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What to watch on TV this week – 19 to 28 June

What to watch on TV this week – 19 to 28 June

Here’s all the very best entertainment this week across your favourite Virgin TV channels, including a starry line-up of armchair critics sharing their unfiltered opinions with the nation

By Charlotte Briggs, Staff Writer

Looking for some ideas for what to watch? It’s wall-to-wall top-notch entertainment on Virgin TV this week. With all this and more, plus our usual sport and movie picks of the week, you’ll never be short of entertainment across your Virgin TV channels. And don’t forget, with Virgin TV Go, you can take your telly on the move with you.


There’s so much good stuff on this week that we’ve compiled a list of the best TV shows to watch. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest changes.



Wednesday 19 June

Pick of the day: Adam Lambert: Out, Loud And Proud

9pm, ITV1 HD (CH 103)

Multi-platinum-selling singer Adam Lambert leads the charge in this eye-opening documentary about the contribution of LGBTQ+ musicians to their industry. Join Lambert as he uncovers the stories of some of Britain’s most groundbreaking artists, including pop icon MNEK, Andy Bell of 80s duo Erasure, and Lambert’s fellow Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor, who reflect on queer icon Freddie Mercury.


What else to watch:

  • UEFA Euro 2024: England v Denmark – 4pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • Super Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs – 7pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Traitors US – 7pm, BBC Three HD (CH 107)
  • Alaska Daily9pm, Alibi HD (CH 114)
  • Love Island – 9pm, ITV2 (CH 115)
  • The UnXplained: Mysteries Of The Universe – 9pm, Sky HISTORY HD (CH 131)


Thursday 20 June

Pick of the day: Bill Bailey’s Musical Master Crafters: Juniors

8pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 140/123)

Bill Bailey meets the next generation of young musicians in a special Master Crafters spin-off. As a talented musician himself who can play a everything from the guitar and drums to the mandolin and even the didgeridoo, Bailey’s on a one-man mission to discover exactly what it takes to maintain musical instruments today.


What else to watch:

  • Question Time: Leaders’ Special – 8pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • The Stormtrooper Scandal – 9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Love Island – 9pm, ITV2 (CH 115)
  • Swamp Mysteries – 9pm, Sky HISTORY HD (CH 131)
  • Outrageous Homes – 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • The Outlaws – 10.40pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)


Friday 21 June

Pick of the day: Isle Of Wight Festival

From 7.30pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 140/123)

Get ready for festival season with a weekend that’s packed full of big tunes and stellar performances at the Isle of Wight festival. Kicking off the festivities are a line-up of iconic artists, including Friday night headliners The Prodigy as well as The Streets, Crowded House and The Darkness. There’s more fun to be had on Saturday and Sunday with Pet Shop Boys, Blossoms, Simple Minds, Green Day and much more – and no need for wellies! 


What else to watch:

  • Celebrity Gogglebox – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live – 9pm, Sky Max HD (CH 111)
  • Love Island – 9pm, ITV2 (CH 115)
  • Sister Boniface Mysteries – 9pm, Drama HD (CH 116)
  • The Nevermets – 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)


Saturday 22 June

Pick of the day: Doctor Who

6.40pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)

After a whirlwind series of out-of-world-adventures spanning the entire galaxy, Ncuti Gatwa’s first term as the Time Lord is reaching its much-anticipated conclusion. And it looks like all hope is lost for the Doctor as his enemy reigns supreme over creation, with the fate of the universe resting of the shoulders of one remarkable woman. You won’t want to miss the final jaw-dropping instalment of this two-part finale that’ll uncover an epic Twist about one of the series’ characters.


What else to watch:

  • Doctor Who: Unleashed (Unseen) – 8.05pm, BBC Three HD (CH 113)
  • Love Island: Unseen Bits – 9pm, ITV2 HD (CH 115)
  • Reel Stories: Shania Twain – 9.20pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Rebus – 9.25pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • Later… With Jools Holland – 10.30pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)


Sunday 23 June

Pick of the day: Capital’s Summertime Ball 2024

6.30pm, ITV1 HD (CH 103)

If you couldn’t get tickets to Capital’s starry concert at Wembley Stadium then you’re in luck. You can now enjoy the UK’s biggest summertime party from the comfort of your sofa, with unforgettable performances from chart-toppers including Sabrina Carpenter, Raye, David Guetta, Perrie and Sugababes. Pump up the volume and enjoy some of the catchiest hits around!


What else to watch:

  • UEFA Euro 2024: Scotland v Hungary – 7pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – 6pm, National Geographic HD (CH 183)
  • Fiennes: Return To The Wild – 8pm, National Geographic HD (CH 183)
  • Suranne Jones: Investigating Witch Trials – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • Love Island – 9pm, ITV2 (CH 115)


Monday 24 June

Pick of the day: Long Lost Family Born Without A Trace: What Happened Next

9pm, ITV1 HD (CH 103)

You know what we love more than a happy ending on Long Lost Family: Born Without A Trace? Finding out how these reunited families are spending their newfound time together. And this follow-up series explores the special cases of two foundlings who featured on the original show, as they build ties and make more life-changing discoveries about their relatives.


