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May on BBC

May on BBC highlights include Unforgotten, Marie Antoinette, The Ceremony of the Coronation of Their Majesties, The Coronation Concert, The Royal Collection, Would I Lie To You, Dogs in the Wild: Meet the Family, Attenborough’s Wonder of Song and The Mating Game.

May on BBC

Unforgotten – Series 5

Australian Premiere

Sundays at 8.30pm from May 14

Available on Foxtel On Demand and Binge

Starring: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sinéad Keenan & Max Rinehart

6 x 60′

The BAFTA-winning hit returns as DI Sunny Khan and new DCI, Jessie James, uncover the truth behind another historical murder.

Human remains are discovered in a newly renovated period property in west London. But is this a murder dating back to the 1930’s or has the body been disposed of in more recent times?

Sanjeev Bhaskar is back to lead the team alongside Sinéad Keenan who plays his new partner DCI James. The ghost of much-loved former colleague Cassie Stuart still hangs over the department – does Jessica have the resolve, professionalism and spirit to live up to her much-admired and respected predecessor?

DI Khan’s loyal team reprise their roles including Jordan Long as DS Murray Boulting and Carolina Main as DC Fran Lingley.

May on BBC

Marie Antoinette (MA15+)

BBC First Premiere

Fridays at 8.30pm from May 26

Available on Foxtel On Demand and Binge

Staring: Emilia Schüle, Louis Cunningham & James Purefoy

8 x 60′

Created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite), Marie Antoinette tells the story of the incredibly modern and avant-garde young queen, played by Emilia Schüle (Ku’damm 56/63).

Through a twenty-first century lens, the series will explore the dark, manipulative and misogynistic world of Versailles. Travelling deep inside Marie Antoinette’s head throughout the series, discovering who she is through her internal voice that often contrasts with the dramatic situations she finds herself in.

The season starts with Marie Antoinette’s journey into the heart of the French Court where her enemies are waiting to greet her – and it is destined to be a rollercoaster.

May on BBC

The Ceremony of the Coronation of Their Majesties (Live)

Australian Premiere

Saturday, May 6 at 4.30pm

1 x 420′

Join UKTV as we celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and The Queen Consort.

The live broadcast will cover all the ceremonial events as they unfold throughout the day, from the early military movements to the formal processions, and will give audiences a look at the ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.

On the day, Kristy Young will be in a studio at Buckingham Palace and JJ Chalmers will speak to members of the military as they prepare for one of the largest parades in living history. Huw Edwards will provide commentary as the doors of Westminster Abbey open and Sophie Ranworth will be outside speaking to guests as they arrive, Clare Balding will provide commentary for the ceremonial route, and Anita Rani will join the gathered crowds.

UKTV will provide an extensive network of cameras to give audiences a front row seat on the ceremonial route from Buckingham Place to Westminster Abbey. Bespoke commentary, starting from the atmosphere on the streets of London as the street-liners take position, will set the scene for the departure of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort from Buckingham Palace.

May on BBC

The Coronation Concert (Express)

Australian Premiere

Monday, May 8 at 8.30pm

1 x 90′

UKTV will broadcast the unique Coronation Concert that will take place at Windsor Castle to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort. The Coronation Concert will bring music icons and contemporary stars together in celebration of this historic occasion. Take That, Lionel Ritchie and Katy Perry will be among the artists performing along with opera singers Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel.

The singer songwriter Freya Ridings and classical-soul composer and producer Alexis Ffrench will also grace the stage in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The performances will be supported by staging and effects located on the Castle’s East Lawn and will also feature a selection of spoken word sequences delivered by stars of stage and screen.

The concert will be attended by a public audience including volunteers from The King and The Queen Consort’s many charity affiliations. It will see a 74 piece world-class classical orchestra to include the strings of the Countess of Wessex String Orchestra and woodwind, brass and percussion sections from the Bands of the Household Division play interpretations of musical favourites fronted by fantastic entertainers, alongside performers from the world of dance and the arts.

May on BBC

The Royal Collection

Thursdays at 8.30pm from May 4

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, UKTV will be premiering a range of royal documentaries every Thursday night until the end of August. Series include The Queen’s Coronation in Colour, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, The Windsors: Insire the Royal Dynasty, Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors, The Coronation plus more.

May on BBC

Would I Lie To You – Series 15

UKTV Premiere

Wednesdays at 8.30pm from May 17

Hosted by: Rob Bryden

11 x 30′

The two teams compete to fool their opponents into mistaking fiction for fact, and truth for lies, in a seires of hilarious rounds.

Would I Lie To You? is the comedy panel show that presents a profusion of unbelievable truths and believable lies. All the teams have to do is hoodwink each other into believing that what’s fake is true and what’s true is not. Would I Lie to You? is a real test of people’s ability to talk funny, convincing nonsense while thinking on their feet.

Contestants this series include Bob Mortimer, Yung Filly, Sarah Kendall, Richard Osman, Rhod Gilbert, Ardal O’Hanlon and Judi Love.

May on BBC

Dogs in the Wild: Meet the Family (PG)

Australian Premiere

Wednesdays at 7.30pm from May 10

3 x 50′

One family, 37 very different faces: this definitive portrait of an incredible animal group will change the way we look at wild dogs forever.

The wild dog family is the most successful carnivore on the planet. This revelatory documentary explores the reasons for their success and meets some stunning and surprising members of the dog dynasty.

From the biggest and fastest, to the most elusive and smartest, witness the unbelievable behaviour of dogs in the wild – including species that climb trees and communicate through sneezing. Discover how canines thrive in some of Earth’s most inhospitable places and learn how intelligence, communication and family bonds are key to their survival.

May on BBC

Attenborough’s Wonder of Song (PG)

BBC Earth Premiere

Monday, May 22 at 8.30pm

Presented by: Sir David Attenborough

1 x 60′

Sir David Attenborough tunes in to the remarkable sounds of the natural world, an open-air festival of songs of sex and survival. But will they soon be heard no more?

A new generation of scientists have discovered that animal song is not just the preserve of males. Females sing too. But there are also fears that we do not have much longer to hear them. Because as humankind gets noisier, the rest of the planet is falling silent. Joyous, surprising and poignant, this story of pioneering research and astounding insight is a chorus of wonder – and a wake-up call.

May on BBC

The Mating Game (PG)

BBC Earth Premiere

Mondays at 8.30pm from May 29

5 x 60′

The story behind the most fascinating, hilarious and dramatic quests to find a mate and leave a lasting legacy.

Some species need to overcome the challenges of a vast environment just to find a member of the opposite sex. Others find themselves pitched against their neighbours in mass mating aggregations. Some must impress with complex displays.

Others build extraordinary structures just to prove their worth. One thing, however, connects them all – the drive to succeed at all costs. Exploring five different habitats across six continents, this series reveals the varied, fascinating and downright bizarre strategies different animals use to find a mate. It is the ultimate inside view on what it takes to succeed at the mating game.

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