7 of the best TV shows to watch in the coming week
So many channels, nothing to watch. It’s a nightly conundrum, am I right? Well, never fear, as we at TV Guide are here to do what we do best; guide you through TV! Here’s the best of what’s coming up in the week ahead, from heart-tugging documentaries to saucy relationship dramas, to our favourite female inmates.
The sewing room is transported back to the 1960s as the six remaining contestants revive vintage garments, take on time-honoured techniques, and wrestle with antique equipment in an attempt to show Patrick Grant and Esme Young they deserve a place in the quarter finals. For their first task they are asked to follow a pattern for a colour block dress, then must work with PVC to transform a rain mac in the alteration challenge, before creating fitted jackets inspired by the era. Claudia Winkleman presents.
BBC Two, 9:00pm on Monday, June 13th
The first instalment of a new documentary series in which each episode explores the lives of three people who were all born on the same day – one famous individual and two less well-known people with extraordinary stories to tell. The series begins by telling the life story of explorer Ranulph Fiennes, first-generation immigrant Ewart Rennalls, and foster mother to 97 placements, Frances Chorlton. All three were born on March 7, 1944, but led very different lives.
Channel 4, 9:00pm on Tuesday, June 14th
Last season, through an unusual chain of events, Neil discovered his wife Grace had been seeing a male escort, then ended up becoming one himself. Now the dysfunctional couple returns for a second season of saucy drama in which they confront their respective infidelities of the past six months, and male escort service manager Adriana schemes to keep them apart for good.
Sony Entertainment, 9:00pm on Tuesday, June 14th
A new documentary exploring the story of the only ‘talking’ gorilla in the world, Koko, and her lifelong relationship with animal psychologist Penny Patterson. Project Koko began as a PhD project to teach sign language to a baby gorilla, but an intense bond formed between the pair, and they have now been together for over 40 years. More than 2,000 hours of footage chart the most dramatic moments of Koko’s unique life with Penny, from the battle to prevent the gorilla being taken back to the zoo in which she was born, to a clash with academic critics.
BBC One, 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 15th
Tragic victim, or cold hearted murderer? Following on from the hugely popular 2014 podcast Serial, this one-off documentary delves further into the question that’s been bothering us all for the past two years; did Adnan Syed really murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999, when he was just a high school student? And what has happened to Adnan since the end of the Serial podcast in 2015? For fans of Making a Murderer. Read more about it here.
Investigation Discovery, 9:00pm on Wednesday, June 15th
The Canadian comedy drama starring Sex and the City‘s Kim Cattrall returns for its second season, in which Davina struggles to cope with solitude after starting afresh in the picturesque Toronto Islands. Based on the UK version with Joanna Lumley in the leading role.
Sky Arts, 10:00pm on Wednesday, June 15th
The critically-acclaimed series about a diverse group of inmates serving time in a women’s prison returns for season 4, which picks up where last year’s finale left off; Alex (Laura Prepon) is fighting for her life, while the other ladies gleefully splash around outside, and a bunch of new prisoners are herded into Litchfield.
Netflix, available on demand from 0:00AM on Friday, June 17th