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WEEK 22

Harry & Meghan: Two Troubled Years

As Harry and Meghan start a new life in the United States, was it always destined to end in tears?

Throughout their relationship there were rumours of rifts with both William and Kate but there were also reported tensions with the royal staff - and all out war with the tabloid press.

So what went wrong? 

Was it a culture clash? Trouble with the old traditions? Or something else?

When Meghan married Harry, she also married the whole royal family - and everything that goes with it.

But it soon became evident that there were issues, which eventually led to the bombshell split.

Will the Sussexes manage to make a go of it outside the firm? Even as they start their new life, their battle with the tabloids is continuing and getting even more bitter.

This programme looks back at what really went wrong and asks if it can ever be repaired.

Britain’s Unsung Heroes

The nation has come together weekly to applaud and acknowledge our brave NHS workers, fighting the virus on the front lines. This programme highlights and celebrates stories of the other vital key workers keeping Britain going through the crisis. Coronavirus is having a major impact across the land, but the country is still functioning, thanks to the unsung efforts of refuse collectors, teachers, bus drivers, carers, cleaners, supermarket staff and many other key workers. These are the everyday, often-undervalued heroes putting themselves at risk, whose contributions we may sometimes take for granted, but without whom we would be in dire straits. This emotional film follows a few such people doing their jobs and living their lives, offering a powerful picture of Britain today.

Celebrity Gogglebox USA

Attention Gogglers – the show which sees the sharpest armchair critics share their thoughts on the best of recent telly, is to head across the pond and step into the homes of a selection of familiar celebrity faces.

Produced by Studio Lambert, each hour-long episode will dive straight into the news and events on television, that are currently taking America by storm. Much like the Gogglebox we know and love, the celebrities will share insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of the most popular and topical TV shows and news stories all from the comfort of their own sofas.

We’ll hear opinions from a cracking list of famous faces and their families including Rob Lowe, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Joe Buck, Raven-Symoné, Master P and Romeo, JoJo Siwa, Steve Wozniak, Curtis Stone, and Robert and Kym Herjavec. 


  • Wednesday 27th May, 9pm

  • E4

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Redknapp’s Home Fixture

Redknapp’s Home Fixture, a new entertainment series on Sky One and NOW TV, stars Jamie Redknapp and his dad, football legend and national treasure Harry Redknapp, as well as his best mate ; BAFTA winning comedian Tom Davis.

The show will see Jamie, Harry and Tom invite the biggest and best names from the world of sport & entertainment to join them from the safety of their own homes, offering viewers a weekly fill of topical sports and celebrity chat as well as a healthy portion of Harry’s infamous anecdotes.


  • Friday 29th May, 10pm

  • Sky One

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Casualty 24/7

Consultant Doctor Julian Humphrey is leading the shift at Barnsley Hospital’s Casualty, but he’s not had the kind of start he was hoping for. All but a couple of computers in the department have crashed and while the IT department set to work diagnosing the problem the emergency phone keeps ringing.

Registrar Doctor Rob Cornford heads straight to Resus to treat 58 year-old window-fitter Craig who’s been blue-lighted in. He was working on a ladder on the first floor of a house when he fell and was knocked unconscious. He’s got a huge gash on the back of his head but the immediate worry is that he could have injured his neck and spine.

In the hub, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Dave Sagol meets his next patient. 61-year-old June has had a recent infection, her legs are incredibly swollen and she’s struggling to breathe. Since her last visit, she’s developed a most unusual symptom – a black tongue!  Can nurse Dave get to the bottom of what’s causing June to feel so unwell and find a cure for her tongue?

Consultant Doctor Sue Mason prepares Resus for the arrival of a 77-year-old man who is fighting for breath. Roy has a tracheotomy after previous surgery for throat cancer and because of the ‘tracky’ he can’t speak. Doctor Mason fears Roy’s throat cancer may have returned so she seeks advice from her ENT colleagues and Doctor Will Kendall is drafted in to help.

And Volunteer Jane is on a mission to reunite lost property with it’s rightful owners, introduce new staff to the department and share her version of Barnsley hospitality.


  • Wednesday 27th May, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour

Join award-winning stand-up sensation Mo Gilligan and all-star celebrity guests for the happiest hour on television. Live from his very own home, Mo will present a joyful mix of high-energy comedy, music and one-of-a-kind games, as members of the public go head to head with famous faces in a quest to win amazing prizes. Accompanied by some surprising guests, Mo will also give his unique take on the week's TV and funniest clips and will be joined by some of the nation's favourite music acts performing their biggest hits in a brand new way. Mo will bring celebrity-filled fun and hilarious prize-winning games direct to the homes of the public as he seeks to deliver joy to the country.


  • Monday 25th May, 10pm

  • Channel 4

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Rich Kids Go Homeless

James, 24, is a self-made millionaire and supercar fan.  As a restauranteur and forex trader he spends his hard-earned cash on life’s luxuries.  Whether it’s private jets or Lamborghinis James always travels in style. Last year alone he partied in the Maldives, Bali, Miami, Dubai, Thailand, LA, Cypress, Las Vegas and Singapore.   

But James hasn’t always known the high life, he dropped out of school aged 13 without any GCSE’s and ended up working on the factory floor. With a bit of ingenuity and lots of motivation, he turned minimum wage into millions.

James believes the homeless bring their situations on themselves because they’re lazy and don’t plan ahead. He’s convinced his business brain will show just how easy it is to get off the streets.

In his first 24 hours James tries several plans, from asking for work and leafleting trade vans to offering to wash cars. He soon realises that living rough is all about survival as he feels the hunger, cold and sleep deprivation sap his energy.

Spurred on by a pep talk from his twin brother James tries begging.  Finally, he has enough success to buy some 35p noodles.  James realises that his £1500 crab dinners and steaks covered in 24 carat gold were a waste of money.

James meets Soren, a homeless alcoholic who takes him under his wing and shows him the ropes.  From getting a free hot meal to bedding down without sleeping on discarded needles, together they visit organisations to try to help Soren with his addiction. James learns how tough it is to get help and how deadly alcoholism can be. 

While James undergoes a shocking reality check, Soren has new hope of recovery and together they cast aside their stereotypes of rich and poor, instead finding friendship.

Joe Lycett's Got Your Back

Joe Lycett, the man responsible for making complaining funny, returns for a supersized new series of Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back as Britain’s customer service hero vows to continue to fight the good fight on behalf of the British public.  

Throughout the series, we’ll see Joe score victories for consumers everywhere as he battles rubbish council bin collections, settles scores against scammers, deals a blow to dodgy delivery companies and takes up the fight against corporate giants. Each week Joe will also be behind the Customer Service desk as he tackles viewers’ consumer problems, no matter how big or small.

What’s Funny About… with Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman

New to Radio 4 Extra, TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain’s biggest TV comedy hits, and hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen. 

We’ll begin each week’s conversation by asking ourselves and our guests the same question: What’s Funny About… their show? 

In this episode, Peter and Jon talk to Jennifer Saunders about her BAFTA and Emmy award winning hit Absolutely Fabulous. They discuss the real inspiration for Edina Monsoon, why recordings of the show were always finished by 9:30pm (clue: the BBC bar closed at 10), and what might charitably be described as Jennifer’s “last minute” approach to script delivery!


  • Wednesday 27th May, 10:30pm

  • Radio 4 Extra

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