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WHAT TO WATCH 29 May - 4 June

This week’s best telly includes the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, a busy week for Coronation Street and The British Soap Awards 2017.


Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week...


1. Britain’s Got Talent

Monday 29th May - Sunday 4th June at 7:30pm on ITV

With the audition stages now over it’s time for a week of live shows, but which of the remaining acts will go all the way and win that £250,000 prize and a spot on The Royal Variety Performance?


Unlike previous years, there will be no bottom three. The judges have no power which means that the two acts through to Sunday’s final each night are decided solely by the public. That’s not to say that the judges don’t also get to have their say, albeit in a slightly different way that they’re used to.


Each judge has been given a wildcard, meaning that four acts who missed out on a place in the final could be given a lifeline by either Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.


This year’s guest performances have been revealed and include former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello, Alfie Boe and Vera Lynn, the cast from Bat Out of Hell The Musical, The X Factor’s 5 After Midnight, BGT reigning champion, magician Richard Jones and not forgetting the line-up for Sunday’s final, Diversity and Little Mix!


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2. Coronation Street

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June at 9pm on ITV

I know I don’t usually feature soaps in these piece but with such a big week ahead for Corrie, and with The British Soap Awards at the weekend, it feels right to highlight it this week.


With Ken putting himself in danger, Nick being left to sink and Nathan continuing to manipulate Bethany it’s going to be a week of drama that’s not to be missed.


3. Broken

Tuesday 30th May at 9pm on BBC One

Postponed last week due to the tragic events in Manchester, Broken launches on BBC One this week instead. The six-part series is written by Jimmy McGovern (Accused, Common) and stars Sean Bean and Anna Friel.


Sean Bean stars as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, whilst Anna Friel plays mother of three Christina Fitzsimmons who works at the local betting shop and is saving money for her daughter's First Communion.


Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael is a man who must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a community struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the realities of daily life in contemporary Britain.


When Christina's attendance in Church sparks an unfortunate chain of events, she is left with no way to feed her children and keep a roof over their heads. Pushed to the edge when tragedy strikes, Christina makes a desperate plan to alleviate her situation. Will she go through with it, or can Father Michael, suspicious that all may not be as it seems, offer the family a lifeline?


Elsewhere, Father Michael visits his mother and brothers, sparking memories of his childhood, and revealing that he is a man with secret struggles of his own.


And if like me you're missing Line of Duty, then you can get your Adrain Dunbar fix in Broken as he stars as Father Peter Flaherty.


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4. Taskmaster

Tuesday 30th May at 9pm on Dave

If this was any other series of Taskmaster, it would have been over by now. But thankfully both this series and the next have been given an eight-episode run each!A


And it’s just as well because the current series of Taskmaster has filled my Tuesday evenings with immense joy as Mel Giedroyc, Hugh Dennis, Lolly Adefope, Joe Lycett and Noel Fielding have completed tasks, ranging from the mundane to the ridiculous, set by Taskmaster Greg Davies and his overseen by his trusted assistant Alex Horne.


This week, Mel Giedroyc’s good nature is tested to its limits, Joe Lycett shows no mercy to a cute little camel and Hugh Dennis risks it all in a seemingly simple sleeping bag challenge. But who will be this week’s Taskmaster champion? You’ll have to watch to find out!


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5. Redwater

Thursday 1st June at 8pm on BBC One

If like me you’ve been pleasantly surprised by Kat & Alfie: Redwater then you’ll not be wanting to miss this week’s third episode.


It’s a few days after the funeral and life is slowly returning to normal as the end of last week’s episode saw Kat discover who her long lost son really is.


Kieran and Eileen are planning to return to the States but before they leave, Agnes organises a BBQ, a family tradition that had taken place for last 18 years, to commemorate the anniversary of the boat tragedy.


The occasion proves difficult for Eileen, this being the first time she’s been back ‘home’ since her daughter Mouse drowned. She also realises that Kieran isn’t dealing with the death of his sister. He’s avoided it for years, and she has allowed that happen. What kind of mother is she?


And while Kathleen believes she is on the road to bringing her family back together, the Moons are oblivious about the potential danger they are in.


Eileen has an idea of how to secure the farm’s future. She has an announcement to the family and big sister Roisin is less than pleased.


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6. The British Soap Awards 2017: Live

Saturday 3rd June at 8pm on ITV

For the first time EVER, The British Soap Awards are going to be shown live on ITV. Phillip Schofield once again returns to host the biggest night in the soap calendar.


From Michelle Fowler's shocking return in EastEnders to Steve and Leanne's baby bombshell in Coronation Street, a multi car pile up causing devastation in Emmerdale, Jade and Alfie's teenage cancer struggle in Hollyoaks and Rhiannon’s second chance in Doctors, the past twelve months have made us laugh, cry and gasp in equal measure.


But the question on everybody’s lips is who will walk away with the accolade of Best Soap? You’ll have to watch to find out!


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7. The Keith & Paddy Picture Show

Saturday 3rd June at 10pm on ITV

Rounding off what has been a brilliant series of The Keith And Paddy Picture Show is Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness’ version of Rocky.


With a little help from Anna Friel, they remake the rags to riches story of Rocky Balboa in their own unique way.


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