HIGH­LIGHTS OF THE WEEK AHEAD

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SATUR­DAY Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance 2017 (BBC1, 9pm)

THE Royal Al­bert Hall in Lon­don hosts the an­nual Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance. Huw Ed­wards nar­rates the event as the likes of Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Me­lanie Chisholm, Al­fie Boe and Les­ley Gar­rett take to the iconic stage along­side the Queen’s Colour Squadron and the Royal Marines Band. They will be pay­ing trib­ute to the men and women who have died in com­bat since the First World War. The event con­cludes with the now-iconic poppy pe­tal shower, which sees thou­sands of poppy petals rain down on the as­sem­bled au­di­ence – among which sits Her Majesty the Queen – as a sym­bol of each life lost. To­mor­row morn­ing the an­nual Na­tional Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance will take place at the Ceno­taph and will be cov­ered by BBC One from 10.20am.

Live Box­ing (Chan­nel 5, 9.45pm)

SCOT­LAND’S un­de­feated WBC sil­ver su­per light­weight cham­pion Josh Tay­lor is hop­ing to have a world ti­tle fight next year. How­ever, the 26-year-old will have to prove his cre­den­tials tonight first when he faces for­mer world cham­pion Miguel Vazquez in front of a pas­sion­ate home crowd at Ed­in­burgh’s Royal High­land Cen­tre. Vazquez, a for­mer IBF light­weight cham­pion, has won 39 of his 44 fights.

SUN­DAY Blue Planet II (BBC1, 8pm)

THE third episode of David At­ten­bor­ough’s mes­meris­ing se­ries fo­cuses on crea­tures that live on coral reefs, in­clud­ing groupers, small predators that sci­en­tists be­lieve are as in­tel­li­gent as chim­panzees. These crea­tures have a re­mark­able ap­ti­tude for com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the point where they can in­ter­act with other species and work to­gether to catch prey. There is also time-lapse pho­tog­ra­phy of coral polyps grow­ing and dy­ing, cre­at­ing a struc­ture vis­i­ble from space.

Howards End (BBC1, 9pm)

IT’S 25 years since the film ver­sion of EM Forster’s novel was re­leased and made Emma Thompson an in­ter­na­tional star with an Os­car-win­ning per­for­mance as Mar­garet Schel­gel. It’s a mod­ern clas­sic, but clearly the BBC feels it’s time we were treated to an­other adap­ta­tion. This time Hay­ley Atwell plays Mar­garet, the el­dest of three Bo­hemian sib­lings whose lives seem for­ever en­twined with that of the more con­fi­dent, headstrong and fi­nan­cially as­tute Wil­cox fam­ily. When the ail­ing Mrs Wil­cox leaves her beloved child­hood home to her, it sets in mo­tion a chain of events that will change all their lives.

MON­DAY Celebrity An­tiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm)

NEW se­ries. The re­turn of the pro­gramme in which fa­mous faces com­pete in the cross-coun­try bar­gain-hunt­ing chal­lenge. Hay­ley Mills and her friend and Wild at Heart co-star Stephen Tomp­kin­son set out on a trip around north-east Eng­land in clas­sic cars, re­ceiv­ing ex­pert guid­ance from Christina Tre­van­ion and David Harper as they visit an­tique shops and em­po­ri­ums to find items to sell at an auc­tion in York­shire.

Toffs, Queers and Traitors: Guy Burgess: The Charm­ing Spy (BBC4, 9pm)

IN June 1951, the UK gov­ern­ment was forced to ad­mit that two For­eign Of­fice diplo­mats had dis­ap­peared. One, Don­ald Ma­clean, was about to be ques­tioned over pass­ing secrets to the Rus­sians, but the other, Guy Burgess, had seem­ingly es­caped sus­pi­cion, col­lect­ing pow­er­ful friends – and lovers. Di­rec­tor Ge­orge Carey ex­plores how Burgess be­came the most flam­boy­ant mem­ber of a ring of priv­i­leged Cam­bridge stu­dents who joined the Com­mu­nists in 1930s, and what his story says about the class sys­tem, sex­ual hypocrisy and sheer in­com­pe­tence of the Bri­tish es­tab­lish­ment at the time.

TUES­DAY Jo Brand’s Cats & Kit­tens (C5, 8pm)

THERE are 8.5 mil­lion cats in Bri­tain, with one in five UK house­holds own­ing a pet moggy. Late last year, Jo Brand pre­sented

one-off doc­u­men­tary Kit­ten Res­cuers. And the self-con­fessed fe­line fa­natic re­turns with a six-part se­ries fol­low­ing the vets, RSPCA in­spec­tors and vol­un­teers who work tire­lessly to save the na­tion’s fe­lines from harm. She be­gins the se­ries on the front­line, re­port­ing for surgery du­ties at one of the UK’s busiest an­i­mal hos­pi­tals.

