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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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new The Great British Bake Off TUESDAY 27 August, 8pm C4 Cookery Another batch of bakers head to the famous white Bake Off tent as this year’s competition begins. As the contestants try to win a ‘Hollywood handshake’ and ‘Prue pat’ from hard-to-please judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be on hand to share the bakers’ highs and lows. It’s cake week to kick things off, so look out for some imaginative showstoppers. FULL STORY P7 new Midsomer Murders MON 26 Aug, 8.30pm ITV Drama The worlds of rugby and chocolate collide in a complex case for Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Winter (Nick Hendrix). When rugby club owner Mark Adler is found frozen to death, could his marriage to chocolatier Samantha (EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite) hold the key to his demise? FULL…

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bake off is back!

new THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF Tuesday, 8pm C4 Cookery Q Have you noticed a change in the Bake Off contestants this year? A Paul A lot of young people are picking up baking now, which is reflected in the tent. They were all very keen to learn, especially the younger ones – they get better every week as they pick up little nuggets to improve. Prue There’s a trend going on to do companionable, nice, old-fashioned things. Think of the number of clubs there are now for things like embroidery and potting – it’s all back in fashion. Q Is it true there are new themed weeks this series? A Paul There’s 1920s week and a dairy week – celebrating the cow, after last year’s vegan week! And there’s a festivals episode, which lets us incorporate…

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Jack triumphs! Monday’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC1, with comedian Jack Whitehall and his father Michael, pulled in 3.9m viewers, beating Long Lost Family: What Happened Next on ITV (2.7m). Losing faith? The third episode of Keeping Faith on Tuesday on BBC1 struggled, with 2m tuning in, a drop of 600,000 viewers from the first episode and the lowest of the series. It failed to beat ITV’s Neighbours from Hell: Caught on Camera, which also drew 2m.…

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Best known for… After appearing as an impressionist and singer on ITV’s Search for a Star in 1981, Joe became a regular face on television, with his own entertainment series on ITV from 1988 to 1991. Known for renditions of songs in the style of Shirley Bassey among others, Joe also appeared on The Les Dennis Laughter Show and the 1989 Royal Variety Performance. Other achievements… He released 19 music albums and received an MBE for his services to charity in 2012. Family life… First diagnosed with cancer in 1989, Joe died on 3 August at home in Blackpool in the arms of his husband, James Moran. He was 64.…

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tackling a new case!

new MIDSOMER MURDERS Monday, 8.30pm ITV Drama DCI John Barnaby and DS Jamie Winter are embroiled in the darker side of sport in a new episode of ITV’s Midsomer Murders this week, as death stalks a high-flying rugby team. Businessman and ex-rugby player Mark Adler (Nicholas Goh), owner of the Causton Lions rugby team, is found frozen to death in a cryotherapy chamber used by the players to help with injuries. Enemies The dead man feared that his wife, chocolate-shop owner Samantha (EastEnders’ Tamzin Outhwaite), was cheating on him, while star player Danny Wickham (Trust Me’s Richard Rankin) is another suspect. Only troubled gay team coach Bill Viner (Don Gilet) appears to have any loyalty to best friend Mark. ‘Bill was a top player but his career came to an end after a horrific tackle,’ says former…

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★ Can you imagine taking a 4,000km road trip across the Australian outback with a battered upright piano in tow? This journey is in moving comedy drama Upright on Sky Atlantic, with Tim Minchin as a gifted pianist who sets off to say goodbye to his dying mum, taking his only worldly possession with him… ★ Bonkers game show Supermarket Sweep returns to ITV2, this time with Rylan Clark-Neal at the helm. The show will be given a reboot, but will still culminate in the teams taking on the iconic trolley dash to win a cash prize. ★ Satirical comedy The Windsors returns to C4 with Wills (Hugh Skinner) and Harry (Richard Goulding) having a full-on feud. But it’s Prince Charles (Harry Enfield) and his dalliance with the Highgrove gift shop’s manager…