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What's on TV 07-Aug-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

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hot tv this week

new Ghosts MON 9 Aug, 8.30pm BBC1 Comedy All six eps will be on iPlayer after the first ep airs The doors of Button House creak open for a third series as Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) return for more spooky fun with their resident phantoms. While the arrival of a documentary crew attracts the attention of neighbour Barclay and brings Headless Humphrey into the spotlight, Scoutmaster Pat is perplexed by the sense of humour – or lack of one! – displayed by stuffy Lady Button and the Captain… FULL STORY P11 Casualty SATURDAY 7 August, 9.30pm BBC1 Drama The second instalment of Casualty’s two-part wedding special reveals how Fenisha and her ex, Matthew, came to crash on to the train tracks in last week’s terrifying cliffhanger. This week, Lev and Matthew race against time…

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animal magic!

new ANIMAL PARK Monday-Friday, 9.15am BBC1 Factual Q Have you enjoyed meeting up with the residents of Longleat again? A Ben: Yes, it feels like coming home. We’ve been filming throughout lockdown to follow how the pandemic has affected the animals and keepers. Kate: I’m always excited to be back! It’s like a reunion. Q The opening episode sees one of the lions, Jumba, needing part of his tail amputated. Did you get caught up in the emotion of it? A Ben: Yes, there’s plenty of drama and highs and lows when an animal is sick. No one knew how things would unfold with Jumba. For the keepers too, the animals are more than a job, they’re family. Kate: Whenever you work with animals, things can go wrong. There are wonderful occasions but also sad ones. I spend…

1 min
what’s hot! what’s not!

All-round entertainer! BBC1’s new series of Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel did well on Saturday night, with 3.3m tuning in to watch the comedian’s game show. It beat the third episode of The Void on ITV, which drew 1.4m. Fail of the tape The one-off documentary Les Dawson: The Lost Tapes, which gave an insight into the late comedian’s life and career, struggled a little on Wednesday night, with 1.9m tuning in. It was surpassed by Love Island on ITV2, which pulled in 2.1m.…

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Best known for… During the 1990s, Dieter was half of Home and Away’s golden couple Shane Parrish and Angel Brooks (played by Melissa George). The teen heartthrob left the show in 1996 after four years when Shane died from blood poisoning. Other famous achievements… The Australian actor went on to star in rival soap Neighbours as Troy Miller in 2011 and 2012. He also had TV roles in Aussie shows Shark Bay, Underbelly and Winners & Losers. Tribute… Dieter was found dead, aged 45, at his home in Glenhaven, Sydney, on 24 July. ‘He has left a massive hole in our lives,’ his family said in a statement. ‘Our world will never be the same.’…

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deadly attack!

BAPTISTE Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama The aftermath of the terror attack on the market in Budapest’s immigrant quarter brings terrible repercussions for everyone as Baptiste continues. Many are killed and injured, and British Ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw) was shot and paralysed. Distraught, she’s also guilt-ridden as son Alex (Stuart Campbell) helped carry out the massacre before he was shot dead by private investigator Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Baptiste wants to keep Alex’s involvement out of the public eye to protect Emma. Meanwhile, as the career of Hungarian police officer Zsofia Arslan comes under threat after what happened, there are also consequences for her Turkish father and, 14 months on, in the present day, she wants answers. ‘Zsofia is tough and fragile as she fights for the truth,’ says Dorka Gryllus, who plays Zsofia. ‘She’s seeking…

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who’s the boss?

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.50pm BBC1 Drama Having been revealed as Holby’s new director of improvement, surgeon Jac Naylor is keen to show everyone who’s in charge this week when she shuts down AAU! ‘When I left I thought the only way Jac could return is if she was running the hospital and it seems she’s more ruthless now than ever,’ says Rosie Marcel, who plays her. Jac wants to direct funds from AAU towards her neuro trial, leading to a clash with CEO Henrik Hanssen. But when trial patient Carole needs surgery, Jac lets the team operate on AAU to save her. Suspicious, Hanssen wonders why this trial is so important to Jac. More at whattowatch.com/holby-city…