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What's on TV 01-May-2021

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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

LAST IN SERIES! Line of Duty SUNDAY 2 May, 9pm BBC1 Drama Get ready for some seriously frayed nerves and some jaw-dropping curveballs as the crime thriller reaches a dramatic climax! After the shocking revelations of last week, the pressure is on now for Hastings, Kate and Steve to bring the final pieces of the jigsaw together to try to work out who ordered the killing of journalist Gail Vella. But as tension mounts and the stakes get higher, will the elusive ‘Fourth Man’, AKA ‘H’, ever be revealed? FULL STORY P9 Casualty SATURDAY 1 May, 8.20pm BBC1 Drama The ED team are tested this week when teenager Keira is brought in, quickly followed by her nasty, racist mother. Jacob instructs everyone to remain calm and professional, but Jade – secretly shaken by a horrific attack on…

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let’s get quizzy!

New BEAT THE CHASERS Holiday Mon-Fri, 9pm (times vary) ITV Entertainment Q What’s the standard of the contestants like this time? A This is series three, so they’ve had two whole series to watch and make notes and then practise as well, particularly through lockdown! But especially this series, contestant after contestant has been amazing – not just great knowledge but great tactics. They’ve really thought things through. Q The contestants choose how many Chasers they face. Is success more about knowledge or smart tactics? A You need to have good general knowledge, but also know your limitations and stick with them – there is money to be won if you’re realistic about how well you can do. The best contestants are really honest about how good they are, then damp it down a bit further…

1 min.

Best known for … Nikki found fame when she took part in the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006. She came fifth and was best known for her ‘Who is she?’ rant when she was nominated for eviction by housemate Susie Verrico. Other achievements… She landed her own ITV2 series Princess Nikki in 2006, in which she tried out various jobs. She played a WAG in Sky One’s football drama Dream Team and also appeared on shows including 8 out of 10 Cats. Personal life…. Nikki died on 9 April aged just 38 after a long battle with anorexia. She’d published two books, Dying to Be Thin (2009) and Fragile (2012), based on her experiences with the illness. WORDS: JO LEWIS, STEVEN PERKINS. PHOTOS: BBC, C4, ITV…

1 min.
the odd couple!

new BLOODS Wed, 10pm Sky One Comedy All six eps will be on Sky Box Sets and NOW from Wed 5 May After chaotic paramedic Maleek (Samson Kayo) accidentally deploys the defibrillator on his partner Kevin, he’s dismayed to discover his new colleague is Wendy (Jane Horrocks) – a divorcée from Nottingham who’s just arrived in London in search of a fresh start… 'Wendy’s an eternal optimist,’ says Jane. ‘She just wants to have a nice time and offer her advice on how to be happier!’ Despite his initial resistance to his new partner, Maleek decides to mentor her – and the seeds of a beautiful partnership are sown… ‘I have huge respect for paramedics,’ says Jane. ‘It was great to bring them to the screen, giving a nod to these heroes. I’ve not been in…

1 min.
day from hell!

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.50pm (Scot, 11.05pm) BBC1 Drama When Max McGerry was arrested, Fletch stepped in as acting CEO of Holby. But, this week, the demands of being the boss test him to the limit. Fletch is already on the warpath when formidable nurse Donna threatens to protest if the nurses don’t get a pay rise. To make matters worse, a patient has died on Darwin, and Henrik Hanssen wants to see the coroner’s report but only Fletch is allowed to look at it… ‘Hanssen’s odd but he gave Fletch a huge opportunity years ago to be director of nursing, so Fletch will always have a lot of respect for him,’ says Alex Walkinshaw, who plays Fletch. When Hanssen changes his mind about returning as CEO, will Fletch gladly step aside? More online at whatsontv.co.uk/holby…

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coming soon…

★ When BBC2 comedy Motherlandreturns for a third series, look out for Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley. She plays Felicity, who will be having an awkward lunch with her daughter, Amanda (Lucy Punch). ★ Sir Michael Parkinson takes a trip down memory lane in Parkinson at 50 on BBC1, as he celebrates five decades of his legendary chat show. There’ll be archive footage and clips of his most memorable interviews. ★ Set in 1980s San Diego, comedy series Physical on Apple TV+ sees Rose Byrne play Sheila, a dutiful housewife to her husband’s political dream. She also transforms herself into a fitness-obsessed lifestyle guru. ★ A decade after her death, BBC2 documentary Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On explores her incredible career and personal life through the eyes of those who knew her best,…