Three years ago, Michael McIntyre was inspired by the formula – originally designed to be a special Christmas show – for this extremely successful family entertainment show. Since then, it has been more or less unchanged, with its pleasant mix of "big stars, big bursts of laughter and even more surprises", not to mention its slot messaging text "Send to All" as staggering as titrable. . But it is McIntyre's insistence on public and public participation at all times that is key to the series' ability to be both incredibly funny and comforting, as shown by regular articles such as Midnight Gameshow "and" Surprise Star of the Show ". This episode being the last of the current series, there are some extra special moments, with a particularly fun "Send to All", with talk show host Alan Carr, music from Snow Patrol and comedy by Kerry Godliman. In addition, a big surprise awaits the young woman of Bolton dreaming of singing the celebrity when she thinks to visit her in a London museum finds her on the stage of Theater Royal, Drury Lane. GOAfter a break for Christmas, the latest series of the musical Rachel Bloom is back for the second part. It's funny at times, quite heartbreaking in others, but it's always fun. GOThe Brit Awards, the most lavish annual beano of British pop, does not take place until February 20 at the O2 Arena in London, but that does not stop the hype. Radio 1's DJ 1 Clara Amfo announces this year's nominations, as well as concerts by Little Mix, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Not3s and Mabel, as well as Sam Fender. GOStephen Mulhern hosts a special edition of Catchphrase for Celebrities, which once stars, I'm a celebrity … get me out of there! Peter Andre, Joe Pasquale, Georgia Toffolo, Carl Fogarty, Helen Flanagan and Alison Hammond are trying to win £ 50,000 for the charities of their choice. GOIts relevance seems to diminish with each series, but the talent show for singers continues anyway. Jennifer Hudson, Olly Walls, Tom Jones and continue their quest for the next big hit. GOIn Toronto, the wife of a young veteran hires detective Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) to investigate her husband. But before she goes very far, her husband is murdered and the track quickly leads him to a secret military base in Britain. GOAuditions and sneaky stories continue as more aspiring dancers – from an overweight fathers' gang to a succession of street gangs – strut before judges Cheryl, Oti Mabuse and Matthew Morrison (and the studio audience), hoping to win a million. ticket for the next round. GO The second series of this Scandinavian drama, a mix of crime thriller and frightening horror, is not as scary and intriguing as it was for the first time. But things are resuming a bit in this double project: the reeducation group, led by Johan (Filip Berg) and Minnie (Hedda Stiernstedt), rebels against the head of the Uno program (André Eriksen). GODavid Jones's film is an adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel, a romance in which the two lovers never meet. Anne Bancroft plays the New York writer Helene against the humble employee of the Anthony Hopkins bookstore, based in England. Although sometimes a bit sweeter, it's a humorous and touching story about how a love of classical literature can bring people together. Judi Dench is a great support. This comedy about two dissolute classmates who ended up working against their young guy is sinking into political chaos at the end. Nevertheless, it can not be denied that officials are doing their job well: Dwayne Johnson's secret agent is perfectly self-parodic, while Kevin Hart (an accountant) is an honest man by right. Aaron Paul and Jason Bateman co-star.

Manchester by the Sea (2016) ★★★★★

BBC Two, 9.45pm; Wales, 22:30Casey Affleck plays an award-winning role as Lee Chandler, forced to return to a community he left behind to care for his grieving nephew. Kenneth Lonergan's film is a calm and tender work on the mourning and the damage that the past can cause. Lucas Hedges is superb as a young Patrick; Michelle Williams is very good too.

Sunday, January 13

Jenny Agutter returns for the eighth series of Call the Midwife Credit: Joss Barrett More

Call the midwife

BBC One, 8 pmIt may be entering its eighth series, but Call the Midwife shows no sign of bragging with a beautifully paced opening episode that combines its blend of comforting and percussive event brands to a solid effect. It's the spring of 1964 and the Nonnatus House is worried about the imminent arrival of the Queen's baby (the future Prince Edward). Unfortunately, Monica Joan's increasingly confused sister (Judy Parfitt) is more personally interested in the royal birth and goes to Awol, much to the dismay of other nuns. Sisters Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) and Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri), both nostalgic, join two new recruits: they adapt perfectly to their new environment. The real action, however, is happening elsewhere since Nurse Valerie (Jennifer Kirby) has to make a difficult decision when an unexpected patient arrives at Nonnatus, while Trixie (Helen George) and Shelagh (Laura Main) get find under pressure when a simple childbirth becomes anything but. Let's hope that the excellent Léonie Elliot, as Lucille, will have more to do over the series. SH

Is this sexual harassment?

