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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The TVweek: Sunday 16th - Friday 21st June 2019

Sunday
6.30pm Soccer Aid 2019 ITV
8.00pm Top Gear BBC2 - Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness take over as the latest hosting team of the motoring show. Their first episode takes them to Ethiopia, where they test cars to see how they can endure in the searing heat. Back at the track, Chris puts the Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren 600LT through their paces.
Notable Continuing Series:  Gentleman Jack, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                            The Handmaid's Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4                                                 What We Do in the Shadows, 9.45pm, BBC2
9.00pm 13 Moments That Destroyed Michael Jackson Five - Documentary exploring key moments in the pop star's controversial life, examining his dependence on painkillers, his constantly changing appearance, and accusations of child abuse. Featuring contributions from friends, employees, fans, psychologists and journalists.
Monday
Notable Continuing Series:  Big Little Lies 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                                Year of the Rabbit, 10.00pm, Channel 4
10.00pm My Wild Baby Animal More4 - The stories of wild animals that have spent their lives being cared for by humans and have formed a deep and enduring attachment to them. The first edition features Canadian animal trainers Mark and Dawn Dumas, who raised a vulnerable polar bear cub in their small ranch east of Vancouver.
Tuesday
8.00pm Our Next Prime Minister BBC1 - Emily Maitlis leads this TV debate between Conservative hopefuls vying to be the next party leader - and the country's new Prime Minister.
8.00pm Ackley Bridge Channel 4 - Third series of the school drama.
Notable Continuing Series:  Years & Years 9.00pm, BBC1
                                                24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
Wednesday
8.00pm The Supervet Channel 4 - In the first of a new series, four-year-old pug and beagle cross Barney is brought into the facilities after being hit by a bus. Noel fears the wound poses a serious infection risk, and he has lost 40 per cent of the bone in the damaged leg, so he creates an innovative two-tier treatment, involving an external ankle frame for support.
9.00pm Gomorrah Sky Atlantic - Fourth series of the gritty Italian drama.
Notable Continuing Series: Mum, 10.00pm, BBC2   
Thursday
8.00pm George Clarke's Old House, New Home Channel 4 - Fourth series of the property programme that sees George Clarke help homeowners unlock the potential of their old homes.
Notable Continuing Series:  Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1
9.00pm Catch-22 Channel 4 - Comedy drama based on Joseph Heller's seminal anti-war novel, telling the story of US Air Force bombardier Yossarian, who soon realises the real enemy are the military bureaucrats who keep increasing the number of missions he must fly. Christopher Abbott stars, with Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, Tessa Ferrer and George Clooney, who also acts as executive producer and director on a couple of episodes.
Friday
8.00pm The Crystal Maze Channel 4 - Richard Ayoade guides a team of well-known faces around the four zones of the Maze, tackling a range of skill, mystery, physical and mental challenges. Gemma Collins assumes the roles of captain, alongside team-mates James `Arg" Argent, Carol Vorderman, Ellie Taylor and Rick Edwards. As usual some self-congratulatory highs, lock-in lows and some semblances of redemption lies in store for all concerned.
9.00pm Still Game BBC1 - Ninth and final series of the Scottish sitcom.

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