PICK OF THE WEEK
SATURDAY Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7pm) Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2018 (BBC1, 8.30pm)
If the remaining eight couples all appear to be a little tense this week, there’s a very good reason for it – they all want to make sure they bring their A-game to the dancefloor so that they make it through to next Saturday’s trip to Blackpool. Alongside the Halloween episode and, of course, the final, the chance of appearing in the famous Tower Ballroom is one of the show’s landmarks, a carrot dangled in front of competitors to make them push themselves all the way. Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are our hosts for the evening, while judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood offer their often controversial opinions.
Huw Edwards presents coverage of the concert marking the centenary of the end of the First World War from the Royal Albert Hall, attended by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. The show features performances by Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Kingdom Choir and the RAF Squadronaires, accompanied by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines. The show also celebrates the centenary of the RAF and includes a musical display to mark the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918.
Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires (BBC2, 9pm)
Documentary telling the story of the Austrian painter’s life and career, to mark 100 years since his death from Spanish flu at the age of 28. Using letters and writings, many of them translated for the first time, the programme celebrates Schiele’s remarkable artistic achievements while also debating the controversies around his work. It includes contributions from Iggy Pop, Lily Cole and Jake Chapman, as well as dramatic reconstructions of Schiele’s work using animation and performances by dance company Gecko.
Beck: The Thin Ice (BBC4, 9pm)
The Swedish detective drama continues as Martin (Peter Haber) and the team investigate when Simon Lindstrom, the popular coach of a suburban junior ice hockey team, is found stabbed to death. They discover that the victim was teaching refugee children how to skate, an undertaking that was not appreciated by everyone in the small, sheltered community. Meanwhile Martin, who has returned in a more senior position, struggles to find a replacement for the temporary head of the group, Steinar Hovland (Kristofer Hivju), who now seems keen on keeping the position.
SUNDAY Doctor Who (BBC1, 7pm)
“What’s the point of having a mate with a time machine if you can’t nip back and see your gran when she was younger?” asks Yaz during this week’s slice of sci-fi adventure. The Doctor and her companions travel to India in 1947, a period when the country is being torn apart by political conflict. Yaz wants to meet her grandmother and learn more
House of Cards with Robin Wright as Claire, who has been transformed from an ice-cold baddie into a warrior for the sisterhood