Nurse´s Week is officially 6th to 12th May. Never more so has it been in all our thoughts that many people owe their health to dedicated nurses working in hospitals and clinics across the world. We’d be in a sorry state if it weren’t for their hard work and dedication to the cause. Collectively they’ve helped millions of people.
While many people consider Nurse’s Week as a relatively recent phenomenon, its origins stretch back deep into history. The first inklings that there should be some sort of event to celebrate the work of nurses emerged in 1953 and continued informally for several years. Still, it wasn’t until 1981 that official nursing organisations recognised it.
On TV this week you can still enjoy new drama with The Pursuit Of Love starting on BBC one on Sunday; Danny Boy on BBC TWO on Wednesday and Domina on SKY Atlantic on Friday. You can read more about these series and other programmes in the magazine this week.
The fourth series of Golden Globe-winning Fargo, the American crime anthology begins on Channel4 on Sunday.
The BRITS Awards 2021 is live on ITV on Tuesday and will be the first major indoor music event to welcome back a live audience.
There are more new quiz shows in various formats to keep the brain cells activated with Unbeatable on BBC one and The Answer Trap on Channel4 for weekdays.
Comedian Tom Allen hosts a hilarious new quiz Quizness, in which contestants' general knowledge is put to the test for the chance to win £25,000, on Channel4 on Friday.
Later… with Jools Holland returns to BBC TWO on Friday for the second six-part series of the year, keeping viewers supplied with much needed live musical performances from his unique South London recording studio.
A Year in Kew Gardens is new on Thursday and Gregg Wallace’s Big Weekend Away is back kicking off a new series of travels in Athens on Friday, both on Channel5.
Live sport featured this weekend includes Rugby League: Challenge Cup Quarter-Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors on BBC one and Salford Red Devils face Castleford Tigers on BBC TWO, both on Saturday.
Steve Jones, David Coulthard and Billy Monger present highlights of the fourth race of the F1 season, the Spanish Grand Prix on Channel4 on Sunday.
editor´s pick of the week
FA Cup: The Road to Wembley
on BBC one on wednesday at 11.45pm
BBC Sport takes a look back at the biggest stories from this season’s FA Cup ahead of the final at Wembley on Saturday between Chelsea and Leicester City. From minnows Marine of the eighth tier taking on eight-time winners Tottenham, to Cheltenham nearly shocking the mighty Manchester City, the world-famous cup competition never disappoints.