This week sees the highly-anticipated return of Netflix hit, House of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, the third season of the political drama looks to be just as gripping as its predecessors and is available to stream via Netflix now. Elsewhere, for light TV, hidden-camera show Off Their Rockers returns, as well as a new Martin Clunes drama. Read the full round-up below.
House of Cards: As we know Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is now the President of the United States after having been devilishly clever as to find himself as the Vice President when the President resigned rather than face impeachment. But where will he go from here? Watch it today on Netflix.
Off Their Rockers: The new series of the hidden-camera show Off Their Rockers from ITV arrives this Sunday, which sees a variety of senior citizens lose their inhibitions and play pranks on the public. In the first of nine instalments, we see Seb attempting to sell cheap suits, Sonia asking for assistance on crossword clues and Mo creating mayhem on his mobility scooter. Watch it at 7.30pm on Sunday for a light relief from creeping assignment deadlines.
Let’s Play Darts for Comic Relief: Gabby Logan hosts a contest in which big names from the world of darts join forces with celebrities in a knockout tournament held at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, the home of the BDO world championships. In the opening show, Gabby is joined on the sofa by competitors such as Lee Mack, Sean Lock, Roisin Conaty, Tim Vine and Martin Offiah, before the first quarter-final sees Lee Mack and Martin Adams take on Martin Offiah and Anastasia Dobromyslova. Tune in this Sunday at 9pm on BBC Two.
Baby Daddy: Riley invites Ben to be her date at a work party, but his efforts to prove he is dependable fall short, and Danny hopes to come to her rescue instead. Meanwhile, Tucker schemes to go out with a model, and Bonnie attempts to get to know a handsome stranger. Starring Jean-Luc Bilodeau. Tune in this Monday at 3pm on E4.
Mom: The comedy series about a former alcoholic returns. Bonnie learns from the landlord that Christy is three months behind with the rent, and her daughter admits she gambled away what little money she had left. As Bonnie and Marjorie try to handle the situation, Christy must resist another flutter. Starring Anna Faris. Tune in this Monday on ITV2 at 9pm.
Arthur & George: Martin Clunes plays celebrated novelist and physician Arthur Conan Doyle in this adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel. The drama is based on real events in the Sherlock Holmes creator’s life as he pursues a notorious miscarriage of justice. It’s 1906 and Sir Arthur and his trusted secretary Alfred `Woodie’ Wood investigate the case of George Edalji, a young Anglo-Indian solicitor who was imprisoned for allegedly mutilating animals and writing obscene letters. Tune in this Monday at 9pm on ITV.
Moone Boy: Also on at 9pm on Monday is the return of the award-winning sitcom Moone Boy, created by the witty Chris O’Dowd, where we watch the experiences of a boy getting through life with the help of his imaginary friend. The first episode of the third season sees Liam and Debra’s plan for a romantic getaway placed in threat with a chance encounter of Liam’s previous love. Catch it on Sky1 at 9pm on Monday.
Catfish: The TV Show: The globally-popular TV show returns this coming week, where we see more people meet their online romances to discover their authenticity (or not). In the first episode, single mother Miracle wants to find the “dreamy-eyed” man she met online. With Max Joseph taking a break from the show, Nev Schulman seeks the help of TV personality Charlamagne Tha God to help Miracle on her internet-match. Watch it Monday at 10pm on MTV.
DCI Banks: The crime drama starring Stephen Tompkinson returns with the first of a two-part story. When the detective suffers a personal loss, he’s forced to navigate a complex murder case while grieving. A young Estonian woman has been found dead, with the evidence suggesting she was buried alive. Piecing together her movements, the team uncovers a dark world of prostitution and drugs, and investigates her connection to a single father, his autistic son, and a family who seem to have silenced the town. Tune in this Wednesday at 9pm on ITV.