This weeks’ top TV: 22 – 28 August

This weeks’ top TV: 22 – 28 August

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Monday, 22nd August 2016
One of Us will explore morality, human nature, and family secrets (Credit: BBC)
One of Us will explore morality, human nature, and family secrets (Credit: BBC)


Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms

More 4, 9pm

Sarah Beeny (Credit: Channel 4)

RTS award-winning Four Rooms is back with a new host, Sarah Beeny. A cross between Antiques Roadshow and Dragons' Den, the programme sees members of the public try and sell their prized items to stone-faced dealers for a good price.

Items up for consideration this week include a first edition Winston Churchill novel and an Elvis Presley concert banner.



One of Us

BBC One, 9pm

This hotly-anticipated crime drama begins after the murder of a young couple in their Edinburgh flat.

Their grieving families, living in the remote highlands, are then left with a moral dilemma when the murderer arrives on their doorsteps the following night - badly injured following a severe car accident.



The Great British Bake Off

BBC One, 8pm

The 12 bakers taking part in series seven (Credit: Love Productions)

This one needs minimal introduction. The cult baking programme that holds the nation transfixed for a few weeks is back for its seventh series on Wednesday.

We see 12 new bakers board the emotional rollercoaster, to be judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Mel and Sue will continue to puncture the tension with their best cake-based innuendos.



The Circuit

Channel 4, 10pm

The cast of 'The Circuit'
The cast of The Circuit (Credit: Channel 4)

​The Circuit is a new comedy pilot from Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly, whose last collaboration was the outrageous Pulling. 

The pilot focuses on the absurdity of social expectations, and forcing yourself to accept questionable invites in the name of politeness.

Described by Channel 4 as “the worst dinner party that’s ever happened in the world anywhere,” the episode sees Gabe (Adeel Akhtar) and Nat (Eva Birthistle) try and get through a meal with the hellish occupants of their new neighbourhood.



Celebrity Big Brother: Live Final

Channel 5, 9pm

Contestants Stephen Bear (Ex on the Beach), Heavy D (Storage Hunters), Lewis Bloor (TOWIE) and Renee Graziano (Mob Wives) (Credit: Channel 5)

Emma Willis fronts the CBB final, where the remaining contestants will be whittled down to one winner.

This series has been particularly controversial: with Christopher Biggins being kicked off the show for a poor taste 'Nazi joke' and the girlfriend of cheating reality star Stephen Bear being brought in to the house to confront him over his frisky antics with fellow contestant Chloe Khan.

Find out who is named Big Brother Champion in an explosive finale. 



David Attenborough's Wild City

Sky 1, 6pm

(Credit: Beach House Pictures)

Those looking to catch something informative before The X Factor should tune into the first in this new documentary series by David Attenborough. Attenborough will be in a more urban environment than usual, shedding light on the habitats of wildlife in built-up Singapore.

Binge-watchers will be pleased to hear that episodes two and three will be shown straight after.

Watch the Wild City trailer on Vimeo.



Are You Being Served? 

BBC One, 9pm

The cast of Are You Being Served?
The cast of Are You Being Served? (Credit: BBC)

The BBC kick off their Landmark Sitcom Season with this one-off remake of 80s comedy Are You Being Served. The programme’s all-star cast includes Jason Watkins, Sherrie Hewson, John Challis, Roy Barraclough, Mathew Horne and Jorgie Porter.


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