This week's top TV: 4 - 10 December

This week's top TV: 4 - 10 December

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Don't miss the series conclusion of Blue Planet II this Sunday (credit: BBC)

This week's top TV includes more classy comfort food in from Nigella Lawson, a new history series examining the many invasions of Britain and the conclusion of BBC One's masterpiece, Blue Planet II.   

Food: Nigella: at My Table

Monday

8.30pm, BBC2


Creating dishes as mouth-watering and inventive as ever (credit: BBC) 

In the final episode of this series, Nigella will be cooking a supper of chicken with red grapes and marsala, followed by sunken chocolate amaretto cake with crumbled amaretto cream. Plus an egg tortilla pie with soft yolks, salty ham and melted cheese. Yum.

History: Invasion!

Tuesday

9pm, BBC Four


Dr Sam Willis tells his tale of the many invasions of Britain (credit: BBC)

In the first of a new three-part series, intrepid historian Dr Sam Willis reveals a remarkable story of invasion that spans thousands of years. He unearths hidden stories to build a vivid picture of both successful and unsuccessful invasions and examines how they have shaped our nation's psyche.

Documentary: My Son: the Serial Killer

Wednesday

9pm, Channel 5


The five victims, clockwise from top left, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Tania Nicol, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls (credit: BBC)

In 2008, forklift truck driver Steve Wright was convicted of the murder of five women who worked as prostitutes in Ipswich. In a TV first Conrad Wright, the father of the "Suffolk Strangler", talks about his son and the impact of his crimes.

Drama: The Crown

Friday

Netflix

 

Continuing the story of Queen Elizabeth II's early life, the second series of The Crown will cover the period between 1956 and 1964. In this series, the Queen (Claire Foy) will meet US President John F Kennedy, travel the world and face fresh problems, including allegations of royal affairs and new pressures on the monarch. 

Natural history: Blue Planet II

Sunday

8pm, BBC One


David Attenborough presents the last episode in the series (credit: BBC)

In the final episode of Blue Planet II, David Attenborough examines the impact of human activity on sea life. Although the team discover evidence of albatross parents unwittingly feeding plastic to their chicks, and baby dolphins being exposed to pollutants through their mother's contaminated milk, there is a flicker of hope. This episode also shows what happens when humans make a concerted effort to protect the environment, such as bringing back Norwegian spring-spawning herring from the brink of extinction.

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