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What's on TV 15-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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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4 min.
hot tv this week

new Innocent MON TUE WED THU 17-20 May, 9pm ITV Drama Another dark mystery unfolds as Innocent returns for a second run with a brand-new story. This time, Katherine Kelly plays teacher Sally Wright, who was jailed for the killing of 16-year-old Matty Taylor after it was alleged she’d groomed him. Now freed on appeal, Sally becomes obsessed with finding the true identity of Matty’s murderer and rebuilding her life. Michael Stevenson, who plays Iain Dean in Casualty, co-stars. FULL STORY P13 live! FA Cup Final SAT 15 May, from 3pm BBC1, BT Sport 1 & BT Sport Ultimate Sport A limited crowd should be allowed into Wembley for the FA Cup Final between Leicester City and Chelsea, so expect some excitement from cheering football fans in the stadium as top stars including the Foxes’ Jamie Vardy and…

2 min.
new love for fletch?

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.50pm BBC1 Drama Q How did Fletch feel about becoming Holby CEO? A Fletch took the job reluctantly and only because no one else wanted to do it. It was a massive step up from being director of nursing to CEO and it was just too big a job for Fletch. Q What does Fletch make of Holby’s new director of funding Jeni Sinclaire, played by Debra Stephenson? A Fletch warmed to Jeni straight away. She’s an attractive woman, very friendly and he finds her easy to talk to. This week, there’s a major incident at the hospital, and Jeni doesn’t mind rolling up her sleeves and getting her hands dirty to help – that’s always gonna go down well with Fletch. Q How does Fletch feel about his daughter Evie going for…

1 min.
what’s hot! what’s not!

Duty calls! The final episode of Line of Duty on 2 May on BBC1 drew in a huge audience of 12.8m, becoming the most-watched TV show of 2021, eclipsing ITV’s interview with Harry and Meghan in March (11.3m). Ailing Alan A new series of Steve Coogan’s This Time with Alan Partridge, which began on 30 April on BBC1, struggled, with just 1.7m tuning in. It failed to match the figures of the opening episode of the first series in February 2019, which pulled in 3.3m viewers.…

1 min.
farewell..

Best known for… Olympia starred as landlady Anna Madrigal in the 1993 C4 series Tales of the City and its three sequels, the last of which, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, premiered on Netflix in 2019. Other achievements… The American stage actor didn’t find fame until her 50s when she starred as Cher’s Italian matriarch mum in the 1988 film Moonstruck, which won her an Oscar. She also had roles in Working Girl (1989) and Steel Magnolias (1990). Family life… Olympia died on 1 May, aged 89. She’s survived by her three children from her marriage to actor Louis Zorich, who passed away in 2018. WORDS: HANNAH DAVIES, VICTORIA WILSON, JO LEWIS. PHOTOS: BBC, GETTY…

1 min.
new romance?

CASUALTY Saturday, 9.20pm BBC1 Drama Neither paramedic Iain Dean or nurse Faith Cadogan have been lucky in love. But is that set to change when they work closely together this week? The seeds are sown when Iain (Michael Stevenson) brings Alzheimer’s patient Bobby into the ED after she has a fall. Bobby’s accompanied by adoring husband Ken, who’s eager for them to return home and celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. At first, Iain and Faith annoy each other while treating Bobby. But they unite when it becomes clear Ken needs medical attention… With Ken needing to stay in hospital, Faith (Kirsty Mitchell) arranges respite care for Bobby. But before the couple – played by real-life husband and wife Rupert and Emma Vansittart – are separated, Faith and Iain organise a candlelit dinner for them in…

1 min.
the good fight!

new THE NEVERS Mon, 10.10pm Sky Atlantic Drama All six eps will be on Sky Box Sets and NOW from Mon 17 May A supernatural event in London in 1896 causes some of the population – mainly women – to develop mysterious powers. In Sky Atlantic’s new series The Nevers, those who are ‘Touched’ have special skills including superhuman strength and the ability to control fire – and they’re considered dangerous and excluded from society! The cast includes James Norton (Grantchester) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), while Laura Donnelly plays widow Amalia True, who runs a safe haven for the Touched. Amalia can see into the future, which drives her to unite the Touched to fight malicious forces… ‘I had six weeks of training to learn different physical skills,’ reveals Outlander star Laura. ‘It’s easier to…