This week, Mary Berry teaches novice cooks how to cook tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes, Samuel L. Jackson gets a second chance at life in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Romesh Ranganathan takes a trip to Sierra Leone.
Tense new drama starring Martin Compston and Tuppence Middleton sees an estranged couple find their marital home has been sold without their knowledge.
Based on the book of the same name, Fi (Tuppence Middleton) is shocked when she returns home one day and finds all her possessions are gone and strangers are moving into her empty house.
Fi is confused as to how her home has been put up for sale, as intense panic soon sets in when she can’t get hold of her estranged husband Bram (Martin Compston).
She discovers that her husband has disappeared and a tangled web of secrets and lies begins to unravel.
The series takes place in the present day, with flashbacks showing the couple’s life together during happier times.
Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts
BBC One, 8pm
Mary Berry is coming to the aid of cooking novices to teach them how to whip up a delicious feast for their loved ones.
Berry will work side by side with the amateur cooks and pass on her knowledge and techniques to help them improve their skills.
A celebrity guest will join to give extra help, with episode one seeing Roman Kemp and Celebs Go Dating’s Tom Reed Wilson enter the kitchen.
Fireman Mark, youth worker Callum and boxing instructor Thaer will attempt to make a spectacular afternoon tea with red pepper, cheese and chives tartlets, mini scones and a four-tier clementine cake.
Amol Rajan Interviews Nile Rodgers
BBC Two, 9pm
The iconic Nile Rodgers is a songwriter and producer who has created much-loved songs such as Get Lucky, Good Times, Everybody Dance and Le Freak.
Rodgers speaks to Amol Rajan about growing up in New York City in the 1960s with his mother, who was only 14 years older than him and struggled with drug addiction.
Rajan discovers how Rodgers set up the band Chic with his musical partner Bernard Edwards and the release of the sensational record Le Freak.
As one of the most successful black men in the music industry, Rodgers also reflects on racism and structural inequalities he faced in America, which are still a problem now.
Rodgers also opens up about the painful death of his mother in 2020.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Based on the novel by Walter Mosley, who has adapted the story for the screen, the six-part series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Ptolemy Grey.
Grey is a 91-year-old man who is sinking into dementia, forgotten by his family, friends, and even himself.
Orphaned teenager Robyn (Dominique Fishback) is assigned to look after Grey. Lonely and isolated, Grey gets a second chance at life when he is given the opportunity to briefly regain his memories using a radical new treatment.
With his temporarily restored memories, Grey attempts to solve the death of his nephew and uncovers some shocking truths about the past, present and future.
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
BBC Two, 9pm
Romesh Ranganathan is back on the road and with the green light to travel for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Ranganathan travels to Sierra Leone, which is often thought of in regard to its dark history. He is guided around by local musician Gwyn Jay Allen, who will take him to the breath-taking national parks to witness rare wildlife such as the elusive pygmy hippo.
Ranganathan samples the national drink poyo, marvels at miles of beautiful beaches, meets locals who live off-grid, and has a once-in-a-lifetime experience of camping on a remote archipelago.
The past can’t be forgotten, however, as Ranganathan visits Bunce Island’s slave fort and a diamond mine, while learning about the trauma endured by Sierra Leonians and their hopes for the future.