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
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.
Wednesday: Channel 4, 11.05pm
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
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
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.
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.