PICKS OF THE WEEK
- The Outlaws Sunday 26th June BBC One
- Sherwood Monday 27th/Tuesday 28st June BBC One *Final Episodes*
- Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Monday 27th June Sky Comedy
- Only Murders in the Building Tuesday 28th June Disney+
- Atlanta Wednesday 29th June Disney+
- We Own This City Wednesday 29th June Sky Atlantic
- The Undeclared War Thursday 30th June Channel 4
- Stranger Things Friday 1st July, Netflix
- Loot Friday 1st July Apple TV+
- Celebrity Gogglebox Friday 1st July Channel 4
5.00pm Glastonbury 2022 Across the BBC – The coverage of the music festival returns across all four of the BBC’s main channels. Highlights include Olivia Rodrigo (BBC1 7pm), Celeste (BBC4 7pm), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (BBC2 9pm) and the headlining slot from Sir Paul McCartney (BBC1 10:30pm)
8.00pm Lost Treasures of Rome: Hidden Secrets of Pompeii Channel 4 – This new series follows international teams of archaeologists as they embark on a season of excavations to unravel the secrets of life in the Roman Empire. Crawling beneath Pompeii, unearthing an enormous lost coliseum, and hauling a 2000-year-old battleship ram from the depths of the ocean, they race to unlock the secrets of this ancient civilisation. In the series opener, archaeologists embark on new digs in Pompeii, to unravel the stories of the people who lived and died there. They race against the clock to unearth a sacrificial skull, uncover clues from the tomb and the mummified body of a curiously wealthy freed slave, and venture into stiflingly narrow tunnels beneath the central bathhouse.
5.00pm Glastonbury 2022 Across the BBC – The final day of coverage from the musical festival begins with Diana Ross occupying the Sunday teatime legends spot (BBC1 6:45pm) other highlights include Pyramid Stage headliner Kendrick Lamar (BBC2 9:30pm) and The Pet Shop Boys headlining The Other Stage (BBC4 10pm)
9.00pm Murder in the Alps Channel 4 – Almost 10 years after the brutal murder of a British family at a beauty spot in the French Alps, the case remains unsolved. Former investigators and the brother of one of the victims – once the prime suspect in the case – tell the story of the mysterious shooting and the sprawling police investigation that continues to this day. Twisting and turning through a list of increasingly bizarre theories and leads – family feud, crime of passion, international espionage, political assassination – this true-crime documentary series examines the intrigue around the case and asks why it remains unsolved a decade later. All three episodes will be available to Stream on All4 following transmission; episodes two and three will also be broadcast on Monday and Tuesday night respectively.
9.00pm Eddie Hall: The Beast Vs The Mountain BBC Three – Documentary focusing on the build-up to the March 2022 boxing match between UK strongman Eddie Hall and Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson – better known as The Mountain from Game of Thrones. The programme looks at the friendship between the pair that turned sour when Bjornsson accused ‘The Beast’ of cheating his way to The World’s Strongest Man Title in 2017. The documentary also focuses on Hall’s struggles with his mental health as he attempts to restore his honour and achieve the retribution he desires against the towering Hollywood star.
10.20pm Kelly Holmes: Being Me ITV – Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes opens up about parts of her life
and we discover the emotional journey she’s been on over the last 30 years. The powerful documentary gives an insight into one of Britain’s finest athletes, as viewers are invited to meet those closest to her and discover how her commitment to sport, and the success that she has enjoyed has impacted her and her mental health.
11.00pm Seizure Channel 4 – Norwegian psychological thriller focusing on Max Sorensen, who has been transferred to a new police department in Oslo after an extended period of leave following his son’s death. He teams up with the older, more experienced detective Sander Holm to investigate the deaths of four teenage boys who were found in a privately owned but abandoned pool. Although forensic evidence points towards the boys having drowned, there was no water in the pool and, when the detectives check the water tanks, live eels slide out on the floor. Whilst Max is baffled and uneasy about the case, Sander has ready-made theories for the occurrences based on his experience of dealing with drugs and gangs. All Episodes are available to stream on All 4 now.
