What to watch this weekend: The Voice Kids, Pitch Battle and Theresa vs Boris

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What to watch this weekend: The Voice Kids, Pitch Battle and Theresa vs Boris

June 17, 2017 - 10:53
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What to watch and review this weekend - June 17 and 18.

Theresa vs Boris

SATURDAY

Pitch Battle (BBC1, 7.30pm) After the inevitable axing of Gary Barlow’s flop Let It Shine, the Beeb wheels out another talent search in the desperate hope that this one will work. Choirs and singing groups battle it out in a series of vocal challenges designed to impress judges Gareth Malone, Kelis and Will Young. Who will make the grand final?

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The Voice Kids (ITV, 7.30pm) After the grown-up version’s abject failure to ever find a star, brace yourself for the junior version. Children with pushy parents sing their little hearts out for judges Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones. But will the famous three spin their chairs? Ruthless exploitation of vulnerable youngsters or harmless entertainment? You decide.

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SUNDAY

Poldark (BBC1, 9pm) More rugged antics in windswept Cornwall as Ross gallops along the clifftops in his three-cornered hat and theatrically clashes with the various pantomime villains who make his life so dark and difficult. Tonight, Ross’s stubbornness gives evil George the upper hand.

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The Loch (ITV, 9pm) Week two of the promising murder mystery as the discovery of a human heart on the shores of Loch Ness prove there’s a monster on the loose. On the trail of a surgically inclined serial killer, the cops bring in a famous forensic psychologist to help the investigation.

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Theresa vs Boris: How May Became PM (BBC2, 9pm) Drama documentary chronicling the extraordinary story of how Boris Johnson came so near yet so far to snatching the leadership of the Tory party. Bojo’s ascension to Number 10 was wrecked by the treacherous Michael Gove, who changed his mind and withdrew his support. The rest, as they say, is history.

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