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WHAT TO WATCH 21-27 January

This week’s best telly includes more Cold Feet, more Cleaning Up and one of the biggest nights in TV, The National Television Awards.

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

1. Cold Feet

Monday 21st January at 9pm on ITV

After hearing some harsh home-truths from Matt, Adam seeks counselling in the form of Drama Therapy and ends up acting out scenarios but struggles to see the merit in it. As the twins’ 18th birthday approaches, Karen’s still grappling with parenthood. Baffled by the constant stream of packages arriving for Ellie, she is appalled when she learns how Ellie’s coming by them. Karen turns to Adam for help, but struggling with being a single parent himself, he doesn’t know what to suggest. Initially, that is.  Pete takes Evan on as a cause; he saved his life, now he wants to save his soul. Jenny grapples with her secret, despite it being harder and harder to keep it to herself. Instead of living the high life, David struggles with the emasculation of being a kept man. Nikki tries to be understanding but as tensions increase, their relationship begins to falter.

Read my review of last week's series opener here.


2. Two Doors Down

Monday 21st January at 10pm on BBC Two

For this week's episode of Two Doors Down, the action moves from the Baird house to the hospital. And as if the NHS needs any more challenges, Christine now stress-tests nursing staff with a hospital stay.

When Beth and Cathy drop Christine off at the hospital, Cathy manages to slip away whilst poor Beth doesn’t get off so lightly and finds herself committed to a post-op visit. Returning with Christine's long list of supplies, instead of finding her sore and exhausted after surgery, Beth and Eric find Christine sleeping off her dinner. The operation has been postponed until the following morning.

As nurse Heather weathers Christine’s demands, Colin arrives, followed by Michelle and Alan and the ensuing group discussion leaves Christine very worried about her chances of survival.

Read my review of the series four opener here.


3. The National Television Awards 2019

Tuesday 22nd January at 7:30pm on ITV

Is it just me or do The National Television Awards come around quicker and quicker each year? It seems like only yesterday since Doctor Foster and of course Ant & Dec dominated the wins.

This year, Dermot O'Leary returns to host one of the biggest nights in telly, live from the O2 in London. One of the most talked-about gongs up for grabs is the award for TV presenter, which has been won 18 years in a row by Ant & Dec, but will there be a new name on the trophy this year?

A new award for 2019 is New Drama which sees Bodyguard go up against Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches, Girlfriends and The Cry.


4. Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family

Wednesday 23rd January at 9pm on BBC One

On Who Do You Think You Are? Danny Dyer discovered he was descended from King Edward III but in this new two-part series Danny uncovers an ever bigger family tree with even more royal and aristocratic ancestors.

Now, Danny’s delving into the lives of his royal and noble forebears to find out how they lived, immersing himself in their pursuits, passions and lifestyles. From the Vikings to the Tudors, Danny dresses, eats and lives his way through his family tree.

In the first of two parts, Danny kicks off his journey by eating sheep’s tongue and fighting like his Viking 35 x great-grandfather Rollo. Following in the footsteps of his ancestor William the Conqueror, Danny tries his hand at hunting on horse and foot, Norman-style.

At Dover Castle Danny is treated like a king in his very own royal residence, and in Paris Danny’s piety is tested when he lives for a day like the saintly French King Louis IX.


5. Cleaning Up

Wednesday 23rd January at 9pm on ITV

This week in Cleaning Up, Sam and Jess are interrogated by the firm’s compliance team. Jess admits to Sam that she has made a pivotal discovery, Blake left a phone in his office containing details of his illegal trades and linking the women to his insider network.  Against Jess’s advice, Sam takes an enormous risk and makes contact with ‘Swanny’, disguising herself as Blake’s silent partner. Swanny is intrigued by this new broker and Sam soon finds herself getting in far deeper with him than she bargained for. At home, Alice starts to learn more about her parents’ separation and her mum’s addiction. Sam and Dave are brought together when they are required to attend Lily’s Parents’ Evening. Dave drops a bombshell which further undermines Sam’s life with the girls.

Read my interview with Sheridan Smith here.


6. Just Another Immigrant

Thursday 24th January at 10pm on Sky One

If you missed Just Another Immigrant last week, then you will have missed Romesh and his Uncle's hilarious attempts at filling out the Greek Theatre. So when you get a chance, please make sure you catch up on last week's episodes.

This week, Romesh continues to chase his professional dreams in LA as his wife and kids arrive in the USA. They join him in a photoshoot as he works on making his image more appealing to the American market. His hopes are somewhat dampened when the photographer places him in three possible role types; terrorist, hipster or helpful employee.

Later, Romesh attempts to prove to Leesa that living in America can be a permanent option by finding a school for their kids. And if that fails... maybe home schooling?


7. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Friday 25th January on Netflix

When Netflix began investing in original content, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was the first original comedy to launch on the service in May 2015 and everyone was talking about it!

Fast-forward to 2019 and hardly anyone is talking about the show in the same way anymore, which is probably why season four will be its last.

The trailer hints at publishing success for Kimmy and Titus finds himself in a fake celebrity relationship as he continues to try and make his ex jealous. "I've been through a lot of terrible stuff" she say, but will Kimmy get the happy ending we all want for her?

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