This week's top TV: 12 - 18 June

This week's top TV: 12 - 18 June

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Monday, 12th June 2017

Gripping new dramas Fearless and Riviera start this week, and Blind Dates returns after a long hiatus.



ITV, 9pm

Lawyer Emma Banville (Helen McCrory)
(Credit: ITV/Mammoth Screen)

Human rights lawyer Emma Banville (Helen McCrory) is known for defending lost causes. She is determined to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of schoolgirl Linda Simms 14 years ago. A crime Kevin says he didn’t commit.

Emma is determined to uncover the truth behind Linda’s death. As she digs deeper into the case, she puts her career and personal life on the line as she encounters the powerful forces of the police and intelligence services, who want to stop her finding out the truth.



Jo Cox: Death of an MP

BBC Two, 9pm

Jo Cox
(Credit: BBC/Amos Pictures)

In the heat of last year’s EU referendum campaign, Labour MP Jo Cox was killed in a horrific attack.

This documentary is part of a series of programmes marking one year on from the Brexit vote. It tells the story of the shocking murder and the events surround it through eye witnesses and testimonies from Jo Cox’s family and people who knew her murderer Thomas Mair.



The Dressing Room

W, 10pm

Inside the changing room of the Tees Valley Mohawks
(Credit: STV/GroupM)

New fixed-rig documentary The Dressing Room grants unprecedented access to what happens on the other side of the touchline.

The fly-on-the-wall programme invites the viewer a glimpse into the off-field drama of sports teams, from football and water polo, to roller derby.




Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Julia Stiles stars as Georgina Clios
(Credit: Sky Atlantic)

Set on the glamourous French Riviera, Julia Stiles plays Georgina Clios, the smart wife of billionaire banker Constantine. Georgina lives a privileged life, riding in private jets and curating and buying art.

Her life is thrown into disarray when Constantine is killed in an explosion aboard a Russia oligarch’s yacht. After her husband’s death, Georgina discovers how little she knew about her spouse and the world in which they moved. As her life unravels, she sets out to uncover the truth about what happened to her husband.

Click here to find out who's who in Sky's new drama.


The Last Leg: Re-United Kingdom

Channel 4, 9pm

Josh Widdecombe, Alex Brooker and Adam Hills
(Credit: Channel 4/Adam Lawrence)

In a special two-hour programme, The Last Leg lads set out to celebrate what we have in common, urging people to put aside their various differences following recent divisive political campaigns. Inspired by and in memory of MP Jo Cox, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdecombe will host their own celebrity-filled street party, reuniting famous foes and settling some long-standing disputes.



Blind Date

Channel 5, 7pm


Iconic dating show Blind Date returns with a new host on a new channel. Paul O’Grady presents Channel 5’s reboot, helping singletons find love, or at the very least a lorra lorra fun.

Melanie Sykes will replace ‘our Graham’ on voiceover duties as Debbie from Stockport chooses from three potential boyfriends.



Great Canal Journeys

Channel 4, 8pm

Timothy West and Prunella Scales in India
(Credit: Channel 4)

Actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales are familiar faces on the British canals. Now they’re setting off on their most ambitious voyage ever, along the waterways of India.

The couple head to the backwaters of Kerala, where they will explore a 1000 mile network of palm-fringed lakes and rivers banked by rice paddies. Pru will also attempt to learn the traditional dance of the enchantress.

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Gripping new dramas Fearless and Riviera start this week, and Blind Dates returns after a long hiatus.