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Telly highlights of the week

02/06/2017TV

Thanks to 12 Monkeys, we’ll never think of World War One in the same way again. Here’s more on that and other awesome moments from TV-land this week.

Sean Bean became a man of the cloth (Broken)

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Think “Sean Bean” and you’ll imagine a rogue spy, or dashing Napoleonic soldier, sword-wielding warrior, or all-around scary killer man. But a priest? Oh yes. And his new heartbreaking drama Broken is already one of the best shows of the year.

Find Broken in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

World War One got real weird (12 Monkeys)

Syfy gave us a three-night 12 Monkeys-a-thon, which was funny, frightening and just plain crazy in equal measure. Case in point, this wacked-out WW1 scene which will probably be remembered as THE iconic moment from the entire show.

Find 12 Monkeys in Catch Up > Channels > Syfy

Zach had a sort of breakdown (Baskets)

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If you’re not watching Baskets, you really should. It’s a Curb Your Enthusiasm-type story, with Zach Galifianakis playing a sad clown. He also plays the sad clown’s twin brother, who in the latest episode was having a really… REALLY bad day.

Find Baskets in Catch Up > Channels > FOX

A superhero saga had its big season finale (The Flash)

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So, here’s the Flash getting massively punched in the face. Because it’s not a season finale unless your hero is in serious danger of losing his pretty boy good looks.

Find The Flash in Catch Up > Channels > Sky 1

An adorable couple and their kid made us go “aww” (Nate & Jeremiah By Design)

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Who are Nate and Jeremiah? Celebrity interior designers, who are also a couple with a little girl, and are all so darn sweet, you get toothache just by looking at them.

Find Nate & Jeremish By Design in Catch Up > Channels > TLC

Our pre-summer diets went to pot (Patricia Heaton Parties)

Did you know Ray’s wife from Everybody Loves Raymond now has her own cooking show where she makes all kinds of filthy-delicious food? Because she does.

Find Patricia Heaton Parties in Catch Up > Channels > Food Network

We were captivated by a daring drama (The Handmaid’s Tale)

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And finally, everyone’s been talking about The Handmaid’s Tale, a ravishing dystopian tale of a future America where women are subjugated by a far-right government. It could never happen, right?

Find The Handmaid's Tale in Catch Up > Channels > All 4