A real-life poltergeist docudrama just in time for Halloween, a second series of Time which sees Bella Ramsey grapple with an all new apocalypse, and an England-less Rugby World Cup Final.
Lenny Henry: One of a Kind
Lenny Henry recently paid tribute to the Windrush Generation in his new heartfelt ITV period drama Three Little Birds, but now it's time for the one-off entertainer himself to be championed by colleagues, friends and family in a one-off documentary.
David Tennant, Chris Tarrant and his Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis are among the famous talking heads, while Henry looks back on an extraordinary career that's taken him from the stand-up stage to The Lord of the Rings.
The Enfield Poltergeist
It was in 1977 that single mother Peggy Hodgson called the Met police to report poltergeist activity in her Enfield council house, but the story has haunted the world ever since.
It formed the basis for The Conjuring 2 (2016), but now Apple is reimagining the ghost story for a docudrama with the innovative twist of having actors lip-sync over the original recordings of the goings on made by paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse.
Grosse was just one of the many people drawn to the case, and this series should demonstrate why. It's intriguing, by turns funny and sad, with the going theory that one or both of Peggy's clever but unhappy children, Janet and Margaret, were hoaxing journalists and investigators alike.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Final Live
England might not be in it, but a battle between New Zealand and South Africa has historical weight: they are the two most successful teams in the history of the tournament, with three wins a piece.
On form, the All Blacks are favourites. Bar a loss to the hosts, France, in their opening match, they have stormed their way through to the final, even defeating the much fancied Ireland in the quarters. Meanwhile, the Springboks only just edged past France and England by a single point, but then they are the current holders. Tune into ITV for live coverage from the Stade de France in Paris.
BBC One, 8.25pm
The BBC revives the survival reality show that ITV cancelled back in 2002 after only a couple series.
The format largely remains the same. 18 people "carefully selected from across the UK" are marooned in a tropical location and divided into two tribes. In a series of challenges designed to test both their brains and brawn, they must "outwit, outplay and outlast" their rivals, and avoid being voted out at the Tribal Council.
The prize isn't quite the £1m ITV offered in its original iteration, but the Sole Survivor will still take home a healthy £100,000.
BBC One, 9.00pm
The first series of Time won plaudits for its harrowingly accurate and poignant portrayal of prison life, as well as two outstanding performances from Stephen Graham and Sean Bean.
Now Jimmy McGovern teams up with Helen Black to take the series into a women's prison, with an equally starry cast including Jodie Whittaker, Tamara Lawrance and Bella Ramsey—the latter fresh off the back of surviving a zombie apocalypse in the blockbuster HBO drama The Last of Us.
All three star as female convicts who arrive at Carlingford prison on the same day. Single mum Orla (Whittaker) is fighting to keep her kids out of care, heroin addict Kelsey (Ramsey) faces a life-defining decision, and tough lifer Abi (Lawrance) is haunted by a secret.