This week's TV sees the long-awaited return of Love Island, a new true crime series and a Swedish young adult drama.
After a long 18-month hiatus, Love Island is finally back to bring some sun-soaked fun and flirtation from the iconic Mallorca villa. This series is set to be a little different this time around since, like the rest of the nation, the contestants have all spent the last year locked up in their own homes.
This year’s singletons hoping to crack on include a civil servant from the Department of Transport, a semi-pro footballer and a PE teacher. With Laura Whitmore returning as host and Iain Stirling bringing his trademark wit to voiceover duties, the series is set to fill our schedules for the next eight weeks with bizarre challenges, dramatic bust-ups and many, many memes.
Find out everything you need to know about the new contestants ahead of the launch here.
BBC Four, 9pm
The three-part documentary delves deep into the life of Ernest Hemingway, a man often deemed to be one of the greatest American novelists.
Created by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the six hours of film take a deep psychological look at the complex life of the literary legend. Featuring contributions from expert scholars, writers and even Meryl Streep as the voice of the novelist Martha Gellhorn, one of Hemingway’s four wives, the series offers an insight into the many demons the writer struggled with.
Sophie: A Murder in West Cork
The new three-part true crime series takes a look at the unsolved murder case of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork in 1996, the first murder in the region in living memory.
The French producer and filmmaker was found brutally murdered at her holiday home in Schull, triggering one of the biggest murder investigations Ireland had ever seen. Despite having a prime suspect at the centre of the investigation, the Gardai struggle to make a case with no witnesses and no DNA.
Before We Die
Channel 4, 9pm
The dramatic finale of Channel 4’s unpredictable crime thriller Before We Die sees the Bristol undercover police team attempt to finally shut down the Mimicas’ drug smuggling operation. As Detective Hannah Laing (Lesley Sharp) attempts to topple the crime family with the help of her partner Billy (Vincent Regan) and her son Christian (Patrick Gibson), the team are in for a nasty shock.
The new Swedish drama Young Royals follows the arrival of the wayward teenage Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding) at Hillerska, a prestigious boarding school.
Free from the burden of royal obligations, the young prince is able to explore his true self and discover what he wants from life. Yet his dream of an uninhibited, romance-filled future is cut short when he unexpectedly becomes next in life for the throne. Prince Wilhelm is forced to confront the dilemma dominating his life: love or duty.