BBC Three, from 10:00The latest documentary by BBC Three is a fascinating experience in which journalist Ben Zand invites 20 people between the ages of 18 and 30 to watch a film about a work relationship that ends with a charge of sexual harassment. The film draws its initial power from the differences in the way men and women perceive history. However, this is what happens when the two groups meet proving very interesting. SH

Dance on ice

ITV, 6 pmAfter Didi Conn, Grease star, Gemma Collins of Towie and James Jordan, former dancer of Strictly Pro, made their debut last week. The remaining six personalities, including actor Richard Blackwood, Wes Nelson of Love Island and former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, have the chance to impress judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Jason Gardiner in front of two competitors in the running for the first participation. SH


ITV, 8 pmThere is much to be said about a detective series that focuses on narrating a solid story rather than reinventing the wheel. That's part of Vera's appeal, as well as Brenda Blethyn's great performance. This first match is a well-founded trust story misplaced as DCI Stanhope searches for the murderer of a young woman. SH


BBC One, 9 pmThe adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic by Andrew Davies continues with a strong episode in which Inspector Javert (David Oyelowo) and Jean Valjean (Dominic West) face each other again when the latter makes a difficult decision. SH

Cities: the new wild of nature

BBC Two, 9 pmThis three-part series is full of interesting facts, and the last episode is no exception, as we learn that most young rats die within 10 days of leaving the nest. SH

The eyes of Orson Welles

BBC oven, 9 pmThe documentary by film critic Mark Cousins ​​on Orson Welles is sincere, deeply personal and deeply idiosyncratic. Conceived as a letter to Orson Welles, Cousins' film is inspired by the director's first drawings to skilfully illustrate the way in which these works have illuminated his film career. The result is an in-depth portrait of an invigorating filmmaker whose work still retains the power to shock. SH

Looking for Nemo (2003) ★★★★★

ITV, 3:40 pmPixar's beautiful animated tale about Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), a worried clownfish trying to find his son Nemo – captured by a diver – is as fresh as it was 16 years ago. The dialogue is devious, the animation is as succulent as expected, and the group has a host of secondary characters, including the forgetful fish Dory (an Ellen DeGeneres simply brilliant). It is a delight for all ages.

Night at the Museum (2006) ★★★ ☆☆

Channel 4, 4:20 pmIn hopes of impressing his son, dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) works as a night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, where he discovers that shows come to life after dark. With Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Owen Wilson, this defeat has been criticized by many critics, but it's an unpretentious fun fun – who does not like a dinosaur skeleton for pets?

The Guard (2011) ★★★★ ☆

Movie4, 23.10John Michael McDonagh's film is full of dry humor and has experienced a storm in Ireland, his homeland. Brendan Gleeson plays the role of a police officer in Galway, whose reaction to a series of assassinations is one of stoic perplexity, a philosophical position born of never having attached to anyone. So when Don Cheadle's FBI agent with poker face arrives, the relationship with Gleeson's bristling Garda is a delight: there are plenty of quick dialogs to live on.

Monday, January 14

The five friends are back for another fight against Cold Feet. Credit: Nicky Johnston More

Cold feet

ITV, 9 pmThe successful restart of the beloved Nineties series returns for a third time, offering its warmth and spirit while remaining true to the drama comedy format that has made it so successful. With a welcome ease, we fall back into the lives of the five friends as they negotiate the vagaries of the Middle Ages, although with varying success. Adam (James Nesbitt) is still determined to go back, he dies his graying hair and flirts with a young barista (Tala Gouveia) in his local cafe. Meanwhile, the marriage of Jenny (Fay Ripley) and Pete (John Thomson) blossoms until unexpected medical news threatens to skew their passion. Finally, Karen (Hermione Norris) and her ex-husband David (Robert Bathurst) do not seem to agree on the future of their son Josh (Callum Woodhouse), who wants to drop out of university. As always, Mike Bullen's script cleverly oscillates between light and serious, reinforced by a cast of experts whose chemistry is the main pleasure. Although the stories of these characters have a slight return on their performance, it is always a pleasure to spend time with them. TD

