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WHAT TO WATCH 27 May - 2 June

This week's best telly sees Britain's Got Talent go live as it prepares to crown its latest winner and the world of soaps gather for The British Soap Awards. There's also more great comedy and more great drama.


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


1. Britain's Got Talent

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May at 7:30pm and Sunday 2nd June at 7:30pm on ITV


Another year, another Britain's Got Talent winner. But who out of the remaining 40 acts will follow in the footsteps of 2018 winner Lost Voice Guy?


Every night this week, eight acts will take to the stage, performing for a chance to win £250,000 and a spot on the bill for this year’s Royal Variety Performance. Ant and Dec are reunited in their first live telly gig since March 2018 and Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are all back to offer their critique on the performances.


In each result show, two acts will go through to the Sunday's live final and there'll be a host of guest performers taking to the BGT stage as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019.


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2. Years and Years

Tuesday 28th May at 9pm on BBC One


As Russell T Davies' new series continues, Stephen and Celeste try to rebuild their shattered lives and Daniel's world turns to terror when Viktor has to flee from Kiev.


Daniel uses his birthday party at Muriel’s to reveal his dangerous plan to family and friends, whilst Rosie loses her job and Edith’s former life as an activist calls her back into action on a secret mission.


The Lyons children are united when they discover that their long-absent father, Vincent, has died and on the day of the General Election that sees Viv Rook rise to power, they attend the funeral and face many home truths.


Oh and expect a cameo from Lee from Steps as he teaches Viv Rook the Tragedy dance.


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3. The Virtues

Wednesday 29th May at 9pm on Channel 4


Shane Meadows' hard-hitting new drama The Virtues continues this week as Joseph tries to come to terms with his past.


In this penultimate episode, he faces tough consequences after revisiting a place he has confused and fractured memories of, and there's a clear spark between Joseph and Dinah.


And Dinah is inspired to address some painful memories of her own.


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4. Mum

Wednesday 29th May at 10pm on BBC Two


The rather brilliant Mum continues this week for those who haven't already gorged on every episode of the third and final series on BBC iPlayer.


This time around, Cathy and family decamp to the English countryside to celebrate Derek’s birthday with each episode observing a different day of the week.


This week it's Wednesday and Jason's concerned as Cathy and Michael get ready to go for a walk in the countryside.


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5. Good Omens

Friday 31st May on Amazon Prime Video


Due to air on BBC Two later this year, this adaptation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens gets its premiere this week on Amazon Prime Video.


In this series which explores what happens when the end of the world is on the horizon, Michael Sheen & David Tennant play a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth.


They are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon, but have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.


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6. The British Soap Awards 2019

Saturday 1st June at 8pm on ITV


Phillip Schofield returns to host the biggest night in the soap calendar, The British Soap Awards which this year will be broadcast live from Manchester's Lowry Theatre in Salford.


Leading this year's nominations are EastEnders and Hollyoaks with 14 each including two for Best Actor (Danny Dyer and Zack Morris) and two for Best Actress (Lauren McQueen and Stephanie Davis).


Tune in live on the night to find out who wins and view the full list of nominations here.


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7. Gentlemen Jack

Sunday 2nd June at 9pm on BBC One


Suranne Jones continues to shine in this new Sally Wainwright drama for BBC One.


This week, Lister and Ann Walker's liaison takes a thrilling turn, as mutual acquaintances begin to chatter about their relationship.


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