TV Picks of the Week: 21 - 27 January

TV Picks of the Week: 21 - 27 January

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Danny Dyer dressed as a Tudor courtier in the era of his ancestor Sir John Seymour (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media/Jack Coathupe)
Danny Dyer dressed as a Tudor courtier in the era of his ancestor Sir John Seymour (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media/Jack Coathupe)

From the hardships of grieving families to the history behind creativity, here’s our TV picks for the week.

A Year of British Murder

Monday: Channel 4, 9.00pm


Paul, victim Quamari's dad (Credit: Channel 4)

Filmed over one year, A Year of British Murder is a harrowing documentary that addresses the hundreds of people killed in Britain during 2017.

The programme follows the grieving families of selected cases, including the parents of 15-year-old Quamari Barnes who was stabbed to death just outside his school in London; his killer was the same age.

The documentary includes testimonies from the families and friends of the victims, discussing the immediate aftermath of the crime and their attempts to rebuild their lives after the court case.

 

The National Television Awards

Tuesday: ITV1, 7.30pm


Dermot O'Leary (Credit: ITV)

The National Television Awards return for a star-studded evening to celebrate the best shows in 2018.

As voted for by the public, the night will see a series of awards up for grabs with nominees including Bodyguard, The Cry, Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches and Girlfriends.

The evening will be presented by the face of X-Factor, Dermot O'Leary.

 

Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family

Wednesday: ITV1, 9.00pm

A two-part documentary that follows up from Danny Dyer’s discovery that he is a descendant of King Edward III.

This short series captures Dyer’s journey to learn about his royal heritage and what it means to be a royal.

Rich with history, the actor will retell centuries of British events through the perspective of his noble lineage, from the Anglo-Saxons to the age of the Tudors.

 

Tin Star

Thursday: Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

Hit crime thriller Tin Star stars Tim Roth as undercover cop turned police chief Jim Worth.

Plagued by his alcoholic alter-ego Jack, he now finds himself left for dead by his loved ones who are dispersed across Canada.

Jack takes back control and fights to get his family back, even if his daughter Anna (Abigail Lawrie) doesn’t want to be found.

Elsewhere, Elizabeth Bradshaw (Christina Hendricks) tries to put her traumatic past behind her but instead faces a letter of termination.

 

Rob and Romesh vs Usain Bolt

Friday: Sky 1, 9.00pm


Rob Beckett, Usain Bolt and Romesh Ranganathan (Credit: Sky)

Comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett set off around the world to meet their sporting heroes.

The duo start their adventures in Jamaica to spend time with former Olympic sprinter and one of the fastest people in the world, Usain Bolt.

 

Antony Gormley: How Art Began

Saturday: BBC Two, 9.00pm


Antony Gormley (Credit: BBC)

Sculptor Antony Gormley explores the history of how humans discovered their creativity.

With new discoveries adding to the theory that art began in the Ice Age, Gomley takes a trip to caves across Indonesia, France and Spain where new images have been uncovered.

Gomley will also meet with the experts who are turning back time to pin point the beginning of art.

 

Ride Upon the Storm

Sunday: Channel 4, 11.00pm


August (Morten Hee Andersen), Elisabeth (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen), Johannes (Lars Mikkelsen), Emilie (Fanny Bernth) and Christian (Simon Sears) (Credit: Channel 4)

New Danish drama Ride Upon the Storm centres around a deeply religious family under turmoil.

Ride Upon the Storm follows parents Johannes (Lars Mikkelsen) and Elisabeth (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen) who struggle with their two children August (Morten Hee Andersen) and Christian (Simon Sears).

Jealous of the favouritism August receives from Johannes, Christian begins to make desperate decisions to avoid Johannes’ disappointment and gain his father’s love.

The full drama is available to watch on All4.

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From the hardships of grieving families to the history behind creativity, here’s our TV picks for the week.