Doug Lambert is looking forward to some of the TV highlights from this weekend and next week.
Tonight Download Reloaded takes us back to some festival highlights on Sky Arts.
While we’ll have to wait at least a year for the festival season to return, Sky has tapped into their archives to bring us a weekend celebrating the best moments of the ‘best bits’ rock festival headbanging between 2011 and 2019, featuring Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard and Halestorm.
Download Reloaded, Sky Arts, tonight at 9 p.m. and tomorrow (June 6) at 9 p.m.
Tomorrow night, Channel 5 takes us through the life and times of singer and TV presenter Cilly Black in The one and only: our Cilla.
The story of Cilla Black, who was born from the working class of Liverpool to become one of the country’s most successful and beloved singers, presenters and artists. Using rare, never-before-seen footage and interviews with friends and colleagues, the show reveals what made Cilla the woman she was and what she really looked like behind the scenes.
Cilla has been best known lately as the face of ITV’s weekends, with hit shows including The moment of truth, go blind and Surprise Surprise! However, in the sixties she was the most successful female pop artist of the decade with numbers one including You are my world and Anyone who had a heart. In the late sixties, she ventured out onto television with her own Beeb variety show, then moved on to ITV where she tried everything, including her own series of skits.
With contributions from Alex and Sue Tatham, the very first Blind date couple to be married, as well as Michael Grade, Christopher Biggins, Gloria Hunniford and Andrew Lloyd-Webber Channel 5 take a look at the world of Liverpool’s most famous red-haired personality.
The One and Only: Our Cilla, Channel 5, Sunday June 6, 9 p.m.
Episode eight brings us the final part of From morning to night as the camera’s journey takes viewers to the arid climates of Arabia, where the animal kingdom responds to one true ruler – the ruthless golden orb in the sky.
Those who survive here must bow to his orders and resist his fury on the scorched sands of Arabia until the monsoons bring relief. But the animals, from sturdy dromedary camels to illusionist lizards and adorable rock hyraxes, have special adaptations to beat the desert heat.
Dawn to dusk, Sky Nature, Sunday June 6, 8 p.m.
Also on Sunday ITV revisits Tipping point, the show that made seaside slots a hit on TV. Two more end-of-race games on the edge of your seat, filled with dramatic drops and jackpot-threatening. Hosted by Ben Shephard, this edition focuses on the final round where everything is to play and often comes down to the star piece and will it fall or will it not fall?
Tipping Point: Best Finals Ever, ITV, STV, UTV, Sunday June 6, 7:35 p.m.
In our Australian soaps, this week at Neighbors Paul’s intrigue is unraveled and Nicolette opens the door to a new beginning. Ned is about to cross the line with Sheila C and Bea finds herself trapped.
Ned worries about his relationship with Yashvi, and Kyle tries to overcome the embarrassment of a gnarled injury. Roxy struggles to come to terms with her loss and Toadie finds himself with more than love at stake. Harlow gives a heartbreaking goodbye and Toadie finds his traitor.
While At home and away finds Leah determined to find Susie. Ziggy is stunned when Dean reveals the reason for Amber and Jai’s departure. Leah’s determination to find Susie’s causes
problems with his relationship. Sienna rules Nikau and Bella, and a drunken tarot card reading turns sour.
Tori is shocked by Christian’s reckless behavior, and Ryder angers Alf.
Neighbors and Home and Absent, Canal 5, weekdays from 1.15 p.m. and again from 5.30 p.m.
Also, this week on Tuesday David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed return for second round of highly confidential chaos in Intelligence. After narrowly avoiding extradition to the United States for treason, NSA agent Jerry Bernstein (Schwimmer) again finds himself in the center of attention when the Russians get a cyber weapon that Jerry himself helped to develop.
With his information vital to the nation’s security, he’s more than willing to take over the role of the office’s alpha male and save the day. But with the stakes so high and with him still facing the demons of his past, can he avert a national catastrophe.
Then, in the second episode of the new series, the threat of the Russians is still there. One team member is exposed as a CySec mole, but unbeknownst to the others, he’s actually working as a triple agent for Christine. More urgent for Jerry and Joseph is Valentine’s Day – and they are more concerned with finding their secret admirers than with protecting national security.
Intelligence, Sky One, Tuesday June 8, 10 p.m.
At Thursday ITV is heading towards Bond Street.
Bond Street has been London’s most exclusive shopping street for 300 years. The half-mile glamor between Oxford Street and Piccadilly has more luxury brands and more royal warrants than any other in Britain. This is the place to go if you want a Â£ 20,000 purse, a Â£ 250,000 watch, or a multi-million pound diamond. But who buys a designer bag in a pandemic?
As Bond Street struggled to survive three blocks, he agreed to allow director Michael Waldman’s cameras to shoot exclusively behind the scenes with everyone, from Dior and British jewelers Boodles to auction house Bonhams and with the royal chocolatier Charbonnel and Walker.
Told by actress Jenna Coleman, the opulence is staggering. With revealing information, from the Queen’s Favorite Chocolates to how a man occupies a prime Bond Street apartment once inhabited by spy Guy Burgess on low rent, this show offers a unique insight into what the super-rich spent their money on a pandemic that would have made them 25% richer.
Bond Street, ITV, STV, UTV, Thursday June 10, 9 p.m.
At Friday, Jools Holland welcomes British comedian, writer and music lover Romesh Ranganathan, for Later withâ¦ Jools Holland.
Conductor, multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Emma-Jean Thackray, who is a key artist and trumpeter in London’s contemporary jazz scene, makes her debut on this week’s show. Touring at Round Chapel in Hackney, Emma-Jean will perform her new single Say Something – the first track from her upcoming second album Yellow, which will be released via her own Warp Records affiliate label, Movementt. It’s a record she approached “trying to simulate a life-changing psychedelic experience.”
Also back on the show, filmed at Real World Studios in Bath, is the legendary Van Morrison, who shares a number from his recently released 42nd studio album, titled Latest Record Project Volume 1. This is a double album. 28 new songs that sees the Celtic Soul King write an outspoken commentary on contemporary life and immerse himself in his enduring love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul.