Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

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THE VOICE UK TONIGHT, ITV, 8PM JENNIFER HUDSON has brought a freshness to this show since its move to ITV. Fellow newbie Gavin Rossdale, however, has struggled to bring his personality to the series, but there is still time for the Bush lead singer and former Mr Gwen Stefani to put his stamp on the show.

Tonight the spinning-chair singing contest reaches the seventh and final Blind Audition.

More would-be stars are ushered onto the stage to perform to the backs of Jennifer and Gavin, along with old hands and Tom Jones.

Next week things get even more competitive as the judges' teams are challenged to face off in the Battle phase.

A CRACKED JUKEBOX SUNDAY, BBC4, 9PM A PROFILE of influential and inventive American singersongwriter Tom Waits. This film incorporates rare archive recordings and interviews with the Grammywinning musician, and features contributions from friends and collaborators including Terry Gilliam, Marianne Faithfull, Ian Rankin and Ute Lemper.

THE TROUBLE WITH DAD MONDAY, CHANNEL 4, 9PM LAST year, David Baddiel launched a stand-up show entitled My Family: Not the Sitcom, in which he showed the lives of his parents in uncompromising detail.

Here, David and his brother Ivor explore their relationship with their father Colin, who has Pick's disease. This rare form of dementia has stripped him of his inhibitions and stolen his memories.

The Baddiel boys reveal what it is like to care for somebody with the condition, hear from others in their situation and speak to sufferers.

STAYING HEALTHY: A DOCTOR'S GUIDE TUESDAY, CHANNEL 4, 10PM DR PIXIE McKENNA is back with a fascinating documentary.

She has crunched the NHS's health data to reveal what made people ill in 2016. Dr McKenna believes that if members of the public understood when and how the nation falls ill, many would stand a better chance of staying well in the year ahead. …

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