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TV Guide: New Dramas, the Return of Competitions and Live Sport

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May 2023
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There are plenty of new series to watch now and keen gardeners won't want to miss the Chelsea Flower Show

Here's everything you'll want to watch this week.

-Monday 22nd May-

Maryland, 9pm, ITV

New Series

Sisters Becca and Rosaline are living worlds apart in Manchester and London, but they’re both forced to fly to the Isle of Man when they find out their mother has been living a secret second life there. This new drama stars Suranne Jones, so it has to be good.

-Tuesday 23rd May-

Victim/Suspect, Netflix 

New Documentary

Emmy-winning reporter Rachel de Leon investigates a series of sexual assaults where victims were charged with crimes in this new documentary coming to Netflix on Tuesday.

-Wednesday 24th May-

The Great British Sewing Bee, 9pm, BBC One

New Season

Sara Pascoe, Patrick Grant and Esme Young welcome 12 new sewers to the competition in Leeds. They’ll make a top with a twist at its centre and take the traditional pencil skirt and blouse combo and redesign it to make it reflect their own style. That’s before the made-to-measure challenge, where they must try to perfectly fit a dress with cut-out details.

-Thursday 25th May-

Strike: Inside the Unions, 9pm, BBC Two

New Series: Part One of Two

This documentary about the wave of industrial action in the UK begins with the start of the strikes, with Lynch and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers at the forefront of the movement, and nurses withdrawing their labour for the first time in the Royal College of Nursing union’s 106-year history. 

-Friday 26th May-

Barbecue Showdown, Netflix

Season Two

The best backyard smokers and pit-masters battle for the title of American Barbecue Champion when season two of this competition comes to Netflix on Friday.

-Saturday 27th May-

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 8.10pm, BBC Two

2023 Series

The BBC gardening team present the sights and sounds of the Chelsea Flower Show, with highlights of this year’s gardens and tips and tricks for green-fingered viewers. 

-Sunday 28th May-

Live Cycling, 3pm, BBC Two


The BBC will show the third and final stage of the women’s race, featuring a 92km circuit that starts and finishes at The Mall in central London.

-Catch Up On-

Silo, Apple TV+

New Series

In the future, thousands of people are living underground but after residents die mysteriously an engineer starts to uncover shocking secrets about the truth of the silo they’re living in.

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