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TV Times 01-Aug-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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in this issue

1 min.
tv times my week

SOAP Coronation Street MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY / ITV The harrowing abuse storyline involving Geoff and Yasmeen has been gripping. So I’m intrigued to see what happens next now that TV legend Paula Wilcox has joined the cast as Elaine, evil Geoff’s ex. Paula chats to us about returning to the cobbles 51 years after her last stint. See page 15 LIFESTYLE The One Show MONDAY-FRIDAY / BBC1 It’s been a strange year but I know we can still count on Alex Jones and co to light up our evenings over the summer. We reveal the show’s fun plans to help us make our August even brighter! See page 6 COMEDY Semi-Detached THURSDAY / BBC2 NEW I thought last year’s pilot episode of this sitcom showed great promise. Playing out in real time, it stars Lee Mack as wedding DJ and ‘perennial…

3 min.
summer fun revealed!

NEW 1 Rolling in It ITV Celebs, coins and chaos are on the agenda as the ever-popular Stephen Mulhern fronts this brand-new prime-time game show from the makers of Saturday Night Takeaway and The Chase. A super-sized version of the iconic arcade game ‘Roll a Win’, each episode sees three teams (made up of a contestant and a famous face) rolling giant coins down a moving conveyor belt in a bid to win big money – if they can avoid the dreaded bankrupt slot! NEW 2 Mandy BBC2 After debuting as a Comedy Short last year, the Beeb has ordered a six-part series of this comedy from Diane Morgan (Motherland, After Life). As well as writing and directing the show, Diane also plays the title character, who dreams of breeding Dobermann pinschers… NEW 3 Jamie: Keep Cooking Family…

6 min.
guaranteed sunshine!

THE ONE SHOW MONDAY-FRIDAY / BBC1 / 7PM / LIFESTYLE Usually at this time of year, many of us are busy packing our suitcases, grabbing our passports and jetting off to sunnier climes. However, with the current coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions, this summer season is looking rather different, and instead lots of people are now staying closer to home. Thankfully, though, BBC1’s flagship evening magazine series, The One Show, is on hand to keep us entertained! While the long-running show would normally be taking a break for a few weeks over this period, this year it’ll remain on air throughout August in order to bring us more topical stories, big-name interviews and a much-needed dose of fun. ‘Lots of viewers won’t be going away this summer – and nor will we,’ presenter Alex…

4 min.
comedy in crisis!

SEMI-DETACHED NEW THURSDAY / BBC2 / 10PM / EP 1 of 6 / COMEDY Even in these strange times, we know we can still rely on Lee Mack to make us smile. The Not Going Out star is back on our screens this week in a new, star-spangled sitcom, Semi-Detached, which returns to BBC2 for a six-part series following a pilot last year. Each episode plays out in real time as we follow Lee as wedding DJ Stuart, a ‘perennial loser’ who lives in a suburban cul-de-sac. As well as barely coping with a much younger partner, April (played by The Other One’s Ellie White), Stuart’s also looking out for his jailbird brother Charlie (Benidorm star Neil Fitzmaurice) and promiscuous dad Willie (Game of Thrones’ Clive Russell). Adding to his woes is ex-wife Kate (Game of…

1 min.
who’s who?

STUART Lee Mack The mobile DJ is a people-pleaser who can’t do right for doing wrong. As his life descends into chaos, will he ever catch a break? APRIL Ellie White Mum to newborn Bertha, April tells partner Stuart he’s no fun any more – can he prove otherwise? WILLIE Clive Russell Willie’s hedonistic lifestyle causes significant problems for his uptight son Stuart. CHARLIE Neil Fitzmaurice Stuart’s brother Charlie always relies on his loyal sibling to bail him out of trouble. KATE Samantha Spiro Stuart’s ex-wife lives opposite and likes being part of his life and bossing him around! TED Patrick Baladi Kate’s smug new hubby loves any opportunity to make Stuart feel even more inferior. PHOTOS: BBC, ALAMY, PA IMAGES…

3 min.
‘it’s all about flavour!’

“EVERYONE’S FIRST EXPERIENCE IS BURNT SAUSAGES!” TOM KERRIDGE BARBECUES THU / FOOD NETWORK / 9PM & 9.30PM / EPS 3-4 of 12 / COOKERY Tom Kerridge has been making the most of lockdown. ‘The weather has been great, so one of the bonuses of lockdown has been spending more time at home with the family in the garden,’ says the Michelin-starred chef, 47, who was quick to indulge his passion for outdoor cooking, leading to his current 12-part series on Food Network, Tom Kerridge Barbecues. Showing viewers how to make some of his favourite dishes, from Middle Eastern chicken kebabs in last week’s opening episode to delicately spiced fish, Tom shares his tips and recipes to raise the humble barbecue to another culinary level. ‘Who doesn’t like outdoor food? Sunshine and the sound and smell of…