What's on TV this week: The 6 must-see shows, from Wimbledon to 'Stranger Things'

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This week's TV highlights include Wimbledon and Stranger Things. (BBC/Netflix)
This week's TV highlights include Wimbledon and Stranger Things. (BBC/Netflix)

TV's highlights this week are dominated by the opening part of The Championships at Wimbledon, which sees Sue Barker take on her final year of coverage for the BBC.

Friday has been marked in the calendar for weeks by Stranger Things fans, who will get to see the last episodes of season four when they begin streaming on Netflix.

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On Sky, James Corden makes his return to London for a UK broadcast of The Late Late Show, featuring Lizzo in Carpool Karaoke.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 27 June - 3 July, 2022

Wimbledon - BBC - all week

It's the end of an era as Sue Barker retires. (BBC)
It's the end of an era as Sue Barker retires. (BBC)

The world's greatest tennis tournament returns, with British favourites Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray vying for a spot in the women's and men's finals.

Coverage on the BBC is particularly poignant as it is led by Sue Barker for the final time - the broadcaster will bow out after 30 years at The Championships.

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There's also a centenary celebration of Centre Court to look forward to, as well as glimpses of A-list fans in the crowd.

The Late Late Show with James Corden - Sky Comedy - Tuesday - Friday, 10pm

James Corden joins Joe Biden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)
James Corden joins Joe Biden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

James Corden presents his hit US talk show from his homeland for the first time since 2019 as he broadcasts four shows this week from London.

Guests include President Joe Biden, Billie Eilish, Vin Diesel, Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette, with Lizzo taking on the week's Carpool Karaoke.

The Great British Sewing Bee - BBC One - Wednesday, 9pm

The Great British Sewing Bee judges choose their winner this week. (BBC)
The Great British Sewing Bee judges choose their winner this week. (BBC)

The grand final of the stitching contest is here, but the champion's title is far from all sewn up.

Contestants still have to make it through three tough challenges, which include making a dress from a single sheet of fabric, transforming their off cuts from previous weeks into a party outfit, and fashioning a made-to-measure, red-carpet-worthy jumpsuit.

Stranger Things - Netflix - Friday

Stranger Things
Stranger Things concludes season four. (Netflix)

The fantasy sci-fi hit releases the second instalment of series four on Friday, plunging us back into The Upside Down which this time is at the mercy of Vecna.

Eleven, Will and Jonathan are on the way back to Hawkins to join the battle, Max is still struggling to ward off Vecna, and Joyce, Hopper and Murray are continuing their escape from Siberia.

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Expect an almighty showdown as Eleven regains her superpowers and heads to Henry/Vecna's creepy former home.

Freedom: 50 Years of Pride - Channel 4 - Saturday, 8pm

Channel 4 celebrates 50 years of Pride. (Channel 4)
Channel 4 celebrates 50 years of Pride. (Channel 4)

Channel 4's Pride month programming rounds off with this documentary about the incredible achievements of the LGBTQ+ community through five decades of campaigning.

There are contributions from people closely linked with the Pride movement, as well as famous face including Olly Alexander, Lady Phyll, Ian McKellen, Holly Johnson, Peter Tatchell, Cat Burns, and Tom Robinson.

My Life As A Rolling Stone - BBC Two - Saturday, 9.30pm

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones reflect on an incredible career. (BBC)

A documentary series to mark 60 years of The Rolling Stones features a different band member sharing their experiences in each episode.

Saturday launches the series with Mick Jagger, followed by Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards' stories later in the month.

The final episode celebrates the late Charlie Watts, with tributes from his co-stars about how much they loved him.

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