What's on TV 25-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

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hot tv this week

Hollington Drive WEDNESDAY 29 September, 9pm ITV Drama new Rachael Stirling and Anna Maxwell Martin play sisters Helen and Theresa, who live on the same suburban street. As the siblings enjoy a barbecue with their families, Theresa reluctantly lets their young children, Ben and Eva, go to a local park, but then worries that something terrible has happened when they don’t return on time. Later, her fears are realised when distraught neighbour Jean (Jodie McNee) announces her son Alex has gone missing. This four-part thriller also stars Peter McDonald and Rhashan Stone as the sisters’ other halves, David and Fraser. FULL STORY P11 new House of Games Night FRIDAY 1 October, 8.30pm BBC1 Entertainment Richard Osman is back to host another series of the trivia-based game show. Ed Gamble, Sian Gibson, Dara Ó Briain and Sindhu Vee go…

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the new mrs pumphrey!

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL Thursday, 9pm Channel 5 Drama Q You’re replacing the late Dame Diana Rigg as Mrs Pumphrey, the owner of pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo. How do you see the character? A Mrs Pumphrey’s a classic English eccentric. Her world is her dog, he keeps her going and the vets are her prop – she’s always there looking for ‘Uncle Herriot’ [vet James, played by Nicholas Ralph]! Q What was it like sharing scenes with Derek, the dog who plays Tricki Woo? A He’s the most unbelievable animal I’ve ever worked with. Derek has this laid-back quality, he loves human kindness and is putty in your hands. It was so easy for me to love him – it’s a love affair! But all animals are scene-stealers – they’re far more interesting than…

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Best known for… Sarah was a member of band Girls Aloud, after successfully auditioning on ITV’s reality show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. The group went on to have 22 Top 40 singles and four No.1s. Other achievements… In 2009, Sarah turned to acting and had lead roles in St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold and Run for Your Wife as well as a brief stint in Corrie as Joni Preston. She also appeared in several reality shows, winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2017. Family life… Sarah died on 5 September, aged 39, from breast cancer. The star is survived by her mother, Marie.…

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running out of time!

LAST IN SERIES! VIGIL Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama DCI Amy Silva is trapped in the torpedo tube and fighting for her life as Vigil reaches its nerve-jangling finale this week! Realising Amy had found out the truth about his plot to sabotage HMS Vigil, Matthew Doward attacked the detective and now plans to fire her out of the submarine into the icy depths – and certain death! Coxswain Elliot Glover is the only other person aware that Doward is a Russian spy, but he’s unconscious after being exposed to a deadly nerve agent. Suranne Jones had a great time playing Amy, even though she picked up a few injuries while doing stunts! ‘I got whiplash, I put my back out a couple of times and I was covered in bruises,’ she explains. ‘Every time I went home, my…

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brother trouble!

SILENT WITNESS Monday & Tuesday, 9pm BBC1 Drama While investigating the death of a boxer, Jack (David Caves) also has his hands full this week as his brother Ryan (Owen McDonnell) is released from prison. ‘Jack had a part in sending Ryan down, so there are guilt issues,’ explains David. ‘When Ryan gets out, he moves in with Jack, but he’s already living with his father, who has health issues – so there’s a lot going on!’ While the dead boxer’s brother comes under suspicion, Jack’s own brother causes him grief as Ryan breaks his parole conditions and abuses Jack’s hospitality. ‘His brother starts getting up to his old tricks again, and compromising Jack’s position,’ says David. ‘And Jack’s got a pretty short fuse!’…

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coming soon…

★ Sally Lindsay leads the cast of The Madame Blanc Mysteries on Channel 5, playing an antiques dealer who moves to the South of France for answers after the sudden and mysterious death of her husband. Steve Edge also stars. ★ Opening up about her own struggles to conceive, Alex Jones trains as a fertility assistant in one of the UK’s leading fertility clinics for Alex Jones: Making Babies on W. Along the way, she’ll support others on their IVF journey. ★ Ashley John-Baptiste hosts the new daytime series Expert Witness on BBC1, which explores how expert witnesses have used forensic science to help solve some of the UK’s most complex crime cases. ★ Aisling Bea, Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper star in Home Sweet Home Alone on Disney+, the latest film in…