PICKS OF THE WEEK
- The Tourist Sunday 23rd January BBC One
- Trigger Point Sunday 23rd January ITV
- The Responder Monday 24th/Tuesday 25th January BBC One
- I, Sniper: The Washington Killers Monday 24th January Channel 4
- Euphoria Monday 24th January Sky Atlantic
- 24 Hours in A&E Tuesday 25th January Channel 4
- The Gilded Age Tuesday 25th January Sky Atlantic
- Toast of Tinseltown Tuesday 25th January BBC Two
- The Bay Wednesday 26th January ITV
- Dragons’ Den Thursday 27th January BBC One
- The Apprentice Thursday 27th January BBC One
- Would I Lie To You? Friday 28th January BBC One
- The After Party Friday 28th January Apple TV+
- The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Friday 28th January Netflix
8.00pm The Good Karma Hospital ITV – Fourth series of the hospital drama set in India starring Amanda Redman and Amrita Acharia.
9.00pm Andi & Miquita Oliver’s Caribbean Connections BBC Two – Andi Oliver and her daughter Miquita visit the region to see the changing West Indies from the perspective of two generations, with stops in Antigua, Barbuda and Barbados. They begin by reconnecting with their family in Antigua, and meet fellow black Brits who have given up life in London and made the move to the Caribbean. The pair also explore Antigua’s sister island of Barbuda to find out why it remains wild, sparsely populated and virtually untouched by development or tourism.
9.00pm Trigger Point ITV – Six-part drama exec produced Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio and starring Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester. Bomb disposal officers Lana Washington and Joel Nutkins are called out to a Met counter-terrorism operation at a London housing estate to investigate a potential bomb factory and suspected bomb-maker Andy Phelan.
8.00pm Don’t Tell the Bride: Revisited E4 – Rachel and Adam look back on their 1980s Aussie soap wedding, when Adam attempted to recreate the magical moment Jason Donovan married Kylie Minogue in Neighbours.
9.00pm The Responder BBC One – Five-part drama starring Martin Freeman as a police response officer struggling to keep a grip on his mental health and marriage who comes to the aid of a young heroin addict whom his friend intends to harm. He remains unaware that his colleagues are watching him, convinced he is corrupt. While intervening in a domestic dispute between his neighbours, the pressure he is under proves too much, causing him to lash out. *The second episode will air tomorrow at 9.00pm with the full boxset available Monday on BBC iPlayer.*
9.00pm The Nilsen Files BBC Two – Documentary series that sees Michael Ogden re-examining the case of Dennis Nilsen, convicted in 1983 for the murders of six young men and boys. Focusing on the lives of the victims, he asks why they remain just a footnote 40 years on, exploring not just who they were, but also how homophobic attitudes at the time allowed their disappearance and murders to be overlooked.
9.00pm The Alpinist Sky Documentaries – Documentary about elusive Canadian climber Marc-André Leclerc, who has made some of the boldest solo ascents in history, away from cameras and with no margin for error.
10.00pm I, Sniper: The Washington Killers Channel 4 – Six-part documentary exploring the 2002 Washington, DC sniper case, featuring contributions from shooter Lee Malvo, recorded from phone interviews to Red Onion State prison in Virginia, where he remains in solitary confinement, as well as survivors, families and investigators. The first programme discovers how Malvo fell under the influence of a disaffected army veteran, setting him on the path to becoming a mass murderer at 17.
9.00pm The Decade the Rich Won BBC Two – The Government and the Bank of England took drastic action to save the UK economy in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Insiders from the world of finance reveal how decisions made to solve the crisis allowed them to ‘make out like bandits”. From bailing out the banks to pursuing a faster, deeper austerity than any other country, Britain’s policymakers shatter the status quo in a desperate bid to save the economy. This first of two programmes features first-hand accounts from key players, reliving the moments when the big decisions were taken.
9.00pm Secrets of the Krays ITV – Documentary series that explores the rise, reign and fall of Britain’s most notorious gangsters, the Krays, beginning with their ascent to power and the influences that shaped them. The episode follows their path through protection rackets, thuggery and violence to their arrival as national figures following their move into the West End in 1964.
9.00pm The Gilded Age Sky Atlantic – New series from Downton Abbey creator Jullian Fellows. Period drama set against the backdrop of the American Gilded Age, following the fortunes of Marian, a young woman who moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her wealthy aunt. Louisa Jacobson, Christine Baranski and Denée Benton star.
The Sinner NETFLIX – Fourth and final season of the twisty crime series starring Bill Pullman. When an unexpected tragedy occurs involving the daughter of a prominent island family, Ambrose is recruited to help the investigation, only to be thrown into a mystery of mounting paranoia that will turn this sleepy tourist island, and Ambrose’s life, upside down.
9.00pm Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 BBC One – The Repair Shop presenter has always struggled to read. Now he has decided it’s time to learn. As Jay commits to six months of learning using a system developed for use in prisons, he also reveals how he has been shaped by having the reading age of an 11-year-old, showing how he manages his upholstery business and his presenting duties without the written word.
9.00pm Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion Channel 4 – The former model and her relatives try to renovate her home, which sprawls across a huge 10 acres and has fallen into disrepair over the years. Katie tries to put her bad memories and the traumatic events that have taken place there in a bid to create a `happy home and sanctuary” for herself and her family. She begins by designing a new kitchen – the hub of the house – and creating a jungle-themed bedroom for her youngest son.
10.00pm The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk BBC Two – A second series of the short-form comedy from Spencer Jones. Herbert has an audition that could redefine him, but first he and his wife Bobby Kindle have to get ready for his daughter Woman Child’s birthday party.
9.00pm Survivors: Portraits of the Holocaust BBC Two – Cameras follow a project spearheaded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as he commissions seven leading artists to paint seven survivors of the Holocaust. Audiences hear testimonies of the remarkable men and women who were children when they witnessed one of the greatest atrocities in human history, and meet the artists as they grapple with their paintings. The finished portraits, destined for the Royal Collection, will be unveiled at the Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace.
The After Party APPLE TV+ – Murder-mystery comedy set after a high school reunion. Each of the eight episodes feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective. The ensemble cast includes Tiffany Haddish Ben Schwartz, Sam Richardson and Jamie Demetriou.
All of Us are Dead NETFLIX – A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected.
In From the Cold NETFLIX – Drama series centred around a woman who is exposed as an ex-Russian spy, an American single mom must juggle family life and unique shape-shifting skills in a battle against an insidious enemy.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window NETFLIX – Darkly comic thriller starring Kristen Bell as Anna a heartbroken woman who spends every day the same until a handsome neighbour moves in across the street. However, she then believes she may have witnessed a gruesome murder. Tom Riley co-stars.
9.00pm Friday Night in A&E Channel 5 – Docuseries.
10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by celebrity guests for a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. As usual, the hashtag #isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories of the week.
10.00pm 80s Greatest Pop Videos Channel 5 – A look back at the greatest pop videos from the eighties, beginning in 1980, with contributions from Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant and others. Musicians from the Jam, Dexys Midnight Runners and UB40 check out their early videos, while the director of David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes, and the writer of Sheena Easton’s first big hit revel in the nostalgia.