WHAT TO WATCH 19- 25 June

Despite telly winding down for the summer, a couple of new shows are launching this week alongside the superb series finale of Jimmy McGovern's Time.


Here are 4 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Time

Sunday 20th June at 9pm on BBC One


With 8.4m viewers after seven days for the first episode, Jimmy McGovern's new prison drama Time, has become the BBC's biggest new drama of 2021 (so far).


And it's no surprise really. With phenomenal writing from Jimmy McGovern, superb direction from Lewis Arnold, and stunning performances from Sean Bean, Stephen Graham, and the incredible ensemble, Time was unlikely to be anything other than a huge hit.


As the series comes to an end this week, Mark suffers a tragic personal loss and is given the chance to leave prison for a day. And Eric is forced to take greater risks to protect his family, but where will he draw the line?


Read my interview with James Nelson-Joyce, who plays Johnno, here.


3/3



2. The Handmaid's Tale

Sunday 20th June at 9pm on Channel 4


Almost two years since the season 3 finale, The Handmaid's Tale is back for its fourth season as June and the fugitive handmaids are on the run and seek refuge.


In Gilead, Aunt Lydia reels from the loss of 86 children on the Angels Flight. The combative Waterfords, in custody in Toronto, learn of June's feat.


1/10 Continues weekly



3. Betty

Tuesday 22nd June at 9pm on Sky Comedy


One of my favourite hidden gems of 2020 was HBO's Betty, which follows a diverse group of young women as they navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City.


In the opening episode for season two, Kirt's on a quest, Camille's got flow, and Indigo's grocery gig is out, but Honeybear and Ash are all in. Oh, and what's with the new guy, Janay?


Betty stars Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, from Crystal Moselle's original film Skate Kitchen.


1/6 Continues weekly



4. Too Hot to Handle

Wednesday 23rd June on Netflix


With Love Island just days away, Netflix is getting ahead of the game with the second season of Too Hot to Handle, the world's hottest, no dating, dating show.


Ten brand new singletons will each be hoping to not break the rules of no kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification, in order to win the $100,000 prize!


Meet the 10 singletons, taking part, here.


1-4/10 Final 6 episodes, next week