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What's on TV 04-Sep-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

live! National Television Awards THURSDAY 9 September, 7.30pm ITV Awards Joel Dommett hosts the big TV celebration, live from London’s O2. Line of Duty stars Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure go up against each other for Drama Performance, facing David Tennant for Des and Olly Alexander for It’s a Sin. In the New Drama category, Netflix’s Bridgerton and the BBC’s sleeper hit Normal People are hoping for success, while Unforgotten, Line of Duty, The Crown and Call the Midwife vie for Returning Drama. The soaps are doing battle once more in the Serial Drama field, while many will be looking to see if Ant and Dec can snag the TV Presenter gong for the 20th year in a row! FULL STORY P13 Casualty SATURDAY 4 September, 9.30pm BBC1 Drama Stevie’s secret revenge plans step up…

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challenging changes!

new SILENT WITNESS Monday & Tuesday, 9pm BBC1 Drama Q What can you tell us about the first investigation? A Nikki and Jack [David Caves] investigate a suspicious death in a prison, which reacquaints Nikki with a character called Scott Weston, who was in an episode called Shadows a few years ago. It rewinds her into [what was] a traumatic time – she goes on a very blinkered mission. Q Was it strange starting a new series without Liz Carr and Richard Lintern as Clarissa and Thomas? A Life mirrored what we were trying to do in the drama, because we were mourning the loss of Clarissa and Thomas as characters, as well as missing Liz and Richard. Q How are Nikki and Jack coping? A They’re finding their feet without those large figures, so there was a…

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Best known for… Sean was a familiar face on TV as a team captain on Jimmy Carr’s C4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats. He also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High (2002-04). Other achievements… The stand-up comic regularly toured the UK and won the gong for Best Live Comic at the British Comedy Awards in 2000. He also hosted the C4 series TV Heaven, Telly Hell and appeared on panel shows including Have I Got News for You, QI and They Think It’s All Over. Family life… Sean was 58 when he died on 16 August from cancer. He’s survived by his wife, Anoushka, two daughters and a son.…

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house-call horror!

CASUALTY Saturday, 9.30pm BBC1 Drama Paramedic Iain Dean is delighted when Jacob Masters asks him to be best man at his wedding to Tina Mollett this week… until he begins to suspect something is terribly wrong. Iain becomes suspicious when he asks Tina about a cut on her forehead and she implies Jacob could be to blame. The truth is that violent, abusive Tina’s injury is self-inflicted after she flew into a rage. Iain (Michael Stevenson) confronts Jacob (Charles Venn). Scared and desperate to protect Tina, Jacob takes the blame. Later, however, when a neighbour calls an ambulance to Jacob’s home, Iain discovers Tina has violently attacked his friend with a bottle. Will Iain report Tina? Or will she talk her way out of trouble? ‘Casualty is brave to run this story,’ says Adele James, who…

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lives in danger?

VIGIL Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama Sent aboard the sub HMS Vigil to look into the death of a crew member, DCI Amy Silva is now convinced that Craig Burke didn’t die of a drug overdose. Amy (Suranne Jones) believes the submariner was murdered and when she hears his girlfriend, Jade, has also been found dead, she realises dark forces are at work. While Amy continues her investigation at sea, back on land, her partner Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) delves into Jade’s past and discovers links to a Scottish politician. Kirsten is determined to get to the truth, yet her boss is worried that her investigation is dangerous… ‘Vigil is more than a whodunnit,’ says Gary Lewis, who plays Kirsten’s boss. ‘It engrossing!’…

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coming soon…

★ After his recent gold medal-winning triumphs in the Tokyo Olympics swimming pool, breaststroke superstar Adam Peaty is about to prove he’s hot on the dance floor, too, as he’s taking part in BBC1’s Strictly. The first show will see him paired with a dance pro. ★ Y: The Last Man is a sci-fi series on Star on Disney+ where all but one mammal with a Y chromosome has been has wiped out. The mainly female cast includes Diane Lane (right) and Olivia Thirlby, while Ben Schnetzer is the remaining male, Yorick. ★ Joshua Jackson takes the lead role in Dr Death on STARZPLAY. It tells the true story of Dr Christopher Duntsch from Dallas. Many of his patients came in for routine surgery yet left in a body bag. Alec Baldwin…