This week has a bit of everything; some great drama, some great comedy plus the Eurovision and the TV BAFTAs!
Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week…
1. Little Boy Blue | Monday 8th May at 9pm on ITV
Little Boy Blue, the drama that’s based on a true story that shocked a nation, the brutal shooting of innocent 11-year-old Rhys Jones, reaches its penultimate episode this week.
Potential witness Claire Olssen is intimidated into changing her statement and the investigation team look for alternative ways to reinforce their case.
As Steve returns to work, Dave Kelly is offered a deal that tests his resolve.
If you haven’t yet read my review of Little Boy Blue, you can read it here.
2. Loaded | Monday 8th May at 10pm on Channel 4
When something’s labelled as a comedy drama, I often think that means it’s not really that funny, nor that dramatic. But after watching one episode of Loaded I can honestly say I laughed more than I had at most recent comedy and from a taste of what’s to come which I have seen and there’s definite potential for great drama.
Loaded is led by four wonderful actors; Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet, Jim Howick and Nick Helm. Following the sale of their company Idyl Hands and its hit iPhone game Cat Factory, the four friends and business partners, Josh, Leon, Watto and Ewan, wake up to the brilliant/terrifying realisation that they’re now multi-millionaires.
Josh treats his parents to an extravagant around-the-world trip in a backhanded effort to expose them to a bit of culture. The company is almost immediately hit by a lawsuit; one of Watto’s old associates claims to have invented a key element of the game.
The Gang instantly face losing everything they’ve worked so hard for. When the lawsuit is leaked onto the internet, their new US boss Casey soon reveals herself to be more ruthless than expected when she orders Leon to fire Watto.
And for the first time the guys are forced to ask themselves: “Who the hell have we just sold ourselves to?”
3. Murder In Successville | Wednesday 10th May from 10am on BBC Three
There’s never been a bad episode of Murder In Successville and this week’s episode is no exception.
This week DI Sleet is joined by Reggie Yates who go undercover on a stag do, which involves spending 24 hours in Successville’s top hotel. Sure there’s a murder to solve, but try telling that to an excitable murder detective who has found out there’s a karaoke bar.
When undercover detective Noel Edmonds is found dead in a bedroom, in what looks like a sex game gone wrong, it’s up to Reggie to lead the investigation. The pair must infiltrate an assassins convention at the hotel, being held by the manager Michael McIntyre.
4. Master Of None | Friday 12th May on Netflix
Aziz Ansari returns to Netflix this week with the much-anticipated second season of Master Of None. He plays Dev, an actor in his early thirties, struggling to make his way through everyday life with the support of a close-knit group of friends.
At the start of the new season, Dev has temporarily moved from New York to small-town Italy to pursue his passion for pasta-making. His experiences there set the stage for the next chapter in his journey.
Dealing with challenges in his personal and family relationships, Dev persues a new career opportunity and embarks on a developing, if complicated, romance with someone very meaningful to him.
All 10 episodes
5. The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2017 | Saturday 13th May on BBC One
Will 2017 be the year that we finally win the Eurovision Song Contest? Probably not, but it’s the taking part that counts right? That and listening to Graham Norton gently mocking the other countries taking part.
Now in its 62nd year, this years final will be held in Kyiev and those taking part will be the qualifying acts from the semi-finals plus performers from Ukraine, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and of course the United Kingdom.
Representing us this year is Lucie Jones with her song Never Give Up On You, which was co-written by 2009 Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest.
Hosting this year’s ceremony will be Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko.
Following the artists’ parade and an introduction from the hosts, the show will begin as 26 acts take to the stage in a bid for Eurovision glory. In the Grand Final, juries and viewers from all 42 participating countries can vote again, after the 26 finalists have performed.
Once the voting window has closed the presenters will call upon spokespersons in all 42 countries and ask them to reveal their jury points live on air.
Next, viewers’ points from all 42 countries will be added up, and revealed from the lowest to the highest, culminating into a climax that will eventually reveal the winner of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.
The winner will perform once again, and take home the iconic glass microphone trophy.
6. The Keith & Paddy Picture Show | Saturday 13th May at 9:15pm on ITV
With 4.5m tuning in to last week’s strong series opener of Dirty Dancing, there appears to be a definite appetite out there for Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness’ unique movie remakes.
This week on The Keith & Paddy Picture Show, it’s the turn of Ghostbusters starring Robbie Williams, Sarah Parish, Emily Atack, Emma Willis, Will Mellor, Vicki Michelle and Chris Kamara!
7. BAFTA TV Awards | Sunday 14th May on BBC One
It’s THE biggest night in the TV calendar and this year hosting duties have been handed to one half of Mel & Sue, Sue Perkins. She takes over from last year’s host Graham Norton who due to the Eurovision was unable to present the awards this year.
I think Sue is a perfect choice and I can’t wait to see what quips she’ll have up her sleeves about those in the room, and indeed those nominated. And I’m hoping for some sort of joke about The Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4.
The awards will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and leading the nominations is Netflix drama The Crown with five to its name, followed by Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Happy Valley and Fleabag who each have three nominations.