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Snoop Dogg and his team in the Netflix show Coach Snoop

Coach Snoop – Season 1 (8 episodes, streaming from February 2 exclusively on Netflix, Documentary)

SINCE he burst onto the music scene in 1993 with his debut album Doggystyle, California-born rapper Snoop Dogg – real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr – has steadily built a multimillion-dollar empire on his distinctive style.

His forays include the reality TV show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, an award-winning adult film, the variety show Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party co-presented by domestic goddess Martha Stewart, and a reboot of the game show The Joker's Wild.

In the feelgood and heart-warming documentary series Coach Snoop, the entertainer pursues his love of sport by working with troubled teenage boys and girls, who participate in the Snoop Youth Football League.

Collaborating with other ambassadors for the SYFL, including inspirational coach K-Mac who practices tough love, Snoop Dogg challenges players to overcome adversity on and off the football pitch and chase their dreams of championship glory.

Absentia (10 episodes, streaming from February 2 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, Thriller/Romance)

A tenacious hunter becomes the hunted in the crime conundrum Absentia, which centres on FBI Agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic), who vanishes during the hunt for a serial killer.

Prime suspect Conrad Harlow (Richard Brake) is convicted of Emily's murder, providing a small balm of comfort to her husband, Nick (Patrick Heusinger).

Six years later, Nick has remarried and is raising nine-year-old son Flynn (Patrick McAuley) with new wife Alice (Cara Theobold).

Out of the blue, Emily is discovered alive in a cabin suffering from long-term amnesia.

Her return creates tiny fissures in Nick's relationship as Emily pieces together fragmented recollections with guidance from psychologist Dr Daniel Vega (Bruno Bichir).

In the midst of her painful rehabilitation, Emily is personally implicated in a murder case and she goes on the run from conflicted former colleagues, led by her boss Special Agent Adam Radford (Ralph Ineson).

Brimstone (Cert 18, 148 mins, Thunderbird Releasing, available from February 5 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from February 19 on DVD £17.99/Blu-ray £22.99, Western/Drama/Romance)

Dutch writer-director Martin Koolhoven makes his English language debut with a gruelling western thriller, which unfolds in reverse chronological order.

Bookmarked into three bruising chapters – Genesis, Exodus and Revelation – the tricksy narrative centres on a young woman called Joanna (Emilia Jones), who is determined to escape the clutches of her lecherous preacher father, the Reverend (Guy Pearce).

He quotes passages from the Bible to justify his sexual interest in his daughter and his intention to marry her.

Eventually, Joanna slips free of his iron fist and heads to the mining town of Bismuth, where she seeks refuge in a brothel run by Frank (Paul Anderson).

It is clear that Joanna will have to earn her keep by selling her body and she befriends a prostitute called Elizabeth (Carla Juri).

When the Reverend turns up at the brothel, a fight ensues and Joanna (now played by Dakota Fanning) takes on Elizabeth's identity.

She travels far away to consummate Elizabeth's arranged marriage to Eli (William Houston), who has never seen his bride-to-be.

Joanna settles with her husband and his son Matthew (Jack Hollington). The couple raise their own child, Sam (Ivy George), but Joanna is always looking over her shoulder, terrified of the moment the holy man canters into town to reclaim his property.

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