TV Guide 29.07.19 | sheerluxe.com

Monday 29th July

Love Island, 9pm, ITV2

Tonight’s the night we’ll find out who wins Love Island series five. Our money’s on Molly-Mae and Tommy, although we’re secretly hoping that Ovie and India clinch the £50,000 prize. Don’t be sad it’s over – early next year, ITV will launch the first-ever winter edition of the show.

Tuesday 30th July

Keeping Faith, 9pm, BBC1

When Madlen fires her legal team, Faith, backed by Cerys, steps in to take on her murder case, putting them on a collision course with Tom. Evan attracts a mysterious benefactor in prison, Steve wrestles with his feelings for Faith, and DI Breeze turns his attentions towards Faith’s troubling association with Gael Reardon.

The Chefs’ Brigade, 9pm, BBC2

In this new series, Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton plucks ten chefs with raw talent, from pubs, cafes and caterers across the UK to take them on the ultimate culinary journey across Europe. He transforms them into a kitchen brigade fit to challenge the continent’s finest restaurants. In this first episode, they land in Puglia, southern Italy, to learn what it means to make the simple taste extraordinary.

I Am Kirsty, 10pm, Channel 4

This new female-led series of standalone programmes stars three of Britain's leading actors: Vicky McClure, Samantha Morton and Gemma Chan. The trilogy explores the experience of three women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and utterly personal. In this second episode, Morton plays Kirsty, a woman fighting to keep her family stable in a precarious world. She desperately tries to stave off disaster through force of will, until her world unravels and she is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for her children.

Wednesday 31st July


Der Pass, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

After a body is found in a staged crime scene near the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. They soon discover more crime scenes with posed victims that resemble pagan rituals. Garnering favourable comparisons to fellow German-language thrillers such as Netflix’s Dark and Walter Presents’ Deutschland 86, Der Pass is an intriguing prospect.

Thursday 1st August

Ex Machina, Netflix

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) is a programmer at a huge internet company. He wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm's brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of a beautiful robot called Ava (Alicia Vikander). It soon becomes clear Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.

Friday 2nd August

Fosse/Verdon, 9pm, BBC2

Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the romantic and creative partnership of Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). Bob is a visionary filmmaker and one of theatre's most influential choreographers and directors; Gwen is the finest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realise the unique vision in Bob's head. Together, they change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.

Dear White People – Series 3, Netflix

Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, this Netflix original series follows a group of students of colour at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college. The students enter a landscape of cultural bias, social injustice, misguided activism and slippery politics. Through an absurdist lens, the series uses irony, self-deprecation, brutal honesty and humour to highlight issues that still plague today’s ‘post-racial’ society.

Saturday 3rd August

Brooklyn, 10:20pm, BBC1

Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and swaps the comfort of her mother's home for New York City. The shackles of homesickness are quickly diminished by a new romance, but Eilis’s interrupts her unfolding love story and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Sunday 4th August

Poldark, 9pm, BBC1

Ross is given hope for the Despards' return to Honduras but finds his new nemesis Ralph Hanson has returned to Truro. Demelza continues to help the community help itself, and Dwight gains unexpected patients, but his absences from home have unforeseen consequences. Morwenna, still struggling with the loss of her son, starts to secretly slip away from the village, leaving Drake to wonder where she goes.

Love Island, 9pm, ITV2

Caroline Flack hosts a reunion party like no other as she gathers all of this year's islanders to take a look back at some of the series’ most memorable moments. We can’t wait to see Anna and Jordan’s get together again…

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