This weeks must watch TV
Deadly drama, sensational sport and riveting reality; your schedule is bursting at the seams with shows to savour this week! So get out the diary and pencil in some you-time; here’s what you shouldn’t be missing in the seven days ahead…
Monday @ 9pm, Virgin Media One, Virgin TV 103
Mark O’Connor’s gritty and gripping drama continues to unfurl, and our nails are already bitten down to the quick – so we’re almost helping that everything calms down! It seems highly unlikely, though; in fact, we’re betting that Damien’s journey into the murky underworld is only going to get more compelling. We don’t dare look away…
TRUE NORTH: THE LAST SHOWMEN
Tuesday @ 8pm, BBC One, Virgin TV 108
The documentary series continues with a visit to the Cullen family – who run the largest travelling funfair in Ireland. Life isn’t all fun and games in the business, but this fascinating glimpse behind the scenes will prove absorbing viewing for anyone who’s spent an afternoon on spinning cups and coconut shies in the recent past!
Available from Thursday on Netflix, Virgin TV 999
The graphic novel is already a cult sensation, but a venture onto screens should bring this post-apocalyptic tale to a whole new audience. More of a comedy-drama than an out-and-out spine-tingling gore-fest, the story of a troupe led by a 17-year-old outcast is smart, sharp and inventive; get stuck in!
THE LAST LEG
Friday @ 10pm, Channel 4, Virgin TV 111
Messrs Hills, Widdecombe and Brooker are back – and boy, do they have a lot to talk about! The irreverent topical show has earned a reputation for razor-sharp insights on sports, showbiz, politics and more, and after a well-earned rest, they’ve got a fair amount to get through! You can bank on a star-studded guest list too; it’s just what they do…
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