As we are coming to the end of the European football championships this week, which some TV fans may be sad about, but others more relieved, there are plenty of new shows coming to UK TV channels next week for you to enjoy. As football has dominated not only major terrestrial TV channels, but also news channels, you may have noticed that recently new shows have been a little scarce, and even regular shows like Eastenders haven’t aired as often. That being said the next coming weeks we will see a great range of shows for all members of the family to enjoy so get ready for some fantastic nights in, in front of your TV.
If you love romance, and of course a bit of excitement make sure you tune into the second series of The Bachelor on Friday29th June ay 10:00pm. The new British version of this hit series, will air over on Channel 5 and will enter its second series, running for 10 episodes in total. The aim of this reality show is for an eligible bachelor to decide, which of 24 ladies he would like to date. The first series’ bachelor was rugby player Gavin Henson, however this year we will see Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews date each of the contestants. Spence shot to fame in E4’s Made in Chelsea, and is known for being somewhat of a ladies’ man who loves to flirt! The Bachelor was first created and aired in the US, and is still running after several seasons, so hopefully the same success will be shared here in the UK.
The PR manager and well off city broker will be at the centre of attention of all the contestants, with those he wants to know more being whisked off for romantic dates around Europe. During each episode Spence will give each lucky lady a rose, which symbolises he wants to keep them in the competition to find out more about them. Those who do not receive a rose will be asked to leave the process of Spence finding love and go home.
If staying on Saturday night, we have just the thing for those who want to chill out at home in front of the TV. On Saturday 30thJune at 9pm A brand new series named The Hollow Crown: Richard II will being, and will be airing over on BBC2. The new series, The Hollow Crown, will run for four episodes, each of which will be a reproduction of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. The first, Richard II, will see actor Ben Whishaw play the part of King Richard, who you will see asked to help resolve an ongoing feud between Thomas Mowbray and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke. Despite the King’s time and efforts the disagreement quickly turns nasty, as the pair start to argue in the presence of the King. It is this outbreak, which will see the pair banished from the King’s realm, subsequently seeing a string of unfortunate incidents follow.
During the exciting series, you will also see a large number of familiar, and of course talented actors and actresses. Some examples include English born actor David Morrissey who has also starred in the hit BBC show True Love, as well as The Walking Dead and The Field of Blood. You will also see Patrick Stewart, Rory Kinnear and Lindsay Duncan appear in the new period drama series.