This week’s best TV SATUR­DAY

ROYAL BRI­TISH LE­GION FES­TI­VAL OF RE­MEM­BRANCE 2017 (BBC One, 9pm)

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FRI­DAY EX­TREME WIVES WITH KATE HUM­BLE (BBC Two, 9pm)

IN HER new three-part se­ries, Kate Hum­ble takes a look at ex­tra­or­di­nary com­mu­ni­ties in Kenya, Is­rael and In­dia, where the roles of women are par­tic­u­larly un­usual and com­plex.

Her jour­ney be­gins in south-west Kenya and the district of Kuria, where polygamy is com­mon and a form of woman-towoman mar­riage is also prac­tised – as is fe­male gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tion. IT’S the time of the year when we pay trib­ute to those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for our free­dom – and for more than 90 years, the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion has been en­sur­ing that we never for­get with its an­nual Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance.

This year, the mu­sic will come from artists in­clud­ing Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Me­lanie C, Al­fie Boe and Les­ley Gar­rett, who per­form along­side The Queen’s Colour Squadron and The Band of HM Royal Marines.

SUN­DAY HOWARDS END (BBC One, 9pm)

EM Forster’s ac­claimed novel, orig­i­nally pub­lished in 1910, is taken down from the shelf and brushed off for the 21st cen­tury.

Mar­garet Schlegel (Hay­ley Atwell) is a mem­ber of a bo­hemian fam­ily who be­comes caught up in the lives of the more aus­tere, money-ob­sessed Wil­cox clan af­ter a chance meet­ing on hol­i­day.

An un­likely re­la­tion­ship blos­soms be­tween free-spir­ited Mar­garet and wi­d­owed Henry Wil­cox (Matthew Mac­fadyen), a hard-headed busi­ness­man – but fate has more in store for the two fam­i­lies.

MON­DAY THE BOY WITH THE TOP­KNOT (BBC Two, 9pm)

SACHA Dhawan stars in this adap­ta­tion of Sath­nam Sanghera’s crit­i­cally ac­claimed mem­oir of his child­hood in 1980s Wolverhampton and his ef­forts to lead his own life as an adult.

Born in 1976 to Pun­jabi par­ents who had em­i­grated to the UK in 1968, Sanghera is a sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion In­dian who stud­ied English lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture at Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

Much of the book takes place when the adult Sanghera moves to Lon­don and makes his mind up to tell his fam­ily that he has no in­ten­tion of tak­ing part in an ar­ranged mar­riage. At the same time, he’s forced to con­front painful fam­ily se­crets in­volv­ing his fa­ther and sis­ter.

TUES­DAY JO BRAND’S CATS & KITTENS (C5, 8pm)

SELF-CON­FESSED fe­line fa­natic Jo Brand presents a six-part se­ries fol­low­ing the vets, RSPCA in­spec­tors and vol­un­teers who work tire­lessly to save the na­tion’s mog­gies from harm.

Jo be­gins on the front line, re­port­ing for surgery du­ties at one of the UK’s busiest an­i­mal hospi­tals – where the 60-year-old for­mer psy­chi­atric nurse rolls up her sleeves to help the team save the life of a young kit­ten whose cu­rios­ity nearly ended in tragedy.

WED­NES­DAY PEAKY BLIN­DERS (BBC Two, 9pm)

BIRM­ING­HAM crime boss Tommy Shelby (Cil­lian Mur­phy) might have bit­ten off more than he can chew as Steven Knight’s ac­claimed saga re­turns for a fourth se­ries.

The year is 1925. Thomas Shelby OBE has ac­quired un­prece­dented le­git­i­macy – but the gang­ster is a lonely man, es­tranged from his fam­ily and fo­cused on busi­ness. How­ever, when he re­ceives a mys­te­ri­ous let­ter, he re­alises his loved ones and his em­pire are in dan­ger of an­ni­hi­la­tion.

Fac­ing a more de­ter­mined and so­phis­ti­cated threat than ever be­fore, the Shel­bys must put their dif­fer­ences aside, take up arms and fight for sur­vival.

THURS­DAY LOVE, LIES & RECORDS (BBC One, 9pm)

KAY Mel­lor’s new drama set in a reg­is­ter of­fice. The se­ries fo­cuses on Kate Dick­en­son (Ash­ley Jen­son), who is anx­ious about her col­leagues’ re­ac­tion to the news that she’s about to be pro­moted to su­per­in­ten­dent – al­though she doesn’t an­tic­i­pate her fel­low reg­is­trar James (Mark Stan­ley) mak­ing a big an­nounce­ment of his own or a dis­grun­tled co-worker threat­en­ing to ex­pose a dark se­cret from her past.

Thomas Shelby (Cil­lian Mur­phy) is back for a new se­ries of Peaky Blin­ders

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