Our choice of programmes to watch week beginning Saturday, October 17

Rebecca (Netflix, from Wed)

Based on the Daphne du Maurier novel and following a slew of successful adaptations over the years - most notably Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 Oscar-winner - this new movie from Netflix stands on the shoulders of giants. It does, however, for the same reasons, have an awful lot to prove. Fortunately it's directed by esteemed British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field In England) and boasts an impressive cast - with Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Goodman-Hill and Keeley Hawes among them - which makes it a tempting prospect. For those unfamiliar with the story, it follows a glamorous young woman who finds herself living in the shadow of her new husband's first wife - the mysterious Rebecca.

Mad Men s1-7 (StarzPlay, from Thu)

Running from 2007 to 2015, this period drama of 1960s macho advertising executives was a huge hit, and bolstered the profiles of many of its stars. John Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and Christina Hendricks are all now household names, thanks in no small part to their impressive turns in the Madison Avenue offices of the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency. While undeniably stylish and slick, the series also earned a good deal of acclaim for its historical authenticity. Considering that so many of of the plots revolved around the lead character's womanising ways, it's arguably more relevant now, post-#MeToo, than it was first time around, as all seven series arrive on StarzPlay.

The White Queen (BritBox, from Thu)

Increasingly the go-to service for underrated gems, Britbox launches this 10-part historical drama series originally from the BBC. Set in the 15th century amidst the Wars of the Roses, it charts a uniquely turbulent time in the country's history (yes, even by today's standards), imagining all the court intrigue, love, seduction, lies, lust, betrayal and murder that accompanied the real historical events, as witnessed by three prominent women: Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. Amanda Hale stars as Beaufort, while Faye Marsay is Neville and Rebecca Ferguson plays Woodville, the 'White Queen' of the title. Shaun Dooley, Aneurin Barnard and Rupert Graves also star.

On the Rocks (Apple TV+, from Fri)

Director Sofia Coppola and star Bill Murray previously teamed up for Lost In Translation, a stylish yet minimalist work which saw Murray playing a washed-up actor navigating the lonely hustle-bustle of Tokyo with a similarly detached and despondent younger friend (Scarlett Johansson). This time Coppola opts for a more high-concept story but the dynamic feels familiar: Murray plays a successful art dealer who helps his daughter Laura (Rashida Jones, Parks & Recreation) investigate her husband, whom she suspects of having an affair. Murray's character should know - he cheated on Laura's mother when she was young. His insights prove valuable but uncomfortable as the two traipse around New York's nightspots in search of the truth.

The Queen's Gambit (Netflix, from Fri)

Promising new drama series from Netflix, charting the life of young orphan and chess prodigy Beth (Anya Taylor-Joy of The Witch fame) who battles with addiction during her quest to become a grandmaster. Set in Kentucky during the 1950s, the series - which is based on the novel by Walter Tevis - charts the brutality and loneliness of a regime which provided young orphaned children with addictive tranquillisers to sedate them and control their behaviour. This, coupled with Beth's already full pantheon of personal demons, leads her into a dark place. However she does develop an astonishing talent for chess, and sets out to break her way into the traditionally male-dominated competitive side of the game.

Saturday, 17/10/2020

Live Challenge Cup Rugby League (BBC One, 1.45pm)

Mark Chapman presents coverage of the 2020 final between Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils at Wembley Stadium. Although the Super League season has been hit heavily by the coronavirus pandemic, 13-time Challenge Cup winners the Rhinos were in good form as they defeated Wigan Warriors 26-12 in the semis. Meanwhile, Salford, who last lifted the trophy in 1938, produced a fine comeback to prevail 24-22 against holders Warrington Wolves. Commentary comes from Dave Woods with analysis from Jon Wilkin and Jamie Peacock. Plus, England coach Shaun Wane will be in the studio to update fans on his plans ahead of next year's World Cup.

