PICKS OF THE WEEK: 08-14 October 2021

What to watch this week.



The Tournament

Monday-Friday, BBC One

In the ultimate knockout quiz, eight players do battle on the Tournament Run in a series of exciting tug-of-war quiz matches.


Masterchef: The Professionals

Monday, Thursday & Friday, BBC One

The first four contenders face their opening Skills Test. Two must get all the details just right as they prepare bangers and mash in only 20 minutes.



The Tower

Monday-Wednesday, ITV

A veteran beat cop and a teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in south-east London. Left alive on the roof are a five-year-old boy and rookie police officer Lizzie Adama, who disappears within hours.


The Cockfields

Monday-Friday, Gold

Simon and Esther are engaged and it's the first day of their budget summer holiday on the Isle of Wight, staying in Sue and Ray's new house.



The Wheel

Saturday, BBC One

Three contestants attempt to win a fortune with the help of Michael Ball, Tom Allen, Lulu, Joe Marler, Maisie Smith, Anita Rani and Raj Bisram.


Top Gear

Sunday, BBC One

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness head to the British Grand Prix for a showdown with a trio of F1’s finest drivers.