ONES TO WATCH
Game of Thrones, Mondays, Sky Atlantic, 9p.m.
Given all the hype and publicity, it would be extremely remiss of me not to mention the launch of season 4 of Game of Thrones which kicked off on Monday. I've never actually seen a full episode of this mega budget fantasy drama but have it on good authority that it is well worth following. With an incredible cast including Aidan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Jack Gleeson and Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones is a fantasy epic set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Various factions, united under the banners of the noble houses of the Starks and the Lannisters, are locked in a bloody conflict for who controls the Iron Throne and rules the land.
It will be alright on the night Thursday, UTV, 9p.m.
Who remembers watching this as a kid on Saturday nights? Presented by Denis Norden until 2006, it comrpises of a selection of hilarious outtakes taken from different programmes. This time Griff Rhys Jones presents a special edition of the long running bloopers show featuring side splitting moments from such programmes as Doc Martin, Emmerdale and Coronation Street.
The Good Wife, Thursday, More4, 9p.m.
Still the best drama on TV at the moment, if you haven't watched it up until now, get the box set and play catch up. With a superb cast including Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming and Chris Noth, we are well into season five and this week Eli (Alan Cumming) tries to get ahead of a potential scandal by hiring Kalinda to find out who the father of Marilyn's baby is. Meanwhile Alicia (Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) go head to head in a case involving a rock band that's suing a TV network over infringement of copyrights.
The Crimson Field, Sunday BBC1, 9 p.m.
A major new six part period drama set during the first world war starring Suranne Jones, Hermione Norris and Oona Chaplin play idealistic nurses who are sent to the front line and soon realise that no training could have prepared them for the horrors they are about to experience. The story begins a year into the war in 1915 when soaring numbers of casualties resulted in a call for hospital volunteers.
Unreported World Friday, Channel 4, 7.30p.m.
A dead goat, a load of maggots and mountains of plastic are just some of the things found in Java's Citarum river which is believed to be the planet's most polluted river. Reporter Seyi Rhodes travels down the river by canoe with his guides, who were once fishermen and are now recyclers digging out valuable packaging that they can sell.
Those who live by the river banks have no choice but to wash and drink this toxic water. Rhodes records the shocking results of the analysis of drinking water and predicts a massive health crisis ahead.
Masterchef UK judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode
The Good Wife: still the best drama on TV at the moment