What to watch this week
It's puddings, polyamory, and thrilling goodbyes on the TV this week. And it's all seriously good. Here's what to watch now
It’s Dessert Week! Paul and Prue are back judging the bakers, and this week we can enjoy a foray of delicious puds including meringues in the Signature round, 'wobbly' dishes in the Technical, and a chocolate Showstopper. It’s guaranteed to get your stomach rumbling after dinner.
Thus continues the hilarious comedy series about sex, family, and polyamory (who knew the BBC had it in them?). Joy and Alan are scared of telling people about their new situation, afraid of the judgements that’ll be thrown their way. After the final scene in last week’s episode, we’re intrigued as well.
Catch up on iPlayer now. Read our review of episode twoRead more ...
We may be familiar with this story, of the selfishness of John Paul Getty, and the absurdity around his grandson’s kidnapping – especially after the Ridley Scott film at the start of the year. But, as proven by the first episode, Danny Boyle is seeing it through fresh eyes. And though it’s hard to see how they will stretch the story into 10 episodes, the series looks to be an electric feast.Read more ...
Anyone who’s watched the series so far knows how silly Press is, especially after the fury following last week’s episode when a 33 year-old character didn’t know what a VHS was. But it’s fun and vaguely intelligent silliness with more than a few things to say about the state of current journalism. Enjoy with a pinch of salt.
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The veteran actor has dazzled us before with his comedy and his travel documentaries, and now he’s off to North Korea. It’s almost a poetic unity between his surrealistic writing and his desire to travel – visiting the most absurdly operated country in the world. He travels 1,300 miles, visiting places that are rarely explored by Westerners. The first part of two, this is certain to be an enlightening journey.
The new Australian crime series by Michaeley O'Brien, Mystery Road follows Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) as he investigates a cattle station in the Outback where two people are reported missing. His methods of finding them aren’t strictly by the book, but he gets things done.
The most watched BBC series in 10 years is finally coming to an end on Sunday with a 75-minute special. And it’s been a thunderous ride as one of the best thrillers to arrive on British television. The finale will attract millions of viewers and might well be the TV event of the season. Don’t miss out.
Catch up on iPlayer. Read our review of episode five.Read more ...
This series has been so much fun so far, but the last episode marked a dramatic turning point in the classic story by William Makepeace Thackeray. The freewheeling style of Becky Sharpe is showing its harm ('Sharpe by name, sharp by nature') and perhaps she’s growing into an even stronger force of malevolence. We can’t wait to find out.
Read our review of episode four hereRead more ...
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