This week in TV sees a new cosy comedy from the creators of Bob’s Burgers, a new BBC period drama and the return of Mel and Sue.
The Goes Wrong Show
BBC One, 8.30pm
Am dram group The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on another series of doomed performances.
Infighting has forced Robert (Henry Lewis) to direct the first show, Downton-esque family saga Summer Once Again. But as the show collapses, his only solution is to start the whole thing again. And again. And again.
Sophie Petzal’s (Blood) new dark thriller follows sisters Theresa (Anna Maxwell Martin) and Helen (Rachael Stirling), who start to suspect their children have played a part in the disappearance of another from the neighbourhood.
It all starts during Theresa and her partner, Fraser’s (Rhashan Stone), barbeque, when their ten-year-old son Ben (Fraser Holmes) asks to go play in a nearby park with his cousin Eva (Amelie Bea Smith). Theresa isn’t keen on the idea, but Fraser allays her fears enough for her to give in.
When the kids don’t return on time, Theresa finds them lost in the woods and fighting. She soon starts to fear the worst.
The Great North
The Great North is a new witty and hearty animated sitcom from the creators of Bobs Burgers.
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) voices a single father, Beef Tobin, living in the fictional Lone Moose, Alaska, where he is struggling to keep the rest of his family together in light of his wife’s abandonment.
His four children, Wolf (Will Forte), Ham (Paul Rust), Judy (Jenny Slate) and Moon (Aparna Nancherla), are a strange bunch, each with their own quirks. None more so than the artistically inclined Judy, Beef’s only daughter, whose dreams are leading her away from the family fishing boat and toward the luxurious local mall.
Sky Comedy, 9.00pm
Mel and Sue’s buddy assassin comedy is back for another series of hits and hijinks.
The series rejoins Fran (Sue Perkins) and Jamie (Mel Giedroyc) hot on the trail of a drug trafficking football mascot. After business is quickly tended to, they head to their 80s themed school reunion for a teen angst-filled night off duty.
Unbeknownst to them, there is another vengeful assassin lying in wait.
BBC One, 9.00pm
Sarah Solemani has adapted Jo Bloom’s novel of the same name for a suspenseful and timely four-part drama. Bloom’s story was inspired by the 62 Group, a real life coalition of anti-fascists who took a stand against the rising neo-Nazism in 1960s Britain.
Agnes O’Casey stars as Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish woman searching for her lost lover, Jack Morris (Tom Varey). But as she tracks him down, she stumbles into anti-fascism and ends up infiltrating the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group run by Colin Jordan (Rory Kinnear).