WHAT TO WATCH 2-8 July

This week's best telly includes a LIVE episode of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, Joe Lycett hosts a LIVE party to celebrate Pride, plus Big Zuu's Big Eats returns, new comedy drama The Baby begins on Sky Atlantic and Freddie Flintoff takes on his toughest challenge yet!


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


1. Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party

Sunday 3rd July at 9pm on Channel 4


As part of Channel 4's season marking 50 years of Pride in the UK, Joe Lycett will be live in Birmingham on Sunday night to celebrate with a party full of mayhem, mischief and naughty stunts.


Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party will celebrate everything about Queer Britannia, with music, comedy and celebrity guests. His partners in crime for the night are fellow comedians Mawaan Rizwan and Rosie Jones.


Also appearing will be queer icon Boy George, comedian Mae Martin, Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes, national treasure Danny Dyer, the cast of this year's hit drama Heartstopper, Hollywood legend Dame Joan Collins, comedian Tom Allen, the uber-cool Self Esteem, Julian Clary, Gina Yashere, drag legends Tia Kofi, Lawrence Chaney and Adam All and everyone's favourite popstars Steps. Plus there'll also be cameos from a whole host of celebs!


The party will relive the queer telly that shocked Britain, try to get Danny Dyer out of the closet, and ask celebs to reveal their darkest secrets. And Joe will be pulling off one of his most ambitious stunts to date, which involves a load of MPs and an impromptu statue in Westminster.


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2. Big Zuu's Big Eats

Monday 4th July at 10pm on Dave


Fresh from his double BAFTA win, Big Zuu is back along with Tubsey and Hyder for the third series of Big Zuu's Big Eats which sees them continue to cook for some of the UK's biggest stars and take over the food game.


This time around, Zuu has a brand-new food truck and takes over major locations to provide VIP diners with an eating experience like no other. This time around, guests won’t just be eating, they’ll be coming into Zuu’s kitchen to chef a dish of their own!


First up is Johnny Vegas who Zuu and the team meet in Stockport. Zuu helps Johnny on his mission to reinvent the humble can of spam into a surprising culinary masterpiece. But will Tubsey and Hyder be convinced by this Halal-friendly version?


Guests throughout the series include Mel B, Katherine Ryan and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Joseph Marcell.


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3. Freddie Flintoff's Field Of Dreams

Tuesday 5th July at 8pm on BBC One


Sporting legend Freddie Flintoff is taking on his toughest challenge yet as he has to create a cricket team from scratch with reluctant teenagers from his hometown of Preston. 


In the last Ashes series, two-thirds of the England squad were privately educated, but Flintoff broke the norm, rising from a working-class background to become one of the world’s most famous cricketers. For today’s young generation the opportunity to take Freddie’s path is unlikely, and he wants to change that.


Flintoff’s determined to prove that anyone, whatever their background, can find confidence, camaraderie and success playing the sport he loves.  From the outset, he quickly comes up against negative attitudes to cricket.  Not only does he need to attract people to turn up, he needs to train his new team and get them ready to take on an elite private school. He also needs to find them a club and secure funding.


Can he inspire the next generation to give cricket a chance?  Or has he bitten off more than he can chew?


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4. The Baby

Thursday 7th July at 9pm & 9.40pm on Sky Atlantic


From creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, The Baby stars Michelle De Swarte as 38-year-old Natasha, who is furious that her closest friends are all having babies. But when she is unexpectedly landed with a baby of her own, her life dramatically implodes.


Controlling, manipulative but incredibly cute, the baby twists Natasha’s life into a surreal horror show. As she discovers the true extent of the baby’s deadly nature, Natasha makes increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it. She doesn’t want a baby. But the baby definitely wants her.


The series promises to be a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one.


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5. The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Friday 8th July at 10pm on Channel 4


Usually recorded earlier on in the week, for the end of this current series - remember a fourth has already been commissioned by Channel 4 - Mo Gilligan will be hosting a LIVE episode of The Lateish Show from Television Centre.


His guests will include TV presenters AJ Odudu and Jonathan Ross, comedian Guz Khan, actor Damson Idris and boyband Blue.


Expect Nursery Grimes, unmissable music performances and one-of-a-kind studio games where the audience could win some incredible prizes. And of course Reply or Deny, where the guests will have to face members of the public with some hilarious, risqué and never-before-asked questions!


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