TV ON DEMAND
Robin Wiggs’s guide to the best shows and movies on iPlayer, Netflix and more…
CATCH-UP TV DRAMA Vanity Fair
When Reese Witherspoon played Becky Sharp on the big screen in 2004, Hollywood gave Becky a very different ending to the book. How will Olivia Cooke’s social climber finish her days in ITV’s version? The whole series is available.
COMEDY Still Open All Hours
This easy-to-watch Sunday-night comedy returns for a fifth series, with David Jason as miserly shopkeeper Granville. To start with, Granville has a large number of low-quality spectacles to sell to unsuspecting customers.
Would I Lie To You?
BBC iPLAYER The start of the 12th series of this top-tier celebrity panel show, with host Rob Brydon and team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell all returning. Joining them is the excellent Bob Mortimer, plus Lucy Porter, Dion Dublin and Debbie McGee.
David Hockney has been commissioned by Westminster Abbey to create a stained-glass window to mark the passing of 65 years since the Queen was crowned there. In the first of a new series, Alan Yentob follows his progress.
A Dangerous Dynasty: House Of Assad BBC iPLAYER
Compelling series that explores how Bashar al-Assad went from being an apparently unassuming eye doctor in London to the President of Syria, waging a war against his own people. It’s a riveting, alarming story, one that also seemingly inspired the Middle East drama Tyrant (see Amazon Prime, below).
Fashion’s Dirty Secrets BBC iPLAYER
Strictly’s Stacey Dooley got her start on the BBC3 series Blood, Sweat And T-Shirts, in which she lived and worked with clothes-makers in India. Ten years on, she returns to the subject of fashion, but with a different slant. For this one-off, Dooley delves into the environmental consequences of our desire for cheap clothing.
ENTERTAINMENT Gordon, Gino And Fred: Road Trip
Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix go on a chummy three-part road trip to their homelands of Scotland, Italy and France.
LAST CHANCE Defending The Guilty
Katherine Parkinson stars in this pilot for a caustic comedy about barristers who will do anything to win, and their impressionable apprentices. A series is due in 2019. Until Friday.