TV This Week: Cardinal Burns| The Beatles

Catherine (SARAH LANCASHIRE) in Happy Valley. Pic: BBC
Catherine (SARAH LANCASHIRE) in Happy Valley. Pic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


Britain’s Most Extreme Weather (Channel 4, 8pm)

IN this four-part series, weatherman Alex Beresford trawls through the archives to find out if we’re now facing the worst weather our shores have ever faced - and if things are getting worse. The first programme focuses on floods.


Happy Valley (BBC One, 9pm)

HAPPY Valley follows Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), who is the sergeant on duty when flustered accountant Kevin Weatherill (Steve Pemberton) stumbles into the station to report a crime - a crime that was his own doing: a plot to kidnap his boss’s daughter and get enough ransom money to fund his children through private school.

But now that a local drug kingpin has got involved, Kevin’s fantasy is slowly being brought to life, with him not having a clue how to put an end to it.


Cardinal Burns (Channel 4, 10.30pm)

SEB Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns are back for a six-week run, and as well as a few familiar characters, there are also fresh faces designed to raise a chuckle. While Charlie and New Guy try out extravagant new flirting tricks, Rachel’s chances with a dreamy yoga instructor are scuppered thanks to Yumi in Young Dreams.

Plus, Turkish minicab drivers Bukake and Hashtag try to rescue a damsel in distress, and Banksy attempts to bond with his stepson on an ill-fated camping trip.


Heston’s Great British Food (Channel 4, 9pm)

DURING this new series, maverick chef Heston Blumenthal will be taking a closer look at some of our favourite dishes, from curry to afternoon tea and chocolate as he seeks inspiration for a three-course pie banquet with a main course inspired by Sweeney Todd.


The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute (STV, 10.35pm)

ON February 9, 1964, a then record-breaking 74 million viewers tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show to watch the first US TV appearance by the Beatles. Despite the producers helpfully supplying a caption informing fans that John Lennon was already spoken for, it fuelled the country’s growing Beatlemania and sparked the so-called ‘British Invasion’ of the American charts.


The Guess List (BBC One, 9.20pm)

ROB Brydon pauses on his Friday night Trip to Italy with Steve Coogan, to host The Guess List, the new entertainment series crammed with laughs and famous faces who tonight include David Walliams, Tess Daly, Kian Egan, Kate Silverton and Ronnie Corbett.


The Crimson Field (BBC One, 9pm)

GRACE (Hermione Norris) finds herself threatened by Colonel Ballard, an aggressively rude and war-scarred commander of a Sikh regiment, while Joan (Suranne Jones) still waits anxiously for news from her fiancé in the penultimate episode.