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WHAT TO WATCH: 15-21 May

This week’s best telly includes the Little Boy Blue finale, Kat and Alfie’s spin-off Redwarter and the return of a Netflix favourite.

Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week…


1. Little Boy Blue | Monday 15th May at 9pm on ITV

This week, Little Boy Blue, the series that tells the story of how Rhys’s murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice following his murder in 2007 come to an end with a final episode that sees Mercer and his associates are tried for their roles in Rhys’s murder.

The verdict fails to bring closure for Melanie (Sinead Keenan) and Steve (Brían F. O’Byrne) as the fractures in their relationship come to a head. An unexpected setback leaves Kelly (Stephen Graham) with a tough decision to make.

4/4


2Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit | Monday 15th May at 10pm on Dave

After a successful first series last year, Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit returns this week for an extended second series. Ten episodes instead of eight! And the good news is that a third series has already been commissioned and has already been filmed!

Dara O Briain returns as host alongside alongside resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson and regular team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon.

Each episode sees the two teams take on five different computer games including each of the guest’s favourite games and a super-sized, physical challenge that makes up the final round.

First up taking the joystick challenge are Richard Osman and Sara Pascoe who compete against each other in Galaga, Doodle Jump, Micro Machines, Human Fall Flat and Block Block. Who will triumph?

You’ll have to tune in to find out!

1/10


3. Three Girls | Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th May at 9pm on BBC One

Spread across three consecutive nights, new BBC One drama Three Girls tells the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale and is made with the full cooperation of the victims and their families

Sexual health worker Sara who after having her pleas ignored is both relieved and unsurprised when the true extent of the children’s abuse and betrayal is finally uncovered.

The terrible truth sends shockwaves through the police force. Now Maggie and the police team need to persuade the girls to revisit the horror they suffered and testify.

Maggie is sceptical as she has been here before, but she manages to persuade Amber and Ruby to tell their story and promises to support them through to trial. Meanwhile Sara persuades Holly to testify.

The series stars Maxine Peake, Lesley Sharpe, Lisa Riley, Liv Hill, Molly Windsor and Ria Zmitrowicz.

1-3/3


4. Murder In Successville | Wednesday 10th May from 10am on BBC Three

It’s hard to pick a favourite episode of Murder In Successville, because the quality is exceptionally high every single week. Tom Davis plays yet another blinder this week as DI Sleet as he’s joined by the final rookie of the series, Professor Green.

He enters Successville amidst an epic rivalry between the supervillain known as The Termite, and the town’s masked vigilante superhero The Rattman. The Termite has struck again, killing the new police commissioner Bear Grylls and it’s up to DI Sleet and Pro Green to catch and unmask The Termite.

Suspects are; Piers Morgan, Beyoncé and… someone much closer to home for Sleet.

As you’d expect, Piers Morgan is a corrupt business mogul. To even be seen by him Sleet poses as a robot salesman, imaginatively named Robert Salesman, with Pro Green as his robot.

Beyoncé is the town’s newspaper reporter (obviously), who has a shady history and a dark side. With Sleet’s crush on her ruining the investigation, Pro Green is forced to take the reins.

And finally, Sleet’s third suspect is a bit of a surprise and a little too close to home plus there’s an ending fit for any superhero when The Termite’s true identity is revealed in an abandoned biscuit factory in the climax to the show.

Professor Green might be the final rookie of the series, but that doesn’t mean the series is over. Especially after the cliff-hanger that we’re left with at the end of episode five. There are some decisions to be made and Sleet makes them in next week’s episode.

Read my review of Murder In Successville here.

5/6


5. Kat & Alfie: Redwater | Thursday 18th May at 8pm on BBC One

In the past, EastEnders spin-offs have lived on DVD, the red button or BBC iPlayer, but this week Kat and Alfie return to our screens in Kat & Alfie: Redwater, a new standalone six-part drama for BBC One.

Having left Albert Square in January 2016, Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie reprise their roles as EastEnders legends Kat and Alfie in Redwater as they search for Kat’s long lost son.

This is a continuation of a story that began in EastEnders where Kat found out that when she gave birth to Zoe at the age of 13, that wasn’t the only secret her family had kept from her. They had also kept the secret that Kat had also given birth to a son that day, Zoe’s twin brother.

Heading to Redwater in Ireland in search for him, celebrations are in full flow for a lively annual fundraiser and already Kat thinks she might have already found her son, Andrew (Peter Campion), son of Roisin (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and Padraig (Stephen Hogan) and wife of local Garda Bernie (Susan Ateh). But has she found him too soon?

As Kathleen (as she is now known) relentlessly pursues her quest for confirmation that Andrew is her long-lost son, she ruffles feathers with Andrew’s mother Roisin at their family farm, further fuelling the rumour mill – until Agnes intercepts and sends Kathleen politely on her way.

Alfie once again has to play peacekeeper, pulling Kathleen into line and making peace with the locals, allowing the dust to settle. Distracted by her quest, Kat fails to notice that Alfie is hiding his failing health from her.

Read my interview with Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie here.

1/6


6. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | Friday 19th May on Netflix

After what seems like forever (I blame binge-watching), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is finally back for its third season with all twelve episodes dropping on Netflix this Friday.

This time around Kimmy is going to college and she’s also trying to get a divorce from Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. Titus goes full Lemonade as he spots Mikey going into his apartment with another man and tries to get a job as Sesame Street.

Elsewhere, Lilian has broken up with Bobby and Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin, and Maya Rudolph all make a guest appearance

Click here for a first look at the new season.

All 12 episodes


7. The Keith & Paddy Picture Show | Saturday 20th May at 9:20pm on ITV

Already we’ve had Dirty Dancing and Ghostbusters, and this week Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness are recreating another classic film; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Keith Lemon plays the roles of Luke Skywalker, Jabba the Hutt and R2D2, whilst Paddy McGuinness takes on Han Solo and C3PO.

Once again they’ll be joined by a host of familiar faces including Phillip Schofield as Yoda, Jeremy Kyle as himself, Ant and Dec as the Ewoks and of course Michelle Keegan as Princess Leia!

Read my interview with Keith and Paddy here.

3/5


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