Queen Mary: How She Saved the Royals

Queen Mary of Teck is a Royal with a fascinating story. This documentary charts her history from being born into an indebted family of the British nobility, to losing her first fiancé to an influenza pandemic, before marrying his brother and going on to become Queen Consort after being hand-picked by Queen Victoria. 

As Queen Consort to George V she was his most trusted adviser. And as mother to two Kings and grandmother to our current Queen, Mary had an influential hand in saving the monarchy. Her eldest son Edward VIII's abdication left her as the rock for the nation to turn to as a symbol of stability. 

In this documentary Royal experts and historians reveal how Queen Mary's devotion to her duty and her country always came before personal emotions. Did her role in the Royal family have an influence on the modern day House of Windsor? Will we ever see the likes of Mary of Teck again? And what is her surprising, enduring legacy?

Mirror Mirror

Tales from the barber’s seat...real people from all across Scotland. In this episode, we hear more of our deepest secrets and honest confessions, as told to the local barbers and hairdressers of Scotland. We’re talking Meat, What Does Yer Box In, Happy Campers and Dementia.  Frank, hard-hitting, funny and honest it’s a real reflection of Scotland today. We hear from Euan and James in Motherwell about their carnivore cravings, whilst in Shetland Sandra and Caroline definitely steer clear of tripe. Mariam and Pearl in Aberdeen talk about the side of immigration that gets on their nerves and Joyce tells Jim in Ayr never to shush her! Finally, we head to the NHS University Hospital Wishaw where an amazing salon has been opened for the patients. Run by the nurses and students they provide a level of care that provides something amazing that even medicine can’t...

  • Friday 12th June, 10:30pm

  • BBC Scotland

  • 2 of 12


A&E: After Dark

41-year-old patient Jimmy, is escorted off premises after verbally abusing a receptionist in the waiting room. Once homeless Jimmy has calmed down, he’s allowed back into the hospital to have his hand treated, which was injured when a gang of youths smashed his tent up and stamped on his hand. Plastics Doctor Christie Brennan, and Registrar Dr. Andrew Rennie treat Jimmy, but are forced with a difficult decision. As his wound can’t be treated on the night shift, do they admit him, or send him back on the streets? 

In resus, Dr. Jeremy Osman assembles a full trauma team, in an attempt to save the life of 18-year-old Jack, who has severe injuries after falling off his scooter at high speed.  Jack has exposed elbows from the collision and is complaining of severe pain in his stomach. Once Jack’s elbows are bandaged up to prevent infection, Jack is rushed round for a CT scan. Jack is worried that he’s going to die in hospital, and doctors can only reassure him that they’ll do their best to save his life. 

21-year-old Kevin was running away from a Chihuahua in his student flat and fell over, causing excruciating pain to his ankle. X-rays reveal that he has in fact fractured his ankle and requires a cast. 

The night shift sees many elderly patients who have fallen in the dark at home. And the injuries can vary greatly, but none are much worse than that of 76-year-old Margaret who fell backwards at home. Margaret arrives with a compound fracture to her ankle. She is bought into hospital by ambulance, accompanied by her family. Sadly, Margaret suffers from terminal cancer, so is desperate to get out of the hospital as soon as possible to spend as much time at home with her family. 

  • Monday 8th June, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 2 of 6


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 10th June, 9pm

  • E4

  • 5 of 10


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 12th June, 10pm

  • Sky One

  • 6 of 6


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 Meera Syal and Anil Gupta about their ground-breaking sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. They discuss the impact the show had on popular culture and how they feel they were treated by the BBC, the broken video camera at their first ever showcase that meant that Goodness Gracious Me very nearly never happened, and what sort of show Meera thinks the GGM team should get back together and make today.  

  • Wednesday 10th June, 10:30pm

  • Radio 4 Extra

  • 5 of 6


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