Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

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MR SELFRIDGE ITV, 9pm For newcomers, this returning drama is inspired by the life of charismatic American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge and series three picks up in 1919, just after the end of the First World War. There's no shortage of familiar faces joining the cast, including Zoe Wanamaker and Kara Tointon. In the first of the new run, the shadow of war is brightened by a wedding as Harry's eldest daughter, Rosalie, ties the knot with Princess Marie's handsome son Serge (Leon Ockenden).

CHURCHILL: 100 DAYS THAT SAVED BRITAIN ITV, 10.20pm Dramatised accounts of real letters are a great format for any show, historic or otherwise. Over the past 12 months ITV has come up trumps with strands such as The People's War, examining soldiers' thoughts on the frontline. This latest variation on the theme also sheds an intriguing light on one of Blighty's greatest Prime Ministers. Marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, the partly dramatised programme reveals how he tackled his demons and inspired Britain to repel German forces during his first three months as PM. …

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