The A Word (BBC1, 9pm)

AS a par­ent, how do you know if the de­ci­sions you make for your child are right? If your child can’t al­ways ex­press his own feel­ings, how do you even go about mak­ing the de­ci­sions in the first place? These ques­tions hang over Paul and Ali­son as Joe starts his first day at a spe­cial­ist school in Manch­ester. Also fac­ing an un­cer­tain fu­ture is Mau­rice. Hav­ing ap­pointed Ralph as his brew­ery as­sis­tant, he gets it in the neck from Louise, who is adamant her son shouldn’t be work­ing for him. Last week’s Herald Mag­a­zine cover star Mor­ven Christie and Lee In­gleby head the cast of Peter Bowker’s sub­lime drama.

WED­NES­DAY Venus Un­cov­ered: An­cient God­dess of Love (BBC4, 9pm)

BETTANY Hughes un­cov­ers the his­tory of Venus, ex­plor­ing the god­dess’s re­la­tion­ship not only to her Greek coun­ter­part Aphrodite, but also the pre­his­toric war deities of the Mid­dle East. The pre­sen­ter dis­cov­ers that the god­dess has been imag­ined as ev­ery­thing from a bearded, gen­der-fluid woman to a sin­is­ter vol­canic rock. But the softer, nude im­age we’re more fa­mil­iar with can also stir up strong emo­tions – as suf­fragette Mary Richard­son proved when she at­tacked the Rokeby Venus at the Na­tional Gallery in 1914.

Lifers Be­hind Bars (C4, 9pm)

WHAT is it like to serve a long-term prison sen­tence in Bri­tain? Filmed over a year, this two-part doc­u­men­tary fol­lows pris­on­ers, in­clud­ing men con­victed of mur­der and serv­ing manda­tory life sen­tences, from the mo­ment they en­ter to their re­lease. The pro­gramme has un­prece­dented ac­cess to jails in­clud­ing HMP Shotts, Scot­land’s only prison ex­clu­sively for long-term of­fend­ers.

THURS­DAY Love, Lies and Records (BBC1, 9pm)

BIRTHS, deaths and mar­riages – it’s all in a day’s work for reg­is­trars. So, no won­der Kay Mel­lor, the writer who brought us Fat Friends and In the Club, thought a reg­is­ter of­fice would make the per­fect set­ting for a drama se­ries. Ash­ley Jensen (see this week’s in­ter­view on page 6) leads the cast as Kate Dick­en­son, who is anx­ious about her col­leagues’ re­ac­tion to the news that she’s about to be pro­moted to su­per­in­ten­dent.

Hand­made in Hull (BBC4, 11pm)

IN­SPIRED by the work of artist Linda Broth­well, this doc­u­men­tary cel­e­brates the craft tra­di­tions of Hull. It finds that the City of Cul­ture is home to a num­ber of craft­work­ers, in­clud­ing com­pass-maker Brian Walker, who talks about how his in­stru­ments helped steer Hull’s fish­ing fleet, and pot­ter Gabriel Ni­chols, who fears the skill may be dy­ing out.

FRI­DAY Food Un­wrapped: Su­per­mar­ket Spe­cial (C4, 8pm)

IF you feel your su­per­mar­ket shop has got more ex­pen­sive over the past year, you’re not alone. The team look into why the prices of some food items have risen so much – and how tech­nol­ogy can help you stay ahead of the in­creases. Jimmy Do­herty in­ves­ti­gates “shrink­fla­tion”, the phe­nom­e­non that sees some top brand prod­ucts get smaller (some­thing that isn’t nec­es­sar­ily re­flected in the price), while Kate Quil­ton looks at why we could be fac­ing a milk short­age.

Eight Days That Made Rome (C5, 9pm)

BETTANY Hughes fo­cuses on the day in 32BC when Oc­ta­vian stole the se­cret will of his most dan­ger­ous po­lit­i­cal ri­val, Mark Antony. It is a mo­ment that casts a light on what it took to win in Ro­man pol­i­tics, as the cun­ning, bril­liant sub­terfuge re­quired paved Oc­ta­vian’s path to power by un­der­min­ing Antony’s pop­u­lar­ity and giv­ing Oc­ta­vian the cru­cial sup­port of Rome’s Se­nate and peo­ple in the civil war that fol­lowed.

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