This week's top TV: 4 - 10 July

This week's top TV: 4 - 10 July

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By Toby Hood,
Monday, 4th July 2016
Jared Keeso and Adrian Holmes are conflicting cops in Canadian crime thriller 19-2 (credit: Bravo/ Bell)


Brief Encounters



Sharon Rooney, Angela Griffin, Sophie Rundle and Penelop Wilton go raunch in Brief Encounters (credit: ITV)

Sophie Rundle stars in ITV's new drama about an '80s housewife in dire straits. When her husband loses his job, Steph (Rundle) must make some extra cash to keep them both afloat.

She finds the answer to her troubles in sex toys and lingerie when she becomes an Ann Summers sales-girl.

Angela Griffin, Penelope Wilton, and Sharon Rooney join the cast in this comedy-infused homage to sex, women, and business.


B Is for Book



The pupils of Kingsmead Primary School uncover their love for reading (credit: Sam Benstead/ BBC)

This enchanting documentary follows the lives of a group four and five year-olds as they learn to read for the first time. We go inside Kingsmead Primary School in Hackney, East London, to find out how today's children engage with the written word.

Relive the frustration and wonderment of your own school days in this touching take on our love affair with books.






Set in downtown Montreal, cops Nick Barron and Ben Chartier find they are thrust together when Barron's partner is shot on duty. 

The pair must put aside their differences for the good of the city. But with a mole in the precinct, is it any wonder mistrust is rife between them?

Series two of the Canadian police drama opens with our heroes caught up in a mass shooting at a local high school.  



Murdered by My Boyfriend



There is a darker side to Ashley's new found love with Reece (credit: BBC)

Ashley, a bubbly 17 year-old, finds her life out of her own hands when she falls for an abusive older man.

Based on true events, this dark love story won the RTS Award for Best Single Drama. 

Georgina Campbell portrays the femme fatale in this one-off domestic violence drama.



Celebrity First Dates

Channel 4


TOWIE star Jess Wright looks for love in the First Dates celebrity special (credit: Dave King/ Channel 4)

The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright and Paralympian Will Bayley feature in this special episode of the popular dating show. 

Will the A-listers find true love as they are paired off with members of the public at the First Dates restaurant? 



Raised Human



Boris moved in to the Mundis' New York apartment in 1967, he now lives in Chester Zoo, UK (credit: Blink Films) 

This three-part documentary tells the real-life stories behind the exotic animals who were taken in as pets and became uniquely human.  

Episode one takes us to the home of Hester and Jerry Mundis whose oprhaned chimp, Boris, lived with them in their Manhattan apartment in 1967.


Euro 2016: The Final



Mark Pougatch presents ITV's coverage from the Stade de France (credit: ITV) 

It's the highly anticipated final of the European tournament this weekend. Unlikely semi-finalists Wales battle Portugal on Wednesday night, standing the chance to face either Germany or the host nation at the Stade de France. Can Chris Coleman's squad claim some glory as Britain's last hope? 

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