The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - SEVEN DAYS -

If you want pe­riod de­tec­tive drama... IN­SPEC­TOR GE­ORGE GEN­TLY Sun­day, 8.30pm, BBC1

In the first of a new se­ries, a young black girl is mur­dered at a North­ern Soul all-nighter (in New­cas­tle? In 1968?). In the course of their in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Gen­tly and Bac­chus (Martin Shaw and Lee In­gleby, right) find out all about racism.

If you want a hi­lar­i­ous spoof... BAD SU­GAR Sun­day, 10pm, Ch4

Olivia Col­man (right), Ju­lia Davis and Sharon Hor­gan star in this glo­ri­ously over-the-top fam­ily saga about a wealthy min­ing dy­nasty. A very British take on the te­len­ov­ela style of melo­drama, it’s bril­liantly acted (look out for Peter Ser­afi­now­icz) and laugh-aloud funny.

If you want a fresh fam­ily com­edy... CI­TI­ZEN KHAN Mon­day, 10.20pm, BBC1

Adil Ray (pic­tured) is ter­rific as Mr Khan, self-ap­pointed, self­im­por­tant – and self-de­lud­ing – ‘community leader’, in this new sit­com set in Sparkhill, Birm­ing­ham. Cheer­fully play­ing with British Asian stereo­types, it works very well, even if it is some­thing of a one-man show. Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal, where the women in the 26 sin­gle rooms all have dif­fer­ent sto­ries to tell. his rel­a­tives above the fam­ily-owned pub, when raiders burst in and shot him dead.

The Rob Bry­don Show

10PM, BBC2 Comedian Sarah Mil­li­can and artist Grayson Perry are Rob’s guests tonight, with mu­sic by dread­locked singer New­ton Faulkner.

Tar­get­ing Bin Laden

10.05PM, RTÉ ONE US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is among those in­ter­viewed in this drama-doc­u­men­tary telling the story of how US spe­cial forces man­aged to lo­cate and kill the world’s most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden, in 2011.

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