This week's top TV: 7 August - 13 August

This week's top TV: 7 August - 13 August

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Jodie Whittaker in Trust Me (Credit: BBC)

A round-up of this week's best drama, factual, documentary and entertainment television picks.

Factual of the Week

Eden: Paradise Lost

Monday: Channel 4, 10pm

The reality show Eden returns to Channel 4 for five hour-long episodes documenting the remaining months the 23 men and women spent off the grid in a remote part of the British Isles.

The first episode sees the decline in morale as the 'Eden' they were hoping to build becomes a living hell for some people in the group, with some walking out and tensions building amongst the remaining individuals.

The show sparked controversy last year when the weekly episodes were scrapped from Channel 4 after just four episodes and the islanders were not informed that their lives were no longer being broadcast.


Drama of the Week

Trust Me

Tuesday: BBC One, 9pm

Jodie Whittaker is in a far more natural setting for the role of a doctor in new BBC One drama Trust Me

Nurse Cath Hardacre loses her job after reporting her concerns of neglect and harmful incidents at the hospital she works in, leading to her taking drastic measures to continue with her career in medicine.

When her friend Dr Ally Sutton emigrates to New Zealand, Cath assumes her identity as a junior A&E doctor, relying on internet videos and text books to assume her new life as a doctor. 

What lengths will Cath go to and how long can she go before she is found out?


Arts of the Week

The South Bank Show

Wednesday: Sky Arts, 8pm


Melvyn Bragg in conversation with Benjamin Clementine as part of The South Bank Show series (Credit: Sky Arts)

Melvyn Bragg talks to Benjamin Clementine about his experiences busking and living rough on the streets of Paris to his rise as a world-renowned musician and artist.

The singer-songwriter tells Bragg about the French influences on his work, his personal experiences and his rise to success. 


Documentary of the Week

My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947

Wednesday: BBC One, 9pm


My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 (Credit: BBC)

Anita Rani presents this two-part documentary series exploring the partition of India from the perspective of three families from different communities who lived in India in 1947.

The personal documentary sees Binita Kane travel to the place of her father's birth, where she discovers he was forced to flee as a young boy via boat when violence broke out in his remote Bangladeshi village. ​

British Muslims Asad Ali Syed and his grandson Sameer take a journey to Ambala to find Asad's childhood home, and Mandy Duke visits Calcutta to find out more about her grandfather Arthur Wise, who filmed the violence that broke out in the area. 


Entertainment of the Week

A Premier League of their Own

Thursday: Sky One, 9pm

James Corden is back on his home soil for hosting duties in this special episode of A League of Their Own, with regular panelists Freddie Flintoff, Jack Whitehall and Jamie Redknapp returning to the comedy panel series.

McFly's Danny Jones, singer and actress Kate Nash and R&B singer Lemar take part in a round of Popstar Penalties, and retired footballer Thierry Henry, Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling and broadcaster Kelly Cates join the boys for a football-themed quiz. 

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A round-up of this week's best drama, factual, documentary and entertainment television picks.