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PICKS OF THE WEEK: 20-26 MAY 2024

What to watch this week.



The Great British Sewing Bee

Tuesday, BBC One

Kiell Smith-Bynoe welcomes the 12 sewers to the sewing room as we kick off the tenth series celebrating Sewing turning ten. In the first week, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young task the new sewers with challenges inspired by the very first set in our first series. For their first Pattern Challenge, it’s a denim A-line midiskirt.



Into The Amazon with Robson Green

Tuesday, Channel 5

Robson Green embarks on a journey of a lifetime to the largest rainforest on earth, home to an unparalleled diversity of life, and a refuge for black caiman, pink dolphins, sloths and piranhas – with all of whom he gets up close and personal during this remarkable three-part series.


A League Of Their Own Road Trip

Tuesday, Sky Max

Showcasing Tasmania’s rugged west coast, Bay Of Fires, tells the story of Stella (Marta Dusseldorp), who unexpectedly finds herself in a small, remote community. But it’s not the kind of place they put on postcards – it is instead rife with simmering feuds, crime and sometimes, murder.



Trying

Wednesday, Apple TV+

We fast-forward six years to discover that Nikki (Smith) and Jason (Spall) are experienced adopters having built a lovely little nuclear family, enriched by an extraordinary support network. However, as their teenage daughter, Princess (Scarlett Rayner), starts to yearn for a connection with her birth mother, Nikki and Jason find themselves confronted with the ultimate test of their parenting skills.


Bay Of Fires

Thursday, ITVX

Showcasing Tasmania’s rugged west coast, Bay Of Fires, tells the story of Stella (Marta Dusseldorp), who unexpectedly finds herself in a small, remote community. But it’s not the kind of place they put on postcards – it is instead rife with simmering feuds, crime and sometimes, murder.



Insomnia

Thursday, Paramount+

Based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Sarah Pinborough, INSOMNIA follows successful career woman Emma Averill, as she might be losing her mind, when her hard-won dream life starts to turn into a nightmare.


The Nevermets

Friday, Channel 4

The series will follow Brits who have all fallen madly in love online as they each make the potentially life changing decision to cross international waters to meet their long-distance lovers for the very first time.



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