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What's on TV 08-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

new The Pursuit of Love SUNDAY 9 May, 9pm BBC1 Drama All three episodes will be on BBC iPlayer after the first episode airs Adapted from Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel, this threepart series is set between the two world wars and stars Lily James as free-spirited Linda Radlett, who’s on a quest to find romance along with her cousin Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham). But while Fanny seeks an uncomplicated life, Linda finds herself torn between several suitors. Dominic West and Dolly Wells play Linda’s parents, while Andrew Scott is colourful neighbour Lord Merlin. FULL STORY P13 new Motherland MON 10 May, 9pm BBC2 Comedy All five episodes will be on BBC iPlayer after the first episode airs Expect more school-run drama, playdate politics and parenting fails as Julia, Liz and Kevin return for a third run of Motherland.…

2 min.
on to a winner!

new UNBEATABLE Monday-Friday, times vary BBC1 Entertainment Q What can you tell us about your new quiz show Unbeatable? A It’s a new format where four contestants go head-to-head. There are no wrong answers because we give all six answers on the board, and there are discussions about the answers. It’s perfect for quiz-savvy viewers because there’s a logical way of working it out. Q Do things get really competitive? A It gets very intense! In round two the person with the most money gets to pick who they go up against – basically you’re asking people who’ve just met which one of them looks the thickest! We have people leaving with nothing and others leaving with thousands of pounds. But everyone said they’d genuinely had a nice day. Q Do you enjoy daytime quiz shows? A Yes,…

1 min.
what’s hot! what’s not!

Duty draws them in The penultimate Line of Duty on BBC1 on Sunday 25 April pulled in a whopping 11m viewers, making it the largest audience for a drama since the finale of BBC1’s Bodyguard in 2018 (14.3m). Losing Faith Keeping Faith on BBC1 on Saturday 24 April struggled to pull in viewers, with just 1.8m watching the penultimate episode, down on the 2.5m that tuned in for the start of the series. It was beaten by Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow on ITV, which drew 2.9m.…

1 min.
farewell…what’s on tv extra

Best known for… Helen was well known to Peaky Blinders fans as fearless Aunt Polly, the matriarch of the Shelby gang, in all five series of the BAFTA-winning BBC drama. She also starred in the final three Harry Potter films as Draco Malfoy’s mum, Narcissa. Other achievements… Helen played Cherie Blair in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship, and also starred in Sky Atlantic’s Penny Dreadful, the James Bond movie Skyfall and ITV’s Quiz. Family life… Helen died on 16 April following a cancer diagnosis. She was 52 and is survived by her actor husband, Damian Lewis, and their children, Manon and Gulliver.…

1 min.
desperate decisions

new THREE FAMILIES Monday & Tuesday, 9pm BBC1 Drama Jonathan and Hannah Kennedy are overjoyed to discover they’re expecting a baby. But excitement turns to devastation when they learn their unborn child will die during pregnancy. Hannah (Coronation Street star Amy James-Kelly) and Jonathan (Merlin’s Colin Morgan) make the agonising decision to have a termination, only to be informed they can’t because of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion rules. Based on true stories, this two-part drama explores the situation of many NI families. After Hannah is obliged to carry her deceased baby and give birth, she joins an activist group determined to change the law. ‘Hannah is a ray of sunshine, even in her darkest days,’ explains Amy. ‘It shines a light on how very real these events are.’ WORDS: NICK CANNON, NATASHA HOLT, VICTORIA WILSON, ELAINE REILLY. PHOTOS:…

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hanssen’s dark day

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.50pm BBC1 Drama Henrik Hanssen’s first day back in charge goes from bad to worse after he learns the CPS has dropped the case against Reyhan Shah, the man who sexually abused him as a child. As the nurses protest over unpaid overtime, Hanssen claims to have the matter in hand. However, when Donna approaches him directly, Hanssen tells Donna she’s sacked! But he realises how invaluable she is, and she’s reinstated. Later, a secret rendezvous between Ange and Josh takes an unexpected turn when Josh finds a traumatised Hanssen in the basement… More online at whatsontv.co.uk/holby…