Stand-out sight of the Strictly semis? It wasn't watching former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher adopt a self-protective fig-leaf pose, complete with some self-attack finger-picking as he sat next to dance
In a television landscape where there is so much choice - not just the terrestrial TV services, but a plethora of on-demand ones, too, deciding what to watch can be difficult. The addition of BritBox Apple
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Final, review: Jacqueline Jossa wins amiable final but true victors are Ant and Dec
Amid tears, cheers and a Declan Donnelly Donald Trump impersonation more upsetting than a cockroach smoothie served at room temperature or above, former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has been been winner
This documentary takes us to the heart of one of the most talked-about British legal cases of recent years. In 2010, Sally Challen killed her husband, Richard; she bludgeoned him to death with a hammer,
Prepare those opinions on everything from why the Rumba is the most difficult dance to score a perfect 40 on to whether the Cha-Cha-Cha is is really that hard to get right. Yes, Strictly is back and, Joe
Giri/Haji, episode 8 review: only this bewitching thriller would mix a bloody climax with a balletic dance sequence
Not many crime dramas would suddenly launch into interpretative dance mid-episode. Fewer still would do it in black-and-white, then flip back to full colour and never acknowledge what just happened. Then
My Grandparents’ War, review: Mark Rylance's determination to see both sides made for an extraordinary film
Mark Rylance’s grandfather survived one of the most notorious atrocities of the Second World War and spent four years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In the trailer for My Grandparents’ War (Channel
The Family Secret, review: a woman faced her childhood abuser in this devastating and extraordinarily brave documentary
“I’ve been living with this secret for 25 years. It eats away at you, like you’re leading a double life. Only the victim and the perpetrator know what actually happened. Now I need him to face the truth.
Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids, review: our politicians need to see this heartbreaking documentary
Eight-year-olds shouldn’t have worries. Little ones, maybe: whether they’ll remember all their lines for the school play, what will happen in the next chapter of Harry Potter. But Courtney, in Growing
Nostalgia is a cheap way of filling the schedules. You know the type of show: archive clips from down the decades, accompanied by talking heads telling you how funny or terrible it all was, all costing
His Dark Materials, episode 5 review: Lyra's exhilarating polar-bear ride was the stuff of childhood fantasy
Every child and most young-at-heart adults who read Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights surely fantasised about riding a polar bear. Well, it happened in the fifth episode of handsome adaptation His Dark
Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens, review: a gentle portrait of the poet who touched a nation
The Sunday after Seamus Heaney died, they held a minute’s silence for him at Croke Park, Dublin. Football players bowed their heads and 80,000 fans fell silent, before breaking into spontaneous applause.
Upright, episodes 1 and 2, review - Tim Minchin gets back on his feet in sharp-tongued but touching new comedy
You know how it goes: have a prang in your car, swap details with the other driver, end up on a 2,500 mile road trip together. This was the attention-seizing set-up for Upright (Sky Atlantic), Tim Minchin’s
The first question about Elton John: Uncensored (BBC One) is, what’s with the title? When has Sir Elton John ever censored himself? In a world of boring celebrities whose every utterance must be filtered
The Man Who Saw Too Much, review: we should all heed the warnings of this devastating Holocaust documentary
There is a video doing the rounds this week of the film director Ken Loach being asked about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. He had seen no evidence of any such thing. The interviewer referred to a
My Grandparents’ War, review: a delightful dive into the unconventional family of Helena Bonham Carter
Being called “completely bonkers” by Helena Bonham Carter is quite something, isn’t it? Like Jeremy Corbyn calling someone “really Left-wing”. But that is how the actress referred to the wartime activities
Forget Jungle Boogie, Kool & The Gang’s 1974 disco toe-tapper. How about Jungle Bully? That’s the hoary old tune currently being played on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, seemingly for the umpteenth
What was so very Yorkshire about the premises in A Very Yorkshire Brothel (ITV)? The accents? The fact they’re always putting the kettle on? Would you ever get a programme called A Very Warwickshire Brothel?
When I glimpsed a tabloid headline screeching that I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV) was “in lockdown” due to “a killer on the loose”, I thought for a moment it might be Lord Sugar or Simon Cowell
His Dark Materials, episode 4, review - the arrival of an angry polar bear and Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked this series back
Exit, pursued by a polar bear. A talking one who likes a drink, works in a scrapyard and is called Iorek Byrnison. Finally, as His Dark Materials (BBC One) reached its fourth episode, we met one of the
By a quirk of scheduling, the same actor appears in both The War of the Worlds and His Dark Materials on BBC One tonight. In the latter, Harry Melling played an official running the port of Trollesund.
The post-Blackpool week can often feel like a comedown, and so it proved with a rather flat show. But this most unpredictable of series still produced another curious dance-off: former leaderboard-topper