Here at RadioTimes.com we spend our week devouring all the TV there is on offer and share our recommendations with you, our wonderful readers.
But what did YOU, the viewing public, have to say about this week’s biggest TV news stories and shows?
From exciting news about Jodie Whittaker’s first full Doctor Who episode to a major new role for former Doctor Matt Smith, a big Grange Hill birthday, a blossoming Call The Midwife baby bump, and a Black Panther, here’s what got you talking over the past seven days.
News of Jodie Whittaker’s extra-long first Doctor Who episode was well received
We're getting even more Doctor Who than we expected!
“The quiet isolation he portrays is a clue to the character the fabulous John Thaw created,” wrote Helen Clayton of Evans’ performance. “He’s doing a brilliant job, prickly, clever yet vulnerable.”
“A brilliant performance by Shaun Evans, as was the portrayal of the world-weary Friday by the wonderful Roger Allam,” Diana Blake added. “They work so well together I’m really looking forward to next Sundays episode”
From John Boyega to Stormzy and Michaela Coel, London’s Hammersith Apollo was bursting at the seams with famous fans on Thursday night. They just couldn’t wait to get a first look at the film about T’Challa, the king of the fictional kingdom of Wakanda, who returned home to claim his throne after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
As we took a trip down memory lane to the BBC’s most famous comprehensive school, fans shared their own memories of the classic children’s series.
“I loved Grange Hill – so much so that I’m dedicating my hospital radio show on Radio Wey to the memories of it on Sunday,” wrote Lara McNamee, who praised the show’s fearless approach to tough topics. “I think no matter how gritty the subject matter, Grange Hill did not shy away from it,” she added. “I remember being SO shocked when Zammo took drugs and you saw him lying on the floor. I don’t think I was very aware of drugs and that was a real eye-opener!”
Channel 4’s smash hit comedy came to an action-packed and rather poignant end in episode six, as Clare made the brave decision to come out to her friends and a fatal bombing rocked the Quinn household to its core.
It was all too much for fans to handle, and when The Cranberries’ Dreams began playing, the tears began to flow.
Hats off to the writer of #derrygirls that final scene perfectly captured the sickening horror of when the violence of the troubles crashed into normal life in NI. Really hammered home why we must do all we can to protect our fragile peace.