TV this week: Edinburgh Airport| Derek

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport. Pic: Jane Barlow
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport. Pic: Jane Barlow
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Your round up of what’s on the box.


Jamaica Inn (BBC One, 9pm)

IN this adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel former Downton Abbey resident Jessica Brown Findlay heads the cast as Mary Yellan, who turns down a marriage proposal in favour of moving to Cornwall to live with her aunt Patience following her mother’s death. Patience runs Jamaica Inn with her bullying husband Joss, a hard-drinking smuggler, just one of many locals who seems to live outside the law. Mary falls for his brother, Jem, but after witnessing a murder, has a tough decision to make about whether to report what she has seen.


New Worlds (Channel 4, 9pm)

IN the final episode of the series, Ned finally tells Hope he wants them to be together - but any plans for the future must be put on hold while they find a way to keep wfugitive Beth hidden.

Later, the lovebirds lead a group of young Bostonians fighting for their liberty while, back in England, Abe escapes from jail, renounces violence and dedicates his life to spreading Colonel Sidney’s ideas.


Derek (Channel 4, 10pm)

RICKY Gervais returns with a second series of the bittersweet sitcom about Derek Noakes, a possibly autistic care worker who spreads some happiness in Broad Hill Retirement Home. Tonight there’s a chance of romance when Derek tries his hand at Internet dating, and a few laughs when the regulars take a trip to the zoo.


Inside Edinburgh Airport (BBC One, 9pm)

THE biggest threat to aircraft is a bird strike. With more than 300 flights passing through Edinburgh Airport each day, a flock of birds threatens to cause chaos.

The final episode of this two-part documentary sees the airport carry out a full scale emergency operation. Chief executive Gordon Dewar is well equipped to deal with it, having been in charge at Glasgow airport during the terrorist attack in 2007.

As Japanese tourists descend on the airport, retailers hope for a boost to trade but the cashmere scarves don’t prove as popular as hoped, while Tannoy announcer Lorraine Morley charms the passengers.


Mastermind (BBC Two, 7.30pm)

JOHN Humphrys welcomes back the six successful contestants who will attempt to answer questions on specialist subjects Scottish lighthouses; the life and works of Richard Wagner; the Italian Front in the First World War; the life and poetry of Philip Larkin, French cinema 1895-1945; and the Salem witch trials.


The Guess List (BBC One, 9.30pm)

ROB Brydon takes centre stage as the host of this brand-new entertainment series crammed with big laughs and famous faces, who, for this episode are Harry Judd, Kate Humble, Jason Manford, Carol Vorderman and the golden voiced Aled Jones.


The Crimson Field (BBC One, 9pm)

AS the hospital staff gather at a funeral for some of the patients, Joan is in agony not knowing whether her fiancé is alive or dead. Rosalie has previously seen the ring and she now watches Joan intently. Is the truth about to come to light?