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TV Times 09-Mar-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd TV Times delivers unique and exclusive access to the UK's favourite TV personalities and shows. The magazine goes behind the scenes to bring you great features, exclusive photos, soap news and story updates. Includes a guide to the week's top films and seven days of easy-to-read TV listings plus two pages of TV highlights per day. ENGLAND edition.

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my tv times week

Editor-in-chief COLIN TOUGH on the shows he’ll be watching ENTERTAINMENT Comic Relief FRIDAY / BBC1 & BBC2 NEW With a Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion, Bodyguard’s Richard Madden embarking on a new assignment, and Jennifer Saunders leading an all-star cast in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again, this year’s appeal night looks set to be the most sparkling yet! In an exclusive interview, star Sophie Thompson chats about Four Weddings, 25 years on… See page 10 ENTERTAINMENT Dancing on Ice SUNDAY / ITV FINAL I agree with head judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean that the standard of skating has been tremendous this year. Both of them join us for an exclusive chat and hand out their own awards to the class of 2019… See page 17 COOKERY Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking MONDAY / BBC2 NEW Mary Berry’s latest series…

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19 new shows for spring 2019!

1 All Round to Mrs Brown’s BBC1 The irrepressible Mammy invites the nation and yet more celebrity guests back to hers for a third series of this primetime smash hit. That’s nice! 2 The Widow ITV In-demand brothers Harry and Jack Williams (Baptiste, Liar) have written this eight-part international thriller, which sees Kate Beckinsale play a woman whose husband is reported dead in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But three years later, she makes a shocking discovery that will take her all the way to central Africa in search of the truth about his disappearance… 3 Line of Duty BBC1 Stephen Graham (Little Boy Blue, This Is England) is the guest lead for series five of Jed Mercurio’s thriller. He plays John Corbett, who is connected to the criminals known as Balaclava Men from the last series. Vicky…

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now weare 20…

NEW DRAMA Midsomer Murders SUNDAY / ITV / 8PM Nick Hendrix and Neil Dudgeon are in the party spirit! It’s a sunny Monday morning in February and the Midsomer Murders stars can’t stop messing around as they join canine sidekick Paddy for an exclusive photoshoot with TV Times to celebrate the launch of the crime drama’s 20th series this week. Neil, who has played DCI John Barnaby since 2010, blows a party streamer at his co-star during one shot, and Nick (DS Jamie Winter) covers his on-screen boss’ face in another frame, before they both proudly cheer, ‘Happy Birthday, Midsomer!’ ‘I’ve never seen Neil laugh this much,’ jokes Nick, who joined the show in 2016. ‘He’s grumpy on set, other than when he’s laughing at my performance!’ With the photos in the bag, Neil, 58, and…

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‘fleur doesn’t suffer fools!’

After playing the manipulative Aunt Babe in EastEnders, Annette Badland, 68, loves being on the right side of the law as pathologist Fleur Perkins… Were you a fan of Midsomer? I auditioned once! I watched it when John Nettles was in it because I was in Bergerac with him. I’ve told him I’ve joined and he’s keeping an eye on me! I love working out how the extraordinary deaths occur. What’s Fleur like? Fleur doesn’t suffer fools. She’s good at her job and has boyfriends she gets rid of! Her relationship with Barnaby and Winter gets warmer but she always teases them. I love Fleur’s black convertible Jaguar, too – it’s sexy and fast! How have you found it playing a pathologist? I’m not squeamish; I wanted to be a nurse. But Fleur only cuts up…

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‘i don’t go in for kale…’

NEW COOKERY Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking MONDAY / BBC2 / 8.30PM There can be few nicer ways of starting your Monday morning than sitting down for a cup of tea in a swanky London hotel with Mary Berry. Stylish in a cheerful pink jumper and smiling warmly as always, the ‘queen of cakes’ is delightful and – hallelujah! – she’s not going to judge us for cutting corners in the kitchen either. In fact, her brand-new BBC2 series, Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking, is dedicated to time-saving meals as she advocates whipping up a gorgeous and delicious feast without any of the faff that usually goes with it. TV Times is definitely sold! As she searches for the niftiest quick recipes, Mary travels from Rome to Marrakech, visiting London’s buzzing Chinatown and even boarding a Navy warship…

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four weddings and a reunion!

“The original has been enhanced by a couple of lovely secret ingredients…” NEW ENTERTAINMENT Comic Relief FRIDAY / BBC1, BBC2 / TIMES VARY It’s been two years since film-maker Richard Curtis brought the stars of Love Actually back together for a memorable one-off sequel for Comic Relief. Now, fans of his other classic romcom, Four Weddings and a Funeral, will be excited to hear he’s persuaded its stars, including Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, to make a special Red Nose Day follow-up. It’s set to be the highlight of Comic Relief night, which kicks off on Friday on BBC1 from 7pm. TV Times caught up with star Sophie Thompson, 57, who reprises her role as Lydia, to find out more… What was your reaction when you heard about the reunion? I remember being so delighted. Just getting…