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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Tuesday 5th June

Kaneez (Sunetra Sarker) and Mandy (Jo Joyner) in Ackley Bridge
(Image credit: Edward Cooke)

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 5th June

Ackley Bridge, 8pm, C4

As Ackley Bridge opens its doors for a new term, head teacher Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) finds herself public enemy No. 1. Both the Year 7 intake and exam results have plummeted, forcing Mandy to instigate a strict academic regime that causes uproar among staff and students alike. Elsewhere, to disguise her true sexuality, Nas has agreed to her mum Kaneez’s (Sunetra Sarker) idea of a sham engagement with Naveed, who is also in the closet. Nas has bigger problems, however, when she gets some news that blows her already complicated world apart… Rating: ****

How to Spend It Well: House and Garden with Phillip Schofield, 8pm, ITV

If you’ve no idea how to keep the family happy this summer, Phillip Schofield’s consumer one-off might have the answers. The This Morning host gives his verdict on the best seasonal buys, from food and drink and clever gadgets to garden essentials. As members of the public sample rosé wines, and juicers are put to the test, celebrity tester Chris Kamara checks out electric fans, Stacey Solomon’s sons try out garden toys and Birds of a Feather pals Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson relax in some inflatable hot tubs! Rating: ****

The Hotel Inspector, 9pm, Channel 5

Alex Polizzi’s back to help more failing B&Bs and hotels. The series kicks off with The Crown Inn in Wiltshire, and, if you tune in late, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a repeat of How Clean Is Your House? The rooms are so dirty that Alex refuses to stay – only the third time she’s ever done that. While landlord Alan scrimps on cleaning products, he goes overboard with huge food portions, eating into the very small profit he makes. Can Alex turn things around? 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!