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WHAT TO WATCH 17-23 July

This week’s best telly includes a new series from Bake Off winner Nadiya, a new weekly political show and of course the final week of Love Island.

Here are the 5 shows you have to watch this week...

1. Nadiya's British Food Adventure

Monday 17th July at 8:30pm on BBC Two

Since winning The Great British Bake Off back in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has hardly been away from our screens. This week she embarks on a culinary road trip around Britain, meeting food producers and pioneers and creating delicious new recipes using their produce.

In this first episode, her adventure begins close to where she lives, in the Home Counties. She starts with one of the first things she learnt to make as a child, cheese scones, which she serves with chive butter.

Her next stop is in Milton Keynes where she meets Turan, a former fireman who now runs a cooking school dedicated to teaching people how to smoke their own food. Her final Home Counties recipe is an Eton Mess cheesecake that marries the famous dessert created at Eton School with a cheesecake base.


2. Love Island

Monday 17th July - Sunday 23rd July at 9pm on ITV2

With the Love Island final confirmed for Monday 24th July, this week is the last full week of villa action before we crown our winners.

Still going strong are Kem and Amber, Gabby and Marcel, Jamie and Camilla and Montana and Alex. Chris and Olivia have recouped but aren't exactly the strongest couple in the villa. But will they be beaten to glory by new couple Mike and Tyla? What about Sam and Georgia? Could they be the real dark horses of the competition? It certainly looked that way in last night’s show. With only seven show remaining it’s all to play for...

3. Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay

Tuesday 18th July from 10am on BBC Three

Outspoken frontman of Years & Years Olly Alexander fronts this eye-opening and timely film, Growing Up Gay.

In the one-off where he explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues as he opens up about his own long-term battles with depression.

Recent figures show that more than 40% of LGBT+ people will experience a significant mental health problem, compared to around 25% of the whole population, and are more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide.

Olly is a powerful voice on mental health, bullying and LGBT+ rights. He has broken taboos with music videos that celebrate queer identities and spoken openly about his own sexuality, as well as his ongoing struggles with anxiety.

In the film he joins young people on their journeys battling issues that parallel his own - from homophobic bullying to eating and anxiety disorders - and along the way he’ll ask what can be done to address them.


4. The Mash Report

Thursday 20th July at 10pm on BBC Two

This week sees the launch of BBC Two's response to Brexit, Trump and everything in between, The Mash Report.

Nish Kumar hosts this lightning-quick, satirical and surreal news show that will keep audiences informed on everything that has happened, or not happened, that week. All with the writers from The Daily Mash.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, Nish will be helped by his news team including made up of brilliant comedic talent Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen and Rachel Parris.

They will analyse the week’s news stories, brilliantly lampooning everything from hard news to showbiz and zeitgeist cultural phenomena.

Roving reporters will deliver special reports giving robust and up-to-the-minute analysis of the headlines that really matter: Lib Dems To Get Website; Luxury Watch Successfully Impresses Fellow Bell-ends; There Is No Ball, Admit Table Tennis Players - all giving a fascinating insight in to this post-truth world we live in.


5. Ill Behaviour

Saturday 22nd July from 10am from BBC iPlayer

New comedy thriller Ill Behaviour is premiering this week in its entirety on BBC iPlayer before being shown on BBC Two later this year.

Written by Sam Bain (Peep Show), the series stars Tom Riley, Chris Geere, Jessica Reegan and Lizzy Caplan.

When Joel gets divorced it brings him a £2 million settlement and reunites him with his best friends from sixth form, New Age Charlie and IT nerd Tess.

Charlie in particular is a crutch for Joel, and gets him dating again. On his first date he meets a sexy and unpredictable doctor, Nadia.

But just as Joel has reconnected with his friends he discovers that Charlie has been diagnosed with cancer - Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. And he’s horrified to learn that he is refusing chemotherapy.

Joel recruits Tess and Nadia to try and persuade Charlie to change his mind, but to no avail. Refusing to give up, Joel uses his "dirty divorce money" to rent a remote country house and buy black-market chemotherapy drugs.

He enlists Tess to join him in kidnapping Charlie and sedating him while they administer the chemo. However doing so is not quite as easy as they hoped, and Joel decides to hire Nadia to stay with them as their live-in doctor. All is going to plan - until Charlie tries to escape.



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