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WHAT TO WATCH 13-19 August

This week's best telly includes plenty of entertainment, including the return of The Big Breakfast and two brand new dramas.

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

1. The Big Breakfast

Saturday 13th August at 10am on Channel 4

AJ Odudu and Mo Gilligan first hosted The Big Breakfast in September 2021 as part of Channel 4's Black to Front Project and now it's bursting back onto our screens over four weeks on Saturday mornings.

With its original riotous spirit and joyful energy, the live two-and-a-half-hour show will see Mo and AJ joined bright and early by brilliant guests to dissect the hot topics of the day. On the first show of the series, Mo and AJ will be joined by Daniel Kaluuya, Rita Ora, Joel Dommett, Aitch and chef Big Has with more guest names to be announced.

Elsewhere, Judi Love is back grilling guests in the On the Bed Interview, Melvin Odoom and Harriet Rose are out and about on the streets of the UK playing Hot Sausage with members of the public, and Big Breakfast newsreader Phil Gayle returns to deliver the morning's headlines.

1/4 Continues weekly

2. Marriage

Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August at 9pm on BBC One

Stefan Golaszewski, the man responsible for Him & Her and Mum, is back with a new series and this time it's a drama following married couple Ian and Emma, played by Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, as they negotiate the ups and downs of their 30-year marriage.

We see them dealing with the insecurities, ambiguities, hopes and fears that are part of all marriages, as the drama explores the risks and the gifts of a long-term intimate relationship.

In the first episode, Ian and Emma are back from their holiday in Spain and return to their normal lives. Ian has recently been made redundant and is beginning to adapt to his new existence and Emma is doing well at work and trying to balance that with Ian’s feelings.

1-2/4 Continues weekly

3. Red Rose

Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August at 10pm on BBC Three

BBC Three don't often make original drama, but when they do, it tends to be something rather special, and with an eight-part horror series on the way from the same production company as Sex Education, Red Rose promises to be unmissable.

Set in the long hot summer following GCSEs, Red Rose explores the intoxicating relationship between teenagers and their online lives as our heroes’ friendships are infiltrated by the Red Rose app, which blooms on their smartphones, threatening them with dangerous consequences if they don’t meet its demands.

The app exposes the group to a seemingly supernatural entity and the seductive, terrifying power of the dark web. Six months on from the death of Red Rose’s first victim, attention turns to a group of teenage mates from Bolton.

With summer stretching out in front of them and an infinite sense of possibilities, one of the gang downloads the mysterious Red Rose app and plans change. But what starts innocently as a game of admiration, rapidly descends into something much darker.

1-2/8 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

4. A League of Their Own

Thursday 18th August at 9pm on Sky Max

Despite some line-up changes and a new host, A League of Their Own remains one of the best panel shows on television and as it returns for a 17th series, host Romesh Ranganathan and team captain Jamie Redknapp are joined by Micah Richards!

He'll be joining the Blue Team as a regular panellist, teaming up with a rotating cast of guest captains. Joining the boys this week will be West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, comedians Josh Widdecombe and Jo Brand and BBC Radio 1's Jordan North.

Together, they'll put Declan's first touch to the ultimate test, walk on flaming hot coals and even perform a Hip Hop Classic with Declan Rice as frontman.

1/8 Continues weekly

5. Bad Sisters

Friday 19th August on Apple TV+

Sharon Horgan returns to our screens this week on Apple TV+ in brand new comedic murder mystery series Bad Sisters in which she stars alongside Eve Hewson, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Claes Bang.

Bad Sisters follows the lives of the tight-knit Garvey sisters, who have always looked out for each other. When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intent and set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had ample reason to kill him.

1-2/10 Continues weekly


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