PICKS OF THE WEEK
- Peaky Blinders Sunday 13th March BBC One
- Starstruck Monday 14th March BBC Three
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 14th March Sky Comedy
- This is Going to Hurt Tuesday 15th March BBC One
- 24 Hours in A&E Tuesday 15th March Channel 4
- The Witchfinder Tuesday 15th March BBC Two
- Somebody Somewhere Tuesday 15th March Sky Comedy
- The Dropout Thursday 17th March Disney+
- Dragons’ Den Thursday 17th March BBC One
- The Apprentice Thursday 17th March BBC One
- My Brilliant Friend Thursday 17th March Sky Atlantic
- Severance Friday 18th March Apple TV+
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Friday 18th March Apple TV+
- The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Friday 18th March Amazon Prime Video
- Gogglebox Friday 18th March Channel 4
7.45pm TOTP: The Story of 1991 BBC Two – Mel Giedroyc narrates a musical review of the year , when indie kids, ravers, alternative comedians and Nirvana hit the charts and Top of the Pops moved home from Television Centre to Elstree Studios. Bryan Adams remained at number one for 16 weeks, while the KLF teamed up with country legend Tammy Wynette, and a sudden death determines the Christmas number one. Contributors include Seal, Tim Booth from James, Oceanic, Mr C from the Shamen, Rozalla, Miles Hunt from the Wonder Stuff, Vic Reeves and broadcaster Andrew Collins.
9.15pm Queens of Mystery Channel 5 – Comedy crime drama, starring Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond and Sarah Woodward.
6.00pm One and Six Zeros Channel 4 – Dara O Briain hosts the quiz show in which a team of three players are just seven questions away from winning £1,000,000. Each correct answer locks in a digit of their £1,000,000, but a wrong answer wipes a zero from their prize fund. The first episode features a team from Durham.
7.00pm The BAFTA Film Awards BBC One – Rebel Wilson hosts the ceremony from the Royal Albert Hall. Dune tops the list of nominees, up for awards in 11 categories. Other films in the running include The Power Of The Dog, Belfast, Licorice Pizza, No Time To Die, West Side Story, After Love, Boiling Point, Cyrano, Don’t Look Up, Passing and King Richard. Highlights of the evening will also include a celebration of James Bond’s 60th birthday with an exclusive performance from Shirley Bassey and her orchestra. Plus, a special performance from Emilia Jones.
9.00pm The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan BBC Two – The comedian returns to visit another selection of unusual destinations, beginning in the West African country of Sierra Leone. He ventures through spectacular national parks hoping to witness extraordinary and rare wildlife, including the elusive pygmy hippo, and also samples the national drink of poyo, takes in miles of incredible beaches, and meets locals living truly off-grid.
9.00pm Jeremy Kyle: Death on Daytime Channel 4 – Two-part documentary following the downfall of the controversial daytime show after 14 years, when guest Steve Dymond took his own life after failing a lie detector test on the programme. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and personal accounts of those whose lives were affected by appearances on the programme. Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm.
11.45pm Walter Presents: Snow Angels Channel 4 – Swedish crime drama, about the disappearance of a five-week-old baby two days before Christmas. The detective assigned to the case becomes suspicious of the parents’ story. Elsewhere in Stockholm, a paediatric nurse finds a pregnant teenage runaway and offers to help her Starring Josefin Asplund and Eva Melander. In Swedish and Danish.
9.00pm Tom Daley’s Hell of a Homecoming BBC One – The Olympic diver takes on an epic endurance challenge as he rows, cycles, swims and runs his way from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to his home town of Plymouth. The first day begins with a 5am start at the Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Tom won his first Olympic medal in 2012. Just nine weeks earlier Tom had never been in a rowing boat before, but his challenge begins with a demanding five mile row all the way to Tower Bridge in central London.
9.00pm The Drop BBC Three – Clara Amfo hosts a reality show searching for the young entrepreneur who deserves a contract with a large streetwear retailer. In this first edition, the nine contestants are revealed, and their first challenge is to design a garment and display that tells their brand story.
9.00pm Holding ITV – Four-part drama adapted from Graham Norton’s novel and starring Conleth Hill, Brenda Fricker, Siobhan McSweeney and Charlene McKenna. When human remains are found in a sleepy Irish village, Sergeant PJ Collins finally has a genuine mystery to solve. As the gruesome discovery ripples through the community, it threatens to expose a lifetime of secrets.
8.00pm Putin Channel 4 – Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and implosion of the USSR, Cold War nightmares about nuclear armageddon faded into the background. Now, following President Putin putting his nuclear strategic forces on high alert, Jon Snow explores the unthinkable – the possible Russian use of nuclear weapons as part of the Ukrainian conflict, and the implications for the UK and the rest of the world.
