TV This Week: Great War Diaries| Honourable Woman

Great War Diaries - British volunteer soldier, later war correspondent. Charles Edward Montague (DAVID ACTON) Pic: BBC
Great War Diaries - British volunteer soldier, later war correspondent. Charles Edward Montague (DAVID ACTON) Pic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


Royal Marines Comamando School (Channel 4, 9pm)

HAVE you got what it takes to be a Royal Marine Commando? Six weeks into training, two recruits are determined to prove that despite their instructors’ misgivings, they really do have the right stuff.

Borg, who is 22, appears to be at a disadvantage as his build is not suited to shinning up ropes, but he’s hoping a diet of jelly and fish will give him the strength to complete the test.

Meanwhile, Marks, 33, is popular with his fellow recruits thanks to his quick wit, but his trainers don’t always appreciate his cracks, thinking it could point to an attitude problem.


Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free (Channel 4, 8pm)

CHRISTINE and Chris have bought a tenement flat in the city. Chris is a graphic designer, so has a good eye. He knows what he wants, and it’s not something that can be bought ‘off the peg’ at your usual furniture store. Neither is it easily sourced on a budget, so it’s up to Kirstie to let him down gently and offer up some alternatives.


This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show (Channel 4, 8pm)

The series in which Dawn O’Porter, pictured below, right, celebrates vintage fashion draws to a close this evening. This week’s final high street devotee is Lucie from London, who is desperate for a new look - and with a holiday to Ibiza on the horizon, she needs to step up her game. Can Dawn persuade her that retro is the way to go?


The Honourable Woman (BBC Two, 9pm)

THIS week’s episode sees Atika and Nessa (Maggie Gyllenhaal, picured left) still in captivity in Gaza, and an event occurs that will bond the two women together and remain their secret. Meanwhile, her brother Ephra (Andrew Buchan) is running the family business in London while an academic in Tel Aviv working at a university funded by the Steins uncovers corruption that could have far-reaching effects.


The Singer Takes It All (Channel 4, 9pm)

Oh look, it’s just what we were all crying out for - another new TV talent show. But before you get start getting too cynical, this new singing contest does have a twist.

Thanks to a real-time interactive app, this time, the viewing public do the voting, taking complete

control of the show themselves. Hosted by Chatty Man himself, Alan Carr.


Great War Diaries (BBC Two, 6.10pm)

BASED on letters and journals, many of which have never been published before, BBC Two’s Great War Diaries tells the story of 1914-18 solely through the eyes of those who lived through it. Bringing together 25 broadcasters from around the world, this is television’s global event for the centenary of World War One.


Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony (BBC One, 9pm)

GARY Lineker, Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present live coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 4500 athletes from 71 nations have their chance to say goodbye.