After a summer of sporting delights the TV schedules are starting to return to normal with a host of new and returning documentaries, comedies and dramas lined up to entertain us.
Here’s our ‘must record’ list for the coming week:
Doctor Who – BBC One, 7.20pm Saturday 1st September
Mat Smith returns for his third series as The Doctor as the nation prepares to bid farewell to companions Amy and Rory. The season opener features an array of Daleks from the show’s past including the still awesome Special Weapons Dalek which last saw action against Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor in 1988’s Remembrance of the Daleks.
BBC Proms: John Wilson on Broadway, BBC Two and BBC HD, 7.30pm Saturday 1st September
The proms pay tribute to the work of Broadway’s finest composers including Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Frank Loesser and Leonard Bernstein, collectively responsible for some of the stage’s biggest and most performed numbers.
Mrs Biggs, ITV 9pm Wednesday, 5 September
Sheridan Smith and Danny Mays star in ITV’s unique look at the Great Train Robbery and its effect on the families of those involved. Smith plays Charmian, wife of robber Ronnie Biggs in a compelling and honest drama which deserves to be a critical and ratings success. Some awards would be appropriate too.
Dallas, Channel 5 9pm Wednesday, 5 September
It was the biggest show of the 80’s and the tale of everyday Texan oil billionaires finally returns to UK screens. Veteran stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray are joined by a new generation of actors for more power struggles, betrayals and treachery.