PICKS OF THE WEEK
- Frozen Planet II Sunday 11th September BBC One
- How to with John Wilson Sunday 11th September BBC Two
- Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Monday 12th September Sky Comedy.
- The Great British Bake-Off Tuesday 13th September Channel 4
- The EMMY Awards Tuesday 13th September Sky Max
- The Sins of Our Mother Wednesday 14th September Netflix
- Minx Wednesday 14th September Paramount Plus
- Our Friends in the North Wednesday 14th September BBC Four
- The Rehearsal Wednesday 14th September Sky Comedy
- The Great Wednesday 14th September Channel 4
- Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing Friday 16th September BBC Two.
- Gogglebox Friday 16th September Channel 4
- Am I Being Unreasonable? Friday 16th September BBC One
- Bad Sisters Friday 16th September AppleTV+
American Gigolo Paramount Plus – After his release from prison for a wrongful conviction, Jon Bernthal’s Julian Kaye has to navigate complicate relationships with his former lover, his troubled mother and the people who betrayed him. Whilst Julian struggles to reconcile with his past as an escort, Rosie O’Donnell’s Detective Sunday seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way. Episode One released on the 10th September, then new episodes drop weekly on a Saturday.
5.30pm Ninja Warrior UK: Race for Glory ITV – Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara return with the contest that sees competitors from across the nation test their strength, speed and courage over an obstacle course. This time there is a knockout competition structure to find male and female champions, with conteneders not only face each other and a difficult new course, but they will also have to face the Elite Ninjas – a team of professional athletes determined to beat them in head-to-head races.
9.00pm Brad & Angelina: Love & War Channel 5 – A look at the relationship between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, exploring how a seemingly perfect love story became one of the most toxic feuds in Hollywood history.
9.00pm Mind Over Murder Sky Crime – The complex story of six individuals who were convicted for the 1985 murder of 68-year-old grandmother Helen Wilson in Beatrice, Nebraska. News of the murder rocks the town and a series of confessions seems to close the case – but the truth is not so simple.
8.00pm Frozen Planet II BBC One – David Attenborough explores frozen regions around the world. The first episode begins in Antarctica, where Emperor Penguin chicks are abandoned by their parents as spring begins and must find their way across the treacherous sea ice to the rich waters of the Southern Ocean. In the Himalayas, the world’s fluffiest cat hunts for gerbils and voles, while in the boreal forests circling North America, Europe and Asia, a Siberian tiger is on the lookout for black bears.
8.00pm Stolen: Catching the Art Thieves BBC Two – Documentary featuring first-hand accounts of Europe’s most daring art heists, beginning with the theft of JMW Turner’s Shade and Darkness and Light and Colour in 1994 from the Schirn gallery in Frankfurt.
8.00pm Squad Goals: Dorking ‘Till I Die BBC Three – Docuseries following reality TV star Calum Best as he takes over the reins of Dorking Wanderers Ladies football club.
9.00pm Simon Reeve’s South America BBC Two – The adventurer sets off on a journey through the continent, beginning in the remote and little-visited north-east. In Venezuela, Simon meets some of the thousands of migrants fleeing the economic collapse of their country, while he learns that neighbouring Guyana could be on the verge of its own oil boom.
9.00pm I Survived 9/11 More4 – Documentary about the survivors of the World Trade Center attacks. Including a lawyer originally from Hertfordshire who had only moved to the United States weeks before the attacks and has had post-traumatic stress disorder since, a film-maker who was living in a nearby apartment and recorded the whole event, and an artist who escaped down all 91 floors of the North Tower.
10.35pm Harley Quinn E4 – Return of the animated comedy, with the voice of Kaley Cuoco.
7.00pm Secret Crush ITV2 – Comedian Verona Rose returns with the dating game show in which people who have feelings for someone but have never told them take the plunge and confess all.
9.00pm LIVE DEBATE: Can’t Eat, Can’t Heat – Who’s to Blame? Channel 5 – Jeremy Vine chairs a discussion on the cost of living crisis, putting members of the public face-to-face with those they feel are to blame for the current problems of spiralling inflation and escalating energy prices. The programme brings together British people from across the political spectrum to discuss the state of the country.
