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What's on TV

What's on TV


Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd What’s on TV is a value-packed, easy-to-use weekly magazine, full of TV information, features and listings. The Soapweek section gives you in-depth story updates and the double-page Soap Diary gives you a rundown of upcoming plots, complete with "must-see" moments flagged up. The TV Week and Real Life sections cover the best of the week's programmes, and there are seven days of clearly set out listings. ENGLAND edition

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hot tv this week!

new The Trouble with Maggie Cole WEDNESDAY 4 March, 9pm ITV Drama Dawn French and Julie Hesmondhalgh play friends Maggie and Jill, who fall out in this six-part drama. When wild rumours are accidentally revealed by Maggie during a radio broadcast, it causes ructions and crimes throughout the small coastal town of Thurlbury. Mark Heap plays Maggie’s headmaster husband, Peter, while Patrick Robinson, Vicki Pepperdine, Phil Dunster, Kerry Howard and Laurie Kynaston also star. FULL STORY P15 new Moving On MON TUE WED THU FRI 2-6 March, 2.15pm BBC1 Drama The series of standalone dramas created by Jimmy McGovern returns with more stories about people facing huge turning points. Among the stars are Benidorm’s Julie Graham in the tale of Pauline, who’s forced to fight for her job by proving how vital her role is, while Mark Addy…

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what’s cooking?

new READY STEADY COOK Monday-Friday, 4.30pm BBC1 Cookery Q Were you a fan of the original Ready Steady Cook, which ran for 21 series from 1994? How does this version compare? A I was a big fan. I can remember coming home from school and Ready Steady Cook would be on the TV. But it’s been 10 years since it was on and the world has changed a lot in that time. The show has moved with the times for the better but it’s still got everything that people will know and love, with five brilliant chefs taking part. Q So what’s new about this version of the show? A There’s a focus on sustainability, so, for example, we have three bins on set and we can make sure waste and recycling goes where it’s meant…

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Best known for… Caroline was a hit with Love Island fans as the popular ITV2 dating show’s bubbly host, a role she landed in 2015 following a stint presenting The Xtra Factor and later The X Factor with her friend Olly Murs. Other achievements… Her showbiz career began in C4’s sketch show Bo’ Selecta! in 2002. She went on to copresent shows including the Gladiators revival on Sky One. In 2014, she won Strictly’s Glitterball trophy with her dance partner, Pasha Kovalev. Family life… Caroline took her own life on 15 February, aged 40. She’s survived by her parents and her siblings, Jody, Elizabeth and Paul.…

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hannah’s affair exposed?

THE SPLIT Monday, 9pm (Wales, 10.35pm) BBC1 Drama Since being outed as a member of an extramarital dating site, Nathan Stern has tried to get his marriage to divorce lawyer Hannah (Nicola Walker) back on track. However, Hannah has been having an affair with her old flame and colleague Christie. ‘Hannah has been mentally elsewhere for a long time,’ says Episodes’ Stephen Mangan, who plays Nathan. ‘Up to now, Nathan has seen what he’s wanted to see because he desperately wants his marriage to work out.’ After seeing Hannah and Christie arguing, Nathan listens to her voicemail. Will he uncover the affair? ‘It would be Nathan’s biggest nightmare,’ says Stephen. ‘If you hurt someone that much, can you ever get over it?’…

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second sight

new MOVING ON Monday-Friday, 2.15pm BBC1 Drama As BBC1’s Moving On returns for a new series of five standalone stories, we meet Vicky, who’s been blind for 20 years. When she’s offered pioneering surgery that could restore her vision, the courageous married mum feels she has nothing to lose. ‘The operation is a success and Vicky sees again, but that’s when things start to go wrong,’ says star Kacey Ainsworth. ‘The theme of the story is, know what you have already and be careful what you wish for… ‘She starts to question everything about herself and even her relationship with her husband, Barry. It brings a host of setbacks, and heartache she could never have imagined.’ WORDS: NICK CANNON, TESS LAMACRAFT, VICTORIA WILSON. PHOTOS: BBC, EMPICS, GETTY, ITV, PA IMAGES…

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coming soon…

★ Michael Sheen (left) stars as ex-Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? host Chris Tarrant, while Matthew Macfadyen plays Charles Ingram in ITV’s drama Quiz. It follows the real-life story of the Army major who tried to cheat his way to £1 million on telly in 2001 via a coughing scam! ★ Blake Harrison will star in ITV sitcom Kate & Koji. The actor, who made his name as Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners, will play Medium, the resourceful nephew of Kate (Brenda Blethyn), who runs a seaside cafe. ★ Actor Jeff Goldblum will explore things in life he finds fascinating, from jeans and ice cream to tattoos, in The World According to Jeff Goldblum. The series is arriving on new subscription streaming service Disney+, which launches on 24 March. ★ BBC1 drama…