Sunday, 7.35pm, Showcase Walter White (Bryan Cranston), ex-science teacher, cancer sufferer, father of two and devoted husband, has become much less likable lately. His alter ego, the meth cook and drug lord Heisenberg, appears to have taken over the asylum completely. Two episodes ago Walter sent his sidekick Jesse (Aaron Paul) home early from a major meth cook. Jesse was deeply traumatised because a new member of the team killed a child who witnessed their outrageous chemical raid on a goods train. As Jesse left the building, he overheard Walter whistling as he went back to work. Last week Walter shot dead a length of series character. Increasingly isolated, alienated from his wife and family, at odds with Jesse, who wants out of the business, and under real threat of discovery from his Drug Enforcement Administration agent brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris), Walt faces the monster world he has created alone. Tonight he squeezes the list of former drug lord Gus Fring’s jailbird conspirators out of new player Lydia (Laura Fraser), and works with a neo-Nazi group to bump them off. Could this be an end to it? With all adversaries eliminated, could Walt resume family life, even bow out of the meth business? You’ll have to tune in to find out. This is the last episode for now — technically the end of the first half of the fifth season — and no more will be shown, anywhere in the world until next year. beautifully spoken British actor is in demand as a voice actor ( Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Khumba), has popped up in Absolutely Fabulous and can be seen as we speak on the big screen with Jane Turner and Gina Riley in the feature film Kath & Kimderella. In this oneoff special, Grant is dressed mostly in caftan and sandals for an exploration of the facts behind the legends of The Arabian Nights. He travels to Paris to discover how Sinbad, Ali Baba, Aladdin and the rest were first introduced to the West by pioneering Arabist Antoine Galland in the early 18th century. Then we’re off to Cairo to search for the medieval Islamic world that begat these enduring tales. Taylor’s interview catches Hitchens in the middle of a protracted bout of chemotherapy in 2010, not long after his cancer diagnosis. He looks unwell and admits to struggling against ‘‘ chemo-brain’’, a kind of mental fogginess that can accompany cancer treatments. He is nonetheless fascinating on a variety of subjects, including his gradual move from his native England to the US, the appeal of American women and his seismic shift from the political Left to the Right.