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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The TVweek: Sunday 28th June - Friday 3rd July 2020

Sunday
9.00pm The British Soap Awards Celebrates 21 Years ITV - Phillip Schofield hosts this celebration of the only TV awards ceremony dedicated entirely to soap as it reaches its 21st anniversary. He looks back at some of the most memorable winners.
9.00pm A Killer Uncaged Sky Crime - Thirty years ago, Dale Wayne Sigler was sentenced to death for murder. After spending more than half his life behind bars, this documentary follows his reintroduction into society.
Monday
9.00pm Italy's Frontline: A Doctor's Diary BBC2 - Documentary featuring an unprecedented and intimate insight into three months of life on the Covid frontline in Italy with A&E doctor Francesca Mangiatordi. In the early days of the outbreak, the hospital is overflowing and Francesa works gruelling 12-hour shifts caring for those who have been most affected. Due to a lack of life-saving equipment she faces the traumatising task of prioritising which lives to try to save. At home, Francesca is fearful of infecting her husband, who suffers from a respiratory condition, and she hasn't touched him - or her children - for more than a month.
Notable Continuing Series: I May Destroy You 10.45pm, BBC1
Tuesday
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               Betty, 9.35pm Sky Comedy
                                               I May Destroy You, 10.50pm, BBC1
Wednesday
9.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1 - John Torode and Gregg Wallace return with the culinary contest as 20 famous faces from the worlds of showbusiness, music and sport take part, hoping to be crowned this year's champion. Tonight, the first five celebrities, Myles Stephenson, Thomas Skinner, Judi Love, John Barnes and Shyko Amos, take on three difficult challenges.
9.00pm Marvellous BBC2 - Another chance to see the charming drama. Toby Jones takes the lead role in this feature-length fact-based comedy-drama from writer Peter Bowker (Occupation, Eric and Ernie), inspired by the life of Neil Baldwin. Although he was diagnosed as having learning difficulties, Neil has constantly confounded people's expectations during a colourful career that has seen him work as a circus clown and a kit man for Stoke City and recently led to him being awarded an honorary degree by Keele University in recognition of his contributions to campus life. Just as Neil doesn't like to be labelled, the drama also mixes biopic, musical and fantasy elements to tell this unique story. Gemma Jones, Tony Curran and Nicholas Gleaves also star, while Gary Lineker appears as himself.
9.00pm 24 Hour Baby Hospital More4 - Return of the series going behind closed doors with parents and staff at The Rotunda in Dublin.
Thursday
8.00pm The Supervet: Puppy Special Channel 4 - Six years ago, Channel 4 started broadcasting the work of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, who uses hi-tech solutions to save animals' lives. This documentary looks back at some of his most memorable cases and catches up with the animals at the heart of the stories. Up first are puppies, including four-month-old West Highland terrier Rodney, who had been born without back feet, bulldog puppy Chica, who required urgent surgery to repair a serious elbow fracture, and Rottweiler puppy Elvis, who was given a unique spinal implant developed by Noel.
9.00pm Billion Pound Cruise Industry: Sunk by the Coronavirus ITV - A report on how the coronavirus pandemic brought the £120billion cruise industry to its knees and 100s of ships around the world to a standstill. The documentary looks at the role of cruise ships in spreading the virus and ask if passengers' well-being was put first, as it tells the story of the six extraordinary weeks when thousands of passengers ended up in quarantine.
Notable Continuing Series: What We Do in the Shadows, 10.00pm, BBC2
Friday
9.30pm Huey Morgan's Latin Music Adventure BBC4 - The 6Music presenter embarks on a quest to understand Latin Music's enduring appeal. Arriving in Rio, Huey learns that Brazil's newly elected government has come out against the hedonistic atmosphere of carnival and that Mangueira Samba School group is just one of many planning a protest. Later, he meets Gilberto Gil, who pioneered a new, politically conscious sound known as Tropic√°lia. It was so radical - and its social implications so profound - that Gil was imprisoned and finally exiled in 1969. In Salvador, Huey meets percussionist Carlinhos Brown to talk about how afro positive music has shaped the sound of Brazil.

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