PICKS OF THE WEEK
- How to with John Wilson Sunday 18th September BBC Two
- Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Monday 19th September Sky Comedy.
- Crossfire Tuesday 20th September BBC One
- Our Friends in the North Wednesday 21st September BBC Four
- The Rehearsal Wednesday 21st September Sky Comedy
- The Great Wednesday 21st September Channel 4
- Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing Friday 23rd September BBC Two.
- Am I Being Unreasonable? Friday 23rd September BBC One
- Bad Sisters Friday 23rd September AppleTV+
- Ghosts Friday 23rd September BBC One
8.00pm The Unforgettable Hattie Jacques Channel Five – A profile of one of Britain’s best-loved comedy actresses, who starred in 13 of the Carry On franchise’s films and teamed up with Eric Sykes for popular sitcom Sykes. This documentary charts the highs and lows of Hattie’s career, presenting her finest moments on screen alongside footage from her family archive. With contributions from family, friends, fans and co-stars.
8.00pm Hitler – The Lost Tapes Channel Four – Exploring the public and private life of the infamous dictator, featuring the photos and videos of two photographers who dedicated their lives to documenting Hitler – Heinrich Hoffmann, his official photographer, and Hoffmann’s photographic assistant Eva Braun, who went on to become Hitler’s wife. The archive footage includes 1,300 recently digitised, rarely seen photos taken by Hoffmann and material garnered from Eva’s personal photo collection, along with more than four hours of her home videos – mostly filmed at Hitler’s fortified chalet in the Bavarian Alps.
8.00pm The Secret World of Ice Cream Channel 4 – Jo Brand tells the the nostalgic story of how we fell in love with ice cream, as we peek behind the curtain of our favourite frozen delights. The heavyweights of the industry reveal the battles fought to dominate our freezers, from the earliest innovations of Wall’s and Lyons Maid to the sophistication of Mars and the introduction of high-end luxury from Haagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s. *Episode Two will be available to watch on All4 following transmission*
9.00pm Colin & Justin’s Hotel Nightmare Channel Five – Documentary following interior design couple Colin and Justin as they overhaul and reopen a hotel on the Atlantic cost of Canada. In this first episode they design and transform one of the guest suites as well as starting work on the separate restaurant building, which is a corrugated shed that they plan to transform with floor-to-ceiling windows.
9.05pm Bloodlands BBC One – The crime drama returns to find James Nesbitt’s Tom Brannick being assigned to investigate the death of an accountant who is found on the shores of Strangford Lough.
10.35pm Harley Quinn E4 – The adult animated series returns for season three.
7.30pm Mastermind BBC Two – Clive Myrie returns as the classic quiz celebrates its fiftieth year. Specialist subjects in this first episode include Peaky Blinders and Team GB at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
9.00pm Police Suspect #1 Channel Five – The documentary series returns with an episode focusing on a case in which three hooded men subject a family to a violent ordeal in their own home late at night.
11.35pm Walter Presents: Sisterhood Channel 4 – Following its launch on All4 on Friday, Channel 4 transmit the first eisode of this taut Icelandic drama. . When human skeletal remains are found in a quarry outside small town Ólafsvík, the news about the discovery is broadcast nationally and three women are shaken to their core. Karlotta is a hard-working nurse in recovery from alcohol dependency. Elisabet is a busy priest who has a family life to maintain. Anna is a chef in a restaurant but is about to open a catering service in the hope of leading a less exhausting life. What dark secret from the past links these people? Detective Vera is under pressure to close this cold case quickly… but will she?
7.00pm Villages by the Sea – Botallock BBC Two – Archaeologist Ben Robinson returns to the English coast and reveals how some of our best loved villages played a vital part in significant moments of our nation’s history. He begins his journey in the Cornish former mining village of Botallack where he discovers the tragic stories of the people who shaped this rugged clifftop village and the deadly by-product of its tin mining industry. *Continues nightly*
9.00pm Crossfire – Three-part drama starring Keeley Hawes as Jo who, whilst on holiday in a luxurious resort in the Canaries, hears gunshots ring out across the complex as gunmen, out for revenge, have turned a slice of paradise into a terrifying heart-breaking hell. The drama co-stars Lee Ingleby, Daniel Ryan, Josette Simon and Anneika Rose. Continues on Wednesday and Thursday on BBC One at 9pm.
9.00pm Michael Palin: Into Iraq – Michael Palin’s new travelogue sees him embark on an epic journey through one of the most dangerous and complex countries in the world. Michael wants to discover what life is like for the people of Iraq with the series seeing him follow the Tigris river for more than 1,000 miles, from its source in Eastern Turkey to the Persian Gulf.
