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Time to go back inside No.9 for one final time...

This week's best telly includes the return of BBC One's gripping drama The Responder starring Martin Freeman, the return of hit comedy The Young Offenders and hit reality series Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens, plus Inside No.9 is back for the start of its ninth and sadly final series.

Elsewhere, Dannii Minogue follows last year's dating show I Kissed A Boy with I Kissed A Girl, Netflix turn to a coastal Irish town for their latest darkly comedic thriller, Bodkin, and Apple TV+ launch their adaptation of the bestselling novel Dark Matter.

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

1. The Responder

Sunday 5th May at 9pm on BBC One


Written and created by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, BBC One's hit drama The Responder, is returning for a second series as Martin Freeman's character Chris, attempts to rebuild his life, and his relationships, desperate to avoid the corruption that nearly sucked him under.

As he tries to be a better police officer, a better man, and most importantly, a better father to his daughter Tilly, he still has to deal with the relentless trauma of being a night response officer. Chris wants a day job. Chris needs a day job. But is he prepared to risk everything to get one?

Also returning is Adelayo Adedayo as Rachel who is putting her life back together. Still fuming at the way Chris broke her dreams of being a police officer and dragged her down with him into the dirt, she's now desperately trying to take control of a life and a career that sometimes feels like it’s slipping away.

But after working with a succession of ‘normal’ coppers, Rachel is starting to realise she’s got more in common with Chris than she’d ever want to admit.

1/5 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch on BBC iPlayer

2. I Kissed A Girl

Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May at 9pm on BBC Three


Following the success of I Kissed A Boy, Dannii Minogue is back to play cupid and this time she's welcoming ten single girls to Italy for I Kissed A Girl who are matched up and meet for the first time with a kiss, and are encouraged to give their new relationships a good shot. But will it end in true love?

As Dannii Minogue throws open the doors to a beautiful Italian Masseria for the ultimate summer of love, everyone is a possibility. As they celebrate their first night, hearts race for two girls who take no time in exploring the chemistry outside of their match.

The show will be narrated by Liverpudlian TikTok sensation and LGBTQ+ presenter Charley Marlowe.

1-2/10 Continues weekly on Sundays and Mondays

3. Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens

Monday 6th May at 8pm on W


Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez are back for a second series of Gemma and Gorka: Life Behind the Lens on W, and their Spancunian family has grown. Seven years after finding love on Strictly Come Dancing, they have just welcomed their second child Tio.

With Gemma enjoying the last of her maternity leave, this series finds her juggling fashion shoots, awards ceremonies, and television appearances, with four-yearold Mia’s new school run and Tio’s feeding schedule.

Before they know it, Gemma will be returning full time to HITS Radio and Gorka will be back on the road for the Strictly Pro tour. How will everyone adjust to the new routine and new reality?

In the first episode, Gemma heads straight from the school run to a fashion shoot at a spa hotel, where she delights in feeling glamorous again and there’s no chance of sick on her PJs! Whilst Gorka prepares for his new adventure as a judge on Bailando con las Estrellas, the Spanish version of Strictly Come Dancing.

As he prepares to head for Madrid for the weekend, it’ll still taking some getting used to, for Mia especially. Left alone with the kids and dogs, Gemma is back in mum mode and a girl’s night in is just what’s needed as Gemma and Mia watch Gorka’s judging debut.

1/6 Continues weekly

4. Dark Matter

Wednesday 8th May on Apple TV+


Hailed as one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade, Dark Matter is a story about the road not taken and now Blake Crouch's bestselling novel is being adapted into a sci-fi thriller for Apple TV+ starring Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly.

It follows physicist, professor and family man Jason Dessen, who one night, while walking home on the streets of Chicago, is abducted into an alternate version of his life.

Wonder quickly turns to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the mind-bending landscape of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself.

1-2/9 Continues weekly

5. Inside No.9

Wednesday 8th May at 10pm on BBC Two


It's the beginning of the end this week as Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's superb anthology series, Inside No.9 comes to an end with its ninth series.

Once again, the series will feature six new stand-alone stories, each being set in a different location, the style and tone changing each week as viewers are invited into the extraordinary world of Shearsmith and Pemberton’s storytelling.

In the first episode, Boo to a Goose, late-night passengers get stuck in a tunnel when their train breaks down. Patiently, they wait for the replacement service until a nurse gets her purse stolen and tempers start to fray.

It guest stars Charlie Cooper, Joel Fry, Mark Bonnar, Matthew Kelly, Philippa Dunne, Siobhan Finneran, Susan Wokoma

1/6 Continues weekly

6. Bodkin

Thursday 9th May on Netflix



Netflix's new darkly comedic thriller Bodkin, is about a motley crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town.

But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined.

1-7/7 All episodes available at launch

7. The Young Offenders

Friday 10th May at 9.30pm on BBC One


Set in Cork, Ireland and created by Peter Foott, The Young Offenders tells the adventures of loveable rogues Conor and Jack, played by Alex Murphy and Chris Walley, and their mother/guardian Mairead, played by Hilary Rose, as she tries to keep them on the straight and narrow.

As it returns for its fourth series, time has passed and everyone must navigate how relationships change with hilarious and heartwarming results after Conor and Jock find themselves on the wrong side of the law again.

Conor and Jock have grown older, but not wiser and a madcap trip sees them on the wrong side of the law, as they’re given a free holiday to Colombia. All they have to do is bring back two heavy parka coats to Ireland, what could possibility go wrong?

Meanwhile, back home former Principal Walsh has found himself in dire straits because of a disastrous split with his wine-loving wife, Orla.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch on BBC iPlayer


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