PICKS OF THE WEEK: 23-29 AUGUST 2021

What to watch this week.



Mastermind

Monday, BBC Two

In the first heat, Clive Myrie puts four contenders to the test as they answer questions on specialist subjects including Bruce Springsteen, Switzerland and Sir Roger Moore.


Tokyo2020 Paralympics

Tuesday, Channel 4


Britannia

Tuesday, Sky Atlantic

In the wilds of Britannia, Cait considers her next move, while Ania and Willa broker a meeting between Veran and Aulus.


Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Sunday, BBC Two

The series begins with Paul and Bob taking a trip to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides to catch fresh sea trout.


Vera

Sunday, ITV

DCI Vera Stanhope must unravel the mystery when well-respected local builder and family man Jim Tullman is found beaten to death on the steps of the Collingwood Monument the day before he was due to testify in court as the key witness in a violent assault case.


Vigil

Sunday, BBC One

When a crew member is found dead aboard the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, Detective Amy Silva is flown out to investigate.


Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Sunday, Channel 4

In the first episode, they must brave an aerial assault course designed to test how candidates manage fear, and carry out a hostage rescue in a building that has been exposed to CS gas.