Guy Martin's War Machines (C4, 7.15pm)

He's a boy who likes big toys, so the lorry mechanic and former motorcycle racer is in his element while looking back at four of the biggest projects he's ever taken part in, all of which have a military theme. The programme focuses on his efforts to help restore, maintain and build some of the most iconic British vehicles ever made - a First World War Mark IV tank, a Second World War Spitfire and Dakota transporter and, last but not least, a Vulcan bomber, used in the Falklands as well as during the Cold War.

Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show 2020 (BBC1, 7.50pm)

It's been a dark and depressing time for many of us, so what we could really do with is a little sparkle to lift the nation's mood. Luckily, we'll be getting that courtesy of the latest run of this ratings juggernaut; it looked for a while as if there would be no Strictly this year, but the BBC has found a way to make it work, albeit over a shorter timespan - there will be just nine episodes rather than the usual 13. Tonight the pro-celeb partnerships, including the first same-sex duo, will be revealed. Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse will also be present, although they won't be offering any scores, they're just going to cast their eye over the celebs as they take part in a group dance with the pros - the competition proper starts next week.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (BBC2, 8.15pm)

Yes, we know it's not summer, but seeing as everyone was in lockdown during that period, the RA's annual open exhibition - the largest of its kind in the world - could not go ahead. Instead, it was moved back four months, opening in October and running until January, which means that for the first time in its 252-year history, the event is taking place in the autumn and winter. If you don't fancy a trip to London to see it, all the highlights - including works by established names as well as members of the public - can be seen in this colourful programme.

The Apollo (Sky Arts, 9pm)

Modest in size but rich in history, the Apollo Theater is one of New York City's most iconic performance venues. The theatre played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance movement in which African Americans thrived and it is renowned for launching the successful careers of some the most recognisable names in Jazz, R&B and other genres associated with black performers. This documentary explores the history of the venue, with archive footage of performances by Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and Pharrell Williams.

The Million Pound Cube Celebrity (ITV, 9pm)

From Monday to Friday this week, Phillip Schofield presents a new run of the much-loved game show, where the majority of the action takes place inside a Perspex box. But to get viewers in the mood for it, tonight sees Schofe host a one-off celebrity edition, during which famous faces get a chance to win £1million for their chosen charity. Two teams of two are taking part, the first being Mo Gilligan and David Ajao. Gilligan's star has risen very sharply during the past couple of years, and he barely seems to be off our screens in recent weeks; Ajao is an actor and co-host of his and Gilligan's podcast. Also appearing is Jason Manford, who will be partnered by his brother Stephen, who is a magician. Perhaps he'll cast a spell to ensure he and his sibling win the jackpot.

Sunday, 18/10/2020

Live Snooker: English Open (Quest, 12.45pm & 6.45pm)

After six days of tough competition in which 128 of the world's leading players have battled it out for the famous Steve Davis Trophy, the final takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. In 2019, the 'Jester from Leicester' Mark Selby won the title for the first time, thrashing David Gilbert in the final. Selby wowed the watching crowd at the K2 in Crawley as he took each of the five opening frames, recording early breaks of 88, 68, 79 and 85. A 7-1 lead at the interval was always likely to prove too much for Gilbert, and so it proved, with three-time world champion Selby wrapping up a 9-1 win in rapid fashion.

101 Adorable Puppies (Channel 5, 5.05pm)

In this special programme, narrated by Ashley Jensen, we get to see some of the cutest, fluffiest, most mischievous and adorable puppies from around the world. There's a fluffball who hasn't yet learned that his tail is attached to him and some confused canines who are afraid of their own reflection. Plus, six-month-old Chica the Chihuahua shows how, when faced with bath-time, she paddles her legs like crazy even though she's being held up by her owner. There's also a puppy who goes bananas over an orange, Blake, a 12 week old who is a dab hand at bowling and a Labrador who's totally confused by the picture of another dog on a cushion.

Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime (BBC2, 8pm)

The penultimate episode of this gentle but rather lovely series focuses on the making of the Monty Python star's Full Circle series, which saw him journey around the Pacific Rim. Palin discusses why, at times, he ditched the 'affable Englishman abroad' persona that had served him so well on his previous epic trips to adopt a more investigative approach. He talks us through clips of his encounters with occasionally difficult situations in certain countries, while David Attenborough and Joanna Lumley are among those offering their views.

The Singapore Grip (ITV, 9pm)

It's the last episode of the series and the war is having a huge impact on everyone's lives, not least Walter's. He's always had a firm grip on matters, but now seems lost, as if his grasp on reality is weakening - and surprisingly it's Matthew who could turn out to be his saviour. Matthew is also desperate to keep Vera safe so, as danger looms large on the horizon, he finds a way to help her escape from Singapore - but will it turn out to be too little too late? David Morrissey, Luke Treadaway and Elizabeth Tan head the cast.

Roadkill (BBC1, 9pm)

Hugh Laurie is back on the box, which can only be a good thing. What's more, he's joined by Helen McCrory, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Saskia Reeves and Iain De Caestecker in a new four-part drama from acclaimed playwright and screenwriter David Hare. Laurie plays Peter Laurence, a forceful and charismatic politician whose career is about to receive a boost - the Prime Minister informs him she plans to promote him to an office of state. All this comes shortly after Peter has won a newspaper libel case, which he thinks is well behind him. But he's wrong. The journalist who wrote the contentious story he opposed is out to prove he isn't all he seems, while Peter's own advisor also learns something shocking about his boss.

The Twelve (C4, 11pm)

We're expecting big things from this Belgian drama, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes TV festival earlier this year. It's a mix of murder-mystery, legal drama and character study in which a dozen ordinary people come together on a jury. But there's nothing straightforward about the case they must deal with - it sees respected headteacher Frie Palmers stand trial for two murders, including that of her own child. As the story unfolds, witnesses take to stand and startling new information comes to light, leaving the jury members torn between believing Palmers is innocent and condemning her as guilty. Their discussions also bring to the forefront their own personal problems, which may impact on the decisions they make concerning the case.

Monday, 19/10/2020

Big Fun Time: JoJo & Gran Gran (CBeebies, 5.25pm)

The animated series returns for 11 new autumn-themed episodes. On Monday, JoJo needs to find four different coloured leaves to complete her nature tick-book. But when she can't find a green leaf Gran Gran has a 'Gran Gran Plan' that involves a special leaf rubbing. Then, later in the week, JoJo is excited to go to the cinema to see the new Captain Chloe film, Cynthia is building a new greenhouse, JoJo and Jaxon join Jared, Cynthia, Ezra and Terrence for a football match in the park and, finally, JoJo wonders why the Moon changes shape every night.

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1, 9pm)

Actor, comedian, author and presenter David Walliams is the latest famous face to trace his lineage in the genealogy series, and he's delighted to learn that being an entertainer is something that runs in his family. It's on traveling from his hometown in Surrey to the First World War Battlefields of Belgium that he finds out more about his great-great grandfather who, after becoming blind, forged a new career for himself as a travelling entertainer. A more tragic story emerges, however, about his paternal great grandfather's experiences following the Great War, when he returned with such severe combat PTSD (or "shellshock", as was the term) that he could't go back home to his young family.

The Billion Dollar Art Hunt (BBC4, 9pm)

In 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, was the scene of one of the most audacious art heists in history, with 13 artworks worth half a billion dollars in total removed overnight. All remained unrecovered. In June of last year, journalist John Wilson received a rather surprising tip-off: that the haul - now worth a billion dollars - was about to be recovered from a house in west Dublin. What happens next is the stuff of movies, but is all true - and is told here in detail.

Police Suspect No 1 (C5, 9pm)

The blue-light documentary following the work of police officers and detectives as they try to gather evidence and secure convictions concludes tonight, with a gravely serious incident coming under the spotlight. A man in Norwich is left severely injured after an attack in which a single punch is thrown, however no witnesses are willing to come forward. There's similar problems for officers investigating an alleged robbery outside a bookmaker's in which a pensioner is injured - no one seems able to identify the suspect.

