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TV Times

TV Times


Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd TV Times delivers unique and exclusive access to the UK's favourite TV personalities and shows. The magazine goes behind the scenes to bring you great features, exclusive photos, soap news and story updates. Includes a guide to the week's top films and seven days of easy-to-read TV listings plus two pages of TV highlights per day. ENGLAND edition.

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1 min.
tv times my week

FACTUAL Spy in the Wild WEDNESDAY/BBC1 NEW Three years ago, the first series broke new ground as cameras hidden inside robots infiltrated various animal habitats. So I can’t wait to meet the next generation of state-of-the-art spies and see the stories they uncover… See page 8 SOAP Emmerdale MONDAY-FRIDAY/ITV I’ve cancelled all my after-work plans this week as Emmerdale launches an explosive whodunnit after Graham Foster’s brutal murder. We meet the seven potential killers in the frame, but who is the prime suspect…? See page 6 FACTUAL Inside the Crown THURSDAY/ITV NEW I’m really looking forward to this four-parter which uses ‘rarely seen footage and revealing historical documents’ to tell the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. We chat to royal expert Robert Hardman about some of the most important moments in Her Majesty’s life… See page 14 FACTUAL 7.7 Billion People…

3 min.
7 super sky shows

1 Intelligence Sky One Stars David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed We love this fun first snap of Friends star David in this six-part comedy, set in the UK’s GCHQ – ‘AKA a geekier version of MI5 and MI6’ – where they tackle cyber crime from a desktop! When arrogant agent Jerry (David) comes over from the US, he enlists the help of inept computer analyst Joseph (The Job Lot’s Nick) in a power grab that soon disrupts the entire team! NEW 2 Hitmen Sky One Stars Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc Here is your first look at presenting duo Mel and Sue in their first scripted comedy series. The six-parter follows two best friends who are trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. Oh, and did we mention that…

1 min.
what’s next for…

Douglas Henshall The actor will reprise his role as DI Jimmy Perez in two more series of BBC1 crime drama Shetland. Filming begins for series six later this year. Olivia Colman Olivia will star in Sky Atlantic’s true-crime drama Landscapers about convicted killers Susan (Olivia) and Christopher Edwards. Sir David Attenborough The naturalist is to present The Green Planet, an innovative five-part BBC1 series that will celebrate our wonderful world of plants. Jo Joyner C4’s school-set drama Ackley Bridge, in which Jo plays head Mandy Carter, will return for a fourth series – but will now play out in a series of 10 half-hour episodes. John Simm John will play a tenacious cop in ITV crime drama Grace, based on the hit Roy Grace novels by Peter James. The two feature-length episodes will air later this year. MORE EXCLUSIVE PICS,…

3 min.
who killed graham?

EMMERDALE MONDAY-FRIDAY/ITV/TIMES VARY/SOAP Eighty nine villagers have met their maker in Emmerdale… and Graham Foster is about to become the 90th. Following in the footsteps of former villager Emma Barton, this week he’ll be bumped off by a fellow resident, and it won’t be too long till we discover whodunnit. The show is giving viewers a special week of episodes, all focusing on the day that Graham is murdered, but seen through the eyes of each of the seven suspects, until we finally see events from Graham’s perspective. ‘By Friday 24 January, the audience will know everything,’ reveals Emmerdale boss Laura Shaw, ‘and the murder will have repercussions for the whole village.’ Andrew Scarborough, who has spent the past two and a half years perfecting Graham’s menacing scowl, has already placed his bet on who the…

1 min.
coming up

Life after death Following Graham’s murder, a shock discovery is made, and Priya finds herself on the back foot. As everyone struggles to process what has happened, some villagers clearly know more than they’re letting on. Bitter Charity The troubled mum finds herself completely floored by a revelation, while also at Mulberry Cottage, granddaughter Sarah is soon in big trouble. Will the teenager end up rebelling even more? And… Surprise truce? Two village residents look like they’re finally seeing eye to eye, but could there be even more to this new-found closeness than it seems? Haunted by the past… A resident is alarmed to hear of a violent situation they were involved in. Where does this leave them, going forward?…

4 min.
robots in disguise!

SPY IN THE WILD NEW WEDNESDAY/BBC1/9PM/EP 1 OF 4/FACTUAL At a smart London hotel, a bear is propping up the bar while a turtle, koala and iguana perch on stools, and a crab scuttles across the floor. But don’t worry – there hasn’t been a mass breakout from London Zoo! Today, TV Times is meeting the creators of BBC1’s natural-history series Spy in the Wild, returning for a second series this week, and they have brought along some of the gadgets that allow them to capture breathtaking, close-up interactions with wildlife in the air, under water and on land, thanks to cameras inside realistic-looking animatronic creatures. We asked creative director John Downer, seated next to a very cute ‘Spy Baby Gorilla’, to talk us through some of the things they were able to…