This week's top TV: 19 - 31 May

This week's top TV: 19 - 31 May

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By Pippa Shawley,
Friday, 24th July 2015



BBC Two, 8pm

Credit: BBC/Carl Allen

If the abundance of bluebells and frolicking lambs hadn't tipped you off that spring has well and truly arrived, then perhaps the return of Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games will.

The trio will be observing the season from Suffolk where three families of badgers have been tracked by GPS since January to find out how they interact with other wildlife. Meanwhile, Iolo Williams will be sending dispatches from Scotland, where he'll meet eagles, puffins and killer whales.



Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents

BBC Three, 9pm

(Credit: BBC/RDF Television)

What do teenagers get up to when they leave their parents behind and head off to a music festival? This mystery has driven some parents, like 19 year-old Charlie's mum, to secretly follow their kids and watch what goes on from a distance.

This week, two groups head to Austria for Frequency Festival, with no idea that their parents have come too.




BBC One, 10.45pm

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FaceJacker creator Kayvan Novak leaves the prosthetic behind to play Woody, the world's number one undercover reporter, in BBC One's new six-part comedy show.

After Woody's corrupt editor blows his cover, he is forced to flee to Spain, where his former mentor Brutus (Bradley Walsh) is now living the life, running an expat bar.

The pair use their investigative skills to run rings around the locals, from tracking down a parrot with a valuable secret, to taking on a hypnotist with a vendetta.



Seven Psychopaths

Channel 4, 10pm

Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken star in this black comedy about a struggling writer who gets accidentally dragged into the Los Angeles underworld thanks to one particular Shih Tzu.

From the makers of In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths is dark, funny and utterly bonkers.



When Pop Ruled My Life: the Fans' Story

BBC Four, 9pm

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Journalist and Queen fan Kate Mossman explores the unique relationship between pop star and fan, from the Frank Sinatra to One Direction.



Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup

BBC One, 3.55pm (kick off at 5.30pm)

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Gary Lineker oversees the coverage of the FA Cup final, talking through this year's tournament with a group of expert pundits.

Finalists Arsenal and Aston Villa hit the pitch at 5.30pm, where they will fight it out to lift the trophy.



Britain's Got Talent

ITV, 7.30pm

Lorraine Bowen (Credit: ITV)


In a weekend of finals, the search for the country's top talent comes to a head on Sunday, following a week of live semi-finals.

Will David Walliam's Golden Buzzer act Lorraine Bowen defy Simon Cowell's beliefs and prove that Britain has a taste for crumble? Or will the imaginatively named Boyband wow the nation with their dance moves?


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