Some pretty, pretty, pretty good telly!
This week's best telly includes some pretty, pretty, pretty good telly as Larry David returns, Katherine Ryan offers some parental guidance and Sky Max treat us to a prequel to the Ted films.
Elsewhere, Death in Paradise celebrates a milestone as it returns for a brand new series and Netflix launch their adaptation of David Nicholls' decades-spanning love story, One Day.
Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...
1. Death in Paradise
Sunday 4th February at 9pm on BBC One
With more ingenious murders for the team to solve, we return to the idyllic Caribbean Island of Saint Marie for the 13th series of Death in Paradise, which opens with the show's landmark 100th episode.
As Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, played by Don Warrington, celebrates 50 years of police service, he comes face to face with a surprising enemy, whilst DI Neville Parker, played by Ralf Little, continues to come to terms with the aftermath of ‘Sophie’s’ actions,
Officer Marlon Pryce, played by Tahj Miles, confronts his future, whilst DS Naomi Thomas, played by Shantol Jackson, lets loose to double date with Trainee Officer Darlene Curtis, played by Ginny Holder, and Catherine Bordey, played by Élizabeth Bourgine, finds herself embroiled in a murder case when an old friend becomes a suspect.
This series expects a deadly game of bingo, a poisoning at a cookery competition, death during a blackout, and a mystifying murder in a lift. With new and returning faces arriving to Saint Marie, Neville faces his biggest decision yet. Will this hapless detective finally get his happy ever after?
1/8 Continues weekly
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
Monday 5th February at 9pm on Sky Comedy
It's had a pretty pretty pretty good run, but after 12 seasons, Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming to an end with Larry David back as an over-the-top version of himself. The tagline for this series is 'Don’t be mad he’s leaving, be mad he stayed so long.'
Curb Your Enthusiasm offers a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the writer/producer/comedian's fictionalized life, proving how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life can precipitate a catastrophic chain of events.
To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script, and cast members are given scene outlines and asked to improvise lines as they go.
1/10 Continues weekly
3. Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance
Monday 5th February at 9pm on W
For her brand new series on W, comedian Katherine Ryan is exploring out-of-the-box parenting ideas, by meeting families across the UK who are living and breathing them. Along the journey, we meet Katherine’s own family and discover why she thinks more parents should listen to their own instincts instead of following the crowd.
Katherine has a 14-year-old daughter, a 2-year-old, and a 7-month-old baby, and juggling their childcare and a busy work life as a stand-up comedian and TV host is becoming too much to manage.
Worse, she knows how she WANTS to bring up her babies, and that’s by being there the whole time, and not outsourcing childcare, but that is impossible with her work schedule if she still wants to be able to provide for her family.
Through the families she meets, she attempts to answer the problems she is facing at home. Throughout the whole series, Katherine also wrestles with the biggest problem of all, whether or not to have another baby. Which Bobby and her can’t seem to agree on!
1/4 Continues weekly
4. One Day
Thursday 8th February on Netflix
Adapted by Nicole Taylor from David Nicholls' 2009 novel, One Day is a new 14-part romantic drama that tells the story of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew who, on 15th July 1988, the night of their graduation, speak for the very first time.
The next morning, they go their separate ways but where will they be on this one ordinary day the next year, and the year after that, and every year that follows?
Each episode finds Dex and Em, one year older, on this one particular date, as they grow and change, move together and apart, and experience joy and heartbreak.
Ambika Mod plays Emma alongside Leo Woodall as Dexter and Eleanor Tomlinson as Dexter's wife, Sylvie.
1-14/14 All episodes available at launch
Friday 9th February at 9pm on Sky Max
Launching this week on Sky Max is the 7-part prequel to the Ted films. Set in 1993, Ted the bear, voiced by Seth MacFarlane, has seen his moment of fame pass and he's not living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, played by Max Burkholder.
They live with John's parents, Matty and Susan, played by Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach, and cousin Blaire, played by Giorgia Whigham.
Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he's a loyal pal who's always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.
1/7 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch