New to View: June 14 – 20

Marcella (Anna Friels) goes undercover in season three.

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Richard Wilson’s Highland Fling | Prime, 7.30

“Richard Wilson feared he had one foot in the grave when he suffered a severe head injury while having a heart attack. The 80-year-old actor told how he was left fighting for his life after collapsing last year. But the near-death experience has given him a new perspective on life. And, although he now struggles with memory loss, Richard was determined to fulfil a lifelong ambition to explore his homeland’s natural beauty.” — Daily Record.

Marcella (S3) | Netflix

“Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous series, the new eight-parter sees Marcella in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire crime family but as she investigates their activities, questions come to the fore about how much she’s embraced the Keira personality and left Marcella behind. In true Marcella style, the series has interweaving storylines with strands focusing upon the Maguires’ criminal operations.  As she inhabits the character of Keira, Marcella’s quest for the truth puts her in danger and others in harm’s way.  Her undercover role makes her take risks, but will her old life eventually catch up with her?” — ITV.


High School Mums | TVNZ 1, 8.30

“It’s very easy for people to dismiss teen parents and I’d really like for people to approach it just with an open mind,” producer Claire Meech told Stuff. “Even though I have seen the show through many cuts in the editing process, I still cry during it. It’s just extremely inspiring – the unit and the girls. It’s about young people who are literally catapulted into this new life. How you negotiate being a teenager is hard enough. But chucking new parenthood in there at the same time is mind-boggling.”


Vida (S3) | SoHo2, 9.00

“Season three is absolutely fine by the standards of most television, but for the swan song of a series this special and unique, I wanted, probably unfairly, unblemished magnificence. Though the third season is set just a few days after the events of the second, it’s in many ways a reset of the series.” — The Hollywood Reporter.


Betty | SoHo2, 7.30

“Not much happens in the stoner world of Kirt, Janay and their skateboarder friends. But that’s part of the charm of this breezy comedy-drama from Skate Kitchen director Crystal Moselle.” — The Guardian.


The Sinner: Jamie | Netflix

“The third season of The Sinner starts with a simple car crash on a country road in the middle of the night. What seems like a routine investigation for veteran detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) opens to reveal a dark and twisted relationship between two former college friends that reverberates through the leafy suburb of Dorchester, New York. It also confirms for Ambrose, afflicted by sciatica and bothered by some family tensions, that retirement is out of the question.” — New York Post.

The Politician (S2) | Netflix

The Politician burst onto Netflix just last September, and saw Ben Platt play Payton Hobart, an ambitious high-school student convinced he’ll be the president of the United States one day. The show set out three seasons from the off, each focusing on a new political race for Payton … The second chapter in Payton’s story moves from Santa Barbara, California to New York, as the plucky aspiring politician sets his sights on the Senate race.” — Culture Whisper.


Great British Railway Journeys (S10) | Living, 7.30

Michael Portillo embarks on three new rail itineraries through England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. “

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