The Simpsons

Such Brave Girls’ Kat Sadler on being your own spin doctor, and taking inspiration from Spongebob Squarepants

Kat Sadler, in character as Josie, peers out from over a bar, only the top half of her face visible

The eponymous Girls are mum Deb and daughters Josie and Billie, who navigate love, financial struggles and mental health problems the old-fashioned way: scheming. Deb, played by Louise Brealey (Sherlock), is determined to make her family seem normal in front of love interest Dev. Meanwhile, Billie (Lizzie Davidson) is texting her sort-of-but-not-really boyfriend, “if you don’t reply to me right now Nicky i’m gonna kill myself.”

The Voice UK to return in 2024 with three new judges

The logo for The Voice

No stranger to reality TV; Jones has been a judge on six series of The Voice Kids and recently won The Masked Singer dressed as a Piranha, which he kept hidden from his son.

The new trio of judges replace Olly Murs and Anne-Marie, who departed in 2023.

The singing competition, based on a Dutch format, sees judges listen to contestants with their backs turned, allowing them to focus purely on the quality of singing. If judges like what they hear, they can turn their chair around and vie for a chance to coach the contestant.

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Hands with painted nails hold open an empty wallet

The Blues Brothers – from Uncle, Series 2 Episode 4, ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven’


Comedian Nick Helm shone in the titular role of this BBC Three fan favourite. In the show’s only Halloween episode, Andy King and nephew Errol don the iconic hat, suit and glasses from 1980s classic The Blues Brothers.

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S2 E6

Unsurprisingly, judging by its name, Epidemiology reads like a pandemic prophecy.

The annual Greendale Community College Halloween party is in full swing and the goers are feasting on the old military rations Dean Pelton bought at an army surplus store for the buffet. But soon a severe sickness starts to spread, leading the study group and Doctor Rich to wonder: is it just food poisoning, or something a lot spookier?