PICKS OF THE WEEK
- The Tourist Sunday 9th January BBC One
- Euphoria Monday 10th January Sky Atlantic
- Rules of the Game Tuesday 11th January BBC One
- Toast of Tinseltown Tuesday 11th January BBC Two
- The Bay Wednesday 12th January ITV.
- Yellowjackets Thursday 13th January Sky Atlantic
8.30pm Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win ITV – The duo host a quiz that gives contestants a chance to win the biggest cash prize in British TV history by climbing an endless money ladder, but only a correct answer banks the cash. In the first edition, married NHS workers Will and Kathryn are the first team to take on the challenge.
8.30pm Secrets of the Royal Palaces Channel 5 – More behind-the-scenes tales of the British monarchy’s residences, with Kate Williams exploring some of the more gruesome stories of palace history, including the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817. Plus, Diana, Princess of Wales’s former driver Colin Tebbutt reveals what happened at her private funeral at her ancestral home of Althorp, Northamptonshire.
9.30pm The John Bishop Show ITV – The comedian and Doctor Who star performs topical stand-up routines and chats to guests from the worlds of film, TV, sport and music, while John also be check the global comedy pulse with a team of stand-ups from all over the world.
9.30pm Posh Weekends with Sally Lindsay Channel 5 – The actress is a house guest at upmarket homes in Britain and beyond, beginning by staying at Ian and Irene’s £12 million mansion in Cheshire’s `Golden Triangle”. For 36 hours, Sally lives life in the fast lane as she joins Ian to shop for a new Ferrari, tries her luck in the home casino and receives VIP treatment trying on jewellery worth millions.
7.00pm The Green Planet BBC One – David Attenborough presents a guide to the lives of plants in environments around the world, beginning with the plant battlegrounds of the tropical rainforests. New filming techniques allow viewers to enter the plants’ world and see it from their perspective, and on their timescale. Featuring fast-growing trees, flowers that mimic dead animals, and life and death battles to absorb much-needed sunlight.
8.00pm Vera ITV – Brenda Blethyn returns for a brand new series.
8.00pm Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun Channel 5
9.00pm Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe BBC Two – The comedian travels the world to meet people doing rare crafts and jobs that are rapidly becoming lost skills, and tries to pick up their unusual talents. Her journey begins in Cuba, where she finds many professions are being put at risk by increased commercialism and meets a mattress magician, a cigar factory reader and a family who climb giant coconut trees to make a local sweet.
9.00pm Louise Woodward: Villain or Victim? Channel 4
Documentary re-examining the trial of Louise Woodward for the murder of eight-month-old Matthew Eappen 25 years on. Featuring contributions from jury members, who openly discuss the factors that influenced their decision for the first time. The first episode focuses on the case against Louise Woodward, with exclusive access to the prosecution team, the paramedic who treated Matthew and the investigating detective. Continues Monday, Concludes Tuesday.
9.00pm Hotel Benidorm Channel 5 – Documentary following life at the Rio Park hotel in the Spanish resort for the staff and the holiday-makers to whom they cater. The first edition sees the staff ready to welcome thousands of Brits, but no sooner have they started than there is a problem when the lifts break down and they race to get them repaired.
10.55pm Walter Presents: Outlier Channel 4 – Norwegian crime drama criminal psychologist trying to prove the wrong man has been arrested for the murder of a teenage girl at a camping resort.
5.00pm Junior Bake-Off Channel 4 – In the first heat, the young bakers make a cake commemorating their proudest moment. Paul Hollywood and pastry chef Ravneet Gill judge the results.
8.00pm Food Unwrapped Goes Veggie Channel 4 – A look back at some of the show’s best vegetarian features.
9.00pm Beat The Chasers: Celebrity Special ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts as Omid Djalili, Richard Whitehead, Jenny Eclair and Clive Mantle take on quiz experts Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace, Paul Sinha Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis, hoping to win big money for their chosen charities.
9.00pm Euphoria Sky Atlantic – Second series of the provocative coming-of-age drama. Rue deals with the consequences of her recent relapse in the wake of Jules leaving for New York. Starring Zendaya, Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney.
9.00pm The Murders at Starved Rock Sky Crime – Documentary exploring the murders of three women in 1960 at Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle, Illinois, and the decades of questions and doubts left in their wake.
9.00pm Guessable Comedy Central – Return of the comedy panel show hosted by Sara Pascoe, with guests joining Alan Davies, Darren Harriott and John Kearns to identify famous names or object inside a mystery box.
10.00pm Couple’s Therapy BBC Two – Documentary about the world of relationship counselling, following four couples as they open up about their issues to therapist Dr Orna Guralnik. Annie and Mau revisit a traumatic birthday and DeSean reveals why he is fed up with Elaine, while Sarah wants a baby but Lauren isn’t ready, and Evelyn and Alan make a painful decision.
7.00pm Wonders of the Border ITV – Sean Fletcher follows the Offa’s Dyke Path along the Wales-England border. He goes wild swimming in the River Wye, explores the world-famous Rockfield music studios, and helps with the grape harvest at a Monmouthshire vineyard.
8.00pm The Secret Life of Our Pets ITV – Documentary exploring the relationships people have with their pets.
9.00pm Rules of the Game BBC One – Maxine Peake and Rakhee Thakrar star in this new drama. An executive is forced to investigate the series of events that led to a brutal death within her company. Initially determined that nothing needs to change, especially in light of a looming stock floatation, she finds herself at odds with the newly hired HR director – until disturbing stories from the workforce start coming to light. Alison Steadman co-stars. Continues Tomorrow at 9.00pm. All 4 episodes will be available at launch on BBC iPlayer.
9.00pm The Bay ITV – Marsha Thomason takes over from Morven Christie as the lead of the Morecambe set crime drama. DS Jenn Townsend, Morecambe’s new Family Liaison Officer, is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body washes up in the bay on her first day on the job. She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the case, as well as navigating her blended family, who are struggling to settle in their new environment.
9.00pm Martin Clunes: The Islands of the Pacific ITV – The actor and presenter begins his tour of the Pacific islands in French Polynesia, where he takes a trip on a Polynesian outrigger canoe. Martin swims with sharks, investigates Marlon Brando’s wildlife programme, and sails to the remote Marquesas to meet a horse whisperer.
9.00pm The Most Luxurious Holidays More4 – A VIP invitation to explore some of the most amazing hotels, villas and island escapes on the planet. This episode explores New York’s Mark Hotel and its £55,000-a-night penthouse suite, where Meghan Markle held her baby shower. Next up in the Algarve, Portugal, is the £180,000-a-week Vila Azzurine, where billionaires retreat to when they are looking for some sun and sea, before embarking on a £16,000-a-night ultra-lux safari adventure at the Royal Malewane in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
After Life Netflix – Third and final series of the series penned by and starring Ricky Gervais.
Walter Presents: Dark Woods – The sister of high-ranking Hamburg police officer Thomas Bethge disappears from her house in Lower Saxony, near where gruesome double murders have taken place. German crime drama.