TV Picks 25th May – 31st May

TV Picks 25th May – 31st May

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Friday, 22nd May 2020
Steve Carell (Credit: Aaron Epstein/Netflix) and Prince William (Credit: BBC)
Steve Carell (Credit: Aaron Epstein/Netflix) and Prince William (Credit: BBC)

A bank holiday is the perfect way to start the week and gives you an extra day to watch our top TV picks. 

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Channel 4

Monday 25th May, 9:00pm

In the sixth and final week of the second series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, viewers will see which celebs have made it to the end of the intensive seven-day course that is a unique version of SAS selection.

Filmed in Scotland, the homeland of the SAS, the celebrities will have to deal with harsh weather, rugged landscapes and volatile seas.

The celebrities will face brutal tasks over land and sea set to build resilience and test their mental and physical strength.

The six celebrities left to battle it out at the end are Joey Essex, Locksmith, Nikki Sanderson, Lauren Steadman, Helen Skelton and Tony Bellew.


Bake Off: The Professionals

Channel 4

Tuesday 26th May, 8pm

The baking show that gives everyone sugar cravings, Bake Off: The Professionals is back with hosts Tom Allen and Liam Charles, and Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden on the judging panel.

12 teams will be putting their reputations on the line and baking their most magical creations in a series of arduous challenges to put their skills to the test.

The contestants have worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world and made desserts for many famous faces, including The Queen.


Men at the Barre Inside the Royal Ballet

BBC Four

Wednesday 27th May, 9pm

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

The behind the scenes documentary Men at the Barre Inside the Royal Ballet is part of the BBC’s dance season and comes from filmmaker Richard Macer.

Macer follows dancers as they go through the different stages of their career, from youth training right through to retirement.

In such a competitive and ruthless field, the dancers relentlessly strive for perfection as the nature of their roles change throughout their career.

The documentary looks at the lives of graduate year students at The Royal Ballet School, as they seek to make a name for themselves and become world renowned dancers.


Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health


Thursday 28th May, 8:05pm

Prince William is on a mission to get British men to open up and talk about their mental health issues, using football as the way to break the taboo around the problem.

Prince William, who has been a big supporter of breaking the mental health stigma, wants to spread the message that no one should be ashamed of their mental health.

The documentary follows the work of the Heads Up Campaign spearheaded by Prince William, which aims to change the conversation around mental health and fundraise for innovative mental health services.


Space Force


Friday 29th May

Co-created and starring Steve Carell, Space Force is a workplace comedy based on a US military space force.

Carell plays a high-ranking military general Mark R. Naird, who has been ordered by the president to get “boots on the moon” by 2024, as the man in charge of the United States Space Force.

But poor technology and political conflict means that will be no easy feat, plus Naird’s character has to deal with an arrogant scientist and pretentious social media expert who are part of his quirky team.

Each episode sees the characters scramble to handle a crisis before they have serious consequences, all to hilarious effect.

Carell is joined by John Malkovich who plays Dr Adrian Mallory, the Head Science Advisor to the space force, Ben Schwartz who plays F Tony Scarapiducci, the social media expert hired to create good publicity for the space force.

The rest of the cast includes Tawny Newsome as an ambitious new recruit, Jimmy O. Yang as Dr Mallory’s second-in-command, Alex Sparrow as a Russian soldier and potential spy, Diana Silvers as Erin Naird, Carell’s daughter who goes from popular student to outcast at her new school, and Lisa Kudrow as Maggie, Naird Carell’s wife.




Friday 29th May

Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig (Credit: BBC)

The popular British comedy panel show QI is back with a new host of bizarre facts for series R.

The series is hosted by Sandi Toksvig, and sees comedian and actor Alan Davis and three other panellists compete to get the most points.

Panellists get points for giving the correct answer to misleading questions or for giving an inventive answer, points are deducted for obvious answers that are incorrect.

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A bank holiday is the perfect way to start the week and gives you an extra day to watch our top TV picks.