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WHAT TO WATCH 6-12 August

This week’s best telly includes Romesh Ranganathan's brand new series Judge Romesh, Stephen Mangan's Hang Ups and the penultimate episode of Unforgotten. Here are 5 shows you can’t miss this week...


1. Hang Ups

Wednesday 8th August at 10pm on Channel 4


Now that Stath Lets Flats is over, Channel 4 are wasting no time in bringing us another brand new comedy, this time it's Hang Ups which is adapted from the US series Web Therapy.


Stephen Mangan stars as Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career, who finds himself at a crossroads in life, precipitated by the startling realisation that his life appears to be falling apart at the seams. In the opening episode, Richard is busy trying to relaunch his career online after the disastrous collapse of his group therapy practice.


On the first day of his new venture it's obvious that working from home is destined to be chaotic with his teenage children Ricky and Issy, his high-flying wife Karen, played by Katherine Parkinson, his unconventional parents (Charles Dance and Celia Imrie), his eccentric therapist Leonard (Richard E.Grant), his useless best friend Pete (Karl Theobald), and a host of extraordinary clients to contend with.

When a disastrous past decision comes back to haunt him is it any wonder his clients are left wondering who needs therapy more? The series also stars David Tennant, Sarah Hadland, Paul Ritter, Charles Dance, Monica Dolan, Conleth Hill, Lolly Adefope, John Macmillan, Alice Lowe and Harry Lloyd.


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2. Judge Romesh

Wednesday 8th August at 10pm on Dave


Because it's been a couple of weeks, Romesh Ranganathan returns to our screens this week with yet another new show, this time it's Judge Romesh on Dave.


In the 10-part series, Romesh presides over court cases brought to him by the British public. He's also joined by bailiff Tom Davis (Murder in Successville) and court clerk, Kerry Howard (Witless).


There's no case too big, too small, or too weird as he dispenses his very own style of court room justice on all their disagreements. The people who enter the court are not actors, but real people with real problems.


In the opening episode, he presides over the case of a husband whose horrendous bargain hunting addiction is becoming detrimental to his wife and kids. Plus, two former friends who are battling it out over, what one claims, was that holiday from hell.


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3. Keeping Faith

Thursday 9th August at 9pm on BBC One


Shaken by the break-in at her home, Faith buries herself in work and takes on the case of an elderly farmer who is caught in a dispute with a ruthless landowner.


Meanwhile, Steve's growing closeness to Faith begins to attract suspicions from Terry. Arthur receives a mysterious package, Dr Alpay names a price for information about Evan, and Faith receives a disturbing visit from Gael Reardon.


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4. Peng Life

Friday 10th August at 11.05pm on Channel 4


Elijah Quashie best-known as the Chicken Connoisseur first came to prominence on YouTube with his unique reviews of Chicken shops and now he's been given his own Channel 4 series, Peng Life.


For this 4-part series, he'll be joined by his twin mates Nelson and Wilson, and the trio hit the streets to test out some of the most deluxe experiences money can buy.


In this first episode, they test out a Lamborghini Gallardo and Mazda MX5 to see which has more bang for its buck, with special guests Jodie Kidd and Sam 'Seen Through Glass'. The boys visit London's top high-end barber to the stars, Daniel J but how does he compare to legendary North London barber Damo?


Then they sample the world's most expensive kebab to see how it compares to a standard takeout donner. And lastly, Elijah sends Nelson and Wilson on a mission to taste the high life at a five-star hotel penthouse with supermodel Winnie Harlow.


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5. Unforgotten

Friday 10th August at 11.05pm on Channel 4


In the penultimate episode of Unforgotten, Cassie and Sunny call James, Tim and Chris back for further questioning.

With Pete having said he saw Eliot climbing back into the holiday home through the window in the early hours of New Year’s Day, the focus is on James as Cassie and Sunny suspect his son may have accidentally killed Hayley whilst driving erratically.


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