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WHAT TO WATCH 21-27 May

This week’s best telly includes a heartbreaking documentary about last year's terrorist attack in Manchester.

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

1. Manchester: The Night of the Bomb

Tuesday 22nd May at 9pm on BBC Two


Exactly one year on since a terrorist attack killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, BBC Two are telling the story of that night in forensic detail, through the eyes of teenage girls who survived the attack, witnesses and key members of the emergency services.


The one-off documentary features unseen mobile phone video and unheard audio recordings and has exclusive access to the emergency services.


The film also explores the identity and motives of the suicide bomber. Featuring interviews with counter-terrorism police and his friends from South Manchester, the film sheds light on what may have led Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Manchester boy of Libyan parentage, to target a group of children attending a concert celebrating the independence and empowerment of young women.


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2. Humans

Thursday 24th May at 9pm on Channel 4


Following a police raid at the Railyard, a grieving Max must deal with the fallout of his life or death decision and Leo's recovery takes a surprising turn.


Elsewhere rebel Synth Agnes begins a campaign against humans forcing Max into another difficult decision.


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3. The Horne Section Television Programme

Thursday 24th May at 9pm on Dave


Alex Horne of Taskmaster fame has been given his very own television programme. Aptly titled The Horne Section Television Programme.


The Horne Section are lead by Alex Horne, with Joe Auckland on trumpet and banjo, Mark Brown on saxophone, Will Collier on bass), Ben Reynolds on drums and percussion and

Ed Sheldrake on piano.


This one-off two-hour special was filmed live in front of an audience at the London Palladium and will be filled with several stupid but catchy songs. The unlikely jazz/comedy hybrid also features guest performances from Nadine Coyle, Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe and Joe Wilkinson.


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4. The Bridge

Friday 25th May at 9pm on BBC Two


Richard, the Swedish journalist and radical left-wing expert broadcasts live on the internet, denying Red October’s involvement in the murder.


Saga and Henrik question him and realise that what he is saying isn’t accurate. Meanwhile, they continue to question Taariq, who refuses to cooperate. Certain that he knows more than he says they form a plan to expose him.


Elsewhere the two homeless Danish girls still refuse to reveal their identities and Saga and Henrik search through their hiding place, finding evidence that directs them to new lead. Henrik feels sorry for them and does what he can to help which causes difficulties between him and Saga.


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5. Friday Night Dinner

Friday 25th May at 9pm on Channel 4


It's easily the best comedy currently on telly and this week, while clearing up the loft, Dad finds his old, terrifying-looking ventriloquist dummy Lord Luck.


Mum is horrified to see it again, but Dad is in his element. Unfortunately Dad is a terrible ventriloquist. Meanwhile, Jonny's friend Ben is coming for dinner, having recently been dumped by his fiancée, and in need of cheering up.


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6. How The Young Ones Changed Comedy

Saturday 26th May at 9:30pm on Gold


It only ran for 12 episodes, but The Young Ones provided a vehicle for some of the most innovative writers of the new wave of alternative comedy and made household names of an ensemble cast that would go on to dominate the British comedy landscape for years to come.


This Bank Holiday weekend, Gold are celebrating the series with a one-off two-hour documentary, How The Young Ones Changed Comedy which combines archive footage with revelations from many of the stars who were involved both in front of and behind the camera including Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan, Alexei Sayle, John Lloyd, Paul Jackson and Lise Mayer.


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7. A Very English Scandal

Sunday 27th May at 9pm on BBC One


Following last week's excellent series opener, Jeremy gets one step closer to becoming Prime Minister and Norman demands that old promises should be honoured.


With Jeremy’s right-hand man Peter Bessell having left for California, pressure mounts on Jeremy and events conspire, leading to a hapless shooting...


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