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WHAT TO WATCH 17-23 June

This week's best telly includes plenty to get you laughing, including Chris McCausland's new Channel 4 travelogue, Jayde Adams' new ITVX comedy, Bridget Christie's new Channel 4 comedy as well as the return of And Just Like That... and There She Goes.

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

1. The Wonders Of The World I Can't See

Monday 19th June at 10pm on Channel 4

In a new four-part travelogue for Channel 4, comedian Chris McCausland goes across the globe to explore some of the world’s most iconic, unforgettable world landmarks, but in a new and unique way that discovers things the ordinary traveller might miss as Chris is blind.

Each episode sees Chris joined by a different special celebrity guest as his travelling companion. As well as trying to bring these magnificent places to life with their words alone, the celebrity companions will do their best to prove to Chris that there’s much more to visiting these places than just what they look like. Will they manage to convince him that it was worth getting off his couch after all?

In the opening episode, Chris explores The Acropolis in Athens with legendary comedian Harry Hill before visiting The Colosseum in Rome with Tom Allen in episode 2, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan with Guz Khan in episode 3 and Niagara Falls in Canada with Liza Tarbuck in episode 4.

Read my interview with Chris McCausland soon.

1/4 Continues weekly

2. There She Goes

Friday 23rd June at 9.30pm on BBC One

There She Goes, the BBC comedy based on the real-life experiences of writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, whose daughter was born with an extremely rare chromosomal disorder, is back for an hour-long special.

There She Goes follows the day-to-day life of Rosie Yates, played by Miley Locke, a severely learning disabled girl and her family, dad Simon, played by David Tennant, mum Emily, played by Jessica Hynes, and older brother Ben, played by Edan Hayhurst.

This special will see the family struggling to deal with now 13-year-old Rosie's increasingly wild behaviour as she tries to comprehend puberty, while they search to unlock the secrets of Rosie's chromosomal condition.


3. The Change

Wednesday 21st June at 10pm and 10.35pm on Channel 4

Channel 4's newest comedy The Change, comes from comedian Bridget Christie who also plays Linda, a 50-year-old, married mother of two who's convinced she's got early onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called.

But when her GP tells her it is, in fact, menopause, she feels invigorated and empowered by this information and decides to do something for herself for a change. Dusting off her old Triumph, she heads to the Forest of Dean to find a time capsule she hid in a tree as a child, in an attempt to reconnect with the person that she used to be.

On day one in town, Linda rents a rancid old caravan from Agnes, played by Susan Lynch and Carmel, played by Monica Dolan, AKA the Eel Sisters and meets Tony, played by Paul Whitehouse at the local pub, whose problematic, outdated views last about as long as it takes you to buy him a pint.

But just as she's settling into her new life, Linda inadvertently sets in motion a white lie that quickly snowballs.

1-2/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

4. Ruby Speaking

Thursday 22nd June on ITVX

ITVX's latest original comedy Ruby Speaking stars Jayde Adams as Ruby, a newly-single, fun and irreverent member of the customer service team at the Bristol call centre of Hellocom.

Ruby is the life and soul of her workplace. She struggles to read from the prepared script that work and life have foisted upon her, choosing instead to walk her own chaotic path and the series follows Ruby and her ragtag bunch of colleagues as they live, love, laugh and enter a choir competition they have no business being in.

Alongside Jayde Adams in the title role, the cast also features Katherine Kelly as Vicki, Sam Swainsbury as Mark, Joe Sims as Tom, Jamal Franklin as Cameron, Nicky Goldie as Donna, Amy-Leigh Hickman as Ellie, Dan Hiscox as Craig and Kiera Lester as Melons.

1-6/6 All episodes available at launch

5. And Just Like That...

Thursday 22nd June at 9pm and 10pm on Sky Comedy

Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That... is back for a second season, once again following Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis and there's a cameo promised in this season from Kim Cattrall as Samantha.

1-2/11 Continues weekly


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