Love of Spock”.

“Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne” tries to uncover the details of a black nurse during World War 2. Having been mentioned in a small number of reports, the documentary team try and find out more information about her and the racism she faced when tending to wounded soldiers.

Leonard Nimoy’s son takes a look at his father’s role as Spock in the long-running Star Trek franchise in “For the Love of Spock”. Featuring interviews with cast and crew from numerous series and movies (including the more recent reboots) he uncovers why Spock has been such a fascinating character.

“Get on Up” is a great biopic telling the story of soul singer James Brown – with a rather funky soundtrack to boot. Tracing back to his humble beginnings we see Brown fighting racism to build his career and also helping many African-American communities along the way.

In TV we have seen the arrival of the 7th season of “The Vampire Diaries” which I know a lot of you have been waiting impatiently for!

“The Syndicate” is a BBC drama series focussed on five lowly supermarket workers from Leeds that win £18m in a lottery syndicate. How will their sudden fortune change their lives? Well – you’ll obviously have to watch to find out. Hopefully Netflix will add series 2 (based in a hospital in Bradford) and 3 (based in a care home in Scarborough) at some point.

And finally for this week we have “jPod”, a comedy series based on the novel of the same name. It’s set in the offices of a games development company but the emphasis is on the inter-office relationships, scheming and misadventures of its employees.

Read on for the full list of this week’s additions:

33 New Movies Streaming on Netflix UK:

The 10 Year Plan (2014)
1000 Rupee Note (2014)
A Very Pink Christmas (2011)
Across Grace Alley (2013)
Born to Dance (2015)
The Forest (2016)
Get on Up (2014)
Ghost Team (2016)
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012) – Streaming Again
I Dream Too Much (2016)
Interrogation (2015)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) – Streaming Again
The Line (2008)
Loreena McKennitt: Nights from the Alhambra (2006)
Most Valuable Players (2010)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) – Streaming Again
Natural Selection (2015)
Norm of the North (2016)
One Night in Istanbul (2014)
Rainbow Time (2016)
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
Sairat (2016)
Stonewall (2015)
Taking Stock (2016) – Streaming Again
Tellur Aliens (2016)
Too Late (2015)
Touched with Fire (2015)
Uncle Nick (2015)
The Violin Player (2016)
The Way Back (2010)
White Girl (2016)
Wildflower (2016)
Zero Point (2014)

26 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

#Rucker50 (2016)
Art Basel: A Portrait (2014)
Beyond Bollywood (2013)
David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)
Dear Albania (2015)
Decoding Desire (2014)
Dreamland (2011)
Exotic Invaders: Pythons of the Everglades (2015)
Fannie’s Last Supper (2010)
Finding Traction (2014)
For the Love of Spock (2016)
Growing Cities (2013)
The Hard Stop (2015)
Hip-Hop Evolution (2016) [Season 1 Added]
The Irish Mob (2008)
King Georges (2015)
Life in the Blue (2016)
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)
Nazi Gold in Argentina (2004)
Newtown (2016)
The Pit (2009)
Return to the USS Atlanta: Defender of Guadalcanal (2012)
Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne (2014)
Tales of Masked Men: A Journey through Lucha Libre (2012)
When Two Worlds Collide (2016) – Streaming Again
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements (2010)

20 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

A Moody Christmas (2012)
Back to 1989 (2016)
Bromance (2015)
Chill with Bob Ross (1994)
Clean Break (2015)
The Deep (2015)
Fauda (2015) [Season 1 Added]
The Girl I Loved (2011)
Hello, My Twenties! (2016)
Inspector Gadget (2015)
jPod (2008)
Love and Punishment (2010)
Missing Korea (2015)
My Little Lover (2015)
Pacific Heat (2016) [Season 1 Added]
Refresh Man (2016)
Schitt’s Creek (2015)
The Syndicate (2015)
The Vampire Diaries (2016) [New Episodes]
West Coast Customs (2011)

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