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This week on telly, Peter Kay and Sian Gibson return with an unscripted episode of Car Share, The Bridge gets promoted to BBC Two for its fourth and final series and the UK try their luck once more in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Here are 7 TV shows you have to watch this week...

1. Peter Kay's Car Share: Unscripted

Bank Holiday Monday at 10pm on BBC One

After that cliffhanger at the end of Series 2 it was announced that there would be no more Car Share. That would be it. Thankfully it was announced late last year that Car Share would return after all with a special unscripted episode and a later final episode.

The entire show follows them home on their daily commute and features what was filmed whilst driving around with no script.

When the show was announced late last year Peter said "We were always very fond of ad libbing around the script when we were filming the series so we decided to see what would happen if we took the script away and just relied on just our chemistry alone, reacting to whatever came on the radio."


2. Safe

Thursday 10th May on Netflix

Netflix’s newest drama Safe has been written by Harlan Coben and stars Michael C. Hall as Tom and Amanda Abbington as Sophie, as well as Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Emmett J. Scanlan, Marc Warren, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass and Amy-Leigh Hickman.

Tom's wife died a year ago and he's bringing up his two daughters, living in a beautiful gated community, with close friends nearby and a new relationship starting. But when his eldest daughter disappears in mysterious circumstances he realises that in fact he knows nothing about the people closest to him - dark secrets about the people he loves and the place where he lives.

Partners, children, lovers, parents, and friends - does anyone really know the people they love? And how well do people know Tom? As the story opens, Tom, a paediatric surgeon and single father to two teenage daughters, is still reeling from the death of his beloved wife. Now he’s in over his head trying to juggle his new life - raising two daughters and dealing with his grief over Rachel’s death. Because, as we come to understand, the guilt Tom feels is rooted in moral complexity – a mystery from the night of his wife’s death that will be revealed.

Ultimately, we will learn the truth about how Tom’s wife died. We will learn the reason for Tom’s guilt from that night. We will learn that Jenny has a secret from that night – something that set her down a dark path of discovery that now threatens to blow families and a community apart.

In the final reckoning there will be redemption.

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3. The Bridge

Friday 11th May at 9pm on BBC Two

Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhardt reprise their roles as Saga Norén and Henrik Sabroe in the fourth and final installment of Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge, which for the first time ever is airing on BBC Two.

Almost two years after we last saw Saga and Henrik a woman is found brutally murdered on Pepparholm island, at the base of the bridge. It transpires that she is Margrethe Thormod, General Director of the Migration Agency in Copenhagen and the killers motive may lie in a recent and highly publicised deportation scandal that affected Margrethe personally.

With Saga incarcerated in the women’s prison in Ystad, convicted of murdering her mother, Henrik is forced to investigate the macabre murder with his new abrasive Danish colleague, Jonas Mandrup (Mikael Birkkjǣr) but he misses Saga terribly. Knowing that she is having a hard time in prison he visits as often as she will let him and wants her to help him with the new case, but Saga points to the fact that she isn’t a police officer anymore.


4. Friday Night Dinner

Friday 11th May at 10pm on Channel 4

In the second episode of the latest series of Friday Night Dinner, mum's best friend Val moves in after rowing with her husband.

As expected, Dad can't take it anymore as Val keeps tidying up the house and chucking away all his old stuff.

Tensions reach boiling point when Val finds a tin of meat with a best before 1996 date that Dad's been keeping in his shed.


5. Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Saturday 12th May at 8pm on BBC One

Could SuRie be the one to see the United Kingdom claim victory at the Eurovision Song Contest? Probably not, but it’s fun taking part right?

Graham Norton introduces live coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest from Lisbon, Portugal. Singer-songwriter SuRie flies the flag for the United Kingdom, performing Storm, written by Gil Lewis, Nicole Blair and Sean Hargreaves.

SuRie is one of 26 acts competing for the title.


6. BAFTA TV Awards 2018

Sunday 13th May at 8pm on BBC One

Sue Perkins returns to host the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards from London’s Royal Festival Hall, a night which celebrates the very best of British television.

Black Mirror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Three Girls lead the nominations with three each, including nominations for Joe Cole, Thandie Newton, Claire Foy and Molly Windsor.

First-time nominees headline this year, with Brian F. O’Bryan, Anna Friel, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Samson Kayo, Anupam Kher, Jack Rowan and Sandi Toksvig vying to take home their first BAFTA.

Much-loved football commentator, John Motson, will receive the prestigious BAFTA Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sports broadcasting over the course of his 50-year career.


7. Patrick Melrose

Sunday 13th May on Sky Atlantic

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to our screens this week in Patrick Melrose, a new five-part drama based on the much-loved novels by Edward St Aubyn.

Adapted by David Nicholls (One Day), each episode depicts a chapter in the life of the troubled Melrose, from his abusive childhood to his drug-addled adulthood. Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh also feature among an outstanding ensemble cast in a tale that’s sometimes dark but always bejewelled with a sparkling wit.

In the opening episode, Bad News, Patrick, a witty, well-bred twentysomething who’s partial to pretty much every narcotic imaginable, hears that his father has died. It’s not known if it’s the heroin or their terrible relationship that causes him to react with such indifference.

As he collects his father’s remains from New York, he confidently declares that he will get clean, but getting sober in the Big Apple is less a piece of cake, more a rancid slice of cold turkey and he’s soon hitting the city’s seedier back streets to score a fix of anything and everything on offer.


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