TV Picks: 2nd June – 8th June

TV Picks: 2nd June – 8th June

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Tuesday, 2nd June 2020
Queer Eye (Credit: Ryan M. Collerd/Netflix) and Ambulance (Credit: BBC)
Queer Eye (Credit: Ryan M. Collerd/Netflix) and Ambulance (Credit: BBC)

This week uncovers the realities of working for the ambulance service and the life-transforming power of a good makeover. 

Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace


Tuesday 2nd June, 9pm

People who are abandoned as babies are known as foundlings and they are often left in the first few hours and days of their lives. With no way of identifying them, they are born without truly knowing who they are.

Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace, presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, uses DNA technology combined with meticulous detective work to help people discover their history.

The documentary series focuses on four people searching for answers, including a man left in a car outside Belfast, a woman left in a telephone box in Dundalk, a woman found in a public toilet in Warminster and a man found in a corned beef box in Greenhithe.




Wednesday 3rd June, 9pm

Cardinal (Credit: BBC)
Cardinal (Credit: BBC)

The Canadian crime drama Cardinal returns for its fourth and final series, once again investigating the sinister crimes taking place among the snowy landscapes.

The series sees John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) still working together, and begins with them trying to solve a missing persons case.

Based on the books by Giles Blunt, Cardinal must also get to the bottom of his wife’s apparent suicide, which might in fact be a murder.  




Thursday 4th June, 9pm  

With the NHS under more strain than ever, the importance of healthcare workers has never been more apparent.

The documentary uncovers the real-life struggles of the ambulance services, from the control rooms to the crews working on the street.

Focused on the ambulance services in Liverpool, the cameras will follow the teams as they make life and death decisions every day.

The series shines a light on the unprecedented demands the industry is facing and the way healthcare workers face up to challenges when on the front line.


Queer Eye


Friday 5th June

The Fab Five are back for the fifth series of Queer Eye and this time they are in Philadelphia, looking to revamp the lives of a priest, a mum and many more.

Championing self-love, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown will be helping people in all areas of their lives, from fashion, to grooming, diet, culture and design.

The makeover series has been known to cause viewers to shed a tear or two, with the team helping to transform lives and improve people both inside and out.

A sixth series has already been confirmed which will film in Austin, Texas.


Dark Side of the Ring

Vice TV

Monday 8th June, 10pm

Delving into the controversial stories of wrestling’s past, the second series of Dark Side of the Ring begins with the tragic story of wrestling icon Chris Benoit’s murder-suicide, with exclusive interviews with family members.

Narrated by former WWE superstar Chris Jericho, the series uncovers the brutal consequences of stepping into the ring.

Series two also explores the heartbreaking murder of Dino Bravo, the Owen Hart stunt that went tragically wrong, the “Brawl for All” tournament that caused career-ending injuries and other stories from the world of wrestling.


I May Destroy You


Monday 8th June, 10:45pm

Best known for her much-loved comedy Chewing Gum, Michaela Coel explores sexual consent and the emotional rollercoaster of navigating dating and relationships.

Created by, executive produced and starring Coel, the series follows Arabella Essiuedu (Coel), a woman who finds herself being hailed as the ‘voice of her generation’ when a piece of her writing receives critical acclaim.

Carefree and unattached, Essiuedu lands an agent and a book commission, along with the pressure to live up to her so-called 'literary genius'.

But when she is assaulted in a nightclub, her whole life is turned upside down in a single night.

Essiuedu doesn’t know how to come to terms with what has happened and is forced to rethink her relationships with her career, her friends, and even her family.

Essiuedu goes on a journey of self-discovery and finds an inner strength she didn’t know she had.

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This week uncovers the realities of working for the ambulance service and the life-transforming power of a good makeover.