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TV Times 16-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 DRAMA The Bay WEDNESDAY / ITV NEW I loved Morven Christie in BBC1’s The Replacement, and this week she’s back in another psychological thriller full of twists and turns. Morven plays a family liaison officer assigned to a missing persons case involving twins in Morecambe. We catch up with her during filming to find out more about this intriguing six-parter… See page 10 ENTERTAINMENT All Star Musicals SUNDAY / ITV NEW If anyone can belt out a show tune, it’s John Barrowman! So it’s no surprise he’s hosting this year’s musical extravaganza, which sees celebs take to the London Palladium stage. We chat to John and new judge Elaine Paige… See page 8 QUIZ SHOW Blockbusters THU / COMEDY CENTRAL NEW The original version of this cult student game show was pure TV…

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5 new dramas! filming now

1 Barking Murders BBC1 Here is the first photo of Sheridan Smith on set for this true-life drama, based on the crimes of serial killer Stephen Port, as filming gets underway in Manchester. Written by Jeff Pope and Neil McKay, the awardwinning team behind The Moorside and Appropriate Adult, the three-part series tells the story from the point of view of the victims’ families and focuses on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers amid a police investigation that is now widely criticised. Stephen Merchant (Extras, The Office) will play Port, who murdered four young men – Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor – between June 2014 and September 2015. Sheridan (Cilla, The Moorside, Cleaning Up) plays Anthony’s mum, Sarah Sak. ‘I love playing…

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what’s next for… special

CALL THE MIDWIFE BBC1 Filming is just about to start on the previously commissioned ninth series and the BBC has ordered another two runs of the hit period drama, meaning it will be on air until 2022. DEATH IN PARADISE BBC1 Ardal O’Hanlon will return as DI Jack Mooney in two more series of the sunny crime drama. Aude Legastelois (DS Madeleine Dumas) also joins the cast full-time. ENDEAVOUR ITV Shaun Evans will reprise his role as DS Endeavour Morse for a seventh series of the classy cop drama, which will move the show into the 1970s. Roger Allam also returns as DI Fred Thursday. The series is due early in 2020. VERA ITV After the success of its recent outing, ITV has ordered a 10th series of the drama starring Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope. The four new episodes,…

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‘it’s not an accident, it’s a crime!’

SOAP Coronation Street MONDAY, WEDNESDAY / ITV / TIMES VARY There’s carnage on the cobbles this week when the roof of Carla Connor’s precious Underworld factory collapses, causing one resident to meet their maker. The name of the unlucky victim is under wraps, as is the identity of the perpetrator. For this is no accident. ‘At first, it will appear to be an accident, but then it will be revealed as a criminal enterprise,’ teases show boss Iain MacLeod. ‘It’s a whodunit without a murder – instead, it’s gross negligence manslaughter. That may not sound as sexy, but it’ll be every bit as intriguing!’ So who’s the culprit? Here, we present the suspicious six – one of whom is to blame… THE SUSPECTS… SEB The troubled teen has been given the sack more times than a postman courtesy of…

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‘it’s going to be fab-u-lous!’

NEW ENTERTAINMENT All Star Musicals SUNDAY / ITV / 6PM Few people know more about musical theatre than John Barrowman. With a career on stage and screen that has spanned some 30 years to date, this week ‘Mr Jazz Hands’ himself – star of musicals such as Anything Goes and Chicago as well as TV hits including Doctor Who and its popular spin-off Torchwood – will be your host as seven celebrities take to the stage for ITV’s All Star Musicals. For one night only, presenters Alan Titchmarsh and Martin Lewis, Grantchester’s Tessa Peake-Jones, Coronation Street’s Daniel Brocklebank, Emmerdale’s Amy Walsh, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! star Joel Dommett and comedian London Hughes will attempt to razzle dazzle the audience at the London Palladium as they each perform a song from…

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‘these celebs are brave’

Why did you want to get involved in the show? Musical theatre is something that I’ve been involved in for some 55 years, and this show gives me the opportunity to pass on some tips and share the things I’ve learnt in my career. These celebrities are all accomplished performers in their own fields, who all have a desire to sing in a musical. It’s brave of them to step outside their comfort zone. What do you think of the talent of the celebrities involved? Many of these celebrities are not necessarily people you’d think would be singers or even want to sing. Of course, we all know Daniel Brocklebank as the vicar in Corrie – but many won’t know anything about his ability as a singer. You probably wouldn’t know that Alan…

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