This week's top TV: 21 August - 27 August

Food: Jamie's Quick and Easy Food


Channel 4, 8pm

Jamie Oliver is back with a feast of quick and easy recipes that contain just five ingredients for those in a hurry to fit into their busy schedules. 

His new flash dishes range from rib-eye steak, to egg and mango chutney flatbreads, to a delicious plate of scallops with black pudding, mashed potatoes and peas.

Happy Valley's Siobhan Finneran joins the cast of Cold Feet

Finneran plays Cheshire housewife Nikki Kirkbright, who develops a close bond with David Marsden (Robert Bathhurst) through his job in personal finance.

Despite her luxurious lifestyle, there is more than meets the eye as it becomes apparent that Nikki's husband George (Robert Glenister) is not the man he seems. 

When secrets are revealed, will David be able to help Nikki escape, or will he get tangled up in the situation?

Filming begins on new Kay Mellor drama Girlfriends

Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia) and Zoë Wanamaker (Mr SelfridgeMy Family) will star as childhood friends Linda, Sue and Gail who find themselves thrown back into each others lives after the sudden death of Linda's husband Micky.

Phyllis Logan, who plays Linda, said of the new role, "I’m thrilled to be part of Girlfriends, written by the wonderful Kay Mellor and to be working not only with her but the stellar cast that has been assembled.

ITV commissions Vanity Fair adaptation

Olivia Cooke will star as heroine Becky Sharpe in Vanity Fair (Credit: ITV)

Vanity Fair tells the story of Becky Sharpe, a young woman attempting to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Becky climbs all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) will play Thackeray’s heroine Becky Sharpe.

This week's top TV: 26 June - 2 July

Monday: Growing Up With Cancer

BBC One, 7.30pm

The lives of three young cancer patients are explored in this documentary as part of BBC One’s Our Lives series.

Growing Up With Cancer looks at the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit Unit in Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Children where young people find a retreat at one of the most difficult times of their lives.

ITV commissions Hatton Garden drama

Hatton Garden will depict the jewellery and cash burglary which took place in the heart of London’s diamond district, which was carried out by an elderly gang of career criminals across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in April 2015.

The drama tells the inside story of how the men pulled off the heist which was considered in a league of its own in terms of scale and ambition.

The level of planning, preparation and organisation that was required to pull off the crime to get into the vault of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Company was one like no other. 

John Simm and Adrian Lester to star in new ITV thriller Trauma

Trauma focuses on two fathers Jon Allerton (Adrian Lester) and Dan Bowker (John Simm), whose lives collide when Bowker's teenage son is fatally stabbed, dying in Allerton's trauma unit. 

Bowker blames trauma surgeon Allerton for his son's tragic death and embarks on a desperate hunt for justice he struggles to deal with his loss, with Allerton as his target. 

As Bowker unravels every aspect of Allerton's life, it poses the question: is his grief overpowering his judgment or is there more to Allerton than meets the eye?

First look at second series of Victoria

The teaser clip shows Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) and Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) at the Christening of the couple’s first child, Princess Victoria, known as Vicky.

The second series will again be written by creator and executive producer Daisy Goodwin, and viewers will see Queen Victoria face new challenges both at home and abroad.

Victoria will be figuring life out as a working mother, balancing her responsibilities as both parent and Queen. However, Prince Albert is still struggling to find a role for himself alongside his powerful wife as she returns to her duties.