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WHAT TO WATCH 9-15 September

This week's best telly includes the highly-anticipated returns of Supermarket Sweep and Top Boy, a new Sky One drama starring Mark Strong and Daniel Mays and some more brilliant continuing comedies and dramas.

Here are 10 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Supermarket Sweep

Monday 9th - Friday 13th September at 8pm on ITV2

It's time to go wild in the aisles as Supermarket Sweep returns with new store manager Rylan Clark-Neal and new voice on the tannoy, Jennie McAlpine.

Stripped across every weeknight on ITV2, each night three pairs of shoppers compete in a series of supermarket challenges to win a £3,000 prize. Expect all the classic Supermarket Sweep quizzes, trolley dashes and pastel jumpers as well as exciting new games and challenges.

Plus, a number of celebs will be popping in over the series to offer a helping hand, including Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, Pete Wicks and Bobby Norris, Maura Higgins and Tommy Fury and Tom Read Wilson and Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo.


2. A Confession

Monday 9th September at 9pm on ITV

This week as Jeff Pope's A Confession continues, Steve Fulcher and his team are faced with the chance that a senior officer at Wiltshire who has committed suicide, could be the man responsible for the disappearance of local girl Sian O’Callaghan.

But just as Steve investigates whether his colleague could be connected to Sian’s disappearance, some brilliant police work by a lowly traffic officer identifies from another CCTV camera the driver of the car Sian had got into after the Friday night out in Swindon Old Town. Local taxi Driver Christopher Halliwell, played by Joe Absolom, is now the chief suspect.

After identifying Christopher Halliwell as a potential suspect, Steve wants to leave Halliwell ‘in-play’ to go about his normal daily routine, but wants a full surveillance team to tail Halliwell in the hope that if he is the abductor, he will lead the team to Sian. But the secluded roads of the Wiltshire countryside prove difficult for night time surveillance work and the team lose Halliwell for a few hours.

The next morning Steve, along with the help of Deborah Peach, decide to release fabricated press releases to the media, hoping it will spook Halliwell into breaking from his daily routine and lead to Sian's hidden location. Reluctantly, Steve concedes that the team will have to arrest Halliwell and bring him to Gablecross Police Station to be cautioned. Faced with the very real possibility that Sian could have only hours left to live, if indeed she is still alive, Fulcher goes against the advice of colleagues and pushes for an ‘urgent interview’ face-to-face showdown with Halliwell, to plead for her life.

Fulcher takes Halliwell to the remote location of Barbury Castle and decides not to caution him, reminds him of his ‘right to silence’, and instead, as the urgent interview provision allows, asks him directly “Are you going to tell me where she is?”.


3. Stath Lets Flats

Monday 9th September at 10pm on Channel 4

As the funniest sitcom currently on television, Stath Lets Flats continues, Michael & Eagle is under threat from a rival agency burning their signs.

When their keys are stolen, Stath is challenged to prove his bravery and Sophie finds herself caught up in the lettings agency war, when she falls for fellow dogsbody, Cem.

Guest stars David Mumeni, Nick Mohammed and Danielle Vitalis.


4. The Capture

Tuesday 10th September at 9pm on BBC One

This week as The Capture continues, the truth about Shaun Emery's crime isn’t as clear as it first appeared to DI Carey, as crucial CCTV evidence is redacted by a mysterious MI5 officer.

This surprise development forces Carey, Flynn and Latif to scramble for more evidence but with forensics drawing a blank on Shaun's car, Commander Hart offering little support, and weak witness statements, Carey is forced to release Shaun. After a run-in with his ex-partner Karen, who is enraged by his failure to pick up their daughter from school, Shaun is determined to prove his innocence and enlists best mate Mat to help him break into Hannah’s apartment in search of clues.

Closely followed by a suspicious Carey on CCTV, and Flynn and Latif on foot, Shaun somehow manages to evade Carey’s watch, forcing her to question an even more problematic issue, the surveillance network itself.


5. Brassic

Thursday 12th September at 9pm on Sky One

Brassic starring Joe Gilgun and Michelle Keegan is Sky's biggest original comedy launch in over 7 years with 1.7m viewers watching the first episode and in case you've missed it, it follows Vinnie and his Lancashire-based band of misfits as they go from caper to caper and try to have a laugh while doing it.