What else to watch:

  • Bake Off: The Professionals – 8pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • The Sympathizer – 9pm, Sky Showcase HD (CH 109)
  • Love Island – 9pm, ITV2 (CH 115)
  • Cursed Histories – Sky HISTORY HD (CH 131)
  • NHS In Crisis? The Debate – 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)


Tuesday 25 June

Pick of the day: Super Surgeons: A Chance At Life

9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)

Filmed across a year at Royal Marsden Hospital, the second instalment of this pioneering medical docuseries captures everything that goes on behind the scenes at the world-leading cancer specialist hospital. Over the course of four episodes, follow the journeys of patients and NHS staff alike, documenting the cases that require radical and urgent treatment.


What else to watch:

  • UEFA Euro 2024: England v Slovenia – 6.45pm, ITV1 HD (CH 103)
  • Bake Off: The Professionals – 8pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • The Great British Sewing Bee – 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • A League Of Their Own: Mexican Road Trip – 9pm, Sky Max HD (CH 111)
  • Love Island – 9pm, ITV2 (CH 115)


Wednesday 26 June

Pick of the day: Fire Country

9pm, Sky Witness HD (CH 110)

The hit US drama about a young convict (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program looking for redemption and a shortened prison sentence returns for a blazing second season. But as this new season begins, Bode (Thieriot) finds himself back in the slammer, where he receives shocking news. Meanwhile, the Station 42 crew responds to a massive earthquake that rocks Edgewater to its core. It’s all, ahem, hotting up.


What else to watch:

  • The Masked Singer US – 8pm, ITV2 HD (CH 115)
  • The Supervet – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • Alaska Daily – 9pm, Alibi HD (CH 114)
  • Little Simz: My Glastonbury – 10pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Big Beach Builds – 10pm, DMAX (CH 169)


Thursday 27 June

Pick of the day: Douglas Is Cancelled

9pm, ITV1 (CH 103)

Steven Moffat – creator of SherlockInside Man and your favourite episodes of Doctor Who – delivers a biting satire about so-called “cancel culture”. Hugh Bonneville stars as a news presenter who makes an “ill-advised” joke at a wedding that sets in motion a chain of events he cannot control. As it’s Moffat, don’t expect it to go to the obvious places. Karen Gillan also stars, alongside Nick Mohammed and Alex Kingston.


What else to watch:

  • The Outlaws – 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • The Soham Murder Trial – 9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Rookie – 9pm, Sky Witness HD (CH 110)
  • Glastonbury 2024 – 10pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Paul Whitehouse’s Sketch Show Years – 10pm, GOLD HD (CH 124)


Friday 28 June

Pick of the day: Dua Lipa @ Glastonbury

9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

It’s the opening day of the best music festival in the world, and that means Dua Lipa is taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm. Friday night can be a tough gig: it’s usually a headlining debut, and many of the world’s biggest artists would probably admit (in hindsight) that they didn’t quite nail it. But the reward for getting it right is immortality. With songs like “One Kiss” and “New Rules”, you would bet hard on Dua smashing it. Look out for much more Glastonbury coverage across the BBC TV channels and in Apps > BBC iPlayer.


What else to watch:

  • Andy Murray: Will To Win – 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
  • Celebrity Gogglebox – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104)
  • The Terracotta Army With Dan Snow – 9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Sommerdahl Murders – 9pm, More4 HD (CH 147)
  • Stick To Football: Euro 2024 – 10.45pm, ITV1 HD (CH 103)


Pick of the week: UEFA Euro 2024 – Scotland v Switzerland

7.30pm, Wednesday 19 June, BBC One HD (CH 101)

Hopes were high before the first Scotland game, which was also the first game of the tournament. That lasted 10 minutes before Florian Wirtz slotted home the opening goal, and it got worse for Steve Clarke’s team as they went on to lose 5-1, while defender Ryan Porteous was sent off in the process of conceding a first-half penalty.


But while a result against the top-seeded Germans would of course have been welcome, the crucial points are those at stake in matches against Group A’s other teams. Switzerland looked good when defeating Hungary 3-1, and Scotland will now have a better idea of how to get at them in this key clash. Grant Hanley is likely to come in for the suspended Porteous, and Clarke has big decisions to make elsewhere his starting line-up. Could Brighton’s Billy Gilmour make the team? Don’t miss a minute of the Euros action this week and find all the fixtures here.


Pick of the week: Five Nights At Freddy’s

Available from Friday 21 June in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15

Unemployed Mike (Josh Hutcherson, The Beekeeper) is grateful for the opportunity to work as a security guard at an abandoned pizzeria, Freddy Fazbear’s. But the job turns out to be less straightforward than he expected, partly because his devious aunt has hired vandals to get him fired, but mostly because the site’s animatronic mascots are possessed by the spirits of dead children. And they’re not happy campers. It’s a battle for survival in this tongue-in-cheek horror movie based on the hit video game.

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