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FRI­DAY Jamie and Jimmy’s Fri­day Night Feast (C4, 8pm)

the Lobby, Giles Coren and Mon­ica Galetti travel to Kulm Ho­tel St Moritz. This Swiss Alpine ho­tel was the birth­place of win­ter tourism more than 150 years ago. Back then the owner made a bet with sum­mer guests that if they re­turned in the win­ter and did not en­joy them­selves he would pay for their stay. The guests stayed for the sea­son, and a new in­dus­try of win­ter leisure and sports was born. Dur­ing their stay, Giles works as a bell­boy along­side vet­eran head concierge Sil­vio, while Mon­ica helps joint man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Jenny trans­form her of­fice into a pri­vate din­ing room for a nostal­gic can­dlelit din­ner.

He’s starred in ev­ery­thing for Sher­lock to Fargo (via The Hob­bit films), but while Martin Free­man clearly has no fear of act­ing in front of groups of peo­ple, it seems he is afraid of cook­ing for them. Luck­ily Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Do­herty are on hand to help him get over his kitchen-based stage fright as they show him how to make the per­fect eggs royale. Jamie also whips up fish and chips, us­ing fresh mus­sels, clams and chunks of monk­fish com­bined with gar­lic, chilli and cur­ried but­ters, while Jimmy uses his DIY skills to make a Ja­panese tep­pan for the gar­den.

Bri­tain by Boat: Two Grumpy Sailors (C5, 8pm)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant em­bark on the fi­nal leg of their sea voy­age. Set­ting out from Fal­mouth, the duo’s craft at­tracts a pod of dol­phins as they cruise to­wards Sal­combe. Back on dry land, the pair head straight to a gin dis­tillery where they are in­vited to make their own spe­cial naval-in­spired Bon­aven­ture brew. Next day, as the two cruise into Brix­ham, it is clear that the voy­age has been a tri­umph, al­low­ing the for­mer BBC news col­leagues a chance to re­new their friend­ship and rekin­dle their sense of ad­ven­ture.

The Sound of Movie Mu­si­cals with Neil Brand (BBC4, 9pm)

He’s al­ready pre­sented The Sound of Cinema and The Sound of Mu­si­cals, and now Neil Brand is com­bin­ing the two with this three-part se­ries trac­ing the evo­lu­tion of film mu­si­cals from 1929’s Broad­way Melody to La La Land. He be­gins with the ar­rival of sound, and also looks at how some of the all-singing, all-danc­ing movies of the Great De­pres­sion, such as 42nd Street and Gold Dig­gers of 1933, were tougher and more so­cially aware than their rep­u­ta­tions might sug­gest. But he’s not just con­cen­trat­ing on Hol­ly­wood, as he also takes a look at the Rus­sian mu­si­cals com­mis­sioned by Joseph Stalin to pro­mote Soviet ide­ol­ogy.

Ea­monn & Ruth Do Ve­gas (C5, 9pm)

There’s nowhere quite like Las Ve­gas. Ev­ery­thing is big­ger, bolder and more sparkly in the Ne­vada desert town that has been at­tract­ing stars great and small for decades. It’s up to you to de­cide which cat­e­gory Ea­monn Holmes and Ruth Langs­ford fit into, but Ve­gas is the des­ti­na­tion for their lat­est two-part ad­ven­ture. They check into the Palms Casino, a re­sort that at­tracts Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters and it can cost $25,000 a night to stay there; they also meet Derek Stephens, one of the lo­cal su­per-wealthy casino owners, who is trans­form­ing the down­town area into a mecca for young par­ty­go­ers. They also tour the shops and bou­tiques and, of course, do a lit­tle gam­bling.

has de­scribed it as a trib­ute to the women who raised him.

Fuller House s4 (Net­flix, from Fri)

The orig­i­nal Full House sit­com, about a wid­owed fa­ther raising his three daugh­ters with help from his best pal and brother-in-law, ran for eight se­ries. It seems that Net­flix’s spin-off is at­tempt­ing to at least match that record – and when the lat­est run be­comes avail­able, it will al­ready be half­way to achiev­ing its goal. The fo­cus is on the three girls from the orig­i­nal se­ries, now all grown up, with the eldest, DJ, raising her three sons with her sis­ters fol­low­ing the death of her hus­band. The show’s proved to be an over­whelm­ing suc­cess, per­haps be­cause of the pres­ence of many of the cast mem­bers repris­ing their roles.

The In­no­cent Man (Net­flix, from Fri)

When it comes to pro­duc­ing true-life crime doc­u­men­taries, few do it bet­ter than Net­flix. This is, af­ter all, the home of Mak­ing a Mur­derer. Now an­other pro­gramme can be added to the list. This six-part se­ries is based on best­selling au­thor and for­mer lawyer John Gr­isham’s ac­claimed non-fic­tion book The In­no­cent Man: Mur­der and In­jus­tice in a Small Town and fo­cuses on the story of Ron Wil­liamson, an Ok­la­homa-based for­mer mi­nor league base­ball player, and his drink­ing buddy Den­nis Fritz. They were wrongly con­victed of the rape and mur­der of a young wait­ress, spend­ing 11 years be­hind bars.

Fuller House is back with a new se­ries on Net­flix

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