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WHAT TO WATCH 20-26 August

This week's best telly includes the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, four brand new comedy pilots on Dave, more adventures with Rosie Jones and a must-watch for fans of Selling Sunset!

Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. House of the Dragon

Monday 22nd August at 9pm on Sky Atlantic

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood and set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon tells the story of House Targaryen.

Starring Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans.

1/10 Continues weekly

2. Rosie Jones' Trip Hazard

Tuesday 23rd August at 10pm on Channel 4

Comedian Rosie Jones is back with another series of Trip Hazard and this time it promises to be even bigger, better and more British than before. As Rosie travels to unlikely corners of the UK in search of adventure, excitement and silliness all narrated by Dame Joanna Lumley!

Each week, she'll be paired up with a different celebrity travel buddy, she splurges on all the things she's always wanted to do; skydiving, cliff jumping, rap battling and much, much more. Rosie gets stuck into local activities, meets surprising communities and takes on the most extreme challenge the area has to offer.

In the first episode, Rosie takes AJ Odudu to Moray in northern Scotland, to climb one of the highest mountains in Britain: Cairn Gorm. In this epic adventure, the pair tour the beautiful Scottish countryside, taking on a series of local challenges.

They go head-to-head firing guns in a clay pigeon shooting competition, sample the area's famous whisky, test their strength rowing across a loch, try their hand at pottery and the hardest challenge of all: attempt to keep quiet on a retreat at Findhorn Ecovillage.

At the end of their trip, will Rosie and AJ reach the summit of Cairn Gorm in one piece?

1/5 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

3. The Other Half

Tuesday 23rd August at 10pm on Dave

The Other Half, the first of four comedy pilots, especially commissioned for Dave and written by underrepresented talent, made and performed by diverse groups, stars Paul Chahidi, Vahid Gold and Souad Faress.

It follows 20-something Navid, who is half-Welsh, half-Iranian and 100% that bitch who gets the chance to escape his small Welsh town when he lands an internship in the big city, Bristol.

But as he runs headlong into his new life, shacking up with his best friend and her painfully privileged family, he's also running away from his old life in the closet, living with his overprotective father.

And the more he tries to keep the two halves of his life apart, the more they keep crashing into each other.


4. Selling the OC

Wednesday 24th August on Netflix

If like me, you're missing Selling Sunset, Netflix have the next best thing this week as The Oppenheim Group expands to Orange County, where an all-new real estate team shows off lavish oceanfront listings and big personalities make waves.

In Selling the OC, a fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group's second office on the Orange County coast. Will the pressure prove too much for these agents to handle?


5. Dead Canny

Wednesday 24th August at 10pm on Dave

Written by Anna Costello, Dead Canny stars newcomer Sarah Balfour alongside Denise Welch, Mark Benton and Fraser Ayres as Kay, a questionable young psychic from Consett, Co. Durham.

Her ability to see dead people not only earns her a few quid cash-in-hand down the local pub, but also lands her as the prime suspect in a murder enquiry.


6. Holier Than Thou

Thursday 25th August at 10pm on Dave

Set in Manchester, Holier Than Thou follows three young adults as they navigate sex, faith and relationships, while attending the conservative, African evangelical church they were raised in.

Written by Mancunian writer-actor Misha Adesanya, it stars newcomers Princess Khumalo, Tomi Ogbaro and Jordan Williams as Shola, Chuks and Victor. It also stars Cyril Nri, Michelle Greenidge, Daon Broni, Ayesha Griffiths and Eavan Malunga, is directed by Ian Aryeh and produced by Jon Aird.


7. Perfect

Friday 26th August at 10pm on Dave

Set in Liverpool, Perfect follows three young disabled people who become unexpected friends when they meet on a half-cocked and pointless work preparation scheme.

Together they navigate life, dating, and a system that seems designed to only benefit the people who run it.

Written by Laurence Clark and directed by Matt Holt it stars George Robinson, Shreya M Patel, Wills Whittington, Tanya Moodie, Juliet Cowan, Jo Griffin, Nathan Foad, Sukh Ojla and Aarya Burr.



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