TV picks of the week: 24 September – 30 September

TV picks of the week: 24 September – 30 September

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Wondering what to watch now Bodyguard is over? From Swedish drama to new gameshows, here's what's on this week

Joel & Nish vs the World

Monday: Comedy Central, 9pm​

Back for a second season, stand-ups Nish Kumar and Joel Dommett continue their hilarious journey around the world, humiliating themselves in the process. In this episode, the pair embark on a gruelling trek up a mountain in Peru. Will their one-liners help them conquer such a quest?

 

Take the Tower

Tuesday: ITV4, 9pm

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(Credit: Two Four, ITV4)

Hollywood action star Dolph Lundgren hosts new game show Take the Tower, where instead of taking down bad guys, he’s leaving the stunts to members of the public. He’ll test the wit and strength of contestants through a variety of physical and mental challenges, as they journey up 53 storeys to win a holiday to New York.

 

Alex

Wednesday: Channel 4, 11.05pm

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(Credit: Global Series Network, Channel 4)

New Swedish drama Alex follows corrupt cop Alex Leko (Dragomir Mrsic), who accidentally killed his partner and best friend Martin in a gunfight. Guilt-ridden Alex vows to quit crime, but local crime boss BG has other ideas. Meanwhile Alex’s new partner Frida Kanto (Rakel Wärmländer) has been ordered to dig up enough dirt on Alex to have him prosecuted.

Michael Palin in North Korea

Thursday: Channel 5, 9pm

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(Credit: Channel 5)

Monty Python legend Michael Palin concludes his journey through North Korea in the secretive country’s capital Pyongyang. While visiting the border between North and South Korea he meets members of North Korea’s military personnel, and discusses the controversial topics of nuclear weapons and the Korean war.

 

The Graham Norton Show

Friday: BBC One, 10.35pm

Graham kicks off this autumn’s series with a star studded line-up, including Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper who will discuss their latest movie A Star is Born, alongside space travellers Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man, and Jodie Whittaker, who spills the beans on her debut as the Doctor. The legendary Rod Stewart will also be performing his latest single.

 

Pointless Music Day Special

Saturday: BBC One, 5.40pm

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(Credit: BBC/Remarkable, part of Endemol Shine Group/Jack Barnes)

The general knowledge quiz returns for a music special on Saturday, with dynamic duo Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman quizzing top music talent about their knowledge on the subject. Radio presenter Shaun Keaveny, singer Lianne La Havas, DJ Chris Hawkins, singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald, presenter Clara Amfo, singer-songwriter Ella Eyre, radio and tv presenter Suzy Klein and soprano singer Lesley Garrett will battle it out for the Pointless trophy.

 

The Cry

Sunday: BBC One, 9pm​

Taking over Bodyguard’s Sunday night slot is the dramatisation of Helen FitzGerald's novel The Cry. Jenna Coleman stars as Joanna, whose infant son disappears while abroad in Australia, leaving a devastating impact on her family, as well as her psyche.

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Wondering what to watch now Bodyguard is over? From Swedish drama to new gameshows, here's what's on this week