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STV, 7pm AS Bob continues to battle against the rising tide of debt, Diane is about to make life even worse when she asks him to move on, giving him a deadline. In desperation, he looks at an advert for a homeless hostel, knowing that he's unable to afford his rent. Could this really be the reality for the now destitute former salesman? Meanwhile, a rejection leaves Marlon feeling deflated. And elsewhere, Matty ignores a plea for help.

CORONATION STREET STV, 7.30pm & 8.30pm HAVING confessed to each other that neither of them really want a baby, Steve and Tracy were in agreement for once. But announcing that he's changed his mind, Steve presents a horrified Tracy with an ovulation test kit. Now what will she do? When Tracy finds out Daniel is keeping the news about Bertie's health from Sinead, she vows to put things right. And elsewhere, Kate pursues the wedding plans, but Rana wants to wait until after Johnny's trial.

EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm ALFIE is feeling extremely guilty after Hayley's accident. He had just convinced her to let him and Kat look after Cherry, when she walked out in front of the minibus. But was it an accident or did she walk into the road on purpose? The family rushes to the hospital to wait for news.

Dr Legg is pleased to learn that his parent's grave has been restored and Rainie finds new ways to get Max to spend time with her.

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC1, 10.35pm A STAPLE of Friday nights, this is still the best place to go for an entertaining chat show - sorry Jonathan Ross, but Graham wins the crown.

Often flexing his comedian muscles, he always manages to unite his diverse guests into a banter-filled conversation on the red sofa.

Tonight, he welcomes triple Oscar-nominated Laura Linney, who is returning to the London stage in the critically acclaimed My Name Is Lucy Barton. Another triple Oscar nominee, Irish actor Saoirse Ronan, is also on the couch to talk about playing the title role in Mary Queen Of Scots, released in UK cinemas today.

Rising star Timothee Chalamet, best known for Lady Bird, will chat about his powerful drama, Beautiful Boy, which tells the story of a family coping with addiction.

With a musical performance from English pop rock band The 1975, as well as the usual visit to the notorious Red Chair. There's no better way to start the weekend.

GRANTCHESTER STV, 9pm OUR nice young vicar Sidney can be a bit of a bad boy sometimes. That's why we love him.

With Violet gone, he loses himself in a bottle of whiskey, waking on the vicarage couch after a seriously heavy drinking session. The ever grumpy Mrs C (Tessa Peake-Jones) is not impressed.

"Time we had a full and frank discussion. You look done in," she tells Sidney (James Norton).

But of course there are bigger fish to fry. Back at the station, Geordie (Robson Green) is called to a young woman in a bad way. She wants to see Sidney, but by the time the pair return, she's dead with a curious puncture wound on her neck.

Sidney had spoken to her the night before, but barely remembers anything about their conversation. She offered him a light, he knows that much.

As Geordie and Sidney investigate, heading into the murky world of prostitution and poverty, Sidney begins to have flashbacks.

Hitting the threeway THE GRAND TOUR AMAZON PRIME WHOEVER could have imagined that three middle-aged men talking endlessly about cars would still be such a big hit? And yet here we are. Ditched from the BBC and happily settled in their new home at Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May can still pull in the ratings.

Episodes will be released weekly in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe.

And with a huge budget, there's no shortage of action or worldwide travel to keep things entertaining.

Pick of For this third series, the trio have travelled through tricky terrains in Colombia, Mongolia, China, Detroit and Stansted Airport, while their giant studio tent remains back home in 'Jeremy's garden' in the Cotswolds.

day In a tease montage of what to expect over the series, we see everything from exploding helicopters and cars screeching around race tracks, to Jeremy dressed as a French policeman and an inquisitive bear.

Mostly of course, this is boys with toys, all banter, rivalry and idiocy - and it's thoroughly the entertaining. In the first episode, the gang make a pilgrimage to Detroit to drive three highly tuned muscle cars and are horrified to find that the oncegreat motor city is a shadow of its former self.

They decide to stage a drag race on the deserted streets and perform a noise test in an old theatre.

Later on there's a battle between good and evil at a local airfield.

Noisy, fun and stupid, this is another lap of honour for the petrol heads.


GRAVE SAVED Good newsd for Dr Legg

CHAT KING Graham's guests include Laura and Timothee

MYSTERY Geordie and Sidney

NOISY, FUN AND STUPID Third series for May Hammond and Clarkson May, Hammond and
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Date:Jan 18, 2019
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