TV Picks: 17th-23rd February

TV Picks: 17th-23rd February

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Monday, 17th February 2020
This Country (Credit: BBC)

This week's TV picks includes the third and final series of This Country and a new comedy series starring David Schwimmer.

This Country


BBC One, 10.35pm

The RTS Award-winning comedy takes us back to the Cotswolds with cousins Kurtan and Kerry Mucklowe, played by the series creators Charlie and Daisy May Cooper.

This Country begins its third and final series with a special tribute to Michael Sleggs, the actor who played Kurtan and Kerry’s gormless friend Slugs, who sadly died last year.

In this episode, Kerry gets a new job at the local recycling centre in order to pay off debts amassed through a dodgy alpaca-based business decision, while Slug contacts Kurtan from beyond the grave with an earth-shattering letter.


Royal History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley


BBC Four, 9pm

Lucy Worsley (Credit: BBC)

In this debunking documentary series, historian Lucy Worsley explores the manipulation of the stories that shape history by those in power at the time.

The first episode of this new series takes on the Tudor monarchy and the political upheaval caused by Henry VIII and Sir Thomas Cromwell through their divorce from the Catholic Church.

Historians draw parallels between King Henry’s desires for England to become a stand-alone nation and Britain’s most current and pressing political matter, Brexit.

Worsley also explores and undermines the myths surrounding Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife.




Sky One, 9pm; 9:30pm

This new sitcom set in the secretive world of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters sees David Schwimmer (Friends) star as a pompous NSA agent called Jerry.

As part of a new intelligence sharing initiative, Jerry is drafted from the US into the glamorous surroundings of the Cheltenham establishment, where he meets clueless computer analyst Joseph, played by Nick Mohammed (Bridget Jones’s Baby).

Joseph is initially starstruck by the new international arrival, but soon discovers that his hero doesn’t quite match up to his idealised expectations.




Channel 4, 9pm

The beloved armchair critics return for a new series of Gogglebox, where groups of families and friends from Bristol to Blackpool, Durham to Derby give us hilarious, passionate and at times touching critiques on the week’s telly.


Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway


ITV, 7pm

The staple Saturday night entertainment show returns for its sixteenth series.

In an attempt to make this series their biggest yet, Ant and Dec go global and break records with the biggest giveaway ever in British TV history.

Stephen Mulhern joins Ant and Dec in the studio for the first episode. Expect pranks, stunts and silly games galore.


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This week's TV picks includes the third and final series of This Country and a new comedy series starring David Schwimmer.