What to watch on TV this week
From a Netflix series about the comfort of dogs to the new Attenborough documentary, there's plenty of real life drama on the telly this week. Here are our top picks
This new Netflix documentary looks at six different stories about people’s relationships with their dogs around the world. As well as being furry and exceedingly huggable, dogs can also bring enormous comfort and emotional calm to their human owners. Dogs is a must for any adorer of canines.Read more ...
It looks like things are finally steaming ahead in The Little Drummer Girl. In episode four, with the key players in London, Charlie (Florence Pugh) finally makes contact with the Palestinian terrorists – under the guise of being the partner to Michel (Amir Khoury), who’s brother to Khalil (Charif Gattas), the terrorist leader. Charlie’s performative abilities are put to the ultimate test as she’s interrogated by supporters of Khalil, seeing whether she really is a part of their cause.
Catch up on iPlayer. Read our review of episode threeRead more ...
In Choosing Death Louis visits California, one of six American states that allow terminally ill people to end their lives with a lethal overdose. He visits the homes of those who want to take this option, seeing how these people decide when they want to die.
Catch up on iPlayer. Read our review of Love Without LimitsRead more ...
In episode 7, the Doctor and team receive a strange message from a warehouse moon orbiting the planet Kandoka, simply saying ‘HELP ME’. This particular moon is home to the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kablam!, and something’s not right. Comedian Lee Mack guest stars.
Catch up on iPlayer. Read our review of episode six
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In the second episode of this new nature series narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough, we’re onto the Emperor Penguin. We bear witness to their struggle to march through the perilous Antarctic winter – bearing temperatures below -60, strong winds, and awful blizzards. On top of all that, they’ll be shrouded in a long darkness that lasts for six weeks.
Catch up on iPlayer.
Sean Penn and his astronauts are back in The First, which tracks the first human mission to the ominous Red Planet. In episode three the Mars Ascent Vehicle comes under scrutiny, threatening the safety of the crew.
Catch up on All 4
The bleak detective series from writer Chris Lang concludes this week. DI Will Wagstaffe is called to a crime scene at an East London church, where the body of a young woman is found. Will discovers that the young woman was murdered somewhere else, then moved to the church altar as a form of worship.
Catch up on ITV Player. Read our review of episodes one and two
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