From friends in Hull to heartbreak in Taiwan, there’s something for everyone on TV this week.
Louis Theroux Interviews
BBC Two, 9.00pm
The documentarian juggernaut returns to raise an inquisitive eyebrow at the great and the good. On the docket this series are figures as varied as boxer Anthony Joshua, whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and rockstar Peter Doherty.
In the second series of his Interviews show, the filmmaker and meme-fodder has also secured conversations with actor and rapper Ashley Walters (Top Boy), Joan Collins (American Horror Story) and singer-songwriter RAYE.
Expect heartfelt confessions, long stares over Louis’s glasses and your For You page to explode.
The former Take That member leads a self-titled four-part documentary.
With Joe Pearlman in the director’s chair, the series shows Williams in his Los Angeles home, making his way through footage from a three-decade career, including talk show appearances, award ceremonies and live performances. Also featured is an incident in which the star suffered a self-described nervous breakdown on-stage.
Pearlman – whose previous projects include Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now – told The Telegraph that he doesn’t allow his subjects undue editorial control.
“The deal is you’ve got to trust me,” he said, adding, “I’m always looking for characters that are willing to go deeper and to talk about everything, where nothing’s off the table, who are not as concerned about protecting the brand.”
Channel 4, 10.00pm
Lucy Beaumont, Anne-Marie O'Connor and Caroline Moran have reunited to pen a second series of their Yorkshire-based sitcom. The show stars Leah Brotherhead (Bridgerton), Taj Atwal (Line of Duty) and Sinead Matthews (The Crown) as three friends trying their best to navigate life and love without getting into (too much) trouble.
The show aims to champion working-class voices, as Beaumont explained in a 2022 interview with Channel 4: “We see so few authentic working-class representations, especially in comedy, I've had so little to refer to and that annoyed me.”
The second series follows Toni, Rana and Paula as they deal with every challenge under the sun, from pregnancy to colleagues from Hull. Sorry, hell.
The Last Leg
Channel 4, 10.00pm
Comedians Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe are back with presenter Alex Brooker to dissect the week’s news. Recorded live, the show combines guests, Twitter polls and sketches to lampoon current affairs with now-trademark incision.
The Last Leg initially aired in 2012 daily, rather than weekly, as a companion to Channel 4’s coverage of the Paralympic Games.
At The Moment
This 10-part anthology follows different stories of love and heartbreak in Taiwan, as woven together by the production of a reality dating programme. At The Moment features some of the top brass in Taiwanese entertainment, including Dee Hsu, a television host returning to acting after a decade-long hiatus.
The show examines love as it was shaped and changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Around this time, executive producer Nick Tai and screenwriter Tu Cheng-che had noticed a lack of urban romance stories.