This week's top TV: 5 - 11 June

This week's top TV: 5 - 11 June

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Monday, 5th June 2017

In this busy election week, there's lots to watch on the box, from dramas The Loch and Ackley Bridge, to The Voice Kids and Love Island.


Love Island

ITV2, 9pm

The new cast of Love Island 2017. (Credit: ITV)

Host Caroline Flack will introduce a fresh batch of singletons all looking for love... or victory at least.

Contestants will be housed in a brand new villa in a luxury paradise for the ITV2 entertainment show, but to stay there they'll need to couple up, winning the hearts of each other and the public, who will decide who stays and who goes.

Click here to find out more about this year's contestants. 


Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List

Channel 4, 8pm

Chef Michael Roux Jr and a panel of experts blind taste food to see how the big premium brands compare to own-brand goods.

First Dates' Fred Sirieix and Jay Rayner join him to dig into a range of treats from apple pies to whisky.


Ackley Bridge

Channel 4, 8pm

(Credit: Channel 4)

New drama series Ackley Bridge is set in a small Yorkshire town where the Asian and white population are largely divided.

When two comprehensive schools are merged together to form Ackley Bridge College, the lives and cultures of both communities are set to collide.

Jo Joyner stars as head teacher Mandy, who must oversee the integration of the two schools, and keep her fellow teacher, and husband, Steve (Paul Nicholls) on side.


Election Night 2017

BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News, from 9pm

As the polls close, the major broadcasters offer their unique take on this year's election campaigns and the results as they roll in.

On BBC One, David Dimbleby will lead the election night coverage for the tenth time, his first election results programme being back in 1979. Mishal Husain, Emily Maitlis and Jeremy Vine will also be reporting, analysing and tallying the results.

From 9.55pm, Tom Bradby will host ITV's coverage of the results, where he will be joined by former Chancellors George Osborne and Ed Balls for their take on the election.

Channel 4 will once again host the Alternative Election Night with Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell and Richard Osman. The evening will see an 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown election special, and the views of the Gogglebox cast, as well as updates from Channel 4 News' Gary Gibbon and Cathy Newman.

On Sky News, Sophy Ridge and Adam Boulton will co-host coverage of the results. Click here to read more about the team behind Sky's election campaign.


The Summer of Love: How Hippies Changes the World

BBC Four, 9pm

A meditator at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur California
(Credit: BBC/Erica Starling Productions/Steve Read)


The first episode in a new two-part series discovers the roots behind the hippie movement. After the Second World War, a German sect of wander naturalists called Lebensreform brought their freethinking ideas to California, kick starting the hippie movment.

These later merged with a growing interest in Easter mystical concepts, the rise of LSD ad a wave of student activism and anti-war protests that came to a head in the Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967. 


The Voice Kids

ITV, 7.45pm returns to his red chair to hear from talented young singers.

Joining the Black Eyed Peas star are pop princess Pixie Lott and McFly member Danny Jones, as they search for the best young talent the UK has to offer.


The Loch

ITV, 9pm

Laura Fraser as Annie Redford and Siobhan Finneran as DCI Lauren Quigley. (Credit: ITV)

New ITV drama The Loch stars Laura Fraser (The Missing), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) and John Sessions (Florence Foster Jenkins), and was created by Fortitude writer Stephen Brady. 

In a community fuelled by myth, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford (Fraser) who is trying to manage her first murder case.

When the body of local man is found at the foot of a nearby mountain, and an isolated human heart is discovered on the loch shore, the town’s normality is shattered and the nightmare begins.

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In this busy election week, there's lots to watch on the box, from dramas The Loch and Ackley Bridge, to The Voice Kids and Love Island.