Traveling with a goat

Insight TV, starting todayIn this intriguing new five-part series, two international food experts travel for four days with an animal destined for the slaughterhouse before deciding whether it should be saved or killed for food. Sophie Faldo, winner of Bake Off, and Abraham Bandera Baez, Spanish star of YouTube, Kenya; they take a goat from the countryside to the city, where attitudes towards the killing of animals differ radically. TD

Live Special Policy

BBC Two, 7:00 pmAs MPs prepare to vote finally on Theresa May's agreement on Brexit tomorrow, Jo Coburn and the Politics Live team wander to Westminster every night until Thursday of this week to evaluate their opinions and evaluate the likely impact of this result. TD

Silent witness

BBC One, 9 pmAn explosion in a makeshift methamphetamine lab opens the latest investigation into Nikki (Emilia Fox) and the Pathology team, following the death of a 15-year-old boy. Meanwhile, the victim's inspiring inspirational leader (Colin Salmon) decides to attack local drug traffickers. TD

The icons

BBC Two, 9:00 pm; Scotland, 11:15 pmScientists are in the limelight, Chris Packham in describing four of the greatest twentieth century. Marie Curie, a pioneer in radiation therapy, Albert Einstein, a revolutionary physicist, Alan Turing, a wartime code breaker, and Tu Youyou, a creator of malaria drugs, are being voted on by the public. TD


Channel 4, 9:00 pmWe return to HMP Durham, returning from Paddy Wivell's breathtaking documentary series. With attacks at its highest level among staff and inmates, this powerful film opens the eyes to violence in prison. We meet Troi Brown, whose explosions have seen him change jail 27 times in the last four years. TD

True detective

Sky Atlantic, 9 pmAfter a second shady round, Nic Pizzolatto's criminal drama returns to a safer land. The Oscar winner, Mahershala Ali, is portrayed by Wayne Hays, an Arkansas inspector who is investigating a child murder that occurred in the eighties. As in the first series, the action unfolds throughout the ages and uses interviews with protagonists to frame the initial investigation, the reopening of the record and the manner in which a documentary was made about the murder. A mesmeric Ali binds the three strands in style. TD

Cake (2004) ★★★★ ☆

5STAR, 9 pmLayer Cake, Matthew Vaughn's first film (Kick-Ass), is an intelligent British gangster movie based on The Long Good Friday. Daniel Craig plays the role of an anonymous and suave cocaine seller in London, whose attempts to abandon the trade are halted when the sinister Kenneth Cranham asks him to do "one last job". Sienna Miller and Tom Hardy are also on the bill, and the soundtrack is a mix of colorful pop and rhythm.

Elizabeth (1998) ★★★★

Movie4, 23:05The Australian Cate Blanchett excels in the film that made her a star. She plays the young and energetic Elizabeth I, already endowed with a gold heart and a very cold steel spine. The scenario plays fast with the story, but it remains immensely enjoyable and sumptuously produced. John Gielgud, Richard Attenborough and Joseph Fiennes, while Eric Cantona plays the role of a French diplomat, lend their support to the British.

Britannia Hospital (1982) ★★★

London Live, midnightAfter the success they had with 1968 though. . . ., Lindsay Anderson and Malcolm McDowell could have taken their third surreal film in the direction they liked. The hospital Britannia, alas, shows it well: this acerbic-black joke, placed in a hospital to be visited by the queen mother, sends a social commentary, a sadistic violence and a frightful horror in a frenzied mixture. It's uneven, but it's worth it.

