TV Guide 20.08.18 | sheerluxe.com

Monday 20th August

Sharp Objects, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

We’ve been gripped by this drama, which stars Amy Adams as a troubled newspaper reporter sent back to her hometown to cover the story of a suspected child killer. With just one week until the final episode, tonight sees Camille cross a line. Meanwhile, Adora takes pains to keep an ailing Amma under her roof and in her care.

Tuesday 21st August

Manhunting with my Mum, 10pm, Channel 4 

Blackburn-born TV presenter AJ Odudu and her mum Florence take a road trip around Florence's native Nigeria. The aim? To find AJ a husband, drawing on a Nigerian tradition of parents finding partners for their children. Tonight sees AJ wooed in a traditional drumming ceremony, meet a Nollywood star and contemplate life with a celibate Christian.

Wednesday 22nd August

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show, 8pm, BBC1 

In 1975, 16-year-old Lenny Henry bunked off school to appear on TV talent show New Faces, beginning a long and glittering career in comedy, theatre and film. This year, Sir Lenny is 60, and the Beeb is celebrating with a show hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald. The programme takes a lighthearted look back at Sir Lenny’s career, as well showcasing some brand new sketches on a range of topical subjects.

FINAL EPISODE: The Real Marigold Hotel, 9pm, BBC1

After a month of testing the waters to see whether they could live a life of retirement in India, the group's stay is coming to an end. It's Selina Scott, Susan George, Stephanie Beacham, Ian and Janette Tough (aka the Krankies), Syd Little, Peter Dean, Bob Champion and Stanley Johnson’s final week of living at the Udaipur haveli: some enjoy the last of what the local city has to offer while others are setting off on ventures further afield.

Thursday 23rd August

NEW SERIES: Celebrity Masterchef, 8pm, BBC1

Twenty familiar faces from the worlds of showbusiness, music and sport compete to win the 2018 title. In the first of the heats, the first batch of five celebrities undertake three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove their cookery prowess to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. We’re looking forward to seeing Spencer Matthews, The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge and Gemma Collins rattling the pans.

NEW SERIES: Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, 9pm, Channel 4

In a new four-part series, artist Grayson Perry explores the landmark events in all of our lives – birth, coming of age, marriage and death – and tries to reinvent them for the modern age. Travelling the world for inspiration, back home Grayson collaborates with British families to devise rites of passage ceremonies that will mark a genuine milestone in their lives.
 

Friday 24th August

NEW SERIES: Naked Attraction, 10pm, Channel 4

The toe-curling dating show is back for a third round. Once again, Anna Richardson guides contestants through the game of choosing a partner naked, as they whittle six contenders down to one. Here, 20-year-old virgin Josh hopes to find a special someone, while Manchester couple Matt and Mary are interested in finding a third person to join their relationship.

Saturday 25th August

FILM: About Time, 6:40pm, Film4

When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: the men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

Sunday 26th August

FILM: The Bodyguard, 9pm, BBC1

An oldie but a goodie. Bestselling pop diva Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) has a stalker whose obsession has risen to the level of disturbing threats. At the urging of her manager, Rachel hires former secret service agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) as her bodyguard. Initially resented and treated with disdain for his hard-nosed security procedures, Frank soon becomes an integral part of Rachel's inner circle. As they spend more time together, client and protector become closer still.

FILM: Sicario, 9pm, Film4

After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs. Led by the intense Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team travels back-and-forth across the US-Mexican border, using one cartel boss (Bernardo Saracino) to flush out a bigger one (Julio Cesar Cedillo).

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