Saturday september 15 critics’ choice
It’s already picked up plaudits in America (including Emmy nominations for actress Sandra Oh and writer Phoebe Wallerbridge, who also brought us the critically adored Fleabag) and now British audiences can find out what the fuss is about as Killing Eve comes to BBC One. Presenter Michael Buerk looks at how the Victorians created what is now known as the modern home, exploring the huge rise in house-building during the period. He also investigates how the kitchen was transformed with the advent of gas cookers, as more complex meals became the norm. Mateo and Valerio exhume Germán’s corpse and corroborate that he was also murdered by Ledesma. Zúniga takes advantage of the plague, famine and popular uprisings to negotiate with the Assistant and persuade him to open the city’s harbour, to allow the fleet from America to unload the shipments. thecouriermagazine Based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, it stars Oh as the eponymous Eve, a whip-smart MI5 security officer whose deskbound job has so far failed to live up to her fantasies of being a spy. However, her life is about to get a lot more exciting as she’s given task of protecting the only witness to the murder of a Russian politician. The host is joined by actor Martin Clunes, who stars as Sir Pitt Crawley in ITV’S lavish new period drama Vanity Fair. British sprinter Dina Asher-smith, who won three gold medals at the recent European Athletics Championships in Berlin, also drops by, along with singersongwriter Josh Groban. Medical staff use battlefield dressings to try to save the life of a man who’s in danger of bleeding to death. Meanwhile, Nine-year-old Ar-rayyan has been hit by a car and has a nasty head injury. And a fall leaves septuagenarian Bonnie with a severely fractured ankle.