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WHAT TO WATCH 10-16 June

This week's telly includes the return of the Monterey Five, a new Victorian comedy starring Matt Berry and some more great drama.

Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Big Little Lies

Monday 10th June at 2am or 9pm on Sky Atlantic

It's been two years since the first season of Big Little Lies and as the highly anticipated series returns, life has returned to some semblance of normalcy in the picturesque seaside town of Monterey following the devastating the season finale.

Mothers dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed the town, leaving the community reeling as the “Monterey Five” bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.

Meanwhile, Celeste’s deceased husband Perry’s grieving mother Mary Louise, played by Meryl Streep, arrives in town looking for answers regarding her son’s death.

If you can't wait until 9pm, Sky Atlantic will be airing each episode at the same time as the US at 2am.

2. Year of the Rabbit

Monday 10th June at 10pm on Channel 4

With news that Toast of London is to return at some point in the future for a fourth series and a starring role in What We Do In The Shadows, which is also returning for another series, Matt Berry really is man of the moment.

In Year of the Rabbit, Matt plays Detective Inspector Rabbit, a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all. He stars alongside Susan Wokoma who plays Mabel, the ambitious daughter of the chief of police and Freddie Fox as Rabbit's new (hapless) partner Strauss.

While investigating a murder, Mabel becomes London's first female officer and together the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians and Bulgarian princes.

The series also stars Keeley Hawes, Sally Phillips and Jill Halfpenny.


3. Years and Years

Tuesday 11th June at 9pm on BBC One

Following last week's superb episode, this week's penultimate episode of Years and Years has a lot to live up to but with Viv Rook as Prime Minister the drama is far from over.

As a new Britain takes shape, Edith tries to investigate mysterious stories about The Disappeared and as she searches for a solution to Daniel’s problems, Rosie finds her estate being fenced off by the privatised police.

But as the climate worsens, flooding creates British refugees, forcing Muriel to reveal problems of her own. And in a desperate search for money, Stephen takes a job with his old school friend Woody, but finds himself trapped in a world of conspiracies, leading to the most extraordinary meeting of his life.


4. Wild Bill

Wednesday 12th June at 9pm on ITV

No, your eyes don't deceive you. That IS Rob Lowe playing the lead in an ITV drama. Rob plays high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Landing in the UK with his teenage daughter Kelsey in tow, Bill is ready to tackle the county’s crime figures, armed with a range of statistics and algorithms with every intention of getting in and out as quickly as possible.

However, Bill soon discovers the people of Boston are just as smart-mouthed, cynical and difficult to impress as he is, and the man who’s spent his life keeping the messiness of human intimacy at arm’s length is reluctantly propelled into frontline policing and forced to reconsider his relationship with those closest to him.


5. The Voice Kids

Saturday 15th June at 8pm on ITV

This year's series opener of The Voice Kids was by far the best one yet as original The Voice UK coach Jessie J joined, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones in those big red chairs for the third series.

Often putting the talent in the adult version to shame, the talent on offer was exceptionally high and Jessie J slotted in to the show seamlessly. If you're looking for feel good television that will sometimes leave you in tears, then The Voice Kids is it.

This week as the blind auditions continue, the coaches hear from both solo singers and double acts (between the ages of seven and 14), who have a chance winning a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education and a family holiday to Universal Orlando Resort.


6. Killing Eve

Saturday 15th June at 9:15pm on BBC One

If the opening episode left you wondering when Killing Eve would get really good again, the answer is this week as episode two is a return to form for the BAFTA winning series.

This week's episode sees Julian Barratt guest star as an unassuming man who lets Villanelle recuperate at his house in Basildon having escaped from hospital.

Meanwhile Eve, having been taken back under Carolyn’s wing, meets her new team and has to tell them everything she’s learned about Villanelle. Missing out the all-important part about having just stabbed her, of course.

If you can't wait until Saturday, all episodes are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.


7. Gentlemen Jack

Sunday 16th June at 9pm on BBC One

This week in Gentleman Jack, the widowed Reverend Ainsworth arrives in Halifax with his sights set on Ann Walker's hand in marriage, as well as a position at a local church.

With Eliza Priestly still feeling angry towards Lister for kissing Ann Walker, Lister sets out to deal with the clergyman in her own inimitable manner. However she soon realises that there are greater demons inside Ann Walker's troubled mind.

Pressing on with the transformation of her estate, there are signs that Lister's ambitious plans could also be about to lead her into trouble.



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