Great Britain

ITV2’s new dating show Secret Crush reveals hidden passions

COMEDIAN Verona Rose hosts this dating game show in which singletons who’ve been harbouring feelings from afar finally reveal their hidden passion to their unknowing crush. Admirers will secretly invite their crush to join them to reveal their feelings on camera. Aware someone in their life secretly likes them, the other person won’t find out who it is until the moment they walk into the date. In tonight’s third edition, Maddie tells her former stepbrother that she has the hots for him, while Tim and his alter-ego drag queen Dee Vah aim to persuade George that three is better than two.

In this new four-part series, ITVs financial guru Martin Lewis introduces some of Britains most extreme savers – who are willing to keep hold of their cash

In this new four-part series, ITV's financial guru Martin Lewis introduces some of Britain's most extreme savers – who are willing to keep hold of their cash

Martin Lewis’ Extreme Savers (ITV, 8pm)

We’re used to seeing the financial expert dishing out advice for being sensible with our cash – he may even be at least partly responsible for the behaviour of some of the people featured in his latest series. Here he meets those who go the extra mile in their obsession with remaining frugal, including a man who showers in rainwater, a woman who thinks reusable toilet roll is the bee’s knees and a competition addict who ‘won’ her baby. Whether any viewers are inspired to follow their approaches to life remains to be seen.

Danny Boy with Brian Wood as Anthony Boyle

Danny Boy with Brian Wood as Anthony Boyle

Danny Boy (BBC2, 9pm)

Anthony Boyle and Toby Jones star in a hard-hitting feature-length drama based on a true story. It focuses on the events surrounding the Al-Sweady inquiry, one of the biggest ever public inquiries to take place in Britain. Boyle plays Brian Wood, a decorated soldier declared a hero on his return from Iraq before being accused of war crimes by human rights lawyer Phil Shiner (Jones). We’ll witness Wood’s battlefield exploits, including the event that led to him receiving the Military Cross, before heading to the courtroom for the biggest fight of his life – to clear his name. Alex Ferns, Pauline Turner and Leah McNamara also appear as Wood’s parents and wife; Bafta-winning writer Robert Jones penned the script.

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause (C4, 9pm)

For many women, entering the menopause is something they do not want to talk about. In fact, as Davina McCall reveals here, she was advised, when hers began at the age of 44, not to discuss it publicly because it could ruin her image. Nine years on, she’s determined that others shouldn’t go through such a situation and hopes that by opening up about her own symptoms – which included hot flushes, depression, mental fog and confusion, all of which she tried to hide – women everywhere will be encouraged to chat about their own experiences. McCall is also keen to bust myths and tackle the taboos surrounding the transition while examining the science and fear around hormone replacement therapy and the lack of specialist education available to GPs.

The Great British Sewing Bee: Joe Lycett and Andrew

The Great British Sewing Bee: Joe Lycett and Andrew

The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC1, 9pm)

The remaining amateur sewing experts must channel their inner child this week when Patrick Grant and Esme Young set them three tasks involving clothing for youngsters. The pattern challenge sees them create a romper suit, while the transformation focuses on turning an adult wetsuit into a kids’ fancy dress outfit. Finally, a child’s raincoat is the order of the day and the judges only have two stipulations for the design – it should be fully waterproof and have enough movement in it to allow the wearer to jump in muddy puddles.

John Barnes and Charlene White feature in a new hour-long documentary

John Barnes and Charlene White feature in a new hour-long documentary

Trevor McDonald & Charlene White: Has George Floyd Changed Britain? (ITV, 9pm)

The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, sparked protests around the world and returned to the headlines last month when police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Now, as the first anniversary approaches, Trevor McDonald and Charlene White host an hour-long documentary exploring the impact of Floyd’s death on the UK. As well as examining the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement and the debates it sparked, they ask to what extent prejudice is embedded in British society and what still needs to change.

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