Saturday 18th – Friday 24th June 2022

by | Jun 14, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • The Outlaws Sunday 19th June BBC One
  • Sherwood Monday 20th/Tuesday 21st June BBC One
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 20th June Sky Comedy
  • We Own This City Tuesday 21st June Sky Atlantic
  • The Fight Attendant Thursday 23rd June Sky Max
  • Celebrity Gogglebox Friday 24th June Channel 4
  • For all Mankind Friday 24th June Apple TV+
  • Loot Friday 24th June Apple TV+
  • Girls5eva Friday 24th June Peacock via Sky/NOW

Saturday

7.00pm Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow ITV – The comedian returns with the programme in which some of the nation’s all-time favourite game shows are rebooted, beginning with an edition of Play Your Cards Right. Athlete Mo Farah, presenter Clare Balding, comedian Russell Kane and actor Jimi Mistry play the higher or lower game to be in with a chance of turning the cards in the Epic Endgame and winning the jackpot for their chosen charity.

8.00pm Inside Hampton Court Channel 5 – It’s autumn at Hampton Court and as the palace opens up to visitors, Chief Curator Tracy Borman receives an extraordinary call from Paul Fitzsimmons. Paul is a specialist in Tudor antiques, and he’s bought a lot at auction on a hunch. Although he paid just £75 for it, he suspects it actually could be a rare object that might have belonged to Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn.

Sunday

8.00pm McDonald & Dodds ITV – Third series of the gentle crime drama starring Tala Gouveia and Jason Watkins.

9.00pm Glastonbury: 50 Years and Counting BBC Two – The social and musical history of the festival, told through the testimony of its principal curators Michael and Emily Eavis, as well as artists who have appeared there. Contributors include Aswad, Chris Martin, Dua Lipa, Ed O’Brien, Fatboy Slim, Florence Welch, Johnny Marr, Linda Lewis, Orbital, Noel Gallagher, the Levellers, Thom Yorke and Stormzy.

Channel 4’s crime thriller Suspect begins tonight at 9.00pm and is showing across the week at 9.00pm. James Nesbitt, Anne-Marie Duff and Ben Miller are among the stars. Concludes Wednesday.

9.00pm Suspect Channel 4 – Psychological crime thriller, starring James Nesbitt, Richard E Grant, Ben Miller, Joely Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff, and Niamh Algar. When veteran detective Danny Frater turns up at a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check, he gets a devastating shock. The deceased – a young woman – turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina. According to the post-mortem report, she’s taken her own life. Although the pathologist, Jackie Sowden, insists that the evidence points overwhelmingly toward suicide, Danny refuses to accept her findings, and he forces Jackie to take him through her examination step-by-step. The 8 half-hour episodes air in double bills across the week at 9.00pm. Concludes Wednesday.

9.00pm The Cruise: All At Sea Channel 5 – Sheridan Smith narrates a documentary following life for passengers and crew on board the ships Scarlet Lady and Valiant in the Virgin Voyages fleet, bound for destinations including the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The first edition begins in the hustle and bustle of embarkation day at Scarlet Lady’s home port of Miami, Florida, as more than 1,000 crew get the ship ready for new passengers.

9.00pm The Piketon Family Murders Sky Crime – Documentary looking into the events leading up to a horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio in 2016.

Monday

8.00pm Back in Time for Birmingham BBC Two – The Sharmas discover what life was like for South Asian families who settled in Britain in the past 70 years, beginning with getting a taste of the 1950s. Guiding them on their journey are BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan and historian Yasmin Khan, whose own family members both migrated from Pakistan in the latter half of the 20th century.

9.00pm River Cottage Reunited More4 – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns with grow-your-own ideas – the very ethos he has championed since the first River Cottage shows more than two decades ago. There’s a buzz around River Cottage with a visit from a wildlife revolutionary Matt – who puts Hugh to work with a chainsaw transforming a tree trunk into a brand-new home for some indispensable

10.00pm How to Hire a Hitman Channel 4 – Two-part documentary that sees true-crime obsessive Yinka Bokinni journeys deep inside the dark web to find out if it’s possible to anonymously order someone’s death. The hacked message shows hundreds of people all over the world have been ordering hits online. This isn’t gangland score-settling, either, but seemingly ordinary people who want friends, partners, work colleagues dead.

