From Friday 24 September, Netflix
Moving away from his Haunting of… series (Hill House, Bly Manor), horror aficionado Mike Flanagan turns his attention to religion in this spooky drama. When a charismatic priest moves to the tiny Crockett Island, he revives the church to a glory not seen since the previous custodian was hospitalised with a mystery illness. But his arrival also coincides with some sinister happenings and soon he starts to perform his own miracles.
The Graham Norton Show
Friday 24 September, 10.35pm, BBC One
Graham Norton has the cast of the latest Bond movie, No Time To Die – Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek – on his couch. While Craig will discuss his final outing as the spy, Norton will also have to address the movie’s two-year delay. Ed Sheeran provides the musical entertainment.
Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet
Saturday 25 September, 5.30pm/9.20pm, BBC One & 10.10pm, BBC Two
Sandwiching Strictly is this marathon music event raising money for Global Citizen, a charity that aims to eradicate worldwide poverty. With presenters including Roman Kemp, Clara Amfo, Michael Sheen and Edith Bowman, performances will come from Elton John, Duran Duran, Stormzy, Lizzo and more.
The Last Mountain
Sunday 26 September, 9pm, BBC Two
This emotional film hears from Kate Ballard, a climber whose brother died while on an expedition to Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat mountain in February 2019. We follow Kate as she travels to the place of her brother’s death, where she pays tribute to him and asks what made him continue climbing when others in his group had retreated to ground level.
Foxy’s Fearless 48 Hours with Rob Delaney
Sunday 26 September, 10pm, Channel 4
With Ant Middleton dropped by Channel 4 for his controversial comments about Covid-19, another SAS: Who Dares Wins star has been granted his own show. Foxy – real name Jason Carl Fox – challenges celebrities to a series of tests designed to test physical and mental strength. First up is comedian Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), who has to jump off a 40ft-high abandoned viaduct.
Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek!
Monday 27 September, 9pm, ITV
Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix reunite to travel around Greece in their trusty campervan. The first stop is Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, where they dive for lobsters and make their own pastry before moving on to the Instagram favourite of Santorini.
Wednesday 29 September, 9pm, ITV
When 10-year-old Alex goes missing from his seemingly idyllic suburb of Hollington Drive, the close-knit community is at a loss. Sisters Theresa (Anna Maxwell Martin) and Helen (Rachael Stirling) find their lives upended, as they start to suspect Theresa’s son, Ben, might have somehow been involved in the disappearance. Pacy and tense, this thriller will keep you guessing until the very end.
7 Up: New Generation
Wednesday 29 September, 9pm, BBC One
It has been seven years since we last caught up with the millennium generation of the BBC’s ambitious film project, which started following the participants at age seven in 2000. They are now 28, and we find the cohort largely concerned with their careers. Sanchez from Leeds has had to give up his professional football career due to injury, while Gemma, who was paralysed by a virus at the age of two, is struggling to find her place in the job market.
The Chestnut Man
From Wednesday 29 September, Netflix
Set in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, this gripping Danish thriller comes from the same mind as The Killing, Søren Sveistrup. When a woman is murdered, police find a small figurine made of chestnuts lying beside her – a calling card that is soon connected to the case of a politician’s daughter, who went missing a year earlier. It falls to ambitious young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) and her partner Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) to crack the mystery.
Don’t Exclude Me
Thursday 30 September, 9pm, BBC Two
Behaviour expert Marie Gentles installs herself at Milton Hall Primary School in Southend, Essex, in an effort to help manage their most challenging pupils and save them from exclusion. Schools are excluding their pupils at the highest rates in a decade, and Gentles hopes her method will eventually result in the practice being abandoned in favour of more holistic and practical measures.
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