TV This Week: Doctor Who| Strictly Come Dancing

Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who. Pic: BBC
Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who. Pic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV


Only Connect (BBC Two, 8.30pm)

FOR anyone who didn’t catch Only Connect when it was over on BBC Four, it’s the show that’s so highbrow, the contestants pick their questions by choosing Egyptian hieroglyphics. The first two teams to brave the beam of BBC Two are Politicos and the Felinophiles, who will be trying to prove that not only do they know their to prove their Eye of Horus from their Horned Viper.


Harry At 30 (STV, TBCpm)

IF you can still remember Princess Diana posing with her youngest son on the steps of St Mary’s Hospital, then prepare to feel very old - on September 15, Prince Harry will turn 30.

This programme goes behind the headlines and find out more about his path from mischievous youngster to respected soldier.


Our Zoo (BBC One, 9pm)

THIS series stars Lee Ingleby, as George Mottershead. He’s haunted by the memories of serving in the Great War, and frustrated at being forced to live in his parents’ cramped home above the family grocery with his wife and two children. Then a trip to Liverpool docks gives him a new purpose in life when he takes pity on a mistreated camel and monkey.


Chasing Shadows (STV, 9pm)

REECE Shearsmith plays DS Sean Stone, a misfit who struggles to deal with people and is reassigned to a missing person’s unit after offending his boss. There he meets Ruth Hattersley, who learns to deal with Sean’s odd quirks and habits, and quickly realises how useful he could be when it comes to finding lost souls.


Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Alesha Dixon (STV, 9pm)

Piers Morgan returns for a new run of his candid interview series. First up to face the host’s probing questions is singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, who talks about the many highs and lows of her career in the music industry.


Doctor Who: Robot Of Sherwood (BBC One, 7.30pm)

IN a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood.

With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?


Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One, 8pm)

PRESENTERS Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman welcome this year’s 15 celebrities to the Strictly studio for the very first time, revealing which professional dance partner will have been paired with.

The show will also feature musical treats from 5 Seconds of Summer, Smokey Robinson with Imelda May, as well as a selection of dances from the Strictly Come Dancing pros.

The celebrities so far confirmed for this year’s show are Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray, Alison Hammond, Thom Evans, Simon Webbe, Mark Wright, Sunetra Sarker, Jake Wood, Steve Backshall, Scott Mills and Pixie Lott.