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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Thursday 28th June

Celebrities on the NHS Frontline shows Jonnie Peakcock and Stacey Dooley
(Image credit: BBC/Simon Lee)

TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Thursday 28th June

Celebrities on the NHS Frontline, 9pm (not Wales), BBC1

As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, what is daily life really like for those who work tirelessly to keep us well? In this eye-opening two-parter, four celebrities scrub up with medics at London’s King’s College Hospital to gain an insight into the pressures they face. While Stacey Dooley, who had a heart murmur as a child, visits the Heart Attack Centre and Liver Unit, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock looks at life on the Children’s Wards. Elsewhere, Michael Mosley is reminded of the stresses of resus 30 years after he trained as a doctor and former Shadow Health Secretary Ann Widdecombe visits the Urgent Care department and investigates bed management. Rating: ****

The Family Farm, 8pm, BBC2

As the summer comes to an end, so does the families’ time on Hill Farm. While they reflect on what they’ve learnt and how they’ve changed, their task this week is to organise a harvest festival feast using produce from their smallholding. As they prepare for the celebrations and for their own sheepdog trials,the families have some tough decisions when it comes to which piglets will be served up on the day. Rating: ****

Humans, 9pm, C4

While this third series has lagged in places, there’s been just enough intrigue along the way to keep us watching (especially in the case of sweet yet slightly sinister Synth child Sam). In this penultimate episode, there’s heartbreak for Laura, a secret from Mattie, a surprise for Niska (definitely our favourite Synth) and a spot of danger for Leo (again) as he tries to help old pal Max… Rating: ***

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.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!