This week's TV includes hard-hitting but essential documentaries and a new German horror series.
Football’s Darkest Secret
Monday 22nd March
BBC One, 9pm
The first episode in a three-part series on the FA’s historic child sexual abuse scandal between the 1970s and 1990s, ‘The End of Silence’ focuses on former footballer Andy Woodward, who broke his silence in 2016 with a harrowing recollection of the abuse he suffered at the hands of a youth coach.
Directed by Daniel Gordon, the series will reveal the crushing truth behind a dark chapter of English football.
Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
Tuesday 23rd March
A year on since her husband Derek Draper’s admittance to hospital with Covid, Kate Garraway offers an intimate insight into her family life as she and her two children cope with his absence.
With Derek still seriously ill in hospital, the deeply personal film shows Kate adapting to a new way of life as she waits anxiously for a prognosis. Garraway also speaks to others suffering severely with Covid, including a nurse with the debilitating symptoms of Long-Covid, and a woman whose husband has remained unconscious since contracting the disease.
First Dates Hotel
Wednesday 24th March
Channel 4, 9pm
Maitre d’ Fred Sirieix and his match-making team head to a luxury, sun-soaked hotel with a new bunch of singletons looking for love.
After a series of unsuccessful relationships, 24-year-old Thalia has been left with a phobia of kissing, but her date with Essex boy Jack gets off to such a flying start that she might just overcome her fears.
Widower Tony is paired up with the glamorous East Ender Lesley, and the couple appear to hit it off until a difference in political leanings threatens to throw their date off course.
Black Power: A British Story of Resistance
Thursday 25th March
BBC Two, 9pm
Executive produced by Steve McQueen and directed by George Amponsah, this feature-length documentary takes a look at the young black Brits of the 1960s and 1970s who led Britain’s civil rights movement in response to rampant racism, including Altheaia Jones-LeCointe, Darcus Howe and Roy Sawh.
A historical companion piece to McQueen’s mini-series Small Axe, the documentary includes rare archive footage of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael’s activities in Britain.
Friday 26th March
Sky Atlantic, 9pm
The new German mystery horror series Hausen follows 16-year-old Juri (Tristan Göbel) and his father Jaschek (Charly Hübner), who move to a rundown housing complex on the city outskirts following the death of Juri’s mother.
Jaschek acts as caretaker to the derelict building, but Juri soon discovers the haunted house has a life of its own, feeding off the misery of its inhabitants.
When his father falls under the house’s corruptive spell, Juri must recruit the block’s hostile population to help fight against it.