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WHAT TO WATCH 4-10 June

This week’s best telly includes the return of the biggest hit of the summer... Love Island! Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Love Island

Monday 4th June at 9pm on ITV2


After months and months of waiting, Love Island is finally back and once again Caroline Flack will preside over the matchmaking as the luxury Love Island villa welcomes a new generation of Islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships lasting eight weeks.


In the definitive game of love, every few days the islanders will have to couple up, with those not in a couple at risk of being dumped from the island - but with the path to true love littered with surprise bombshell arrivals and unexpected twists and turns, there’s never a dull moment in the Islanders’ sunshine paradise.


Ultimately the couples must win over the hearts of the public, who will have the final say on who wins the show and takes home a lucrative cash prize.


Meet the first Islanders here.


2. Ackley Bridge

Tuesday 5th June at 8pm on Channel 4


Ackley Bridge, the acclaimed school drama series set in a Yorkshire mill town returns this week with an extended twelve-part run.


In a bid to disguise her sexuality, Nas has agreed to a sham engagement with Naveed - who is also in the closet. Mandy is under pressure from Sadiq as both the Year 7 intake and exam results have plummeted. Missy and Nas steal Jordan's drugs money.


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3. Our Girl

Tuesday 5th June at 9pm on BBC One


After a bit of a break, the third series of Our Girl continues this week and Lance Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan) is sent to Nigeria on a training mission, alongside 2-section.


Still grieving and heartbroken from the death of Elvis Harte, Georgie works as part of the British Army’s effort to help train local forces in the fight against terror. She throws herself into work helping to train local medics, as well as overseeing a local women’s health initiative.


However, whilst 2-section work hard helping to equip the Nigerian Army, everyone is soon put on edge when they encounter a local crime boss and a seemingly ruthless band of mercenaries in the village near where a group of school girls have been abducted.


As 2-section try to help the Nigerian forces locate the missing schoolgirls, Georgie unknowingly places herself and other members of 2-section in grave danger, when they go off grid.


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4. Who Do You Think You Are?

Wednesday 6th June at 9pm on BBC One


Great scheduling by the BBC because the day after Michelle Keegan returns to our screens in Our Girl, BBC One are airing her episode of Who Do You Think You Are? in which she uncovers some exceptional women in her family tree.


On her mother’s side, Michelle discovers that her Gibraltarian great grandmother Leonor was forced to leave home during the Second World War, when all the women, children and elderly were evacuated from Gibraltar to the apparent safety of London where, less than a month later, the Blitz began.


Further back, Michelle discovers her great-great grandmother Elizabeth Kirwan living in poverty in Manchester at the start of the 20th century. Michelle unearths a special connection to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, and extraordinary evidence of her great-great grandmother’s support for the fight for votes for women, which enabled Elizabeth to vote for the very first time in 1918.


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5. Humans

Thursday 7th June at 9pm on Channel 4


This week in Humans, Laura leads a tense Dryden Commission on a visit to the Railyard. But will Agnes' anger threaten its success?


Mia is forced to confront her past when she comes face to face with Ed and an evening out for Karen, Sam and Joe turns to tragedy.


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6. Friday Night Dinner

Friday 8th June at 10pm on Channel 4


I don't know how to break this to you, but this week's episode of Friday Night Dinner is the last in the series. But hopefully not the last forever!


The boys are threatened with no crumble if they don't help assemble a wooden shelf for Mum's old books and folders that has baffled Dad.


Meanwhile, Jim drives them mad, letting his dog Wilson do 'dollops' in the flowerbed by Mum and Dad's drive.


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7. Poldark

Sunday 10th June at 9pm on BBC One


If you've been missing Poldark on Sunday nights, then the good news is that this week sees the series return for a fourth run on BBC One.


Prime Minister Pitt (Edward Bennett) calls an election and uncertainty grips the country and whilst Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan (Jack Farthing), Demelza’s infidelity leaves her torn between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election.


The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) uses Osborne’s (Christian Brassington) affair with her sister Rowella (Esme Coy) to keep the reverend’s advances at bay, and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset.


A corn riot erupts in Truro, and Zacky’s (Tristan Sturrock) son Jago (Jack Riddiford) leads the charge. Sam Carne (Tom York) and Drake Carne (Harry Richardson) attempt to dissuade him but arrive too late, and a merchant is killed in the fighting. Tom Harry (Turlough Convery) tells George that the Carnes and Jago murdered the man, and Ross finds himself powerless to save his brothers-in-law...


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