TV This week: Toast of London| Atlantis

DSI Stella Gibson (GILLIAN ANDERSON), Paul Spector (JAMIE DORNAN)  in  The Fall. Pic: BBC
DSI Stella Gibson (GILLIAN ANDERSON), Paul Spector (JAMIE DORNAN) in The Fall. Pic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.

MONDAY

Toast Of London (Channel 4, 10.50pm)

What does it take to make it as an actor? This week, Steven Toast finds himself looking for work again. Question is, why is this hugely entertaining sitcom hidden away in a late-night slot on Mondays?

TUESDAY

The Missing (BBC One, 9pm)

JAMES Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor head the cast of this brilliantly put-together, yet at times hard-hitting drama. We reach the halfway mark here, and Oliver’s disappearance continues to take its toll on James and Frances’ characters.

WEDNESDAY

Live At The Apollo (BBC One, 11.35pm)

AS the tenth series begins, the line-up includes Russell Kane, camp comic Joe Lycett and Sarah Millican. If she looks daggers at Kane during tonight’s programme then she has good reason to do so - he beat her to the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2010.

THURSDAY

The Fall (BBC Two, 9pm)

LAST week’s opening edition picked up just 10 days after the events of the previous series, which ended with Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) heading off with his family for a supposedly new life.

But now Spector is back in Belfast attempting to cover his tracks. He drives his ex-girlfriend Rose Stagg away from her home in the middle of the night, and when he reveals he knows she has spoken to the police, it seems her fate has been sealed... Starring Gilliam Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson.

FRIDAY

Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5, 9pm)

BEN Fogle returns for a new run of the series that sees him meeting the people who have turned their back on the rat race to start again in some of the most remote and occasionally dangerous places on Earth.

The first episode finds him in Africa to talk to 50-year-old Gideon David, who swapped life as an insurance salesman for the existence of a master bushman in the Namibian desert, the largest conservation area in the world.

SATURDAY

Atlantis (BBC One, 8.15pm)

PASIPHAE lays siege to Atlantis and without the Palladium to protect it, the city looks set to fall.

The last remaining hope rests with Jason, Hercules and Pythagoras but far from home they are fighting a desperate battle of their own.

As the conflict reaches its thrilling climax, nothing could have prepared Hercules for what he discovers - it throws into doubt everything he once knew to be true and is set to change the course of the future forever.

SUNDAY

The Mekong River With Sue Perkins (BBC Two, 8pm)

IN episode three Sue continues her dramatic journey up the Mekong reaching Laos, a poor country shaped by Buddhism and Communism, which has hardly changed for centuries.

The episode climaxes on a story that is central to the whole series, revealing how the region is on the verge of huge and irreversible change as massive dams are being built to harness the power of the river.