This week's Top TV: 12 - 18 September

This week's Top TV: 12 - 18 September

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Monday, 12th September 2016
Hooten and the Lady confront hair-raising obstacles as they travel the globe in search of hidden treasures (Credit: Sky)
Hooten and the Lady confront hair-raising obstacles as they travel the globe in search of hidden treasures (Credit: Sky)


Celebrity Home Secrets

ITV, 8pm

Janet Street Porter (Credit: ITV)

In this show, famous faces revisit their former homes to share memories and secrets from when they lived there.

This week we get an insight into the colourful life of Janet Street Porter as we look back at her various homes, including the ‘castle’ she built in the middle of London.

Tune in for anecdotes such as the time police broke down Street-Porter’s front door looking for drugs while she was on her honeymoon, and took away her wedding cake ‘but found nothing.’



One of Us

BBC1, 9.00pm

The Eliots and the Douglasses made a shocking discovery in Episode 1 (Credit: BBC)

Tonight is the final episode of One of Us, the moral thriller which has gripped viewers for the past three weeks. We finally find out why childhood sweethearts Adam and Grace and their unborn child were callously murdered following their honeymoon, in an instalment that promises to tie up all loose ends.



Lost Sitcoms: Steptoe and Son

BBC4, 9pm

This episode of the 1960s comedy about a father-son rag and bone business is a new performance of a classic script, made in response to the original recording vanishing from the BBC archives.

Leads Jeff Rawle (Drop The Dead Donkey) and Ed Coleman (Pride) have the tricky job of portraying what the BBC call “one of most successful double acts in the history of British television.”

Son Harold (Coleman) is desperate to go on a skiing holiday - but he doesn’t want Dad Albert (Rawle) there, under any circumstances.



The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

BBC, 9pm

This daring experiment explores Britain’s relationship with prescription drugs by taking them away from us.

The programme sees Dr Chris Van Tulleken, an advocate for reducing our dependence on pills, taking up residence at a busy GP practice. He will spend three months treating patients without antibiotics and painkillers, and weaning some of the most drug-dependent patients off their ‘life-saving’ meds.

But will Dr Van Tulleken's actions be irresponsible or ground-breaking?



Hooten and the Lady

Sky1, 9pm

Hooten and the Lady hanging out in the jungle (Credit: Sky)

Sky 1’s new big-budget adventure drama premieres on Friday.

Hooten and the Lady follows maverick adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes) and sassy and sophisticated historian Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker (Olivia Lovibond), who team up to travel the world in search of lost artefacts.

The first episode sees the pair travel to the fabled El Dorado – the lost city of Gold.



How Sherlock Changed the World

National Geographic, 7pm

A re-enactment of Sherlock conducting tests in a lab (Credit: Love Productions) 

In this fascinating overlap of fact and fiction, crime scene investigators reveal how forensic techniques first reported in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels led to the development of the modern scientific investigation techniques that our justice system relies on today.

Holmes was 120 years ahead of his time when he used chemistry, bloodstains and fingerprints to catch offenders. The programme details real crimes that were solved thanks to Conan Doyle’s genius, and documents the author’s own foray into solving cases.



Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

Channel 4, 9pm

Survival expert Bear Grylls (Credit: Channel 4)

In a special charity edition of The Island filmed as part of C4’s Stand up to Cancer programming, ten celebrities are dumped on a remote island with nothing but the clothes on their back, basic tools, medical supplies and 48 hours worth of water.

The celeb contestants, including former JLS singer Aston Merrygold, Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke and comedian and writer Dom Joly must survive for two weeks to complete the challenge.

The original cast had at least a couple of skilled contestants such as builders, medics and soldiers per series, so it will be interesting to see how the celebs’ building and foraging skills compare.

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