We are one week into the joyous month of February. To come is Valentine's day, Pancake Day and several other days, but first let's look back at all the great TV you might have missed over the past two weeks.
1. Horace and Pete
This show from US comedian Louis CK is not available through any of the normal channels rather you have to download it through his website. Part of the comedian’s mission is to create a TV show that the viewer doesn’t know anything about. He said: “As a TV watcher I’m always delighted when I can see a thing without knowing anything about it.” All there is to say then is that Horace and Pete is occasionally funny, occasionally profound, and occasionally very moving. It is always, however, worth watching.
Horace and Pete is available on louisck.net for $5 (approximately £3.50)
2. The Great Sport Relief Bake Off
The second week of the celebrity baking competition for Sport Relief has a political flavour, with former Shadow Chancellor and “twitter sensation” Ed Balls taking to the tent. Host Jennifer Saunders welcomes four new celebrity bakers, Girls Aloud’s Kimberly Wash, Chris Kamara and Victoria Coren Mitchell to summon up some sporty cakes, bakes and biscuits. A delightful culinary and comedic train-wreck is soon to follow, with one contestant remarking “Is that clingfilm? I don’t know.”
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off is available on BBC iPlayer
The popular American legal drama is back on Dave! Mike has been arrested for legal fraud – maybe something to do with all the legal fraud he has been doing – but who sold him out? Harvey has hung up his suit and his smug attitude and retired – well, maybe just his suit. What will happen to Pearson Specter Litt? Quick, sharp and witty, the legal drama is reaching boiling point, and only time will tell what comes next.
Suits is available on UKTV Play
4. The Mad World of Donald Trump
Much to the surprise of many Brits, Donald Trump is flourishing on his campaign for presidency of the USA – although the recent Iowan caucus may have changed that. This one-off insight into the man behind the brand is led by RTS Journalism Award 2016 nominee Matt Frei, and looks at the divorces, the bankruptcies, and the public attacks on the women who crossed ‘the Donald’. Fascinating, frightening and compelling in equal measure, The Mad World of Donald Trump charts the meteoric rise of this new political player.
The Mad World of Donald Trump is available on All 4
Miranda star Tom Ellis appears in his first major US role as the Devil himself – far cry from the lovable chef Gary in Miranda Hart’s popular sitcom. In the show, Lucifer has decided to take a break from Hell and head to the city of angels, Los Angeles. Slick, smug and supernaturally powerful, Lucifer indulges himself in the hedonism of the LA scene. However, when his friend is shot down in a hail of bullets, Satan turns sleuth to track down the killers.