Girls’ night in… and out
1 Children In Need FRIDAY, BBC ONE, 7PM
The annual night of frolics and fun for charity returns and this year the bar is set high, aiming to beat last year’s incredible total of £60 million. Graham Norton will play host, with help from Tess Daly, Mel Giedroyc, Marvin and Rochelle Humes and Ade Adepitan. The line-up of guests is still under wraps as we go to press, but will feature Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood, dragged up as Miss Hannigan from the musical Annie, with Rita Ora, Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and Cassidy Janson as Leading Ladies. Have your tissues on hand, as the programme also includes the heart-rending stories of children who are helped by the millions that roll in every year – little ones who face challenges, or are the victims of abuse or neglect.
2 I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! SUNDAY, ITV, 9PM
Get ready for rumbles in the jungle as the show that takes celebrities out of their comfort zone is back for more tests of strength and endurance. It’s a welcome return for Ant McPartlin, who will be joining pal Dec Donnelly as they put the famous faces through their paces – including the dreaded Bushtucker Trials.
3 Jo Brand’s Cats & Kittens TUESDAY, CHANNEL 5, 8PM NEW SERIES
Feline fanatic Jo Brand hosts this new show celebrating the nation’s moggies. Jo visits one of the UK’s busiest animal hospitals, and meets cats rescued from danger who’ve kept all their nine lives. She also reveals the science behind what makes your kitty tick…
4 Unexpected MONDAY, TLC, 10PM NEW SERIES
This tense new six-part series follows three grandmas-tobe, who have been shocked to discover their teenage children have announced there’s a baby on the way. All former teen mums themselves, they must step in to try to pass on their hard-won wisdom.
5 Peaky Blinders WEDNESDAY, BBC TWO, 9PM NEW SERIES
Our favourite gangsters are back, headed up by Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby. And season four, which takes it all back to the mean streets of Birmingham with a truly spectacular turf war, promises to be epic. Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly) promises, ‘These people are fighting for their lives. Nothing is safe.’