TV Heaven: That’s Our Girl

Our Girl, Molly Dawes (LACEY TURNER) Pic: BBC

Our Girl, Molly Dawes (LACEY TURNER) Pic: BBC

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A look at what’s coming up on the box over the next seven days.

today

New Tricks (BBC One, 9pm)

THEY say that the pen is mightier than the sword - something that film critic Oliver Houghton should, perhaps, have kept in mind.

His body is found in the Thames at the point where the River Fleet runs into it. Was he killed because of something he wrote? UCOS get involved because Houghton was once questioned in connection with the murder of a conceptual artist 20 years ago - a case that has long been cold.

tomorrow

Later Live - With Jools Holland (BBC Two, 10pm)

WITH 44 series already under his belt, Jools Holland has turned Later into one of the BBC’s longest running music shows. Tonight’s guests include Ryan Adams, alt-J, and Banks.

wEDNESDAY

The World: Ireland’s Lost Babies (BBC Two, 9pm)

JOURNALIST Martin Sixsmith investigates the Irish Catholic Church’s role in a trade that had a devastating effect on countless families. Sixsmith’s quest takes him from Ireland to America in the hope of discovering more about the scandal that was kept a secret for so long.

THURSDAY

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One, 9pm)

MARTIN Shaw is back on the box this week, albeit in an unfamiliar role - he’s playing himself.

Shaw will be the latest celebrity to have the skeletons in his family’s closet laid bare for the British public to see. He’s keen to find out more about his paternal grandfather Edwin, who enlisted in the Royal Marines at the age of 18.

It hasn’t been a classic run of this series yet, but there’s every chance that Shaw’s search will be a highlight.

FRIDAY

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Bear Grylls (STV, 9pm)

ADVENTURER and all-round action man Bear Grylls is the final celebrity to chat to Piers Morgan in this series of Life Stories. Born Edward Michael Grylls in 1974 to politician Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls, he opens up to Piers about his early years, and the trauma of being sent to boarding school, as well as his time spent serving in the SAS, and tells of his climb to the summit of Mount Everest aged just 23.

SATURDAY

Doctor Who: Time Heist (BBC One, 7.30pm)

THE Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse - to steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos.

With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt

SUNDAY

Our Girl (BBC One, 9pm)

MEDIC Molly Dawes (Lacey Turner) is over the moon when she is sent to Afghanistan on one of the army’s final deployments.

But when she arrives she quickly learns that she needs to prove herself to her new platoon. More than once she fails to make a good impression - but worse still, she has to deal with Smurf (Iwan Rheon), an old flame who is part of the regiment.