Telly Today: Wednesday June 5th sees TV highlights including Sky Atlantic with more from the Blacklist, ITV continue to be 63 Up and Channel 4 air the last of their Virtues.
One to Watch: The Blacklist, Sky Atlantic at 9pm
The sixth series of The Blacklist begins tonight on Sky Atlantic with an opening edition entitled Doctor Hans Koehler.
The man in the hat is back as James Spader returns as the mysterious Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington in what Sky describe as their ‘fast-paced crime drama series’. Following the startling revelation that Raymond Reddington isn’t who he appears to be Elizabeth Keen is now torn between the relationship she’s become devoted to and has always assumed to be her father and getting to the bottom of many years of secrets, smoke screens and lies.
Meanwhile Raymond leads Liz and the FBI to some of the most strange and dangerous criminals yet, growing his empire and eliminating rivals no matter what it takes.
The Virtues, Channel 4 at 9pm
The final part of Shane Meadows’ powerful new four-part drama, co-written by Jack Thorne, that tackles themes of repressed memory, revenge and the hope of redemption.
Bafta Award-nominated Stephen Graham is Joseph, a painter-decorator and recovering alcoholic in Sheffield, who falls into despair when his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex. Suffering the hangover from hell, he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he’s had to forget.
Joseph (Graham) and Dinah (Niamh Algar) finally get the answers they have been searching for. They each have to decide whether to seek their own justice, or to forgive.
Miranda Sings Live, streaming now on Netflix
With more than 2 billion views across her YouTube channels, Colleen Ballinger has become an international sensation with her hilarious alter-ego Miranda Sings.
Filmed in front of a packed house of “Mirfandas,” Miranda Sings Live…Your Welcome launches globally on Tuesday, June 4. While Colleen reads snippets of her diary and sings through some of the weird comments she receives, the next ‘Virgin Mary’ Miranda blesses the audience with her combination of acting, singing, dancing, modeling, and magic.
63 Up, ITV, STV and UTV at 9pm
Led by director Michael Apted throughout the decades, this unique, acclaimed series has now reached 63 Up, allowing it to gain further illuminating insight into its original premise of asking whether or not our adult lives are pre-determined by our earliest influences and the social class in which we are raised – an issue as relevant to our society now as it was when the series first aired.
In tonight’s second episode we learn of the first death of the group with the passing of Lynn in 2013, a year after the last instalment 56 Up. Aged seven, Lynn was filmed talking about how she wanted to work in Woolworth but she ended up as a children’s librarian. The series previously saw her battling a life-threatening brain condition and, in 56 Up, she had lost the job she’d dutifully held for 30 years.
Springwatch, BBC Two at 8pm
Live from the Dell of Abernethy, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Iolo Williams share the latest news from the wildlife cameras over the past 24 hours.
Gillian Burke has moved to Birmingham city centre on the trail of some more surprising conservation success stories.
The final episode of The Virtues airs tonight on Channel 4.