9.00pm Deepfake Porn: You Could Be Next BBC Three – The rising trend of harmless images being turned into hardcore porn, footage that is often used against the people depicted with devastating consequences. The documentary features three women who have been impacted by this form of image-based sexual abuse, including a leading Florida State Senator, Lauren Book, the UK campaigner Kate Isaacs, and Dina, a woman who was deep-faked by a work colleague.
10.00pm Question Team Dave – Making up Richard Ayoade’s self-quizzing collective are Jo Brand, Thanyia Moore, Josh Pugh and special guest Bill Bailey.
8.00pm The Great British Bake-Off Channel 4 – Twelve new contestants make their way into the tent, hoping they have what it takes to bake their way to the final. They start off with a signature challenge in which they must produce 12 perfect mini cakes, before working out the recipe for a sponge that should be familiar. For the showstopper, the bakers are asked to reproduce a house that’s close to their hearts, entirely from sponge. Presented by Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
10.00pm The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sky Max – Keenan Thompson hosts the Emmy’s from Los Angeles.
Maggie Disney+ – Based on the short film by Tim Curcio, “Maggie” follows a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic. Maggie regularly sees the future of her friends, parents, clients and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, Maggie is forced to start living in her own present.
Heartbreak High Netflix – Reboot of the Australian TV series of the 1990s.
The Sins of Our Mother Netflix – True-crime documentary series that tells the heartbreaking and incomprehensible story of Lori and her husband Chad Daybell, who were both indicted for first-degree murder in June 2021 in the deaths of Lori’s children Tylee, 17 and JJ, 7. Lori was also later indicted on one charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in connection to the death of her late husband Charles Vallow and a separate first-degree murder charge for Daybell’s ex-wife Tammy Daybell, who both died in 2019. The twisted story of Lori and the destruction of her family is made even more inconceivable for the simple fact that nobody ever saw it coming.
Minx Paramount Plus – Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Minx centres around Ophelia Lovibond’s earnest young feminist Joyce Prigger who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women. The one catch is that each issue must feature a nude male centrefold.
9.00pm Nevermind The Buzzcocks Sky Max – Return of the comedy music quiz hosted by Greg Davies, with Nile Rodgers, Russell Howard and Mae Muller joining team captains Noel Fielding, Daisy May Cooper and regular panellist Jamali Maddix.
10.10pm Our Friends in the North BBC Four – Continuing their look at the BBC’s landmark dramas, BBC Four repeats this much-loved drama. Peter Flannery’s nine-part drama charting 30 years in the lives of four friends from the North East. The first episode begins in Newcastle in 1964, as Nicky decides he wants to change the world, his girlfriend Mary and would-be pop star Tosker make a life-shattering mistake, and Geordie attempts to escape his roots. Christopher Eccleston, Daniel Craig, Mark Strong and Gina McKee star.
9.00pm My Grandparents’ War: Kit Harrington Channel 4 – Games of Thrones star Kit Harington’s grandfather John Harington served alongside James Bond creator Ian Fleming in Naval Intelligence and was then recruited by MI5 and MI6. John ran one of most controversial spying operations of the 20th century and later worked with notorious Russian double agent Kim Philby. Kit’s grandmother Lavender also worked for the British secret services. Kit also explores the stories of his maternal grandparents. Mick and Pippa Catesby fell in love during the Blitz just before Mick was sent to fight in Italy. Kit uncovers the operation on which Mick lost dozens of his closest comrades.
9.00pm All Creatures Great & Small Channel 5 – Return of the drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West. Three months have passed and it is now spring 1939, with big changes happening at Skeldale and everyone having to learn how to adjust. Tristan is now a qualified vet, while James enters a new stage of his life with Helen and at the practice. After being made joint business partner by Siegfried, James pushes to take on more responsibility via the Ministry of Agriculture’s new bovine TB testing scheme, but its unexpected challenges risk pushing him to breaking point. And as a potential world war looms, all the Skeldale family have to consider their purpose in Darrowby and beyond.
9.00pm Chaos in Kabul Sky Documentaries – What was happening behind closed doors during the UK’s chaotic exit from Afghanistan? Diplomats, politicians and Afghan evacuees tell the real story.
Fate: The Winx Saga Netflix – Second season of the fantasy drama.
8.00pm The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice Channel 4 – Host Jo Brand is joined by celebrity fans Harry Hill, Melvin Odoom and Roisin Conaty to discuss the new batch of bakers and to tuck into the events of cake week.
9.00pm Professor T ITV – Return of the quirky crime drama, starring Ben Miller.