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WHAT TO WATCH 11-17 June

This week's best telly includes the return of Soccer Aid, new drama on BBC One and Sky Max plus Rochelle Humes turns her hand at interior design and Derry Girls favourite Jamie-Lee O'Donnell explores how things have changed since she grew up in Derry.

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

1. Soccer Aid for Unicef

Sunday 12th June at 6.30pm on ITV

The biggest celebrity football match of the year, Soccer Aid is back and this time it's live from London stadium with Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott hosting the pre-match build up and all the action.

An England team of celebrities and footballing legends including Liam Payne, Damian Lewis and Sir Mo Farah go head-to-head with the Soccer Aid World XI featuring Usain Bolt, Cafu and Martin Compston in aid of leading children’s charity Unicef.

Plus there's a special halftime performance from Mr Soccer Aid himself, Robbie Williams.


2. Rochelle Humes: Interior Designer in the Making

Monday 13th June at 8pm on W

In this brand new series, entrepreneur, TV presenter, former pop star and mum of three Rochelle Humes is taking her passion for all things interior into the homes of ten families looking for inspiration, guidance and interior design expertise.

Rochelle visits each family to see the problem spaces for herself before getting to work on creating designs, changing layouts and choosing colour schemes for her new clients, supported by friend and mentor, interior designer Sally O’Connor.

Before presenting her vision, she invites the families to join her at a gorgeous location she hopes will inspire and excite them before sharing her design solutions. She’ll also be bringing along a mood box – a fully immersive design tool allowing them to see and feel the textures, colours and fabrics.

As the families will be using their own money, Rochelle will be working to a budget and weeks later, she will return to see if her designs have been a success and the families have followed her guidance.

1/10 Continues weekly

3. Sherwood

Monday 13th and 14th June at 9pm on BBC One

David Morrissey, Lesley Manville and Robert Glenister star in James Graham's new BBC One drama Sherwood, where two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community and spark a massive manhunt.

As suspicion and antipathy build, both between lifelong neighbours and towards the police forces who descend on the town, the tragic killings threaten to inflame historic divisions sparked during the miners' strike three decades before.

David Morrissey stars as Detective Chief Superintendent Ian St Clair, a lifer in the Nottinghamshire constabulary who has risen through the ranks. Canny and a good judge of character, he is a formidable and empathetic detective with an impressive track record to prove it.

When he is tasked with finding the link between these two killings, he is forced to reunite with DI Kevin Salisbury, played by Robert Glenister, an old rival from the Metropolitan Police, whose return to the town threatens to heighten the already febrile tensions running through the community.

Detective Inspector Kevin Salisbury has little desire to return to Ashfield. There are too many reminders of what happened in 1984, and he’s unlikely to get the warmest of welcomes from the local police force nor the local community. But he has orders to follow, and he’s determined to prove that he stands for honour and integrity.

1-2/6 Continues weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays

4. The Lazarus Project

Thursday 16th June at _pm on Sky Max

In Sky Max's latest original drama, The Lazarus Project, an eight-part action thriller from writer Joe Barton, Paapa Essiedu plays George who one day wakes up and finds himself reliving a day from months ago and thinking he's lost his mind. It's a timely and affecting exploration of the desire to take charge of your own fate.

All of his recent milestones have been undone, including his success at work and his marriage to the love of his life Sarah played by Charly Clive. Worst of all, he seems to be the only one who has noticed what’s happened.

That is, until he meets Archie played by Anjli Mohindra, who recruits George for the Lazarus Project - a secret organisation that has harnessed the ability to turn back time every time the world is at threat of extinction. Like George, those who work at Lazarus are the few people on earth with the ability to remember the events that are undone when time goes back.

Alongside Archie, standoffish Shiv played by Rudi Dharmalingam, and their steely leader Wes played by Caroline Quentin, George works to prevent global catastrophe including trying to track down the formidable Rebrov played by Tom Burke, a wanted criminal intent on detonating a nuclear warhead and destroying the world.

Then a freak accident harms someone close to George and Lazarus won’t let him turn back time to undo it unless there is the threat of global extinction. Now George must choose to stay loyal or go rogue, as he is faced with the question, If you had the power to rewrite your past, what would you sacrifice to do it?

1/8 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. The Real Derry: Jamie-Lee O'Donnell

Thursday 16th June at 10pm on Channel 4

In this timely documentary, we follow Derry Girls favourite Jamie-Lee O'Donnell as she explores how things have changed since she grew up in Derry.

As well as exploring how things have changed since she grew up there, The Real Derry: Jamie-Lee O'Donnell will also look at what the future may bring for Derry, in particular for the younger generation who still live with the impact of the Troubles.

With her trademark wit and warmth, Jamie-Lee documents the city’s complex past while also offering her own personal insight into her upbringing in a Catholic community.

Viewers will hear from real Derry girls, students at Jamie-Lee’s old school, about the regeneration of the city and why, despite this, many young people feel that they need to leave Derry to gain new skills and experiences.



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