TV Picks: 20th June – 26th June

TV Picks: 20th June – 26th June

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Monday, 20th June 2022
Man Vs Bee (credit: Netflix)

Rowan Atkinson battles a bee, Ellie & Natasia bring the funny, and Glastonbury’s back with a bang on the BBC.

Ellie & Natasia


BBC Three, 10.00pm

In a gloriously silly sketch show pilot, Ellie White (The Windsors) and the prolific Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats) took cracks at all of “busybody mums”, “trustafarian teenagers” and Ariana Grande.

It won enough plaudits for BBC Three to order this full series, which promises more takes on modern life and cultural stereotypes across six, 15 minute episodes.



Channel 5, 10.00pm

After many years and several big name directors failing to get a film off the ground, Kyle Killen and Steven Kane finally bring the billion dollar video game franchise to screens.

Set in the 26th century, their standalone series stars Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, who fights for the ruling United Nations Space Command in their ongoing conflict with the alien threat of the Covenant.

A Covenant attack on an Insurrectionist outpost on planet Madrigal leaves all but one massacred: teenager Kwan Ha (Yerin Ha). When John-117’s unit eventually intervenes, he discovers a mysterious ancient artefact that activates his childhood memories and sends him AWOL after freeing Kwan on a journey of self-discovery.

The Umbrella Academy



Series three of the comic book adaptation picks up from series two’s cliffhanger, which saw the superhero Hargreeve siblings jump to 2019 after taking on The Handler and her army of associates. The trouble is, by doing so they have unwittingly created a time paradox. 

In their new reality there is a team called The Sparrows in charge, with whom they clash from the off.

Elliot Page is back to star as Viktor alongside the rest of the Hargreeves gang, bar Justin H Min, formerly Ben but now recast as a member of The Sparrow Academy.

Glastonbury 2022


BBC One & BBC Two

(credit: BBC)

After three long years, Glastonbury is back and the BBC’s coverage is more extensive than ever, meaning those of us poor souls who missed out on tickets will still get to see plenty of the action.

There will be over 35 hours of programming across BBC One, Two, Three and Four, as well as digital live streams of the five biggest stages. Among the familiar faces presenting the coverage are Dermot O’Leary and Zoe Ball.

As with any Glasto there are many must-sees, from Diana Ross’ Legends slot to Kendrick Lamar’s festival debut, as well as headline sets from Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney.

Man Vs Bee



The king of slapstick, Rowan Atkinson, returns to do battle with a bee in a rare short-form series from Netflix.

Atkinson has reunited with his Johnny English writing partner Will Davies to conjure another hapless comic creation in Trevor, a man whose new job of lodging a luxurious mansion is jeopardised by a devious bee - and his own over-reaction to said bee. So decked out is the mansion that the potential for irreparable damage is strong.

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Rowan Atkinson battles a bee, Ellie & Natasia bring the funny, and Glastonbury’s back with a bang on the BBC.