What's on TV 11-Dec-2021

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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in this issue

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hot tv this week

new Walk the Line SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI 12-17 December, times vary ITV Entertainment The X Factor may have been axed, but Simon Cowell has devised this new talent show that runs across the week. He’s staying behind the scenes while Gary Barlow heads a panel of judges that includes Craig David, Alesha Dixon and Dawn French. Each night, various music acts will perform, but there’s a twist… the two acts who come out on top must decide if they want to leave with a life-changing cash prize or risk it all by staying in the contest. Maya Jama hosts. FULL STORY P13 special! Jamie: Together at Christmas MON 13 December, 8pm C4 Factual After 2020’s low-key lockdown Christmas, Jamie Oliver shows us how to create some festive feasts to share with our loved ones this…

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a quiz with a twist!

new I LITERALLY JUST TOLD YOU Thursday, 10pm C4 Entertainment All six episodes will be available on All 4 after the first episode airs Q How does I Literally Just Told You work? A It’s the only game show in history with the questions written, literally, as the show is happening. You just need to pay attention to everything that’s going on! Questions could be about anything, from an off-the-cuff joke I make, or the cameraman’s name, to something about one of the other players. It’s all about who can remember the things they’ve seen and heard just minutes before! Q What did you think when you first heard about it? A My friend Richard Bacon came up with the idea and when he told me about it, I thought it was the most ludicrous pitch…

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Best known for… In the 1960s and 1970s, Bernard starred as PC Newcombe in the popular BBC1 police show Z Cars. He also played DI Mike Turnbull in another police series, The Gentle Touch (1982-84) on ITV, and its sequel C.A.T.S Eyes (1985). Other achievements… He had roles in Doctor Who (1967 and 1971) and BBC sci-fi series The Tripods (1985), plus went on to appear in Birds of a Feather and A Touch of Frost. He was a regular storyteller on the BBC’s Jackanory. Family life… Bernard died on 22 November after a long illness. He was 81 and is survived by his wife Jean and their son Michael.…

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a christmas miracle?

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.30pm BBC1 Drama Oliver Valentine has been desperate to prove he’s still a top surgeon while suffering PTSD after being shot in the head. And this week, as young cancer patient Sammy goes under the knife, Hanssen trusts that Oliver has overcome his psychological issues around being in theatre. It’s a complex, multistage surgery that requires Eli and Josh to work as a team, with Ollie overseeing, to save Sammy’s life. But Eli receives devastating news and Ollie’s forced to take over. Can he perform a Christmas miracle and save Sammy? And will treating the boy make Ollie want to be more of a father to his own son? ‘I really care about Oliver, I love the guy,’ says James Anderson, who plays him. ‘It was important that I saw his story…

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the final verdict!

LAST IN SERIES! YOU DON’T KNOW ME Sun & Mon, 9pm BBC1 Drama Hero finally reveals the identity of Jamil’s killer as You Don’t Know Me comes to an end with a tense double bill this week! After betraying drug dealer Jamil to a rival gang, Hero tells the jury Jamil threatened to kill him and his family unless he was paid £10,000. With no hope of finding the cash in time, Hero’s old friend Curt comes up with the idea of setting a trap for Jamil, before robbing him and paying him with his own money. Hero ends his remarkable story by explaining what happened when Jamil was killed, why the evidence points to him and who pulled the trigger, but will the jury believe him? ‘Hero wanted to help Kyra and that made him do…

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coming soon…

★ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Nina Sosanya star as embattled prison officers at breaking point working in the dangerous pressure cooker of an all-male British prison. C4’s upcoming six-part comedy drama Screw also features King Gary’s Laura Checkley. ★ ITV’s four-part drama DI Ray stars Parminder Nagra as Rachita Ray, a cop from Birmingham who takes on a murder case that forces her to confront the conflict between her British identity and South Asian heritage. ★ John Bishop has landed a new six-episode Saturday-night comedy show. The John Bishop Show on ITV will feature plenty of John’s trademark stand-up routines, celebrity guests and the latest music acts. ★ BBC2’s new 10-part daytime police drama Hope Street, set in a fictional Northern Irish town, follows Leila Hussain (Amara Karan), the first Muslim police officer in…