In this week’s issue

The Voice

The Voice

It will go down in TV history as the one where will.i.am pressed his red button by mistake. Now, as the last singers standing prepare for the live final, new coach Jennifer Hudson’s in no doubt that she wants to win her first season on The Voice

Robert Winston in Child Of Our Time

Child Of Our Time

In 2000, Professor Robert Winston embarked on a ground-breaking project to follow the lives of 25 babies from across the UK. With the last instalment airing back in 2013, Child Of Our Time has been on a longer break than usual, but we return to it at a critical time in the kids’ lives – their teens. 

Matt Tebbutt and Susanna Reid in Save Money: Good Food

Save Money: Good Food

Many of us are guilty of food waste, and would welcome help in cutting our grocery shop while serving up dishes that don’t compromise on taste and quality. Now Susanna Reid and chef Matt Tebbutt do exactly that in their new eight-part series. 

Chris Packham in Me And My Dog: The Ultimate Contest

Me And My Dog: The Ultimate Contest

Take eight people from all walks of life, who each think they have the best rapport with their pet pooch. Then put the two and four-legged duos through a series of tough outdoor challenges – from bike racing to paddle boarding, culminating in a human-dog triathlon – to test the connection between them.

Angus Deayton in Bake Off: Creme De La Creme

Bake Off: Creme De La Creme

For the first series of Bake Off: Creme De La Creme, the show which puts pro pastry chefs to the test, Tom Kerridge played host. But as the competition returns, Angus Deayton takes over, and it turns out the subject matter is close to his heart. 

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in The Trip To Spain

The Trip To Spain

Since 2010, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have been playing exaggerated versions of themselves, sent to review restaurants together, first in the North of England, later in Italy and now in the country that gave us paella, tapas and tortilla – Spain.

Philip Glenister in Outcast

Outcast

In order to perfect their formula for ‘black phlegm’, the producers of US horror series Outcast worked their way through 27 different recipes. It’s that kind of show. So stand by as it returns for a new run – and Kyle (Patrick Fugit) continues to battle demons that are possessing souls in the West Virginian town of Rome, helped by Reverend John Anderson (Philip Glenister). 

Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer

Many of us have been guilty of going on social media after we’ve had a few drinks, and entrepreneur Gavin, 56, is no exception. He’d been out with friends when he responded to an advertisement on Facebook looking for single people at a crossroads in their lives to spend a summer on a working farm in Europe.

Charlotte Bellamy and John Middleton in Emmerdale

Emmerdale

When actor John Middleton first appeared in Emmerdale in December 1996 as vicar Ashley Thomas, he had no idea what it would lead to. Now he’s finally taking his leave of the village and the character he’s played for over 20 years…

Henry IX

Henry IX

Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are most famous for creating prison sitcom Porridge, which returns for a new run later this year, now starring Kevin Bishop. And their new three-part venture also features a would-be philosopher, trapped inside a crumbling institution. The twist is, this man is monarch of the United Kingdom.

Tattoo Artist Of The Year

Tattoo Artist Of The Year

Riding high on the success of the current spate of tattoo TV shows, 10 top artists from across the UK compete in a series of challenges to find the nation’s best all-round professional inker.