PICKS OF THE WEEK
- The Tourist Sunday 30th January BBC One
- Trigger Point Sunday 30th January ITV
- The Responder Monday 31st/Tuesday 1st February/Wednesday 2nd February BBC One
- I, Sniper: The Washington Killers Monday 31st January Channel 4
- Euphoria Monday 31st January Sky Atlantic
- 24 Hours in A&E Tuesday 1st February Channel 4
- Toast of Tinseltown Tuesday 1st February BBC Two
- Pam & Tommy Wednesday 2nd February Disney+
- The Bay Wednesday 2nd February ITV
- Dragons’ Den Thursday 3rd February BBC One
- The Apprentice Thursday 3rd February BBC One
- Would I Lie To You? Friday 4th February BBC One
- The After Party Friday 4th February Apple TV+
- Suspicion Friday 4th February Apple TV+
9.00pm Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – Four teams of famous faces turn fugitive and attempt to evade capture from an elite team of 30 hunters, in a special event for for Stand Up To Cancer. Taking part are Olympic silver medallist Iwan Thomas with two-time Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead; Made in Chelsea stars Ollie and Gareth Locke-Locke; actor Chizzy Akudolu with queen of UK garage Lisa Maffia; and Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne with international reality TV star Chloe Veitch.
10.00pm Walter Presents: Cry Wolf Channel 4 – Danish drama that centres around a social worker trying to prove the truth behind a teenager’s essay detailing a personal account of abuse by her stepfather. The family completely denies the charges, and hire a lawyer to bring a case against social services – leaving only a matter of weeks to uncover what really happened.
8.00pm The Great Cookbook Challenge Channel 4 – Jamie Oliver leads the quest to find the next big name in cookery, as foodies from all walks of life pitch compete for the chance to publish their own cookbook. The contestants must pitch their ideas and serve their signature dishes to Louise Moore, MD of Penguin Michael Joseph, food critic Jimi Famurewa and cookbook author Georgina Hayden, with the eventual winner being awarded their very own publishing deal. The first six cooks nervously await their turn to prepare a dish that best explains the concept and appeal of their potential book idea.
9.00pm The Teacher Channel 5 – New drama series starring Sheridan Smith as Jenna Garvey, popular teacher, but beneath the veneer of professional respectability she is emotionally troubled and seeks to numb her pain with alcohol and promiscuity. After a night out celebrating a promotion, she is accused of sleeping with 15-year-old Kyle Hope, one of her pupils. Continues Tomorrow, Wednesday, Concludes Thursday.
9.00pm Janet Jackson Sky Documentaries – A profile of the singer in which she speaks candidly about her early years, her career and the defining moments of her life.
10.00pm Race and Medical Experiments: What’s the Truth? Channel 4
Seyi Rhodes discovers the history behind vaccine hesitancy among racial minorities, revealing stories of racially charged experiments contributing to a mistrust of medical science. The programme examines the ongoing legacy of the Tuskegee study in Alabama, when African-American men suffering from syphilis were merely observed rather than treated.
10.00pm The Standup Sketch Show ITV2 – Routines by comedians Joel Dommett, Finlay Christie, Felicity Ward, Babatunde Aleshe, Shane Todd, Nigel Ng, Helen Bower and Steen Raskopoulos are reconstructed as sketches.
10.00pm Gabby Petito Channel 5 – The disappearance and death of the 22-year-old, who had embarked on a road trip across the US in 2021 with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, but went missing and was later found dead. The film tells the story of Gabby’s final few months through the prism of the internet and found footage, alongside interviews with her family. The programme follows her own videos and posts on Instagram and other sites, Brian’s pictures and posts – through to police bodycam footage and ultimately the online sleuths dedicating their lives to solving the mystery.
Pam & Tommy Disney+ – The first three episodes of this US drama series exploring the story behind the leaking of Sex Tape made by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. British star Lily James takes on the role of Pamela Anderson with Sebastion Stan portraying Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling and Seth Rogen will also star.
Murderville Netflix – US remake of the BBC Three series Murder in Successville. Will Arnett will star as Terry Seattle, a Homicide Division Senior Detective. For Terry, every day means a new murder case and a new celebrity guest star as his partner. But here’s the catch:
each episode’s guest star isn’t being given the script. They have no idea what’s about to happen to them. Together, the guest star and Terry Seattle will have to improvise their way through the case… but it will be up to each celebrity guest alone to name the killer. Ken Jeong, Annie Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani and Sharon Stone will go off-script to solve the crime of the episode.
9.00pm Mary Beard’s Forbidden Art BBC Two – The classicist explores a broad range of thought-provoking and sometimes controversial works of art that tackle unsettling subjects. She begins by exploring ways artists have depicted somewhat taboo aspects of the human body, including scenes of sex, violence and death. Mary meets portraitist Daphne Todd and contemporary artists Tracey Emin and Martin Creed to discuss works they’ve produced that feature usually private bodily acts or experiences that, for some, have seemed to go too far.
9.00pm Kate Garraway’s Life Stories ITV – Taking over from Piers Morgan, Kate is joined by famous faces to explore their careers and personal lives, beginning with Charlotte Church. She discusses her rise to fame at the age of 12, and becoming one of Britain’s highest earning celebrities. Charlotte also addresses the ups and downs of being one of the UK’s most famous teenagers, and opens up about her turbulent love life.
Suspicion Apple TV+ – Series from British screenwriter Rob Williams based on the Israeli series False Flag. The mystery thriller starsUma Thurman as a successful businesswoman whose son gets kidnapped from a hotel in New York. The trailer teases the expected level of paranoia and mistrust as four different British citizens get accused of committing the crime. The four British suspects band together to prove their innocence, trying to uncover who’s been framing them. However, since they are strangers to one another, they can’t even be sure that at least one of them is the real culprit behind the kidnapping. Georgina Campbell, Kunal Nayyar, Noah Emmerich, Elizabeth Henstridge, Tom Rhys-Harries, Elyes Gabel and Angel Coulby co-star.
Reacher Amazon Prime Video – Drama based on the first book from Lee Childs. The series Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator who has just recently entered civilian life. Reacher is a drifter, carrying no phone and the barest of essentials as he travels the country and explores the nation he once served. When Reacher arrives in the small town of Margrave, Georgia, he finds a community grappling with its first homicide in 20 years. The cops immediately arrest him and eyewitnesses claim to place Reacher at the scene of the crime. While he works to prove his innocence, a deep-seated conspiracy begins to emerge, one that will require Reacher’s keen mind and hard-hitting fists to deal with. One thing above all is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall.
8.00pm Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out Channel 5 – The travel show returns with a trip to Devon, where Susan investigates a part of the coastline known as the English Riviera. She will discover intriguing places and inspiring sights on her 85-mile adventure, exploring shimmering seas, pristine beaches, and pretty harbours.
10.00pm South Park Comedy Central – The return of the satirical animation following the adventures of Stan, Cartman, Kenny and Kyle, who live in a town famed for its weirdness.