TV Picks: 9th May - 15th May

TV Picks: 9th May - 15th May

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Monday, 9th May 2022
Conversations with Friends (credit: BBC)

This week in TV sees the return of The Games and the arrival of the highly anticipated new Sally Rooney adaptation, Conversations with Friends.

The Games


ITV, 9.00pm

After 16 years off the air, The Games is back for more celebrity sporting competitions.

Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff will host The Games, with the likes of Love Island’s Wes Nelson, news anchor Lucrezia Millarini and former Strictly pro Kevin Clifton among the twelve celebs competing in a range of athletic, gymnastic, swimming and cycling events live on ITV across the week.

The Repair Shop 


BBC One, 8pm

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

The Repair Shop is the place to go to bring new life into old, treasured pieces, as expert craftspeople repair and revamp everything from clocks, to record players, to teddy bears. 

The first episode sees horologist Steve Fletcher repair the largest time piece that has ever entered the barn, standing at nearly three metres tall. 

Metal worker Dominic Chinea restores an iconic Austin J40 toy pedal car and hatter Jayesh breathes new life into a much-loved cap for a Rotherham United fan. 

Viewers will learn about the emotional stories behind the pieces and the technical skills required to make them as good as new. 

The Lincoln Lawyer 



Based on the novel The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly, the crime drama follows defence attorney Mickey Hallern (Manual Garcia-Rulfo) who has spent years down on his luck but is about to see a change in his fortunes.

Haller is an idealistic lawyer who runs his practice out of his Lincoln Town car, taking on any case available across Los Angeles. 

Haller receives his biggest case yet when he is sent to defend a famous studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover, but as the stakes rise so does the danger. 

The series also stars Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson and Trevor Elliott. 

Eurovision Song Contest Final 2022


BBC One, 8pm

Italy hosts the 66th Eurovision Song Contest after rock band Måneskin took home the victory last year with 'Zitti e buoni'. From Pala Olimpico in Turin, Italian TV and radio presenter Alessandro Cattelan and singers Laura Pausini and Mika will guide us through proceedings as the nations sing their hearts out for the top spot. 

Graham Norton will once again bring his trademark wit to his commentary, while the UK's entry, singer-songwriter and TikTok star Sam Ryder, will aim to correct the UK's dire Eurovision scoring record with his song 'Space Man'.

Conversations with Friends

BBC Three


The Normal People team reunite to bring another Sally Rooney novel to the screen following the enormous success of the first.

Rooney and Alice Birch have co-written another 12-parter starring newcomer Alison Oliver and rising star Sasha Lane as best friends and ex-girlfriends Frances and Bobbi. When the two spoken word poets are invited into the home of journalist Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and her husband Nick (Joe Alwyn), they entangle themselves in a web of complex affairs.

Lenny Abrahamson once again directs with a typically tender touch.

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This week in TV sees the return of The Games and the arrival of the highly anticipated new Sally Rooney adaptation, Conversations with Friends.