top of page

WHAT TO WATCH 19-25 August

Dating, Hollywood dreams, comedy and more!

This week's best telly includes the return of Celebs Go Dating and Never Mind the Buzzcocks as well as Rosie Jones' Disability Comedy Extravaganza. Elsewhere, Netflix launch new drama Who is Erin Carter? and Line of Duty favourite Tommy Jessop heads to Hollywood for a new documentary.

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

1. Celebs Go Dating

Sunday 20th August at 9pm on E4

The Celebrity Dating Agency opens its doors again this week for a new batch of love-starved celebrities, all hoping to find their perfect match in a brand new series of Celebs Go Dating.

Joining the agency in this series are: Love Island bombshell Chloe Burrows, national treasure Vanessa Feltz, Love Island star Adam Collard, model and OnlyFans fave Lottie Moss, Made in Chelsea's posh boy Mark-Francis Vandelli, and YouTube funnyman Spuddz.

But the celebrities aren't the only newbies on the block; the agency is growing too. Joining Paul C Brunson and Anna Williamson's dream team of agents is the new resident sexpert and professor of human communications Dr Tara Suwinyattichaiporn.

Under the watchful eyes of the agents and organised by client coordinator Tom Read Wilson, the celebs attend their first mixer, where they must pluck up the courage to ask strangers out on a date.

In the first episode, Vanessa chokes, Mark-Francis makes a surprising choice, Lottie and Chloe realise they have the same taste in men, and Adam and Spuddz go head-to-head to win the heart of an English rose. But who will get the girl?

1-5/20 Continues Sundays to Thursdays

2. Tommy Jessop Goes to Hollywood

Monday 21st August at 9pm on BBC One

Line of Duty actor Tommy Jessop is on a mission to show that people with Down syndrome can play heroes too in this one-off documentary for BBC One.

He’s starred in high-profile TV programmes and short films, and now he wants to be a leading man. But the right roles are not being offered to him, so Tommy decides to take matters into his own hands.

With the help of his brother, filmmaker Will Jessop, Tommy sets off on an epic creative journey to develop his own superhero movie and pitch it in Hollywood. This is a warm, funny and original documentary about daring to dream, created by Tommy and Will.


3. Rosie Jones' Disability Comedy Extravaganza

Tuesday 22nd August on UKTV Play

Popular comedian Rosie Jones is back with another series of her Disability Comedy Extravaganza, this time exclusively on UKTV Play, in which she welcomes a fantastic lineup of diverse and up-and-coming comedy talent to the stage.

In the first episode, she's joined by Eshaan Akbar, Joshua Robertson, Harriet Dyer and Jo Coffey for a night of laughter, sharing jokes on topics from how to deal with middle lane hoggers on the motorways, to other driving test dilemmas.

In the second episode, Rosie is joined by Jamie MacDonald, Joe Wells, McClaine Beirne and Marjolein Robertson, who'll be sharing jokes on topics from how to leave a party to the best ways to skip the queues at the airport.

And in the final episode Markus Birdman, Spring Day, Matty Oxley and Cerys Bradley join Rosie Jones for another night of laughter, sharing jokes on topics from how to dress like a pioneer to snacking on train journeys, this is not to be missed.

1-3/3 All episodes available at launch

4. Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Wednesday 23rd August at 9pm on Sky Max

Much-loved comedy panel show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks is return to Sky Max this week for a third series, with Greg Davies back in the presenting chair, leading the way.

The music-themed quiz will also see the return of team captains, Noel Fielding and Daisy-May Cooper plus regular guest Jamali Maddix.

In this series, a new host of brilliant guests will be putting their pop culture knowledge to the test through a series of hilarious rounds including the iconic Identity Parade, which sees the panel trying to correctly identify the former pop star from a line-up of people.

1/9 Continues weekly

5. Who is Erin Carter?

Thursday 24th August on Netflix

Written by Jack Lothian, Netflix's new action series Who is Erin Carter? stars Evin Ahmad as mum, wife and teacher Erin Carter, who's living the ex-pat dream in Spain. Or so we think until a robbery in a supermarket reveals her to be a badass fighter! Erin is clearly not who she says she is but how far will she go to keep her true identity at bay?

Erin is a British substitute teacher living in Barcelona with her loving husband, Jordi and young daughter, Harper. She has managed to build an ordinary life for herself in Santa Alma, a fictional upmarket community on the outskirts of the city until one day she gets caught up in a violent robbery at the local supermarket.

When one of the robbers claims to recognise her, Erin’s life begins to unravel as she's forced to battle to clear her name and protect her family. But is she really who she claims to be?

1-7/7 All episodes available at launch

bottom of page