This week's top TV: 26 October - 1 November

This week's top TV: 26 October - 1 November

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Monday, 26th October 2015
The Dresser
The Dresser

This week sees actors playing actors and footballers taking on football clubs


Scream Queens



Pop stars Ariana Grande and Joe Jonas are among the all-star cast of Scream Queens 
(Credit: Channel 4/Matthias Clamer/Fox)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts star in sorority slasher flick Scream Queens, a modern take on a whodunit, where anyone could be the murderer, or the next victim.

Roberts plays sorority queen Chanel Oberlin, who rues Kappa House with an iron fist, until Curtis’s character, Dean Cathy Munsch, insists that pledging must be open to all students, not just the silver-spooned elite.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across campus.




Channel 4


(Credit: C4/Ed Miller)

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s subtle but brilliant comedy about a couple thrown together by an unexpected pregnancy returns for a second series.

Now Rob and Sharon must adjust to a life of marital arguments, a screaming baby and crazy friends and family.



Alexander Armstrong in the Land of the Midnight Sun



Alexander Armstrong in Dawson City in the Ukon Territories
(Credit: ITV/Shiver)

Pointless quizmaster Alexander Armstrong continues his journey around the Arctic Circle.

In this episode, he travels to the icy wilderness of Alaska, where he meets modern day gold prospectors, before finishing his trip on the international dateline between America and Russia.



Class of 92: Out of Their League



The Class of 92
(Credit:BBC/Rachel Joseph)

In their heyday, ex-Manchester United players Phil and Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, collectively known as the Class of 92, achieved unrivalled success as footballers.

Now they hope to impart their shared knowledge as they take over lower league team Salford City FC – a club seven tiers down from the Premier League and normally run by volunteers.

However, as they soon discover, running an amateur football club is not without drama.



Citizen Khan



Mr Khan visits Farley Manor
(Credit: BBC/Neil Sherwood)

Embarrassing dad and self-appointed community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) returns for a third series, adding grandfather to his list of responsibilities.

In this first episode, Mr Khan takes the family on a trip to stately home Farley Manor, where he meets resident aristocrat Lord Anstruther (Peter Bowls). However his plans to hobnob with the upper classes are jeopardise by Naani’s (Adlyn Ross) sticky fingers.



The Dresser



Edward Fox as Thornton/The Fool, Anthony Hopkins as Sir and Ian McKellan as Norman
(Credit: BBC/Playground Entertainment/Joss Barratt)

Ian McKellan and Anthony Hopkins star in this revision of Ronald Harwood’s play, adapted for television and directed by Richard Eyre.

It tells the funny and moving story of a touring theatre company attempting to stage a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear during the Blitz.

An hour before the production is due to start, actor/manager Sir (Hopkins) is nowhere to be seen, and his dresser Normal (McKellan) must scramble to keep the production alive.



The Hunt



African wild dogs on the hunt in Liuwa Plain, Zambia
(Credit: BBC/Silverback Films)

Sir David Attenborough reunites with Planet Earth colleagues Alastair Fothergill and Huw Cordey to reveal the difficulties predators face in catching their prey.

The opening episode explores the challenges predators face from their habitats, and watches leopards hunting gazelles in Zambia, and orca chasing humpback whales in the open ocean.

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This week sees actors playing actors and footballers taking on football clubs