This week our top television picks include chipmunks battling it out Matrix-style, veteran comedians babysitting a pork pie and a fond farewell to one of the nation’s most loved soap characters
This week our top television picks include chipmunks battling it out Matrix-style, veteran comedians babysitting a pork pie and a fond farewell to one of the nation’s most loved soap characters. Also, there’s an in-depth look at the young victims of Syria’s civil war and we say hello to four familiar faces.
1. Coronation Street (Monday, ITV)
For months we’ve shed tears over poor Hayley and Monday’s double bill sees Roy’s cancer stricken wife end her own life. Brave Hayley has spent the last few weeks saying her goodbyes whilst Roy is in agony about facing the rest of his life without his beloved wife. He can only squeeze her hand as she drinks a lethal cocktail of poison bringing their love story to a heartbreaking end.
— Coronation Street (@itvcorrie) January 16, 2014
2. Girls (Monday, Sky Atlantic)
The Emmy-award winning drama from writer Lena Dunham about Brooklynites Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna returns this week. The first episode sees Hannah attempting to ease Adam into her social circle, Marnie recovering from a second break up with Charlie and Shoshanna displaying her new care-free attitude. We also find out where Jessa has been since ditching Hannah at her father’s.
Season 3 of GIRLS is just around the corner. Here’s 10 reasons why we heart its creator Lena Dunham http://t.co/80pTqpbzVN
— Glamour Magazine UK (@GlamourMagUK) January 16, 2014
3. Hidden Kingdom (Thursday, BBC One)
The series exploring the daily David-and-Goliath battles in the animal kingdom continues by following a cheeky chipmunk in a Canadian forest and young shrew in the steamy jungles of Borneo. With winter fast approaching and both hunting for food, whilst not becoming food, we are shown a new side of nature. Stunning up-close, slow-motion footage, dramatic music and a Matrix-style chipmunk fight make this a one of a kind show.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) January 16, 2014
4. Children on the Frontline (Wednesday, Channel 4)
Like most five year olds, Sara likes nothing better than eating ice cream outdoors in the sunshine, but the civil war in Syria means she is haunted by dreams of being shot by snipers. Thirteen year old Aboude is a full-time activist and knows he could be killed for challenging Assad’s rule. This disturbing one-off documentary takes a look at the stories of five youngsters whose lives have been changed for ever by the Syrian civil war.
Dont’ miss Children on the Frontline next week on C4 http://t.co/Yry83199Dh
— Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches) January 16, 2014
5. House of Fools (Tuesday, BBC Two)
This silly sitcom, which started last week, continues to amuse thanks to the comic genius of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. The episode sees neighbour Julie (Morgana Robinson) jetting off to Mexico entrusting Vic and Bob to look after her prize pork pie, which she’s saving for Bruce Willis. Yes, it sounds totally bonkers, but just go with it. You won’t regret it.
Wonder if Morgan Freeman likes pork pies .. you can’t tell from his acting , very frustrating
— bob mortimer (@RealBobMortimer) January 7, 2014
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