Five Fantastic Shows You’ve Got To See This Week

There’s Halloween decorations to take down, winter gear to be dragged from the back of the wardrobe, and even a bit of early planning for Christmas if you’re so inclined – which means your telly time is at a premium! Worry not; we’ve hand-picked five of the finest offerings on the air this week, so you can make sure to catch the best on the box…

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Friday @ 9pm, Virgin Media Two, Virgin TV 105


Lisa Cannon’s big-screen bonanza is back – and this week features an interview with the inimitable Benidict Cumberbatch! The man about to hit the screen in The Grinch talks all about the film, as well as his Sherlock and Marvel exploits, while the team run the rule over the major movie releases of the week. Any self-respecting film buff would be a fool to miss it!




Wednesday @ 9pm, BBC1, Virgin TV 108


Sir Alan Sugar’s agonising job application show has been producing the goods for years now – so it’s saying something when we go so far as to say that the latest instalment features the most cringeworthy cast they’ve ever put together! This week, the motley crews reach for the skies with a project based around a budget airline…but the smart money is on nothing really taking off!




Tuesday @ 7.55, Virgin Media Sport, Virgin TV 116


Leads squandered late on, key players injured, and NFL teams absolutely wrecking their pitch; it’s not been the happiest of times for Spurs of late. It will turn to complete misery with anything less than a win here, as the faint hopes of making the knockout stages of the Champions League require three points and nothing less. If they don’t manage it, they’ll be just like us – watching the second round of the competition on the telly!




Thursday @ 8.30pm, E4, Virgin TV 112


His older self might still be Big Banging away, but we must admit the younger incarnation of the bould Dr Cooper really captured our hearts. Rejoice, then, that season two is just as enjoyable as the first; Iain Armitage is positively wonderful as the miniature mastermind, while the warm and likeable atmosphere makes it perfect viewing as you wind down for the weekend!




Saturday @ 6pm, Sky Sports Box Office - <a href="">click here</a> to find out how to order


Seconds out! The undisputed cruiserweight title is up for grabs as the popular Evertonian Tony Bellew pits his wits against the fearsome champion Oleksandr Usyk. The unbeaten Ukrainian is the only fighter in the history of the division to unify all the major belts, so the odds are undoubtedly stacked against the home fighter – but two fights against the legendary David Haye proved that Bellew is a fan of an upset!



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