Birmingham Mail : 2020-09-25

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25 www.birmingham­ BIRMINGHAM MAIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 TODAY’S TV With Sara Wallis MAKE ‘EM LAUGH SOAP WATCH Meena flirts with Billy Comedian Michael McIntrye brings some much-needed light relief EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm MEENA is full-on flirting with Billy, which leaves Dawn upset. Has Dawn lost Billy for good? Before long there’s a confrontat­ion. Meanwhile, Manpreet has come up with – what he thinks – is the perfect plan to resolve the family’s disagreeme­nts. He decides they are all going on a family bike ride. Back from the ride, Manpreet freezes as she locks eyes with Meena, her sister. Elsewhere, Liv tries to explain things to a bewildered Mandy. Michael McIntyre, right, and on stage, above S PICK DAY MICHAEL MCINTYRE: HAPPY & GLORIOUS WINGING his arms and skipping across the stage in an ill-fitting suit, this is Michael McIntyre as we know and love “Calpol is the drug of choice,” he explains, demonstrat­ing how he and his wife practicall­y hose the stuff into their kids’ faces when they’re ill. There’s a rundown of a disastrous date night with his wife Kitty, when only his menu had the extortiona­te prices on it. “Catch of the day for £45? It had better be a mermaid.” Michael also shows off his sizeable calf muscles and shares the news of his corrective shoes that “force me to walk like a normal person”. And there’s a funny skit on our addiction to technology, including the absolute thrill of a Facetime call. Everything he says is wonderfull­y relatable, and though he might not be the edgiest of comedians, you cannot help but laugh an awful lot. Lord knows we all need a bit of ‘happy & glorious’ right now. Gray receives a visit from the police OF THE BBC1, 9pm Hello Wembley and Showtime, this is yet another belter of a comedy routine. Recorded last year at London’s O2 in front of 15,000 fans, he throws everything into this performanc­e, making everyday life face-achingly hilarious. If you want to know how best to pacify your children – Michael has the answer. Drugs. him. His ‘man-of-the-people’ routine, with clever observatio­ns that often leave him sweating as he darts around the stage, flicking his floppy hair around, has garnered him millions of fans. Following the record-breaking success of Live and Laughing, EASTENDERS BBC1, 8.30pm PHIL has asked Callum to work for him on the sly and help keep tabs on Ben, but will Callum agree? Meanwhile, Amy is refusing to go to school and claims that she saw Isaac smoking weed. But will Denise and Jack believe her or Isaac? Elsewhere, Ruby asks Martin if he still has feelings for Stacey and suggests now is the time to confess. And Gray gets a visit from the police as new informatio­n comes to light. completely obliterate any Government briefings. Jo Brand returns, unpacking the best bits of Tuesday’s show, as well as unseen footage plus exclusive interviews and an ever-changing panel of celebrity fans. This week presenters AJ Odudu and Richard Osman discuss the new bubble of bakers and get stuck into Cake Week. Meanwhile, comedian Tom Allen has invited an array of home bakers to bravely present him with their delights. THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: AN EXTRA SLICE Channel 4, 8pm IT’S the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas... Bake Off is back, along with a baker’s dozen of polite cooks, a charming Covid-proof tent and the general feeling that a big slice of cake can solve most problems. Or at least make us feel slightly better for a while. And here is An Extra Slice, an extra spoonful of sugar to Beth Ann gets closer to April Abi is surprised to see Peter is her driver is getting a bit out of hand. She joins April (Sadie Calvano) at an audition, where April wins her first singing gig. The good news? April insists that when Beth Ann comes along to watch, she’ll finally meet her boyfriend Rob. In the 1980s, Simone and her young lover Tommy get stuck in a rather precarious situation. And in the present day, Eli and Jade’s relationsh­ip enters uncharted territory when she helps him out with his long overdue script. WHY WOMEN KILL ALIBI, 9pm CORONATION STREET ITV, 7.30pm ANOTHER double-bill of this deliciousl­y dark, decadejump­ing comedy from the creator of Desperate Housewives. Bitingly funny, we are finding out more about the lives, loves and betrayals for Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin), Simone (Lucy Liu) and Taylor (Kirby Howell-Baptiste). In 1963, Beth Ann’s friendship with her husband Rob’s waitress girlfriend April Presenter Jo Brand AFTER telling Debbie and Kevin she is spending the day with Seb, Abi is reminded of her physio appointmen­t and books a cab but is surprised to see Peter is her driver. When Mary mentions that she saw Peter and Abi driving off together, Debbie is suspicious. Meanwhile, Billy and Paul are worried that they’ve opened a can of worms by going public about the search for Todd. Tom Allen PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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