10.00pm Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable Dave – Third series of the show hosted by Mel Giedroyc and her sinful sidekick Lou Sanders which sees stars from comedy, sport and entertainment battle it out to see who is the absolute worst human of all time.
10.00pm Cunk on Earth BBC Two – Diane Morgan returns as Philomena tells the entire story of human civilization from prehistoric times to the present day covering all the main bits of History, Science, Culture and Religion.
Star Wars: Andor Disney+ – Prequel to Rogue One starring Diego Luna as thief-turned-rebel-spy Cassion Andor. The series is set five years before the events of Rogue One and co-stars Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård and Fiona Shaw. *Episodes 1-3 are available on Wednesday with new episodes then dropping weekly*
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Show Netflix – Co-created by Ryan Murphy, this miniseries follows the murders of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and is told from a point-of-iew style through the lens of his victims. Evan Peters stars as Dahmer whilst the supporting cast includes Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald and Nieshy Nash.
8.00pm Hire Me: Competing for a Dream Job BBC Three – DJ Snoochie Sly turns ‘Fairy Job-mother’ as three contestants compete for their dream job in each episode. In tonight’s opener three promising young candidates vie for a job with luxury Selling-Sunset style property broker and boss Dan who is looking for a new recruit to sell multi-million pound houses. Continues Thursday
8.00pm Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker Channel 4 – The competition returns as Mel Giedroyc welcomes ten new woodworking enthusiasts to the workshop as they compete to impress judges Sophie Sellu and Tom Dyckhoff. In this first episode, the contestants have just two days to produce a dining table inspired by a country of their choice.
9.00pm Escape from Kabul Airport BBC Two – Featuring unseen footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary tells the inside story of the monument days in August 221 when the US withdrew its troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent evacuation of thousands of citizens from Kabul Airport after the Taliban seized the city.
10.00pm Broke: Britain’s Debt Emergency: Dispatches Channel 4 – As Britain suffers the worst cost of living crisis in 70 years, the Citizens Advice Bureau opens its doors, offering rare access to their debt advisors. This powerful and hard-hitting film follows three stories of struggle at a time when an estimated 14 million Brits have been forced into debt for essential living costs.
The Kardashians Disney+ –Cameras return to capture the ever-changing lives of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie. The family welcomes viewers back to stand with them through their biggest triumphs and struggles. From fiery romances and life changing milestones to unimaginable successes. The family bond remains unbreakable as they navigate their public and private lives for the world to see. *New Episodes Weekly*
9.00pm Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK BBC Three – The competition show returns for its fourth series with British acting royalty Joanna Lumley joining Graham Norton and Michelle Visage to judge the new batch of contestants.
9.00pm Emma Willis: Delivering Babies W – Emma returns for her first week back as she is given a refresher on the jobs she’s expected to carry out alone, such as preoperative checks.
9.00pm John and Joe Bishop: Life after Deaf ITV – This moving documentary tells the story of the comedian’s oldest son Joe who, as a result of an autoimmune condition, suffered from progressive deafness. After year’s of trying to ‘fix’ Joe’s condition the family have come to the realisation to reconsider and find out more about the deaf community. The programme also follows John as he sets himself the target of delivering an entirely signed stand-up comedy set to a deaf audience. *Life After Deaf: Stand-Up Gig airs at 10:45pm with John delivering his new set alongside sets from established deaf comedians*
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared All4- Horror comedy puppet show which initially started life as a YouTube phenomenon. Focusing on main characters Red Guy, Yellow Guy and Duck as they learn about everything ithere is to know with the help of some friendly talking objects. *All episodes available on All4 and will start airing on double bills on Channel 4 from next Friday at 23:05*
7.00pm Strictly Come Dancing – Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host the launch of the 20th series, joined by judges Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse as they welcome 15 new celebrities to the Strictly ballroom. Featuring a guest appearance by John Legend, and last year’s champions Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice reprising their winning routine.
8.50pm Ghosts – The popular sitcom returns for a fourth series with Mike and Alison welcoming the first guests to their new bijou B&B and determined to get a glowing review whatever the cost. *All episodes available on iPlayer following transmission*
9.50pm Am I Being Unreasonable? BBC One – Comedy thriller written by and starring Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli. Bored within her depressing marriage, Nic is haunted by a secluded fact that she cannot share with anyone. Only her son, who she adores, keeps her going. However, when fellow mum Jen arrives in town her life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul her dark secret starts to bubble up.
10.00pm Mock the Week BBC Two – The satirical news quiz returns for its twenty-first and final series on the BBC.