Saturday 14th – Friday 20th May 2022

by | May 10, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • Gentlemen Jack Sunday 15th May BBC One
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls Sunday 15th May ITV2
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 16th May Sky Comedy
  • Barry Monday 16th May Sky Comedy
  • Better Call Saul Tuesday 17th May Netflix
  • Derry GIrls Tuesday 17th May Channel 4
  • Derry Girls Wednesday 18th May Channel 4
  • Inside No.9 Wednesday 18th May BBC Two
  • The Staircase Thursday 19th May Sky Atlantic
  • Shining Girls Friday 20th May Apple TV+
  • Gogglebox Friday 20th May Channel 4

Saturday

8.00pm The Eurovision Song Contest BBC One – Live Coverage of the 2022 contest.

9.20pm Steptoe & Son: Secrets and Scandals Channel 5 – Behind the scenes of the comedy, revealing a political intervention that may have landed Labour a general election majority by shifting a broadcast of an episode, and a Met Police vice squad operation actively targeting celebrities that led to the arrest of star Wilfred Brambell. With contributions by John Thomson, Tessa Le Bars, Madeline Smith, Dick Fiddy and Graham McCann.

Sunday 

8.00pm The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration ITV – Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham present live from Windsor Castle as all-star cast of British and international talent including Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis, Omid Djalili, Alan Titchmarsh and Tom Cruise celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. This theatrical arena event features 1,300 performers and 500 horses, with special performances by Keala Settle, Gregory Porter and Katherine Jenkins.

Sally Rooney’s adaptation comes to BBC Three tonight.

10.00pm Conversations with Friends BBC Three – Drama based on Sally Rooney’s novel, starring Sasha Lane Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke. Dublin college students Frances and Bobbi forge a strange and unexpected connection with married couple Melissa and Nick.

11.00pm Walter Presents: The King of Warsaw Channel 4 – Polish drama based on Szczepan Twardoch’s novel exploring organised crime in the years before the Second World War, from the perspective of a Jewish gangster drawn into a political conspiracy. On May Day, a socialist rally led by Mafia boss Buddy Kaplica comes into conflict with an anti-Jewish fascist rally led by nationalist leader in the middle of Warsaw. Boxer Jakub Szapiro arranges for Kaplica to escape prison, while secretly longing to depose him. In Yiddish and Polish.

Monday

7.00pm Whose Line Is It Anyway USA Dave – Aisha Tyler hosts the improv show as regulars Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, and Colin Mochrie are joined by guest performer Heather Anne Campbell and star guest Kevin McHale.

9.00pm Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood BBC One – Joe Wicks goes on an emotional journey to discover how his parents’ mental health issues affected him as a child and the shocking scale of the problem today. Joe meets members of Our Time, the UK’s only charity dedicated to working with children of parents with mental illness, and has honest and emotional conversations with his family that unearth long-suppressed memories.

Comedian Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie front a brand new chat show.

9.00pm The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show BBC Two – Comedian Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie host a comedy entertainment show on which they are joined by other celebrity couples to poke fun at life, growing up, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting and everything in between.

9.00pm Beat The Chasers ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts the return of the quiz in which contestants from across the UK take on a team consisting of Chasers Issa Schultz, Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis, hoping to win big money. The series will be stripped across the week at 9.00pm till Friday.

9.00pm Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain? Channel 4 – Profile of the billionaire entrepreneur, one of a tiny group of powerful, uber-rich men with global reach exceeding governments. The programme features contributions from those who know Musk, who have worked with him, and who have made millions investing in his businesses, as well as those who have gone to war with his companies.

9.00pm The Time Traveller’s Wife Sky Atlantic – Adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel of the same name, which tells the story of a woman who falls for a time traveller. Starring Rose Leslie and Theo James.

Tuesday

Gerard Kearns stars in Floodlights, a new feature-length single drama for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from Expectation, tells the impactful and important story of Andy Woodward, the former professional footballer whose brave revelations about the sexual abuse he suffered as a youth player sent shockwaves throughout the industry and across the globe.

9.00pm Floodlights BBC Two – Feature-length drama telling the story of former professional footballer Andy Woodward and his revelations in 2016 about the sexual abuse he suffered as a youth player at the hands of his coach Barry Bennell. The drama depicts Andy’s life, from a boy who seemingly had the world at his feet, until, no longer able to ignore the haunting memories of the abuse he was subject to by his youth coach, his career is cut short. It examines the power and control held by Bennell, grooming young players and their families with the promise of making their dreams come true. Starring Gerard Kearns and Jonas Armstrong.

9.00pm Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains Comedy Central – The return of the panel show in which celebrities revisit their teenage years, with Steph McGovern, Russell Kane and Sindhu Vee joining Rhod on the first edition.

Wednesday

Life and Beth Disney+ – Amy Schumer stars in this comedy-drama as Beth, a woman whose life would look pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with, she makes a good living as a wine distributor, she’s in a long-term relationship with a successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. Micheal Cera co-stars.

8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are back with more house-hunters, and while some have had their priorities changed by the pandemic, others are having trouble navigating the fast-moving property market.

Feature-length final episode of Derry Girls that catches up with the gang in Derry a year after the last episode.

9.00pm Derry Girls: The Agreement Channel 4 – The gang bows out in this special extended episode which returns to Derry one year on, as the friends are preparing for their final year of school. It’s the week of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement but the timing could not be any worse as the highlight of the year, Erin and Orla’s joint 18th birthday, threatens to be overshadowed. While the family try to get their heads around the possible outcome of the vote, the friends realise they may not be ready for what the future holds.

9.00pm HMP Belmarsh: Evil Behind Bars Channel 5 – A look inside HMP Belmarsh prison, from the gangs that have dominated its corridors to the brave officers who serve there, and some of the prison’s most infamous inmates. The documentary brings to life in graphic detail the vicious conflicts and unthinkable acts of violence that are part of daily life inside Belmarsh, offering a harrowing insight into what life is really like in the prison.

10.05pm Spreadsheet Channel 4 – Katherine Parkinson stars in this Australian comedy about a divorced lawyer and mother-of-two who, looking for sex without commitment, creates a spreadsheet of options to ensure her encounters prove more varied than her chaotic personal life. Lauren is having a great time enjoying the spoils of various dating apps – until a string of coincidences and consequences leave her speechless.

10.00pm Hypothetical Dave – Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster ask more celebrities to delve into the depths of improbability – their guests this time are Richard Ayoade, Guz Khan, Maisie Adam and Chloe Petts.

Thursday

8.00pm Eat Well for Less BBC One – Fronted by Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo.

9.00pm Embarrassing Bodies E4 – Return of the series from the mid-2000s with a new team of medical professionals meeting members of the public. Dr Jane meets a woman whose rare condition causes her vagina to split during sex, and Dr Tosin helps a man with foul smelling pus leaking from his ears.

Friday

Now and Then Apple TV+ – Eight-part bilingual thriller set in Miami. Shot in Spanish and English, the series explores the differences between youthful aspirations and the reality of adulthood, when the lives of a group of college best friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead. Now, 20 years later, the remaining five are reluctantly reunited by a threat that puts their seemingly perfect worlds at risk.

 

 

 

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10/05/2022

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