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Vicky McClure? We're in!

This week's best telly includes a new Vicky McClure led drama, the return of Apple TV+'s hit comedy Trying as well the start of the tenth series of The Great British Sewing Bee with new host Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

And if reality TV is more your vibe, then you're in luck because not only does The Karadshians return to Disney+ for its fifth season but Netflix are launching Buying London for all those missing Selling Sunset.

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

1. The Great British Sewing Bee

Tuesday 21st May at 9pm on BBC One


As The Great British Sewing Bee returns for its 10th series, it's time for a new host and following in the footsteps of Claudia Winkleman, Joe Lycett and Sara Pascoe is Kiell Smith-Bynoe who also hosted the 2023 Christmas special.

He'll be welcoming 12 brand new sewers to the sewing room and in the first week, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young task them with challenges inspired by the very first set in our first series. For their first Pattern Challenge, it’s a denim A-line midiskirt.

For the 90-minute Transformation Challenge, rather than altering the neckline of a T-shirt, they have to transform it into a completely new garment. And finally, in the Made-to-Measure, the sewers meet their models for the first time to make their interpretation of a casual day dress.

Who will impress the judges and win Garment of the Week, and whose hopes of staying in the competition won’t last beyond week one?

1/10 Continues weekly

2. Buying London

Wednesday 22nd May on Netflix


Netflix's latest reality series is for fans of Selling Sunset and Selling the OC as this time they're heading to London for Buying London.

Buying London follows property mogul Daniel Daggers and his ambitious team of agents at DDRE Global as they take on and challenge London’s luxury property market.

The talented team set out to conquer the super prime high-end real estate market from the prestigious streets of Mayfair to the exclusive enclaves of Holland Park as we follow the group as they navigate the intricacies of their personal lives as well as striving to make their mark in the glamorous world of luxury real estate.

All episodes available at launch

3. Trying

Wednesday 22nd May on Apple TV+


Trying on Apple TV+ is one of the most underrated comedies on television and I'm so glad it's back for its fourth series and as we rejoin Nikki and Jason, played by Esther Smith and Rafe Spall, we we fast-forward six years and discover that they are now experienced adopters having built a lovely little nuclear family, enriched by an extraordinary support network.

However, as their teenage daughter, Princess, starts to yearn for a connection with her birth mother, Nikki and Jason find themselves confronted with the ultimate test of their parenting skills.

1-2/8 Continues weekly

4. The Kardashians

Thursday 23rd May on Disney+


As The Kardashians returns to Disney+ for its fifth season and just when you think life can't get any faster in the Kardashian Jenner family, they punch it into overdrive.

From the big screen to baby bliss, the family continues to defy expectations in all their endeavors. Cameras roll as Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie navigate contentious sister dynamics, all under the watchful eye of everyone's favorite matriarch, Kris.

1/ Continues weekly

5. Insomnia

Thursday 23rd May on Paramount+


Vicky McClure leads Paramount+'s newest drama Insomnia, which has been adapted from the novel of the same name by Sarah Pinborough. She stars as successful career woman Emma Averill who fears she might be losing her mind when her hard-won dream life starts to turn into a nightmare.

A couple of weeks before her 40th birthday, Emma stops sleeping, just as her mother had done right before she suffered a violent psychotic breakdown on the night of her own fortieth birthday. Emma’s mother always told her she’d go the same way, that she had the same “bad blood” and now Emma’s terrified it’s true.

As events worsen, Emma’s world starts to unravel and she realises that only by investigating the truth of her painful past, can she find the answers to her present and prevent tragedy from striking a second time.

Insomnia also stars Tom Cullen as Emma’s loving husband Robert, Smylie Bradwell and India Fowler as Emma and Robert's children, Will and Chloe, Leanne Best as Emma’s estranged sister Phoebe, Corinna Marlowe as Emma’s mother Patricia and Lyndsey Marshal as Emma’s friend and confidante, Caroline.

1-2/6 Continues weekly


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