This week’s top TV: 26 September – 2 October

This week’s top TV: 26 September – 2 October

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Morgana Robinson as Joanna Lumley (Credit: BBC)
Morgana Robinson as Joanna Lumley (Credit: BBC)

Monday

Morgana Robinson’s The Agency

BBC Two, 10pm

Comedian and impressionist Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Toast of London) stars in this new mockumentary series about a fictional talent agency, in which she plays the entire roster of celeb talent.

Viewers will see Robinson take the form of Miranda Hart, Natalie Cassidy, Joanna Lumley, Mel and Sue, Danny Dyer and Adele over the series. In the first episode, Miranda Hart tries to be taken more seriously as an actor and Danny Dyer branches out into children’s books.

 

Tuesday

Being Black, Going Crazy?

BBC Three, available on iPlayer from 10am


Ashley, a young man featured in the documentary (Credit: BBC)

In this one-off documentary, Blogger and radio presenter Keith Dube aims to find out why black men are 17 times more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition than their white counterparts, and six times more likely to be an inpatient in a mental health unit.

The programmes sees Dube explore the multitude of potential factors, such as racism and social deprivation, by speaking with mental health professionals. He also investigates why the issue is still a taboo in black communities, with 67% of sufferers reporting being stigmatised by their own families.

 

Wednesday

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

Channel 4, 8.00pm

Penelope Keith's exploration of the pleasures and challenges of rural life continues. This week she visits several locations in Argyll and Bute, in the Scottish Highlands, where 96% of land is classified as remote rural.

Keith's discoveries include the island of Easdale, which doesn't have any cars or roads, but sees competitors flock to its shores once a year for the World Stone-Skimming Championships.

 

Thursday

The Fall

BBC Two, 9pm

Cat-and-mouse cop drama The Fall returns for its third and final series this Thursday. The last episode of series two ended on a tense cliffhanger, and viewers have waited two years to find out what happens next.

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan reprise their roles, as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and serial killer Paul Spector, as the battle between them intensifies.

The programme opens where series two left off, with Spector, critically injured in an ambush, lying bleeding in Stella’s arms. Has Stella just lost the criminal she has tirelessly worked to catch?

 

Friday

The Level, ITV

ITV, 9.00pm



The Level is ITV's new drama about an exemplary detective with a secret double life. Karla Crome (Misfits) plays Detective Sargeant Nancy Devlin, whose success has masked her connection to Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister) - the drugs trafficker she has shielded from the law because he was a father figure to her when she was growing up. Nancy soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation that not only threatens to expose her malpractice, but puts her life in danger.

 

Saturday

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central

Comedy Central, 11pm

Russell Howard returns to performing traditional stand up in front of a studio audience. In a twist on the format, he tackles questions from the audience, assisted by Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar.

 

Sunday

Taskmaster

Dave, 10pm

A new series of Taskmaster, where comedians compete in madcap tasks set by host Greg Davies, comes to Dave on Sunday night. This week's episode, titled "A Pea in a Haystack," features Dave Gorman, Al Murray, Rob Beckett, Sara Pascoe and Paul Chowdhry.

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