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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Tuesday 19th June

Our Girl episode on Tuesday 19th June
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TV Times top picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Tuesday 19th June

Our Girl, 9.10pm, BBC1

There’s a change of scenery for Georgie (Michelle Keegan) and 2-Section tonight as they leave behind the stress of their gruelling Nigeria mission for a routine training exercise in Belize. But while there’s some downtime for the gang (and time for one or two ill-advised drinks at a local bar), Captain James (Ben Aldridge) faces stern words from his superior after an inquiry into Elvis’ death. And there’s worse to come: while on a dummy mission in the jungle, James steps on a trap and finds himself injured and stranded. With only Georgie by his side, and enemies lurking, can they make it out alive? Rating: ****

Return to South Africa, 9pm, ITV

To mark what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday in July, Sir Trevor McDonald revisits South Africa in this film exploring the anti-apartheid leader’s legacy. As well as visiting the former South African president’s home – now very much a tourist attraction – and the prison cell on Robben Island where Mandela spent 18 years, Sir Trevor visits Soweto’s townships to see if the country is any closer to becoming the rainbow nation Mandela hoped for. With poverty, crime and racial division still in evidence, this is sometimes uncomfortable viewing, but Sir Trevor sees flashes of hope in a thriving housing market and revitalised democracy. Rating: ****

Ackley Bridge, 8pm, C4

Having kicked out her cheating husband Iqbal, dinner lady Kaneez (Sunetra Sarker) has faced some tough personal challenges as she’s tried to regain her independence after years of marriage and motherhood. This week she’s taken aback by her feelings for new science teacher Rashid Hyatt when he unexpectedly asks her out on a date and woos her with kind words and drinks in a jazz club! But is she ready for love? Rating: ****

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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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