This week's top TV: 5 - 11 September

This week's top TV: 5 - 11 September

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Monday, 5th September 2016
ITV revisits the Cold Feet gang after 13 years (credit: Big Talk Productions)


Cold Feet



Adam (James Nesbitt), Pete (John Thomson), Jen (Fay Ripley), David (Rob Bathurst), and Karen (Hermione Norris) (credit: Big Talk Productions)

"Stepping back into our own clammy old shoes" as Fay Ripley eloquently put it, five of British comedy-drama's best-loved characters are back for a long awaited sixth series of Cold Feet. The show returns to Manchester and serial daters and divorcees Adam, Pete, Jenny, Karen, and David. 

We finally find out what the old gang have been up to since series 5 ended in 2003 with the untimely death of Rachel (Helen Baxendale). 

James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley, John Thomson, and Robert Bathurst provide the laughs and the tears in a reboot of the turn-of-the-century favourite, and the all-new drama now that they are all in their fifties.





Diane Morgan and Anna Maxwell Martin play glummy mummies in BBC Two's new sitcom pilot (credit: BBC/Delightful Pictures/Merman)

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan's latest offering features the battleground of middle-class motherhood. Anna Maxwell Martin stars as passive aggressive mum Julia, alongside stand-up comic Diane Morgan's more likeable Liz. 

Hollywood actress Lucy Punch is the blonde assassin as phoney queen bee Amanda in this pilot of what promises to be a brilliantly executed sitcom.


Paralympics 2016: Opening Ceremony

Channel 4


The superhumans return as Channel 4 launches its coverage of this year's Paralympic Games in Rio. Clare Balding heads up the presenting team, joined by Adam Hills and commentators Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Rob Walker. The opening ceremony broadcast will feature an interview with British cyclist Sarah Storey who is aiming for an historic 12th gold medal in the velodrome on Thursday. But can the rest of Team GB match the success of their Olympic parallels?


John Bishop in Conversation with Charlotte Church



Runcorn's finest comedian turns David Frost in his latest series for W. In an intimate studio setting, John Bishop goes one-to-one with a host of Britain's greatest entertainers including James Corden, Kirsty Young, and Miriam Margolyes. This week he quizzes Charlotte Church on her global fame as a youngster and the impact growing up in the public eye had on her lifestyle. 


Original Sin: Sex

National Geographic


Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey (credit: Universal Pictures)

This brand new series examines the world of sex and its impact on culture and society throughout time. The first episode focuses on technology, and how advances in equipment have revolutionised recreational sex. 


Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit



Dara O'Briain puts former England footballer David James and Glaswegian comic Susan Calman to the test in Chuckie Egg (credit: UKTV)

Dara O'Briain enlists the help of fellow comedians and celebs in rediscovering old video games and trying out some new ones as well. Tonight, David James and Susan Calman taken on Chuckie Egg and Tetris.


The Force: Essex



Officers become the targets of violent drunks and angry evictees in Sky 1's The Force (credit: David Cotter) 

​In this latest fly-on-the-wall look at the UK's police force, a camera crew follows groups of PCs around Colchester, Chelmsford, and Southend-on-Sea. Officers find themselves the targets of violent drunks and angry evictees in a sympathetic look at the daily challenges of the Force.  

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