This week's top TV: 4 September - 10 September

This week's top TV: 4 September - 10 September

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Monday, 4th September 2017
Suranne Jones as Doctor Gemma Foster (Credit: BBC)

This week's top TV includes the return of hit series Doctor Foster and Cold Feet, as well as Gogglebox, and a new comedy from the team behind Peep Show.

Drama: Doctor Foster


BBC One, 9pm

The highly anticipated second series revisits Doctor Gemma Foster two years on from when it was dramatically revealed that her husband Simon (Bertie Carvel) was having an affair with the much younger Kate (Jodie Comer).

Gemma's (Suranne Jones) life has settled back to normality with her son Tom (Tom Taylor) after her ex-husband left town with his pregnant mistress, Kate (Jodie Comer).

However, her settled routine is short-lived as her manipulative ex makes a dramatic return to town, with his new family in tow and some fresh new drama that will cause chaos to Gemma's new life. 

Documentary: The 21st Century Race for Space


BBC Two, 9pm

During the 1950s, the USA and the Soviet Union were locked in an intense race to be the first nation to venture into space. Now, more than fifty years on from the first human mission into space, there is a more modern competition in the space stakes.

Brian Cox presents this scientific documentary that explores the developments taking place at Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and Spaceport America for the new realm of space tourism. 

The documentary looks at the people and businesses competing to take the technological superiority in new types of tourism and business, such as daily space travel, asteroid mining, and Elon Musk's dream of human inhabitation on Mars in the next decade. 

Cox meets billionaire entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson and Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos in a quest to find out how these businesses will take on the challenging and dangerous world of space travel.

Comedy: Back


Channel 4, 10pm

Comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb reunite for another comedy series from Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell.

The comedy centres around Stephen Nichols (David Mitchell) as he mourns the death of his father and prepares to take over the family business.

However, the arrival of an unexpected guest at the funeral sends his plans into chaos, as former foster child of the family, Andrew (Robert Webb), squeezes himself back into the family unit.

As Andrew charms his way back into the lives of his family members, Stephen remains convinced he has no recollection of him and believes that he has arrived to take over his life and sabotage his plans to take over the family village pub.

Comedy Drama: Cold Feet


ITV, 9pm

Following the successful revival of the hit comedy drama series last year, Cold Feet is back for another series.

The series joins the gang ten months on; new couple Adam and Tina have been living together in romantic bliss, but is there trouble ahead as Adam tries to move the relationship further along?

Meanwhile, Karen attempts to juggle home life with her new dream job of opening a publishing company, and as David rebuilds his life, he becomes close to housewife, Nikki (Siobhan Finneran), who carries her own set of baggage with her.

Elsewhere, Pete has recovered from his depression and financial troubles, yet his relationship with Jenny is put into question when a new opportunity arises.

Entertainment: Gogglebox


Channel 4, 9pm

Gogglebox returns for another series from the homes of the UK's most opinionated TV viewers. 

Our favourite families and friends will return to give their views and responses to the week's TV picks and topical events. 

Who knew that watching people watch telly would be so entertaining?

Music: Last Night of the Proms


First half: BBC Two, 7.15pm

Second half: BBC One, 9pm

Katie Derham presents the Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as they celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence with music from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, and renditions Sibelius's Finlandia and Kodaly's Budavari Te Deum featuring soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo Christine Rice, tenor Ben Johnson and bass John Relyea.

The evening will also mark the 50th anniversaries of the deaths of composers Zoltán Kodály and Malcolm Sargent, and celebrate John Adams’s 70th birthday with the London premiere of Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance.

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This week's top TV includes the return of hit series Doctor Foster and Cold Feet, as well as Gogglebox, and a new comedy from the team behind Peep Show.