PICKS OF THE WEEK (31 AUG - 04 SEPT)

What to watch this week.


Planet Earth: A Celebration

Monday, 8pm, BBC One

David Attenborough narrates a selection of eight of the most extraordinary sequences from Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, with a new soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and the team at Bleeding Fingers - performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Mercury Award-winning rapper Dave on the grand piano. The film ranges from the East Cape of South Africa to the north of Norway and from Chile to the Indian Ocean to show how animals overcome adversity to survive and thrive in some of the world's most challenging environments.


All Creatures Great And Small

Tuesday, 9pm, Channel 5

Adaptation of James Herriot's books about life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales. Fresh out of veterinary college in 1937, James Herriot struggles to find work in his Depression-struck home town of Glasgow. Seeking new opportunities, he pursues a position in the remote village of Darrowby working for eccentric local vet Siegfried Farnon, who is less than impressed by his early efforts. However, a difficult calving gives James a chance to prove his worth. Starring Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West and Diana Rigg.


Two Weeks To Live

Wednesday, 10pm, Sky One

Raised in remote isolation by her survivalist mother Tina, Kim Noakes sets out into the real world for the first time on a secret mission. After encountering hapless brothers Nicky and Jay at their local pub, a seemingly harmless prank sets in motion a series of events that sees them all on the run from murderous gangsters. . Comedy drama, starring Maisie Williams.


Frankie Boyle's New World Order

Thursday, 10pm, BBC Two

The comedian tries to help make sense of bewildering times as he dissects the week's news using stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction. Throughout the series he is joined by Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp, Sophie Duker and a variety of other guests, beginning with Guz Khan and Sara Barron.

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