TV picks of the week: 01 October – 07 October

TV picks of the week: 01 October – 07 October

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Monday, 1st October 2018
(Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian)
(Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian)

From plastic pollution to time-travellers, here's what's on this week.

Drowning in Plastic

Monday: BBC One, 8.30pm

Wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin discovers the growing dangers of plastic polluting the world’s oceans in this one-off special.

The 90-minute documentary sees Bonnin journey to the Tasman Sea to uncover the state of the eco-system. She joins rescue teams, campaigners and some of the world’s leading marine biologists to learn about the latest research on the topic in the hopes to discover the dangers plastic pose for the future of the planet.


This Morning: 30 Unforgettable Years

Tuesday: ITV1, 7.30pm

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Commemorating 30 years of This Morning being broadcasted on the small-screen, Joanna Lumley narrates an exploration of the history of the award-winning talk show.

Journeying through This Morning’s archives, the documentary looks back the show’s greatest moments with access to behind the scenes footage.

With contributions from current presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, they are also joined by past presenters and stars who’ve appeared on the show.


The Apprentice

Wednesday: BBC One, 9.00pm

Lord Alan Sugar returns with a brand new series of the hit reality show, where 16 candidates compete for a prize investment of £250,000.

Advising Lord Sugar are business tycoons Karren Brady and Claude Littner, who will assess candidates in their first task of the series.

Kicking off the new series, Lord Sugar sends candidates to grab nine Maltese products for the cheapest prices. What could go wrong?


No Offence

Thursday: Channel 4, 9.00pm

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With Joseph Becket (Darren Connolly) still at large, DI Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan) and the team must persevere to collar Beckett for the murder of their colleague.

With undercover cop Bonnie Sand’s (Tamara Lawrance) cover blown and far-right extremist Dennis Caddy (Neil Maskell) under arrest, will Deering be able to persuade Dennis to betray his fellow veteran?

The crime drama stars Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It), with Elaine Cassidy (Acceptable Risk), Will Mellor (In the Club), Neil Maskell (Utopia) and Tamara Lawrance (Undercover).


The Gadget show

Friday: Channel 5, 7.00pm

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The G-Team reform for a brand new series, where they will test an array of the latest gadgets.

To start off the series, Jon Bentley tests three of the world’s leading brands of noise-cancelling headphones, and Gaming expert Jordan Erica Webber visits Gamescom to report the latest of all things gaming.

Ortis Deley and Georgie Barrat head to IFA, for an in-depth look at the newest tech products and recent launches. 

The new series is presented by Craig Charles, Ortis Deley, Jon Bentley and Georgie Barrat.


A House Through Time

Saturday: BBC Two, 8.00pm

If you missed it the first time around, A House Through Time returns on BBC Two.

Historian David Olusoga (Who Do You Think You Are?) uncovers the history of a terraced house built in the 1840s in Liverpool.

The documentary charts 180 years of British history from the perspective of the many inhabitants of the house.


Doctor Who

Sunday: BBC One, 9.00pm

The news series will see the debut of the 13th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), who returns to Earth with a bang, crashing in Sheffield.

Still feeling the impact of her regeneration, the Doctor has no memory of who she was but encounters three ordinary strangers. What lies in store?

The sci-fi drama co-stars Bradley Walsh (The Chase), Tosin Cole (Burning Sands) and Mandip Gill (Love, Lies and Records) as the Doctor’s new companions.

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From plastic pollution to time-travellers, here's what's on this week.