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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sunday 14th - Thursday 18th September 2014

Sunday 
7.00pm Sunday Night at the Palladium ITV - The fondly remembered entertainment classic returns with the first of six brand new shows hosted by some of the UK's best-loved comics and entertainers and featuring big stars from across the globe. The first show is hosted by TV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern, with performances from global superstar Bryan Adams, girl band Little Mix, singer Alfie Boe, stand-up comedian Alan Davies, hilarious French-Canadian speciality act Les Beaux Freres and quick change act David and Dania.
Monday
8.00pm The Undriveables ITV - Series in which Britain's worst learner drivers are paired with the country's best instructors to see if they can finally pass the driving test.
9.00pm Traders: Millions by a the Minute BBC2 - Two-part documentary series which goes inside the fast and fiercely competitive world of financial traders to meet the men and women who play the markets in London, New York, Chicago and Amsterdam.
9.00pm Cilla ITV - Three-part biopic starring Sheridan Smith. The young and unknown Priscilla White works in the typing pool of a local company in the city, but dreams of stardom. The series tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool with its atmosphere of promise and excitement as the Merseybeat music scene is about to explode. Priscilla falls for young chancer Bobby Willis, but in her desperation to become a star, she elbows him aside. Then a failed audition with Beatles manager Brian Epstein leaves her frustrated and distraught.
9.00pm Age Gap Love: She's 68, He's 36 Five - First of a two-part documentary series featuring people from the UK and USA in relationships with much younger partners. Despite a 32-year age gap, Norma has been with Chris ever since they met at Butlin's when he was 18, but ill health has turned her thoughts to her funeral. In Florida, Vietnam veteran Joe has written a song about his love for his young girlfriend. Mandy has been on over 100 dates but has still to find her perfect mate, who must be in his 20s. Michael is 37 years older than his stunning West African wife, who has ambitions to become a model.
10.00pm Jon Richardson Grows Up Channel 4 - Mortgages, marriage and parenthood - all big words from the 'Adult World' that strike fear into the heart of 30-somethings everywhere. Now, award-winning comedian Jon Richardson gets to grips with these big issues in his brand new show. In the first of three episodes, Jon explores relationships, travelling around the UK to uncover our differing attitudes to love, sex and marriage.
10.00pm Glue E4 - Bafta-winning writer Jack Thorne's compelling eight-part drama series is about murder and secrets, and is set in rural England. Overton: a tiny village in the English countryside. Farming is its bread-and-butter. Racehorses are its beating heart. But beyond the rolling hills and behind the stable doors lies a green and not-so-pleasant land. When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community - his friends - are forced to open up their world. The gang - Tina, an aspiring jockey, her boyfriend Rob, housemate Annie, local vet Janine, and farmer's son James - have their lives thrown into disarray. Outsider Eli - the brother of the murdered teenager - also struggles to cope with his grief. When a young and ambitious police officer, Ruth Rosen, is seconded to the murder investigation the situation becomes yet more complicated.
Tuesday
9.00pm The Leftovers Sky Atlantic - A small town tries to get back to normal in the aftermath of an inexplicable Rapture-like event. Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler star.
9.00pm Mount Pleasant Sky Living - Series four of the comedy drama starring Sally Lindsay and Samantha Womack begins with Lisa awaiting the arrival of her baby amid a surprise return.
10.00pm Bad Education BBC3 - Series 3 of the Jack Whitehall led sitcom. It's the summer term and Alfie Wickers is back as the self-styled maverick of Abbey Grove. He's in high spirits trying to get his class through their exams. But there is a shock for Alfie with the revelation his dad Martin has been appointed as the new deputy head whose first jobs are to increase class sizes and fire a member of staff after Fraser has badly invested the school's money in his own clothing range, Dolce and GaBanter. For Alfie this means a new class member, Cleopatra, and a tough decision to make - stand by his girlfriend Miss Gulliver when she leads the teachers on strike or sacrifice himself to save his class from failing their exams.
Wednesday
9.00pm Ireland's Lost Babies BBC2 - Martin Sixsmith hears from parents and children inspired to tell their stories by the 2013 film adaptation of his book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.
9.00pm Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away Five - Documentary series revealing the work of bailiffs and repossession agents.
9.00pm Oh You Pretty Things: The Story of Music and Fashion BBC4 - Lauren Laverne narrates a series about the love affair between British music and fashion, looking at how musicians and designers came up with the coolest and craziest looks and how we emulated our idols.
10.00pm Legends Sky1 - From the creators of 24 and Homeland comes a twist-filled thriller starring Sean Bean as an undercover FBI agent whose life is turned upside down.
Thursday
9.00pm Don't Drop the Baby BBC3 - Series following young dads as they learn what it really takes to get through the delivery room.
10.00pm Scotland in a Day Channel 4 - As Scotland votes to decide its future, this one-off comedy mockumentary turns the spotlight on a nation poised on the brink between triumph and disaster. Created, written by and starring Jack Docherty, Scotland in a Day focuses on all kinds of life north of the border. Featuring a range of comic characters captured 'self-shot' style as they document 'Scotland's Day of Destiny', there are passionate Yes voters, out and out Unionists, and those who can't help flip-flopping on which way to cast their vote.

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