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What's on TV


Published by TI Media Limited 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 Dancing on Ice SUNDAY 17 January, 6pm ITV Entertainment It’s time to dance on the ice again as celebrities including Jason Donovan, Rebekah Vardy, Denise Van Outen, Myleene Klass, Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant, former Corrie star Faye Brookes and comedian Rufus Hound slip into their skates for a new series of the hit talent show. Overseeing proceedings are judges John Barrowman, skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, and Ashley Banjo, while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are back as hosts. FULL STORY P13 Death in Paradise THURSDAY 21 January, 9pm BBC1 Drama The luck for lottery winner Cherry (Gavin & Stacey’s Laura Aikman) runs out when she’s found dead at her swanky villa in Saint Marie. DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) is a little stumped for clues as it appears nobody else was home when Cherry…

2 min.
the chasers on tour!

new THE CHASERS ROAD TRIP: TRAINS, BRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Thursday, 9pm ITV Factual Q What was your goal when you set off on the trip? A SHAUN: All three of us were hoping to look at various aspects of intelligence, ranging from child intellect, to intelligence within animals, to new forms of artificial intelligence. Q How did you find travelling together? A ANNE: The boys know that I don’t like travelling, so they were very good at being protective of me when I’d clearly had enough! A SHAUN: As Chasers and as friends, we’ve always got each other’s back. I thought we got on very well. Q In episode one, you’re in the US taking on animals in various intelligence tests – how was that? A ANNE: It was particularly interesting encountering Kanzi, a remarkably clever bonobo who picked…

1 min.
what’s hot! what’s not!

Address to the nation Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech at 8pm on 4 Jan, outlining a new lockdown, was on multiple channels, and attracted 24.2m viewers. It was ahead of the PM’s address in Sept, which drew 17.7m. Figures slide Olympian ice dancers Torvill and Dean’s special, Dancing on Thin Ice, in which the pair headed to Alaska to investigate climate change, while skating in the wild, struggled to win the 9pm slot on New Year’s Day, with 2.7m tuning in. It was beaten by new BBC1 drama The Serpent.…

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Best known for… Mark played Coronation Street’s Alan Bradley from 1986-89 and is one of the soap’s most memorable villains after he was killed by a Blackpool tram while chasing Rita. Other achievements… Mark’s TV debut was in Quatermass and the Pit in 1958. During his 50-year career, he appeared in The Avengers, The Saint, Z Cars, Poldark and The Professionals. He also starred in Doctor Zhivago, and had roles in Poirot and Doctor Who. Family life… Mark died aged 92 on 1 January. He’d been living with Alzheimer’s. He’s survived by wife Sue Nicholls (Corrie’s Audrey), daughter Polly, stepson Saul and granddaughter Emma.…

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poison shock!

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.50pm (Scotland, 8.20pm) BBC1 Drama Fearing she was being usurped by Sacha’s daughter, his fiancée Jodie began poisoning her. As Beka battles strange symptoms in hospital, Sacha (Bob Barrett) is unaware hospital tea lady Jodie has been poisoning his daughter’s food. Beka had urged Sacha to end the romance. But this week Beka softens towards Jodie, and Jodie asks her to be bridesmaid! A jubilant Jodie stops poisoning Beka – but she’s stunned when Sacha then says he doesn’t love her and they must break up! To get revenge, Jodie laces Beka’s next meal with enough poison to kill her. Meanwhile, mental-health nurse Lucky has been digging into Jodie’s background, and concludes that Jodie is seriously mentally unwell. At that moment, Beka has a seizure and Sacha collapses, too… ‘Jodie’s behaviour is all because…

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murder on the mountain!

THE SERPENT Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama With Herman Knippenberg hot on their trail, in this week’s episode of The Serpent Charles Sobhraj and Marie-Andrée Leclerc fly to Nepal using the passports of the Dutch couple they murdered. Yet when Sobhraj loses a lot of money in a game of poker, he befriends an American couple who own two precious rubies, planning to murder them and use their gems to restore his fortunes. As Leclerc agrees to help her lover kill again, she becomes fully complicit in his evil crimes. Back in Bangkok, Nadine tries to help Herman build a case. ‘Herman was frustrated when the police didn’t take him seriously,’ says Billy Howle, who plays him. ‘But he refuses to leave the case alone.’…