It's the finale of The Great British Bake Off and RuPaul's Drag Race UK, while the last series of Reservation Dogs is just getting started.
The Doll Factory
This Victorian drama adapts Elizabeth Macneal’s book about a woman stuck in a job she despises who dreams of becoming an artist. Iris’s grand ambitions suddenly seem within reach when she encounters Louis, who is part of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art collective.
Iris starts as Louis’s model and muse. Romance quickly blooms, but can Iris handle being the focus of such intense infatuation?
The show stars Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna), while Mirren Mack (Sex Education) plays Iris’s sister, Rose. Meanwhile, George Webster (Babylon) plays Louis.
The Great British Bake Off
Channel 4, 8.00pm
Bake Off offers us one last serving before the latest series comes to an end. The three remaining bakers hoping to be crowned this year’s Ultimate Star Baker will need to pull out all the stops to impress Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Along the way, Alison Hammond (This Morning) and Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) will be on stand-by to provide commentary and comfort. Or maybe they’ll just get in the way.
Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and Sterlin Harjo’s brainchild returns for its third and final series. The comedy-drama follows four friends living in a town in the Muscogee Nation, a Native American tribe in Oklahoma.
By the end of the last series, the ‘Rez Dogs’ had finally realised their dream of leaving their hometown, and driven to California. Having worked through the death of their friend Daniel, the group now need to consider the future.
The show has won praise for its representation, with Native people involved at every level of production, including writing and directing.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
BBC Three, 9.00pm
Gentlemen, start your engines, for the series five finale of the British take on the ex-drag-aganza.
This series, the Queens have held ‘DisasterClasses’ – inspired by RuPaul’s foray into the online course provider Masterclass – lip synced to Charli XCX and staged musicals.
Along the way, they’ve been nurtured (and bullied) by a bevy of guest judges. Standouts include Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show), Alan Carr (Alan Carr: Chatty Man) and Carol Vorderman (Countdown).
It’s time for one last outing this week, before we sashay away.
Gary Oldman (The Fifth Element) reprises his role as MI5 misanthrope Jackson Lamb for a third series of the spy thriller.
The eponymous Slow Horses are a ragtag group of intelligence operatives who have each made a blunder at some point in their shadowy professional lives. Though they haven’t quite messed up badly enough to be thrown out onto the cobblestones, their once-promising careers now mainly consist of taking abuse from Lamb.
This series, the group take on an MI5 team gone rogue. Lamb’s team are the best hope of good prevailing, unfortunately for the rest of us.