7 shows not to miss this week

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1 The A Word

BBC1 It’s back to the Lakes for the drama se­ries about a lit­tle boy, Joe, with autism. Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston, Mor­ven Christie, Max Vento and Lee In­gleby all re­turn. This se­ries picks up two years on, and sees the fam­ily go­ing public that their child is dif­fer­ent.

2 Mother­land


The par­ent­ing com­edy re­turns for a full six-part se­ries. Anna Maxwell Martin is back as ha­rassed mum Ju­lia and Diane Mor­gan is the un­kempt Liz.

3 Pride Of Bri­tain Awards

ITV Carol Vor­der­man again hosts the celebrity-packed awards cer­e­mony where or­di­nary peo­ple who’ve shown extraordinary brav­ery are hon­oured, and some of their sto­ries are highly mov­ing…

4 Doc Martin

Wed­nes­day, ITV

Sigour­ney Weaver’s ap­pear­ance as Amer­i­can tourist Beth Tray­wick brought a sur­pris­ing touch of Hol­ly­wood glam­our to the very Bri­tish world of Doc Martin in 2015. Now she’s back in the fi­nal episode of the cur­rent se­ries!

5 Blue Planet II

Sun­day, BBC1 The na­ture se­ries goes deep be­low the ocean, where it’s pitch dark but full of life. Cam­eras fol­low Hum­boldt squid, lantern­fish, spi­der crabs and zom­bie worms, plus find a lake at the bot­tom of the sea that traps crea­tures, and a meth­ane vol­cano…

Den­nis and 6 Gnasher Un­leashed

From Mon­day, CBBC The fa­mous boy and dog Beano char­ac­ters get a brand new CBBC se­ries of their own, us­ing the lat­est CGI an­i­ma­tion tech­niques. Fred­die Fox pro­vides the voice of mis­chievous Den­nis.

7 Sam Smith at the BBC

BBC1 Fearne Cot­ton in­tro­duces Os­car-win­ning Sam Smith as he per­forms tracks from his new al­bum plus his big­gest hits, ac­com­pa­nied by his band and the BBC Con­cert Orches­tra.

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