PICKS OF THE WEEK
- The Tourist Sunday 16th January BBC One
- Euphoria Monday 17th January Sky Atlantic
- Rules of the Game Tuesday 18th January BBC One
- Toast of Tinseltown Tuesday 18th January BBC Two
- The Bay Wednesday 19th January ITV
- Dragons’ Den Thursday 20th January BBC One
- The Apprentice Thursday 20th January BBC One
- Yellowjackets Thursday 20th January Sky Atlantic
- Ozark – Season 4 Part 1 Friday 21st January Netflix
9.00pm Hidden Assets BBC Four – Double bill of a new partly subtitled crime drama. A routine raid led by Irish Criminal Assets Bureau detective Emer Berry reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When the gems are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Emer is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong. Angeline Ball stars.
9.00pm The Jane Doe Murders Sky Crime – In 1996, a murdered woman is discovered in the Oregon woods – Polk County. Crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary sets out to uncover the victim’s identity.
6.30pm Dancing on Ice ITV – Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby welcome the 12 celebrities who are competing to become champions of the rink, with new judge Oti Mabuse joining Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. This year’s contestants – six of whom will perform tonight – are Sally Dynevor, Bez, Stef Reid, Liberty Poole, Ben Foden, Kimberly Wyatt, Regan Gascoigne, Rachel Stevens, Brendan Cole, Ria Hebden, Kye Whyte and Connor Ball.
9.00pm Sue Perkins’ Big American Road Trip Channel 4 – Part one of two. The presenter travels across California and Colorado in a campervan, beginning with a journey along the Pacific Coast Highway to Yosemite. Along the way, she meets people who have given up a settled existence in favour of living in campervans, including one of the stars of Oscar-winning film Nomadland, who brings the whole idea of nomadic living to a brand-new audience via his YouTube channel.
8.00pm Bradley & Barney: Breaking Dad ITV – The actor and his son embark a 3,000-mile journey through Europe, aiming to experience extremes from the fiery heat of the Mediterranean to the icy tundras of the Arctic Circle. They begin in Croatia, where they swing off the roof of Hajduk Split’s football stadium, before diving headfirst into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. The action continues when the pair go head-to-head on aqua bikes alongside a former world champion, before heading to the capital Zagreb to meet a young inventor, who stuns them with his electric creation.
8.00pm Geordie Hospital Channel 4 – Documentary following staff at Newcastle’s hospitals. A surgeon carries out a kidney transplant using a donor organ from the patient’s sister. A staff welfare dog returns to duty after 18 months off due to the pandemic, a consultant replaces the device that powers a four-year-old’s mechanical heart and a 76-year-old man has a tumour removed.
8.30pm Calvin’s Big Farming Adventure BBC One – Documentary following Kelvin Fletcher as he attempts to set up his own 120-acre farm on the edge of the Peak District, despite having no agricultural experience. The series opens one month in, where the list of jobs is mounting and stress levels are rising. Before investing in their own livestock, Kelvin and his wife Liz get some hands-on experience with a helpful neighbour’s flock of sheep, but the harsh realities of animal husbandry soon hit home.
9.00pm Keeping Up with the Aristocrats ITV – Simon Callow narrates as cameras follow four of Britain’s most prominent aristocratic dynasties, revealing what really goes on behind their closed doors over one summer’s social season. In the opening edition, Lord Ivar Mountbatten and husband James gamble their reputation – and that of Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli – by hosting their first-ever pop-up restaurant at their stately home of Bridwell.
9.00pm 999: What’s Your Emergency? Channel 4 – Return of the series that follows the work of Emergency services in South Yorkshire. Beginning with an aggressive drunk in Doncaster town centre who is assaulting a police officer. In Sheffield, PCs Bernice Gott and Rachel Brightmore are monitoring pub and club-goers from a public order van. But as the night wears on, the focus shifts from crimes committed on a whim to premeditated acts.
9.00pm Celebs Go Dating E4 – Following Miles Nazaire, Chloe Brockett, Ryan-Mark Parsons, Nikita Jasmine, Abz Love and Ulrika Jonsson as they join an exclusive dating agency in a bid to find love, with the opening edition seeing them arriving at a secret venue with no idea what their first evening has in store.
9.00pm This World: Why Ships Crash BBC Two – When one of the largest container ships ever built, the Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal in March 2021, it triggered a global crisis. Using never-before seen footage, testimony from witnesses speaking for the very first time, and expert analysis, this investigation aims to uncover the inside story of the Ever Given accident. And with more than 2,500 shipping incidents a year, this film also asks if this was just a freak accident, or whether it reveals a serious weakness in the world’s critical supply chain.
9.00pm Ghislaine, Prince Andrew & the Paedophile ITV – As Ghislaine Maxwell awaits sentencing in a New York prison, Ranvir Singh unravels the story of how an entitled daughter of a billionaire sank into shame and disgrace through her friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Ranvir also explores how Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, is now embroiled in the scandal as he faces his own possible civil court case brought by Virginia Giuffre. Ranvir explores Maxwell and Epstein’s extensive network of rich, powerful and famous friends, speaking with some of those in their ‘Little Black Book’ of contacts and examining evidence from the trial, including flight logs from Epstein’s private planes listing famous passengers.
9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 – The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a new run, following patients who are treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s Hospital in south west London. Pam, who has Alzheimer’s, is brought in with suspected sepsis. Emergency nurse practitioner Maria treats 27-year-old Theo, who hurt his knee while playing football.
Queens – Disney+ – US drama series that follows four stars of a once popular girl group reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the ’90s. Brandy and Eve Star.
7.00pm Dream Home Style with Sophie Robinson Channel 5 – Sophie assists those wanting to create a stylish home, tackling two different interiors in each programme, and helping homeowners struggling with design doubts and dilemmas. Here, she faces the challenge of transforming a huge living space in a converted schoolhouse in Nottinghamshire for a couple with very different his ‘n’ hers ideas, and a grand Georgian house in Middlesex for a couple who haven’t decorated their living room and entrance hallway since they moved in 13 years ago.
10.35pm Stacey Dooley: Stalkers BBC One – In the first of a two-part documentary examining the crime of stalking, Stacey meets victims and perpetrators of the most common type, that committed by ex-partners. Cases include a pilot accused of stalking his partner, who worked as cabin crew and a woman devastated to learn that the man stalking her was the man she had shared a home with.
9.00pm Paranormal: Caught on Camera Really – Experts analyse more paranormal videos, including a terrifying creature in a barn at night, and a cosmonaut who claims to have seen a UFO over Antarctica.
Ozark Season 4 Part 1 Netflix – The final season will run for 14 episodes, with Netflix splitting it into two parts. The first seven episodes will arrive on Netflix on Jan. 21, with the remaining instalments coming later this year. Alongside the returning cast—including two-time Emmy winner Julia Garner—Season 4 is set to introduce Adam Rothenberg as private investigator Mel Sattem and Alfonso Herrera as cartel lieutenant Javi Elizonndro. Killer Mike is also expected to make a cameo in Season 4, although it’s not clear if he’ll show up in Part 1 or Part 2.
9.00pm New York Homicide Sky Crime – Factual crime documentary exploring the dark underbelly of the Big Apple to investigate some of the worst murder cases in the city’s recent history.