Our choice of programmes to watch week beginning Saturday, September 19

On Demand: Enola Holmes (Netflix, from Wed)

Did you know that Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes had a younger sister? No, neither did we, but we're about to meet her in this knockabout Victorian adventure based on a book by Nancy Springer. Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown plays Enola who, on the morning of her 16th birthday, discovers her mother has vanished, leaving behind various gifts but no clues to whereabouts. Before her brothers can pack her off to a finishing school, Enola heads off into the big, wide world alone, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right while unravelling a conspiracy. Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Claflin and Henry Cavill play the other members of the famous family.


Strictly: The Best of Movies (BBC1, 7.30pm)

Many people feared that Strictly would be cancelled this year. After all, it's hard to socially distance while tangoing, especially if you don't want to be marked down by Craig Revel Horwood for gapping, but the good news is that the BBC are going ahead – they've even announced the line-up. And while we wait for the class of 2020 to take to the floor in October, the BBC is tiding us over with four special episodes, each looking back at some incredible routines. Hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, future shows will recapture the magic of Blackpool and the show's Musical weeks, as well as the best of the finals, which will also contain a tribute to 2014 champion Caroline Flack. But we're beginning with a look back at Movie Week.

Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 8pm)

We knew the return of Britain's Got Talent would get people talking, but few people expected the conversation would become quite so heated, with previous winners Diversity's Black Lives Matter-inspired dance routine being praised by some viewers and prompting others to complain to Ofcom. But will we be in for more surprises tonight as judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo offer their verdicts on eight more semi-finalists?

Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club (ITV, 10pm)

Jonathan and co-host Mawaan Rizwan present another stand-up showcase featuring some of the best and funniest new comedians in the UK. This episode features a set from Nigel Ng, the Malaysian stand-up comedian known for his comedic character, Uncle Roger. Plus there are performances from Adelaide-born comic Bec Hill, who tends to incorporate arts and crafts into her routines and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jordan Brookes. Finally, Kerry Godliman, who played Hannah in Derek, Nicky in Bad Move and Lisa in After Life, will be trying out some new material.


Family Fortunes (ITV, 8pm)

We asked 100 people to name a gameshow they'd like to see back on British TV, and our survey said – Family Fortunes. Based on the US show Family Feud, it first appeared on our screens in 1980, when it was hosted by Bob Monkhouse. He was succeeded by Max Bygraves, and then Les Dennis, who stayed at the helm from 1987 to 2001. Now it's Gino D'Acampo who invites families to play for a £30,000 jackpot.

Us (BBC1, 9pm)

David Nicholls wrote the novels Stater for 10 and One Day, and his TV credits include the acclaimed Patrick Melrose. So, expectations are high for this new drama series, which he adapted from his own bestselling book - and it also doesn't hurt that it boasts an impressive cast. Tom Hollander stars as Douglas Petersen, who has been planning a Grand Tour of Europe for his wife Connie (Saskia Reeves) and their only child Albie (Tom Taylor). It's supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime and the perfect way to mark their last summer together before Albie heads off to university. But just before they leave, Connie drops a bombshell...

The Singapore Grip (ITV, 9pm)

In the second episode of the drama set at the time of the Japanese invasion, Matthew Webb is given a tour of his father's dilapidated residence, but it's the rubber plantation that really troubles him when he observes some questionable practices. Joan sweeps him off to an amusement park with Monty and Ehrendorf, where Vera becomes intrigued by the newcomer, and soon he finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war between Vera and Joan, who are bothb battling for his affections. But very soon, Singapore is hit by a war of a different kind.


Ghosts (BBC1, regions vary)

It steadily became one of the surprise TV hits of 2019, and now we are returning to Button Hall for a second series of the spirited sitcom. At the end of the first run, Alison and Mike received a substantial offer from a luxury hotel chain and excitedly agreed to sell the property. But upon discovering a plague pit in the basement, the chain withdrew the offer. So what's next for Alison, Mike, and their housemates Lady Fanny Button, Thomas Thorne, Julian Fawcett MP, Kitty, Robin the Caveman, The Captain, Mary and Pat? Without the cash to continue the extensive building work and the hotel still a distant dream, Alison and Mike decide to try to rent the place out for events. But after a paranormal photo of the house goes viral overnight, they spot an opportunity to bring funds in: they'll use the ghosts' 'talents' to create an authentic haunted-house experience.

Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald (ITV, 9pm)

They are widely regarded as the worst female serial killers this country has seen. Moors murderer Myra Hindley killed five children in 1960s alongside her lover Ian Brady, while Rose West was found guilty of 10 horrific murders alongside her husband, Fred West. But what people don't know is the story of what happened after they ended up in jail. On conviction, West was sent to HMP Durham, where Hindley also resided, alongside IRA terrorists, sex offenders and arsonists. There, the women formed a close friendship that developed into an affair. Here, Category A prisoners, including reformed Mafia member Marisa Merico and ex-gangster Linda Calvey, tell Sir Trevor McDonald how West revealed her murderous temper in prison, while former prison governor Veronica Bird describes how Hindley persuaded a female guard to help her escape.


The Great British Bake Off (C4, 8pm)

It's back! Hurrah! There was a period, not so very long ago, when fans thought there would be no 2020 series, but where there's a will, there's always a way. The run has been filmed at a secret Essex location, with the cast and crew - along with 20 hotel staff members and assorted children belonging to those involved - all housed in a self-contained biosphere so that they could disregard social distancing guidelines on camera. That also, of course, means that should someone deserve it, they will receive a famed Paul Hollywood handshake rather than an elbow rub or, even worse, a thumbs-up. Prue Leith also returns as a judge, with presenter Noel Fielding joined by new co-host Matt Lucas. The bakers' first tasks are a Battenburg with a twist, a fruit sponge technical and, in the showstopper, something that pays tribute to their heroes.

