TV This week: Doctor Who| Fear of Flying

11 Doctor Whos. Pic: BBC

11 Doctor Whos. Pic: BBC

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Your pick of the TV shows this week.

MONDAY

Fear Of Flying: Caught On Camera (Channel, 9pm)

FOR many people living in today’s ‘shrinking world’, hopping on a plane is no greater an ordeal than getting on a bus or a train.

It’s safe, too, particularly when compared statistically to other modes of transport. But that’s not enough to allay some people’s fears: for 20 per cent of the UK population air travel is a terrifying experience and as such is a last resort.

This one-off documentary hears from aviophobes who have agreed to be filmed as they summon up the courage to confront their fears and take to the skies.

TUESDAY

Last Tango In Halifax (BBC One, 9pm)

SALLY Wainwright’s depiction of the second-chance love which blossomed between widowed septuagenarians Alan and Celia (Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid) returns for a welcome second series, picking up where the last episode left off - with Alan regaining consciousness after his heart scare.

WEDNESDAY

Mystery Map (STV, 8pm)

DID STV miss a trick by not treating us to this new two-part documentary at Halloween, or were they worried we’d all be sleeping with the lights on afterwards?

The programme finds intrepid reporters Ben Shephard and Julia Bradbury travelling across Britain, investigating mysterious incidents from ghost-sightings to mythical beasts.

THURSDAY

An Adventure In Space And Time (BBC Two, 9pm)

IT’S 1963 and new head of drama at the BBC, Sydney Newman, needs a family show to fill an awkward gap in the schedule between the end of sports programme Grandstand and the start of music series Juke Box Jury. Inspired by his love of sci-fi, he comes up with the idea of Doctor Who, in which an old man will travel the universe in a blue police box that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The rest, as they say, is history...

FRIDAY

Live At The Apollo (BBC Two, 9.30pm)

EDDIE Izzard presents the first of a new series of comedy showcases featuring established names and rising comedy stars.

Look out for rising stars Josh Widdicombe and South African comic Trevor Noah.

SATURDAY

Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor (BBC One, 7.50pm)

THE Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

SUNDAY

Strictly Come Dancing - Results Show (BBC One, 7.20pm)

IT’S time to look back on Saturday’s show and find out which couple will be waltzing into next week, and who will be leaving the competition forever, as Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present Strictly Come Dancing: The Results.

The judges’ scores and viewers’ votes have been totted up to reveal which of the eight remaining couples are in the bottom two and will have to dance for survival.