TV Picks: 26th October - 1st November

TV Picks: 26th October - 1st November

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Monday, 26th October 2020
(credit: ITV/ Sky/ Amazon Prime Video)

From psycho thrillers to supernatural tales and paranormal comedies, 'tis the spooky season this week. 

The Undoing

Monday 26th October

Sky Atlantic, 9pm

From the team behind Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman stars alongside Hugh Grant in this new psychological thriller.

Adapted from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known, Kidman plays rich psychotherapist Grace Fraser, who is enjoying life at the top of the social ladder with Jonathan, her physician husband (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite New York private school.

Unanswered phone calls and inexplicable absences begin to fall into unsettling place when a violent death coincides with the disappearance of Grace’s husband. 

The Sister

Monday 26th October

ITV, 9pm

The Sister is a new four-part murder mystery from Luther creator, Neil Cross, based on his book, Burial

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Nathan (Russell Tovey) has spent years working hard to make recompense for a buried secret. After 10 years of marriage, his quiet life as loyal husband to Holly (Amrita Acharia) is shattered by the arrival of an old acquaintance, Bob (Bertie Carvel), and his news that “they’re digging up the woods.”

Damilola: The Boy Next Door

Wednesday 28th October

Channel 4, 9pm

Yinka Bokinni (credit: Channel 4)

To mark the 20th anniversary of Damilola Taylor’s murder on the North Peckham Estate, ‘Dami’s’ childhood friend and neighbour Yinka Bokinni revisits her fond memories of the Estate at odds with its notoriety in the media.

In the aftermath of Taylor’s death, the so-called crime-infested “sink estate” was blamed and demolished, uprooting the community and dispersing its families.

By reflecting and visiting fellow residents, Bokinni confronts the tragedy for the first time and attempts to reconcile the two versions of her past.

Truth Seekers

Friday 30th October

Amazon Prime 

Dropping just in time for Halloween, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) leads this spooky sitcom as Gus, a broadband installer turned YouTube paranormal investigator.

 What was once a fruitless endeavour becomes a full on ghost hunt when Gus’s new assistant Elton (Samson Kayo, Timewasters) arrives on the scene, and phantoms begin appearing at an eerie rate.

 Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) stars as Gus’s father-in-law, with Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes) and Emma D’Arcy (Hanna) also joining the cast.

Somebody Feed Phil

Friday 30th October


Be prepared to feel hungry with series four of food travel series Somebody Feed Phil, which sees TV host, sitcom writer and long-time foodie Phil Rosenthal explore the cuisines and culture of Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Mississippi Delta, Hawaii and Singapore.

Rosenthal brings comedy and a curious nature to each of the locations, ready and raring to try any kind of dishes he is faced with and meeting new people along the way.

Full of energy, Rosenthal learns new skills and discovers new flavours, finding the authentic foods unique to each place.

Pride of Britain Awards

Sunday 1st November

ITV, 9pm

After such a turbulent year many people have stepped forward to help others, performing selfless acts in a bid to improve the lives of others and offer invaluable support.

Hosted by Carol Vorderman, The Pride of Britain Awards will celebrate these unsung heroes who put others first without looking for anything back.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the winners will be unable to attend the ceremony, however, a series of famous faces will be surprising the winners instead.

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has been awarded a Special Recognition award for his unrelenting campaign to make sure no child goes hungry, advocating for free school meals during the summer and half-term holidays.

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From psycho thrillers to supernatural tales and paranormal comedies, 'tis the spooky season this week.