Tuesday January 15th

The story of catastrophic love continues for Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney Credit: Mark Johnson More


Channel 4, 22:00On the basis of the first episodes of this fourth series, when the glorious sitcom of Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan will retire later in the year, she will be at the top. Although its hardest edges have been slightly smoothed and its problems are a little less atrocious, the life of Rob (Delaney) and Sharon (Horgan) is hardly free of dramas and crises. In the second episode, Sharon gets the chance to "really shine" when she hides with a wetting student, while Rob's apparently serene sister, Sidney (Michaela Watkins), comes to visit him while he was recovering from alcoholism. "It's like he was crusading," Sharon believes, "but somewhere boring and we all have to come." Always keen, funny and overflowing with hard-won empathy for his obviously flawed characters, so well written and understood, Catastrophe has become one of the most insightful relational comedies for many years. it's as risky to break your heart as to warm it up. Horgan and Delaney are now so accomplished and so comfortable in their roles that their occasional horror is more than offset by their obvious mutual affection. This show will be missed. GT

Love your house and your garden

ITV, 8 pmAlan Titchmarsh and his team are rethinking and reviving the garden of Nina and Steve Parry, two wheelchair users whose poorly designed outdoor space prevents Nina's children from playing safely. GT

The icons

BBC Two, 9 pmHis achievements may seem derisory compared to the politicians and scientists already defended in this captivating series, but there can be only a few "emblematic" characters more important than Marilyn Monroe. In this episode, centered on the "artists", Kathleen Turner celebrates the old Norma Jean alongside David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin and Billie Holiday. GT

The war of potholes

ITV, 9 pmThis is the kind of documentary that ITV is doing so well, by inserting a tabloid title to meet all the supporters of the debate: road repairers, local councilors and members of the public whose lives are ruined by a bad road maintenance. GT

Ava Gardner: Alegria and Decadence

Arts of the sky, 9:00 pmAt the height of a career so brilliant on the screen that his life was tumultuous, Ava Gardner left Hollywood in the 1950s and found a new lease of life with Ernest Hemingway in Spain. This intriguing film examines the impact of his decision. GT

The passage

Fox, 9 pmWhen a girl is selected to test a virus that could cure all known diseases as easily as she could annihilate the human race, agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is responsible for introducing it. . But instead, he tries to protect her at all costs. The concepts do not come much higher than that, giving rise to a thriller executed with confidence and panache. GT

Jerusalem: Address of God

PBS America, 9 pmThis well documented documentary explores one of the oldest cities in the world, whose history is one of a conflict between followers of the three religions that consider it sacred. GT

The river: Walter presents

Channel 4, 10:35A fascinating setting (Norway's border with Russia) and a classic main character (a new detective in town and angry with locals) make it a fun entry into the world of subtitled crime thrillers. The entire series will be available via Walter Presents after this first match. GT

A man for all seasons (1966) ★★★

TCM, 16:55The success of Tudor's 2012 Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel shows the ever-increasing appetite for Thomas Cromwell's tale of the enemy, Sir Thomas More. Fred Zinnemann's film offers us the best cinematographic portrait, illustrating More's struggle to provide a moral anchor to Henry VIII's tame court. The film has won six Oscars, including one of Paul Scofield's best actor, which is simply magnificent.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) ★★★★

ITV2, 17:55With Harry Potter and the damn child at the head of the West End, ITV takes us back through the movie franchise. Episode Six is ​​a quick drama with an emotional tug, as the villain Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) makes his presence felt. The fifth film, Order of the Phoenix, airs at 6:20 pm on Monday with the double final Deathly Hallows: Part 1 at 6:10 pm on Wednesday and Part 2 at 6:25 pm on Thursday.

Seraphim Falls (2006) ★★★ ☆☆

Sony Movie Channel, 11:50 pmPierce Brosnan, an unusually shaggy man, is hunted down in the Rockies by Liam Neeson and his group of mercenaries, who are on his case after a mysterious incident at the Titular Falls. Elegant cinematography and beautiful tracks do not quite make up for a scenario that goes from superficial to pretentious, but this modern West is always smarter than many of its peers. Anjelica Huston also has a funny cameo.

Wednesday, January 16th

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on election campaign Credit: BBC Plus

Revolution in the ruins: the story of Hugo Chávez

BBC Two, 9 pmThis is a fascinating tale of the rise and fall of Venezuela's former charismatic president, Hugo Chávez, who died six years ago and whose 12 years in power have plunged the country into a serious economic crisis, with some of the worst poverty levels in the world – despite the fact that Venezuela, with the largest oil reserves on the planet and a population of only 30 million, should be one from the richest countries of all. Director Ruth Mayer traces the rise of Chávez from a traditional rural background through the ranks of the army, until he heads a coup d'etat missed in 1992. She studies how her idealism, her natural gift for communication and her desire to share the fruits of Venezuela's wealth enabled her was a temporary setback; He came to the presidency in 1998 on a wave of popular sentiments. However, as often happens, political paranoia and the obsession with staying in power quickly settled and the dream began to collapse. In the end, this is a documentary that raises more questions than answers; however, as a broad reminder of the dangers of allowing populist politicians – left or right – to use too much power, it offers much food for thought. GO

Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad

ITV, 8 pmThe family journey of the Walsh family continues in Texas, while father and son arrive in the state of Lone Star, where they visit a space center, play with very large guns on a firing range. tanks and examine alleged foreign sightings with Houston UFO investigators. GO

The Twinstitute

BBC Two, 8:30 pmChris and Xand van Tulleken continue the fitness comparison tests by coaching their identical twin teams through more challenges in order to identify the best ways to regain the health of the mind and body. This week, they are looking at whether slow and regular exercise regimes or fast, intensive ones give the best results. GO


ITV, 9 pmIn this second episode, Sam's ploy, the office cleaning agent (Sheridan Smith) begins to bear fruit – but then, his listening device is discovered … The situation worsens at the house and tensions reach breaking point with his best friend Jess (Jade Anouka), Sam embarks on another risky scam. GO

The indatables

Channel 4, 9:00 pmA 23-year-old autistic movie-goer, a 45-year-old nurse with a large birthmark, and a 22-year-old student with a hearing loss are the ones looking for love in this week's part of the award-winning series. GO

£ 4 million restoration: rescue of a historic house

More4, 9:00 pmIn this new two-part text, the Landmark Trust's efforts to bring back Llwyn Celyn, a medieval farmhouse in Wales, are well restored. GO

Magnum P.I.

Sky One, 9 pmThe sun, sea and supercars are raging in the restart of the popular Eighties detective series, with Jay Hernandez in the role made famous by Tom Selleck, with Perdita Weeks as (now wife) Higgins. The opening of the film is directed by Justin Lin of Fast & Furious, so it's a breathtaking action. GO

Just another immigrant

Sky One, 22:00 and 22:35In this new comedy with six voices, comedian Romesh Ranganathan travels to Hollywood with his family, from his mother who chats to his eccentric uncle, to try to become a star on the other side of the pond. GO

The Heat (2013) ★★★★ ☆

E4, 9 pmBridesmaid director Paul Feig brings back one of the stars of this blockbuster film, Melissa McCarthy, as a messy Boston police officer whose police style (helped by a refrigerator full of weapons) makes her Dirty Harry at Thumbelina. She is associated with a good FBI agent (Sandra Bullock, who reminds us that she is a comedy pro). Together, they form dynamite. In addition to that, the film also has an emotional weight that strikes you out of nowhere.

Rumble in the Bronx (1995) ★★★

5Spike, 9 pmThis martial arts comedy tells the story of Ma Hon Keung (Jackie Chan) visiting New York for her uncle's wedding. But of course, being a Jackie Chan movie, Keung is soon at war with a gang that has nothing better to do than attack his uncle's supermarket. It's worth looking for gloriously choreographed fights and the hunt scene at the climax involving a hovercraft – if not for the laughable plot.

Miami Vice (2006) ★★★ ☆☆

5STAR, 9 pmMichael Mann, who was the executive producer of the original television series of the 1980s, brings his characteristic audacity to this remake on the big screen, with a daring cinematography and a deafening action. But his adapted plot, in which agents James Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) are investigating illegal smugglers of narcotics, turns out to be a puzzling mess. Ignore it and enjoy the gloss.

Thursday 17 January

Medical Staff at Walton Center Liverpool Credit: Ryan McNamara / BBC Plus


BBC Two, 9 pmBe warned: this second episode of the fly-on-the-wall series is a real chaos as the cameras head to Liverpool's Walton Center, the only hospital dedicated to treating the spine, brain and pain UK. The focus is on three patients: Tom, aged 18, who suffered serious brain damage as a result of a car accident, Sophie, age 22, who has been present for nine months as a result of unexplained inflammation of the brain, and Michaela, 30 years old. who has undergone four brain operations in one year and hopes for another. While Sophie remains remarkably optimistic about her reduced standard of living, Tom struggles with the restrictions of life in the hospital and Michaela is simply ready to stop "becoming a burden". We also spend time with Tom's parents trying frantically to find the right care package for their son, Sophie's grandfather, who refuses to give up hope even though he accepts the fact that There may be no cure, and Michaela's boyfriend, Andrew, notes before the operation, "The only thing I want is for her to wake up." All of this adds to an emotional episode that raises important points about underfunding and pressure on everyone involved. SH

