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WHAT TO WATCH 19-25 August

This week sees every favourite (but useless) estate agent return to our screens in a new series of Stath Lets Flats, Dad's Army is back with a recreation of some lost episodes and get ready to don your flat cap again because Peaky Blinders is back.

Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Stath Lets Flats

Monday 19th August at 10pm on Channel 4

It's been over a year since the first series of Jamie Demetriou's cult hit Stath Lets Flats, yet it seems like series two has come around rather quickly. Perhaps that's because filming only stopped at the end of June.

Either way it's back and I couldn't be happier and in this new series, Stath struggles with brash new boss Julian (his old enemy from rivals Smethwicks) and the smart new clients he attracts.

Looking to move on from his dreams of being manager, Stah wants to find his own home and start a family while his sister Sophie struggles to move on from her crush on shy co-worker Al.


2. Kathy Burke: All Woman

Tuesday 20th August at 10pm on Channel 4

Kathy has never wanted children and this week as her series All Woman continues, she explores the experiences of women who have chosen motherhood and asks if the reality of 'having it all' is simply another pressure on women.

Kathy meets Joanna, a high-flying financial analyst in the City of London in her mid-thirties who has decided to freeze her eggs. Kathy follows her through the procedure and learns about the likelihood that a baby will result.

Kathy also visits her old friend actor Samantha Morton, a Hollywood star just home from filming The Walking Dead in LA who has three children but acknowledges that some women, like Kathy, do not have the mothering gene. And comedian Katherine Ryan talks very candidly about her experience of work and motherhood.


3. Deep Water

Wednesday 21st August at 9pm on ITV

This week as Deep Water continues, Lisa tries to make amends for her part in Lucinda’s disappearance but is starting to see a different side to Kate and Guy.

Loyal husband Joe tells her to focus on their own family, particularly their daughter Sally, who has really taken the events to heart. Guy learns that Sally has been keeping information from the investigation and storms round to Lisa’s farmhouse screaming abuse at the whole family, before turning vigilante on the kid suspected of being Lucinda’s boyfriend.

Meanwhile Detective Constable Joanne Aspinall starts to look into the Rivertys’ family history and suspects that Guy is not all that he seems. With Joe telling her to stay away from Kate, Lisa finds herself in trouble at home and in trouble with the Rivertys. And when Kate suggests she may know about more about Lisa than she’s letting on, Lisa starts to panic - is Kate threatening her?


4. This Way Up

Thursday 22nd August at 10pm on Channel 4

It's been available as a boxset on All4 since the first episode has aired, but if you want to watch it again or simply prefer a weekly dose, the Aisling Bea's This Way Up continues this week as Aine and Richard's relationship gets complicated.

Finding herself inadvertently invited to dinner, Aine leaves early after an awkward misunderstanding and concocts a lie to spend the weekend with Shona, much to the annoyance of her boyfriend Vish.

Pushed out of the house by a frustrated Shona, Aine pays a visit to a psychic before an unexpected blind date goes horribly wrong. Meanwhile Shona and Charlotte grow closer as Shona opens up about her worries for her sister.


5. The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Friday 23rd August at 10pm on Channel 4

It's a shame that The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan has come to an end so soon, although I'm almost certain a recommission is on the cards. It's original, entertaining and feature a star of the future - Channel 4 would be fools to let Mo go.

Nursery Grimes has become a runaway hit format from within the show, where the guests sing nursery rhymes in the style of popular songs - the best example still being Jessie J from episode one singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm to the tune of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.

Guests for the final episode are yet to be announced.


6. Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes

Sunday 25th August at 8pm on Gold

They've not been seen for 50 years, but this week Gold are bringing the three lost episodes of Dad's Army (missing, believed wiped) back using the original scripts by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, with an all-star cast

Kevin McNally plays Captain Mainwaring whilst Robert Bathurst takes on the role of Sergeant Wilson, Kevin Eldon plays Lance Corporal Jones, David Hayman plays Private Frazer, Timothy West plays Private Godfrey, Tom Rosenthal plays Private Pike and Mathew Horne plays Private Walker.

Stripped across three consecutive nights, the first episode is The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker which sees Private Walker called up to the army, but as the Home Guard's source of supplies, Captain Mainwaring decides to use all his standing as an officer and a bank manager to have Walker excused from military service. Meanwhile, Jones and co try to ensure that Walker fails his army medical.


7. Peaky Blinders

Sunday 25th August at 9pm on BBC One

Peaky Blinders is back and it's moved to BBC One launching in the same slot Bodyguard had last year, the fifth series finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.

When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future - but that of the entire nation.

It's 1929. While his family deals with the repercussions of the Wall Street Crash, Tommy Shelby MP faces new dangers from unexpected quarters.


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