All Creatures Great and Small (C5, 9pm)

Tricki Woo is back. The pesky Pekingese is the pampered pet of wealthy Mrs Pumphrey who is convinced her darling boy is dying. Of course that's not quite the case - or it certainly won't be if Tricki's devoted owner stopped spoiling him with treats and stuck to the diet James has prescribed. The vet decides to take drastic action - he returns to Skeldale with Tricki to keep an eye on him. However, Siegfried thinks caring for the canine should be a task for Tristan, providing the flakey young man with the perfect opportunity to prove his commitment to veterinary science. Nothing could possibly go wrong, could it...?


Harlots (BBC2, 9pm)

The second season of the 18th century-set drama draws to a close with a double-bill. Margaret awaits her fate in gaol, with Charlotte, Nancy and William gobsmacked by her confession and desperately looking for ways to save her from hanging. Isabella realises that her brother is determined to discover her secret and enlists the help of William to save her daughter. Then, Fallon asks Blayne for help when he realises that he could be exposed for attacking Amelia Scanwell, but is firmly told that he must find a more permanent solution.

Ambulance (BBC1, 9pm)

It's a busy Friday shift, and control have already taken over 300 emergency calls in the past hour. Former traffic cop Gary, and Fabio who works in finance, are on duty for the next 12 hours, and are dispatched to a patient who has fainted at Oxford Circus Underground Station. However, it's not going to be easy reaching the individual after Extinction Rebellion protesters flood the area and block the roads. By early afternoon, control are receiving a new 999 emergency call every 20 seconds, including a cardiac arrest needs Gary and Fabio's emergency response. The following day, the staff of London Ambulance Service are gearing themselves up for the fall out from another day of intense politics in the city, with anti-Brexit protesters taking to the streets in their hundreds of thousands.

Grayson Perry's Big American Roadtrip (C4, 10pm)

The flamboyant artist's documentaries have always been hugely entertaining, thought-provoking and informative, but during lockdown, he won himself a more fans thanks to his Art Club series, in which he, his wife Philippa, cat Kevin and their famous friends encouraged the nation to get creative. No doubt some of those new converts to his lovable presenting style will also be tuning into this series, which was filmed when virtually nobody had even heard of coronavirus. It was also made before the shootings and riots that have dogged America in recent months, but helps shed light on some of the reasons for them. Perry travels across the US on a custom-built bike he designed himself, and begins in the South, journeying from Atlanta, Georgia to Washington DC, during which he contemplates race.


Saving Lives at Sea (BBC2, 8pm)

The volunteers who operate Hoylake's rescue hovercraft are used to rushing out in all weathers to help members of the public, but they're somewhat taken aback by their latest mercy dash - it involves assisting a porpoise, a creature that really should know better than to get caught by an outgoing tide. Two hundred miles to the north, the best-dressed victim ever seen by the Kinghorn crew - a teenage wedding guest in suit and tie - needs to be plucked from a rocky outcrop before it vanishes into the sea.

The Grand Party Hotel (BBC1, 8pm)

Like other big hotels, The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool caters for a huge array of guests - from couples enjoying romantic breaks, to weddings and families. But what makes it unique is its party rooms on the top floor. Dedicated to large groups of fun-loving friends, the individually-themed communal rooms sleep up to 24 guests in multiple beds. There are also pink flamingos upside down on the ceiling, monkeys with champagne trays in the bathrooms, as well as communal jacuzzis, Roman baths and dance floors. But, as we see in this new documentary series, managing these big groups isn't easy. Tonight, we meet Laura who arrives to celebrate her recent divorce; and Debbie, proud grandmother-to be who is organising a special baby shower for her daughter, Jess. There's also Liverpool brides-to-be Trudie and Danielle, who are receiving help from the hotel's wedding planner.

Lodgers for Codgers (C4, 10pm)

Che has never had a real home to call his own. He's spent all his life in temporary accommodation, so probably feels as if he's died and gone to heaven when multi-millionaire Charlie offers him a place to stay. But can they find some common ground, or is Che's dream about to be shattered?


The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm)

Bake Off is back - and that means so is its sister show, An Extra Slice. As usual, Jo Brand will be joined by a panel of celebrity Bake Off fans to discuss the best bits, air some unseen footage and speak to the baker who has left the tent. The first line-up features presenters AJ Odudu and Richard Osman and the man who may have been feeling as nervous as the Bake Off class of 2020 when the competition got underway - new host Matt Lucas.

Secret Scotland with Susan Calman (C5, 8pm)

For the second leg of her journey, Susan is exploring the beautiful Trossachs and West of Scotland, which is home to some of the country's most dramatic scenery, taking in glens, castles and rare wildlife. She begins with a tour of the fairy tale Castle of Inveraray, courtesy of His Grace, the Duke of Argyll, head of Clan Campbell, although it turns out that not all its secrets are picture-perfect. She also calls in at Loch Katrine, where she gets exclusive access to a world-class feat of Scottish engineering, and Inverawe, where she discovers the secrets to Scotland's world-famous smoked salmon.

Later - with Jools Holland: Mercury Prize 2020 (BBC2, 10pm)

Jools Holland is back for a new run of his long-running music series which, for the most part, will be sticking to the lockdown format from earlier this year. So, while we won't get an eclectic line-up of bands and solo artists performing live, we will get special guests joining Jools in his South London recording studio to talk about their own musical journey, sharing their influences and picking some classic clips from the Later archives. We start though with a special episode featuring the winner of the 2020 Mercury Prize. We won't know who that it is until September 24 (although the bookies' favourite is Michael Kiwanuka followed by Stormzy), but we do know that whoever the victor is, they will be discussing the creative process behind their album.