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TV&Satellite Week


Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd TV & Satellite Week is a weekly magazine, perfect for TV fans looking to get the most out of multichannel viewing. It includes comprehensive listings and a film guide, coverage of the best US dramas, a rundown of the week's highlights and a guide to live sports action on TV. England and Wales edition.

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fallen heroes

NEW FANTASY DRAMA The Boys From Friday 26 July, eight episodes as a box set, Amazon Prime Video From protecting the public to saving the world, we all know that superheroes are meant to be the good guys. But in new Amazon Prime Video series The Boys, we’re about to see them in a very different light. Based on the comic books by Garth Ennis, the eight-parter centres on The Seven, a group of superheroes who enjoy worldwide adulation and a celebrity lifestyle – but who secretly lead a double life of greed, corruption and murder. The undisputed star of The Seven is Homelander (Antony Starr), a classic all-American caped crusader, but his hunky good looks hide a heart of stone. Also in the ranks is The Deep (Chace Crawford), an abusive aquaman who immediately…

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who’s who

Hughie Campbell Jack Quaid After a tragic ‘accident’ caused by a member of The Seven, the meek shop assistant is introduced to the shocking and gritty world of The Boys. Billy Butcher Karl Urban The enigmatic cockney tough guy boasts an army of underworld connections and gives Hughie the opportunity to take down The Seven. Hughie’s dad Simon Pegg Hughie’s risk-averse father is worried about his son and wishes he would just take The Seven’s hush money and stop looking for justice. Madelyn Stillwell Elisabeth Shue The Seven’s deal-cutting manager will stop at nothing to bring in some big government defence contracts. You don’t want to get in her way……

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losing faith?

NEW DRAMA Keeping Faith Tuesday, BBC1 HD, 9pm Welsh-noir thriller Keeping Faith, starring Eve Myles, was the surprise sleeper hit of 2018 after becoming a social-media sensation and breaking BBC iPlayer records with more than 9.5 million downloads. It was meant to be a one-off series, but the cliffhanger ending had viewers clamouring for more – and this week the show returns to our screens in English (the Welsh-language version, Un Bore Mercher, was shown on S4C and BBC iPlayer earlier this year). HIGH EMOTION Fans will recall how lawyer Faith Howells (Myles) got drawn into a dark web of conspiracy while searching for her missing husband Evan (Bradley Freegard), who made a dramatic reappearance at the very end of the last series. It’s now 18 months since Evan walked back into Faith’s life. He’s languishing in…

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end game

LAST ONE DRAMA Big Little Lies Monday, Sky Atlantic HD, 9pm It’s been an emotional roller-coaster for the five Monterey mums in the second season of Sky Atlantic’s glossy drama Big Little Lies. The fallout from Perry’s death has seen his suspicious mother Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) cause ructions in the wealthy California community by trying to take twins Max and Josh away from Celeste (Nicole Kidman). Meanwhile, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) has struggled to save her marriage to Ed (Adam Scott) following her affair in season one. As the show reaches a conclusion this week, we met Witherspoon, 43, to hear what’s in store… What went through your mind when you read the script for the final episode? We shot a bunch of different endings and then we made a choice later. In fact, we only made a…

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chamber of secrets

NEW GENEALOGY Who Do You Think You Are? Monday, BBC1 HD, 9pm It’s nearly 20 years since Daniel Radcliffe’s life took a magical turn when he was cast as the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter. Now, as the actor turns 30 on Tuesday 23 July, he delves into the past to explore his family tree in an emotional opening episode of the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? ‘I have a tight-knit family with my mum Marcia and my dad Alan,’ he says. ‘When I got the Potter films it changed our whole lives and my parents helped me get through what happened with humour and calm. So I wanted to find out if there are any parts of my ancestors that are etched in me or my parents.’ A TRAGIC LOSS Radcliffe…

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coming up in the new series

Naomie Harris The Spectre and Skyfall actor travels to Trinidad, Grenada and Jamaica to investigate her four-times-great-grandfather’s involvement in a scandal following the abolition of slavery. Jack and Michael Whitehall In a first for the show, the comedian and his dad team up to explore their roots and find an ancestor involved in the Newport Rising. Kate Winslet Visiting Sweden, the Oscar winner looks at her mother’s lineage and uncovers tales of starvation and prison, and learns that one of her paternal ancestors served as a military drummer boy. Paul Merton The Have I Got News For You team captain researches his grandfather’s links to Irish independence and unearths an ancestor who was jailed for an assault involving a banjo. Katherine Ryan The Canadian comic with Irish grandparents uncovers family connections to a poet and a cod trader, and…