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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Monday 25th June

Britain's Best Junior Doctors - Dr Helen Lawal and Jo Brand present
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TV Times top picks tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 25th June

Britain’s Best Junior Doctors, 7.30pm, BBC2

Our junior doctors do such sterling work, so it’s lovely to see them on the telly in this fun new quiz show. Hosted by former psychiatric nurse Jo Brand, two teams are put under the microscope as they attempt to diagnose conditions under pressure, identify the location of muscle groups on a model and answer all sorts of tricky questions, putting their training to the test. There are even questions we mortals could guess at! Dr Helen Lawal from C4’s How to Stay Well is also on hand to explain the team’s answers – we could do with someone in that role on University Challenge! Continues every night this week. Rating: ****

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next, 9pm, ITV

Over a year ago Deborah Ozturk was reunited with her birth mum Kate and flew to Adelaide to meet her. However, it turns out there was something unusual about her adoption and Kate still feels she has unfinished business. Kate was a pregnant 17-year-old when she made the difficult decision to hand over her baby to a kind couple, Betty and John, who had taken her in as their nanny. ‘I’m so proud of Deb and now I want to thank Betty with all my heart,’ says Kate, who flies to the UK for the first time to meet Betty. Rating: ****

How the NHS Changed Our World, 7pm, BBC2

A five-part show highlighting the pioneering work carried out at some of our leading hospitals. We begin at the Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, where the first successful heart transplant was performed in 1979. The surgeon who did that operation, Sir Terence English, chats to presenter Dr Giles Yeo about the opposition he faced and how heart transplants were initially thought to be a waste of time and money. We also meet comic Eddie Large, whose life was dramatically changed 15 years ago by a heart transplant at Papworth. ‘Every day I think about the donor family,’ he says. Continues till Friday. Ratimg: ***

More previews tomorrow.

David Hollingsworth

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.


Before working for Whatsontv, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards.


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