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What's on TV 31-Jul-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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
51 Issues

in this issue

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coming soon…

★ Gok Wan’s on a mission to help people wanting to make, sell, buy or restore precious items of jewellery in Bling on ITV. He’ll also hear heart-warming stories about treasured items such as figurines, timepieces, jewellery and other heirlooms. ★ David Beckham goes back to his East End roots in the six-part Disney+ series Save Our Squad. The show will follow the former England captain as he mentors a young grassroots team and tries to turn around their fortunes. ★ Jared Harris stars in Foundation, an Apple TV+ adaptation based on the sci-fi books by Isaac Asimov. The 10-parter follows Dr Hari Seldon (Harris) as he and a band of exiles work to rebuild civilisation amid the fall of a galactic empire. ★ Our favourite puppets are back in Muppets Haunted Mansion…

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job on the line!

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 9.20pm BBC1 Drama New Darwin clinical lead Eli Ebrahimi has been brought in to Holby for one reason only – to help the hospital get out of special measures with his pioneering cardiac stent procedure. But this week the surgeon faces the fury of Holby’s formidable new director of improvement when things go dangerously wrong in theatre! ‘Eli’s incredibly talented and so high up in his game that he’s creating new medical ways of working,’ says Davood Ghadami who plays him. ‘But there’s a lot of pressure on him – and a lot at stake with what he is trying to achieve!’ Having found a willing guinea pig for his research into a new minimally invasive heart procedure, Eli preps for surgery. Emergency But when things go wrong on the operating table, he has…

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free at last?

THE HANDMAID’S TALE Sunday, 9pm C4 Drama After years of abuse under the Gilead regime, June (Elisabeth Moss) finally sets foot in Canadian soil and claims asylum. While she’s overjoyed to be reunited with husband Luke (O-T Fagbenle) – as well as fellow escaped handmaids Moira (Samira Wiley) and Emily (Alexis Bledel) – June’s nightmare is far from over. She’s still haunted by traumatic memories, and when she hears that Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) is now pregnant, June is determined to confront her old enemy.…

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you liked… now try…

THE DURRELLS on ITV If you enjoyed… The series The Durrells, which was based on the book by Gerald Durrell and followed his family as they moved from England to Corfu in the 1930s. The show ran from 2016 to 2019 and starred Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Milo Parker and Daisy Waterstone. HOTEL PORTOFINO on ITV and BritBox You’ll want to check out… The upcoming historical family drama Hotel Portofino, which is set in the 1920s on the Italian Riviera. Natascha McElhone stars as Bella, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist who opens a hotel in glamorous Portofino, while Anna Chancellor plays her most troublesome guest. WORDS: HANNAH DAVIES, NATASHA HOLT, STEVEN PERKINS, ELAINE REILLY. PHOTOS: BBC, C4, GETTY, ITV…

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drawn into danger!

BAPTISTE Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama Dark forces are at work in Baptiste as a sinister political connection emerges during the search for Emma Chambers’ sons. Private investigator Julien Baptiste now believes that the hostage video showing Emma’s eldest son, Alex (Stuart Campbell), being murdered by fundamentalists was fake, although distressed British ambassador Emma (Fiona Shaw) is hard to convince. Hungarian cop Zsofia (Dorka Gryllus) then shares more footage with Baptiste of a masked, far-right figure, Gomorrah, who’s leading a campaign to purge Hungary of immigrants. Zsofia suspects there’s a link to politician Kamilla Agoston (Gabriella Hámori), the leader of the Hungary First anti-immigration party. But as Kamilla prepares to make a speech in Budapest that may ignite more tensions, Baptiste senses that danger is near… ‘It’s about different cultures and idealisms, and we discover the complexity…

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mini crossword

win £100! ACROSS 1 Song released by the Beatles in 1963, I ---Her Standing There (3) 3 Strictly presenter, ----Daly (4) 6 Early black-and-white vampire film starring Max Schreck (9) 7 Billy Ray Cyrus country song from 1992, ----Breaky Heart (4) 9 1983 Billy Idol hit, Rebel ----(4) 11 ---------Zeta-Jones, Welsh-born star of 2003 musical Chicago (9) 13 Shari Lewis puppet, Lamb ----(4) 14 Played Peter Boyd in drama series Waking the Dead, Trevor ---(3) DOWN 1 Classic western from 1970, Butch Cassidy and the --------Kid (8) 2 Movie director, ---Craven (3) 3 Long-running science-fiction TV and film franchise, Star ----(4) 4 Frequent jailbird in The Simpsons who drives the car Lil’ Bandit (5) 5 Darts game show that was hosted by Jim Bowen with Tony Green (8) 8 US cop show, Starsky & -----(5) 10 Beatles song and film from 1965 (4) 12 Tina Turner’s former husband,…