Summer finally feels like it’s here. Long, (mostly) sunny days, lighter evenings and possibly a long-awaited summer break. When the sun is shining, some of us head to our amazing beaches and like to explore the beautiful landscape. While for others, the summer means it’s time to slow down and spend time with our families and friends. Whatever you are doing, there are some exciting new shows as well as the return of a favourite to enjoy this July.
Poldark makes a welcome return
We left the last series in heartbreak following the tragic death of Elizabeth Warleggan. As we go back into 1800s, life for her grieving husband George will never be the same again. As for the swashbuckling Ross Poldark, we are sure there will be more sword fighting, punch ups and heroic deeds.
Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure
Thinking of travelling to a faraway destination? Be inspired by Dame Judi’s adventure in Borneo. Join her on a journey of discovery as she gets to grips with a host of local wildlife from wrestling crocodiles and inquisitive orangutans to some of the deadliest snakes on the planet. And have your tissues at the ready as she watches three sun bears being released back into the wild after being rescued.
Inside the Ritz Hotel
What could be more iconic than tea at the Ritz? This fly-on-the-wall documentary series lifts the lid on the life of luxury its high-class clients get to enjoy. It’s already been dubbed the ‘real life Downton Abbey’ as the series will introduce some of the hotel’s most colourful characters who work tirelessly in the underbelly of the London landmark to keep this five-star establishment running like a well-oiled machine
Expedition with Steve Backshall
Steve is set to inspire us with more tales of his travels. An insight to those high adrenalin moments, might bring out your inner desire to try something new and exciting. In his new series, Steve travels to far flung places and hidden corners of the globe to uncover centuries old secrets. In this series, he’s teamed up with a group of experts including divers, kayakers and mountaineers to show us things we never thought possible.
This dark, four-part drama shows what happens when an ordinary family from London gets dragged into a sleazy Hollywood sex scandal. Starring Jill Halfpenny and Babou Ceesay, the drama unfolds for the Mensah family whose lives are turned upside down when the youngest son is abused by a member of the movie elite while working in the States. The family accept a payoff to keep the sex abuse secret but soon discover that the damage runs deeper than they feared and the price of taking the money may be too high.
There is so much choice when it comes to TV shows this summer. Which one are you most excited about? Tweet us at @at800tv. However, don’t let TV interference spoil your viewing. If you notice new TV interference, there’s a small chance it may be due to 4G signals. We’re here to help – contact us on 0808 13 13 800 (free from UK landlines and mobiles).