This week’s TV picks explore the impact of immigration on the UK’s cuisine and the great secret the royal family kept that secured the Allies’s victory during the Second World War.
The Curry House Kid
Monday: Channel 4, 10.00pm
Exploring stories of immigration, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan takes a trip back in time to the curry houses from his childhood.
Khan meets with the Bangladeshi chefs who moved to the UK and created the curry house culinary institution, even in the face of racism.
The choreographer will also explore his family’s history and ultimately reflect on why he became a dancer. His journey will end with Khan performing a dance piece reflecting the story of the immigrant experience in Britain.
Studio 54: the Documentary
Tuesday: Sky Arts, 10.10pm
A one-off documentary on the history behind the glamorous nightclub Studio 54.
Studio 54: the Documentary shines a light on the Manhattan nightclub famed for its star studded guests and global popularity during the seventies.
With access to rarely before seen footage, this documentary delves into the controversies surrounding the famous landmark, including tax evasion and drug scandals.
Wednesday: ITV, 9.00pm
Twin doctors Chris and Xand Van Tulleken observe childhood development across the globe and question how freedom affects a child’s ability to learn new skills.
In the first episode, a group of four to seven year olds are tasked with travelling across London and to the London Eye without the support of their parents.
There’s Something about Movies
Thursday: Sky 1, 9.00pm
Comedian and presenter Alan Carr hosts a new comedy panel show from the team behind A League of Their Own.
There’s Something about Movies will test the blockbuster knowledge of famous faces with a wide array of film trivia.
Dead to Me
Starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me follows a bereaved widow determined to find her husband’s murderer.
After her husband is killed during a hit-and-run, Jen (Applegate) joins to support group and meets optimist Judy (Cardellini).
A fellow victim of loss, the pair become unlikely friends despite their opposing personalities but their friendship is put to the test when Judy tries to hide a devastating secret from Jen.
Who Dares Wins
Saturday: BBC One, 8:30pm
Nick Knowles returns to present a new series of the hit game show where pairs of strangers test their wits for the chance to win £50,000.
To win the jackpot prize, contestants must list their knowledge about a particular topic, but how much will they remember when they’re against the clock?
D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler
Sunday: Channel 4, 9:00pm
A programme exploring the role of King George VI in the Normandy landings, D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler follows the preparations for the largest seaborne invasion in the history of warfare.
Codenamed Operation Neptune, the documentary takes viewers back to 1944 towards the end of the Second World War with tensions running high between British intelligence and the royal family.
Following concerns of Edward VIII's sympathy for the Nazi regime, the programme follows the great lengths George VI and the Queen Mother went to preserve the secret of D-Day while regaining the British intelligence’s trust in the royals.