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SATUR­DAY

Britain at War: Im­pe­rial War Mu­se­ums at 100 (BBC Two, 7.30pm) In March 1917, as the First World War raged, Prime Min­is­ter David Lloyd George and his cabi­net ac­cepted a pro­posal by MP Al­fred Mond to set up a na­tional war mu­seum. It even­tu­ally opened in 1920 to great suc­cess, and is celebrating the 100th an­niver­sary of its for­ma­tion this month. In this pro­gramme, Falk­lands War vet­eran and char­ity cam­paigner Si­mon We­ston of­fers an in­sight into the orig­i­nal Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum’s his­tory, from its early years at Lon­don’s Crys­tal Palace to its devel­op­ment across five sites. We­ston also ex­am­ines 10 key ob­jects from the IWM’s col­lec­tion, with help from spe­cial “ad­vo­cates” who ex­plore the arte­facts’ his­tory. Kelly Holmes, Al Mur­ray, Steve McQueen and Kate Adie are among those in­volved. Fol­low the Money (Chan­nel 4, 9pm) An­other dou­ble bill of the Dan­ish thriller be­gins with twitchy cop Mads and fel­low de­tec­tive Alf re­ceiv­ing a new lead which pro­vides the duo with a chance to bring the chair­man of Nova Bank in for ques­tion­ing. Then an un­ex­pected vis­i­tor causes ten­sion be­tween Nicky and Bimse. In the sec­ond episode, the car me­chanic des­per­ately tries to cover his tracks af­ter his kid­nap­ping mis­sion proves trou­ble­some, and Amanda has to re­sort to black­mail to main­tain con­trol of her bank.

SUN­DAY

The Big Paint­ing Chal­lenge (BBC One, 6pm) Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles present the fi­nal from Green­wich. At Queen’s House, the artists are chal­lenged to paint a por­trait, but are not told who the sub­ject is un­til the sit­ting be­gins. For the last test of the se­ries, the pain­ters must de­pict the Old Royal Naval Col­lege as seen from the Thames – and men­tors Diana Ali and Pas­cal An­son are not on hand to help this time. Vera (STV, 8pm) Broad­church may gar­ner more head­lines, but there’s some­thing more down to earth about the “ad­ven­tures” of DCI Vera Stan­hope that make it more ap­peal­ing. Adapt­ing Ann Cleeves’s books has been a mas­sive suc­cess story for STV, so it should come as no sur­prise to see Brenda Blethyn back as the cen­tral char­ac­ter for a sev­enth se­ries. Her first case in­volves the death of Gemma Wy­att, an ex­pe­ri­enced ranger who lived on Tern­stone, an is­land off the coast of Northum­ber­land and a haven for rare birds. Her dev­as­tated fi­ance and boss be­lieve her demise must have been an ac­ci­dent – un­til marks on her body sug­gest oth­er­wise.

MON­DAY

Mary Berry Ev­ery­day (BBC Two, 8.30pm) The food writer and for­mer Great Bri­tish Bake Off judge con­tin­ues to cel­e­brate the ev­ery­day food and in­gre­di­ents she has al­ways loved, from hearty and whole­some ideas to easy-to-make crowd-pleasers and fam­ily clas­sics. In this edi­tion, Berry fo­cuses on food that ex­em­pli­fies in­dul­gence, demon­strat­ing mouth-wa­ter­ing dishes that give the mun­dane a lift with lash­ings of naugh­ti­ness. Treats are in store as she investigates the his­tory of the Bri­tish pie and re­veals the se­crets to mak­ing an easy sticky tof­fee pud­ding. Broad­church (STV, 9pm) Tr­ish re­turns to the scene of the crime in the hope it will prompt her to re­mem­ber some­thing more about the at­tack, while DC Katie Har­ford thinks she has a strong lead when she dis­cov­ers a new sus­pect who doesn’t have an al­ibi. Cath re­veals in­ter­est­ing new in­for­ma­tion about the night of her party, while a match is made for the male DNA found on Tr­ish. An un­known woman walks into the po­lice sta­tion – and de­liv­ers some dev­as­tat­ing new in­for­ma­tion when in­ter­viewed by Ellie and Hardy.

TUES­DAY

The Se­cret Chef (STV, 8pm) Come Dine With Me and the early stages of MasterChef have proved that there are a lot of peo­ple out there out who think they can cook, even if the ev­i­dence sug­gests oth­er­wise. But over the past few weeks, The Se­cret Chef has been com­ing to the aid of peo­ple who ad­mit they are usu­ally a dis­as­ter in the kitchen, and help­ing them sur­prise their loved ones by pre­par­ing a de­cent meal. The cur­rent run comes to an end by in­tro­duc­ing us to mar­ket trader and sin­gle fa­ther Steve, who is a lov­ing dad but a use­less cook. He’d loved to treat his daugh­ters and par­ents to a restau­rant-qual­ity meal, and chef Nigel Ha­worth has been re­cruited to show him how it’s done. Will Steve be a quick learner, or is Ha­worth in for a kitchen catas­tro­phe? Amer­i­can Jus­tice (BBC Two, 9pm) It’s been a tur­bu­lent year for Amer­ica, as Don­ald

Trump was elected pres­i­dent against a back­drop of so­cial un­rest. Now this eye-open­ing new se­ries looks at how this has af­fected the work of pros­e­cu­tors and po­lice of­fi­cers in Jack­sonville, which has been dubbed the “Mur­der Cap­i­tal” of Florida and is renowned for a tough ap­proach to jus­tice. The first episode opens with a grisly case as the de­tec­tives are called to a trailer park where an un­cle and niece have been found stran­gled in their home. As the po­lice search for the main sus­pect, it’s up to prose­cu­tor Ja­neen Kirch to de­cide if the crime is se­vere enough for her to push for the death penalty. It’s a timely is­sue as State At­tor­ney An­gela Corey, one of the harsh­est pros­e­cu­tors in Amer­ica, be­gins her cam­paign for re-elec­tion, only to be faced with protests against cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment.