The Million Pound Cube (ITV, 9pm)

Saturday's one-off celebrity version introduced this new series, updating Philip Schofield's consistently entertaining game show, which ended in 2015, with a new, big-money prime-time jackpot. There's another big change to the format, too, as this time around contestants take part in pairs rather than going solo. As before, the challenges seem straightforward - balance some blocks, remember sequences, toss a ball into a bucket, that kind of thing. The tasks are rarely as easy as they seem, however, and when taking place under extreme pressure inside the confines of the titular perspex box can suddenly become downright fiendish. And with a cool million now at stake, that pressure is higher than ever.

Adult Material (C4, 10pm)

Kerry Godliman shines in this edition of the porn-industry drama as her character, disgraced MP and barrister Stella Maitland, offers to represent Jolene (Hayley Squires) in court during her defamation trial. To prepare for the case, the two set about tracking down the lost footage from the shoot, hoping that it holds the evidence they need. However Jolene has her attention elsewhere as she tries to hold together the shreds of her broken home, while also receiving some shocking news from her doctor.

Tuesday, 20/10/2020

The Great British Bake Off (C4, 8pm)

Week five is Pastry Week in the Tent of Dreams, a week which last year saw "vertical pies" including an apple treehouse and a curry carousel. No spoilers here about what the challenges entail this time around, but given that they seem to have been increasing in difficulty every year since the show shifted to Channel 4 (this series opened with a cake bust of David Attenborough for goodness' sake), we can expect the bakers to be tested to say the least. At least Noel and Matt will be on hand with moral support.

The Yorkshire Vet (C5, 8pm)

The cosy series following veterinary life in God's own county draws to a close, but not before we get more drama from all the creatures - great and small. Julian catches up with one of his favourite patients, Cinderella the alpaca, who is struggling again following a recent caesarian. Meanwhile David deals with his first overnight emergency at the animal hospital in Huddersfield, as a farmer rushes a pregnant sheep in for treatment. And two bright-eyed students get a rude awakening at Skeldale, thanks to a flatulent ferret.

Life (BBC1, 9pm)

"I'll take you up on a dare, anytime, anywhere" sang Des'ree in her 1998 hit Life, and it's a sentiment that David and Saira could do well to embrace as they embark upon a new chapter of their lives - only for Belle to intervene, causing them both a few ruffled feathers that they could do without. Belle meanwhile is on the receiving end of a shock of her own, Neil making her an unexpected offer which pits her in a confrontation with the neighbours. Elsewhere in the Manchester house, Henry deals with the fallout from Gail's decision, doing his utmost to keep the consequences under wraps lest their friends and family find out, and Hannah and Liam host a tense dinner party in which secrets are served up with each course.

Married at First Sight (C4, 9.15pm)

The latest stage of the reality experiment in which scientifically compatible people are paired up and married without first meeting sees the couples preparing to move in together, and you might think that this stage in the budding relationships is as intense and pressured as it gets. Normally, you'd be right - but this time (it's the fifth series) there's a pandemic with which to contend, putting an even greater strain on the fledgling nesters. At least if their marriages can withstand this, they can get through anything...

Out of Her Mind (BBC2, BBC2SCOT, BBC2WALES, 10pm)

One of the more thoughtful, insightful and intelligent stand-ups of recent years has been Sara Pascoe, who has proven throughout her television and radio career to have not just a witty turn of phrase and a way with a punchline, but also a socially conscious, probing mind. So it is with no little interest that we await this, her first scripted comedy series, which explores family, heartbreak and relationships, and promises to "subvert the traditional sitcom format". The premise sees Sara respond to the happy news that her sister is engaged to be married - by resolving to prove, scientifically, that love does not exist. Sounds like someone won't be fighting to catch the bouquet...

