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WHAT TO WATCH 15-21 July

This week on telly, GameFace returns for a second series, Mo Gilligan launches his own show on Channel 4 and the Fab Five are back with more fabulous makeovers,

Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Nadiya's Time to Eat

Monday 15th July at 8pm on BBC Two

Former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain returns to our screens this week with her time-saving kitchen tips to make sure that everyone has more time to spend doing the things they love, with the people they love.

In the first episode of this new six-part series, Nadiya reveals a nifty trick for turning pancakes into a mouth-watering raspberry and peanut butter tray bake, makes a cracking omelette wrap and offers a cheat’s guide to a zesty haddock, with the fastest roast potatoes ever.

On the road, she joins a shift at the largest mushroom producer in the country to find out what it takes to meet our insatiable demand for this fast, flexible and flavour-packed ingredient. And in Kent, Nadiya goes to the rescue of an overstretched mum as one of her ultimate fast-food fixes transforms the family's mealtimes.


2. Dark Money

Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th July at 9pm on BBC One

This week sees Levi David Addai's new drama starring Jill Halfpenny and Babou Ceesay, Dark Money, come to a conclusion over two nights on BBC One.

Last week we saw Manny and Sam Mensah accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the molestation of their child, but at what cost?

With Isaac facing rejection on the next film, he spirals out of control and the family starts to fracture as the truth starts to come out and Jess plays a dangerous game with the press. With Isaac in hospital, Manny and Sam are threatened by Jotham’s lawyer and both decide to seek justice for their son, but in very different ways.


3. Year of the Rabbit

Monday 15th July at 10pm on Channel 4

All good things must come to an end and sadly this week that's applied to Year of the Rabbit, Channel 4's hilarious comedy set in Victorian London starring Matt Berry, Susan Wokoma and Freddie Fox.

The final episode in the series finds Rabbit having been fired for misconduct and with Larkham threatening to press charges for his assault and have him thrown in gaol, things are not looking good for him.

But the situation gets a whole lot worse when he wakes up with blood all over his hands and the butchered corpse of Larkham lying opposite him. It's clear that Rabbit has either been framed or committed a murder.

Oh and keep an eye out for a very special cameo at the end of the episode.


4. GameFace

Wednesday 17th July at 10pm on Channel 4

It was a pilot in 2014, a series on E4 in 2017 and now Roisin Conaty's brilliantly funny comedy GameFace, in which she plays an aspiring actress with a chaotic life and big dreams, is back for a second series, this time on Channel 4.

In the first episode, we see Marcella finally take her driving test, but will she pass? And if she does, what does that mean for her and driving instructor Jon who she's fallen for? As Marcella continues life coaching sessions with her therapist, they're now joined by a student called Frances.

Elsewhere, her neighbour Linda is convinced that she's being followed. Marcella witnesses flatmate Caroline calling boyfriend Mark a "filthy rat" during sex and when Marcella visits her Mum she finds her ex, Simon in a compromising position.

Read my interview with Roisin Conaty here.


5. Queer Eye

Friday 19th July on Netflix

Series 3 of Queer Eye only launched on Netflix in March but already we're getting another dose of the Fab Five as they head to Kansas City for series four.

Not much is known about the new series, but fro watching the trailer we know that Jonathan Van Ness returns to his high school to make over his old orchestra teacher.


6. The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Friday 19th July at 10pm on Channel 4

He's one of the UK's finest new comedians and the breakout star of 2018 thanks to a sellout tour and a co-hosting job on The Big Narstie Show and now Mo Gilligan has been given his own primetime show on Channel 4.

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan is putting the fun back into Friday nights with a raucous night where everyone's a guest. The show promises celebrity chat, music performances, characters sketches and studio games where viewers at home will have a chance to win prizes.

In the first episode, Mo will be joined by Steve Coogan, Jessie J, Asim Chaudhry and a surprise special guest.

Read my interview with Mo Gilligan on Wednesday.


7. The Voice Kids UK

Saturday 20th July at 8pm on ITV

This year's series of The Voice Kids UK has been brilliant and this week sees the semi-final take place as just three acts remain in each team.

Competing in the semi-final for Team Danny are Sam, for Team Pixie are Liam, Gracie-Jayne

and Chloe, for Team Jessie J are Amaree, Keira and Pheobie and for Team Will are Lil Shan Shan, Raphael and the first duo ever to reach the final, David and Ammani.

But who will be one step closer to winning a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education and a family holiday to Universal Orlando Resort and a place in next week's live final. You'll have to watch to find out.


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