PICKS OF THE WEEKEND: 03-04 OCTOBER 2020

What to watch this weekend

Spitting Image (New Series)

Saturday 03 October, BritBox

The return of the iconic, uncompromising, fast-turnaround and uniquely British satirical take on global events.


Britain's Got Talent (New)

Saturday 03 October, 8pm, ITV

Ant and Dec host the fifth semi-final of this year's talent contest, welcoming back the acts that impressed the judges during the auditions episodes in the spring. Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo are on the judging desk.


The Wall (New Series)

Saturday 03 October, 9:15pm, BBC One

Return of the game show hosted by Danny Dyer, in which contestants answer questions that combine knowledge, strategy and luck for the chance to win life-changing prizes. Sisters Nichola and Paula from Co Antrim take part in this first edition, facing tricky questions and big decisions as they bid to win money for their family's future. The questions are asked by Angela Rippon.


Top Gear (New Series)

Sunday 04 October, 8pm, BBC One

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness return with the motoring magazine, beginning by heading to Paddy's home town of Bolton to test three new company cars by spending 24 hours in them - with no getting out. Plus, Chris heads to Italy to put the Ferrari SF90 supercar through its paces.


Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime (New Series)

Sunday 04 October, 8pm, BBC Two

Michael Palin revisits his travel series, beginning with Around the World in 80 Days. He draws on his personal archive of audio recordings and diary notebooks, and reflects on how he became a seasoned global traveller. The first episode revisits his visits to Venice, Cairo, Saudi Arabia, India, Hong Kong and China - a nation that was closed to most westerners at the time. Featuring contributions from fans and friends including David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley and Simon Reeve.

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