This week's top TV: 18 - 24 September

This week's top TV: 18 - 24 September

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Monday, 18th September 2017
Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) and Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) in W1A. (Credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Here's a round-up of everything you should be watching this week including The Child In Time on BBC One, comedy sketch show Famalam and the glittering return of Strictly.



Monday: BBC Two, 10pm

Award-winning comedy W1A is back!

This is the year in which the BBC’s Royal Charter is up for renewal and Head of Values Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) is tasked with seeing what they do best.

Fletcher and his team will attempt to decipher the BBC’s new mission statement of doing 'More Of Less'.


Wednesday: BBC Two, 10pm

Gbemisola Ikumelo, Samson Kayo, Tom Moutchi, Roxanne Sternberg, John MacMillan, Vivienne Acheampong. (Credit: BBC Studios/Gary Moyes)

As part of the new BBC comedy commissions, Famalam is a one-off comedy sketch show starring Tom Moutchi, Vivienne Acheampong (The Aliens), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Sunny D), Roxanne Sternberg (Emerald City), Samson Kayo (Youngers) and John Macmillan (Chewing Gum)

From alien encounters in the outer reaches of the galaxy, the culprit for internet spam, to what happens when a man is left on his own for 10 minutes holding only a phone and a remote, this sketch show will inject a comedic element into everything.


Doc Martin

Wednesday: ITV, 9pm

Martin Clunes as Doc Martin. (Credit: ITV/Neil Genower)

After having therapy to save his marriage in the previous series, Martin and his wife Louisa face the challenge of living happily together with their baby.

Elsewhere, wedding bells are ringing for PC Joe Penhale (John Marquez) and nanny Janice Bone (Robyn Addison). However the party doesn't get off to a great start when some of the guests start collapsing with mystery health problems.

The Child In Time

Sunday: BBC One, 9pm

This will be be the first television commission for Pinewood Television and Cumberbatch's production company SunnyMarch TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Stephen Lewis in Ian McEwan's adaptation of novel The Child In Time.

The story follows Lewis after the tragic loss of his own child, and the effect the grief has on himself and his wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald).


First Dates

Monday: Channel 4, 9pm

Lettie & Fred. (Credit: Channel 4/Dave King)

Bring your cupid's arrow, because First Dates is back for a ninth series!

The restaurant reopens its doors for some fresh romance, including Cambridge graduate Fred who has been matched with political activist Lettie. However they struggle to make a connection with their Brexit-based differences.

Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday: BBC One, 6.25pm

Mollie King, Simon Rimmer, Chizzy Akudolu, Jonnie Peacock, Ruth Langsford, Joe McFadden, Debbie McGee, Brian Conley, Alexandra Burke, Rev Richard Coles, Charlotte Hawkins, Aston Merrygold, Gemma Atkinson, Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami. (Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston)

Got your dancing shoes ready?

Strictly Come Dancing is back, and it makes a dazzling return back on to our screens with a great new line-up.

Dancers include Alexandra Burke, Aston Merrygold, Debbie McGee and Jonnie Peacock, this series is not one to miss. The 15 couples will take to the ballroom to perform live in front of the four judges, including new Head Judge Shirley Ballas.

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Here's a round-up of everything you should be watching this week including The Child In Time on BBC One, comedy sketch show Famalam and the glittering return of Strictly.