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WHAT TO WATCH 27 May - 2 June

This week's best telly includes what promises to be a sensational final episode of Succession, this year's live Britain's Got Talent semi-finals, the return of Tim Robinson's hilarious Netflix sketch show, Shane Meadows' first BBC drama and Alan Carr's biographical sitcom for ITVX, Changing Ends.

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

1. Succession

Monday 29th May at 2am or 9pm on Sky Atlantic

If the last nine episodes of Succesion's final season are anything to go by, then the final ever feature-length episode is set to be unmissable television.

Before the final board vote on the Waystar-GoJo deal, Kendall and Shiv try to shore up their opposing interests and get a fix on the whereabouts of a physically and emotionally bruised Roman.


2. Britain's Got Talent

Monday 29th to Friday 2nd June at 8pm on ITV1

Ahead of Saturday's live final in which the 16th winner of Britain's Got Talent will be named, weeks of jaw-dropping auditions continue with five live semi-finals as performers who previously wowed the judges in London and Manchester return to win a spot in the final and walk away with both the life-changing £250,000 prize and that coveted place at The Royal Variety Performance.

This year sees brand-new judge Bruno Tonioli make his first appearance on the live-show judging panel, where he will be joined by Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon. Once more, Ant and Dec return to host the semi-finals.

Eight contestants including this year's Golden Buzzer acts, which includes more than ever before, will perform in each live semi-final with the first finalist chosen via public vote and the second chosen by the judges.

9-13/14 Continue nightly

3. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson

Tuesday 30th May on Netflix

Tim Robinson's brilliant absurdist comedy series, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson returns for a third season.

Once again, creators and writers Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin bring their distinct comedy style and observational humour to the forefront, continuing to poke fun at life's most bizarre and mundane situations.

1-6/6 All episodes available at launch

4. The Gallows Pole

Wednesday 31st May at 9pm on BBC Two

Based on the book by Benjamin Myers, Shane Meadows fictionalises the remarkable true story of the rise of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners.

Set in the moorland hills of 18th Century Yorkshire, the drama follows the enigmatic David Hartley played by Michael Socha, as he assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a revolutionary criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history.

The three-part drama also stars Sophie McShera as Grace, with Thomas Turgoose as William Hartley, Yusra Warsama as Bethsheba, Anthony Welsh as Abe Oldfield, Samuel Edward-Cook as Isaac Hartley, Joe Sproulle as Joe, Adam Fogerty as James Broadbent, Nicole Barber-Lane as Susie, Fine Time Fontayne as Joseph Broadbent and Ralph Ineson as The Clothier.

The cast also includes an ensemble of first-time actors such as Stevie Binns as Mand, Jennifer Reid as Barb, Soraya Jane Nabipour as Darya Hartley, Olivia Pentelow as Hannah, Charlotte Ockelton as Gwen Hartley and Dave Perkins as Tom Hartley.

1/3 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. Changing Ends

Friday 2nd June on ITVX

Based on Alan Carr's life growing up in Northampton in the 1980s as the son of a Fourth Division football manager, new ITVX sitcom Changing Ends sees Alan star as himself in the present day, whilst Oliver Savell takes on the role of young Alan.

Co-written by Alan Carr and Simon Carlyle, the six-part comedy is more than just a trip down memory lane, it’s a love letter to a time and a town where things weren’t always so inclusive. Told with warmth and wit, it follows Alan’s journey through puberty, adolescence, and finally self-discovery, all against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.

As showcased in many of Alan’s stand-up shows, his experience as a gay teenager in the East Midlands is a veritable treasure trove with a rich comedic seam, whether it’s his sexual awakenings, his daily battle with bullies or navigating the highs and lows of Fourth Division football. It’s about school and family, Kevin Keegan and George Michael, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match of the Day and you’re a bit Miss Marple.

Changing Ends also stars Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan as Alan’s parents Graham and Christine and Taylor Fay as his younger brother Gary.

1-6/6 All episodes available at launch


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