Tuesday

9.00pm The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN BBC Two – Told by insiders with decades of experience working at the UN, this documentary shares first-hand accounts of what happens to staff when they report allegations of wrongdoing, and shines a light on the culture of silence that reaches the highest levels of the organisation’s hierarchy. Throughout the programme, and at great personal cost, the whistleblowers share their personal experiences of working at the world’s top diplomatic institution, and also allege a wide range of sexual abuse and corruption across many UN agencies.

10.00pm Ellie & Natasia BBC Three – Comedy sketch show written by and starring Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou, with characters including Busybody Mums and Trustafarian Teenagers.

10.05pm Blocco 181 Sky Atlantic – Italian drama following the residents of a fictional apartment block hidden in the outskirts of Milan. The series centres around three characters that come from different backgrounds but are brought together by a strong bond.

Wednesday

*Parmount+ Launches in the UK Today* The streamer will be available to Sky Cinema customers. The shows available at launch are:

  • 1883: A Paramount+ Original starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill, which is a Yellowstone prequel series.The Yellowstone origin story, 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.In a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty, 1883 sees the family seek a better future in America’s promised land: Montana. All 11 episodes will be available today.
  • HALO: Series dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. The series stars Pablo Schreiber as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. The first three episodes are available today with subsequent episodes launching every Wednesday.
  • The First Lady: starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through interweaving storylines with an enlightening intimacy, with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt. All Ten Episodes today.
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth: An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) crashes deep into the oilfields of New Mexico with a mission: he must find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), the one woman on earth who can help save his species. Even as he struggles to adapt to our world and to become more “human”, her faith in humanity couldn’t be lower. An unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours. Episodes 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.
  • Mayor of Kingstown: A Paramount+ Original, starring Jeremy Renner, Dianne West and Kyle Chandler. The drama series follows the McLusky family, power brokers and liaisons between prisoners and the community in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption, and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. All 10 episodes drop today.
  • The Offer: A Paramount+ Original starring Miles Teller, Matthew Goode and Juno Temple. The Offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-before-seen experiences of making The Godfather. After ditching his job at the Rand Corporation for a shot in Hollywood, Al Ruddy wins the job to produce Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, The Godfather for Paramount Pictures. All 10 episodes will drop today.
  • Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber: Drama series starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman and Kyle Chandler. The series tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorn companies, Uber. The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Uber’s hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler), the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who bets his sterling reputation on Uber’s success – and then has to live with the consequences. The first 3 episodes are available today with subsequent episodes arriving on Wednesdays.
  • Queen of the Universe: The first-of-its-kind global singing competition featuring the fiercest drag queens from 10 countries around the world. In each episode, contestants will debut a new musical performance, singing live in front of an audience and the “Pop Diva Panel” of judges in the hopes of being crowned “Queen of the Universe” and taking home a $250,000 cash prize. The series is hosted by Graham Norton, with Vanessa Williams, Michelle Visage, Trixie Mattel and Leona Lewis forming the “Pop Diva Panel” of judges. The first episode is available today.
  • Star Trek Strange New Worlds: A 10-episode prequel series that takes place before Star Trek – The Original Series, and follows the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), his Number One (Rebecca Romijn) and Spock (Ethan Peck), on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Episodes 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.

9.00pm Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain BBC Two – Two-part documentary that sees Lenny Henry celebrate his Caribbean-British heritage, and joined by a host of famous faces from the worlds of art, music, entertainment TV and theatre, he examines what it means to be both Caribbean and British today. In the first episode, Lenny looks at the explosion of culture brought from the Caribbean by the post-war arrivals, from the music of calypso and ska, to theatre and art. He explores the stories of activism, entrepreneurship and resilience behind these artforms and how the early cultural pioneers laid the foundations for the next generation.

