WHAT TO WATCH 17-23 July

This week's best telly includes a celebration of comedy's funniest women, an emotional new documentary on the late Amy Winehouse, the return of Mo Gilligan's late-night Channel 4 show and more!


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


1. French & Saunders: Funny Women

Saturday 17th July at 9pm on Gold


Who better to celebrate comedy's funniest women than iconic comedy duo French & Saunders? In French & Saunders: Funny Women, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders reunite on the set of their classic sketch show to celebrate the very best females in comedy.


Over the course of two hours, French & Saunders take us through their inspirations and discuss who makes them laugh as they watch their favourite moments from the comedy archive. Expect exclusive anecdotes, plenty of silliness and guaranteed laughs.


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2. Baptiste

Sunday 18th July at 9pm on BBC One


This week on BBC One, Tchéky Karyo returns as retired police investigator, Julien Baptiste in the second and final series of The Missing spin-off, Baptiste. But he is not the man we knew before.


After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed his wife Celia away and is looking for any distraction – whether that be the bottom of a bottle or a new case - to consume him.


Fiona Shaw joins as British Ambassador Emma Chambers, whose whole family disappears whilst on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains and it's up to Baptiste to immerse himself into her world, in order to find her husband and two sons.


However, when the case turns into something far more brutal and desperate, Julien must navigate a Hungarian police force he doesn’t trust and unrelenting media interest who are hungry for information on such a high-profile international case.


Julien must remain rational in the face of chaos in order to find Emma’s family. Will he be able to solve his most complex case yet?


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3. Ted Lasso

Friday 23rd July on Apple TV+


Ted Lasso, the surprise comedy hit of 2020, based on a character from a 2013 NBC Sports promo, quickly became the most successful comedy on Apple TV+ and this month it's back for an extended 12-episode second season ahead of an already confirmed third season.


The series follows American football coach Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis who was hired by a wealthy divorcée to coach the English soccer team, AFC Richmond - despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination and biscuits.


Following a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City in the season one finale, AFC Richmond faced relegation and Ted Lasso decided to hand in his resignation. But owner Rebecca Welton was having none of it and as Ted Lasso returns for a second season, Ted faces the difficult challenge of returning AFC Richmond to the Premier League? Can he pull off one of football's greatest comeback stories?


Sarah Niles joins season two as a sports psychologist, brought in to work with AFC Richmond. She'll star alongside returning cast members; Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Toheeb Jimoh, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.


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4. Reclaiming Amy

Friday 23rd July at 9pm on BBC Two


To mark the 10-year anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse, her closest family and friends, who were with her throughout her life, reveal the truth about the music icon and the impact that her loss has had on them.


Amy’s mother Janis, who has never spoken in depth before, wants to reclaim the legacy of her daughter, celebrating Amy as the complex, strong and incredible woman she was and giving a different version of events from the story of the singer so often told.


With access to never-before-seen family archives and rare musical performances, this highly personal and powerful account of the life and death of one of Britain’s best-loved musicians offers a new interpretation of her life, her loves and her legacy.


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5. The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Friday 23rd July at 10pm on Channel 4


Two years on from its launch, Mo Gilligan is back with a brand new series of his BAFTA-winning entertainment show The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, with guests Lily Allen, Jack Whitehall and Nathalie Emmanuel.


It promises to be back bigger and better than before as Mo puts the fun into Friday nights as he's joined in the studio by a dazzling array of famous faces from the worlds of entertainment, music and sport, plus house band The Compozers who for one night only, will be joined by guest vocalist Anne-Marie in the opening show of the new series.


Across the series, we'll be treated to hilarious sketches featuring Mo's trademark characters, more iconic Nursery Grimes, unmissable music performances and one-of-a-kind studio games where the audience could win some incredible prizes. And the action doesn't end there, as Mo takes the party out onto the streets of the UK, seeking to make the public the real stars of the show.


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