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TV Times 04-Jul-2020

Published by TI Media Limited 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

DRAMA The Secrets She Keeps MONDAY & TUESDAY / BBC1 NEW I love a good psychological thriller and this six-part Australian import, based on the novel by Michael Robotham, looks set to be my new TV obsession! The story follows the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women (played by Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and The Crown’s Jessica De Gouw). But, as Laura reveals, both ladies are harbouring dangerous secrets. See page 6 COMEDY The Kemps: All True SUNDAY / BBC2 NEW I’m expecting comedy Gold (sorry!) as Spandau Ballet brothers Martin and Gary Kemp gamely take the mickey out of celebrity, egos and themselves in this spoof documentary. They tell us why it will make us ‘belly laugh’… See page 12 REALITY The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain MONDAY-FRIDAY / BBC1 NEW It’s always a joy watching Jay Blades and his experts…

4 min.
‘it’s a bigger adventure!’

FROZEN II NEW FROM FRI 3 JULY / DISNEY+ / & SKY PREMIERE / TIMES VARY / ANIMATION Winsome but (whisper it!) slightly wishy-washy Disney heroines have been firmly relegated to the past, thanks to Frozen’s spirited siblings Elsa and Anna. The plucky pair showed strength, sass and sisterly devotion when the smash-hit animation launched in 2013. But although Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) got their happy ever after, it wasn’t the end of the fairy tale… Last year’s enchanting follow-up, Frozen II, saw the sisters embark on another adventure to learn more about Elsa’s powers, accompanied by Anna’s ice-cutter suitor Kristoff and his reindeer Sven (both voiced by Jonathan Groff), plus snowman Olaf (Josh Gad). Now, as the sequel premieres on Disney+ and Sky Premiere from Friday 3 July, Idina,…

5 min.
dark and dangerous…

THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS NEW MON & TUE / BBC1 / 9PM / EPS 1-2 of 6 / DRAMA Two heavily pregnant women, both hiding murky secrets, are at the heart of BBC1’s sinister Australian-set thriller The Secrets She Keeps, inspired by a real-life hospital-kidnap incident. Downton Abbey fans will know Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, but for this six-parter, based on the bestselling novel by Michael Robotham, she swaps aristocratic glamour for greasy hair and jeans to play deeply troubled single-mum-to-be Agatha Fyfle. Right from the start, there’s something very troubling about Agatha, who works stacking shelves in a Sydney suburb while also developing an unhealthy fascination with the ‘perfect’ life of pregnant Instagram influencer Meghan Shaughnessy (The Crown’s Jessica De Gouw). Meghan seems to have it all – a successful blog, a…

5 min.
‘it’s pure nostalgia!’

JACK WHITEHALL’S SPORTING NATION NEW FRIDAY / BBC1 / 8.30PM / EP 1 of 6 / COMEDY A fter being deprived of live sport for months during lockdown, sports enthusiasts are in for a treat as comedian and armchair fan Jack Whitehall presents a celebration of the great stories and defining moments in British sporting history. His new six-part BBC1 series, Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation, delves into the archives to take a light-hearted look back at our sporting track record and examine what our love of sport tells us about ourselves as a nation. Here, Jack, who turns 32 on 7 July, sits down for a pre-match team talk with TV Times to reveal what we can expect… Why did you make this series? The British public has lost over 100 hours of sport this summer,…

5 min.
‘people have been touched by it’

THERE SHE GOES NEW THURSDAY / BBC2 / 9.30PM (TIMES VARY) / EP 1 of 5 / COMEDY David Tennant and Jessica Hynes walk into a production office at Bray Studios in Berkshire. It’s summer 2019, and they are looking rather contented having just filmed the final scene of the second series of There She Goes. When they were first approached to play Simon and Emily, the parents of a girl with severe learning disabilities, this brave comedy was just a taster script. But after the success of season one in 2018, with Jessica picking up a BAFTA for her role, the show is now returning in a new prime-time slot on BBC2. The five-parter picks up the story 18 months on, and in the opener, we follow the Yates family as they attend…

3 min.
‘this is made to make you belly laugh’

THE KEMPS: ALL TRUE NEW SUNDAY / BBC2 / 10PM / EP 1 of 1 / COMEDY Martin and Gary Kemp have never taken showbiz too seriously, even at the height of their global fame as part of top 1980s pop group Spandau Ballet. And now they’ve gamely decided to send themselves up mercilessly in new BBC2 spoof The Kemps: All True. Gary and his younger brother Martin – who both attended stage school and co-starred in acclaimed 1990 biopic The Krays – play fictionalised versions of themselves, with the show’s creator, comedian Rhys Thomas, interviewing them about their lives as they record 40th anniversary album Spandau ReKemped. Cameras also follow as Gary launches Wonge, a brand-new vegan meat substitute, and Martin tries to find funds for an ambitious movie project. There’s even a Who Do…