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WHAT TO WATCH 11-17 February

This week's best telly includes the return of The BRIT Awards, two new BBC One dramas, a brand new Apple TV+ drama and a dangerous road trip for Will Mellor and Keith Lemon!

Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. The BRIT Awards 2023

Saturday 11th February at 8.30pm on ITV1

For the first time ever, The BRIT Awards are taking place on a Saturday night and the live show will once again be hosted by Mo Gilligan (who did an excellent job last year) and shown live on ITV1 from The O2 Arena in London.

Hoping to win big on the night with four nominations each are Harry Styles and Wet Leg who will both also be performing as well as Cat Burns, David Guetta and Becky Hill and Ella Henderson, Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo, Sam Smith and Kim Petras and Stormzy.

Elsewhere, with three nominations each, The 1975, Cat Burns, Fred again... and Stormzy will be. hoping to take home at least one BRIT Awards statue which this year has been designed by Slawn.


2. World's Most Dangerous Roads

Sunday 12th February at 8pm on Dave

10 years after World's Most Dangerous Roads was last on BBC Two the series has been revived by Dave, with each episode bringing together a pair of comedians to send them out on an extraordinary road trip.

Existing friendships and rivalries will be tested to their limits, as household name comics get behind the wheel for some of the most perilous conditions, phenomenal landscapes and riveting driving challenges to be found across the globe.

In the first episode, actor Will Mellor cajoles one of his best mates, comedian Keith Lemon to join him on a high-octane road trip across Albania. It's one of the poorest countries in Europe and also home to some of the continent's most dangerous roads.

Will is a self-confessed petrol-head but Keith has no idea why he’s there, he dislikes travel, foreign food… and driving! But as the week progresses, he gets stuck in as the duo tackle city driving, river crossings, aqueducts, steep valleys and the notorious ‘Road of Crosses’. Over 600 kilometres, Will manages to break the car, while Keith begins to pack a punch behind the wheel.

1/8 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

3. The Gold

Sunday 12th February at 9pm on BBC One

With Happy Valley now over, BBC One are hoping to keep you entertained over the coming weeks with their new real-life drama The Gold which stars Hugh Bonneville alongside Dominic Cooper, Jack Lowden, Charlotte Spencer and more.

Written by Neil Forsyth and directed by Aneil Karia along with Lawrence Gough, The Gold has been Inspired by extensive research and interviews with some of those involved in the events.

Across six episodes, the drama will take a journey into a 1980s world awash with cheap money and loosened morals to tell this extraordinary and epic story for the first time in its entirety.

The Gold tells the story of what happened when on 26th November 1983, six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m.

What started as 'a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery' according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in global history, but for its wider legacy. 

The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering, provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom, united blue and white-collar criminals and left controversy and murder in its wake. 

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

4. Better

Monday 13th February at 9pm on BBC One

BBC One's new five-part thriller Better, from Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent stars Leila Farzad and Andrew Buchan and explores the complex and powerful bonds of loyalty and family, set in a world where everyone has their own version of “right” and “wrong”. Examining the power of human conscience.

Set and shot entirely in Leeds, Better follows DI Lou Slack, played by Leila Farzad, and her epic battle towards redemption, by bringing down Col McHugh, played by Andrew Buchan, the man she has come to love like a brother and the man she has helped place at the head of Leeds criminal underworld. But while Col is a dangerous enemy to make, Lou’s biggest battle may yet be with herself.

19 years ago, when Lou was a young police officer at her lowest ebb and Col a low-ranking but ambitious newcomer to the Leeds underworld, their paths crossed, and they struck a deal that changed their lives forever.

The bargain allowed Col to become very rich and very powerful, and Lou to turn around her failing career. A complex but special bond between the pair was forged, and so began Lou’s gradual slide into corruption.

But now, when Lou’s family is brought to the brink of a tragedy, she must put right the wrongs that she has spent years rationalising and excusing, to have a second chance at a new, better life.

1/5 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. Hello Tomorrow!

Friday 17th February on Apple TV+

Apple TV+'s newest original drama Hello Tomorrow! is set in a retro-future world and centres around a group of travelling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares.

It stars Billy Crudup as Jack, a salesman of great talent and ambition, whose unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow inspires his coworkers, and revitalises his desperate customers, but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him.

The ensemble cast also includes Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Dewshane Williams and Hank Azaria.

1-3/10 Continues weekly


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