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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

DRAMA Dublin Murders MON & TUE / BBC1 NEW Killian Scott and Sarah Greene are terrific as the chief investigators of a murder case in this gripping new crime drama, set in Ireland in 2006, and based on the best-selling novels by Tana French. Sarah and Killian reveal what lies behind the deep, dark thriller, where the detectives have to face up to their own personal trauma… See page 10 ENTERTAINMENT The X Factor: Celebrity SATURDAY / ITV NEW This all-star spin-off is nothing if not ambitious. Could ex-Strictly pro Brendan Cole and Holby City’s Jeremy Edwards be the new Robson & Jerome? See page 8 ENTERTAINMENT The Wall SATURDAY / BBC1 NEW When TV Times was invited to Poland to interview Danny Dyer on the set of his new game show, I was intrigued. It sounds like Danny is a…

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8 shows filming now!

RETURNING 1 Last Tango in Halifax BBC1 TV favourites Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Sir Derek Jacobi and Nicola Walker are still busy filming the hugely awaited fifth series of Sally Wainwright’s hit drama in Yorkshire. Plot details are well and truly under wraps at the moment, but we’re sure Sir Derek and Anne’s reunited childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia will still be dealing with trouble and strife caused by their respective daughters Gillian and Caroline (Nicola and Sarah)! The four-parter will hit our screens next year. NEW 2 The Nest BBC1 Filming continues in Glasgow on this five-part thriller, written by BAFTA-winner Nicole Taylor (Three Girls). The plot sees Line of Duty’s Martin Compston and Gentleman Jack’s Sophie Rundle play a couple who’ve been trying for a baby for years when a chance encounter with teenager Kaya (TV newcomer Mirren…

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‘this story might save lives’

SOAP Coronation Street WED, FRI / ITV / TIMES VARY Life can be cruel, as Corrie newlyweds and young parents Sinead and Daniel well know. After recently discovering her cervical cancer was terminal, they received another bitter blow when doctors revealed Sinead had just weeks, rather than months, to live. This week, it’s clear that Sinead’s condition is rapidly deteriorating. But while the couple now need one another more than ever, tensions set in that threaten to destroy their final, precious days together. Here, stars Katie McGlynn, 26, and Rob Mallard, 27, reveal more… How is Sinead’s prognosis shaping her and Daniel’s lives? Rob: They’re living day to day, and working on the sickness’ schedule. And there’s still a sticking point about where Sinead is going to die. She has talked about going into a hospice, but…

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hidden talents revealed!

The Overs MARTIN BASHIR Journalist best-known for his 1995 Princess Diana interview for Panorama ‘I’m 56 and I’d love the opportunity to develop a second career!’ JENNY RYAN The Chase quizzer ‘I’ve never felt I could be a pop singer or anything like that – but it seems the dream is still alive for little seven-year-old me!’ RICKI LAKE US talk-show host ‘I have sort of a raspy, Broadway-ish belt. My range isn’t as good as it used to be, but I think I sound pretty good for an amateur!’ VICTORIA EKANOYE Former Corrie star ‘Music was always my first love and I was part of The Lion King in the West End. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t terrified!’ The Groups THE ISLANDERS Love Island’s Wes Nelson, Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker & Samira Mighty Eyal: ‘To find my voice again and to…

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‘thick as thieves’

NEW DRAMA Dublin Murders MON & TUE / BBC1 / 9PM (TUE, NI, 10.35PM) On-screen detectives often have their troubles, but Cassie Maddox and Rob Reilly, the crime-fighters at the heart of BBC1’s new thriller Dublin Murders, have more traumatic personal problems than most to deal with. Based on the first two novels in Tana French’s best-selling Dublin Murder Squad series, In the Woods and The Likeness, the stories have been adapted by Sarah Phelps, who also penned BBC1’s recent Agatha Christie dramas And Then There Were None and The ABC Murders. The eight-part drama is set in Dublin in 2006 during the Celtic Tiger financial boom and centres on English homicide cop Rob, played by Ripper Street star Killian Scott, and his Irish detective partner, former undercover officer Cassie, played by Penny Dreadful’s Sarah…

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two worlds collide

NEW DRAMA Giri/Haji THURSDAY / BBC2 / 9PM Two brothers on opposite sides of the law are at the heart of BBC2’s new international thriller Giri/Haji. Translated as Duty/Shame in English, it explores the murky world of Japanese organised crime. The eight-part bilingual drama, which is set in London and Tokyo and traverses multiple time frames, centres on Japanese detective Kenzo (Takehiro Hira) as his bosses send him to Britain to find his younger sibling Yuto (Yôsuke Kubozuka). An assassin for the Japanese Mafia or ‘yakuza’, Yuto has murdered someone from a rival crime family in London, pushing tensions between gangsters in Japan to breaking point. Keen to keep his mission a secret, Kenzo poses as a foreign criminology student and soon meets detective Sarah Weitzmann (Kelly Macdonald), who is lecturing in the subject. TV Times caught…