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WHAT TO WATCH 28 January - 3 February

This week’s best telly includes the return of Shipwrecked, the start of new Channel 4 comedy drama Pure and the start of the live shows for The Greatest Dancer.


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


1. Cold Feet

Monday 28th January at 9pm on ITV


After last week's superb turn from Fay Ripley after Jenny found out that she has breast cancer, this week she's determined to make the most of the festival experience as they all head to a music festival to support young Adam and his band.


But with Jenny living it up with Ellie and her college mates, Pete’s suspicions grow about Jenny’s erratic behaviour and she struggles to keep a lid on her secret.

Adam realises the baton has well and truly been passed to Matt when he’s the one chasing girls and Adam’s at a loose end. He challenges Karen to relive their youth and the two of them try to out-festival each other with unexpected consequences.

David’s bank balance is critically low; the silver lining of his break-up with Nikki is that she booked a swanky yurt to stay in for the festival. He keeps his split with Nikki under wraps, too embarrassed to yet again need to rely on his friend’s charity. David makes friends with a cookie seller, not realising how much of a taste of festival life he’s about to get.


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2. Shipwrecked

Monday 28th January - Friday 1st February at 9pm on E4


It was the series that brought us Jeff Brazier, Stephen Bear and Sarah-Jane Crawford and now seven years since it was last on air, Shipwrecked is returning to our screens for a brand new series.


Voiced by Vick Hope, the new series will be set on two remote islands, two rival tribes with the Tigers and the Sharks battling against each other in the ultimate popularity contest in paradise.


In each episode new arrivals land ashore where they’ll spend a day and night with each tribe. Both the Tigers and Sharks will do whatever it takes to win the new arrivals over in a bid to prove that they are the better island.


At the end of each episode the new arrivals must decide which tribe they want to join...but in Shipwrecked, anything can happen. At the end of this incredible adventure the biggest tribe will win the huge cash prize of £50,000.


Meet the first nine castaways here.


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3. Two Doors Down

Monday 28th January at 10pm on BBC Two


This week in Two Doors Down, Gordon's parents Graham and Sandra visit Scotland from Yorkshire and Ian brings them to Latimer Crescent to meet Beth and Eric.


Christine turns up with her own take on the Scottish attractions to visit, at which point Ian and Gordon grab the opportunity to pop out for some herbal tea for Sandra.


When they get back, Cathy and Colin have arrived after sensing there may be the chance of a drink, and the chat has turned to further delights for visitors to Scotland. And the men step outside to admire Graham's beautifully restored vintage car.


Despite the interference of the unexpected guests, the tea party is all going rather well until the conversation turns to Scotland's sporting successes.


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4. The Stand Up Sketch Show

Monday 28th January at 10pm on ITV2


Brand new ITV2 show The Stand Up Sketch Show features stand up routines by some of the nation’s best loved comedians as well as some of the best up and coming comedians.


Each sketch begins with a comedian telling their story on stage in front of a live audience, before shifting into a surreal reconstruction of the material. The reconstructions will feature visual jokes, supporting performances, ridiculous props and absolutely killer comedy.  


In each of the sketches the comedian will play the role they were born to play…themselves.  Any dialogue in the routines will be lip-synced by the comedians and comedy actors adding to the surreal tone of each scene.


In the opening episode, there will be sketches from Adam Hess, Alex Edelman, Brennan Reece, Catherine Bohart, Dane Baptiste, Glenn Moore, Seann Walsh and Suzi Ruffell.


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5. Cleaning Up

Wednesday 30th January at 9pm on ITV


This week in Cleaning Up, Sam’s gamble may have paid off for now, but it throws her into deeper water. And as she grows closer to Swanny, he entrusts her to make a large investment for him. Seduced by his glamorous and risky world, Sam goes to desperate lengths to pull off the extraordinary task. 


As Sam revels in her new persona, Dave starts to notice the change in her. But Glynn notices that Sam is still in financial trouble at home as she receives a worrying visit from her landlady. In denial about her dependence, Sam relents to Alice’s pressure and agrees to go to a meeting for gambling addicts – but runs into some unwanted company.


Meanwhile, Jess and Mina are both put under pressure to come clean as the investigation into illegal activity in the office comes to a head, but it’s Sam who takes the wrap.


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6. Pure

Wednesday 30th January at 10pm on Channel 4


Channel 4's brand new comedy drama Pure follows 24-year-old Marnie, played by newcomer Charly Clive, who has a form of OCD called Pure O which fills her head with intrusive thoughts of a sexual nature.


After these thoughts include her parents for the first time, Marnie leaves Scotland in search of a new life in London. In the capital, Marnie soon discovers she’s not the only one who’s lost. On her search for herself, Marnie finds a gang of new friends, all with their own foibles. She moves in with her deceptively cheery old school friend Shereen.


She also befriends Charlie, who is in recovery, having torpedoed his love and work life, due to his porn addiction. Queen among Marnie’s new gang is journalist and ladies-woman, Amber who has been gaining a problematic rep. for her promiscuity. Then there’s Amber’s housemate, the irresistible and unassuming Joe with whom Marnie shares a will-they-won't-they friendship with.


Read my interview with Charly Clive here.


All episodes will be made available as a boxset on All4 after the first episode has aired and here's where you might have seen the cast before.


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7. The Greatest Dancer

Saturday 2nd February at 7:30pm on BBC One


After four weeks of auditions, BBC One's latest attempt at a Saturday night hit, The Greatest Dancer, goes live as the final nine acts take to the stage for what they're calling the Challenge Shows.


The final nine acts are; Dane Bates Collective, Harry and Eleiyah, Frobacks, KLA, Ellie Fergusson, The Globe Girls, Company Jinks, James & Oliver and Prospects Fraternity. Each week, they'll be set a challenge that they must tackle with their Dance Captain to create an unforgettable performance.


And for the first time, the power is in the hands of you the viewer, as you'll be able to vote for who you think should stay in the competition. The prize at stake? £50,000 and a chance to dance on Strictly Come Dancing!


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