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WHAT TO WATCH 30 May - 5 June

This week's must-see telly includes some gameshow fun for a Saturday night, a gripping WTF documentary about McDonalds Monopoly fraud and the return of The Fab Five!

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

1. Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow

Saturday 30th May at 8.15pm on ITV

In a welcome addition to the Saturday night schedules, ITV are launching a new show... sort of. Alan Carr is back on our screens with Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow, in which he brings back five of the UK's most-loved gameshows and supersizes them for a 2020 audience.

Contestants will be hoping to win either big-cash rewards or top-of-the-range prizes and alongside the entertaining, hilarious and nail-biting contests we all know and love, will be an all-new epic endgame, bringing these iconic gameshows bang up to date.

These games include The Price is Right, Take Your Pick, Strike it Lucky and Bullseye, but up first is Play Your Cards Right and it's a celebrity special with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Chris Ramsey and Rosie Ramsey, Ore Oduba and Portia Oduba and Martine McCutcheon and JackMcManus.

2. The Ranganation

Sunday 31st May at 9.15pm on BBC Two

If like me, you're fed up of watching TV shows filmed using Zoom, the last thing you'd want to be recommended is a TV show filmed using Zoom. ButThe Ranganation, hosted by Romesh Ranganathan and filmed in his garage really works.

Usually filmed in front of a studio audience, Romesh is joined each week by two celebrities and his own hand-picked focus group 'The Ranganation', made up of 25 lovable, outspoken and passionate characters who represent a real cross-section of modern Britain, to offer a humorous take on the week’s biggest talking points.

This week, Romesh will be joined virtually by Aisling Bea and Jason Manford whilst 'The Ranganation' are available to mull over the lighter end of the news spectrum from the comfort of their own homes.


3. The A Word

Tuesday 2nd June at 9pm on BBC One

The A Word is one of the most beautiful dramas in recent years and whilst all episodes have been available on iPlayer since launch, it's also the perfect drama to save for once a week during lockdown.

This week as the series continues, Louise and Maurice are shaken when an unwelcome visitor arrives on the eve of Ralph’s wedding.

Elsewhere Mark and Joe test Paul and Sarah’s liberalism when they strike out on their own.


4. McMillions

Wednesday 3rd June at 9pm & 10.05pm on on Sky Documentaries

Last week Sky launched three new channels, Sky Nature, Sky History and Sky Documentaries and it was one particular show on Sky Documentaries which had me glued to my screen for six hours, McMillions.

Executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, McMillions chronicles the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor called ‘Uncle Jerry’ who managed to rig the results of the popular McDonald’s Monopoly game for more than a decade, stealing millions of dollars by creating an intricate plan that included a vast network of co-conspirators located across the US.

This six-part series features exclusive first-hand accounts and archival footage from the FBI agents who brought down the gaming scam, McDonald’s corporate executives and the culprits and prizewinners who profited from the complicated scheme.

All episodes are available to watch now or you can watch two episodes a week.


5. Queer Eye

Friday 5th June on Netflix

After four seasons, a special in Australia and a four-part special in Japan, Queer Eye is back for a fifth season and this time The Fab Five are headed to the City of Brotherly Love aka Philadelphia for some more fabulous makeovers.

As ever, Bobby Berk be in charge of interiors, Tan France will be keeping an eye on the fashion, Jonathan Van Ness will be handling all things beauty, whilst Antoni Porowski will offer tips in the kitchen and Karamo Brown will inevitably make us cry as he explores the culture of the person they're making over.

So expect to laugh, cry and fill your heart with joy because The Fab Five are back!


6. The Other One

Friday 5th June at 9pm on BBC One

If this BBC comedy about two sisters who had no idea that the other existed until their father drops dead sound familiar, it's because it started life as a BBC Two pilot in 2017 which is the episode kicking off the full series this week on BBC One.

Catherine Walcott (Cathy) played by Ellie White and Catherine Walcott (Cat), played by Lauren Socha, discover that their father had been living a secret life with another family and the two could not be more different.

Cathy has a fiancé, a Duke of Edinburgh Award and a pension whilst Cat has a pay-as-you-go phone and the only things they have in common are their names. And whilst they had both always wanted a sister, it's safe to say that perhaps the other one isn't quite the sister they had in mind.

The Other One our four leading women try to make sense of their newly found sisters and sort-of-step-mums played by Rebecca Front and Siobhan Finneran.


7. Celebrity Gogglebox

Friday 5th June at 9pm on Channel 4

One of the most comforting shows during lockdown has been Gogglebox but when we had to settle for a Best Bits show last week... it seemed that we did indeed get too much of a good thing. But thankfully a brand new series of Celebrity Gogglebox is starting to entertain us every week.

Several of Britain's best loved personalities will become some of the country's most opinionated viewers as they offer sharp, insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of popular and topical TV shows.

Some of the famous names taking part this series include Denise Van Outen and her partner Eddi, Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv, Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon, Zoe Ball and her son Woody Cook, Nicola Adams and her partner Ella, Harry Redknapp and wife Sandra and Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling.



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