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WHAT TO WATCH 9-15 July

This week’s best telly includes more Love Island, a repeat of Welsh drama Keeping Faith on BBC One and the return of Unforgotten on ITV. Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...


1. Love Island

Monday 9th - Friday 13th and Sunday 15th July at 9pm on ITV2


With viewing figures consistently above 3m, the highest ITV2 have ever seen, Love Island is showing no signs of slowing down as it reaches week six.


As is stands, Dani and Jack remain the only original couple still together, Wes is now with Megan and Laura is with new Jack. Whilst Josh left Georgia for Kaz and Georgia has now coupled up with Sam.


Elsewhere, Samira is now with Frankie, Ellie is with Charlie and Dr Alex is hanging on to his time in the villa with another coupling up that's heading nowhere, with new girl Grace. who will win in three weeks time? My money's still on Dani and Jack.



2. Live from the BBC

Wednesday 11th July from 10am on BBC Three


This week, Live from the BBC continues with one of my absolute faves, Suzi Ruffell.


She is one of the most exciting comedy stars of her generation and her working-class roots run through her like the writing in a stick of rock, which makes this show about her struggles with falling in and out of the middle-classes so funny.


Suzi discusses her ex, getting to grips with the dating scene, and being unfairly labelled a racist. Her show is full of energy, charm and brilliantly-told stories.


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3. Stath Lets Flats

Wednesday 11th July at 10pm on Channel 4


The funniest comedy around at the moment Stath Lets Flats continues this week after last week's rather dramatic ending which saw Stath accidentally burn down a property.


This week he falls out with his exasperated dad and manages to land himself a job at the slick agency Smethwicks next door. It's a chance for Stath to prove himself outside the family business, but he struggles to fit in with their 'work hard, play hard' culture.


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4. Keeping Faith

Thursday 12th July at 9pm on BBC One


After a hugely successful run on BBC Wales (300k) and BBC iPlayer (9.5m+) it's no surprise really that in a year where the BBC have struggle with hit dramas that Keeping Faith is getting a primetime BBC One repeat.


The eight-part series tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith, played by Eve Myles, as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband.


He leaves for work but never arrives. His sudden absence strikes deep into the heart of his tiny Welsh community and forces Faith to come back from extended maternity leave to defend a hopeless vagrant accused of shoplifting.


As an increasingly desperate Faith searches for clues, she uncovers new revelations about Evan's private life and questions how well she really knows the man she loves.


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5. 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown

Friday 13th July at 9pm on Channel 4


As 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown returns for an incredible 16th series, it does so slightly differently with Katherine Ryan guest hosting a special all female edition.


The episode celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage and will see Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes take on Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope in the classic quiz.


Morgana Robinson appears in character as Natalie Cassidy alongside Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley continues to look after the numbers.


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6. The Voice Kids UK

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July at 9pm on BBC One


This year as The Voice Kids UK returns, ITV have decided to air it for eight consecutive nights instead of weekly which should hopefully make it feel more of an event.


Rather surprisingly for The Voice, all three coaches are exactly the same as last year; Danny Jones, Will.i.am and reigning champion Pixie Lott.


Emma Willis returns to host the competition which sees children aged between 7 and 14 perform in the Blind auditions to impress the coaches and nab one of 12 spots on each team.


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7. Unforgotten

Sunday 15th July at 9pm on ITV


After two hugely successful series, it's no surprise that the Chris Lang penned drama Unforgotten is returning to ITV.


Once again, Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar are at the helm as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan and this series welcomes Neil Morrissey, James Fleet, Alex Jennings and Kevin R McNally to the cast.


They play a close-knit group of old school friends that have stood by one another through thick and thin. However, when the body of a teenage girl who went missing at the turn of the millennium is found at a building site off the M1 motorway, the four men are placed under the spotlight and their relationships are tested to the limit.


And let's not forget how series two ended. They both walked away from the case after learning that the suspects had all been victims of child sex abuse. But what happened next? Well hopefully we'll find out in series three.


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