PICKS OF THE WEEK
- The Newsreader Sunday 7th August BBC Two
- Better Things Sunday 7th August BBC Two
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 8th August Sky Comedy.
- Better Call Saul Tuesday 9th August Netflix
- Only Murders in the Building Tuesday 9th August Disney+
- The Great Wednesday 10th August Channel 4
- Five Days at Memorial Friday 12th August Apple TV+
- RAMY Friday 12th August Channel 4
8.00pm A Royal Guide to.. Properties Channel 4 – Documentary telling the behind the scenes stories from iconic royal residences such as Highgrove and Windsor Castle.
8.00pm The Real Windsors: Queen of Steel Channel 4 – The first of three documentaries looking at the role of the monarchy in the modern world and how, as The Queen’s reign draws to a close, the seismic changes that will impact on the world’s most famous dynasty. This first film explores the Queen’s long life, to reveal how the tough decisions she’s made have shored up the monarchy. It also looks to the future, to ask whether her family will be plunged into crisis when she’s gone.
9.00pm Love Island: The Reunion ITV2 – Laura Whitmore is joined by contestants throughout the series to talk about their experiences on the show whilst comedian Darren Harriot also shares his highlights.
9.00pm India 1947 – Partition in Colour Channel 4 – Documentary series depicting the personal rivalries between the key players at the centre of the partition of India using newly colourised footage to tell the story.
7.00pm Sport Relief All Star Games: Birmingham 2022 BBC One – One-off all-star version of the Commonwealth Games hosted by Emma Willis and Jermaine Jenas in which teams captained by Dame Kelly Holmes and Ellie Simmons OBE will go head-to-head to raise life changing money for Sport Relief.
8.00pm Hotel Chocolat – Inside the Chocolate Factory Channel 4 – Documentary which goes behind the scenes at one of Britain’s largest independent chocolate makers as it experiences one of the busiest years in its history.
10.00pm Good Grief with the Reverend Richard Coles Channel 4 – Reverend Richard Coles opens up about the death of his husband in 2019 and opens up the conversation around bereavement and how to live with loss. Setting off on a personal grief voyage, Richard tries some unconventional activities that have helped others, as he faces his own emotions.
8.30pm Night Nurses – We Are England BBC One – Documentary following three nurses as they work the night shift at Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital, one of the city’s busiest intensive care units.
9.00pm Secrets of the Spies ITV – Documentary series examining what kind of person becomes a spy and what qualities the very best possess, beginning with some of the most notorious spies in British history, in both fact and fiction, assessing their methods techniques and character.
9.00pm Tom Daley: Illegal To Be Me BBC One – The Olympic diving champion investigates homophobic behaviour around the Commonwealth, travelling to some of the countries where homosexuality is a crime and even punishable by death.
10.00pm Cryptocurrency: Has the Bubble Burst? Channel 4 – Ade Apitan discovers how crypto currrency can make you rich and explores how to avoid its many pitfalls. During the programme, Ade seeks advice from people with very different experiences of the crypto world by talking to both the believers and the sceptics
Locke and Key Netflix – Third series of the fantasy horror series based on the comic books of the same name.
8.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC One – Return of the cooking series in which twenty famous faces compete for the iconic trophy. The contestants in this first episode include McFly’s Danny Jones, socialite Nancy Dell’Olio and legendary entertainer Barry Chuckle.
8.00pm Changing Rooms Channel 4 – Second series of Channel 4’s revival of the iconic home makeover show fronted by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen.
9.00pm Shetland BBC One – Series seven of the crime drama series starring Douglas Henshall and Steven Robertson.
9.00pm The Fringe, Fame and Me BBC Two – Documentary about the history of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as it marks its 75th anniversary told by the stars who first found fame at the Fringe. Contributors to the programme include Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey, Michael Palin, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Miriam Margolyes.
8.00pm George Clarke’s Old House, New Home – George returns to help more people make their period homes fit for modern life.
9.00pm The Rap Game UK BBC Three – Return of the competition show in which six aspiring rapper compete to impress DJ Target and Krept & Konnan. This opening episode reveals a twist that none of the contestants were expecting and the opening challenge sees some make bigger impressions than others.
9.00pm Ambulance BBC One – Return of the fly-on-the-wall documentary series highlighting the care delivered by the North East Ambulance Service.
9.00pm Football Dreams: The Academy Channel 4 -Documentary series filmed over twelve months which follows a group of eight-to-eighteen year-old boys from a variety of backgrounds at the famous Crystal Place Football Club Academy, who all dream of making fame and fortune from the beautiful game.
A League of Their Own Prime Video – Comedy co-created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson, who also stars. It is an adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name with new characters and storylines, about the formation of a World War II-era women’s professional baseball team. Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Roberta Colindrez, Gbemisola Ikumel, Kelly McCormack, and Priscilla Delgado also star. The series follows brand-new characters and begins with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the league and its players as they fight to keep it alive through close games, injuries, sexual awakenings and road trips across a rapidly changing U.S.
Never Have I Ever Netflix – Third series of the coming of age comedy from Mindy Kaling.
Five Days at Memorial Apple TV+ – Miniseries based on the book of the same name depicting the difficulties a New Orleans hospital endures after Hurricane Katrine makes landfall on the city. The series is written and directed by John Ridley and Carlton Cuse and stars Vera Farmiga, Adepero Oduye, Cornelius Smith Jr. and Cherry Jones.
23:05pm RAMY Channel 4 – The Emmy-nominated US comedy drama series returns for a second season as Ramy returns to New Jersey following his trip in Egypt.