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This week’s best telly includes (of course) more Love Island, two new factual series, the return of Royal comedy The Windsors and the start of a new BBC Three comedy.

Here are the 5 shows you have to watch this week...

1. The Betrayed Girls

Monday 3rd July at 8:30pm on BBC One

Earlier on this year, BBC One delivered one of the best dramas of 2017 so far, Three Girls. Off the back of the success of the series, BBC One commissioned a documentary about the child abuse revelations in Rochdale and other towns.

The one-off 90-minute documentary will feature the harrowing testimony of the victims and the shocking truth from those who spoke out, this film reveals how it wasn't just the professionals whose job it was to protect the girls who ignored their plight, but others did as well.


2. Love Island

Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th July at 9pm on ITV2

With just three week of Love Island left I’m trying very hard not to start panicking about what I’m going to do/talk about once the series is over.

But thankfully three weeks is still a lot of time and with so much happening in four weeks, the next three are bound to be just as jam-packed.

Last week saw the addition of a second villa, the biggest twist in Love Island history. The five remaining boys were whisked away to Casa Amor where they were met by five brand new single ladies and the six remaining girls back at the villa had their own set of new islanders, six single men.

On Sunday night, the boys and girls went through a recoupling with DRAMATIC consequences.

What will this week bring? Who knows, but one thing is for sure. I will be watching.

3. Joanna Lumley’s India

Wednesday 5th July at 9pm on ITV

Joanna Lumley travels back to the country of her birth to celebrate the great nation that it is today. A year older than Independent India itself, Joanna was born in India into the last days of The Raj and India was home to both sides of her family for several generations.

Joanna travels the length and breadth of India, beginning her epic journey in Tamil Nadu - on the tip of the continent - and working her way up to the north.

In this episode, Joanna witnesses religious ceremonies in glorious temples; learns how scientists are enabling people in tea plantations to live alongside wild elephants and with the help of computers is turned into a multi-limbed indian goddess. In Kolkata Joanna takes to the streets at night with a local guide and meets some members of India’s transgender community.

Finally she journeys high into the Himalaya’s to visit Gangtok in Sikkim where her mother lived as a child, and so holds a strong family connection for Joanna.


4. Coconut

Wednesday 5th July from 10am on BBC Three

BBC Three might have moved online but the new shows keep on coming. Next month the channel launches their latest mockumentary, Coconut, commissioned off the back of Humza Arshad’s pilot for BBC Three last year, Taking The Humza.

Humza plays Ahmed Armstrong, a presenter on a tiny TV station, Pak Nation TV, with Goodness Gracious Me alumni Nina Wadia playing his glamorous, fame-hungry wife Camilla.

Britain is leaving the European Union, Trump is in the White House and Katie Hopkins remains at large. For many of us these are worrying times, but for Ahmed Armstrong, Pak Nation TV's award winning reporter and hard Brexiter in chief, things literally couldn't be better.

The series follows Ahmed as he tries to establish himself as the countries leading ‘gentleman documentarian’ and authority on British life, whilst battling it out with his younger, better looking TV rival Tommy Khan in the lead up to the Pak Nation Awards.

5. The Windsors

Wednesday 5th July at 10pm on Channel 4

Fresh off the back of the success of series one and the recent Christmas special, satirical comedy soap opera The Windsors is back for more.

Harry Enfield returns as Prince Charles, Haydn Gwynn is back as Camilla as well as Morgana Robinson as Pippa, Louise Ford as Kate, Hugh Skinner as Wills, Richard Goulding as Harry, Katy Wix as Fergie, Ellie White as Beatrice, Celeste Dring asEugenie, Tim Wallers as Prince Andrew and Matthew Cottle as Prince Edward.

Vicki Pepperdine will also reprise her role as Princess Anne after her appearance in the Christmas special. And Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle will feature and be played by Kathryn Drysdale.

In the opening episode, Prince Charles refuses to help secure a trade deal with the Chinese. But when Camilla withholds his conjugal rights, Charles agrees to host a banquet.

Pippa is preparing to marry Johnny, and when Harry introduces girlfriend Meghan Markle to the family, Meghan mistakes Camilla for the Queen.

Will Harry have to abdicate, like Great Uncle Edward on The Crown? Elsewhere, Beatrice and Eugenie cater the banquet in the hope Aunty Anne will let them back on the sovereign grant.



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