New TV comedy
Bad Move ITV, Wednesday 20 September, 8pm
The wonderfully glum Jack Dee looked slightly awkward while presenting The Apprentice: You’re Fired a couple of years back, so it’s great to see him return to the realm of comedy. He had a good role in 2016’s Power Monkeys, and here he stars as Steve, half of a married couple who have watched too much Escape To The Country. The pair decide that moving from the city to the countryside will be the answer to their dreams, but as the show’s title suggests, they’re wrong. Brilliantly, Steve’s other half Nicky is played by Kerry Godliman, who was so tremendous as Hannah in Derek.
W1A bbc2, monday 18 September, 10pm
The third and probably final series of the superbly observed comedy about the absurdities of daily life at the BBC hits its stride with this hilarious first episode. Head Of Values Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) has to be front-facing as the BBC’S new mission statement of doing More Of Less gets actioned. As he negotiates the power struggles betweeen Head Of Output Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish) and Head Of Inclusivity Lucy Freeman (Nina Sosanya), naïve Will (Hugh Skinner) gets his idea for a cycling-based chat show used as part of a new BBC Me proposal, itself shamelessly purloined by PR Queen, Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes).