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WHAT TO WATCH 25 June - 1 July

This week’s best telly includes (as ever) more Love Island, the final ever episode of The Bridge and the next big comedy hit, Stath Lets Flats. Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...


1. Love Island

Monday 25th - Friday 29th June and Sunday 1st July at 9pm on ITV2


As we head towards the midway point of this year's Love Island, most of the original islanders remain in the villa. But for how much longer? A dumping or a recoupling can happen at any time which means no one is safe.


Will the seemingly unbreakable Dani & Jack remain the favourites to win? Will Wes and Laura continue to put their past arguments behind them? Are Megan and Eyal in it for the long run after... you know? Will Josh and Georgia stay strong together? And is Zara the girl to finally tame Adam? (Probably not).


And what about Alex and Samira? Having been coupled up as friends since the beginning, they both survived the latest recoupling with Alex choosing new girl Ellie and new boy Sam picked Samira! But have they really both found "the one"?



2. Live from the BBC

Wednesday 27th June from 10am on BBC Three


You have to hand it to BBC Three, moving online hasn't stopped the channel from introducing audiences to lesser-known, up and coming talent and it's great that Live at the BBC is returning for a third series.


This week it's the turn of Scottish stand-up comedian and writer Fern Brady to take to the stage at the BBC's Radio Theatre.


She got through university with an unexpected side job and a simple diet. This hilarious show is full of the wry wit that has made her popular with audiences and is her first TV special.


Other comedians throughout the series include Rhys Nicholson, Suzi Ruffell and Desiree Burch.


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3. Stath Lets Flats

Wednesday 27th June at 10pm on Channel 4


After five long years in the making, Jamie Demetriou is finally able to take Stath Lets Flats from pilot to series and it was certainly worth the wait.


Stath is an incompetent Greek-Cypriot lettings agent, working for his dad at the family business Michael & Eagle. His hapless sister Sophie dreams of being a professional dancer, but holds a candle for the family’s favourite employee, nervous negotiator Al.


In the opening episode, Stath needs to impress his dad (and boss) Vasos and let some flats, after losing his patience and pushing a customer. However, he struggles to pick up the phone as fast as the other agents to arrange viewings. In an act of desperation he steals a viewing from arch rival Carole but things don’t go to plan.


Read my interview with Jamie Demetriou here.


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4. Good Evening Britain

Thursday 28th June at 9.15pm on ITV


For one night only, the Good Morning Britain team are putting in a night shift as the show becomes Good Evening Britain.


Hosted by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, this live one-hour late-night version of the ITV breakfast programme, will capture the mood of the nation immediately after England take on Belgium in the World Cup.


Piers and Susanna will capture the thoughts of the nation straight after that very important game and there'll also be famous faces dropping by the studio to offer their opinion on the match result.


As well as focussing on all the controversial, amusing and memorable moments of the night they'll also cover other news, current affairs and showbiz stories of the day.


UPDATE: Guests confirmed are David Ginola, Danny Dyer and Jeremy Corbyn!


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5. The Bridge

Friday 29th June at 9pm on BBC Two


They say that all good things must come to an end and this week that applies to Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge which sees its final ever episode air on BBC Two.


The homeless girls, who have met with psychologist Niels Thormod, now know who the killer is. They try to get in contact with Henrik, but at the same time the killer is looking for them -leading the girls to run for their lives.


Meanwhile Saga finds a match for the killer’s fingerprint and is on the the trail. But just as everything seems to have fallen into place and the case solved, there is one little detail that completely changes the playing field...


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6. The Big Narstie Show

Friday 29th June at 11pm on Channel 4


Grime legend and social media sensation Big Narstie arrives on Channel 4 this week along with co-host Mo Gilligan for an hour of anarchic studio entertainment in The Big Narstie Show.


Filmed in front of a live studio audience, Big Narstie and Mo will share their unique and bold takes on everything from dancing to food to world events and celebrity guests throughout the series will include Ed Sheeran, OT Fagbenle, Sherrie Silver, Keith Lemon and Krept and Konan.


Alongside chat, comedy and music performances, Narstie also goes on the road to hang out with some unlikely people and inject some Big Narstie flavour into their lives. Whilst Mo brings his razor-sharp wit and high energy comedy to proceedings as all formalities go out the window.


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7. The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Sunday 1st July at 9pm on BBC Two


Romesh Ranganathan's idea of a nice trip away is two weeks in the Algarve and in this new three-part series for BBC Two he’s travelling way beyond his comfort zone and the world of complimentary breakfast buffets, to some of the most beautiful, but dangerous places on earth.


Hosted by locals and fully immersed in the local culture, he gets an eye-opening, and at times heart-stopping, insider’s guide to countries that are big on natural beauty, character and charm.


In this first episode, Romesh gets an insider’s guide to Haiti to find out if his preconceptions about the Caribbean island are right, or if there is more to the country than the “sensational headlines” he’s seen on the news.


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