What's On TV This Week: 25th September - 1st October

What's On TV This Week: 25th September - 1st October

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Monday, 25th September 2023
The Great British Bake Off (credit: Mark Bourdillon/Channel 4)

Vinette Robinson stars in Britain's answer to The Bear, Drag Race returns and Bake Off is back and boosted by Alison Hammond.

The Long Shadow


ITV, 9.00pm

ITV deliver what they're describing as the "definitive depiction" of the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe, the serial killer responsible for murdering thirteen women and attempting to murder seven others in the late seventies.

The focus in this series, however, is on the lives of the victims who crossed his path, and the officers on his trail. Toby Jones stars as DCS Dennis Hoban, who leads the investigation into the murder of mother of four Wilma McCann (Gemma Laurie). Meanwhile, across the city, we see Emily Jackson (Katherine Kelly) forced into sex work to keep her family financially afloat.

The Great British Bake Off


Channel 4, 8.00pm

Here we go babs! Queen of daytime Alison Hammond will be bringing even more feel-good vibes to the Bake Off tent, as she joins Noel Fielding in presenting the new series.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be putting another batch of 12 bakers through their paces. But, crucially, they have announced a (much-requested) return to the traditional and more amateur-friendly challenges of the early series. First up: a perfect vertical layer cake, followed by an iconic chocolate cake-inspired technical, and a spongy, architectural and animalistic showstopper.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK


BBC Three, 9.00pm

RuPaul is back across the pond to lay down the runway for another fierce and fabulous Drag Race.

The flawless format will largely remain the same, with 10 new queens entering the Werkroom to sing, dance, act, sew, face-paint, impersonate and lip sync their way to glory. Michelle Visage is back as their "aide de camp", and Graham Norton and Alan Carr as judges on a rotating bench that includes Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney, Countdown’s Carol Vorderman and Gentleman Jack’s Suranne Jones.

There will also be a new after show, presented by series four winner Danny Beard and perfectly titled 'The After Shave'.

Meet the queens here.

Gen V (The Boys Spin-Off)


Prime Video

After viscerally satirising superhero stories with The Boys, its writers are now shifting their sights to incorporate the high school drama.

Godolkin University has been training the best and brightest young heroes since 1965, and Gen V sees a group competing for its top ranking. Jaz Sinclair leads as Marie Moreau, an ambitious teen with a power that's suitably gory for the gruesome world of The Boys in "blood bending." But after a night out with the cool kids reveals the university's dark secrets, she and the other students must decide what type of heroes they are going to become.

Boiling Point


BBC One, 9.00pm

After the original kitchen drama won plaudits for its gripping, one-shot, pressure cooker action, the BBC commissioned this spin-off series.

It's set eight months after Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) suffered his almost inevitable heart attack following a particularly stressful day as Head Chef of an upmarket restaurant in London (whose heart wasn't racing after those 92 minutes?). Not that it put Carly (Vinette Robinson) off, who's now heading a new establishment called Point North and battling the chaotic service, big money investors and personal demons alongside her old crew.

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Vinette Robinson stars in Britain's answer to The Bear, Drag Race returns and Bake Off is back and boosted by Alison Hammond.