PICKS OF THE MONTH: JUNE 2023
What to watch this month.
Best Interests, BBC One
This is a story of a family driven apart by having to make choices no parent would ever want to make. Andrew and Nicci’s daughter, Marnie, has a life-threatening condition. The doctors believe it is in her best interests to be allowed to die, but her loving family disagree. And so begins a fight that will take them through every stage of a legal process, as they struggle to contemplate this huge decision.
Queen Of Oz, BBC One
Princess Georgiana (Tate) is the black sheep of a fictional British Royal Family. A PR disaster, she’s spent her spoilt, party-girl life plastered over the tabloids. On the back of her latest scandal her father, the King, makes the unprecedented move of abdicating his Australian throne in favour of his daughter.
Not Going Out, BBC One
Lee Mack, the British Comedy Award and Bafta winning comedian, brings his multi award-winning peak-time sitcom, Not Going Out back to Friday nights on BBC One.
Man Like Mobeen, BBC Three
Mobeen and Nate are just weeks from the end of their sentence, but Mobeen’s work as one of the prison’s 'Listeners' gets him into trouble with an inmate from another wing.
Changing Ends, ITVX
Alan will star in the series as himself in present day, whilst taking on the role of young Alan is rising star Oliver Savell (Belfast). Confirmed today also joining the cast are Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan playing Alan’s parents Graham and Christine along with Taylor Fay as his younger brother Gary.
Soccer Aid for UNICEF, ITV1
More than 74,000 fans will roar Soccer Aid for UNICEF back to Manchester United’s Old Trafford on Sunday 11th June. Lionesses’ Euro 2022 winner, and Queen of The Jungle, Jill Scott will captain England – the first time a female player has skippered England in the world’s biggest charity football game.
Van Der Valk, ITV1
The order totals three new 2 hour episodes of the critically acclaimed Amsterdam-set detective drama, which is led by Marc Warren in the titular role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk.
Written by acclaimed screenwriter George Kay, the drama will relate how in November 2006 two police officers were called to University College Hospital in London to interview a patient in declining health. The patient was Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian dissident who claimed to have been poisoned on the direct orders of Vladimir Putin.
Cooking With The Stars, ITV1
Emma Willis and Tom Allen return as hosts presiding over all the action as eight celebrities are paired with professional chefs who will mentor them, in a bid to transform them from amateur to expert in a matter of weeks.
Love Island, ITV2
Produced by Lifted Entertainment, ‘part of ITV Studios’ and Motion Content Group, Love Island will see Maya Jama make her return as host presiding over all of the Villa action, whilst famed comedian and narrator Iain Stirling returns to voiceover each and every episode of the much-loved format.
PopMaster sees two contestants asked a series of 10 questions based on popular music from the 1950s to the present day. Each question is worth three points other than the third, sixth and ninth bonus questions which are worth six points and come from a cryptic topic chosen by the player at the start of the quiz. There are a total of 39 points up for grabs.
For Her Sins, Channel 5
Jo Joyner (Stay Close, Ackley Bridge, Shakespeare & Hathaway) and Rachel Shenton (All Creatures Great and Small, White Gold) lead the cast in this four-part psychological thriller about a woman who, on the surface, has it all. But with the pressures of modern life and a new friend secretly determined to create chaos, her world is set spiralling.