In this week’s issue

Apple Tree Yard

A demure, middle-aged woman is staring out of the window as she’s driven through the streets of London. Suddenly, the brakes slam on and she’s thrown forward, revealing that she’s handcuffed and in the back of a prison van.
So begins Apple Tree Yard, a gripping new four-part drama adapted from the bestselling novel by Louise Doughty. 

Call The Midwife

After their Christmas mission to South Africa, the nuns and midwives return to rain-swept Nonnatus House, where Nurse Patsy, Delia and Sister Monica Joan – who stayed behind – can’t wait for life for return to normal.

Eurovision: You Decide

Eurovision super-fan Mel Giedroyc is looking forward to helping the public choose who will represent the UK at this year’s competition in Ukraine.
In Eurovision: You Decide, six new songs will be performed live in front of a panel of experts, who will then offer their opinions about who the viewers should vote for. 

Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle

Ronnie O’Sullivan knows a thing or two about snooker as five-time world champion. But how will he fare, as he swaps sport and jets to the US to become a pool hustler in his new show?

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It’s been more than a year since Debbie Dingle fled to France with her kids in a bid to escape her toxic relationship with Ross.
But as she hurtles back into the village this week, it’s clear that life on the other side of the Channel has been far from rosy!

Who Do You Think You Are?

The Lord Of The Rings and X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen always thought he was the only actor in his family, so he’s shocked to discover his great great uncle got there first in Who Do You Think You Are?, which resumes this week.


Thanks to the events of this eerie drama’s first series, there’s no longer anything sleepy about the Arctic town of Fortitude – for the discovery of a mammoth buried below the permafrost resulted in the unleashing of prehistoric wasps, turning infected ‘hosts’ into murderers.

Great American Railroad Journeys

Michael Portillo is back in the States for a second series of Great American Railroad Journeys, and this time he’s travelling over 1,200 miles to discover how the west was won. 

Royal Recipes

Three steaks, two pigeons, port, brandy and champagne – that was George’s IV’s breakfast, and just one of the Royal feasts uncovered by Michael Buerk in his new 15-part series on monarchs and food.


Winterwatch returns with more frosty tales of extraordinary wildlife that live among us here in Britain. This year the team are returning to the show’s Autumnwatch home at RSPB Arne in Dorset. Situated on Poole Harbour, the site is officially the most biodiverse region in the UK.


When we last saw Leanne and Rhona, they’d emerged from the bathroom of their (not so) safe house, to discover the hitman they’d shot through the door was actually neighbour Jackie. At which Leanne made the deathless exclamation, ‘Oh bums!’
The new five-part run of comedy-thriller Witless picks up from exactly that moment.