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Freesat's top TV picks

Get the TV scoop this week as the TV Experts count down their favourite TV picks of the week, from eye-opening documentaries to light hearted comedy - bookmark this page so you never go a week without good TV!

Age of Humans

Wednesday 25th August, Smithsonian, 8pm   

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Industrialised agriculture and migration of plants caused by humans have led to noticeable changes to nature and are having severe consequences.

Gossip Girl  

Coming to BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 25th August  

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If you loved the OG Gossip Girl starring Blake Lively and Chase Crawford, BBC iPlayer are giving us the highly anticipated reboot series next week, and it stars a whole new generation of Constance St Jude high schoolers who thought that Gossip Girl was dead and buried, only for her to make an unwelcome return at the worst possible time.  

Nine Perfect Strangers, Season 1  

Streaming on Prime Video from 20th August 

Nine Perfect Strangers follows nine very different people who arrive at Tranquillum House, a mysterious wellness retreat that promises "total transformation". As the days unfold, their healer, Masha’s unorthodox methods threaten to push the group to the edge. 

Vigil, Season 1   

Coming to BBC One on 29th August, 9pm   

Crime drama fans, Vigil is almost here! Vigil is one of the biggest shows of the year on BBC One, and follows the unexplainable disappearance of a fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine, involving the police, the Navy and British security services in a conflict like no other. 

The Chair 

Available on Netflix from 20th August 

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Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) stars in The Chair as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at a prestigious University. Ji-Yoon faces a unique set of challenges as the first woman in that role, and as one of the few staff members of colour at Pembroke University.   

Outer Banks 

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Get ready for a second season of Outer Banks this Friday on Netflix with all new adventures from our favourite Pogues, John B, Pope, Kiara, JJ and Sarah Cameron. OBX is like if The Goonies met The Society and had a love child, and we’re ready for G-game to resume. Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Especially when there’s $400 million at stake...  

Summer of Sport 

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Pssst, in case you’ve changed your mind and fancy seeing what sports coming up, check out our summer of sport rundown. From The Hundreds to the Tokyo Olympics, find out what sporty stuff is coming up.  

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Keep checking back to find more of this summer’s must-sees and Freesat recommendations to keep your summer full of great TV. 


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