Back to school

BBC Two, 8 pmVolunteer students enter the high school era and discover what many view as a traditional education, including rote learning, discussion and the very important cycling mastery test. SH

The directors

Arts of Heaven, 8:00 pm"If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed," said visionary director Stanley Kubrick. His extensive body of work, from A Clockwork Orange to Dr. Strangelove and The Shining, proves his point more than ever, as evidenced by this fascinating film about his ongoing influence. The film 2001: The Space Odyssey follows (see below). SH

Death in paradise

BBC One, 9 pmThe friendly police series continues with DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O'Hanlon) investigating the murder of a zoo owner (Jonathan Kerrigan). For his part, Ruby (Shyko Amos), an impatient new recruit, finds it difficult to be a police officer when your uncle is the Commissioner. SH

The Paras: Men of War

ITV, 9 pmThe so-called paras, all now designated by their instructors as "Joe", were chosen between 40 and 27 and are subjected to the hardest of trials of the infamous P Company, which lasts three days. While the brutal sessions are revealing, the film's power comes from the interviews, which provide a fascinating insight into the closed world. SH

The biggest fiber in American history with Lucy Worsley

BBC Four, 21h00L’incontable historienne Lucy Worsley revêt sa plus belle robe étoiles et rayures pour cette nouvelle série en trois épisodes qui retrace certains des moments les plus (célèbres) de l’histoire de l’Amérique. Worsley examine comment Paul Revere est devenu un héros, la vérité derrière le Boston Tea Party et la légende des troupes de George Washington comme des négligés, avant de se rendre à Broadway pour découvrir comment Lin-Manuel Miranda a créé une nouvelle mythologie. avec sa comédie musicale à succès Hamilton. SH

Des choses meilleures

BBC Two, 22h00Parmi les nombreuses merveilles de la sitcom de Pamela Adlon après une mère célibataire qui élève trois filles à Los Angeles, le meilleur est peut-être la performance de Celia Imrie en tant que mère excentrique de Sam (Adlon). Ce deuxième épisode vaut la peine d’être attrapé pour leur scène de liaison. SH

À Rome avec amour (2012) ★★★

Chaîne Sony Movie, 16h35Woody Allen a parcouru New York, Londres, Barcelone et Paris. Dans ce film, il aborde une nouvelle ville avec un enthousiasme touristique. Les histoires multiples contiennent des clichés et des artifices – Penélope Cruz est la "tarte au coeur" qui déclenche une confusion en tombant dans la mauvaise pièce – mais il y a suffisamment d’enthousiasme pour le faire fonctionner. Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page et Alec Baldwin co-star.

Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort – 2e partie (2011) ★★★★

ITV2, 18h25Le dernier volet de la franchise très populaire est le point culminant de la lutte avec Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), alors que le jeune sorcier Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) poursuit sa quête pour détruire le dernier des "horcruxes" qui rendent le Seigneur des Ténèbres immortel. . Le dernier, cependant, est caché dans un endroit surprenant… C’est une fin appropriée et satisfaisante pour la série Harry Potter.

2001: l'odyssée de l'espace (1968) ★★★★★

Arts du ciel, 21h00Le film magistral de Stanley Kubrick est l’une des œuvres les plus connues et les plus glorieuses de tous les temps. L’intrigue épique couvre des millions d’années, allant d’un saut dans l’évolution humaine à la bataille d’un astronaute (Keir Dullea) contre HAL 9000, un ordinateur qui semble faire l’objet d’un power trip. Le génie visuel de Kubrick est émouvant. à l’avance, à 20 heures, les réalisateurs regardent sa vie et son œuvre magnifique (voir ci-dessus).