9.00pm Glow Up Does Red Nose Day BBC Three – Lady Leshurr, Nikki Lilly, Roman Kemp, Snoochie Shy and The Vivienne take part in a Comic Relief special of the competition, becoming make-up artists. Maya Jama presents.
9.00pm The Killing of PC Harper: A Widow’s Fight for Justice ITV –
Trevor McDonald presents a documentary about the death of police officer Andrew Harper in the line of duty in August 2019, the investigation to catch his killers, and the campaign to change the law by his widow Lissie.
10.35pm The Apprentice: The Final Five BBC One – The remaining entrepreneurs go under the microscope, revealing the origins of their drive and ambition, what makes their business brains tick and the real people behind the business facade. Featuring interviews with family, friends and colleagues, as well as Alan Sugar’s trusted aides Karren Brady and Tim Campbell.
8.00pm This is MY House for Red Nose Day BBC One – Claudia Winkleman, Chris Eubank, Harry Hill and Nina Wadia make up the judging panel for this special Comic Relief edition, trying to work out which fellow celebrity is the owner of a luxury four-bedroom house – Ricky Hatton, Claire Richards, Deborah Meaden or Rob Rinder?
8.00pm Computer Says No BBC Three – Daniel Henry dives into the new world of algorithms and computer-automated hiring, with the help of an animated co-presenter to explain how the technology works. Daniel’s journey begins at the first stage of a job application – writing a CV. At the University of Liverpool, he is given tips from their student career advisers about how best to tailor his CV so it isn’t rejected by software used to select applicants to progress to the next stage. But he discovers there may be ways to play this system.
9.00pm Kate & Koji ITV – Second series of the comedy starring Brenda Blethyn and Okorie Chukwu.
9.00pm Council House Swap Channel 5 – Documentary about tenants in social housing across the UK looking to exchange homes, following individuals and families as they search for their ideal properties. In the first edition, mum-of-four Beth wants to trade Mitcham in Surrey with somewhere more rural and soon has interest from three potential swappers in Hertfordshire and West Sussex.
10.00pm Bloods Sky Comedy – Return of the comedy, with Jane Horrocks and Samson Kayo. Paramedics Wendy and Maleek find new sources of conflict when they are involved in a malpractice investigation and Wendy’s deeply irritating son starts work at the depot. Best friends Darrell and Darryl are faced with the prospect that their bromance might be at an end, while Kareshma has started to mellow under Gary’s watchful eye.
8.00pm Perfect House, Secret Location Channel 4 – Steve Jones assists childhood sweethearts Steffi and Jimmy McGeoghan, who are keen to move to their dream home, but cannot agree on location. The pair are shown around a range of dream properties, but have no idea where in the UK the homes are. Steve’s mystery tour around takes them to a seaside house with a first-floor garden and beach bar, an old Post Office, a mock-Tudor home and a seven-bedroomed Georgian pile with a wine cellar. When Steve reveals the locations, the McGeoghans revisit their two favourites and must decide whether to make a life-changing move from west London.
9.00pm Joanna Lumley’s Great Cities of the World ITV – The actress takes a look at the unusual aspects of three of the world’s greatest metropolises, beginning with a trip to Paris. She takes a hot-air balloon ride, visits the fire-damaged Notre-Dame, meets heiress Daphne Guinness, buys a vintage Chanel suit, and meets Ibrahim, refugee turned inner-city beekeeper.
9.00pm The Strangeways Riot Channel 5 – Documentary re-telling the story of the UK’s worst prison riot. In April 1990, inmates seized control of Strangeways prison in Manchester, a siege which would last for 25 days. The riot erupted as a protest against inhumane conditions inside Strangeways, but the consequences rippled across the prison system and are still with us 30 years later.
9.00pm Pheonix Rising Sky Documentaires – Elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence.
7.00pm Comic Relief 2022 BBC One
8.00pm Grayson’s Art Club Channel 4 – Once again Grayson Perry sets out to bring people together through art. Together with wife Philippa, he urges the Great British public to get creative and make artworks of their own. In the first of this latest run, Grayson selects his favourite submissions on the theme of love and chats with entertainer Bill Bailey and fellow artist Ai Weiwei.
9.00pm Funeral for a Dog Sky Atlantic – Drama following journalist Daniel Mandelkern as he travels to Italy to interview a celebrated novelist who lives by a secluded lake. Starring Friedrich Mücke. In German.
10.00pm Comic Relief at the Movies BBC Two – A celebration of when Comic Relief has turned to the world of film, from special appearances by greats such as Bond, Bean or Borat to pinpoint parodies of movie favourites.