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TV Guide: Eurovision, the BAFTAs and What to Watch This Week

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May 2023
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Eurovision is back and so are the BAFTA Awards

And there's plenty more to see on screen this week.

-Monday 8th May-

Eurovision Welcomes The World, 6.30pm, BBC One

Rylan and Sunetra Sarker kick off the weeklong Eurovision party with highlights from this year’s Turquoise Carpet welcome event, as the performers arrive in Liverpool. The show also features highlights from Liverpool’s Big Eurovision Welcome event taking place outside St George’s Hall, presented by AJ Odudu and Joel Dommett, as well as special performances. 

-Tuesday 9th May-

The Big Steam Adventure, 9pm, Channel 5

We’re in York for episode three of this series and Peter Davison, John Sergeant and Paul Middleton are heading off down the River Ouse on a steam launch modelled on a luxury service vehicle from the 1980s. They stop at Newby Hall for a spot of lunch and take a walk around Ripon before heading to Paul's hometown of Pickering. 

-Wednesday 10th May-

Not Dead Yet, Disney+

The ABC series Not Dead Yet will be coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, following a broke and newly single (self-described) disaster. When she lands the only job she can find ― writing obituaries – she finds life advice from those she’s writing about. It stars New Girl’s Hannah Simone.

-Thursday 11th May-

Riverdale, Netflix 

Now in its seventh season, this Archie Comics reboot could be your next series to binge. Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica are teenagers in a town full of sinister happenings. New episodes come to Netflix each Thursday.

-Friday 12th May-

Tom Jones, ITVX

Don’t miss this new four-part drama based on Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, now on ITVX. Tom  falls in love with wealthy heiress Sophia – and she falls in love with him. But their families are against the union and Tom is banished, while Sophia flees her home to avoid an arranged marriage. In London they meet Lady Bellasto, who isn’t going to be much help. 

-Saturday 13th May-

Eurovision Song Contest, 8pm, BBC One

It’s party time! The Eurovision final will take place at the M&S Bank Arena on the waterfront in Liverpool on Saturday 13th May. But don’t worry if you didn’t manage to get tickets – as always, it’ll be streamed live on the BBC. This year we’re represented by singer-songwriter Mae Muller with her song I Wrote a Song.

-Sunday 14th May-

British Academy Television Awards, 7pm, BBC One

Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan host this awards show from the Royal Festival Hall, celebrating the best of TV from the last year, with a star-studded audience including members of the royal family. 

-Catch Up On-

Obsession, Netflix 

Richard Armitage and Charlie Murphy star in this limited series where a respected London surgeon’s affair with his son’s fiancée turns into an erotic infatuation. It promises to be both steamy and suspenseful.

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