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WHAT TO WATCH 15-21 June

Time to return to the House of the Dragon.


This week's best telly includes the highly anticipated return of House of the Dragon, the return of BBC Three comedy Peacock as well as the first of a two-part finale for the latest series of Doctor Who. And Adam Lambert fronts an eye-opening music documentary as part of ITV's Pride celebrations.


Here are 4 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Doctor Who

Saturday 15th June at 6.30pm on BBC One

FINALE PART ONE


In the first of a two-part finale, The Legend of Ruby Sunday sees The Doctor and UNIT investigate Ruby's past.


But as the Time Window reveals horrifying secrets from Christmas Eve, the mysterious Triad Technology unleash the greatest evil of all.


The episode also stars Lenny Rush as Morris, and when the news of his casting was revealed, Russell T Davies said "He joins the TARDIS team just in time for the Doctor’s greatest nightmare, so hold on tight!" - so we're in for a real treat!


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2. House of the Dragon

Monday 17th June at 2am or 9pm on Sky Atlantic

RETURNING DRAMA


House of the Dragon, returns this week for its second season. Based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, the series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.


Returning cast includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. With Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham also returning.


New cast includes Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh, Tom Bennett as Ulf, Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne.


1/8 Continues weekly. Available from 2am



3. Peacock

Tuesday 18th June at 9pm and 9.30pm on BBC Three

RETURNING COMEDY


As BBC Three's hit comedy Peacock returns, self-styled gym god Andy, played by Allan Mustafa, feels he's losing his manly mojo and it hits him right in the ego. Is there more to life than pecs and posing?


Liz has disappeared, leaving a vacuum at the gym that Andy and Jay compete to fill. With his body positivity classes struggling and his relationship drifting, can Andy afford to lose?


And when Andy starts at the new gym, it's not long before he's spooked by high-energy fitness influencer Kara’s talk of high standards. Will he be fired in his first week? And will his long-distance bromance with Spooner survive?


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



4. Adam Lambert: Out, Loud and Proud

Wednesday 19th June at 9pm on ITV1

BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARY


In what promises to be an eye-opening music documentary, Adam Lambert, having faced censorship in the US, brings his unique perspective to explore how British LGBTQ+ artists have fought for their place in the music industry.


Through candid interviews with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, reflecting on queer icon Freddie Mercury, to intimate conversations with Andy Bell of 80’s pop duo Erasure, and Skin from 90’s band Skunk Anansie, the first Black British artist to headline Glastonbury, and British pop icon MNEK, Lambert uncovers the groundbreaking stories of these artists.


Each one not only defined their decade but also battled for queer rights, pushing against a music industry that often demanded conformity for success.


In the final part, this documentary dives into the final frontier of LGBTQ+ rights in the 21st century. Featuring actress and singer Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, the first trans woman to win a Golden Globe for her role in "Pose", the film reveals how language, tropes and negative coverage once used against cisgender gay and lesbian people in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s are still used to target the trans community today.


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