Entering its mammoth 40th season, Later Live with Jools Holland returns to our screens over on BBC 2 on Tuesday 17th April at 10:00pm. Celebrating not only the return of a brand new series, but its 40th season, you can expect this show in particular to be brilliant. The series will carry on for 6 episodes in total over the following weeks, however episode 1 will see a vast range of popular and talented acts perform for you. The first act you can expect to see on this show is Paul Weller, who had his 11th album named Sonik Kicks jump straight into UK music charts at number one only last month.
During the first episode you will also see other acts performing for your pleasure, including a superb vocalist from Brazil named Ceu; and Willis Earl Beal, who is a singer from Chicago. UK performers Beth Jeans Houghton, and The Hooves of Destiny from Newcastle will also be performing some of their brand new tracks from their latest album names Your Truly.
In addition to some new up-coming and well known musicians performing on Jools’ show, you will also see him sit down and chat with a familiar celebrity. The first celebrity to be sitting down with Jools for a chat is funnyman Mike Skinner, who will be revealing all about his brand new autobiography named The Story of the Streets.
Packed full of musical act and interviews, you will have an additional opportunity to watch the show again, as well as catch extra footage later in the week, as there is also an extended version of the show available for you to watch on the same channel, but at 11:50pm on Friday.
Later on in the week, on Thursday 19th April we have yet another new series for UK TV fans to tune into. Grandma’s House enters its second series on this day over on BBC2 at 10:00pm. This comedy TV show features some familiar cast members such as Simon Amstell, who you may recall presenting weekend morning shows such as T4 over on Channel 4, as well as many others. Simon has created some pretty good reviews about his performance, as many were not expecting the presenter to be able to act as well as he has. However, as the show has been commissioned for a second series, and fans seems to be happy – it seems that those who had this worry prior to seeing the show, needn’t fret too much.
Other cast members who we can expect to see on a regular basis include Samantha Spiro, Linda Basset and Rebecca Front. This new series will see six episodes being shown over the following weeks. The first however, starts approximately 6 months after Simons beloved Grandfather passed away. Simon has now decided to move in with his Grandma on a full time basis, offering her and himself some support following several unfortunate events. However, with this new move, and the loss of his Grandfather Simon starts to feel that his future and life are looking pretty grim.
Not only has Simon lost a relative, but he has also had to give up his adored flat in London, as well as losing his TV presenting career. With his career dwindling fast, Simon is forced to take drastic action and look for, and accept, poor TV jobs. Also during this first episode of season two, you will see Simon’s Grandma attempt to reunite Liz and Tanya after the pair had disagreement in the midst of their Dad’s funeral.