PICKS OF THE WEEKEND: 17-18 OCTOBER 2020

What to watch this weekend.



Little Mix: The Search

[POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK]

The girl group search for the next global singing sensation, with the winning band joining them on their next UK tour. Tonight, the chosen six bands make their debuts, competing to impress and performing head to head for the very first time, with only five bands making it through to the next round.


Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday, 7:50pm, BBC One

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the launch of this year's Strictly Come Dancing, joined in the ballroom by 12 brand new celebrity contestants, and judges Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas. As well as revealing this year's pairings, the show will feature two spectacular group routines from the Strictly professionals, a very special music performance from Joel Corry and MNEK, and the return of reigning champion Kelvin Fletcher.


The Million Pound Cube Celebrity

Saturday, 9pm, ITV

Phillip Schofield hosts a special edition of the game show ahead of a new run of weekday episodes in which the prize fund has been increased to £1million. Two teams, consisting of Mo Gilligan and David Ajao, and Jason Manford and his brother Stephen, compete in a series of increasingly difficult challenges, ranging from agility tests to skill trials, to win the million for the charity of their choice.


The Jonathan Ross Show

Saturday, 10:15pm, ITV

The host kicks off a new series of the chat show in the company of Nick Frost and Samson Kayo, who discuss new horror comedy series Truth Seekers, as well as Katherine Ryan and Clare Balding. Billy Ocean chats about his career and performs some of his greatest hits.


Roadkill

Sunday, 9pm, BBC One

Celebrating his win in a newspaper libel case, cabinet minister Peter Laurence is summoned to Downing Street to see PM Dawn Ellison, who reveals she is looking to promote him to an office of state. However, he is soon bought back down to earth with a bump when his special adviser Duncan Knock reveals an inmate in a women's prison is claiming to have a secret about his past that could affect his future. Thriller by David Hare, starring Hugh Laurie and Helen McCrory.

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