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Idris Elba’s Fight School | BBC Two 17 April 2022

Idris Elba’s Fight School | BBC Two 17 April 2022

Series 1 Episode 1

Discipline

Can boxing turn around the lives of a group of young adults? The world-renowned actor, musician and activist Idris Elba takes on eight young Brits, each with unique challenging, personal stories and one thing in common: they want to better their future.

Having witnessed first-hand how a community of young people in South Africa were empowered and transformed by the introduction of a local boxing club, Idris is determined to implement his own bespoke Fight School back home in the UK.

In this life-changing and highly personal project, Idris wants this intensive course of boxing training to help arm his recruits with discipline, ambition and mental resilience, enabling them to acquire new life skills – and ultimately change their lives.

Working with some of the country’s leading coaches, they’ll train twice a day, six days a week, while also having access to a life coach and inspirational mentors. And they’ll need all the help they can get – Idris’s goal is for them to be able to compete in an official amateur fight at one of the world’s most iconic boxing venues, in just five months’ time.

Idris scoured all four nations for his recruits, whittling down hundreds of applications before selecting his chosen team. Now it’s time for Idris and the Fight School coaches to meet their first ever intake: eight young people determined to throw themselves into Idris’s life-changing project for the next five months.

Former National Boxing Champion Rachel Bower and Fitness Coach Greg White support his ambition, but have immediate doubts about one of Idris’s selections. At over 100kg, 24 year-old Jess’s weight would make her heavyweight, and there are only a handful of women in the UK competing in this class. Rachel and Greg are concerned that even if they can get Jess’s fitness up to the level needed, it’s going to be almost impossible to find her a fair match. And as the group are put through a rigorous fitness assessment, it’s soon clear that it’s not only Jess who will struggle with the pace.

Eighteen year-old Naeem has joined Fight School because he struggles with self-discipline but within days he is also struggling with punctuality, much to the training team’s frustration. And latecomer Chanika reveals she’s been delayed in joining the team after being admitted to intensive care with Covid and pneumonia.

But just when it might seem that their mentor might have bitten off more than he can chew, an early morning run transforms one student’s view of what they might be able to achieve.

April 17 @ 21:00
21:00 — 22:00 (1h)

BBC Two

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Corrupt Cops : What The Met Knew – Dispatches | Channel 4 3 June 2022

Junior Bake Off | Channel 4 28 January 5:00pm
Is the country’s top police force, the Metropolitan Police, institutionally corrupt? Dispatches investigates concerns senior officers were linked to organised crime and that murders were going unsolved because of corruption. Prod/Dir: Claire Burnett; Exec Prod: Alistair Jackson; Prod Co: Artnes Media

June 3 @ 19:30
19:30 — 20:00 (30′)

Channel 4

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Britain’s Got Talent | ITV 1 June 2022

Britain’s Got Talent | ITV 1 June 2022
Episode 11

Following weeks of awe-inspiring and show-stopping performances, the Britain’s Got Talent auditions are coming to a close as we edge ever closer to crowing the winner of BGT series 15.

The live semi-finals will welcome back the acts who impressed the judges as well as our golden buzzer performers, singer Loren Allred; comedian Axel Blake; dancers Born to Perform; magician Keiichi Iwasaki and singer/songwriter and musician Flintz & T4ylor.

Ant and Dec will host the semi-finals while Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return to the judges’ desk. Eight contestants will perform in each live semi-final. The first finalist is chosen via public vote and the second finalist will be chosen by the judges.

The series will culminate in a live final where one act will triumph as Britain’s Got Talent 2022 Champion and win the life-changing £250,000 prize plus that coveted role on The Royal Variety Performance.

Series overview (2022)

After a year away, the nation’s most treasured variety talent show is back on our screens. Now in its 15th series, the multi award-winning talent extravaganza is bigger than ever before, with even more awe-inspiring and show-stopping performers all vying to impress the judges and secure their place in the live-semi-finals

Reuniting with their infamous buzzers are judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams who this year celebrate their 10th year working alongside one another. Inimitable duo Ant and Dec will also be returning as hosts ready to cheer and console the acts brave enough to brace the stage of London Palladium Theatre.

Having had an extra year to perfect their acts, the calibre this year is the best BGT has ever seen. Among the eye-popping talents is a dog act like no other, harmonious choirs and in a BGT first, a phantom man who left the judges spooked like never before.

June 1 @ 20:00
20:00 — 22:00 (2h)

ITV

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Silent Witness | BBC One 30 May 2022

The Responder | BBC One 1 February 9:00pm
Series 25 Episode 3

History

When a woman confesses to murdering her husband, the Lyell team must determine if all is as it seems. Meanwhile, Simone is shocked to be reunited with a detective from her childhood, and struggles to untangle her past.

Starring Emilia Fox (Nikki Alexander), David Caves (Jack Hodgson), Genesis Lynea (Simone Tyler) Amanda Burton (Sam Ryan), Matthew Gravelle (Tom Faulkner) Hugh Quarshie (Jomo Mashaba) Lloyd Everitt (David Mashaba) Gina Bramhill (Fiona Mashaba).

May 30 @ 21:00
21:00 — 22:00 (1h)

BBC One

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