A Hole In Babylon: Play For Today (BBC Four, 10pm)

Originally shown in 1979, Jim Hawkins and Horace Ove's controversial drama is based on the events surrounding the Spaghetti House siege in London's Knightsbridge. Middle-aged petty criminal Frank Davies (T-Bone Wilson), accompanied by two younger men, Wes Dick (Archie Pool) and Bonsu Monroe (Trevor Thomas), prepare to rob the restaurant. The younger men soon want out, but as the trio cross the point of no return, the police are called. What began as a means to an end is now repackaged as a political and revolutionary act, and Frank assumes command of the quickly improvised Black Liberation Army.

Wednesday, 21/10/2020

Nadiya Bakes (BBC2, 8pm)

Nadiya Hussain believes that homemade biscuits are one of life's greatest pleasures, and kicks off her penultimate episode with her simple but beautiful Italian-inspired amaretti biscuits, which are the perfect treat to have with a cup of tea. Next, she breaks all the rules with her tasty chicken doughnuts, deep fried and topped with a spicy savoury dust. Also on the menu is a colourful tray bake, laced with ginger and turmeric for the perfect bite-sized pick-me-up. Finally, Nadiya shares her recipe for her chocolate-dipped Florentines, before showcasing the skills of young baker Lungi Mhlanga, who is leading the doughnut revival from her London pop-up.

Harlots (BBC2, 9pm)

We are back on Greek Street for the third and final season of the 18th-century sex-trade drama. The previous run ended with Margaret (Samantha Morton) being sent to America in chains, while Lydia (Lesley Manville) was also being held in the notorious Bedlam mental asylum. As a result, Margaret's eldest daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown-Findlay) has been left in charge of the family brothel, but things are not likely to run smoothly as her mother's enemies are still around to make things difficult. When the brothel is attacked by new pimps in town, including the new owners of the Saracen's Head tavern, brothers Isaac and Hal Pincher (Alfie Allen and Hal Pincher), Charlotte fights back and tries to protect her girls from the men who want to take over her business. The turf war is back on but, for once, it's not between women.

Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview (C4, 9pm)

The royal family has weathered several controversies over the last year, and it's not getting any easier for the Windsors with this documentary timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's bombshell Panorama interview. Watched by 21 million people when it aired in 1995, the late Princess talked candidly to reporter Martin Bashir about her husband's extra-marital affairs, questioned Prince Charles's suitability to be King, and admitted to her own relationship with James Hewitt. As well a rebroadcasting parts of the interview, this programme looks at the years leading up to the interview and how it put the future of the monarchy in jeopardy.

The Noughties (BBC2, 10pm)

Angela Scanlon takes a lighthearted year-by-year look back at the decade that kicked off a brand new millennium. Tonight, she invites comedians Ellie Taylor and Geoff Norcott to look back on the year it all started, 2000. The Big Brother house opened its doors for the very first time, Anne Robinson became TV's most feared woman on The Weakest Link, and a freshly-built upturned salad bowl became the most popular tourist attraction in London. Musically, Kylie was Spinning Around in her gold hotpants and Sophie Ellis-Bextor took on Posh Spice. Plus, there was a growing obsession with celebrity couples such as Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, box-office smashes in the shape of Gladiator and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and sporting glory at the Olympic Games in Sydney.

Hendrix & Handel: Urban Myths (Sky Arts, 10pm)

Housemates separated by time, Jimi Hendrix (Zach Wyatt) and George Frideric Handel (David Haig) grapple with the stresses of the music business in this funny and intimate portrait of two eccentric musical geniuses. It's January 1969, and Jimi and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham (Harriet Cain) moved into their first real home in Brook Street in London - the same building that Handel first called home 246 years earlier, when he wrote Messiah. The film imagines the events leading up to a transformative moment when Jimi saw Handel's ghost, which he reported to Kathy. Jonny Sweet and Kara Tointon also star.

