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WHAT TO WATCH 12-18 June

As TV winds down for the summer, to make way for the football and a certain dating show set on an island, this week still offers us some great new telly including more from Jimmy McGovern's Time, the final episode of Inside No.9 and a new lockdown-set film starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan.

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

1. Time

Sunday 13th June at 9pm on BBC One

After last week's sensational opener to Jimmy McGovern's new prison drama, Time, I told myself that I'd wait and watch weekly, rather than be tempted by the iPlayer boxset. Fast-forward to Thursday evening and I'd watched the lot. And it did not disappoint.

In case you missed it last week,Time stars Stephen Graham as prison officer Eric McNally who must do his best to protect those in charge and that includes his son, who is serving time in another prison. It also stars Sean Bean as teacher Mark Cobden who is newly imprisoned for death by drink driving.

And if you've managed to refrain from watching ahead, then this week we see Mark, being bullied by fellow inmate Johnno, played by the fantastic James Nelson-Joyce. Does he tell the prison officers and be labelled a grass or risk the attacks becoming more and more violent? Eric’s son is attacked.

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2. Inside No.9

Monday 14th June at 10pm on BBC Two

Fresh from their BAFTA win last week, the latest series of Inside No.9 comes to an end with Last Night of the Proms.

Dawn and Mick, played by Steve Pemberton and Sarah Parish, are hosting their annual Last Night of the Proms party, the perfect antidote to post-Brexit Britain. But not everyone is singing from the same song sheet.

The episode guest stars Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Sarah Parish, Julian Glover, Jack Wolfe and Debra Gillett.


3. Intelligence

Tuesday 15th June at 10pm & 10.30pm on Sky One

The second series of Nick Mohammed's GCHQ-set comedy, Intelligence, launched last week on Sky One, with David Schwimmer back as former NSA agent Jerry Bernstein but they've saved the best two episodes for this week.

In the first of this week's double-bill, Jerry is frustrated that a rival GCHQ team in Bude won't share important intel. So when he discovers that hapless junior analyst Joseph has a date with Charlotte, played by Diane Morgan, who works at GCHQ Bude, he comes up with a plan to communicate with Joseph during their date, via an earpiece. Oblivious to Jerry’s ulterior motives and being a dating novice, Joseph jumps at the chance to get advice from Jerry.

And in the second of this week's double-bill, it's Harassment and Discrimination training day at CySec, and Morgan Robinson guest stars as course leader, Hilary Bowen. But with Jerry used to getting away with behaving how he wants, has he finally met his match?


4. Together

Thursday 17th June at 9pm on BBC Two

15 months on from the first national lockdown, BBC Two new feature-length drama from Dennis Kelly stars James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan as a couple who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.

She is a charity worker, coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity and the daughter of a dentist father and an ‘old socialist’ mother - the only grandparent still around.

He, meanwhile, is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy and has been forced to furlough his staff and take up growing vegetables - something he’s very proud of.

And Artie, their 10-year-old son is the one thing that has kept his parents' relationship together... until lockdown.


5. Celebrity Gogglebox

Friday 18th June at 10pm on Channel 4

Celebrity Gogglebox always secures some brilliant names, but the decision to book Anne-Marie and Sir Tom Jones for this latest series, has to be the show's best booking to date. I never knew I wanted to watch Sir Tom swear at the telly so much.

Last week, we watched as Anne-Marie explained Naked Attraction to Sir Tom, celebrated her fellow The Voice coach's 81st birthday with two cakes and face-planted the sofa whilst trying to recreate that famous Dirty Dancing routine.

This week, at the later time of 10pm, they'll join fellow telly-watchers; Babatúndé Aléshé and Mo Gilligan, Denise Van Outen and Eddie Boxshall, Nick and Liv Grimshaw, Shaun Ryder & Bez, Gyles Brandreth & Maureen Lipman, Martin and Roman Kemp and back from this week are Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford!



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