TV Guide: What to Watch This Week including Celebrity Masterchef and a Crime Doc You Don't Want to Miss
We’ve got this week’s watchlist sorted
Monday 8th August
Long Lost Family: What Happened Next, 9pm, ITV
Always an emotional watch, this episode of Long Lost Family will hit even harder as Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell revisit some of the programme's most extraordinary searches to find out what happened after they reunited long lost families. They’re beginning with the stories of people desperate to find their birth parents. Among those featured are sisters Anne Jordan and Flo Banfield, who first met in 2019. Keep the tissues to hand.
Tuesday 9th August
I Just Killed My Dad, Netflix
Anthony Templet shot his father – and never denied it. But why did he do it? This gripping true-crime documentary series from Skye Borgman, the director of the award-winning Abducted in Plain Sight, is coming to Netflix on 9th August. Anyone who loves true crime (that’s us) is going to be hooked on this.
Wednesday 10th August
Celebrity MasterChef, 8pm, BBC One
This summer, an all-star line-up of sporting heroes and stars of stage and screen will be battling it out for the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title. To start the series, McFly’s Danny Jones, Love Island’s Faye Winter, comedian Kae Kurd, media personality Nancy Dell'Olio and all-round entertainer and legend Paul Chuckle will be competing in the contest, hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace. They’ll have to make a Korean street food dish before coming up with something special for a dinner party.
Thursday 11th August
The Hundred, 6.30pm, BBC Two
The must-see cricket tournament of summer is back. Don’t miss the live coverage of the women's match at The Kia Oval in London as the Oval Invincibles and Northern Superchargers go head to head. The Invincibles defeated Southern Brave by 48 runs in the final last year, while the Superchargers won three of their seven matches to finish sixth in the table.
Friday 12th August
Britain’s Poshest Farm Shop, 8pm, Channel 5
This Channel 5 documentary celebrates seven of the finest farm shops in the country, including a Lincolnshire farm shop on the historic Doddington Estate. This episode is part one of two and we’re sure it’ll give you plenty of inspiration for shopping. If you need more local inspo, check out the Food and Drink pages of our website.
Saturday 13th August
A League of Their Own, Prime Video
Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, and D’Arcy Carden star in Amazon’s reboot of the classic 1992 baseball movie A League of Their Own. The film follows the formation of the first women’s professional baseball league during World War II, and this new series follows brand-new characters and the challenges they face. All eight episodes will be available to watch on Prime Video from 12th August.
Sunday 14th August
Marriage, 9pm, BBC One
This new mini-series follows the ups and downs of a 30-year marriage – and it stars Sean Bean. Anything starring Sean Bean is a must-see, right? The series will begin on 14th August and for those of you who are as impatient as us, you can binge-watch the drama; all four episodes will be on iPlayer soon after.
Catch Up On
Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me BBC iPlayer
Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me will air on 9th August at 9pm, and will be available on BBC iPlayer soon after. In this documentary, Tom visits the most homophobic countries in the Commonwealth to explore how gay athletes are facing persecution, and asks what the Commonwealth Games can do to help, ending with Tom taking a public stand at this year’s opening ceremony, in a powerful statement against homophobia.