The best UK TV to watch this week from Best Interests to The Full Monty

From Soccer Aid to The Grand Tour: Eurocrash special, there's a busy week on telly ahead

UK TV Guide: Soccer Aid, Staged season 3, The Full Monty sequel series and more are all on TV this week. (Prime Video/BBC/Disney+/ITV/Channel 4)
UK TV Guide: Soccer Aid, Staged season 3, The Full Monty sequel series and more are all on TV this week. (Prime Video/BBC/Disney+/ITV/Channel 4)

On UK TV this coming week the BBC launches two exciting new series starring Michael Sheen and Catherine Tate, respectively, and brings Staged series 3 to terrestrial TV.

Elsewhere, Soccer Aid returns for its 2023 edition, Disney+ will launch its follow-up to The Full Monty on the small screen, and TV presenter Sarah Beeny reflects on her breast cancer diagnosis in a moving documentary for Channel 4.

Here's Yahoo's guide to the week ahead on UK television.

Sunday, 11 June 6.30 pm: Soccer Aid | ITV 1

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Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott in Soccer Aid For UNICEF 2023 (ITV).

Soccer Aid is back and will once again see actors, musicians, and TV presenters bring their A-game to the football pitch to raise money for humanitarian charity Unicef.

Read more: Soccer Aid line-ups: Who's playing in the charity football match?

The annual fundraiser is being held at Old Trafford in Manchester, with celebrities like Loki star Tom Hiddleston, Top Gear host Paddy McGuinness, and rapper Stormzy teaming up with football legends on the England team for the event.

Soccer Aid has raised more than £75 million since it was first created in 2006 by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes.

Monday, 12 June 9.00 pm: Best Interests | BBC 1

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Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen in Best Interests (BBC).

Michael Sheen and Sharon Horgan star in BBC's new drama Best Interests, taking on the roles of Nicci and Andrew, parents forced to make a difficult decision when their daughter Marnie (Niamh Moriarty) is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

While the doctors believe that it is in Marnie's best interests to be allowed to die, Nicci and Andrew are keen to fight this with everything they have.

The four-part series will premiere on BBC 1 with the second episode coming out the next day, and the final two episodes premiering the next week. It will also be released in full on BBC iPlayer.

Monday, 12 June 9.00 pm: Sarah Beeny vs Cancer | Channel 4

Pictured: Sarah Beeny in the middle with 4 heads stands with wigs on looking sideways at the heads - Sarah Beeny Vs Cancer (Channel 4)
Sarah Beeny in Sarah Beeny Vs Cancer (Channel 4)

TV presenter Sarah Beeny is reflecting on the past, present and future of breast cancer research as she reflects on her own experience after being diagnosed with the illness.

The emotional documentary will see the Property Ladder presenter also look at her journey to recovery, after being given the all-clear following treatment in April 2023.

Wednesday, 14 June: The Full Monty | Disney+

The Full Monty (Disney+)
The Full Monty (Disney+)

The sequel to 1997 hit The Full Monty is coming to Disney+, bringing viewers back into the lives of Gaz (Robert Carlyle) and the gang 26 years after they bared-all.

Read more: Robert Carlyle won't bare all in The Full Monty series as 'nobody wants to see that'

The eight-part series will tackle various issues facing the British public today, from the lack of funding for the NHS, to mental health issues and more.

Wednesday, 14 June, 22.40 pm: Staged series 3 | BBC 1

David Tennant and Michael Sheen star in BBC lockdown comedy 'Staged'. (BBC/GCB Films/Infinity Hill)
David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Staged, the third season is coming to the BBC finally after premiering on Britbox last year. (BBC/GCB Films/Infinity Hill)

The third season of comedy series Staged is landing on BBC 1 on 14 June, with Sheen and David Tennant returning to play fictionalised versions of themselves alongside Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg.

Season 3 was first released on BritBox in November last year, but it is finally coming to terrestrial TV by airing on BBC and BBC iPlayer on 14 June.

Thursday, 15 June: Black Mirror season 6 | Netflix

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Salma Hayek in Black Mirror S6 (Netflix)

Charlie Brooker's iconic series is back for its sixth season, which will feature five episodes in total and land in full on Netflix on Thursday.

The star-studded series will see Aaron Paul return to the franchise in Beyond the Sea, while Annie Murphy will play a woman whose life becomes a streamable TV show starring Salma Hayek in Joan in Awful.

As visceral as always, the series is sure to be a highlight of the week for Netflix subscribers.

Friday, 16 June, 7.00pm: The Isle of Wight festival | Sky Arts, NOW

Isle of Wight Festival 2023 (Sky Arts)
Isle of Wight Festival 2023 will air live on Sky Arts this coming week (Sky Arts)

Sky Arts and NOW will be providing live coverage from the Isle of Wight festival on Friday, when Sophie Ellis-Bextor, One Republic and Sugababes are performing at the event.

So those who were unable to get tickets will be able to enjoy the festival from the comfort of their own home on Friday.

Friday, 16 June, 9.30pm: Queen of Oz | BBC 1

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Queen of Oz,Portraits,Queen Georgiana (CATHERINE TATE),BBC,Lorenzo Agius

Catherine Tate's new comedy Queen of Oz is launching on BBC 1 on Friday, which sees the comedian portray Princess Georgiana a "scandal magnet" who is shipped down under.

The royal comedy will have six episodes in total, with the series landing on BBC iPlayer in full and airing weekly on BBC 1.

Friday, 16 June, 10.00 pm: Celebrity Gogglebox | Channel 4

(L-R) Bez and Shaun Ryder - Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4)
(L-R) Bez and Shaun Ryder - Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4)

Celebrity Gogglebox is back with a whole host of new stars taking to their sofas to enjoy the best that TV has to offer, which they will no doubt give their honest verdict on what they see.

Read more: Gogglebox: Who are the Channel 4 show's longest-serving cast members?

Katherine Ryan and husband Bobby Koostra will appear on the show, as will Chris Packham alongside his step-daughter, Megan McCubbin, and Jane McDonald with her best friend Sue.

Friday, 16 June: The Grand Tour: Eurocrash | Prime Video

The Grand Tour: Eurocrash (Prime Video)
The Grand Tour: Eurocrash (Prime Video)

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are back for another special titled The Grand Tour: Eurocrash, which sees them travel from Poland to Slovenia.

Read more: The Grand Tour will use ending from Russia special that was axed 'because of Putin'

The trio will travel across Central Europe in cars they say nobody would use for a 1400-mile journey, with May taking this idea one step further by buying his car drunk and regretting it the moment they start their epic journey.

Friday, 16 June: Outlander season 7 | Paramount+

Meanwhile, on Paramount+, the first half of Outlander's final season will premiere on the streaming platform on Friday, 16 June with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe back as Jamie and Claire.

The show's final season has been split into two parts, with the second half set to premiere in 2024.

Watch: The trailer for Outlander season 7.