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WHAT TO WATCH 4-10 June

This week's best telly includes the highly anticipated BBC One adaptation of Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love, Katherine Ryan's new Prime Video show, a 1980s-set single drama on BBC Two plus the return of Top Gear, The Outlaws and Hacks.


And prepare to say goodbye to any social plans you may have this summer as Love Island returns for its eighth series!


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


1. Top Gear

Sunday 5th June at 8pm on BBC One


As Top Gear returns for its 32nd series, Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness will bring a blast of Florida sunshine to Sunday nights on BBC One.


They'll go swamp buggy racing in alligator-infested waters, climb aboard some of the most iconic cop cars ever seen on screen and hit the road in a 35-foot-long Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite RV.


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2. The Outlaws

Sunday 5th June at 9pm on BBC One


Following the huge success of the first series, it's no surprise that the second series of Stephen Merchant's The Outlaws has been brought forward to the summer.


The Outlaws follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol and series two follows on directly from the first series as The Outlaws still have time to serve on their sentences.


But now they must face the fallout from their actions. If they thought the criminal underworld or the local police were done with them, they are sorely mistaken. They must depend on one another while working with unlikely allies to atone for their sins. But can they save themselves without sacrificing their souls?


The upcoming second series sees Christopher Walken return alongside Stephen Merchant, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica Gunning, Charles Babalola, Nina Wadia, Tom Hanson and Aiyana Goodfellow.


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3. Love Island

Monday 6th to Friday 10th June at 9pm on ITV2


For many, the start of Love Island signals the start of the summer and with a longer series than ever, a new villa and 11 new islanders, series 8 of this hit reality TV dating show is bound to get everyone watching and talking.


A new batch of singletons will head to the stunning island of Majorca in search of their perfect match in a brand new iconic luxury hang-out where all the action will unfold


With Laura Whitmore back as host, she'll be presiding over the antics as the Islanders get to know one another, flirt, couple-up and set out to find a genuine connection. But as new arrivals join the search for love, relationships are put to the test.


Also back, of course, is voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling who will be providing his unique, hilarious commentary, remarking on the sizzling antics gripping the villa.


We can once again expect blossoming romances, emotional heart-to-hearts and break-ups because the course of true love never did run smooth. But the Islanders will not only need to win the hearts of each other but also the nation as the voting audience has their say.


Which couple will go all the way to the final and be crowned the winners of Love Island 2022?


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4. Everything I Know About Love

Tuesday 7th June at 10.40pm on BBC One


Inspired by her own wildly funny, occasionally heart-breaking, internationally bestselling memoir of the same name, Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love, promises to give an unflinching account of surviving your 20s.


Set in 2012, expect, bad dates, heartaches and humiliations as childhood friends Maggie and Birdy move into their first London house-share, along with Nell and Amara and in the first episode, things take an unexpected turn when Maggie meets hot musician Street.


Stars Emma Appleton, Bel Powley, Marli Siu and Aliyah Odoffin.


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5. Backstage with Katherine Ryan

Thursday 9th June on Prime Video


Prime Video's new series Backstage with Katherine Ryan will introduce an all-new live comedy experience, blending world-class stand-up with behind-the-scenes access, in which Katherine Ryan will invite both the biggest and the most exciting new names from the world of comedy to perform on stage and hang out backstage at London’s iconic Roundhouse.


As host to the verified cream of the comedy crop, Katherine Ryan's exposé of celebrity comedy life will reveal all the sordid secrets of what really goes on backstage at a stand-up show. She's put cameras everywhere to reveal the nerves, the gossip, the preparation, the excitement, the camaraderie and the clashes.


Not only does the show peep behind the curtain, but it also offers a rare insight into the writing process as we see Katherine and head writer Geoff Norcott pitch gloves-off roast jokes to each other.


The one-liners aren't for the faint-hearted as each episode culminates with Katherine exuding her trademark acerbic wit by performing jokes about the very comedians she's invited onto the show. With the backstage area littered with cameras, we can see EVERYTHING. Uncensored and unscripted, it's our nation's favourite comedians as you've never seen them before.


The series features a star-studded line-up including Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Judi Love, Ivo Graham, Jo Brand, Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, Rosie Jones, Rob Beckett, Sue Perkins, Tom Allen, Michelle de Swarte, Jimmy Carr, Desiree Burch, Seann Walsh, Nick Mohammed, Sarah Millican, Joanne McNally, Russell Kane, Geoff Norcott, and Darren Harriott.


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6. Hacks

Friday 10th June on Prime Video


We had to wait almost a year for the first season of Hacks to arrive in the UK, but thankfully the wait for season two to arrive on Prime Video has only been a month and actually, the season finale only aired last week in the US.


Jean Smart is back as Deborah Vance alongside Hannah Einbinder as Ava, and this time they're setting out on tour!


As the dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve, they travel across the country together workshopping Deborah's new stand-up act.


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7. My Name is Leon

Friday 10th June at 9pm on BBC Two


Adapted by Shola Amoo from Kit de Waal’s novel of the same name, My Name Is Leon is a feature-length drama telling the uplifting and incredibly moving story of mixed-race boy Leon, 9 years-old, and his quest to reunite his family after being taken into care and separated from his blond and blue-eyed baby brother.


Set in 1980s Birmingham and told through Leon’s eyes, we follow his journey, full of energy and hopefulness despite the hardships he encounters, and witness the touching relationship between him and his foster carer Maureen.


With his favourite action figure Sergeant Smith by his side, Leon’s adventure teaches him valuable lessons about himself, the world, love, and what family, in its various guises, really means.


Leon is played by Cole Martin in his first TV role where he's joined by Malachi Kirby, Monica Dolan, Olivia Williams, Christopher Eccleston, Poppy Lee Friar, Shobna Gulati and Sir Lenny Henry CBE.


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