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PICKS OF THE WEEK: 09-15 OCTOBER 2023

What to watch on TV this week.



Big Brother

Sunday-Friday, ITV2

Hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best, Big Brother will see a new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life, become the first people to take up residence in the brand-new Big Brother house as they arrive at the famous destination in front of a live studio audience.



The Reckoning

Monday-Tuesday, BBC One

In the early 60s, Jimmy Savile became famous as a DJ in the dance halls of Leeds and Manchester. He ran sell-out dances for young people - but was also able to exploit this position. In an effort to legitimise his reputation, Savile took advantage of his celebrity status to pursue a voluntary role at his local hospital, Leeds General Infirmary. .


Don't Look Down

Tuesday, Channel 4

Paddy McGuinness hosts the series alongside leading a team of well-known personalities who will attend a summer training camp in the Austrian Alps, tutored by the world’s foremost experts in high wire walking. There, they will prepare for an unthinkable feat that has never been attempted before, to complete a relay walk, led by Paddy, on a wire looming high above the ground.



David Mitchell's Outsiders

Wednesday, Dave

It is the Outsiders’ first day in camp as they battle it out to see who will create the best apocalyptic society. David Mitchell challenges the six comedians to smuggle substantial amounts of contraband past a strict border control officer and devise an entertaining, yet educational fable for a group of underwhelmed children.


COBRA: Rebellion

Thursday, Sky

In this season, Prime Minister Robert Sutherland faces more challenges than ever before. Just as his popularity plumets in light of a new, controversial police-protest bill, his administration is plunged into chaos when an environmental demonstration ends with grave consequences.



Happy Birthday Barbara Knox

Friday, ITV1

Coronation Street royalty Barbara Knox will celebrate her milestone 90th birthday with a very special one off documentary. The street stalwart, who has played the iconic Rita Tanner continuously for over half a century, will join Bradley Walsh as she looks back on the highlights from an illustrious career in television and theatre.


The Good Ship Murder

Friday, Channel 5

At the start of a new cruise, Jack meets newly-promoted First Officer, Kate Woods. Fierce and ambitious, she’s a woman in a man’s world with plenty to prove. After a passenger is found murdered in their first port of call, Kate’s dream of her own command is thrown into jeopardy and Jack finds himself thrust back into his former life as a detective.



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