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WHAT TO WATCH 25 September - 1 October

This week's best telly includes the first Strictly Come Dancing live show, a gripping new ITV thriller, the arrival to Netflix of one of the greatest sitcoms EVER and so much more!

Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 25th September at 7pm on BBC One

During last weekend's spectacular launch show, we met this year's cast of Strictly Come Dancing as 15 brand new celebrities were partnered up with their professional dancer and now each couple must dance live in front of the nation for the very first time.

Saturday's show opens with a beautiful group number from Strictly's professional dancers, after which the 15 brand new couples make their fabulous dancing debut on the famous Strictly dancefloor.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will be watching their every move as they reveal their paddles for the first time this series.

Thankfully, no one will be leaving the competition this week, instead, the judges' scores will be carried over to next week when the viewers will have the chance to vote for their favourite couple.


2. Vigil

Sunday 26th September at 9pm on BBC One

After five gripping weeks and of course THAT moment in last week's episode, it's time for the final episode of Vigil, and with Amy trapped and running out of time, will assistance arrive too late?

Meanwhile, on land, Kirsten chases down the traitor’s accomplice. When the traitor on Vigil puts their plans into action, the crew are forced to fight for their lives.

But with time running out, Vigil’s crew must identify the traitor to avert disaster.


3. Gordon, Gino and Fred Go Greek

Monday 27th September at 9pm on ITV

Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix are back for two brand new episodes of their travel series and this time, their RV is hitting the beautiful Greek islands and historical city of Athens, for a big fat Greek adventure.

From island hopping on a catamaran, to jet ski racing and shipwreck diving, there will be bromance and bickering in equal measure. And thanks to an abundance of fantastic food, including the freshest lobster, chefs Gordon and Gino will be looking to prove that Greece’s culinary credentials are up there with the very best of Europe.

In the first episode, the loveable trio begin their adventure lobster diving and pastry making in Crete, Greece's largest island, before navigating their way to stunning Santorini and visiting their hot springs and then making their way to the party island of Mykonos to make traditional sausages.

Next week, they finish their trip in the Greek capital Athens and the monasteries of Meteora.

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4. Hollington Drive

Wednesday 29th September at 9pm on ITV

Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling play sisters Theresa and Helen in ITV's gripping new four-part thriller, Hollington Drive from writer Sophie Petzal.

Helen is Theresa's older headteacher sibling and as the series starts, the sisters appear close with both families enjoying spending time together. But this is the calm before the storm because when Theresa’s ten-year-old son, Ben, asks to play in the nearby park with his cousin Eva, the adults begin to get irritated.

As expected, the children don’t return on time and Theresa goes in search. Her suspicions are heightened when she finds the children on the edge of a woodland area and they appear to be fighting. Immediately her instincts tell her something terrible has happened.

This is all too realised when later that evening, a distraught neighbour calls on the family as her ten-year-old son Alex has gone missing.

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5. Outsiders

Wednesday 29th September at 10pm on Dave

In this brand new series on Dave, David Mitchell challenges six comedians to spend a week living in the wild, learning new life skills to see which of them can best survive in the great outdoors.

The six comedians are; Toussaint Douglass, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Jessica Knappett,

Jamali Maddix and Lou Sanders who in the first episode must compete for three badges - felling a tree, rescuing an air crash victim and inventing a camp motto.

At the end of each episode, David summons the teams to his HQ in the forest to review the events and award badges for successfully completed challenges.

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6. Richard Osman's House of Games Night

Friday 1st October at 8.30pm on BBC One

Richard Osman's House of Games is a proper teatime treat and now the primetime super-sized version of the show is back!

This series, Ed Gamble, Sian Gibson, Dara O’Briain and Sindhu Vee take on a series of tricky general knowledge challenges, selected by quiz legend Richard Osman, who has some surprises up his sleeve, including a House of Games house band led by David O’Doherty, and he’s invited an audience around to join in.

With the prizes bigger and better than the teatime series, who will go for the House of Games suitcase set? Or will the brand new House of Games pizza oven prove irresistible for one of the celebs?

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7. Seinfeld

Friday 1st October on Netflix

OK... so usually I recommend brand new, returning or continuing TV shows - and not a show that began in 1989 and ended in 1998 - but the long-awaited arrival of all 180 episodes of one of the greatest sitcoms EVER, Seinfeld, onto Netflix in a new five-year deal, is worth celebrating.

Famously "a show about nothing", Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life's most perplexing, yet often trivial questions.

Seinfeld mines the humour in life's mundane situations like waiting in line, searching for a lost item, or the trials and tribulations of dating. Starring alongside Jerry Seinfeld are Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Jerry's ex-girlfriend and current platonic pal, Elaine Benes, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry's neurotic hard-luck best friend and Michael Richards as Jerry's eccentric neighbour, Kramer.


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