In this week's penultimate episode, Vinnie’s plan to make money by carrying out an audacious raid on a rival grower’s weed farm is sabotaged when Ronnie, Erin’s older and diabolical brother, turns up on the run from prison.

The gang’s night-time rooftop raid descends into catastrophe when the lads are forced to use unconventional methods to avoid detection by their school-days adversary Carl Slater, a local policeman. Dealing with the added problem of Ronnie, things are further complicated when Vinnie’s doctor Chris turns up out of the blue. It’s left to Erin to hatch a plan to get them out of there….

5/6 (All episodes available On Demand)

6. This Way Up

Thursday 12th September at 10pm on Channel 4

It's got better and better each week, but unfortunately the first (and hopefully not only) series of Aisling Bea's This Way Up comes to an end this week as romance blooms between Aine and Richard.

But she's caught off guard when she turns up unexpectedly to find another woman in his house.

Elsewhere, Vish proposes to Shona, but it doesn't exactly go to plan and when Shona finds out that Aine knew his intentions before she did, a huge argument ensues over secrets the sisters have been keeping from one another.

Read my interview with Aisling Bea here.


7. Jesy Nelson: "Odd One Out"

Thursday 12th September from 10am on BBC Three and at 9pm on BBC One

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson goes on a journey of rehabilitation as she opens up about abuse she has suffered at the hands of cyberbullies and its effects on her mental health when she rose to fame in the band.

After being abused online for being "the fat one", Jesy allows cameras a behind-the-scenes look at her personal and professional life as she begins to understand the layers of protection she has built in order to cope with the bullies. She also meets with other victims of cyber abuse to share devastating stories of online trolling.

Her fellow Little Mix members discuss how her torment affected the dynamics within the band and how it impacted the group’s ability to perform. Whilst Jesy’s boyfriend, Love Island star Chris Hughes recounts falling in love with someone who was clearly damaged by the barrage of negativity she experienced on social media and now offers a comforting support system to the pop star. And members of Jesy’s family help her confront deep personal issues she's kept hidden for years.


8. Top Boy

Friday 13th September on Netflix

When Top Boy ended on Channel 4 in 2013, there was no hope for a third series, until rapper Drake stumbled across the series on YouTube and agreed to fund a new series which was sold to Netflix.

We revisit the fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney, East London as Dushane and Sully (Ashley Walters and Kane 'Kano' Robinson) return from exile and prison respectively only to find there's a new gang leader in town.

Micheal Ward joins the cast as Jamie, a young, hungry, ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully. Making it difficult for Dushane to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market.

Also joining the cast are Lisa Dwan, Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni, Hope Ikpoku as well as rappers Little Simz (Simbi Ajikawo) and Dave (David Omoregie).


9. Temple

Friday 13th September at 9pm on Sky One

Mark Strong and Daniel Mays star in new Sky One drama Temple which sees Daniel (Strong), a respected surgeon and family man who finds himself drawn into an underground world of doomsday preppers and bank robbers when he tries to save his wife’s life.

Refusing to accept the cards he’s been dealt when his wife falls ill, Daniel partners with the obsessive yet surprisingly resourceful misfit Lee (Mays) to start a literal ‘underground’ clinic in the vast network of tunnels beneath Temple tube station in London which offers him a chance to try and pull the pieces back together and regain what he has lost.

They are soon joined by Anna, a guilt-ridden medical researcher whose past is entangled with Daniel’s and fugitive bank-robber Jamie. Daniel does his best to juggle this dysfunctional family as his moral boundaries as a husband, friend and doctor are challenged.

1/8 (All episodes will be available On Demand after episode one has aired)

10. Peaky Blinders

Sunday 15th September at 9pm on BBC One

It's hard to believe that we've already reached the penultimate episode of Peaky Blinders.

This week, Mosley takes advantage of shocking events to give a speech to the gathered crowd at Arrow House and afterwards gives Tommy his instructions. As Arthur and his men arrive at Limehouse for the arranged rendezvous, the situation has changed drastically.

Meanwhile, Tommy visits an old war comrade who has a very specific skill that Tommy intends to use.



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