First Dates (C4, 10pm)

American PhD student and beauty queen Camille is looking for an English gent who isn't put off by brains or beauty. Her date is salesman Richard, who's hoping to convince her that she's getting the deal of a lifetime. 'Laddette' Shannen recently lost her husband to cancer and wants to love and laugh again. The 25-year-old's date is the 'banter king of Cheshire' Daniel. Finally, Ayesha is looking for a Muslim whose faith and family come high on the tick list. Faraz describes his love life as 'inconsistent and scattered'. Will his tactic of acting 'stupid and goofy' win over Ayseha?

Thursday, 22/10/2020

Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke (C4, 8pm)

In the past this show has been criticised for being 'unrelatable' and 'unrealistic' with the people involved going well over budget and throwing tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds at projects. Tonight, George oversees perhaps the most radical transformation to date. Among the elegant Victorian and Edwardian properties in south west London sits Matt and Kevin's 1930s monstrosity - a home that stands out from the crowd for all the wrong reasons. Ugly from the outside, this three-up-three-down is even worse on the inside with dark, dated and badly-designed spaces. George enlists architect duo Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos from Bureau de Change, who are famed for their dramatic sculptural work, to turn this beast into a beauty. But is their wildly ambitious poured concrete extension too innovative for the homeowners? And will they stick to the budget?

GPs: Behind Closed Doors (C5, 8pm)

All too often, men put off going to see a GP when they suspect they have a health problem - sometimes until it is too late. The clear message from the Hall Green GPs is that men need to get out of this dangerous habit and get themselves to their doctor's surgery more often. Dr Qamar conducts a mental-health review with journalist Zahid, who has PTSD after being imprisoned and tortured in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, walking through Dr William's consulting room door is Royston who requires a blood test to rule out prostate cancer. However, he doesn't want to miss his forthcoming fishing trip to Cornwall.

Billion Pound Cruise (More4, 9pm)

This new series goes behind the scenes of the Symphony of the Seas, the most creative-thinking and mammoth ship ever built, documenting the 2200 crew members that work around the clock to keep 6680 holidaymakers happy. With entertainment that would leave the Vegas strip wanting, and attractions that would rival a theme park, the ship proudly boasts 20 pools and jacuzzis, two surf simulators, a rock climbing wall, an ice rink, a basketball court and a mini-golf course. In this first episode, it's embarkation day and it's all hands on deck for the arrival of the passengers.

The Trump Show (BBC2, 9pm)

It's the second year of his term and Trump is finding his feet as President. However, his past threatens to catch up with him, as adult film star Stormy Daniels claims she was paid to keep quiet about a sexual encounter. There is also a look at the president's biggest challenge to date - the 2016 scandal when recordings of Trump talking about 'grabbing women' came to light. There are new revelations from his former lawyer Michael Cohen, and the Mueller inquiry into claims of Russian interference in Trump's 2016 campaign. The president brings in Rudy Giuliani and a change of strategy, but as his ratings fall and his Republican party founders in the mid-term elections, Trump faces new challenges from his Democratic rivals.

Taskmaster (C4, 9pm)

The new series of the bonkers comedy game show continues. While the all-powerful Taskmaster Greg Davies comments on and scores the efforts of Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring, his 'little' co-host Alex Horne makes himself useful by checking things on his tablet. Tonight, the race to win Greg's magnificent golden bonce is hotting up and we get to see Johnny yell stuff from a tall chair, Katherine forgetting how balloons work and Richard flailing around in a dinghy.

The Apprentice Best Bits (BBC1, regions vary)

It's Lord Sugar's favourite part of the competition, and the show's advertising tasks never fail to deliver TV gold. Every year, each batch of candidates seemingly compete to come up with the worst-possible ideas, so prepare to snigger and squirm as this compilation show reminds us of 15 years of showstoppers and show shockers. They will perhaps include Raef 'the gent' Bjayou's 'I heart tissues' campaign, a cleaning octopus called Octi-Kleen, Felipe Alviar-Baquero's 'daddy fitness programme', and Philip Taylor's Pants Man?

