This week’s round-up sees the return of the thriller, The Fall, starring Jamie Dornan, as well as other TV favourites such as Elementary and Liberty of London. As well as these, following the success of its pilot, Babylon is due to return in the next coming seven days as well as the final series of The Newsroom beginning next Wednesday. Read the full round-up below.
Moving On: New for BBC One afternoons this year, Moving On returns for its sixth series, containing episodes of self-contained dramas based on characters who have reached a turning point in their lives. The first, entitled ‘Madge’, focuses on a woman who seems to be living a fruitful life with her partner, but is simultaneously hiding the fact that she has a husband in prison. In this debut episode, the likes of Hayley Mills, Kenneth Cranham and Peter Egan star. Watch it this coming Monday at 2.15pm on BBC One.
Junior Masterchef: This new series sees a bunch of young and talented professional chefs battling it out in the kitchen to prove their cooking credibility. The first episode begins with four aspiring chefs creating an ultimate burger from a selection of mystery ingredients in the hope to impress judges, John Torode and Donal Skehan. They then prepare two of their favourite dishes, including crème brûlée and sunshine chicken. Check this out on CBBC at 4.30pm on Monday.
Stalker: Cocky homicide detective Jack Larsen (Dylan McDermott) teams up with troubled-yet-knowledgeable detective Beth Davis (Maggie Q) and together they encounter stalkers of every shape, size and age, all the while struggling to keep their own compulsions at bay. In the opening instalment, the pair are alerted to the activities of an offender with an unhealthy interest in fire. Tune in on Sky Living at 10pm on Monday.
Elementary: Back for its third season, Holmes returns to New York with new apprentice Kitty Winter (Ophelia Lovibond) in tow. However, he finds his former partner Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) has become Gregson’s preferred investigator in his absence and realises he won’t get within earshot of a case unless he can persuade her to forgive him over their falling out. Tune in on Sky Living at 9pm on Tuesday.
Liberty of London: Returning for its second series, this documentary goes behind the scenes of one of London’s oldest and most prestigious department stores. New managing director has a vision to make Liberty the city’s premier shopping destination, with part of this rejuvenation plan to begin an Open Design Call, where hundreds of hopefuls pitch their product to a panel of buyers in the hope that it will get chosen. The episode also sees the arrival of Pharrell Williams, who has launched an exclusive fragrance with Liberty. Watch it this coming Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 4.
The Newsroom: The start of the final series of Aaron Sorkin’s fast-paced media drama finds the ACN team still recovering from the damaged inflicted by the Genoa debacle and unwilling to take any chances when a major story breaks. Tune in on Sky Atlantic at 10pm this Wednesday.
The Fall: The return of the thriller about Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson’s efforts to catch a serial killer happens next week. It has been ten days since Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) told Gibson that he would never catch him, and as he tries to help a surviving victim remember the identity of her attacker, he is forced to deal with the loose ends that he left behind. He returns to Belfast only to discover someone from his past has been helping police with their inquiries. Catch it on BBC Two on Thursday at 9pm.
Babylon: Following the success of the hour-long pilot, Babylon is back for a whole series. The series follows favourites from the Metropolitan Police and the incidents they respond to as their PR tries to create a positive image for the force. Starring James Nesbitt and Brit Marling, this show is sure to be a quick favourite. Tune in on Channel 4 on Thursday at 10pm.