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WHAT TO WATCH 3-9 June

This week's best telly includes HBO's highly anticipated new drama The Idol, Hulu's new drama Saint X, ITVX's new comedy-drama Significant Other, new documentaries from Vicky McClure and Jackie Adedeji, as well as the return of Man Like Mobeen and Never Have I Ever.


Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Vicky McClure: My Grandad's War

Monday 5th June at 9pm on ITV1


In this one-off special, actor Vicky McClure embarks on a very emotional trip with her 97-year-old grandfather, Ralph, to learn about his role in the most extraordinary single day of the Second World War - D-Day.


In My Grandad's War, Vicky wants to understand how a young lad from Nottingham found himself in the Royal Navy and at the centre of a world-changing battle on the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944.


After learning about Ralph’s early life, they head to Portsmouth where Ralph shows his granddaughter the ropes aboard one of the last remaining WWII landing craft. Finally, Ralph takes Vicky back to Normandy, to the beach he last visited almost 80 years ago on D-Day.


The candid programme promises to provide viewers with an opportunity to see Vicky as she celebrates her ‘legend’ of a grandad and pays tribute to the heroes who never came home.


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2. The Idol

Monday 5th June at _pm on Sky Atlantic


Co-created by Sam Levinson, Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, new HBO drama The Idol stars Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye as nightclub impresario Tedro and Lily-Rose Depp as pop star Jocelyn.


After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn's last tour, she's determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America and her passions are reignited by Tedro, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past.


Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?


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3. Saint X

Wednesday 7th June on Disney+


Hulu's new psychological drama Saint X, available in the UK on Disney+, is told via multiple timelines and perspectives, explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre and has been adapted from Alexis Schaitkin's novel by Leila Gerstein.


Starring Jayden Elijah and West Duchovny, it's a show about how a young woman's mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.

Also stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, Josh Bonzie, Bre Francis, Kenlee Anaya Townsend, Betsy Brandt and Michael Park.


1-8/8 All episodes available at launch



4. Man Like Mobeen

Thursday 8th June at 10pm and 10.25pm on BBC Three


After over three years away from our screens, Guz Khan's superb BBC Three comedy Man Like Mobeen is back for a fourth series as we FINALLY find out what happened after Mobeen and Nate were put behind bars following Eight's killing.


As the new series begins, Mobeen and Nate are just weeks from the end of their sentence, but Mobeen’s work as one of the prison’s 'listeners' gets him into trouble with a terrifying inmate from another wing, a man known simply as Megalodon who is determined to get a transfer to Mobeen’s wing so he can confront him about meddling in his business.


They also have to deal with prison officer Saj, who is a constant thorn in their side and alongside all this, Mobeen gets a visit from Aqsa, who is getting frustrated with certain aspects of life at medical school.


When Mobeen pays a visit to the prison’s multifaith chaplain, who is a familiar figure, another old face has a mission for Mobeen that could throw him back into a whole world of trouble, But will he take it on?


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5. Never Have I Ever

Thursday 8th June on Netflix


Never Have I Ever, Netflix's coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl is coming to an end with its fourth and final season


And buckle up, as Devi and the gang return for their senior year!


1-10/10 All episodes available at launch



6. Significant Other

Thursday 8th June on ITVX


As ITVX continues to premiere new comedies, following the launch of Alan Carr's Changing Ends last week, their latest, Significant Other stars Youssef Kerkour as Sam and Katherine Parkinson as Anna, two lonely neighbours who have each hit rock bottom and are brought together in the most unexpected ways.


Having swallowed a cabinet full of pills, we first meet Sam as he waits to die, until he's interrupted by neighbour Anna who is having a heart attack and needs to wait with him until help arrives.


Both lonely neighbours have lost all faith in love, and across the series embark on a hilarious, obstacle-filled relationship. Along the way, they discover that even when life seems to have passed them by, there are still surprises to be had.


Interviews with Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour coming soon.


1-6/6 All episodes available at launch.



7. Untold: My Big Boobs

Friday 9th June at 12.05am on Channel 4


The latest documentary as part of Channel 4's Untold series comes from podcaster and body confidence champion Jackie Adedeji, who as a big-breasted woman, meets people with big boobs from across the UK.


Why? Because British boobs appear to be getting bigger which is not good news for everyone. With the NHS struggling and the demand for breast reduction rising, the number of 16 to 24-year-old women having the surgery privately has rocketed.


Throughout the documentary, Jackie hears from some women who tell her about the pain that the weight of their busts brings, the difficulty they have exercising and the horrors of being overly sexualised when they were schoolgirls. Whilst others celebrate their bigger boobs.


Jackie also follows one woman's private surgery after being turned down by the NHS and meets another who successfully crowdfunded their P-cup breast reduction. And after speaking to doctors about the reasons why NHS surgery is so difficult to come by, Jackie is even left questioning her own decision to not go under the knife.


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