9.00pm Ireland: Coast & Country More4 – The Emerald Isle as seen through the eyes of those who call it home, beginning with an underwater photographer capturing magical wild dolphins in Liscannor Bay. Other highlights include a chef whipping up a dessert made from dahlias in Drimoleague, at the country’s first edible-flower farm, and a trio of septuagenarian rock climbers proving that age is just a number in Wicklow Mountains National Park.

10.00pm Halo Channel 5 – Fantasy adventure based on the video game of the same name, starring Pablo Schreiber.

Thursday

9.00pm Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Channel 4 – The Taskmaster champions from series six to 10 return to the scene of the greatest triumph of their lives, as they battle to become the second Champion of Champions. Taskmaster Greg Davies’ expectations are sky high as he watches Ed Gamble destroying a bath toy, Kerry Godliman rolling a bobbin, Liza Tarbuck avoiding low-flying bananas, Lou Sanders painting on skates and Richard Herring revealing his bare feet. As always, all tasks are adjudicated by Alex Horne.

10.00pm Glastonbury 2022 BBC Two – It’s been three years, but Glastonbury Festival is back. Lauren Laverne and Jack Saunders welcome viewers to Worthy Farm in Somerset, where, for the first time, they broadcast live from site on a Thursday night.

10.00pm Naked Attraction: All Out and Proud Channel 4 – Anna Richardson hosts a Pride special, celebrating all of the most memorable singletons from across the sexual spectrum. Plus, a chance to catch up with some of the unforgettable pickers, including 75-year-old bisexual Ian – the show’s oldest ever picker, Raheem the professional dancer looking to `pop his gay cherry”, and transfeminine singleton Callie, who came on the show to find her first `proper” date.

Friday

Loot Apple TV+ – Ten-part workplace comedy starring Maya Rudolph as billionaire Molly Novak, who seemingly has the dream life, until her husband of 20 years betrays her. Worst yet, she reaches rock bottom when she learns that she has a charity foundation run by the no-nonsense Sofia Salinas (MJ Rodriguez), who pleads with Molly to stop generating bad press. With her assistant Nicholas (Kim Booster) by her side, and with the help of Sofia and team — including mild-mannered accountant Arthur (Nat Faxon) and her optimistic, pop-culture-loving cousin Howard ( Ron Funches) — Molly embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Giving back to others might be what she needs to get back to herself. The first 3 episodes will be available at launch with future episodes arriving weekly on Fridays.

Man Vs Bee Netflix – Renowned actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson plays a new character in this riotous comedy. A man finds himself at war with a bee while housesitting a luxurious mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process?

8.00pm One Question Channel 4 – Claudia Winkleman invites pairs of contestants to answer a single question to win a £100,000 prize. The contenders are faced with 20 possible answers, but only one answer is correct. Eliminate the incorrect answers and they are on the path to victory, but remove the one correct answer and it’s game over. Cousins Janae and Emma from Birmingham and best friends Marie and Paola from London compete in this first episode.

8.00pm Young Rock Sky Comedy – Second season of the comedy based on the life of Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

9.00pm Scouting For Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret Sky Documentaries – Documentary exploring abuse in the fashion industry, ranging from grooming and coercion to the rape of models as young as 15.

9.00pm Rig 45: Murder at Sea More4 – Following a fatal accident on Rig 45, Benthos Oils send their damage regulator Andrea out to the rig to document the accident. The rig is shut down for maintenance, only manned by a small skeleton crew consisting of seven people when Andrea arrives by helicopter. After arriving at the rig Andrea realises the crew members appear to be carrying secrets and he starts to suspect the previous event might not have been an accident after all. Drama, with Gary Lewis, Catherine Walker, David Dencik and Bjorn Bengtsson. In English and Swedish.

10.00pm Apocalypse Wow ITV2 – Second series of the gameshow hosted by Arielle Free and Donna Preston (as The Mistress) sees Tinchy Stryder, Luke Kempner, Samira Mighty and David Potts take on the terrifying Superhuman Bosses – including Tiny Iron and The Belly and the UK’s No.1 Gravy Wrestler, Hot Slippy Jesus – in a series of battles in the Torture Dome before the weakest of them is strapped inside a Human Pinata and has cash beaten out of them for charity.

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14/06/2022

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