Your guide to what’s on free- to- air TV this week
ABC, Friday, 8.30pm Martin Clunes plays
author Sir Ar thur Conan Doyle in this three- par t miniseries. The costumes and sets are impressive and the suppor t cast is great, but the pace is slow, making it hard to find a reason to care about Doyle’s effor ts to solve a puzzling case. In tonight’s premiere, Doyle agrees to help a man who has spent three years behind bars for a crime he claims he did not commit.
Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle
SBS TWO, Saturday, 8.30pm Adventurer Ben Fogle gets a taste of extreme escapism in this exciting new series where he spends time in some of the world’s most remote locations. Tonight, we meet former businessman Dave Glasheen who lost $ 10 million in the stock market crash of 1987 and, with his last savings, bought the lease on par t of Restoration Island where he’s live as a voluntar y castaway since.
WIN, Sunday, 7pm The scener y for The Voice looks pretty much the same as last year, except that will. i. am and Kylie are kaput. Taking their places in the swinging red chairs is singer Jessie J and another of the Madden brothers. Benji is joining identical twin brother Joel, just to make proceedings a little more confusing. Delta Goodrem and her perfect mane of hair is also back, along with Ricky Martin, while Sonia Kruger joins Darren McMullen in hosting duties.
Pan- American Road Trip With Dara And Ed
SBS, Monday, 8.30pm This may be a road trip with two comedians at the wheel, but it features more than a few laughs. While Irish funnymen Dara O’Briain and Ed Byrne have a hilarious way of looking at the world, they are also deep thinkers with an eye for beauty. In par t one of three, the lads embark on an epic journey, travelling 6400km along one of the world’s greatest roads, the Pan- American Highway. Their adventure begins in Arizona, before they head south to Mexico. The duo engage in lots of witty and easygoing banter making it an interesting trip for all involved.
Making Families Happy
ABC, Tuesday, 8.30pm Financial stress, unruly teenagers, busy work life and communication gaps are just some of the problems facing families and, in some, conflict runs so deep reaching happiness seems like a pipe dream. But in this fascinating series, the “happiness” team of clinical psychologist John Aiken and family and child psychologist Clare Rowe combine cutting- edge scientific research with no- nonsense counselling to get to the root of problems faced by three ver y different Australian families. As their habitual behaviours are challenged, will they succeed in their goal of finding happiness?
Stress less: Making Families Happy tries to get to the root of ever yday worries.