Your pick of this week’s TV
Rich, Russian and Living In London (BBC Two, 9pm)
CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich isn’t the only Russian oligarch to live in London – as this documentary reveals. It also investigates why London in particular has become so popular with these members of the super-rich elite by speaking to some of them, including a businessman, an art collector and an entrepreneur who claims he felt compelled to leave his home country after his liberal views made enemies in high places.
Count Arthur Strong (BBC One, 10.35pm)
FOR the uninitiated, this series follows the misadventures of former variety star Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), as he embarks on ill-thought-out scams and schemes, most of the time aided and abetted by his former comedy partner’s bookish son (Rory Kinnear). In this first episode, Michael returns to the cafe and comes across a novel that Arthur has written. However, on closer inspection, it would seem the book is full of salacious showbiz gossip, and the gang embarks on a desperate mission to retrieve the manuscript.
Celebrity Big Brother: Live Launch (Channel 5, 9pm)
AS the ever-reliable Emma Willis welcomes 2015’s first batch of inmates, needless to say plenty of people will be scratching their heads over their identity. Channel 5 bosses are playing their cards close to their chest about who is going in, but our money is on assorted reality stars, glamour models, an overseas semi-famous face, and at least one well-known star looking to boost their career.
Death In Paradise (BBC One, 9pm)
THIS comedy-drama has become a welcome ray of sunshine on our screens during the darkest part of the year. You may know the format by now: a character is killed on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie and our trusty detective jas to solve it. The first victim of series four is plantation owner and businessman, brutally killed at his home during a group seance.
Benidorm (STV, 9pm)
IN the first episode of the new run, the Garveys meet Buck A Roo, who reveals that a multi-million-pound inheritance is Madge’s for the taking, but the clan isn’t convinced. Kenneth asks hotel customer Psychic Sue to hold a seance so he can make contact with his mother. But there are crossed wires when the message he receives appears to be from someone else.
The Voice – Blind Auditions: Episode One (BBC One, 7pm)
THE Voice is back for a third series and the famous red chairs are to be filled with a new line-up of megastars as pop songstress Rita Ora and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson join Sir Tom Jones and global superstar will.i.am in the search for the UK’s next vocal sensation.
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.