The Graham Norton Show (S15)Tuesdays at 21:35
The irreverent BAFTA award-winning chat show host from the Emerald Isle returns with a new series of The Graham Norton Show.
Each episode is brim full of chat, comedy, celebrity gossip and general weirdness. And there’s just enough risqué material to make viewers cringe with delight. At the end of each episode, Graham introduces some of the best contemporary music acts to wrap things up and finish the show off with a bang.
Count Arthur StrongTuesdays at 19:55
Count Arthur is a confused and muddled one-time variety star who has delusions of grandeur and a jumbled delivery of words.
Formerly a successful radio series, this TV version slightly deviates in format from the radio premise, with the faded, bumbling thespian joined by a new character called Michael, the son of Arthur’s former stage partner.
Michael is on a mission to learn more about the double-act Arthur and his late father had, so he can include the stories in the biography he is writing about his dad. Thinking that the 'research' will only take a couple of days, Michael arrives in London, tracks down Arthur and very quickly enters the chaos that is Arthur's world...
Would I Lie To You? (S7)Tuesdays at 21:00
Rob Brydon returns as host of the comedy panel show, featuring celebrities trying to bluff their way to victory with stories about themselves that may or may not be true. The aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact.
As ever, team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell are joined by guests from the world of entertainment, including comedians Dara Ó Briain and Rhod Gilbert, Olympian Greg Rutherford, actors Warwick Davies and Charles Dance, and style guru Gok Wan.
Dragons' Den (S11)Wednesdays at 20:00
Evan Davis presents the return of the business ideas contest, and there are two new Dragons in town, as IT industry expert Piers Linney and interior design guru Kelly Hoppen join Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden and Duncan Bannatyne to evaluate pitches from entrepreneurs.
Standout pitches include an all-American bar snack presented by a crooning Texan cowboy, a yoga franchise, a range of campus fashions devised by a pair of recent graduates and a range of tanning products brought all the way from Australia by two British expats.
Top Gear USA (S4)Wednesdays at 21:00
The new season of Top Gear USA is bigger and faster than ever before, with Tanner, Rutledge and Adam setting themselves cooler and even crazier ways of testing the world’s most incredible vehicles.
They race from New York to Los Angeles to settle an argument about super cars, attempt a crossing of one of the Great Lakes into Canada in an attempt to prove that cars are better than boats, try to live the millionaire lifestyle on a budget and journey along the Mississippi in classic land-barges. Plus, on a trip back to remote Alaska in home-made convertibles, bears and fire-fighting helicopters get in their way, and an accident strewn motorbike road trip to Sturgess proves that fewer wheels don’t make Adam a better driver.
Call the Midwife (S3)Sundays at 21:00
Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows nurse Jenny Lee and the midwives from Nonnatus House convent, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.
At Christmas, when an unexploded World War II bomb is found under a warehouse close to Nonnatus House, the nuns and dozens of local families find themselves homeless. Dr Turner is in a race against time to immunise children against polio, but when the illness strikes closer to home, he finds there’s nothing he can do but hope. And when a Royal visitor comes to the East End, Chummy persuades them to open the new Community Centre. It’s a race against time as Chummy tries to get everything in place for the big day.