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Get ready to fall in love with Michelle de Swarte's Spent.

This week's best telly includes lots of new shows, including Michelle de Swarte's comedy Spent, Apple TV+ drama Sunny and Channel 5 thriller, The Night Caller.

Plus Jimmy Carr returns with a celebrity special of I Literally Just Told You and Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell returns with the fourteenth series of Long Lost Family.

Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. The Night Caller

Sunday 7th July to Wednesday 10th July at 9pm on Channel 5


Robert Glenister stars in Channel 5's newest thriller, A Night Caller, as Tony Conroy, a once a highly regarded science teacher who now works the night shift as a black cab driver in the busy streets of Liverpool.

He has no family and lives a solitary life, drifting through the monotony of picking up and dropping off passengers of varying degrees of sobriety, night in and night out. The only respite from his lonely insular life are his visits to a night cafe, swimming lengths at the local pool, and tuning into a late-night radio show, NightTalk.

One night while driving, Tony is recognised by a former teaching colleague who notes that Tony was treated unfairly in his dismissal from work. After an uncomfortable conversation, Tony feels a desperate need to talk to someone and with great apprehension, braces himself and calls NightTalk.

To his surprise he is put straight on air with host Lawrence Brightway, played by Sean Pertwee, who Tony confides in over feeling like a man who’s been consigned to the scrapheap of life.

For the first time in years, he feels listened to, but as time passes his developing bond with the late-night DJ begins to turn into an unhealthy obsession as he starts interpreting Lawrence's ‘world view’ in dangerous ways that have devastating impacts on Tony’s life.

One night, by chance, Lawrence gets into Tony’s cab and the initial excitement at meeting takes a turn when Tony realises this DJ isn't the man he purports to be. Lawrence is a fake and Tony feels betrayed.

1-4/4 Continues nightly

2. Long Lost Family

Monday 8th July at 9pm on ITV1


Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell are back on ITV1 with a fourteenth series of Long Lost Family, the show which aims to reunite family members desperate to find long-lost relatives after many years apart.

In the the first episode, we follow Ros Webb, a mother searching for the only child that her strict parents made her travel 100 miles to London to give up and Tegan Cornish, an adopted woman looking for the younger brother separated from her.

1/7 Continues weekly

3. Spent

Monday 8th July at 10pm on BBC Two


Written and created by Michelle de Swarte, new BBC Two comedy Spent, is part-inspired by her own experiences of the modelling industry and the trials and tribulations that come along with it.

Michelle de Swarte stars as Mia, a former catwalk model who is on the run, mainly from herself. Long term it’s a story of personal renewal but for now, the stark reality is that her career is over, she’s flat broke and she’s homeless.

This is a woman who despite her humble beginnings has become accustomed, possibly even addicted, to the finer things in life. Unfortunately, those lifestyle choices don’t carry much currency when you’re pushing 40 and permanently sofa surfing.

She may have a highfalutin’ attitude and a world class skincare regime but Mia’s now living on the breadline. Not that she’s prepared to admit that to anyone, not even herself.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

4. Sunny

Wednesday 10th July on Apple TV+


Apple TV+'s new drama, Sunny, stars Rashida Jones as Suzie, an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan, whose life is upended when her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash.

As “consolation” she’s given Sunny, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. Though at first, Suzie resents Sunny’s attempts to fill the void in her life, gradually they develop an unexpected friendship.

Together they uncover the dark truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family and become dangerously enmeshed in a world Suzie never knew existed.

1-2/10 Continues weekly

5. Jimmy Carr's I Literally Just Told You

Friday 12th July at 9pm on Channel 4


As it returns for its fourth series, Jimmy Carr's I Literally Just Told You kicks things off with a celebrity special in which five celebrities have a chance of winning up to £25,000 for their chosen charity by playing the brilliantly devious game.

Taking part are Chico Slimani, Jonathan Ross, Josie Gibson, Oti Mabuse and Rylan Clark who must answer questions that are written as the show is being filmed. All they need to do to win is remember everything and forget nothing. To win the money, the celebs must use their general knowledge skills to bank cash before using their powers of recall to beat their opponents in the memory rounds.

The questions can be about absolutely anything that happens during the show, from technical issues to a comment from the four resident expert question writers, events that happen when the lights in the studio mysteriously go out, a random celebrity cameo, a trailer for a fake show, or a joke from Jimmy himself.

But before the quiz gets started, a surprise twist leaves the celebrities open-mouthed with shock.

1/10 Continues weekly. Next episode available at launch


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