TV ON DE­MAND

Robin Wiggs’s guide to the best shows and movies on iPlayer, Net­flix and more…

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CATCH-UP TV DRAMA Van­ity Fair

ITV HUB

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

BBC iPLAYER

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.

DOC­U­MEN­TARY Imag­ine

BBC iPLAYER

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

ITV HUB

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

BBC iPLAYER

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.

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