This week in TV, Lily James stars in a new BBC period drama, a super-powered family’s fallout goes global and Drag Race goes Down Under.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under
BBC One, 11.20pm
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs from Australia and New Zealand for the first time to find the queen of the Land Down Under.
Dressed to impress in high-fashion, the queens vying for the crown will have to handle the inevitable drama while putting their best foot forward on the runway in the weekly challenges and lip sync battles.
Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson will be joining Ru on the judging panel. Aussie pop sensation Kylie Minogue, her sister Dannii Minogue and Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) are the first celebrity guests to be revealed.
The Money Maker
Channel 4, 9pm
Think Kitchen Nightmares for small businesses, as entrepreneur and venture capitalist Eric Collins lends his time and money to those in Britain struggling to stay afloat.
Each of the four parts will see Collins immerse himself into a different business, interrogate their practices and offer his expertise to hopefully secure their future amidst the toughest economic climate Britain has seen for generations.
Sky One, 10pm
Samson Kayo (Timewasters) and Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) star as unlikely paramedic partners Maleek and Wendy in the new six-part comedy series, Bloods.
At first, the pairing of alpha-acting loner Maleek and overly affable divorcee Wendy doesn’t look set to last, but they soon become each other’s life support as they work 999 callouts for the south London emergency service.
The ensemble comedy also stars Adrian Scarborough (Killing Eve), Lucy Punch (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh).
From Mark Millar, the creator of Kick-Ass and Kingsman, comes a new series about the world’s first superheroes and their children now living under their enormous shadows.
Sheldon Sampson (Josh Duhamel) aka The Utopian led a paramilitary superhero squad back in the 1930s at the height of the Great Depression, saving the world from existential threats alongside his wife Grace (Leslie Bibb) aka Lady Liberty. They were hoping their kids would continue where they left off, but Chloe (Elena Kampouris) and Brandon (Andrew Horton) are instead rebelling, disillusioned with their parents’ politics and expectations.
Given their superpowers, the fallout is global. Now more than ever, as dark forces and new villains arise, the world needs the family to make peace and the kids to live up to their parents’ legacy.
The Pursuit Of Love
BBC One, 9pm
Adapted from Nancy Mitford’s eponymous novel, The Pursuit Of Love is the story of two women in search of the perfect husband in Europe between the two World Wars.
Linda Radlett (Lily James) and Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) are best friends and cousins, both consumed by a burning desire for love. But whereas Fanny settles for a steady life, the fearlessly feminist Linda will not stop following her heart.
Dominic West and Dolly Wells also star as Linda’s parents, and Fleabag’s ‘Hot Priest’, Andrew Scott, plays their eccentric aristocrat of a neighbour, Lord Merlin.