TV Picks: 13th June -19th June

TV Picks: 13th June -19th June

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Monday, 13th June 2022
Credit: BBC, Sky, ITV
Credit: BBC, Sky, ITV

This week in TV, cameras go back into the world famous Savoy hotel, Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy star in a new offbeat comedy and Alan Carr hosts a special edition of Play Your Cards Right.



BBC One, 9pm 

Inspired by real life events, the true crime thriller looks at post-Brexit Britain's social and political landscape. 

Set in a Nottinghamshire mining village, detective Ian St Clair (David Morrissey) is put to the test when he finds himself investigating two shocking killings in a village that is already fractured. 

The killings start an intense manhunt and cause suspicion and animosity to fester between neighbours and the police. 

The killings also stoke historic divisions and tensions that started during the miner’s strike three decades earlier. 

The rest of the cast includes Robert Glenister as DI Kevin Salisbury, Joanne Froggatt, Adeel Akhtar, Alun Armstrong and Lesley Manville. 

The Savoy 


ITV, 9pm 

Cameras will once again enter the doors of the famous, luxury Savoy hotel, which has hosted royalty, Oscar winners and rock stars. 

Viewers got to see the activities of both the staff, from the butlers to the florists, and the guests frequenting the rooms, restaurants and bars.   

The last series ended with the hotel closing its doors due to the coronavirus with many staff being furloughed. 

The hotel is open once again and will see chef Gordon Ramsay opening a new restaurant and guests staying in the new Royal Suite by Gucci costing £16,000 a night. 

God’s Favourite Idiot 



Husband and wife Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy are joining forces in a new offbeat comedy written by Falcone.

Falcone plays a mid-level tech support employee Clarke, who falls in love with his co-worker Amily (Melissa McCarthy).

However, matters are complicated when he is unexpectedly chosen as the messenger of God and is faced with the task of helping the world against an impending apocalypse. 

Along with the help of his co-workers and angelic accomplices, he must outsmart Satan (Leslie Bibb) and save the world. 

The Lazarus Project 


Sky Max, 9pm 

The action thriller explores the consequences of what it means to really take charge of your own fate.

George (Paapa Essiedu) wakes up to discover himself reliving the same day from months ago, fearing he has gone mad. 

All of his recent achievements have been undone, including his accomplishments at work and marriage to the love of his life Sarah (Charly Clive), but only he seems to notice what has happened. 

However, when he meets Archie (Anjli Mohindra) he is recruited into the Lazarus Project, a secret organisation that has the ability to turn back time whenever the world is at threat of extinction. 

George finds himself faced with the ultimate dilemma when a freak accident harms someone close to him, but Lazarus won’t let him turn back time to reverse it unless there is a threat to mankind. Now George must decide if he stays loyal to the programme or goes rogue to save the one he loves.

Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow: Celebrity Special 


ITV, 7pm 

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Alan Carr hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show Play Your Cards Right, originally hosted by Bruce Forsyth.

The celebrities taking part include sporting icon Sir Mo Farah, presenter Clare Balding, comedian Russell Kane and actor Jimi Mistry.

The famous faces play the higher or lower game to be in with a chance of turning the cards in the Epic Endgame and winning the big money prize for their chosen charity. 

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This week in TV, cameras go back into the world famous Savoy hotel, Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy star in a new offbeat comedy and Alan Carr hosts a special edition of Play Your Cards Right.