TV picks of the week: 4 - 10 February

TV picks of the week: 4 - 10 February

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Nate (Tolulope Ogunmefun), Eight (Tez Ilyas), Aks (Dúaa Karim) and Mobeen (Guz Khan) (Credit: BBC/Tiger Aspect/Alistair Heap)
Nate (Tolulope Ogunmefun), Eight (Tez Ilyas), Aks (Dúaa Karim) and Mobeen (Guz Khan) (Credit: BBC/Tiger Aspect/Alistair Heap)

This week’s TV picks include an exploration of gun crime in the US and the return of a much-loved detective.

Teachers Training to Kill

Monday: Channel 4, 9.00pm


Sheriff Jones (Credit: Channel 4)

Teachers Training to Kill is a one-off documentary that explores gun control in America and the disturbing amount of mass shootings taking place in US schools.

The documentary follows a group of teachers from Faster, a controversial summer school where teachers are trained to operate guns and potentially shoot to kill.

Announced back in November, this documentary will look at both sides of the debate, including interviews with victims of mass shootings.

 

Paxman on the Queen’s Children

Tuesday: Channel 5, 9.00pm


Jeremy Paxman outside Buckingham Palace (Credit: Channel 5)

Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman takes a break from politics to present a two-part investigation into the lives of Her Royal Majesty The Queen on England’s four children, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Princess Royal, HRH The Duke of York and HRH Earl of Wessex.

The first episode sees Paxman learn about their childhood, revealing the impact of the loss of their grandfather His Royal Majesty King George V had, while also examining the media coverage of the royal family.

 

Das Boot

Wednesday: Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm


Das Boot (Credit: Sky Germany/Sky Atlantic)

Sequel to the classic 1981 German film of the same name, Das Boot is an eight-part drama set during the Second World War.

The drama follows the crew of a U-boat on a secret mission in France as they struggle for survival and their allegiances are questioned.

Elsewhere, a German woman is torn between her loyalties as the war in France becomes dominated by espionage.

 

Ryanair: Britain's Most Hated Airline?

Thursday: Channel 5, 9.00pm


Fiona Phillips (Credit: Channel 5)

Fiona Phillips gets the inside scoop on Ryanair, the worst airline six years running as voted for by the consumer surveys from Which? magazine.

Phillips will look at the company’s origins, the impact Ryanair has had on the airline industry and questions how passengers and staff have been affected by cost-cuts.

 

Humpback Whales: a Detective Story

Friday: BBC Two, 9.00pm


A curious young humpback approaching cinematographer Howard Hall (Credit: BBC/Michele Hall)

After a life-threatening experience with a Humpback Whale in 2015, documentary filmmaker Tom Mustill returns to California to investigate if the whale had intended to cause any harm.

In this Natural World documentary, Mustill will speak with Cetology experts and survivors of similar experiences, to determine the whale’s intentions and possibly identify the culprit who landed on his kayak over three years ago.

The documentary will raise big questions including the relationship humans have with whales.

 

Man Like Mobeen

Saturday: BBC One, 11.45pm


Ridwan (Anthony Aje) and Mobeen (Guz Khan) (Credit: BBC/Tiger Aspect/Alistair Heap)

Guz Khan returns for a new series of the hit BBC sitcom Man Like Mobeen.

On the eve of his little sister Aks’s (Duaa Karim) prom night, Mobeen is forced to decide whether to interfere or let her attend, having heard rumours about the antics from past proms and the serious threat of a stabbing.

 

Endeavour

Sunday: ITV1, 8.00pm

Back in uniform, DC Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) finds himself assigned to a quiet rural area.

When the former detective stumbles across the body of a missing schoolgirl, Morse reunites with his former colleagues and is given the opportunity to regain his rank but only by arresting a suspect.

But not all is as it seems as DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) persuades Morse that the man is not the killer.

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This week’s TV picks include an exploration of gun crime in the US and the return of a much-loved detective.