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TV&Satellite Week

TV&Satellite Week 12-Oct-2019

Published by TI Media Limited 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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4 min.
time of his life

‘My mum cracks up watching the show’IDRIS ELBA NEW COMEDY In the Long Run Wednesday, Sky One HD, 10pm As we walk into the living room of a London flat that’s been created inside London’s Teddington Studios, TV&Satellite Week is transported back to the 1980s. We’re confronted with a red swirly carpet, fitted electric fire, brown patterned wallpaper and a hi-fi in a wooden cabinet. We’re on set for the second run of Idris Elba’s 1980s-set Sky One comedy In the Long Run, inspired by his own east London childhood. The nostalgic series, packed full of music from the decade, sees the Luther star play proud Walter Easmon – a version of Elba’s own father – who has started a new life in London after leaving Sierra Leone and who lives in the flat with his…

1 min.
bagpipes’ change of tune

While Walter and his family have troubles on the horizon, their anxious neighbour Bagpipes, played by Bill Bailey, has his own issues to deal with as wife Kirsty (Kellie Shirley) struggles to break the news to him that Leon, the biological father of their little daughter Melissa, is back in town. ‘There’s a lot of comedy and banter in the show with some silly scenarios but it’s weighted with emotional heft behind it,’ explains Bailey. ‘There are some serious issues that happen in the families this series. When Leon turns up, it’s a big thing for Bagpipes, and he stresses out about it.’ For Bailey, 54, the opportunity to reprise his character in the show was one he jumped at. ‘The chance to work with Idris again is great and Bagpipes is someone…

3 min.
haunted by the past

‘Rob is cracking from the beginning. He is a terribly broken guy’ KILLIAN SCOTT NEW CRIME DRAMA Dublin Murders Mon & Tue, BBC1 HD, 9pm (Tue, NI, 10.35pm) Troubled TV cops are not exactly rare, but the two damaged detectives at the heart of BBC1’s new crime thriller Dublin Murders are more haunted than most. Based on Tana French’s first two Dublin Murder Squad novels, the chilling drama has been adapted by Sarah Phelps, who penned BBC1’s recent Agatha Christie adaptations And Then There Were None and The ABC Murders. The eight-part series is set in 2006 and centres on English homicide detective Rob Reilly (Killian Scott) and Irish cop Cassie Maddox (Sarah Greene), who are called in to investigate when the body of teenage ballerina Katy Devlin is found lying on an ancient altar in…

2 min.
gang war

NEW CRIME DRAMA Giri/Haji Thursday, BBC2 HD, 9pm The team behind Emmy-winning Sky Atlantic series Chernobyl bring a brand new eight-part drama to our screens this week – and it promises to be just as gripping. Giri/Haji (meaning ‘duty’ and ‘shame’ in Japanese) is set in both Japan and Britain and tells the story of two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Kenzo (Takehiro Hira) is a family man and Tokyo detective, while his estranged brother Yuto (Yosuke Kubozuka) is an assassin for the Japanese Mafia, or yakuza. CRIMINAL LINKS The series is a co-production between the BBC and Netflix, who will screen the series outside the UK. In this week’s opening episode, Kenzo is sent to Britain after Yuto murders a man from a rival crime family in London, risking war between the yakuza…

2 min.
soap diary

EMMERDALE Robert and Aaron flee Victoria has shock news this week for her brother Robert and his other half, Aaron – her rapist, Lee, has died. While this once would have been cause for celebration, now it spells pure panic. Lee’s death is a result of the injuries he sustained when Robert attacked him in the Summer. Robert recently pleaded guilty to GBH with intent, but now he faces a murder charge, which means life behind bars if he’s convicted. As reality sinks in, Aaron’s sister, Liv, suggests the only option is for the loved-up couple to go on the run. Knowing that the police will soon be banging on their door, Robert and Aaron agree that it’s for the best, and hastily pack their bags. Chas is distraught when Aaron pays her a…

4 min.
love is all around

NEW COMEDY DRAMA Modern Love From Friday 18 October, eight episodes as a box set, Amazon Prime Video Eight funny, sad and quirky real-life love stories come to our screens this week, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video’s entertaining new anthology series Modern Love. The eight stand-alone episodes are all based on a long-running New York Times column of the same name, with each half-hour story taking place over the course of a single day and exploring love in all its forms – from sex and romance to friendship and family. The series boasts a stellar cast, including Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia, Tina Fey, John Slattery and Andrew Scott, alongside British star Dev Patel, with Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan writing and directing one of the episodes. DREAM CAST ‘It’s like I woke up in the actor candy store. We’ve…