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The TVweek: Sunday 5th - Friday 10th July 2020

Sunday
9.00pm Alex Brooker: Disability and Me BBC2 - The Last Leg presenter confronts what disability really means in Britain today. Alex is reunited with a childhood friend who has spina bifida, who challenges him to consider the impact of making jokes about his own disability. He also pays a visit to a bespoke disability helpline, meets members of Arsenal's disabled supporters club, and talks to Paralympic swimmer Suzie Rodgers about her life.
10.00pm The Kemps: All True BBC2 - Spoof documentary, starring Gary and Martin Kemp as themselves, following the brothers as they launch new careers in the wake of Spandau Ballet's 40th anniversary celebrations. While Martin tries to get a sci-fi movie franchise off the ground, Gary has a new brand of vegan meat substitute to promote.
Monday
8.30pm Coronation Street: The Stories That Gripped the Nation ITV - Start of an eight-part series looking back of the highlights of the soap.
9.00pm The Secrets She Keeps BBC1 - Australian crime drama. Blogger Meghan is currently expecting her third child, but fears for the impact it will have on her already failing marriage to ambitious sports reporter Jack. Among her devoted fans is struggling supermarket employee Meghan, who appears to be heavily pregnant herself - but not everything is as it appears. Adaptation of Michael Robotham's novel, with Laura Carmichael and Jessica De Gouw as two women from different backgrounds hiding devastating secrets. Continues Tomorrow at 9.00pm.
9.00pm Pluto: Back from the Dead BBC2 - New discoveries from the edge of the solar system are transforming what is known about Pluto, thanks to the New Horizons space probe that took the first-ever close up images of the planet. Pluto was once thought to be geologically dead, but the pictures revealed it to be an active world of stunning complexity, with mountains carved from ice, a nitrogen glacier that appeared to be moving and a recently active volcano, with data sent back lead some scientists to speculate that there may even be life on Pluto today.
9.00pm Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV - Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell catch up with families who were reunited on the main show.
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 10.45pm, BBC1
Wednesday
Streaming Today Stateless Netflix - Six-part Australian drama series. The series is partly inspired by the real-life story of Cornelia Rau, an Australian permanent resident who was unlawfully detained under the Australian Government's mandatory detention program. The series centres on four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert: an airline hostess escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal. When their lives intersect they are pushed to the brink of sanity, yet unlikely and profound emotional connections are made amongst the group
9.00pm Mrs America BBC2 - Double bill of a new US drama series about the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the US. In the first episode, Phyllis Schlafly - a conservative advocate for Barry Goldwater and perennial candidate for Congress - refrains from running again amid a slew of harassment by her male colleagues and lack of support by her husband Fred. Instead, she sets her sights on a new campaign - fighting the bipartisan support of the Equal Rights Amendment. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba and Elizabeth Banks.
Thursday
9.00pm Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story ITV - Ten years on, using interviews with police, victims' relatives and witnesses, Nicky Campbell tells the story of how the Newcastle-based criminal was tracked down - all in the glare of 24-hour rolling news. 
9.00pm National Treasure Channel 4 - Another chance to see the four-part drama from 2016 that follows Robbie Coltrane as a beloved entertainer who accused of historical sex crimes. Julie Walters and Andera Riseborough also star.
9.00pm Get Shorty Sky Atlantic - Return of the dark comedy-drama, starring Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano. Two years on from the events of the previous season, Miles is released from prison, and has a plan to get revenge. Meanwhile, Rick's unique love story with Amara continues as they relocate to Guatemala.
9.30pm There She Goes BBC2 - Return of the comedy-drama about a family with a learning disabled daughter. Rosie starts to say `mama", raising hopes that her communication will finally take off. Emily feels totally outshone by Rosie's amazing schoolteacher and concentrates on developing her daughter's sign-language, while Simon worries that the other parents of special needs children look down on him. Things come to a head at the school sports day. Starring David Tennant, Jessica Hynes and Miley Locke.
Notable Continuing Series: What We Do in the Shadows, 10.00pm, BBC2
10.00pm The Good Place E4 - Terrestrial airing of the third season of the hit US comedy.
Friday
8.30pm Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation BBC1 - Armchair fan Jack tells the story of the United Kingdom through its greatest sporting moments, as well as exploring themes such as loving the underdog and hating the Australians. Looking back on decades of glorious action, the comedian invites viewers to relive their most incredible sporting achievements while examining what its love of sport says about the nation.

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