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What's on TV 22-May-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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4 min
hot tv this week

live! Eurovision SATURDAY 22 May, 8pm BBC1 Entertainment Get ready for power ballads, dry ice, dodgy voting tactics and the usual hilarious commentary from Graham Norton, as the Eurovision final beams in live from Rotterdam. One of the hot favourites for the title this year is France’s Barbara Pravi with her song Voilà. Will it be ‘nul points’ or a better-than-usual finish for the UK’s entrant James Newman? FULL STORY P11 LAST IN SERIES! The Pursuit of Love SUN 23 May, 9pm BBC1 Drama Ooh la la! Linda’s having a ball in Paris with her French lover Fabrice. Back in England, Fanny is furious that Linda is flouting society’s strict rules for women, but she’s also envious as she feels trapped in her own dull marriage to Alfred. However, when World War Two breaks out, will Linda and…

2 min
back to nature!

new SPRINGWATCH Tue-Fri, 8pm BBC2 Factual Q Where are you going to be based this year? A Chris Michaela and I will be at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, to a site we haven’t been to before. Gillian (Burke) is off to Northern Ireland, which will be a first and Iolo (Williams) is going to be in the Scottish Highlands at Alladale Wilderness. Q What are you two expecting at your base in Norfolk? A Michaela Wild Ken Hill is packed with wildlife and has lots of different habitats so it’s going to be great. There are loads of waterfowl, garden birds, birds of prey, beavers, brown hare – a fantastic selection of wildlife. Q What are your favourite animals, and what are you excited about seeing? A Chris Birds are really important to me, as well as…

1 min
what’s hot! what’s not!

Perfect pursuit! New BBC1 drama The Pursuit of Love, which began on Sunday night, did well, pulling in 4.8m. It defeated series’ openers of SAS: Who Dares Wins on C4 (1.5m) and Cruising with Jane McDonald on Channel 5 (1.4m). Finance flop C4’s new financial show The Money Maker, which saw Eric Collins helping struggling small businesses, got off to a disappointing start on Tuesday with 600,000 tuning in. It was beaten by the final episode of BBC1’s The Syndicate, which attracted 3.3m.…

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Best known for… Essex-born Nick shot to stardom in 1985 as the model in the infamous Levi’s TV advert, which saw him strip down to his boxers in a 1950s-style launderette to the soundtrack of Marvin Gaye’s Heard It Through the Grapevine. Other famous achievements… His 1986 single Each Time You Break My Heart, which was written by Madonna, was the first of a trio of hits for the pin-up, who appeared on Top of the Pops and The Tube. Family life… Nick died on 4 May, aged 59, in his London home after suffering from bone marrow cancer. His friend Boy George tweeted, ‘RIP to the most beautiful and sweetest man, Nick Kamen!’…

1 min
affair to remember!

LAST IN SERIES! THE PURSUIT OF LOVE Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama Linda’s quest to find the man of her dreams seems to come to a blissful conclusion in the finale of BBC1’s The Pursuit of Love. Having left her second husband, Christian, in Spain, she falls for French duke Fabrice De Sauveterre (Assaad Bouab) and starts a lavish new life with him in Paris. ‘Fabrice is this wild European who opens her eyes,’ says Lily James, who plays Linda. ‘He completely changes her life.’ But best friend Fanny (Emily Beecham) is worried for Linda but also envious, as her own marriage to Oxford don Alfred (Shazad Latif) is loving but humdrum. ‘Fanny values stability,’ says Emily. ‘But she’s bored and starts to understand Linda’s choices more.’ As World War Two looms, lives are ripped apart, so will Linda…

1 min
challenging times!

new BREEDERS Thursday, 10pm Sky One Comedy All eight eps will be on Sky Box Sets and NOW from Thu 27 May There were trials, tribulations and tantrums as Paul and Ally raised their two children in the first series of Sky One comedy Breeders – and now they’re going through it all again! A few years have passed as we rejoin the family for this eight-part second series, with son Luke about to turn 13 and daughter Ava now 10. In the first episode, Paul’s keen to get his son a more memorable gift for his birthday than a new phone, but his parents Jackie (Joanna Bacon) and Jim (Alun Armstrong) aren’t so sure. And Ava’s asking for a mobile too. ‘Kids have a mind of their own at that age,’ says Martin Freeman, who also…