PICKS OF THE WEEK: 14-18 SEPTEMBER 2020

What to watch this week

Steph's Packed Lunch (New series)

Monday-Friday, 12:30pm, Channel 4

Direct from Leeds, Steph McGovern presents a lively mix of celebrity guests, fantastic food, intriguing real-life features and the best entertainment, lifestyle and consumer stories. Plus, the One O'Clock Views feature. Featuring recipes from chefs Jack Stein and Dr Rupy Aujla and medical advice from Dr Helen Lawal and Dr Javid Abdelmoneim.


Des (New series)

Monday-Wednesday, 9pm, ITV

Fact-based drama starring David Tennant as notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen. On 9 February 1983, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay is called to the leafy north London address of 23 Cranley Gardens, where he discovers the drains clogged with rotting human flesh and bones. But the extent of this grisly discovery only becomes apparent when the culprit returns from work. Dennis Nilsen, a meek man, freely admits to the police that it's not just one or two bodies, but as many as 15 or 16. As the police try to secure a conviction and identify the victims from scant DNA evidence, biographer Brian Masters attempts to understand why. A game of chess with `Des" begins, and while Brian may be exhilarated by his newest subject, he's unaware what this new obsession could do to his life. Also starring Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins and Barry Ward.


Flying For Britain with David Jason (New)

Tuesday, 8pm, ITV

The actor meets members of the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, charged with preserving historic aircraft from the Second World War. The team is emerging from lockdown, having been forced to cancel several anniversary events. A qualified pilot, David joins them in their historic Spitfires and Hurricanes for a special tribute fly-past.


Secret Scotland with Susan Calman (New series)

Friday, 8pm, Channel 5

The comedian's latest Scottish tour covers Falkirk and the Lothians. She takes a canal boat trip that includes a look behind the scenes at the world's only rotating boat lift. Venturing into Midlothian, she visits a royal hideaway with a dramatic history and tries her hand at falconry. She also visits the site of the world stone-stacking championship and learns the secrets of a small island with links to smuggling that is believed to have inspired Treasure Island.


Five Guys A Week (New series)

Friday, 10pm, Channel 4

Essex-based photographer Chris, haulage guy Lou, shopping centre manager Adam, health worker Kris and oven cleaning technician Michael move in with Tara, a 32-year-old business consultant from Halifax in West Yorkshire, each hoping to win her affections. Nearly all of Tara's friends are married, and just about the most serious relationship she had to date has been with Kaiser - her beloved German shepherd. Top of Tara's list of requirements is a man who can make her laugh. Eventually, five become one - will Tara make the right choice?

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