TV This week: Babylon| Children in Need

Jonny Sweet as Tom Oliver, James Nesbitt as Richard Miller and Paterson Joseph as Charles Inglis in Babylon. Pic: Channel 4
Jonny Sweet as Tom Oliver, James Nesbitt as Richard Miller and Paterson Joseph as Charles Inglis in Babylon. Pic: Channel 4
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


Grantchester (STV, 9pm)

The detective series wraps up as Amanda and Guy’s wedding is fast approaching, so Sidney could do with something to take his mind off things, but ‘local cop getting bumped off’ wasn’t exactly what he was thinking.

He’s drawn into another case with Geordie, but there’s tragedy afoot, as when Geordie’s life hangs in the balance, the clergyman winds up being cut off from the investigation and the police close ranks. But Sidney believes the police are on the track, so he ropes in Mrs Maguire and Leonard to help him mount a daring mission to nail the killer.

But as he moves in on his culprit, it becomes clear that his motives stretch right back to events that took place in the Second World War.


The Nation’s Favourite Queen Song (STV, 9pm)

From the anthemic We Will Rock You to the disco-influenced Another One Bites the Dust via the rockabilly of Crazy Little Thing Called Love, the operatic Bohemian Rhapsody and the frankly indescribable Bicycle Race, their back catalogue is eclectic.

But it also makes choosing the greatest ever Queen song particularly tricky - how can we pick one that everyone will agree on?

This countdown aims to settle the argument as it counts down the top 20, with a little help from celebrity fans, ranging from Katy Perry and Noddy Holder to Al Murray and Arlene Phillips, and Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May.


Liberty of London (Channel 4, 9pm)

WHEN it comes to shopping, there are few experiences quite like going into London’s famous department store, Liberty - as we saw when this documentary first aired last year.

American managing director Ed Burstell is pressing ahead with his decision to make the department store one of the city’s premier shopping spots, and his plans include the Open Design Call, a Dragons’ Den-style contest, where hopefuls compete to have their products chosen by a panel of buyers.


Babylon (Channel 4, 10pm)

Written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the brains behind Peep Show, it focuses on various members of London’s police force, where juggling accusations of racism, lethal force and corruption are all in a day’s work for Commissioner Richard Miller.

But he has a brand new, secret weapon arriving to lend a helping hand – American communications expert Liz Garvey, who is really keen to drag the force into the 21st century.

There’s also a chance to meet officers further down the pecking order, including reckless Robbie who dreams of working with firearms.


Children in Need 2014 (BBC1, 7pm)

THE annual fundraising extravaganza is back for its 35th year, and as always it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Tess Daly and Terry Wogan are the hosts for the evening kicking off proceedings by introducing the cast of the West End hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who perform a spectacular all-singing all-dancing number, before the musical mayhem is transposed to Albert Square for an EastEnders song-and-dance routine.


Casualty (BBC1, 9.15pm)

Ethan is in charge during the night shift, when a patient going by the name of Valentine comes in with bad facial injuries, and while it seems likely they were caused in a fight, he refuses to admit it. He does, however, have plenty of time to flirt with Lily.


I’m A Celebrity get Me Out Of Here (STV, 9pm)

ANOTHER batch of famous folks wave goodbye to their lives of luxury and head for the Australian wilderness for up to three weeks, battling bugs and Bushtucker Trials, rations and hunger – all in the name of entertainment.