TV Times top picks for today
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Friday 14th September
Big Brother, 9pm, Channel 5
After a quick tidy-up now the celebrities have gone, BB welcomes a new group of civilians for its 19th regular run. Emma Willis guides us through the launch as fame-hungry members of the public settle in for a series promising a ‘whole new feel’. After all this time, does the original social experiment still have the power to surprise us? Or do we just want to see what the new diary room chair looks like? Rating: ***
Forever, Amazon Prime Video
US comedy favourites Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen play June and Oscar, a couple whose pleasant lives take a dangerous turn after June persuades her husband to shake things up and take their vacation somewhere other than their usual old lake house. From the writers of Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, this new series certainly has an impressive comedy pedigree, but with an added poignant, quirky edge. Rating: ****
A Discovery of Witches, 9pm, Sky One
If you think you know Oxford from years of watching Inspector Morse, then think again! This adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ trilogy of novels tells the story of the creatures lurking amid the cobbles, colleges and libraries – in particular, Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a witch desperate to lose her powers and focus on her academic career. But after Diana calls up a certain book from the Bodleian Library, unaware of the magical vibrations she’s tuning into, a charismatic vampire (Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode) appears in her life. It’s clever, compelling and hugely enjoyable, and you’ll never think of witches in the same way again… Rating: *****
More previews tomorrow.
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.
Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!
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