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WHAT TO WATCH 14-20 May

This week's best telly includes a fond farewell to Derry Girls, another Sally Rooney adaptation for BBC Three and of course, the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and so much more!


Here are 9 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Saturday 14th May at 8pm on BBC One


With the UK riding so close to the top of the betting odds for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, could Sam Ryder finally be the UK act that can take us all the way to the top of that pesky leaderboard?


As the world’s biggest music competition returns, so too will Graham Norton who will commentate his 13th Eurovision Song Contest, this time live from Turin. And for the first time ever, TV presenter, AJ Odudu will be taking the reins of the Eurovision Spokesperson, as she will be delivering the results of the UK professional jury vote live from Salford.


The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 itself will be broadcast live from The Pala Olimpico Arena in Turin and hosted by Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika.


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2. Conversations with Friends

Sunday 15th May at 10pm and 10.30pm on BBC Three


Following the huge success of Normal People, BBC Three have another Sally Rooney adaptation up their sleeves, and this time it's her debut novel, Conversations with Friends.


Alison Oliver plays Frances who is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi, played by Sasha Lane, is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa, played by Jemima Kirke, an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair.


Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick, played by Joe Alwyn, a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dear.


1-2/12 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch



3. The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show

Monday 16th May at 9pm on BBC Two


Following the success of their #1 hit podcast Shagged.Married.Annoyed., real-life husband and wife Chris and Rosie Ramsey are bringing The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show to BBC Two.


Each week, the startlingly honest pair will be joined by a celebrity couple to poke fun at life. Growing up, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting and everything in between.


With a host of other regular features and big star guests, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show promises late-night laughs and plenty of chances for viewers to get involved. Plus, of course, they’ll be asking the question that kick-started a thousand relationship re-evaluations, "What's your beef?"


1/6 Continues weekly



4. The Time Traveler's Wife

Monday 16th May at 9pm on Sky Atlantic


Based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger of the same, The Time Traveler’s Wife has been adapted by Steven Moffat and tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem... time travel.


This intricate and magical love story stars Rose Leslie as Clare Abshire, Theo James as Henry DeTamble, Desmin Borges as Gomez and Natasha Lopez as Charisse.


1/6 Continues weekly



5. Floodlights

Tuesday 17th May at 9pm on BBC Two


BBC Two's new 80-minute drama Floodlights, tells the impactful and important story of Andy Woodward, played by Gerard Kearns.


Andy Woodward is a former professional footballer whose brave revelations in November 2016 about the horrific sexual abuse he suffered as a youth player sent shockwaves throughout the industry and across the globe.


Floodlights depicts Andy’s life, from a boy with a passion for the game to a successful professional footballer who seemingly has the world at his feet, until, no longer able to ignore the haunting memories of the abuse he was subject to by his youth coach Barry Bennell. his career is cut short.


It examines the power and control held by Bennell, grooming young players and their families with the promise of making their dreams come true. Starring alongside Gerard Kearns are Jonas Armstrong, Morven Christie and Steve Edge.


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6. Derry Girls

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May at 9pm on Channel 4


It's a bittersweet moment for any Derry Girls fan this week as Lisa McGee's close to perfect comedy comes to an end. But there was good news the other week that as the third and final series comes to and it will be followed the next day with a special hour-long special.


In the official series three finale, there's no bigger night in Derry than Halloween and the gang have miraculously secured tickets to the gig of the century and the chance to meet their idol, Fatboy Slim. But when Da Gerry arrives unannounced, it becomes clear that life will never be the same again for our Derry Girls.


The following night, in a special extended final episode, we return to Derry one year later, as the gang prepare for their final year of school. It's the week of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement, but its timing couldn't be any worse, as the highlight of the year, Erin and Orla's joint 18th birthday party, threatens to be overshadowed.


While the family try to get their heads around the possible outcomes of the vote, the gang realise that they may not be ready for what the future holds.


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7. Hypothetical

Wednesday 18th May at 10pm on Dave


Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster return this week for the fourth series of their hit show on Dave, Hypothetical.


Over five rounds, two teams of comedians have to think fast as they are faced with a series of completely made-up scenarios and interrogated on their approach to each one.


In the first episode of the new series, Josh and James are joined by Richard Ayoade, Guz Khan, Maisie Adam and Chloe Petts.


1/8 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch



8. Spreadsheet

Wednesday 18th May at 10.05pm and 10.40pm on Channel 4


In this brand new Australian comedy, bought by Channel 4, Katherine Parkinson stars as Lauren, a divorced, hectic mother-of-two who is looking for sex without commitment.


Answering a call from a horny guy while her child has a meltdown about toothpaste, struggling to find that crucial piece of paperwork for court and dealing with ridiculous questions from her twit of an ex-husband Jake, is not the erotic experience she’s after. To get what she wants, Lauren is going to need a watertight planner.


With the help of her best friend Alex, played by Rowan Witt, Lauren develops the ‘Spreadsheet’, a database of sex options, customised to ensure her sushi train of sex rolls around with variety and order amidst the chaos of her life. What Lauren didn’t expect was a slew of needy men, which apparently even a well-managed excel tracker can’t control.


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9. Life & Beth

Wednesday 18th May on Disney+


Written, directed and executive-produced by Amy Schumer, Life & Beth tells the story of Beth whose life would look pretty great on paper.


Impressive to everyone she grew up with, she makes a good living as a wine distributor, she’s in a long-term relationship with a successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever.


Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey towards building a bigger, bolder and more authentic life, learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward.


Life & Beth also stars Michael Cera, Susannah Flood and Violet Young. Guest stars include Kevin Kane, Yamaneika Saunders, Laura Benanti, Larry Owens, Michael Rapaport, Rosebud Baker and LaVar Walker.


1-10/10 All episodes available at launch


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