TV Picks: 31st May – 6th June

TV Picks: 31st May – 6th June

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Friday, 28th May 2021
Time, Feel Good and Anne Boleyn (credit: BBC, Netflix and Channel 5)

This week in TV sees Mae Martin bring back Feel Good and Sean Bean and Stephen Graham join forces behind bars.

Russell Howard Stands Up to the World


Sky One, 9.00pm

(credit: Sky)

As one of the first comedians to tour the world since lockdown began, Russell Howard invites the cameras to follow along for a three-part documentary.

He spends two months travelling across Denmark, New Zealand and Germany, exploring the culture and humour of the countries before presenting his findings in stand-up performances.

He gets off to an action-packed start in New Zealand, Manu dive bombing, Maori hot pool cooking and visiting Kiwi actor Sam Neill’s farm.

Mare of Easttown


Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown (credit: HBO)

What better way to round off the Bank Holiday weekend than watching the explosive conclusion to Mare of Easttown, the gripping murder mystery that has had us hooked for the past 7 weeks?

As Mare (Kate Winslet) closes in on the suspected murderer of Erin McMenamin, the whole town becomes embroiled in the case that has devasted the tight-knit community.

Anne Boleyn


Channel 5, 9pm

(credit: Channel 5)

Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) stars as Henry VIII’s doomed second wife Anne Boleyn in Channel 5’s new period psychological thriller.

The three-part series will follow the pregnant Anne Boleyn in her final months as Queen, as she struggles to secure a future for her first daughter, Elizabeth I, while her husband and King finds a new lover in Jane Seymour (Lola Petticrew, Dating Amber).

Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) plays the Tudor nobleman and brother of the Queen, George Boleyn, with Mark Stanley (White House Farm) starring as Henry VIII.

Feel Good



Mae Martin’s RTS Award-winning dramedy, Feel Good, is back for a second and final series to give Mae and George’s love story closure.

The first series ended in heartbreak and left on a cliffhanger, as Mae relapsed and lost her sponsor, Maggie, after having an affair with her daughter.

The second will answer the burning question as to whether Mae came clean to George, and follow her desperate attempt to repair herself and the damage she’s done.

Joining the cast are Anthony Head (Merlin), Jordan Stephens (Catastrophe), John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory) and Eleanor Matsuura (The Walking Dead).

Celebrity Gogglebox


Channel 4, 9pm

Britain’s famous faces turn their hand at becoming sofa critics with the return of Celebrity Gogglebox, with candid and hilarious reactions to the best and weirdest of the week’s TV.

Among those returning to their setees will be comedian and The Masked Singer judge Mo Gilligan with actor Babatunde Aleshe, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw with his niece Liv, Martin and Roman Kemp, Corrie actress Georgia Taylor and Ackley Bridge star Sunetra Sarker.

Love Island host Laura Whitmore and the show’s voiceover, comedian Iain Stirling, will also be joining the show, alongside radio host Clara Amfo, Spice Girl Mel C and football pundits Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards.



BBC One, 9.00pm

Two RTS Award-winners for Best Actor, Stephen Graham and Sean Bean, star in the gritty three-part prison drama, Time.

It’s husband and father, Mark Cobden’s (Bean) first time in prison, both penitent and accepting of a four-year sentence for accidentally killing an innocent man.

The recently convicted teacher is not cut out for the volatile life behind bars, but luckily he has been placed under the charge of the principled prison officer, Eric McNally (Graham). Although when a notorious inmate identifies Eric’s weakness, he is forced to choose between those principles and the safety of his family.

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This week in TV sees Mae Martin bring back Feel Good and Sean Bean and Stephen Graham join forces behind bars.