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What's on TV 21-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

in this issue

4 min
hot tv this week

new Britannia TUESDAY 24 August, 9pm Sky Atlantic Drama All eight eps will be available on Sky Box Sets/NOW from Tuesday 24 August Britannia is back for a third run, with Sophie Okonedo joining the cast as Hemple. Her husband General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) is furious that he’s so far failed to conquer the Druids and Celts, while Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) is searching for purpose. Holby City TUESDAY 24 August, 7.50pm BBC1 Drama It’s the morning after and, when a very drunk Mia turns up at Holby, Evie worries she’s going to blab about their involvement in Jeni’s grooming racket. When a concerned Sacha insists on sending Mia up to Keller Ward, can Evie ensure she keeps quiet? Meanwhile, on Darwin, Dominic struggles with Carole’s loosening grip on reality. Jeong-Soo tries to encourage Dom to…

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clive turns quizmaster!

new MASTERMIND Monday, 7.30pm BBC2 Quiz show Q How did it feel when you got the job? A I was incredibly flattered and chuffed. It’s a dream come true – it’s a show I watched growing up, under Mr Magnusson [original host Magnus Magnusson]. It’s been in the brilliant hands of John Humphrys for the past 18 years, so there are big shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to it! Q What are your earliest memories of Mastermind? A The chair! And Magnus Magnusson in a brown jacket. And just the sense of dread: I could feel my heart pounding for the contenders involved. It was something the whole family watched – I was lucky to get anything on the specialist-subject round, but I did try to get five or six right on general knowledge…

1 min
what’s hot! what’s not!

Out with a bang! The closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on 8 August did well, with an audience of 2.8m. Almost a million more viewers tuned in compared to the opening ceremony on Friday 23 July, which drew 1.9m. Love lost! The instalment of ITV2’s Love Island on 4 August took a bit of a hit, as the usually dominant reality show was up against Fake or Fortune? on BBC1. The BBC show won the battle, with Fake or Fortune? pulling in 2.5m viewers, beating Love Island’s audience of 2.3m.…

1 min

Best known for… Australian Reg played chancer Wally Walters in Neighbours in 1985. Wally was the original owner of the coffee shop but he lost it in a poker game. Reg then returned to the soap 14 years later to play Jock Finch for an episode. Other achievements… Reg played Jack Fletcher in the long-running show The Sullivans, from 1976 to 1983. He went on to appear in Prisoner: Cell Block H and the comedy series Fergus McPhail. Family life… Reg died, aged 89, in Melbourne, Australia, on 5 August following a battle with cancer. His wife, Judith Roberts, was at his bedside, alongside other family members.…

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chloe in a quandary!

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, 7.50pm BBC1 Drama Chloe Godard comes face to face with an enemy from her past when the patient who’s been selected as a candidate for Jac Naylor and Eli Ebrahimi’s stent trial arrives at Holby. Heart surgeon Chloe (Amy Lennox) had previously pleaded with Eli (Davood Ghadami) to look elsewhere for a suitable match. But with everything riding on the trial being a success to put Holby at the forefront of pioneering research, her request was denied. Eli wants to roll out the red carpet, and Chloe knows she must put any anger and resentment she feels towards the patient to one side to help save their life… ‘Chloe loves her work and just wants to focus on doing what she does best, which is being an amazing doctor,’ explains Amy. The patient…

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blurred lines

DECEIT Friday, 9pm C4 Drama With the police under pressure to find Rachel Nickell’s killer, undercover cop Sadie goes to meet prime suspect Colin Stagg. Building on the connection they made while writing letters to each other, she invents a story about a violent act she once committed, urging him to share his darkest secrets with her. Sadie’s determination to get a confession out of him pushes her to desperate lengths. But will she end up crossing an ethical line in the process? ‘So much of Sadie is that she’s trying to lead with her gut, trying to instinctively read the situation,’ says Niamh Algar, who plays her. ‘The lines of what is real and what is not begin to blur…’…