Vendredi 18 janvier

Robson Green et James Norton Crédit: ITV Plus


ITV, 21h00Après une brève introduction à Will Davenport, nouveau vicaire de Tom Brittney chargé de la lutte contre le crime, la semaine dernière, le service est rétabli. Sidney (James Norton) endure une longue et sombre nuit de l'âme, Geordie (Robson Green) murmurant au sujet de la nouvelle époque cadavre tournant. Pourtant, les trois tropes sont cette fois liés: Sidney est la dernière personne connue à avoir vu la victime en vie, tandis que le principal suspect est une Geordie bête noire, Rupert Simpson (Nicholas Rowe), un personnage à la fois impeccable et terrible bien sûr, la réalité est un peu plus complexe, impliquant le conseiller excessif de Patrick Baladi, des cuivres facilement compromis et le retour inattendu d’un visage familier. Sidney, pour sa part, est tourmenté par l’absence de Violet (Simona Brown), et toute l’heure, pleine de complots et d’incidents, transpose proprement ses techniques du mouvement américain des droits civiques à Cambridge. Les lèvres supérieures raides vacillent à sa fin; Reste à savoir si ce whodunit de classe retiendra l’attention quand Sidney partira, mais la chimie de Norton avec Green devrait être chérie tant qu’elle durera. GT

Le grand tour

Amazon Prime, à partir d'aujourd'huiJeremy Clarkson, James May et Richard Hammond reviennent pour leur troisième série de singeries automobiles à gros budget du monde entier, avec des épisodes hebdomadaires. Les fans de Mary Beard devront attendre son apparition, car la série débutera avec le trio de Detroit, qui expérimentera des voitures de luxe dans les rues désertes de la ville. GT

Grace et Frankie

Netflix, à partir d'aujourd'huiRuPaul locks horns with Jane Fonda’s Grace and Lily Tomlin’s Frankie in the fifth series of the forthright, funny series which has got better and better with age. GT

The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts

BBC Two, 9.00pmThis intriguing spin on the experiential documentary format continues as the six artisans, living according to the philosophies of John Ruskin and William Morris, set to work on the master bedroom and find their precarious accord beginning to fracture. GT

Jane McDonald: Cruising Down Under

Channel 5, 9.00pmThe unsinkable Jane McDonald concludes her cruise around Australia by enjoying a sunset camel ride on Cable Beach, exploring the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns and finally arriving in Melbourne, where she takes the opportunity to break into song. GT

On Bass: Tina Weymouth!

BBC Four, 9.00pmTina Weymouth was, along with David Byrne, a linchpin of Talking Heads. Here she sings the praises of fellow bassists, from Funk Brothers regular James Jamerson and Nile Rodgers’s Chic partner Bernard Edwards to Paul McCartney and Peter Hook. GT

The Graham Norton Show

BBC One, 10.35pmThis week, Graham Norton is joined by a trio of film stars: Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet discussing his role as a drug addict in Beautiful Boy, Saoirse Ronan promoting her title role in Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots, and triple Oscar-nominated Laura Linney talking about her return to the West End in the Elizabeth Strout adaptation My Name is Lucy Barton. GT

Front Row Late

BBC Two, 11.05pmThe newly ennobled Dame Mary Beard hosts another round of interviews, features and performances from leading figures in the world of the arts. GT

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) ★★★★☆

Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pmAs the Disney expansion of the Star Wars franchise goes on, this spin-off pulls two genres out of cinema’s dressing-up box: American Westerns and Weimar-era cloak-and-dagger thrillers. Young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) contends with dastardly crook Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) while making eyes at Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) – but the real gem is Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

Sexy Beast (2000) ★★★★☆

Film4, 10.55pmBen Kingsley is at his scariest in this tense and enthralling thriller, playing a gangster thug who wants to rob a well-guarded bank, and flies out to Spain to drag his retired associate Gary (Ray Winstone) back to work. But Gary is living a contented life with his wife (Amanda Redman), and has absolutely no intention of going back to the criminal world, which forces the two men into a battle of wills that soon turns violent.

The Double (2011) ★★★☆☆

BBC One, 11.50pmEven if it took the writers a weekend to come up with The Double, they wasted a Sunday: the plot is as old as they come. Still, they assembled a decent cast: Richard Gere and Topher Grace star as a grizzled CIA agent and a young buck, tracking a Russian assassin after the murder of a US senator. Matters become tense when the younger man suspects that his partner might be the killer they seek. Martin Sheen also stars.Television previewersToby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O’Donovan, Vicki Power, Gabriel Tate