Our choice of programmes to watch in the coming week...

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Dick Johnson is Dead (Netflix, from Fri)

Acclaimed cinematographer and film-maker Kirsten Johnson has worked on numerous acclaimed projects over the years. Dick Johnson is Kirsten's father. He's also a retired clinical psychiatrist suffering from dementia. The idea for the film came to her in a dream and sees her involving Dick in fantasy stagings of his death. That may sound bizarre, but the result is a rather moving attempt of a loving daughter to buy more time with her dad while exploring how film can help us deal with some of life's most difficult moments.


The Hit List (BBC1, 6.15pm-7.00pm)

For anyone who has recently discovered that Ken Bruce's Popmaster on Radio 2 is a good way to break up the morning while working from home, the good news is that Marvin and Rochelle Humes are back for a new series of their music-based quiz, which means you can now get a weekend fix of chart trivia too – and unlike on Popmaster, there's a £10,000 jackpot up for grabs.

Strictly: The Best of Blackpool (BBC1, 8.15pm)

It's the spiritual home of ballroom dancing, so it stands to reason that some of the most memorable moments in Strictly history have happened in Blackpool. Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman, the judges and the professional dancers look back at some of their favourite routines which have really made the most of that huge, sprung dancefloor.

Roger Waters: Us + Them (Sky Arts, 9pm)

The Pink Floyd co-founder and bassist performs in Amsterdam on the European leg of his highly anticipated 2017-18 tour, which he described as "part rock 'n' roll arena show, part cinema".


Us (BBC1, 9.00pm)

Despite a disastrous opening to the trip in Paris, the Petersens – Douglas (Tom Hollander), Connie (Saskia Reeves) and son Albie (Tom Taylor) – push on to Amsterdam, where Douglas has high hopes of drinking in the culture. Unfortunately the hotel does’t quite live up to expectations (and may well be a brothel) and there’s a huge fight over breakfast that looks set to, once again, derail the whole trip. The fact that Albie has arranged for Kat to follow them from Paris only adds to the chaos.

Our Valley Family (C5, 9.00pm)

House-proud mum Paula is the stand-out star of this new two-part doc charting the lives of a characterful Welsh family. It's she who is the glue that holds the clan – would-be rock star dad Anthony, and super-glam sisters Shania and Nikita – together, like a Welsh Mrs Brown. In fact, this slice-of-life does play out more like a sitcom, with a likeable and very entertaining cast.


Inside Art (Sky Arts, 7.30pm)

Art expert Kate Bryan presents a behind-the-scenes look at a major exhibition of Linda McCartney's photography at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. This major retrospective features her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s, as well as family life with husband Paul. The exhibition contains more than 250 extraordinary images that reveal what a prolific photographer she was, and how her love for the natural world, her surreal sense of humour, and an exceptional eye for capturing the spontaneous, gave her work an inimitable style.

Honour (ITV, 9.00pm)

Keeley Hawes is no stranger to playing police officers – think Ashes to Ashes and Line of Duty. However, this new two-part drama brings her a new challenge as it looks at the heart-breaking true story of Banaz Mahmod. Hawes plays real-life officer DCI Caroline Goode, who becomes involved with the case after Banaz's boyfriend reports her missing.

The Shipman Files: A Very British Crime Story (BBC2, 9.00pm)

This new documentary series, which is showing over consecutive evenings, re-examines the case to find out how he got away with his crimes, especially as, despite some of the reports at the time, not all of his victims were elderly and ill.


The Great British Bake Off (C4, 8.00pm)

Make sure you have a cuppa at hand - and preferably something to dunk in it - for the second episode, as it's biscuit week.

Life (BBC1, 9.00pm)

Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett is back with a drama series - and he's reunited with one of the stars of that series, Victoria Hamilton, who reprises her role of Anna, although now she's a pilates teacher going by the name Belle. She might not be the only one hoping to make a fresh start, as the Manchester-set Life follows the residents of a large house which has been divided into four flats. As well as Belle, the inhabitants include Gail (Alison Steadman), who is married to Henry (Peter Davison) and is about to have her life thrown into question by a chance encounter, and David (Adrian Lester) whose relationship with wife Kelly (Rachael Stirling) is tested by Saira (Saira Choudhry).

Secrets of the Royal Treasures (C5, 10.00pm)

This documentary hears from art historians, royal insiders and experts as cameras take a closer look at the secrets of the fabulous objects in the Royal Collection and reveal the stories behind them.


The Savoy (ITV, 9.00pm)

It has hosted rock stars and royalty, Oscar-winners and world leaders. And now, Britain's most famous hotel is opening its revolving doors to TV viewers, as cameras capture the most dramatic period of its history.

Ambulance (BBC1, 9.00pm)

It's another Friday night in London, and reports are coming in of an armed male on the loose, and Andy is dispatched to the scene to take charge of a stabbing incident.

Lawrence of Arabia: Britain's Great Adventurer (C5, 9.00pm)

He was immortalised by Peter O'Toole in David Lean's epic 1962 movie, but who was the real Thomas Edward Lawrence? This documentary looks at the life of the First World War military officer who united the tribes of Arabia against the Ottoman Turkish army, but was also a deeply troubled man.


Women's FA Cup Semi-Final (BBC2, 7.00pm)

After delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, last season's Women's FA Cup is now nearing a conclusion. The second semi-final tonight will see either Leicester City or Manchester City face Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.

The Apprentice Best Bits (BBC1, 9.00pm)

Back in August, it was announced that the boardroom remains closed and that business reality show will not be airing this year. Thankfully, the BBC have come up with a way that we can still get our Apprentice fix, and over the next six weeks, fans will be able to see memorable tasks and boardroom bust-ups from the past 15 years.

First Dates (C4, 10.00pm)

Maitre D Fred Sirieix and his team of Cupids return to the restaurant, ensuring that romance is at the top of the menu.


Have I Got News for You (BBC1, Regions Vary)

The 59th series of HIGNFY, which was broadcast at the height of lockdown was more remarkable than any of the others, and without an audience to laugh at the jokes, it's safe to say not all viewers were impressed by the experiment. The show returns for its 60th series tonight, with actor Damian Lewis making his sixth appearance as guest host, and Josh Widdicombe and Katy Balls helping Ian and Paul to supply the answers. Best of all, it has been announced that there will hopefully be a live (reduced-in-size) audience.

The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.45pm)

Things appear to be slowly getting back to normal for the host as he returns for his 28th series. Two of his guests tonight will be joining him via video call, while three others will be popping into the studio itself. First, Graham chats remotely to music icon Dolly Parton and Emmy-winning star of star of The Night Of, Riz Ahmed. Then, actor Rupert Everett, comedian and actress Lolly Adefope and stand-up Sara Pascoe will be dropping by in person to discuss their latest projects.