This week's top TV: 20 - 26 June

This week's top TV: 20 - 26 June

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By Toby Hood,
Tuesday, 21st June 2016
Richard Osman interviews a member of the public in Tuesday's Taskmaster (credit: Andy Devonshire/ UKTV)



Channel 4


Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier return to British television almost ten years after the original series of Eurotrash last aired. The comic duo take an irreverent look at European fashion, art, music, and, most significanlty, politics. Three days before the EU referendum, there is no better way to  remember what it means to be part of the continent.





Doc Brown, Richard Osman, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan and Joe Wilkinson are the first to undergo zany challenges and stupefying stunts in Dave's new series of Taskmaster. Greg Davies and Alex Horne host the game show that pokes fun at the British comic elite. In episode one, the contestants face bouncy balls, an unsuspecting public, and a potato.


Celebrity MasterChef



Sinitta faces celebrity scammer Alexis Conran in a Mediterranean themed Celebrity MasterChef (credit: Cody Burridge/ BBC Shine TV)

Celebrities go head-to-head in the kitchen in the latest series of the culinary contest. Wednesday's episode features model and actress Donna Air, video blogger Marcus Butler, comedian Tommy Cannon, hustler Alexis Conran and singer Sinitta. The amateur cooks are given a mystery box of ingredients to make a Mediterranean dish, before teaming up in a restaurant kitchen to serve real diners. John Torode and Greg Wallace return as the show's discerning gourmet judges.


The Good Wife



Alicia looks to the future and questions her relationship with Jason in the finale of CBS' The Good Wife (credit: Jeff Neumann)

Those looking for an alternative to the Referendum results will look to More4 and the series finale of The Good Wife. Julianna Margulies stars as Alicia Florrick for the last time in a gripping conclusion to the US hit drama. Tension mounts as Peter still hasn't made a plea when the jury comes back with a verdict. Meanwhile the steamy romance between Alicia and Jason starts to trouble the lawyer in her quest for happiness.


Oscar Pistorius: The Interview



Oscar Pistorius meets with Mark Williams-Thomas and the Paralympian's uncle's home as he awaits sentencing (credit: ITV)

This one-off documentary follows the recently overturned conviction of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Investigative journalist Mark Williams-Thomas meets with Pistorius on the eve of his return to prison as he awaits to hear his extended sentence. In his first television interview since Reeva was shot in the couples' home in Pretoria, South Africa, Pistorius gives his account of the events of 14th February 2013 as well as his relationship with the fashion model and his history with firearms.


Glastonbury 2016: Adele 



The BBC showcases highlights from Somerset's Worthy Farm (credit: Matt Burlem/ BBC)

Mud-drenched revelers are in for a treat on Saturday night, as global singing sensation Adele Adkins takes to the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury. For those who remain in the comfort of their home, BBC2 will be airing their highlights show from 9 o'clock. Fronted by Lauren Laverne and Huw Stephens, the programme looks at performances by Aussie rockers Tame Impala and Glasgow band Chvrches before going live to Worthy Farm and Adele's headline slot. 



Channel 5


An ancient mystery in the Shetland Islands is unearthed in Sacrifice (credit: IFC Midnight)

Adapted from S.J. Bolton's novel, Sacrifice tells the story of surgeon consultant Tora Hamilton who uproots her life in New York to be closer to her husband's native home in the Shetland Islands. Whilst digging around in the garden of their new house, Tora discovers a female corpse with a gaping whole in her chest. Strangely the local authorities seem intent on covering up the findings rather than solving the case, which starts Tora off on an investigation of her own. Radha Mitchell and Rupert Graves star as husband and wife Tora and Duncan in this contemporary thriller.  

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