TV Picks: 30 May - 5 June

TV Picks: 30 May - 5 June

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Wednesday, 25th May 2022
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This week in TV, the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee with BBC coverage of events such as Trooping the Colour and the lighting of the beacons. 

Five Dates A Week


Channel 4, 10pm 

A spin off of the Channel 4 show Five Guys A Week, this new series will include singletons of any gender and sexual orientation. 

One singleton will invite five other potential romantic partners to move into the Cupid Cottage for a week, all at the same time. 

The suitors will need to compete to show that they are the best potential match and have the strongest connection with the person picking.

As the week progresses, people will be sent home culminating in one final perfect match. 

Abbott Elementary


Disney + 

A mockumentary sitcom created by Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary is set in a Philadelphia public school and follows a group of dedicated and passionate teachers hoping to help their students succeed in life. 

Led by a tone-deaf principle played by Janelle James, who often bullies her co-workers, the teachers are determined to give their students their best school years.

Optimistic second grade teacher Janine (Quinta Brunson) leads the fight against underfunding, an unsupportive school district and unruly students. 

The Midwich Cuckoos 


Sky Max, 9pm 

A modern-day retelling of John Wyndham’s science fiction classic, The Midwich Cuckoos stars Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley. 

Midwich is a small commuter town where nothing ever happens, however, one day that all changes when in the twilight hours of a summer’s day everyone within a certain radius falls unconscious. 

The strange occurrence would seem to be a one-off incident, and everyone regains consciousness, but all the women of childbearing age have suddenly fallen pregnant. 

As the children of the curious phenomenon grow it becomes obvious that they are not strictly human.  

Platinum Jubilee: Trooping the Colour 


BBC One, 10am 

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To start the Jubilee weekend, Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and JJ Chalmers will present a special edition of Trooping the Colour. 

The parade officially starts when the Queen leaves Buckingham Palace in a carriage and goes along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade where the military spectacle takes place. 

The Queen then leads the troops back to Buckingham Palace before joining other members of the royal family on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony. 

Platinum Beacons: Lighting up the Jubilee


BBC One, 8pm 

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To mark the first day of the Platinum Jubilee, the traditional lighting of the beacons will take place across the Nation and Commonwealth. 

People from communities all over the UK will light more than 1,500 beacons in celebration of the Queen’s 70-year reign, with a principal beacon lit at Buckingham palace. 

Kirsty Young will present, with Jermaine Jenas reporting at Buckingham Palace, Gethin Jones reporting in Wales, Carol Kirkwood reporting in Scotland and Holly Hamilton reporting in Northern Ireland. 



Apple TV+

Series two of the 80s fitness drama will once again follow the exploits of aerobics guru Sheila (Rose Byrne).

Fame and fortune await Sheila as she is on the precipice of securing a big deal for her aerobics video, however, that means leaving behind her former associate Bunny (Della Saba) who feels deeply betrayed.  

Sheila’s husband Danny (Rory Scovel) is also becoming increasingly jealous of his wife’s growing success and budding fitness empire. 

Series two will also see Sheila battle with fierce new competitors and a growing attraction to someone who is definitely not her husband.

Murray Bartlett will play new character fitness instructor Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Green.                                                                         

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This week in TV, the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee with BBC coverage of events such as Trooping the Colour and the lighting of the beacons.