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What's on TV

What's on TV


Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd What’s on TV is a value-packed, easy-to-use weekly magazine, full of TV information, features and listings. The Soapweek section gives you in-depth story updates and the double-page Soap Diary gives you a rundown of upcoming plots, complete with "must-see" moments flagged up. The TV Week and Real Life sections cover the best of the week's programmes, and there are seven days of clearly set out listings. ENGLAND edition

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4 min.
hot tv this week

new Last Tango in Halifax SUNDAY 23 February, 9pm BBC1 Drama Pensioners Alan (Sir Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) are now seven years into their marriage, but aren’t getting on so well thanks to Alan applying for what Celia calls an ‘unsuitable’ job. Meanwhile, in this new four-part series, Alan’s daughter Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces a situation on her farm, but at least Celia’s daughter Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) seems happy with life as a single mum. FULL STORY P11 new MasterChef MON WED FRI 24, 26, 28 February, 9pm BBC1 Cookery A new batch of contestants try to impress John Torode and Gregg Wallace, plus guest judges made up of previous MasterChef finalists and champions, including last year’s winner Irini Tzortzoglou! Will two new cooking tasks, The Signature Dish and Three Ingredients Challenge, throw the amateur cooks…

2 min.
our takeaway surprises!

new ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY Saturday, 7pm ITV Entertainment Q You took a year off from the show last year, so are you coming back with a bang? ANT Yes, we want this one to be the best ever! We’re nervous with Takeaway because there’s so much going on. One minute you’re singing and dancing, the next you’re abseiling! Q You’re both used to doing live TV, though… DEC But with this, you don’t really know what’s going to happen next. We’ve had times where we’ve planned an elaborate surprise for someone and they haven’t even turned up to the studio! ANT Or they have sat in the wrong seats! Or we’ve gone live to someone’s house and they’re out! Q We hear there’s a new Takeaway miniseries… DEC Because we got our OBEs, we’re now part…

1 min.
what’s hot! what’s not!

Marvellous mystery! New two-part Agatha Christie drama The Pale Horse did well on 9 Feb, pulling in 4.8m viewers for BBC1. It fought off stiff competition from a new series of Endeavour, which began on ITV with 4.5m viewers. No thrills New C4 drama Baghdad Central, which began on 3 February, drew the lowest audience for an original drama for the channel for 14 years. Just 360,000 tuned in to the thriller. BBC1’s Silent Witness was the big winner on the night, with an audience of 4.9m viewers.…

1 min.

Best known for… John played construction worker Harvey Lacey, the husband of New York detective Mary Beth Lacey (Tyne Daly), in the hit US police series Cagney & Lacey from 1982 to 1988. It followed a pair of female cops and Harvey was often left sorting out childcare. Other achievements… In the hit horror TV series Dark Shadows (1967-1971), John played Willie Loomis. He also had guest appearances in shows such as Hill Street Blues, Fame and Murder, She Wrote. Family life… John died of heart failure on 22 January, aged 86. He’d married acting coach Betty Karlen, with whom he had a son, Adam, but they divorced in 1998.…

1 min.
cops in conflict!

IN SERIES! ENDEAVOUR Sunday, 8pm ITV Drama Tensions reach breaking point in this week’s Endeavour finale, as boss Bright deals with the fallout from the towpath murder case. Morse (Shaun Evans) and Thursday (Roger Allam) have been at odds over the identity of the culprit in the ongoing killings beside the canal, and a new arrest intensifies the friction. But when another towpath death occurs and a row threatens Morse and Thursday’s working relationship for ever, Bright (Anton Lesser) is livid that the team are under scrutiny and that the killer may still be at large… ‘The emotional fragmentation has increased,’ says Anton. ‘Fissures have opened up and alliances shift.’ Bright’s personal concerns over his cancer-stricken wife (Carol Royle) may be slightly easing, however, when she returns from America after experimental treatment. But are the Brights’ woes…

1 min.
hard truth!

CASUALTY 9.10pm BBC1 Drama Ruby Spark’s sister Violette may be in rehab, but the paramedic hasn’t forgiven her. Last week, heroin addict Violette endangered the life of her newborn daughter, Harmony, when she relapsed. This week, angry Ruby (Maddy Hill) is persuaded to attend family counselling with Violette (Kelly Gough). At the clinic, however, Ruby’s brutal honesty about her sister’s addiction leaves Violette feeling devastated and worthless. Later, Ruby learns Violette has gone cold turkey because she’s determined to get clean. But when Violette is told it’s too soon for her to see Harmony, she’s tempted by a dodgy rehab buddy into making a bad decision… Later, when a call comes in that someone’s overdosed at the clinic, Ruby fears the worst. Has Violette been tipped over the edge? More at whatsontv.co.uk/casualty…