Richard Arnold's Armchair Guide - May 29
After those long hot summer days you'll need something to keep you entertained once your back in your living rooms, won't you?
Well luckily for you TV's Richard Arnold is here to give you the guide of the best stuff on the box this week...
It's time for things to get serious in Britain's biggest talent show with the final cluster of auditions and plenty of Golden Buzzer action.
While Alan Carr is resurrecting some truly classic gameshows.
Britain's Got Talent - Saturday 7pm, ITV
Ant and Dec host the 14th series of nationwide talent search, which sees a wide variety of acts, from comedians to contortionists, singers to spoon players, compete for the chance to win £250,000 and a coveted slot at the Royal Variety Performance. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are once again on hand to judge this week's applicants, and each of them has the chance to put their favourite contestant straight through to the live semi-finals by awarding them the Golden Buzzer.
Well, ordinarily, this should be when Britain’s Got Talent wraps up its pre-recorded auditions and hurtles straight into a full week of nightly live shows. This year, of course, that isn’t going to be. This is the final cluster of auditions, and although nothing has been confirmed, Amanda Holden recently hinted that the judges have been given a provisional date for the live programmes to go ahead in early autumn. Whether that will eventually come to pass, we’ll have to wait and see.
Britain's Got Talent: Unseen – Available on the ITV Hub straight after the main show
Britain's Got Talent: Unseen brings you never-before-seen auditions from the mystifying to the magical, giving even more contestants their moment in the spotlight. Catch up on the ITV Hub - the home of ITV on demand.
Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow - Saturday 8.15pm, ITV
The comedian takes a trip down memory lane as he presents a series of classic TV game shows, which have all been updated with a new final round offering the contestants a chance to win big. The next four weeks will see Alan in charge of The Price Is Right, Take Your Pick, Strike it Lucky and Bullseye. But tonight he steps into the shoes of much-missed funnyman Bruce Forsyth for Play Your Cards Right, which sees four celebrity couples taking a chance on the turn of a single card. The hopefuls are daytime stalwarts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, comedian Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie, presenter Ore Oduba and his wife Portia, and singer-actress Martine McCutcheon and her husband Jack McManus.
Birds of a Feather – Available on the ITV Hub right now
Classic British sitcom starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph. Originally broadcast from 16 October 1989 to 24 December 1998, then revived from 2 January 2014 to 18 December 2017.
For Cockney sisters Sharon Theodopolopodous and Tracey Stubbs, life is never the same again when their husbands are convicted of armed robbery and sent to prison. Sharon, a common, fun-loving, large and loud-mouthed character from a council flat in Edmonton, moves into her sister's luxury home in Chigwell, so that she can support Tracey, after her husband's imprisonment.
Classic Soaps - Available on the ITV Hub right now
Users of the ITV Hub have been treated to classic episodes of their favourite soap operas since May 4th.
Vintage episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale made their way onto the platform every weekday, giving soap fans a trip down memory lane and a chance to relive some of soapland’s most iconic characters.
Coronation Street transports viewers back 25 years, reopening its archive with episodes from July 1995, reviving memorable Weatherfield residents such as Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear), Alec Gilroy (Roy Barraclough), Mavis Wilton (Thelma Barlow), Raquel Wolstenhulme (Sarah Lancashire) and Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs).
Emmerdale meanwhile flashes back over two decades to December 1995, ahead of villainous Chris Tate’s (Peter Amory) wedding to Rachel (Glenda McKay), and in the midst of Kim Tate’s (Claire King) affair with Dave Glover (Ian Kelsey).
Quiz - Watch now on Britbox
When television producer Paul Smith puts everything on the line to make ITV quiz show and overnight sensation ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, one family’s much-loved pub-quiz hobby turns into outright obsession.
As the family’s attempts to win the ultimate prize fall short, all eyes turn to an unsuspecting Major Charles Ingram to take his turn in the coveted hot seat. While his first night on the show is a disaster, on the second, he is a brand-new man with a brand-new strategy.
The audience on the edge of their seats, Charles dithers and about-turns all the way up the question ladder while an increasingly suspicious production team launch an investigation that will lead them to an incriminating pattern of coughs in the studio audience.
Charged with fraud and persecuted by the public and press Charles, his wife Diana and the alleged cougher head to court. At first it seems the trial is a fait accompli, but as the case for the defence gets underway, the jury learn there is far more to the story than they know.
Ross King interviews the cast of Knives Out - watch on Youtube now.
Knives Out is a modern whodunit and follows a family gathering gone awry, after the patriarch's death leads a master detective to investigate. The film features an ensemble cast, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon and Don Johnson, to name a few! The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure -- everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.Our very own Ross King caught up with Daniel Craig and Jamie Lee Curtis before the film's release last year and you can watch it here.
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