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What’s On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Monday 4th September

Diana and I 4th September
(Image credit: BBC / Big Talk)

Tonight's top TV picks for Monday 4th September are three new shows: Diana & I, 9.00pm, BBC2; House of Games, 6.00pm, BBC2 and The Davina Hour, 9.00pm, W

Here's tonight's picks for Monday 4th September: Diana & I, 9.00pm, BBC2; House of Games, 6.00pm, BBC2 and The Davina Hour, 9.00pm, W

Diana & I, 9.00pm, BBC2 - NEW DRAMA

Diana and I

The schedules have been bursting with tributes to the Princess of Wales and in tonight’s one-off drama, Tamsin Greig and Neil Morrissey lead the cast in a story of national mourning. There’s the journalist who abandons his honeymoon to cover the biggest story of his lifetime, the florist who has pound signs in her eyes when she hears the news and the boy whose mother’s death on the same day is overshadowed by Diana’s. A refreshing and moving take on a very familiar chapter of history. Rating: ****

House of Games, 6.00pm, BBC2 - NEW QUIZ SHOW

House of Games Richard Osman

Pointless host Richard Osman brings us this brand new weekday teatime quiz, featuring four famous faces who must compete in a variety of games to win points (and rubbish prizes). Tonight’s opener kicks off with Radio 2 presenter Anneka Rice, DJ Clara Amfo and comedians Al Murray and Nish Kumar battling it out. We especially liked the ‘Distinctly Average’ round, in which the contestants have to guess, for example, how much the average UK household spent last Christmas. But ‘Broken Karaoke’ was really tricky. Could you name a song with only the first letters of the words to a lyric as the clue? No prizes for guessing who won that round! Rating: ****

The Davina Hour, 9.00pm, W - NEW CHAT SHOW

The Davina Hour

In an age where 1,000 selfies are uploaded to Instagram per second, and people undergo extreme procedures to change their appearance, is our obsession with body image and perfection out of control? This is the question asked by Davina McCall in the first of a discussion series on modern life’s biggest dilemmas. Davina is joined by experts and ‘real people’ who have problems with image and self-worth, including TV doctor Christian Jessen, who opens up for the first time about his teenage bulimia. Thought-provoking. Rating: ***

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


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