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What's on TV 26-Jun-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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hot tv this week

new Love Island MON TUE WED THU FRI 28 June-2 July, 9pm ITV2 Entertainment It’s been 16 months since the last series of the much-talked-about dating show, but it’s back with more singletons ready to pair up at the villa in Mallorca. At the end of the series, one couple will be crowned winners and nab the cash prize. Laura Whitmore returns to host. FULL STORY P11 Holby City TUE 29 June, 7.20pm (Scot, 8.20pm) BBC1 Drama As she struggles with her own emotional turmoil after recent tragic events, Lucky throws herself into her work and goes above and beyond for a young couple who receive a devastating diagnosis. But in her eagerness to set things right, Lucky’s challenged by her colleagues for overstepping the mark, resulting in all her pent-up emotion spilling out. Does Holby’s mental-health…

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in the hot seat!

COUNTDOWN Monday-Friday, 2.10pm C4 Game show Q What made you say yes to presenting Countdown? A I’d had a modest amount of offers – but then Countdown came along and I thought, ‘That would be really satisfying and enjoyable.’ It seemed quite a good fit – I’ve had all those years of thinking on my feet. I do the Times crossword, so I’m not completely hopeless with anagrams, but I’m less good at mental arithmetic! Q You were known as the ‘queen of mean’ when you hosted the BBC’s Weakest Link. Will you be bringing any of that energy to Countdown? A Like Weakest Link, it depends on who the contestant is and how they’ll react to you. Some you can be naughtier with than others! Q You appeared in the show’s Dictionary Corner in 1987.…

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what’s hot! what’s not!

All kicking off! England’s opening football match of Euro 2020 on 13 June was the most-watched game of the tournament up to that point, with 7.2m tuning in to watch the Three Lions beat Croatia 1-0 at Wembley. Criminal figures The first episode of C4’s three-part crime docuseries In the Footsteps of Killers, fronted by Emilia Fox, attracted just 850,000 viewers at 10pm on 9 June. BBC1’s The Great British Sewing Bee (9pm) was the night’s big winner, with 4.5m viewers.…

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Best known for… His breakthrough role come in 1972 film Deliverance, about a canoe trip that takes a dark turn. He also starred as Lex Luthor’s henchman Otis in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1981) and voiced villainous Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear in Toy Story 3 (2010). Other achievements… On TV, he appeared in famous US series including The Waltons, The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, and Murder, She Wrote. He also played J Edgar Hoover in the miniseries Robert Kennedy and His Times. Family life… Ned died from natural causes on 13 June, aged 83, at his LA home. He had eight children and was married four times.…

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new LIMETOWN Tue, 9pm & 9.40pm Alibi Drama All 10 eps will be on Sky Box Sets/Virgin TV Box Sets from Tue 29 June Podcast drama Limetown took listeners by storm when it debuted in 2015. Following the fictional disappearance of 326 people, the story sounded scarily true and the series soon had more than 10 million downloads. Due to its big podcast success, this creepy tale has been adapted into a 10-part thriller, with The Sinner star Jessica Biel leading the cast as Lia Haddock, an American radio journalist who is desperate to solve the mystery. It’s set 15 years after the mass disappearance from Limetown, a makeshift community of scientists and researchers in Tennessee, yet Lia is unable to move on, as her uncle Emile (played in flashbacks by Stanley Tucci) is among…

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coming soon…

★ Martin Freeman heads the cast of BBC1 drama The Responder, written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher. Set in Liverpool, Martin plays Chris, a morally compromised urgent response police officer going out on night shifts and finding things extremely tough. ★ Emma Willis (right) and Tom Allen host ITV’s Cooking with the Stars, which sees eight celebs go from amateur cooks to restaurant-worthy chefs. Stars include Shirley Ballas, Johnny Vegas, Catherine Tyldesley and Griff Rhys Jones. ★ Turner & Hooch on Disney+ is a comedy series continuing on from the 1990 Tom Hanks film of the same name. Josh Peck plays US Marshal Scott Turner Jr (the son of Tom’s character), who partners an unruly French mastiff called Hooch. ★ Gino D’Acampo goes back to his roots in Gino and Family’s Italian Adventure…