Out of Her Mind (BBC2IRISH, 11.30pm)

One of the more thoughtful, insightful and intelligent stand-ups of recent years has been Sara Pascoe, who has proven throughout her television and radio career to have not just a witty turn of phrase and a way with a punchline, but also a socially conscious, probing mind. So it is with no little interest that we await this, her first scripted comedy series, which explores family, heartbreak and relationships, and promises to "subvert the traditional sitcom format". The premise sees Sara respond to the happy news that her sister is engaged to be married - by resolving to prove, scientifically, that love does not exist. Sounds like someone won't be fighting to catch the bouquet...

Friday, 23/10/2020

Secret Scotland with Susan Calman (C5, 8pm)

Susan explores Aberdeenshire and Angus on Scotland's north-east coast - a vast area of cliffs, beaches,rolling hills and fertile farmland. She begins her journey with an exclusive visit to Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, and hangs out at the spot where the largest non-breeding collection of grey seals on the Scottish mainland have set up home. Then, it is time for a little magic as she conjures up the incredible story of the Aberdonian who inspired the great Harry Houdini.

Gogglebox: Celebrity Special for SU2C (C4, 9pm)

Which do you prefer - Celebrity Gogglebox or the 'civilian' version? The nation appears to be torn on the matter, with some viewers claiming that if they're going to watch someone else watching TV, then it might as well be someone famous, and others suggesting that the Celeb-strewn strand lacks the authenticity of the original. Regardless of which version is your favourite, fans will be delighted that the award-winning show is back for a new Stand Up To Cancer special tonight. In recent years, the famous sofa dwellers have included Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, Naomi Campbell and Noel Gallagher, and Danny and Dani Dyer. Unfortunately, apart from Celebrity Gogglebox favourites Mo Gilligan and Babatunde Aleshe, we don't know who will be joining them. However, viewers should expect a few tears as well as a lot of laughs.

Count Basie Through His Own Eyes (BBC4, 9pm)

Count Basie's musical achievements were remarkable. He brought the blues to the big band podium and became the first African-American to win a Grammy Award. This documentary sheds light on his inner motivations, as well as his relationships with his wife and disabled daughter, the 'hidden core of his creative life.' The film uncovers the private passions and ambitions that inspired the pianist to become 'the King of the Swing Kings', and features rare performances, home movies, personal letters, family photos and interviews with former band members.

Frankie Drake Mysteries (Drama, 9pm)

Foyle's War star Honeysuckle Weeks portrays legendary author Agatha Christie in the mystery drama's third season premiere. After her wartime friend Louise (Christine Horne) goes missing in London, Frankie works with Agatha to uncover the reason behind the disappearance. While Frankie is on her adventure, Flo, Trudy and Mary are struggling with office issues at the Drake Detective Agency in Toronto, not to mention an awkward plumbing problem. However, the trio could provide key information in the case.

Friday on the Farm (C5, 9pm)

Rob and Dave go head to head with some rather troublesome llamas who need their vaccinations. Meanwhile, it's the moment of truth for Orchid the Shire Horse when the vet is called in to see if she's in foal, and it's harvest time in Barnsley as the brothers lend a hand on their neighbour's farm. But having never driven a combine harvester before, how will Dave get on? Plus, Rob and Dave get to grips with a metal detector to see what treasure lies beneath Barnsley, and away from the farm, JB Gill volunteers for a particularly messy job when he visits rescue farmer Jake Ratcliffe in West Yorkshire.

The Last Leg: SU2C Special (C4, 10pm)

Some programmes worked better than other during lockdown. While Have I Got News for You seemed a bit too 'distanced' for some, The Last Leg, which came live from Melbourne, Huddersfield and London, perfectly captured the anxiety, uncertainty and unexpected humour we were all experiencing in May. Tonight, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker kick off the 20th series of the quadruple BAFTA-nominated and multi-award-winning programme with a 90-minute SUTC special giving their incisive take on the week's events. Once again, they will joined by big-name guests from comedy, entertainment and politics, to help dissect the news. And as ever, the hashtag #isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the week's leading and most entertaining stories.