The Night WatchTuesday 18 June at 21.00
Set against the turbulent backdrop of Forties London, The Night Watch tells the stories of four young people inextricably linked by their wartime experiences.
Kay is roaming the streets, haunted by some traumatic personal loss. Helen and Viv run a marriage bureau. Helen obsessively clings to her volatile relationship with Julia, while Viv is continuing an affair with a married man whom she seems unable to leave. Elsewhere, Viv's vulnerable young brother Duncan harbours a terrible secret, and a face from his past re-appears which threatens his fragile existence.
The post-war victory is bitter sweet, for it returns them to the margins of society from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.
Spooks (S7)Mondays 21:00
The award-winning intelligence drama returns for a seventh series.
Having spent the past eight years in a Russian prison, Lucas North is welcomed back by MI5 supremo and old friend Harry Pearce, who was instrumental in finally securing his release.
Lucas is keen to get back to work straight away and, with Section D’s current priority operation having a strong Russian connection, he could well prove invaluable. But, after eight years with only a high-ranking Russian spymaster for company, can Lucas’s loyalty really be taken for granted?
A Farmer’s Life for Me (S1)Saturdays at 19:05
Nine city-dwelling couples put their farming skills to the test as they compete to win a sensational prize: the opportunity to run their very own farm, surrounded by acres of stunning countryside, for an entire year.
Living together, the couples undergo a range of daunting challenges, from sheep herding to butchery, from breeding livestock to creating and marketing their own produce. There’s plenty of muck, mud and mishaps as they find out just how difficult it is to run a successful farm.
But who will ultimately be crowned the best farmer?
Ashes to Ashes (S1)Saturdays at 21:30
Swapping his Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro, DCI Gene Hunt rolls up his sleeves and embraces the 80s in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and phenomenally popular Life on Mars.
Set in 1981, everyone's favourite politically-incorrect cop, flanked by his faithful sidekicks Ray Carling and Chris Skelton, turns his attentions to taking on the 'southern nancy' criminal scum in London. But he doesn’t reckon on meeting DCI Alex Drake, who is battling with her own sense of dislocation. Frustrated by each other's stubbornness, the friction between Alex and Gene steadily increases. However, as the two titans collide, it becomes apparent there is more than just a professional tension emerging…
Threesome (S1)Saturdays at 22:25
A comedy drama about three party-loving friends who unexpectedly find themselves about to become parents.
When Alice starts to freak out on the eve of her 30th birthday, she's determined to prove she's not getting boring. A wild night out leads to Alice, her boyfriend Mitch and their gay best friend Ritchie having a threesome. When Alice discovers she's pregnant, she and Mitch agree they're just not ready to become parents. As Alice prepares to take drastic action, Mitch and Ritchie decide they could all raise the child together. Racing to reach Alice before she goes ahead with the termination, little do they realise they're in for another big surprise!