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New to stream: Oasis Knebworth 1996 documentary and Hanna series three

Oasis pictured before their massive concerts at Knebworth in 1996
Damon Smith

OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996 (Cert 15, 115 mins, Sony Music Entertainment, Documentary/Musical, available now on Amazon Prime Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from November 19 on DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99)

IN 1996, Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel announced two shows in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire supported by The Prodigy, Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, The Chemical Brothers and The Charlatans.

More than 2 per cent of the UK population applied for tickets on May 11 1996 and all 250,000 sold out in less than a day, breaking box office records in a pre-internet golden age when eager fans had to queue outside record shops and ticket offices or dial a telephone booking number (invariably hitting redial for hours on end in response to the dreaded engaged tone).

Director Jake Scott's nostalgic documentary relives the weekend of August 10 and 11 1996 through the eyes of fans, incorporating extensive concert footage captured over two nights by Dick Carruthers with previously unseen material and dramatic reconstructions of fans' journeys.

Their first-hand testimony can be hit and miss but the recollections of Madeleine Hamilton are poignant.

Then 14 years old, she secured two tickets on a parent's credit card and only attended because her brother – not an Oasis fan – agreed to chaperone.

In the film, Hamilton describes the concert as one perfect moment with her beautiful older sibling before his cancer diagnosis.

Director Scott and editor Struan Clay largely resist the urge to meld concert performances across the two nights, opening Sunday's performance with Noel's oft-quoted remark to the crowd: "This is history. Right here, right now."

Blissfully, there's not a single mobile phone in the undulating crowd.

Everyone is defiantly in the moment and we linger there with them.

Rating: 4/5

HANNA – SEASON 3 (8 episodes, streaming from November 24 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, Thriller/Action)

TRUST is a fragile concept in the Amazon Prime original action thriller based on the 2011 film Hanna directed by Joe Wright.

In the third series, Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) turns against the Utrax, the sinister government agency which fashioned her into a trained assassin.

Working from the inside with her former nemesis, wily CIA operative Marissa Weigler (Mireille Enos), Hanna rallies high-ranking Utrax agent John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney) to their cause.

However, intelligence operative Gordon Evans (Ray Liotta) and fellow assassins Jules (Gianna Kiehl) and Sandy (Aine Rose Daly) grow suspicious of Hanna's motivation.

Their response will decide Hanna's fate as the young woman exposes the true power behind the Utrax throne.

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