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WHAT TO WATCH 24-30 June

As the summer gets nearer there are less big telly launches happening but still plenty of great telly to enjoy including more Big Little Lies and some great entertainment from the likes of kids singing in front of big red chairs and celebrities watching telly.


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


1. Big Little Lies

Monday 24th June at 2am or 9pm on Sky Atlantic


It just gets better and better and this week in Big Little Lies we return to Montery after the shocking revelations of last week's episode in which we discovered Ziggy's true parentage.


Not wanting to believe that her son is capable of any of the things he's accused of, Mary Louise is certain that Celeste is lying when she says that Ziggy beat her. With tension building and building between the two of them, I can't wait to see how that plays out throughout the rest of the season.


Oh and if you can't wait until 9pm, Sky Atlantic will be airing each episode at the same time as the US at 2am.


3/7



2. Year of the Rabbit

Monday 24th June at 10pm on Channel 4


Another week, another case and this week in Year of the Rabbit as Strauss and Mabel go undercover to join two of the East End's most dangerous gangs, the Flower Girls and the Stepney Boys.


Hoping this might be her chance to gain a much-coveted Police badge, Mabel's professional success makes her more and more useful to the Women's Society. And as for Rabbit, he finds himself ostracised from the case due to his age as Wisbech packs him off to an old people's home to investigate a spate of mysterious poisonings instead.


But is he really too old for this game? And if so, what's to become of him? And don't forget that if you're a Sky customer, you can watch all six episodes right now On Demand!


3/6



3. Ackley Bridge

Tuesday 25th June at 8pm on Channel 4


After the rather dramatic events that ended last week's series three opener, will Nas and Missy survive? As Kaneez and Simone wait anxiously for news, Sam recruits her cousins to seek revenge.


As the reaction rapidly escalates, a chasm opens between Ackley Bridge's white and Asian communities with the school at the centre of the tensions. Mandy and her staff are reeling when behaviour spirals out of control.


Martin is tasked with mentoring cocky new PE teacher Hassan who's more interested in being liked by the pupils than being an authority figure. Mandy also tries to tempt Emma back to Ackley Bridge College.


2/8



4. Emily Atack: Adulting

Wednesday 26th June at 10pm on W


Since finishing runner-up in last year's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Emily Atack has appeared on all the TV shows, in all the magazines and newspapers but this week she has her own show on UKTV's W channel.


Emily Atack: Adulting sees Emily try her best to answer the big life questions looming over her as she approaches turning thirty, desperate to make sense of her chaotic existence. On the outside it may look like she’s got the world at her feet and that she has everything totally under control but Emily feels like her life is a complete and utter shambles as she struggles to juggle her successful career with the societal pressures that face women her age.


In the grips of a quarter-life crisis, Emily is battling the big-life questions plaguing women her age, such as "Should I have kids?", "Am I too fat?", "How can I find love?" and "Am I too selfish?". Throughout the series, Emily will navigate the glitz and glam of her celebrity work-life whilst embarking on a deeply personal journey to get to the bottom of the angst central to everything she does... with plenty of laughs along the way.


1/4



5. Celebrity Gogglebox

Friday 28th June at 9pm on Channel 4


There's an element of surprise watching Celebrity Gogglebox when yet another familiar face appears sat on their sofa, often with another just as familiar face.


With a line-up boasting the likes of Little Mix, Nick Grimshaw, Rylan Clark-Neal, Jessie J, Rachel Riley, Oti Mabuse, Jamie Vardy, Olly from Years and Years as well as Martin Kemp with his son Roman Kemp and Chris Eubank with his son Chris Eubank Jr, it really is a line-up to rival most 'celebrity' series on television.


What will they be watching this week? You'll have to tune in on Friday to find out!


3/6



6. The Voice Kids UK

Saturday 29th June at 8pm on ITV


If I'm honest, I thought my love affair with TV talent shows was truly over, but there's been something about this latest series of The Voice Kids UK which has sucked me back in.


This weekend, it's the final day of the blind auditions as new coach Jessie J, McFly frontman Danny Jones, pop princess Pixie Lott and Voice veteran Will.i.am prepare the teams for next weekend's battles.

Both solo singers and double acts between the ages of seven and 14 take to the stage, hoping to get those infamous red chairs spinning and potentially win a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education and a family holiday to Universal Orlando Resort.


4/8



7. Top Gear

Sunday 30th June at 8pm on BBC Two


I've never been the biggest fan of Top Gear, only dipping in and out occasionally, but the opener to the latest (and 27th!!!) series, with new hosts Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris really impressed me, critics and viewers alike.


Their chemistry was genuine, their ability to entertain was evident from the get go and it felt like all the mishaps of the last few years when it comes to Top Gear have been forgotten and it's back to where it belongs to be, a must-see show for a Sunday night.


This week, Chris, Freddie and Paddy set out to turn an old hearse into the ultimate family car and on the track, Chris gets to grips with the lightweight Dallara Stradale, while Zara and Mike Tindall go head-to-head in the Reasonably Fast Car.


3/5

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