TV Guide 09.05.22

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MONDAY 9TH

Fergal Keane: Living with PTSD, 9pm, BBC 2

BBC correspondent Fergal Keane has covered hundreds of conflicts around the world for over 30 years. He’s known for reporting with humanity and extraordinary empathy, but two years ago he revealed he had been diagnosed with an acute form of PTSD. This documentary explores the impact it’s had on his life and how reporting on conflicts for decades has severely impacted his mental health. 

The Games, 9pm, ITV1

Twelve celebrities go head-to-head to take on a series of sporting challenges. Presented by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff live from Crystal Palace athletics stadium, the opening night of this new series sees the women take part in a hurdles race before the men line up for a 400m race. There’s also a battle for the top spot in the first round of the mixed synchronised diving.

TUESDAY 10TH

Will Young: Losing My Twin Rupert, 10.05pm, Channel 4

In July 2020, Will Young lost his twin brother after a 20-year battle with alcoholism. In this moving documentary the singer talks about coping with a loved one’s addiction and tries to understand the impact alcoholism has on families. He meets a broadcaster who is currently facing her own issues with alcohol, as well as an expert who specialises in researching addiction treatment. 

Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals, 8pm, BBC Three

Rylan Clark and Scott Mills are in Turin, Italy, for the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Seven acts try to win a place in the grand final. Singer-songwriter and TikTok star Sam Ryder will compete for the UK with his song ‘Space Man’.

WEDNESDAY 11TH

DNA Family Secrets, 9pm, BBC 2

Stacey Dooley is back tonight with series two of Family Secrets, which helps people unlock mysteries hidden in their DNA. From tracking down missing relatives and discovering lost ancestry to finding out about hereditary diseases, Stacey helps those looking for long-lost answers. In episode one, Richard wants to find out who his real father is, while Janet is worried after she hears a rumour that her dad fathered a baby as a prisoner of war during WWII.  

Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, 8pm, BBC Three

Glow Up returns tonight for series four. Presenter Maya Jama welcomes ten new make-up artists who must impress judges Dominic Skinner and Val Garland. From TV to theatre, fashion to front covers and online beauty campaigns, the artists must showcase a broad range of skills to go through each week. Tonight, the artists begin by working on a social media campaign for a fitness brand, followed by a technical task on identical twins. 

SATURDAY 14TH

Eurovision Song Contest, 8pm, BBC1

Graham Norton will commentate the 66th staging of the Eurovision Song Contest, live from Turin, following Italy’s victory last year. Hosted by presenter Alessandro Cattelan and singers Mika and Laura Pausini, 40 countries will compete to win this year’s competition. TikTok star Sam Ryder is competing for the UK with his song ‘Space Man’, while Ukraine’s entry from the Kalush Orchestra is the current favourite to win. 

SUNDAY 15TH

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration, 8pm, ITV1

Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham present this special programme live from Windsor, to honour the Queen's 70 years on the throne. Featuring an all-star cast of British and international talent, expect performances and entertainment from Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis, Omid Djalili, Tom Cruise, Gregory Porter and Katherine Jenkins.

Conversations With Friends, 10pm, BBC Three

The adaptation of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel finally hits screens tonight. Dublin college students Frances and Bobbi forge a strange and unexpected connection with married couple Melissa and Nick. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that tests everyone’s trust. Stars Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke.

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