From the dramatisation of the most notorious robbery in recent years to an exploration of the planet’s equatorial wildlife, here’s our pick of this week’s TV.
Monday: ITV, 9.00pm
Based on the famous London heist which took place in April 2015, Hatton Garden follows Brian Reader (Kenneth Cranham) as he leads a gang of ageing thieves organising the theft of a lifetime.
The four-part drama, which is stripped across the week, also stars Timothy Spall, David Hayman and Alex Norton.
Inside the Operating Theatre
Tuesday: W, 10.00pm
A brand new fixed-rig documentary series that explores the variety of operations ranging from cardiology to plastic surgery carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk.
In this first episode, we meet Sarah, who needs to have an operation for the hernia she sustained after giving birth, while Geoffrey receives medical assistance to reattach his retina and save his sight.
Summer of Rockets
Wednesday: BBC Two, 9.00pm
Loosely based on his father’s life in London, Stephen Poliakoff’s Summer of Rockets is set during the Cold War.
The six-part drama tells the story of Samuel Petrukhin (Toby Stephens), a designer of bespoke hearing aids, who is approached by the MI5 to carry out a covert operation and gather evidence of his friends’ involvement with the Russian government.
Thursday: Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm
Following immediately after the explosive first series finale, Georgina (Julia Stiles) returns to the Riviera and reunites with the Clios family.
With Adam’s (Iwan Rheon) sudden disappearance causing suspicion, Georgina must hide a secret that could be the end of her, but a sinister message awaits her arrival.
All episodes of the second series of Riviera will be available to watch from May 23rd on Sky on Demand.
Renée Zelwegger stars in Netflix’s social thriller, which explores what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.
The first episode opens with newlyweds Lisa (Jane Levy) and Sean (Blake Jenner), who are struggling to finance their own medical company.
When mysterious investor Anne offers funding in exchange for a night with Sean.
The couple have a decision to make.
The Hit List
Saturday: BBC One, 7.30pm
Marvin and Rochelle Humes present a new quiz show where contestants test their knowledge of music trivia for up to £10,000 in prizes.
From the swinging 60s to the electric 80s, participants will go against the clock to name as many hit artists and songs as they can.
Equator from the Air
Sunday: BBC Two, 8.00pm
Filmmaker Gordon Buchanan takes a trip in the air to explore the environmental changes that have impacted wildlife living around the planet’s equator.
Using a combination of drones, aircrafts and satellite imagery, Buchanan will see territories from a perspective that is near impossible to obtain on-foot allowing specialists to perform health-checks on equatorial wildlife from above.
Buchanan begins his journey in Africa where a fast-growing human population competes for room against equatorial wildlife.