TV This Week: Broadchurch| The Musketeers

Attenborough's Paradise Birds. Picture: BBC
Attenborough's Paradise Birds. Picture: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.

MONDAY

Broadchurch (STV, 9pm)

ITV is still keeping mum about what we can expect from each episode of this drama. So, what will happen this week? We just have the bare bones – Ellie’s sister causes problems, Alec faces his demons and Mark makes a decision.

TUESDAY

Bad Builders Bang To Rights (STV, 8pm)

DOMINIC Littlewood tackles dodgy builders in this new series. In this first programme, he comes to the aid of pensioner Betty Hall and her son Trevor, whose house resembles a building site.

Can Dominic get answers from the builders responsible?

WEDNESDAY

Midsomer Murders (STV, 8pm)

AS the crime drama returns for a new run, we’re faced with one of the most bizarre murders to date – death by electrified roulette wheel.

With the potential suspects played by guest stars including Liberty Mills, Una Stubbs and Georgia Taylor, and a very unlikely murder weapon, it looks like being classic Midsumer Murder mystery.

THURSDAY

Attenborough’s Paradise Birds (BBC Two, 8pm)

SIR David Attenborough is back on our screens, indulging in one of 
his life-long passions and uncovering the story of how birds of paradise have captivated explorers, filmmakers and even royalty.

He explores the myths 
surrounding the birds’ discovery 500 years ago, the latest behaviour that has been caught on camera, and the scientific truth behind their beauty.

FRIDAY

The Musketeers (BBC One, 9pm)

THE king (Ryan Gage) sends the swordsmen to talk to prophet Emilie of Duras (Emma Lowndes), who is raising an army to march on Spain as a result of visions she claims to have received from God.

It’s obvious she and her followers pose a danger, and as anti-Spanish riots begin, Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) is chosen to return to her camp and discredit the woman – before she pushes France into war with its neighbouring country.

Meanwhile, Rochefort continues to clash with Ambassador Perales (Will Keen), and resorts to blackmail and murder to resolve the problem.

SATURDAY

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll (BBC Two, 9pm)

TO mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland this documentary explores the life and imagination of the man who wrote it, the Reverend Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.

SUNDAY

Last Tango In Halifax (BBC One, 9pm)

THREE months have passed and it is the morning of Gillian and Robbie’s wedding. A nervous Gillian confides to Caroline that she has doubts about the marriage. Caroline assures her that cold feet are normal, while Robbie waits anxiously over a strong drink or two at the hotel.