What's on TV: 6 August - 12 August

What's on TV: 6 August - 12 August

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Whether you're missing Love Island or not, here's what to watch this week.

True Love or True Lies?

Monday: MTV, 9pm

You've seen Love Island, and now it's MTV's turn to stick a bunch of attractive people in a confined space to see if they'll find love. Six couples compete to prove their relationship is best. The catch? Some of them aren’t couples at all.

Hosted by Maya Jama and with Danny Dyer (senior) providing the voiceover, it should help fill that big Love Island shaped hole in all our lives.

 

Hang-Ups

Wednesday: Channel 4, 10pm

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Loosely based on the Lisa Kudrow show Web Therapy, this new iteration sees Episodes' Stephen Mangan as Richard Pitt, a hapless online therapist dishing out advice to patients while his life disintegrates around him.

Featuring mostly improvised dialogue, it’s an interesting concept and has attracted an impressive array of British talent including David Tennant, Charles Dance and Richard E. Grant.

 

The Prosecutors

Thursday: BBC Two, 9pm

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This episode follows members of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for over two years as they build up a case under the new Modern Day Slavery Act, which was passed in 2015. This case is the first prosecution under the new legislation to involve minors. As months pass, the lawyers try to unscramble evidence of a network of trafficking and the forced labour of Vietnamese girls working for little to no money in nail bars.

 

Britain by Bike with Larry and George Lamb

Friday: Channel 5, 8pm

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The cheeky father and son duo embark on their second cycling tour, beginning with a Roman-themed visit to Northumberland. From there they head to Hadrian’s Wall and visit the Vindolanda archaeological dig.

 

Peng Life

Friday: Channel 4, 11.05pm

New review show fronted by internet restaurant critic Elijah Quashie (better known as the Chicken Connoisseur) accompanied by his mates, twins Nelson and Wilson. First on the agenda: comparing the world’s most expensive kebab to the average takeaway doner.

 

Lost Boys?: What's Going Wrong for Asian Men

Sunday: BBC Two, 10pm

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As part of the Big British Asian Summer series of programmes, RTS award-winner Mehreen Baig looks behind the headlines and meets a range of young men to understand their experiences of growing up as an Asian man in modern Britain.

While working as a state school teacher, Mehreen experienced the disparity between different Asian communities in the UK and wanted to explore the reasons for this.

In Bradford Mehreen comes face to face with the signs that young British-Pakistani men are struggling: youth unemployment at 26 percent (14 percent higher than the national average), and drug crime has risen in recent years, with British-Pakistani men making up a disproportionate number of convictions.

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Whether you're missing Love Island or not, here's what to watch this week.