PICKS OF THE WEEK: 29 MAY-04 JUNE 2023
What to watch this week.
Britain's Got Talent Live Semi-Finals
After weeks of captivating audiences with extraordinary and jaw-dropping auditions, Britain’s Got Talent draws closer to crowning its series 16 winner as the spectacular semi-finals get underway. Each live semi-final sees the return of performers who previously wowed the judges in London and Manchester, in addition to Golden Buzzer acts, which this year includes more than ever before.
Monday-Thursday, BBC Two
Springwatch returns from a brand new location with a star-studded wildlife cast. Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are broadcasting from RSPB Arne in Dorset, where spring is in full swing and the nest cameras are rigged, so they’re ready to capture all the drama of the season.
The Gallows Pole
Wednesday, BBC Two
West Yorkshire, early 1760s. David Hartley is returning to his family’s remote moor-top dwelling after seven years away in Birmingham. Gravely wounded and dragging a mysterious bag of tools, he receives help from six mythical stag-men, who let him know that his work on earth isn’t done yet.
Who Do You Think You Are
Thursday, BBC One
Andrew Lloyd Webber is astonished to uncover stories from his family’s history that uncannily parallel his own life, including an ancestor with a famous cello-playing brother!
Changing Ends is co-written by the BAFTA award winning Alan Carr and the Scottish BAFTA & RTS award winning Simon Carlyle (Two Doors Down), based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980’s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager. 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).
Spy In The Ocean
Sunday, BBC One
In this brand new four-part series, an amazing new generation of spy creatures set out to explore the ocean, encountering the ingenious and emotional animals that have made this habitat their home.
Gods Of Tennis
Sunday, BBC Two
Alongside personal insights, this distinctive period will be brought back to life through rich archive as global events like the Cold war, the sexual revolution, race relations and the fight for LGBT rights found expression in the game's most traditional sporting arena.