PICKS OF THE WEEK: 12-16 OCTOBER 2020

What to watch this week.

Richard Osman's House Of Games

Monday-Friday, 6pm, BBC Two

The quiz returns, with Ade Adepitan, Jean Johansson, Stephen Mangan and Vikki Stone going toe-to-toe testing their general knowledge skills in a variety of trivia-based games across the week.


Who Do You Think You Are?

Monday, 9pm, BBC One

The genealogy documentary follows more celebrities as they trace their family trees to uncover facts about their heritage. First up is Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker, who looks into a romantic story she has been told about how her paternal grandmother Greta came to be given the middle name of Verdun - which was a First World War battle. On her mother's side, Jodie gets to the bottom of how her great-great-grandfather worked his way up from child labourer in a Yorkshire coal mine to becoming the owner of one.


John Bishop's Great Whale Rescue

Monday-Tuesday, 9pm, ITV

The comedian follows the journey of two beluga whales being released from captivity in an entertainment park in China and returned to the ocean. John's mission starts when he flies to Shanghai and visits the Beluga Theatre at Changfeng Park, where Little Grey and Little White have spent every day for the last 10 years performing for the crowds.


Love Island: What Happened Next?

Tuesday-Thursday, 9pm, ITV2

A chance to catch up with some of the show's former contestants, starting with the winners of the first series - Max and Jess - along with fellow finalists including Hannah and Jon.


Taskmaster

Thursday, 9pm, Channel 4

The award-winning celebrity challenge comes to Channel 4, with Greg Davies as the all-powerful Taskmaster and Alex Horne (the show's creator) as his sidekick, setting all manner of perplexing and downright extraordinary tasks for five contestants from the comedy world - Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Daisy May Cooper, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring. They'll be facing giant bears, disappearing cows and flying eggs as they begin their campaign to win the ultimate prize - Greg's golden head.

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