TV Picks: 21st June - 27th June

TV Picks: 21st June - 27th June

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Friday, 18th June 2021
Betty (credit: HBO/ Sky)
Betty (credit: HBO/ Sky)

This week in TV, escape to the chateau with Dick and Angel or escape to the multiverse with Rick and Morty.

Rick and Morty - series five


E4, 10pm

Rick and Morty returns for another series of multiversal escapades.

Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have confirmed there will be more continuity this series, and that series four’s Space Beth is set to play a major part.

In the first episode, Mort Dinner Rick Andre, guest starring Jim Gaffigan, Rick hosts a dinner for his oceanic arch nemesis, Mr Nimbus. But when he asks Morty to fetch the wine – from another dimension – the usually willing errand boy takes a stand.

Drag Race Down Under Final


BBC One, 11.45pm

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Special guests Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi join RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Rhys Nicholson to judge the remaining Drag Race Down Under contestants in the grand final. They will have to write and record their own verses to RuPaul’s ‘I’m a Winner, Baby’.

Come the end of the episode, the first queen from Australia or New Zealand will be crowned.



Sky Comedy, 9pm

Betty originated as a spin-off of Crystal Moselle’s acclaimed 2018 film Skate Kitchen, which followed an all-female skate crew as they wrestled to claim space among the male-dominated skate scene.

Now returning for a second series, the dramedy will see the skaters tackle the cold winter in New York City amid the pandemic. Starring Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Rachelle Vinberg and Moonbear, series two follows the young women as they navigate the mounting pressures of adulthood while using the newly empty streets of New York as their own skate park.

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend


Channel 4, 9pm

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Dick and Angel Strawbridge are back with a new series of the Escape to the Château spin-off, which sees them help families across the UK with their DIY and design dilemmas.

In the first episode, Dick and Angel help a couple restore their 150-year-old sash window and transform their landing into a feature area with preserved old family photographs.

The South Bank Show


Sky Arts, 9pm

Arlo Parks and Melvyn Bragg (credit: Sky)

Melvyn Bragg returns to host a new series of The South Bank Show, interviewing the nominees for the Times Breakthrough Award at The South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

In the opening episode, Bragg will be talking to Arlo Parks, the 20-year-old singer who won the Breakthrough Artist BRIT Award, as well as the young playwright Samuel Bailey who penned the play Shook.

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This week in TV, escape to the chateau with Dick and Angel or escape to the multiverse with Rick and Morty.