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WHAT TO WATCH 28 May - 3 June

This week’s best telly includes a run of live Britain's Got Talent episodes, the finale of Peter Kay's Car Share and the biggest night in the soap calendar. Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Britain's Got Talent

Bank Holiday Monday - Friday 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June at 7:30pm on ITV

Hosted by Declan Donnelly, Britain's Got Talent goes live this week with five consecutive nights of semi-finals ahead of Sunday's grand final.

Amongst those acts hoping to make it through to Sunday are this year's Golden Buzzer acts; singers Donchez Dacres, Gruffydd Wyn, Jack and Tim, Lifford Shillingford and magician Marc Spelmann.

On Sunday one act will be crowned the 12th champion and secure a life changing cash prize of £250,000 as well as a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.


2. King Lear

Bank Holiday Monday at 9:30pm on BBC Two

There's a lot of great telly on this Bank Holiday but BBC Two are delivering perhaps the biggest treat of all, a two-hour adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and Emily Watson.

King Lear is a powerful and timely exploration of greed, love, power and mortality. Set in the fictional present, the 80 year-old King Lear (Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) according to their affection for him.

Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the same time, Lear's prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew Scott), is forced to go into hiding.

Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.


3. Peter Kay's Car Share: The Finale

Bank Holiday Monday at 10pm on BBC One

All good things must come to an end, but thankfully the end of Series 2 wasn't the end of Car Share as we were led to believe but this week really is the end.

After a viewer outcry, fans demanded to know what happened to John and Kayleigh after that final episode. Will we get the happy ending we all desire?

Will it all be neatly tied up? Or will we still be left on a cliffhanger? I'd love to tell you the answer but the BBC are being so secretive about that you'll just have to watch to find out.


4. Killed By My Debt

Tuesday 29th May from 10am on BBC Three

Newcomer Chance Perdomo and Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson star in this one-hour factual drama that tells the true story of Jerome Rogers, a 19-year-old motorbike courier from Croydon, who sees two unpaid £65 traffic fines escalating to more than a thousand pounds.

Unravelling under the pressure of his mounting debt and with his only source of income, his bike, clamped, Jerome took his own life.

The film documents Jerome’s personal journey as his happy and hopeful nature gives in to suicidal despair.


5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Wednesday 30th May on Netflix

The fourth season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been split into two parts with the first six episodes arriving this week.

As always, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) continues to adjust to the 21st century and learn more about who she really is and she's helped on her journey by her best friend and roommate, Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess); her former-employer-turned-friend Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski); and landlord Lillian Kaushtupper (Carol Kane).

It's also rumoured to be the last ever series and the second half will arrive later on in the year.

All 6 episodes.

6. The British Soap Awards 2018: Live

Saturday 2nd June at 8pm on ITV

This weekend, Phillip Schofield hosts theThe British Soap Awards from London’s Hackney Empire Theatre and for the first time ever to celebrate 20 years of the awards, the ceremony will be shown live on ITV.

Four awards are voted for by the public; Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Soap and new for this year Greatest Moment whilst the rest are awarded by a panel of expert judges.

Who will walk away with the biggest accolades in soap? You'll have to tune in live on Saturday to find out.


7. A Very English Scandal

Sunday 3rd June at 9pm on BBC One

The BBC's strongest drama of 2018 (so far) A Very English Scandal, written by Russell T Davies and starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, comes to an end this week with a stunning series finale.

Having survived a bungled attempt on his life, Norman accuses Jeremy of being behind the murder attempt - and goes public.

After years of acrimony between them, Norman and Jeremy finally go head to head in court, with the world watching on.



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