What's on TV: 30 July - 5 August

What's on TV: 30 July - 5 August

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There's an action packed week of summer viewing including the finale of Love Island, a brand new family drama from the writer of Poldark and a whole new sporting event to look forward to.

Love Island - The Live Final

Monday: ITV2, 9pm

After a drama filled summer full of romance, betrayal and, above all, loyalty, it’s time to find out who will take home the coveted £50,000 prize. The couples left are Jack and Dani, Wes and Megan, Josh and Kaz, and Paul and Laura and it’s up to the voting public to decide who their favourite is.

Age Before Beauty

Tuesday: BBC One, 9pm

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(Credit: BBC)

Polly Walker (Line of Duty, The Syndicate) stars as Bel, in this new drama by Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield. After her children head off to university, Polly has just returned to work in a hair salon.  She is married to Wesley (James Murray) a rather dashing joiner who isn’t keen on his wife going back to work. Their set-up as a family is about to implode though as the couple’s best friend and salon owner Teddy (Robson Green) has his eye on Bel and will do whatever it takes to break the couple up.

 

The Real Marigold Hotel

Wednesday: BBC One, 9pm

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(Credit: BBC)

Returning for a third series, a new group of celebrities travel to India to see if retirement there might be more fulfilling than in the UK. This time it is the turn of former breakfast TV presenter Selena Scott, actress Susan George, Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham, Ian and Janette Tough (aka The Krankies), comedian Syd Little, former Eastender Peter Dean, former jump jockey Bob Champion and British politician and author, Stanley Johnson, who arrive in Udaipur in Rajasthan seeking adventure.

Things don’t go immediately to plan, with curry novice Bob struggling with his new Indian diet and Selena, a lone wolf, struggles with the communal living arrangements.

 

Succession

Thursday: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

From Peep Show creator Jesse Armstrong comes an altogether more dramatic offering  centred around a Murdochesque television dynasty. The comedy, which was exec-produced by Will Ferrell, stars Brian Cox as the patriarch of a global media empire whose family battle for power when he announces his imminent retirement. Expect lots of drama but a whole lot of laughs too.

 

European Championships 2018

Friday: BBC One, 1.15pm-6.30pm and 7.00pm-9.00pm

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(Credit: Dylan Nolte)

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan present live coverage of the European Championships in Glasgow. For the first time, the European Championships for seven different sports, including cycling, swimming and athletics, will take place simultaneously.

In the Chris Hoy Velodrome, Elinor Barker will be looking to add a European gold medal to her trophy cabinet, while in the pool, Adam Peaty is the favourite to win the 100m breaststroke for Team GB.

 

Flying Across Britain with Arthur Williams

Sunday: Channel 4, 7pm

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(Credit: Channel 4)

Ex-Marine Arthur flies over the Cotswolds, East Anglia, Scotland and London in a magnificent exploration of Britain from the air. This week sees Arthur attempt to land on a 'dummy' aircraft carrier, take on an aerobatic champion and meet an ex-city trader who has developed a jet-powered suit reminiscent of Iron Man.

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There's an action packed week of summer viewing including the finale of Love Island, a brand new family drama from the writer of Poldark and a whole new sporting event to look forward to.