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TV Guide: What to Watch This Week Including BBC Bloodlands and England Women's Football

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October 2022
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What’s on your October watch list?

From must-see TV dramas to awards for your favourite shows and game/talent shows with a twist, there are plenty of shows to escape the cold weather for this week.

-Monday 10th October-

Maxine, 9pm, Channel 5

Start your week off with a new drama. In three episodes across the week you revisit the harrowing true crime story of the Soham murders through the eyes of school assistant Maxine Carr (the girlfriend of murderer Ian Huntley). 

-Tuesday 11th October-

Live International Football, 7.30pm, ITV

Laura Woods is on the coverage of the women's international friendly encounter (England v Czech Republic) at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, with analysis from Ian Wright and Karen Carney. This is another chance for Sarina Wiegman to develop her squad and assess her options. 

-Wednesday 12th October-

Andor, Disney+

With new episodes coming each Wednesday to Disney+, Andor shows you a new perspective from the  Star Wars  galaxy, this time focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. Cassian embarks on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

-Thursday 13th October-

The National Television Awards, 8pm, ITV

Comedian Joel Dommett is hosting the 27th edition of this ceremony, celebrating all things British telly, live from the OVO Arena, Wembley. Will Ant and Dec make it 21 consecutive wins? Probably. The Wanted's Tom Parker has a posthumous nomination for his cancer documentary Inside My Head, and Lewis Capaldi will be performing his new song live. It’s a great bit of mid-week entertainment.

-Friday 14th October-

The Mole, Netflix

With new episodes coming to Netflix every Friday, in this reboot of the classic game show 12 players must complete challenges while attempting to work out who in the group is trying to sabotage their mission. 

-Saturday 15th October-

Take 1, Netflix

In Netflix’s first ever music reality show (arriving this Friday), musicians must devise their own show. Their final live performance will be one-take and on a fixed date, but will they thrive or crack under the pressure? You’ll need subtitles for this one if you don’t speak Korean. 

-Sunday 16th October-

Bloodlands, 9pm, BBC One

Once you’ve heard the Strictly results and been in awe of the scenes on Frozen Planet II, stick with the BBC for the penultimate episode of Bloodlands. We love a James Nesbitt drama. Tom is forced to suppress his rage in order to cover up the crime that Olivia, has committed but a revelation from Izzy knocks him back. 

-Catch Up On-

Shining Girls, Apple TV+

Still waiting for a new series of The Handmaid’s Tale and needed some Elizabeth Moss in your life? Try this Apple TV original based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. A newspaper archivist’s dreams of becoming a journalist are put on hold after she survives a brutal attack and learns that a recent murder is linked to it.

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