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WHAT TO WATCH 22-28 July

Two new comedies, the return of Tennant and Sheen in Good Omens and more!

This week's best telly includes the highly anticipated return of Good Omens for a second season, as well as new comedies Dreaming Whilst Black and The Power of Parker. Plus Zoë Saldaña stars in a new drama for Paramount+ and Laura Whitmore takes on a number of highly-charged, controversial issues for a new three-part documentary series for ITVX.

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

1. Special Ops: Lioness

Sunday 23rd July on Paramount+

Inspired by an actual U.S. Military program, the new Paramount+ drama Special Ops: Lioness, follows the life of Joe, played by Zoë Saldaña, while she attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA's spear in the war on terror.

The Lioness Program, overseen by Kaitlyn Meade, played by Nicole Kidman, and Donald Westfield, played by Michael Kelly, enlists an aggressive Marine Raider named Cruz, played by Laysla De Oliveira, to operate undercover alongside Joe among the power brokers of State terrorism in the CIA's efforts to thwart the next 9/11.

1-2/8 Continues weekly

2. Dreaming Whilst Black

Monday 24th July at 10pm on BBC Three

Following a successful pilot, which earned him a well-deserved BAFTA win, Adjani Salmon's brilliant comedy Dreaming Whilst Black in which he plays aspiring filmmaker Kwabena, is returning for a full six-part series.

When Kwabena bumps into Amy, an old friend from film school who has just returned from three years in Nigeria, she offers to pass his script, Jamaica Road, to the development team at the production company where she works.

But life isn't as simple as all that, and Kwabena who's stuck in a dead-end job, may have to make some sacrifices in order to pursue his dream when he gets the opportunity of a lifetime.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

3. Laura Whitmore Investigates

Thursday 27th July on ITVX

Laura Whitmore is taking on a number of highly-charged, controversial issues in what promises to be a series of immersive, investigative films for ITVX, which will see her using her journalism skills to reveal new insights on each.

In the three-part series, Laura travels within the UK, Europe and the US aiming to illuminate often dark and troubling subjects: the culture of “incels”, rough sex and cyberstalkers.

She'll people whose lives are consumed by these issues and the cultures that have evolved around them, their victims and those who are attempting to understand and address how they impact our lives.


4. Good Omens 2

Friday 28th July on Prime Video

Good Omens which was originally based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel, is back for a second season which features storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the ineffable friendship between Aziraphale, a fussy angel and rare-book dealer played by Michael Sheen and the fast-living demon Crowley, played by David Tennant.

Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the Apocalypse thwarted, the duo are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho. That is until the archangel Gabriel, played by Jon Hamm, turns up unexpectedly at the door of Aziraphale's bookshop with no memory of who he is or how he got there.

While Crowley is leery as to why the archangel has come to the bookshop, Aziraphale is keen to solve the mystery behind Gabriel’s condition. However, hiding the archangel from both Heaven and Hell quickly disrupts their lives in unforeseen ways.

To solve this mystery and thwart Heaven and Hell in the process, the duo will need more than a miracle; they’ll need to once again rely on each other.

Reprising their roles are Doon Mackichan as archangel Michael and Gloria Obianyo as archangel Uriel with new roles for Miranda Richardson as demon Shax, Maggie Service as Maggie, and Nina Sosanya as Nina. Joining the misfits in Heaven and Hell are newcomers Liz Carr as angel Saraqael, Quelin Sepulveda as angel Muriel and Shelley Conn as demon Beelzebub.

1-6/6 All episodes available at launch

5. The Power of Parker

Friday 28th July at 9.30pm on BBC One

BBC One's newest comedy The Power of Parker, written by Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson, sees us transported back to Stockport in 1990 as Martin Parker, a man with the ambition of Alan Sugar and the looks of Robert Kilroy Silk is slowly waking up to the fact that things are changing.

Played by Conleth Hill, Martin, with a chain of electrical stores, a wife, kids and a flash car, has a perfect life. But in reality, he’s swimming in a sea of debt and lies, and it falls to the two women in his life, Kath and Diane to plot his downfall.

As Kath, played by Sian Gibson, plans her anniversary celebrations, Diane, played by Rosie Cavaliero, is worried she’s not got enough cheese for the soiree she’s organising for the ‘French Exchange people. And as Martin faces financial pressure, he needs to make some big decisions. Decisions that will end up impacting him and everyone close to him.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch


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