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WHAT TO WATCH 27 January - 2 February

Lord Sugar's search for his next business partner, begins...



This week's best telly sees 18 new candidates try and impress Lord Sugar, Vicky McClure returns in one of ITV1's most successful new dramas and one of TV's most underrated sitcoms, starring national treasure Alison Steadman, returns to BBC One.


Plus, Donald Glover and Maya Erskine lead Prime Video's new reimagining of a popular movie from 2005 and BBC Three launch a new supernatural drama about modern witches.


Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Trigger Point

Sunday 28th January at 9pm on ITV1


RETURNING


Vicky McClure returns to our screens this week as police bomb disposal officer (Expo), Lana ‘Wash’ Washington, in the highly-anticipated second series of ITV1's hit high-octane thriller Trigger Point.


In the opening episode, Lana is back from secondment in Estonia, training Ukrainian bomb disposal teams, but has not yet returned to active duty. She is giving a routine talk to security officers from major financial institutions about the issues surrounding bomb centred terrorism, when there is a bomb attack in the heart of the city. Lana is closest to the incident, but is she ready to take it on?


Returning cast members include Nabil Elouahabi as Hass, Eric Shango as Danny, Mark Stanley as DCI Thom Youngblood, Kerry Godliman as Sonya Reeves, Kris Hitchen as John and Kevin Eldon as Jeff. Joining the series this time are Natalie Simpson as DS Helen Morgan, Julian Ovenden as Commander John Francis and Tomiwa Edun as Alex.


1/6 Continues weekly




2. Domino Day

Wednesday 31st January at 9pm on BBC Three


BRAND NEW


This week sees the launch of BBC Three's new supernatural drama about modern witches, Domino Day. Filmed in Manchester, the six-part series has been written and created by Lauren Sequeira and stars Siena Kelly as Domino Day, a young woman on all the dating apps. But Domino isn’t swiping to find her soulmate – she’s swiping to hunt.


A young witch with extraordinary powers, Domino is desperately seeking a community that can help her understand who she is, but she doesn’t need to look far, as a coven of witches is already tracking her every move, convinced they have to stop her before her powers destroy everyone and everything around her.


When a dangerous figure from Domino’s past comes back to haunt her, will it be a fresh start for them all, or a final showdown?


1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch




3. The Apprentice

Thursday 1st February at 9pm on BBC One


RETURNING


The Apprentice is back for its 18th series as once again business tycoon Lord Sugar returns alongside his trusted advisors Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Campbell MBE as 18 hopeful candidates battle it out for the opportunity of a lifetime for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment and mentorship.


Series 18 kicks off in style as candidates head straight to the Scottish Highlands where they're tasked with a corporate hospitality challenge in which the men's and women's teams must compete to put on high-end away days for corporate clients in the hope of impressing Lord Sugar.


Those who make it through the first boardroom will face a host of equally challenging tasks over the series – from a virtual escape room to creating children’s cereal. There will also be a hop over the channel to Jersey for the classic discount buying task, and further afield to Budapest for a tourism challenge. And of course, The Apprentice wouldn’t be The Apprentice without the ever-popular TV shopping channel task.



1/12 Continues weekly




4. Mr & Mrs. Smith

Friday 2nd February on Prime Video


 BRAND NEW


Based on the 2005 film of the same name, Prime Video's reimagining of Mr & Mrs. Smith stars Donald Glover as John Smith and Maya Erskine as Jane Smith. Two lonely strangers who land jobs working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travel, and a dream brownstone in Manhattan.


The catch? New identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high-risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone.


Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What's riskier: espionage or marriage?


1-8/8 All episodes available at launch




5. Here We Go

Friday 2nd February at 8pm on BBC One


RETURNING


Created and written by Tom Basden, Here We Go follows the Jessop family as they navigate life's everyday challenges and features a stellar cast including Alison Steadman, Katherine Parkinson and Jim Howick. It's probably one of television's most brilliant, yet underrated new sitcoms and now it's back for it's second series which dare I say, is funnier than ever.


In the first episode, life is changing for the Jessops. Sue's downsizing and having a big clear out. Amy, played by Freya Parks, is back from Norway and missing the Fjords. And Rachel, played by Katherine Parkinson, has started her new university course.


When Paul’s old boat turns up in Sue’s garage, he decides to take the family out on the water; who knows, it might cheer Amy up a bit.


Meanwhile, Rachel is keen to convince her new classmates that, despite being literally twice their age, she’s one of them. She’s planning to do this via the traditional art of the student drinking game.


Read my interview with Jim Howick on Thursday.


1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch



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