9.00pm Westworld Sky Atlantic – The opening episode of the fourth season of the sci-fi drama starring Thandie Newton and Ed Harris. This season begins by introducing us to a new
9.30pm Aids – The Unheard Tapes BBC Two – A retelling of the AIDS crisis through the use of audio interviews, conducted at the time with infected gay men and their friends. These interviews, which were archived in the British library, are brought to life in the series with young actors lip-syncing to the original voice recordings. The three-part series combines these lip-synced historical testimonies with modern interviews from British activists, scientists, doctors and nurses who lived worked and campaigned throughout the crisis.
10.00pm Ukraine: Life Under Attack: Dispatches Channel 4 – This documentary, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett, tells the story of the battle for Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, through the eyes of the civilians and emergency workers who bore the brunt of the Russian onslaught. After Russian troops were repelled from the centre of Kharkiv in late February, they dug in on the outskirts, and began a bombardment of this city of 1.5 million people. Remarkably, half the population stayed, most sheltering underground, but many who were too old or reluctant to leave their homes were left at the mercy of Russian artillery and rockets. For 10 weeks, this documentary crew followed fireman Roman, as he and his team tried to put out the relentless fires started by this blitz; and two paramedics, Tatjana and Irina, who attempt to save civilian casualties. We see the personal impact on them in the most intimate of settings. The filmmakers also spent weeks underground with the thousands of people living and sleeping in subway stations and school basements. The film captures the spirit of the people who stayed, their anger and confusion at the Russian attack, but also their proud national spirit and determination to defy the Russian onslaught.
Only Murders in the Building Disney Plus – The return of the comic mystery series picks up where the last left off with Charles, Oliver and Mabel all implicated in the death of building manager Bunny. The core cast of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez are joined in the new season by Cara Delavigne and Amy Schumer. Episodes one and two will be available on Tuesday with episodes then being released on a weekly basis.
9:30pm Why Buildings Collapse BBC Two – Documentary focusing on the collapse of the Champlain Towers South apartment building in Miami that killed 98 people. The programme forensically examines what happened, what went wrong and whether more buildings across the world could be at risk of a similar fate.
Atlanta Disney Plus – Third season of Donald Glover’s inventive comedy drama series which this time follows the characters around various cities as part of a European tour. The series will also explore events back in America, through a series of vignettes that are presented as the dreams of Glover’s character Ern. All Episodes will be available to stream from Wednesday.
9.00pm The Big Proud Party Agency BBC Three – Documentary series following the work of a team of LGBTQ+ professional party agents as they plan epic events. The agents are challenged to create the perfect event for a surprise proposal.
9.00pm Endangered Sky Documentaries – In the age of fake news and online misinformation, distrust of traditional media is on the rise. This film follows four journalists and their challenges over a year.
10.00pm Oranges are Not the Only Fruit BBC Four – Acclaimed drama, starring Charlotte Coleman, written by Jeanette Winterson from her autobiographical novel. Seven-year-old Jess struggles to cope under her domineering mother’s rule, until she is sent away to school, where she finds solace from the harsh realities of life by befriending another girl.
9.00pm The Murder of Logan Mwangi ITV – Documentary about the investigation into the murder of five-year-old Logan
Mwangi, whose body was found in a river just yards from his home in Wales. With remarkable access to South Wales Police murder detectives as they arrest and question Logan’s mother and her partner, the powerful film follows the painstaking
work of detectives as they try to prove what happened to the tragic little boy.
9.00pm The Undeclared War Channel 4 – Brand-new cyber thriller from BAFTA-winning creator Peter Kosminsky that lifts the veil on the most urgent battle of our time. Set in 2024, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run-up to a general election. When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry, 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvin (Hannah Khalique-Brown) suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. In a thrilling cat-and-mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents’ every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences. But how do you win a war that most of the public don’t know you’re fighting? The series also stars Simon Pegg, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Mark Rylance and Kerry Godliman.
10.00pm First Dates: Pride Special Channel 4 – In celebration of 50 years of Pride, this special episode of the show looks back at some of the LGBTQIA+ couples who followed the rainbow.
The Terminal List Prime Video – Eight-part series based on the best-selling novel by Jack Carr, The Terminal List follows James Reece (Chris Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life, but the lives of those he loves. Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Riley Keough are among the supporting cast of the series.
Stranger Things Netflix – The fourth season of Stranger Things concludes with the final two episodes.