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TV Times


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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1 min.
my week

DRAMA Liar MONDAY / ITV NEW I’m not sure my nerves can take a second series of this psychological thriller! On location in Essex, stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd give us some clues about the drama to come and tell us about an exciting new character played by TV Times favourite Katherine Kelly. See page 6 COOKERY Ready Steady Cook MON-FRI / BBC1 NEW I adored the original, so I’m delighted the Beeb is bringing back this culinary contest after a decade away. The show has a new home on BBC1, plus it boasts a fresh batch of chefs and a shiny new host in Rylan Clark-Neal. We join Rylan in the kitchen to hear about the revamp – while he puts our culinary, er, skills to the test! See page 17 DRAMA The Trouble with Maggie Cole WEDNESDAY…

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revealed tv’s hottest new thriller!

Here is your first look at Cold Feet star James Nesbitt playing a tenacious cop in BBC1’s much-anticipated cold-case thriller Bloodlands. The four-part series is penned by new writer Chris Brandon, but is produced by man-of-the-moment Jed Mercurio, the brains behind BBC1 hits Line of Duty and Bodyguard. The story is set in Northern Ireland and follows James’ character, police detective Tom Brannick, as he hunts for a legendary assassin who’s only known as ‘Goliath’. CAT-AND-MOUSE When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Tom quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. His dogged hunt for the elusive assassin results in a cat-and-mouse game with very high stakes. ‘The scripts, from a brilliant young writer, are exciting and psychologically complex,’ promises James. ‘The story…

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call of duty

This is turning out to be a busy time for screenwriter Jed Mercurio. As well as overseeing Bloodlands (see left), filming has just begun on series six of his other BBC1 crime drama, the award-winning Line of Duty, as our fabulous first-look snaps show! We particularly love the off-duty shot of a smiling Adrian Dunbar (who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings), Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott) and Vicky McClure (DI Kate Fleming) pictured alongside new guest star Kelly Macdonald, who as Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson is described as ‘the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced’. Our other behind-the-scenes snap was taken by Jed himself during the first day of filming, and shows Adrian back in action in AC-12’s HQ. Creator Jed is, as always, remaining tight-lipped about the plot, but we can…

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what’s next for…

Sir David Attenborough Sir David will present A Perfect Planet, a five-part BBC1 series ‘celebrating the intricate systems that allow our planet to thrive’. It will air later this year. Jane Horrocks Jane will play a paramedic in Bloods, a six-part Sky One comedy about a London ambulance team. It follows a successful pilot episode in 2018. The Repair Shop The award-winning show, which sees family heirlooms restored to their former glory, will move to an evening slot on BBC1 from this spring. Freddie Fox Freddie (White House Farm) will return to Victorian London for series two of C4 comedy Year of the Rabbit. He plays cop Rabbit’s hapless partner Strauss. The Goes Wrong Show BBC1 has ordered a second series of the comedy half-hour plays from the team behind West End hit The Play That Goes Wrong. MORE EXCLUSIVE…

4 min.
‘andrew is definitely dead!’

“LAURA FEELS ANGRY THAT THE INJUSTICE HAS CARRIED ON”JOANNE FROGGATT“IT’S HEAVY AND DIFFICULT TO WATCH”IOAN GRUFFUDD LIAR NEW MONDAY / ITV / 9PM / EP 1 of 6 / DRAMA On a chilly, windswept May afternoon at a boatyard beside the bleak but beautiful Essex marshes, TV Times is on the lookout for clues… We’re out and about watching filming for the hugely anticipated second series of ITV’s hit thriller Liar, and we’re desperate to learn how evil surgeon Andrew Earlham met his grisly end! Back in 2017, Liar captivated viewers with its epic twists and turns, concluding in jaw-dropping style as rapist Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) went on the run after teacher Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt), one of his many victims, exposed his crimes. But just before the credits rolled, he was seen with his…

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new faces

DI Karen Renton KATHERINE KELLY Brought in from London, the blunt detective leading the murder investigation will stop at nothing to find Andrew’s killer. ‘Karen’s formidable and uninhibited, which is exciting to play,’ reveals Cheat star Katherine, 40. ‘She has a particular sense of humour.’ Carl Peterson HOWARD CHARLES Winnie’s troubled Army veteran husband has a business repairing boats. How far would he go to put things right for her? ‘Honourable, loving, troubled, Carl is lost in a wilderness of wrath and shame,’ says The Musketeers actor Howard, 36. ‘He’s a man guided by revenge.’ Winnie Peterson AMY NUTTALL The nurse, who worked with Andrew, revisits a terrible incident after his death. ‘Things aren’t rosy in her marriage, but a bond develops with Laura,’ says Amy, 37. ‘It’s lovely working with Jo after being in Downton Abbey –…