Time to say goodbye to a comedy favourite!
This week's best telly includes three new dramas, the real story behind THE courtroom drama of 2022 and we bid a fond farewell to Breeders.
Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...
1. The Ex-Wife
Sunday 15th October at 9pm on Channel 5
Paramount+ drama The Ex-Wife airs on Channel 5 for the first time and follows newly married Tasha who is living the dream. She has a beautiful London home, a loving and successful husband in Jack, and a gorgeous little girl, Emily. Everything would be perfect if only her husband's ex-wife Jen would leave them alone.
Jen calls constantly and has close ties to Jack's family which is making life incredibly uncomfortable for Tasha. After a series of increasingly intrusive encounters, Tasha begins to think Jen might be trying to manipulate her way back into Jack’s life - but is Tasha just being paranoid? When one day Tasha finds Jack and Emily gone without trace, Tasha’s worst fears are realised and she discovers that the dream she is living may be about to turn into a nightmare.
Desperate to get her daughter back, Tasha will do anything to get to the truth, even if that means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?
1/4 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch
2. Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story
Wednesday 18th October on Disney+
In a new three-part documentary for Disney+, Coleen Rooney will, for the very first time, reveal all the jaw-dropping libel case that gripped the nation in 2022.
The incredible story will be told through exclusive access to the woman at the heart of it all, alongside interviews with her family and legal team involved in the resulting trial.
Uncovering one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain for the last decade, it reveals how Coleen turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories concerning herself and her family continued to appear in the media. It examines the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the internet’ all the way to Coleen successfully defending herself in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases of recent years.
As well as the case itself, it will explore how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years. We know her as one of Britain’s most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney.
1-3/3 All episodes available at launch
Thursday 19th October on Netflix
Four detectives. Four timelines. One body.
Based on the mind-bending graphic novel by Si Spencer, Bodies is a police procedural with a twist. When a body – the same body – is found on Longharvest Lane in London's East End in 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053, one detective from each period must investigate.
As connections are drawn across the decades, the detectives soon discover their investigations are linked, and an enigmatic political leader Elias Mannix, played by Stephen Graham, becomes increasingly central.
Did he have a part to play in the murder? Or is something far more sinister at play? To solve the mystery, our four detectives must somehow collaborate and uncover a conspiracy spanning over 150 years.
1-8/8 All episodes available at launch
4. The Burning Girls
Thursday 19th October on Paramount+
Launching this week on Paramount+ is the highly anticipated horror-thriller series The Burning Girls starring Samantha Morton, Ruby Stokes and Conrad Khan.
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by C.J Tudor and adapted by Hans Rosenfeldt, this psychological horror meets small-town mystery, is about a troubled vicar, desperate to exorcise the demons of her past and find peace in their new home.
After two teenage girls disappeared from Chapel Croft without a trace thirty years ago, and the previous vicar of the local parish hanged himself in the nave of the church prior to Jack and Flo’s arrival.
The more Jack and Flo unearth about Chapel Croft’s past, the deeper they are drawn into the age-old rifts, mysteries, and suspicions of this insular village.
Alongside Morton, Ruby Stokes plays Jack’s 15-year-old daughter Flo, with Conrad Khan portraying Lucas Wrigley, a mysterious alternative teen whom Flo befriends.
1-6/6 All episodes available at launch
Friday 20th October at 10pm on Sky Comedy
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard return as parents Paul and Ally in the fourth and sadly final series of Breeders, which promises to deliver a dramatic conclusion to the Worsley family story of parenthood.
This time, they're joined by new cast members Oscar Kennedy and Zoë Athena who take on the roles of son Luke, 18 and daughter Ava, 16. And Paul and Ally continue to try, fail and try again as they face these latest parenting challenges, while also having to support the increasingly troubled Jim and Jackie.
It’s five years since we last saw the Worsley family, caught up in the dramatic events at the end of season three in which Paul and Ally found themselves on the verge of splitting up, Paul’s parents Jim and Jackie were in turmoil, and Luke found a new relationship whilst Ava mended an old one.
In this series, 18-year-old Luke drops a bombshell at Christmas dinner that will change everyone’s lives forever, presenting Paul and Ally with the biggest parenting challenge they've ever faced. No longer in Luke’s shadow, 16-year-old Ava experiences her own bombshell moment as she meets and immediately falls for the charismatic Holly, played by Jessie Williams.
1/10 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch