TV This week: Plebs| Doctor Who| Our Girl

Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: BBC
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MONDAY

Plebs (ITV2, 10pm)

THIS historical comedy returns. In this series two opener, Stylax wants pal Marcus to give up on his unrequited crush on neighbour Cynthia so they can focus on their latest scheme - to become champion chariot racers in a bid to improve their standing.

For once, they have the means to go through with their plan, after winning a stack of money, but can’t agree how best to spend their readies.

TUESDAY

Taxi To The Dark Side (BBC One, 9pm)

VINCE McKee is a taxi driver who ferries pensioners and drunken youths from A to B. His home life isn’t much better. Vince’s daily existence takes an unusual turn when he meets ex-con mate Colin, and accepts an offer from a criminal gang organised by his old friend.

At first McKee is thrilled at becoming a driver for gang leader The Horse. However, once the criminals arrange their major job, McKee soon wishes he could have his old life back.

WEDNESDAY

Outnumbered (BBC One, 9.30pm)

Grandad is ill, which brings Auntie Angela and her new friend over from America. Ben has a crisis of confidence over his starring role in Spartacus the Musical and Karen still hopes her escaped hamster will be found.

THURSDAY

A Life Less Ordinary (BBC Two, 9pm)

AWARD-winning playwright and screenwriter Peter Bowker was inspired by a 2010 Guardian article to create this fact-based drama about Staffordshire local hero Neil Baldwin who, despite learning difficulties, has been, at various points during his colourful life a circus clown, a lay preacher, Stoke City employee and close friend to leading sportsmen and senior clergy.

FRIDAY

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One, 9pm)

THE competition launches in earnest this weekend. Instead of being able to hide at the back during a group number, six of the couples will be taking to the floor tonight, with the rest competing on Saturday. And this time, judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell will be scoring them.

SATURDAY

Doctor Who: The Caretaker (BBC One, 8.30pm)

THE terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.

SUNDAY

Our Girl (BBC One, 9pm)

THE growing friendship between Molly (Lacey Turner) and a little Afghan girl, Bashira, threatens to compromise Molly’s ability to do her job with impartiality.

Warned by Captain James (Ben Aldridge) about becoming too involved with the locals, Molly wonders whether the child is actually friend 
or foe.