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Stargazing Live. Picture: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.

MONDAY

The 7.39 (BBC One, 9pm)

DAVID Nicholls has gone back to his TV roots by penning this two-part romantic drama for the BBC.

David Morrissey stars as Carl, who in theory is happily married to Maggie (Olivia Colman), his best friend since his college days.

However, at the age of 45, Carl feels he’s stuck in a rut, until one morning he gets into a fight over a seat with health club manager Sally (Sheridan Smith), and suddenly his daily commute seems a lot more interesting.

TUESDAY

Stargazing Live (BBC Two, 8.30pm)

PROFESSOR Brian Cox and Dara O Briain return for three days of live astronomy, jaw-dropping images, surprising science and unique demonstrations.

The first episode takes us to northern Norway, where Liz Bonnin joins aurora borealis researchers to unravel the secrets of the stunning spectacle.

Plus, Nasa scientist Dr Carolyn Porco shares images of Saturn’s storms and hexagonal clouds.

WEDNESDAY

Waterloo Road (BBC One, 8pm)

THE school-based drama returns for a new term. While Gabriella Wark leaves some pupils wide-eyed, she also creates a few problems for the long-suffering staff. She may be smart, sassy and stunning, but her disruptive behaviour has already led to her being expelled from several schools. And now that she has set her sights firmly on attractive new PE teacher Hector (Leon Ockenden), she’s clearly not about to become a shy and retiring student just yet.

THURSDAY

The Undateables (Channel 4, 9pm)

BEING a small fish in the huge pool that is the dating game can be stressful enough at the best of times, but the individuals featured in this series have to contend with extra pressures - they’re disabled.

In this first episode, we meet 44-year-old mature student Mary who has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Will she find her soulmate in personal trainer Jet, who’s taking her out for an evening of champagne and ice-skating?

FRIDAY

Jamie And Jimmy’s Friday Night (Channel 4, 8pm)

PRESENTING from their caff on Southend Pier, Jamie Oliver has devised recipes with wow factor to impress friends and family, while best friend Jimmy Doherty’s role is more experimental, as he shows how to cook food you wouldn’t normally think to try at home with some DIY food builds.

SATURDAY

The Bridge (BBC Four, 9pm)

SAGA (Sofia Helin) and Martin (Kim Bodnia) investigate the killing of the eco-terrorists. Ruling out suicide they learn there must be a leader still alive, who’s been pulling the strings all along.

Tracking him to a Copenhagen-based IT company, he seems to vanish underground. Are new attacks being planned? Are there more terrorist cells?

SUNDAY

Sherlock: His Last Vow (BBC One, 8.30pm)

IN the final episode of this new series, a case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.

But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?