TV Guide 13.05.19 | sheerluxe.com

Monday 13th May

Game of Thrones, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

It’s the penultimate episode, and we’re on tenterhooks while The Great War to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros continues. Starring Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage.

The Wife, Netflix

Joan (Glenn Close) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce) remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. But as Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

Tuesday 14th May

Years & Years

Russell T Davies' newest drama stars Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and Russell Tovey. One night in 2019, politician Vivienne Rook causes a scandal on live TV. At the same time, the Lyons family is united as Rosie gives birth to a son. Five years in the future, in the London of 2024, Stephen and Celeste worry about their daughter, Bethany, who declares herself as transhuman.

Wednesday 15th May

The Virtues, 9pm, Channel 4

Tonight Shane Meadows, creator of This is England, returns to Channel 4 with a powerful, bold drama that tackles themes of repressed memory, apocalyptic revenge and the hope of redemption. The show stars BAFTA-nominated Line of Duty star Stephen Graham, Helen Behan and Niamh Algar. We can’t wait.

Thursday 16th May

Ambulance, 8pm, BBC1

A bank holiday weekend keeps the staff of North West Ambulance Service busy answering more than 18,000 calls. Duncan is first at the scene of a footballer who has fractured his ankle during a match, Clare and Gemma treat an elderly woman who has lost the skin from her arm and foot in a freak accident in a car park and back at the control room, a handler takes a call from a nine-year-old who says someone has killed their grandad. Last in the series.

My Dad Wrote A Porno, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

Based on the successful podcast of the same name, Jamie Morton reads excerpts from his father's writing in front of an audience at the Roundhouse. The live read-through is also hosted by James Cooper and Alice Levine. A must for both fans of the podcast and newcomers.

Friday 17th May

Great British Menu, 8pm, BBC1

After 28 episodes of kitchen-based trials and tribulations, tonight we’ll finally see the end results – a four-course banquet celebrating British popular music, held at Abbey Road Studios. Expect to see famous faces tucking into the feast, as proud judges Oliver Payton, Andi Oliver and Matthew Fort watch on. Tonight, the ‘Champion’s Champion’ will also be revealed.

The Looming Tower, 9:30pm, BBC1

Continuing to keep information from the FBI, Schmidt is fired from Alec Station. Diane makes an important discovery about the owner of the phone number Owhali gave Chensey and O'Neill searches for solace in his faith.

Saturday 18th May

Eurovision Song Contest, 8pm, BBC1

Graham Norton is live from Tel Aviv in Israel for the final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest. We’ve got our fingers crossed that the UK's entry, Michael Rice, makes it through the semi-finals, which will be shown on BBC4 at 8pm on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th May. Meanwhile, Jack Whitehall will present the Graham Norton Show on Friday 17th May, as Norton prepares for tonight’s proceedings.

Wine Country, Netflix

In honour of Rebecca's (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey) and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. A hilarious and heartfelt comedy directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country co-stars Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones.

Sunday 19th May

Gentleman Jack, 9pm, BBC1

This new historical drama by Sally Wainwright is based on the true story of controversial 19th-century landowner Anne Lister. In 1832, Anne (Suranne Jones) returns to her family home in Halifax following the end of her relationship with aristocratic lover Vere. Struggling to live with her father and sister, a visit from a former lover feeds her fears that she is destined to be alone. Also stars Timothy West and Gemma Whelan.

The Raganation, 9pm, BBC2

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan hosts this new topical comedy show, in which a group of 25 members of the public drawn from all walks of life are invited to share their thoughts on the state of modern Britain today and the latest talking points in the media. Romesh and his outspoken focus group will be joined by a selection of celebrity guests, comedians and experts to investigate how and why the events in the news matter to people across the country.

What We Do In The Shadows, 9:45pm, BBC2

This new comedy series is a spin-off from the film in which a documentary crew follow the lives of a group of vampire housemates in New York. Starring Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak and Natasia Demetriou, the series is written and directed by the original film’s stars Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.

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