With a host of new dramas and the return of First Dates, there's plenty of TV to keep viewers occupied this week heading into the colder nights of October.
Monday 28th September, Tuesday 29th September
ITV adds to their slate of gripping dramas with the brand-new crime procedural Honour, starring Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard).
The series follows the true story of the murder of 20-year-old Londoner Banaz Mahmod in 2006.
Hawes plays DCI Caroline Goode, a detective who uncovers critical failings within her police department. DCI Goode is shocked to learn that her missing person made herself known to police numerous times, fearing her life was under threat from family members after leaving an abusive marriage.
The two-part series reveals the horrifying and brutal reality of ‘honour’ killings.
Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia
Monday 28th September
BBC One, 9pm
England cricket legend and Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff opens up about his 20-year struggle with bulimia.
Through conversations with other sufferers, discussions with specialists and a personal look at his own experience with the illness, Flintoff aims to destigmatize the eating disorder among men.
Tuesday 29th September
BBC One, 9pm
From the creator of Doctor Foster, this spin-off series follows the intertwining lives of four families living in the same converted Victorian house in Manchester.
Alison Steadman stars as Gail, a woman about to celebrate her 70th birthday, who's married to Henry (Peter Davidson). Victoria Hamilton revives her Doctor Foster character Belle, a divorcee Pilates teacher, and Adrian Lester (Riviera) plays David, an academic on the brink of temptation when he meets a stranger abroad.
In this opening episode, an old friend makes an observation that throws Gail’s marriage to Henry into disarray. Meanwhile, the arrival of Belle’s chaotic niece upturns her perfectly ordered life.
Thursday 1st October
Channel 4, 10pm
What better way to spend the curfewed hours than watching people go on pre-pandemic dates in search of romance?
The fan favourite First Dates returns for its fifteenth series, with Maître D’ Fred Sirieix trying his best to set up singletons from across the UK.
The first episode sees former playboy bunny Kelly-Anne on the hunt for a daring man, while party-animal Nikita from Swansea is shown an intimate tattoo by her date Rhys.
Brave New World
Friday 2nd October
Sky One, 9pm
Based on Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, Brave New World follows life in the constricting social order of the supposedly utopian New London, where family, money, monogamy and privacy have been abolished.
Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crow (Jessica Brown Findlay) take the leap to leave New London and journey to the Savage Lands.
When they become mixed up in a violent rebellion, they rely on John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich) to return them to the relative safety of New London.
However, the arrival of John in the New World threatens to upend its utopian harmony, opening both Bernard and Lenina’s eyes to the dangers of their social conditioning.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Sunday 4th October
David Attenborough returns with his most urgent film yet, A Life on Our Planet, revealing the stark truth about the climate emergency.
At 93 years old, Attenborough uses the film to look back at his 60-year-plus career, offering a ‘witness statement’ showing how the world has changed so drastically in a relatively short amount of time.
Despite the hopelessness of deforestation and ocean pollution, the film is not all doom and gloom. Attenborough finishes the film with a message of hope: we still have time to change the tide.