What’s On TV This Week: 10th July – 16th July

What’s On TV This Week: 10th July – 16th July

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Monday, 10th July 2023
Jonah Hauer-King as Harry (Credit: BBC)

Danny Dyer returns to drama in Heat, Joe Swash investigates the UK‘s foster system and Too Hot To Handle tricks a whole new set of singles into talking about their feelings.

Joe Swash: Teens in Care


BBC One, 9.00pm

Joe Swash: Teens in Care (Credit: BBC)

With the number of children in care over the age of 16 increasing 37% in the last decade, Joe Swash has decided to investigate the challenges foster children go through as they reach adulthood and start forging a life on their own.

This documentary is personal for Swash as his mum Kiffy has been a foster carer for over 15 years, and he has seen the personal journeys of many children in the system and developed personal relationships with them.

As well as speaking to both those in the system and foster carers, Swash will be looking into the publication of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, which offers a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system and provide children with loving, safe and stable families".



Channel 5, 9.00pm

Danny Dyer returns to drama for the first time since his departure from EastEnders.

The series follows Steve (Dyer) and his best friend Brad (Darren McMullen), who both emigrated to Australia in their bachelor days. After settling Down Under with their Australian wives and teenage children, the families go on annual holidays together.

This year’s trip sees the two families travel to Brad’s recently built secluded home in the Victorian highlands. But as the weather heats up, so do the inter-familial relationships; bushfires turn from threat to flame, and Steve realises his best friend and wife might be a lot closer than he thought.

The Afterparty: Series Two


Apple TV  +

A re-imagining of a classic ‘whodunnit’, The Afterparty began with a murder in the first episode, with Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish) unpacking each character’s perspective of the same murderous party in subsequent episodes.

For series two, Detective Danner will be back to investigate a groom’s suspicious death on the day of his wedding. Alongside the returning cast of Haddish (Girls Trip), Zoë Chao (Strangers) and Sam Richardson (Veep), viewers can look forward to a whole new set of suspects from Ken Jeong (Community) to Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat).

Too Hot to Handle: Series Five



A batch of young singles arrive on a Caribbean yacht thinking they have signed up for a summer of partying and dating on a reality TV show called Love Onboard. However, they are pretty much immediately brought ashore and told they are on a different dating show entirely.

Too Hot To Handle tries to detach the contestants from their party lifestyles and show them how to make real emotional connections with each other, before they begin working on the physical connection.

There’s a $200,000 prize fund on the line, which will be reduced every time contestants break the physical boundary rule. Kisses run at a cost of $3000, but this is at the lower end of the penalties. Not all contestants think this price runs too high, with a couple in series four managing to lose a combined amount of $141,000 before the series' end.

World on Fire: Series Two


BBC One, 9.00pm

Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid) stars in the second series of the World War II drama as Harry, a star-crossed lover torn between his British girlfriend Lois (Julia Brown) and Kasia (Zofia Wichlacz), a member of the Polish resistance.

Series one ended on a cliff hanger, with Lois giving birth to their child while Harry parachuted into Poland in an effort to see Kasia again.

Kasia and Harry briefly reunited, before being torn apart again as the Germans closed in. The new series will see Harry, now a member of the Special Operations Executive, and Kasia continuing their individual fights in the war effort, with Kasia also battling the traumas of war.

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Danny Dyer returns to drama in Heat, Joe Swash investigates the UK‘s foster system and Too Hot To Handle tricks a whole new set of singles into talking about their feelings.