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WHAT TO WATCH 30 September - 6 October

This week's best telly includes a lot of reality TV as The Circle continues, The Apprentice returns and Ru Paul's Drag Race makes it's long-awaited UK debut.

Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Mo Gilligan: Momentum

Monday 30th September on Netflix

He's one of the UK's brightest and most exciting comedians and this week sees the world appreciate Mo Gilligan as he arrives on Netflix with his first ever stand-up special, Momentum.

The show sees him blend smooth moves and sharp humour as he riffs on humble beginnings, family dynamics and the complex art of dancing in the club.


2. A Confession

Monday 30th September at 9pm on ITV

In this week's penultimate episode of A Confession, Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher is lionized in the media for leading an investigation that recovered not one, but two bodies murdered by serial killer Christopher Halliwell.

Behind the scenes Steve faces a disciplinary hearing at the hands of the IPCC, is charged with gross misconduct and is suspended from duty with immediate effect by his superior ACC Mike Veale, for inappropriate contact with a journalist.

Now facing two counts of gross-misconduct in a Public Office, Steve is left staring down the barrel knowing that one count alone would be enough for him to lose the job that he loves.

Elsewhere, Karen Edwards is outraged at the fact that Halliwell will not face charges for the murder of her daughter Becky Godden-Edwards and goes to meet with her local MP Robert Buckland, to discuss a change that she thinks needs to made to PACE laws, to prevent a mess like this from ever happening again.


3. The Circle

Monday 30th September - Friday 4th and Sunday 6th October at 10pm on Channel 4

It's already out-performing series one in the ratings and as The Circle continues, Richard Madeley spends his final few days in his apartment - but has he managed to convince the rest of the players that he really is 27 year-old Judy?

So far two players have been blocked - Sy and Emelle, but how will new player Ella do as she joins the game entirely as herself? And what decisions will we have to make this week via The Circle app?

4. Plebs

Monday 30th September at 10pm on ITV2

After almost 18 months away from our screens, Plebs, the sitcom set in Ancient Rome starring Jon Pointing, Tom Rosenthal and Ryan Sampson returns with guest stars Amanda Holden, Tracy Ann Oberman, John Thomson, Tony Robinson, Kevin Bishop and Christopher Biggins.

Kicking things off with a double-bill, the boys set off on a wine-buying trip to Tuscany in the first episode, but they’re forced to pull in to a nearby village when their cart has a collision on the road. It's there where Jason hooks up with local milk-maid Calypso and Grumio develops a taste for foraged truffles.

In the second episode, Marcus offers to tutor Gloria’s teenage son Barney who’s struggling at school. While Jason gives him coaching in his own specialist subject, romance. Meanwhile, Grumio is mistaken for a schoolboy and soon finds himself recruited into the under-14s boxing team.


5. The Apprentice

Wednesday 2nd October at 9pm on BBC One

Lord Sugar is back putting sixteen brand new candidates through their paces in a series of testing challenges as they compete to win a life-changing £250,000 investment for their business, in what remains the toughest interview process around.

The series kicks off with a bang, as Lord Sugar whisks the business hopefuls away to Cape Town, South Africa to create, set up and run bespoke tours on the outskirts of Cape Town. This takes the candidates out of their comfort zone from the get go, as the teams head off on Safari and Vineyard excursions.

Following their trip to South Africa, Lord Sugar pulls out all the stops to test the candidates in the world of business. They must run a corporate away day on a Steam Train, design a theme park ride using the latest technology, travel to Finland to create an advertising campaign, and hit the streets of Oxford and Cambridge to find and buy nine items.

The hopeful entrepreneurs will also create a new Electric Bicycle to pitch to the market, and head into the world of music management by marketing an unsigned artist. But who will be hearing those dreaded words - "You're fired." ?

Meet this year's candidates here.


6. Ru Paul's Drag Race UK

Thursday 3rd October at 8pm on BBC Three

It's taken 10 years to get here but the UK is finally getting its own version of RuPaul's Drag Race! Joining host/head judge RuPaul on the panel are Drag Race royalty Michelle Visage and regular judges Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

Ten of the country’s most fabulous drag queens will compete in the Olympics of drag in the hope that RuPaul, queen of queens, will crown them as the UK’s first Drag Race Superstar.

In the first episode the queens all meet for the first time before joining RuPaul, who surprises them with an outrageous photoshoot challenge. They then deliver two regal looks on the Drag Race runway.

This week, Hollywood actor and drag race fan Andrew Garfield joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel, as the first queen is eliminated from the competition. Other guest judges throughout the series include Cheryl, Maisie Williams, Geri Horner, Jade Thirlwall, Twiggy and Michaela Coel.


7. Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 5th at 7.10pm and Sunday 6th October at 7.15pm on BBC One

With the first celebrity eliminated, the pressure is on the remaining 14 celebs to stay in the competition as Strictly heads to the movies for Movie Week.

But who will put in a blockbuster performance? And who will impress Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli enough to get those high scores?

On Sunday night, one couple must leave the competition during the results show which will see the two couples with the lowest combined scores face each other in the dreaded dance-off before the judges decide who to save and who to send home.

As well as a glittering group from the Strictly professionals who'll recreate iconic moments in cinematic history, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Harry Connick Jr will perform live in the ballroom, singing the Broadway classic Anything Goes.


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