WED­NES­DAY

Hid­den Restau­rants with Michel Roux Jr (Chan­nel 4, 8pm) Michel Roux’s jour­ney brings him to the West Coun­try and Wales, as he searches for se­cret eater­ies and food mav­er­icks in re­mote and of­ten bizarre places. On his trav­els he dis­cov­ers hid­den restau­rants in­side a gar­den shed, a staff can­teen and a Vic­to­rian walled kitchen gar­den, be­fore vis­it­ing a highly-cel­e­brated crab shack. Later, Roux trav­els to Lon­don with his friend and chef Freddy Bird, and the pair meet a cou­ple who want to turn a barge into a fine-din­ing fish restau­rant on the Isles of Scilly. The Royal House of Wind­sor (Chan­nel 4, 9pm) Al­most two decades may have passed since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, but her ef­fect on the royal fam­ily and the world con­tin­ues to fas­ci­nate the public. There­fore it is only right that this se­ries look­ing at the his­tory of the Wind­sor dy­nasty chron­i­cles her im­pact be­fore and af­ter her death. Born Diana Spencer on July 1, 1961, she was no stranger to the Bri­tish royal fam­ily, hav­ing re­port­edly played with Princes An­drew and Ed­ward as a child. In 1977, she be­came reac­quainted with their older brother, Prince Charles, and they mar­ried on July 29, 1981. Un­for­tu­nately, the fairy-tale wed­ding did not lead to a hap­pily ever af­ter. The cou­ple be­came es­tranged and their sep­a­ra­tion was an­nounced in De­cem­ber 1992, with the di­vorce fi­nalised in 1996.

THURS­DAY

Great Bri­tish Build­ings: Restora­tion of the Year (Chan­nel 4, 8pm) As the host of Grand De­signs, Kevin McCloud knows a thing or two about the work in­volved in restor­ing a his­toric build­ing. So he’s the per­fect per­son to co-present this new se­ries which show­cases some of the build­ings that have been brought back from the brink. All of the projects have been placed on the long list by the Royal Institution of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors (Rics) for their Restora­tion of the Year award, and in this open­ing edi­tion, McCloud and Dr Anna Keay check out some of the con­tenders, in­clud­ing a wa­ter­mill in Cam­bridgeshire, a sea­side villa in Lyme Regis, a Ge­or­gian in­no­va­tion in Northum­ber­land and a cas­tle in Ceredi­gion. Three Wives, One Hus­band (Chan­nel 4, 9pm) In the mid­dle of the Utah desert lies Rock­land Ranch, where 12 fun­da­men­tal­ist Mor­mon fam­i­lies have made new homes for them­selves, liv­ing in con­tem­po­rary “cave” houses that have been carved into the side of a sand­stone rock. But it’s not just their prop­er­ties that are un­usual – half the men in the com­mu­nity are po­lyg­a­mists with mul­ti­ple wives. This se­ries ex­plores the be­liefs be­hind plu­ral mar­riage and looks at how the fam­i­lies nav­i­gate the chal­lenges in­volved, be­gin­ning with fa­ther-of-16 Enoch Fos­ter, whose two wives adore him and each other. How­ever, he is cur­rently court­ing a po­ten­tial third spouse, and her un­cer­tainty threat­ens the Fos­ters’ do­mes­tic sta­bil­ity.

FRI­DAY

Un­re­ported World (Chan­nel 4, 7.30pm) Mar­cel Th­er­oux ex­plores the resur­gent Rus­sian Ortho­dox Church, which is at the fore­front of a new move­ment com­bin­ing re­li­gion and na­tion­al­ism in its home na­tion. Un­til the fall of the Soviet Union, the Church had been per­se­cuted by the com­mu­nists, but has now forged close ties with Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin. Th­er­oux meets Alexan­der Du­gin, whose ideas have cropped up in the pres­i­dent’s speeches, and Fr Ioann Osyak, pa­tri­arch of a fam­ily whose mem­bers are be­com­ing na­tional celebri­ties and sym­bols of to­day’s Rus­sia – re­li­gious, con­ser­va­tive and deeply pa­tri­otic. Tony Robin­son: Coast to Coast (Chan­nel 5, 8pm) In the up­land hills of the Lake District’s Bor­row­dale val­ley, the pre­sen­ter meets one of the last ten­ant sheep farm­ers, who is fac­ing chal­leng­ing times but is de­ter­mined to keep work­ing his farm. Robin­son also re­ceives an ex­clu­sive tour of the only in­hab­ited is­land on Der­went­wa­ter, learns how to cook chut­ney at Gras­mere, gets a rare sight­ing of a red squir­rel, and boards a tourist boat at Ull­swa­ter to dis­cover the in­te­gral part they played in the in­dus­trial her­itage of the area.

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