TV Picks: 1st February - 7th February

TV Picks: 1st February - 7th February

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Monday, 1st February 2021

This week's TV includes brand-new thrillers, the arrival of hit US comedy Ramy, and Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sanders make celebrities confess their darkest sins.

The Drowning

Monday 1st February

Channel 5, 9pm

A new thriller starring Jill Halfpenny (Dark Money) as Jodie, a mother struggling to rebuild her life after her son went missing at a lakeside gathering eight years ago.

After the traumatic incident left her alienated from her family and ex-husband, Jodie’s fragile life is once again thrown off-kilter when she becomes convinced that a teenager walking on his way to school, Daniel (Cody Molko), is her missing child.

Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks) plays Daniel’s emotionally cold father, with Jade Anouka (His Dark Materials) starring as Jodie’s best friend and gardening business partner Yasmin.

Interior Design Masters

Tuesday 2nd February

BBC Two, 8pm

Michelle Ogundehin and Alan Carr (credit: BBC)

Alan Carr hosts the new series of Interior Design Masters, challenging ten novice interior designers to impress the judges with their creative skills for the chance of winning a contract with a boutique hotel.

Series judge Michelle Ogundehin will be joined by Changing Rooms star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in the series’ first episode, with the designers tasked with designing a room for a showroom with their choice of bespoke furniture, colours and curtains. 


Tuesday 2nd February

Dave, 10pm

Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sanders (credit: UKTV)

Mel Giedroyc hosts this despicable comedy show, assisted by comedian Lou Sanders, which invites three celebrities to share their most morally bankrupt past misbehaviours. The biggest wrong ‘un wins.

Giedroyc will also be sharing some of her own dastardly deeds to encourage the celebrities to spill all.

In this series opener, Graham Norton reveals a lie to his mum that went too far, Alex Brooker (The Last Leg) confesses to trying to catch a girl in a trap, and American comedian Desiree Birch reveals a tickling transgression.


Thursday 4th February

Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Epic in scale and stakes, ZeroZeroZero explores the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.

Based on Roberto Saviano’s book of the same name, the series studies the fierce competition for control over the drug’s distribution by violent Mexican cartels, power hungry Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and corrupt American businessmen.

It starts with a large shipment making its way from Mexico to Italy, and stars Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan and Gabriel Byrne as the American Lynwood family - the heads of an international shipping company - acting as brokers in the deal.


Friday 5th February

Channel 4, 11:05pm

The hit American dramedy Ramy, which saw the creator and lead Ramy Youssef bag a Golden Globe for his comedy performance, is finally getting its first outing on British terrestrial TV. 

Youssef stars as the titular Ramy, a first-generation American Muslim-Arab grappling with his efforts to live a more spiritually enlightened life alongside his care-free Millennial peers in New Jersey.

Hiam Abass (Succession) stars as Ramy’s mother, with May Calamawy in her breakthrough performance as Ramy’s sister Dena.

Hip Hop – The Songs That Shook America

Friday 5th February

BBC Four, 10pm 

Questlove (credit: BBC/AMC Film Holdings LLC/Anna Kooris)

A new documentary series diving deep into historic hip hop songs and examining their legacies, from rap royalty Questlove and Black Thought and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney.

The first of two back to back episodes recalls Rock Box by Run-DMC, a song that bridged the gap between rock and hip-hop, races and classes. The second, Elevators by Outkast, paved the way for hip-hop’s southern voice and redefined the genre’s geographic and cultural boundaries.  

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This week's TV includes brand-new thrillers, the arrival of hit US comedy Ramy, and Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sanders make celebrities confess their darkest sins.