This week’s top TV: 7-13

This week’s top TV: 7-13

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By Layla Haidrani,
Monday, 7th September 2015

From surveillance reality TV shows to the return of Gogglebox, here are seven must see picks of the week 


The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria



Longest-serving queen Victoria is set to be usurped by her great-great-granddaughter this week. Queen Elizabeth II will seize the accolade of longest-serving monarch in UK history on 9 September. To mark this major milestone, Sophie Raworth’s documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary lives of the two monarchs.   




Sky Atlantic


Dwayne Johnson stars in Ballers (Credit: Sky) 

Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, this football comedy-drama is based on a retired player who is a financial advisor to the stars. From Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg, the creators of Entourage, this series centres on football players, families and friends has already taken the US by storm.  


Doctor Foster



Doctor Foster (Credit: BBC)

Suranne Jones plays a privileged GP in new BBC drama in the first of this five-parter. The Scott & Bailey actress on the surface appears to have it all – including a charismatic, devoted husband. Written by Olivier-award winning Mike Bartlett, this thriller on domestic strife promises more twists and turns than a helter-skelter…



Channel 4


Hunted explores our 24/7 surveillance society (Credit: Channel 4)

Think you can evade surveillance cameras, social networking and even a simple grocery shop? Think again – Channel 4’s new documentary-thriller goes where reality TV hasn’t yet dared.

Fourteen ordinary participants are challenged to go on the run to evade capture from Hunters in the first of this six-part series. With everyday life postponed and trackers from the CIA drawn in to locate their whereabouts, Hunted is an intriguing examination into whether we can ever truly run away from 24/7 surveillance.




Channel 4


(Credit: Channel 4)

The nation’s preoccupation with watching members of the British public commentate on programmes returns to screens tonight. Favourites Sandy and Sandra and posh Steph and Dom are back for more witty one-liners while the Michael family return after a series away. Expect mayhem and unlikely heroes… 



Live Golf: Walker Cup



Ken Brown, Hazel Irvine, Peter Alliss, Andrew Cotter (Credit: BBC)

Hazel Irvine presents from the opening day on the Lancashire grounds of Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. Day one of games against rival United States features foursomes and eight single matches in the afternoon while Peter Alliss and Andrew Cotter provide commentary. 



This Is England

Channel 4


This Is England series comes to a bittersweet end in this long-awaited four-parter (Credit: Channel 4)

The eagerly awaited This Is England series returns tonight after a two-year hiatus. In Steve Meadows’ final instalment, we see Lol and the gang kiss goodbye to the Thatcherite 80s era and explore the heady scene of 90s raving. Spot the shell costumes and bandanas for a pure nostalgic hit in the first of this four-parter. 


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From surveillance reality TV shows to the return of Gogglebox, here are seven must see picks of the week