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TV: our picks of the week ahead including Call The Midwife, The Musketeers and Benefits Street

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

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Not sure what to watch on the box? Here's our picks of the week ahead.

Coronation Street

After the recent controversy over Coronation Street’s exploration of ‘the right to die’, Hayley makes her decision in tonight’s episode. Hayley irons Roy’s best shirt and asks him to wear it to her funeral, prompting Roy to plead with her to reconsider her decision. None the less, Hayley prepares the cocktail of drugs and tells Roy he must not have any part in it.


Monday January 20, 7:30pm and 8:30pm

The Great Interior Design Challenge

The search for Britain’s best interior designer begins with would-be interior designers Sarah, Helen and James taking on bedrooms in Muswell Hill’s Edwardian homes. They have 48 hours, £1000 and the help of a builder to interpret the homeowner’s briefs.


Monday January 20, 7:00pm

Benefits Street

This documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain's most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community.

Channel Four

Monday January 20, 9:00pm

Children on the Frontline

More than 11,000 children have been killed in Syria’s Civil War and more than a million have become refugees. This Dispatches documentary tells the story of five young children and their father, a rebel commander in Aleppo.

Channel Four

Wednesday January 22, 10:00pm

Hidden Kingdoms

The series which takes us into the worlds of some of earth’s smallest creatures continues this week with a chipmunk storing food for winter and a tree shrew averting danger in the jungles of Borneo.


Thursday January 23, 8:00pm

The Undateables

People living with challenging conditions are often considered 'undateable'. This uplifting series follows the journey of several extraordinary singletons as they attempt to find love.

Channel Four

Thursday January 23, 9:00pm


Tense US drama series about a family caught in the middle of a political conspiracy that will change their lives forever. Dr Ellen Sanders, a top surgeon in Washington DC, is called upon to operate on the President of the United States... and kill him.

Channel Four

Saturday January 25, 9:00pm

Call The Midwife

This heart-warming and intimate insight into the world of midwifery in 1950s East London continues.


Sunday January 26, 8:00pm

The Musketeers

The action filled series continues as the three brothers assigned to protect the King and their country, seek justice and adventure.


Sunday January 26, 9:00pm

Mr Selfridge

The period drama based on the life of exuberant department store founder Harry Selfridge, continues. Business may be booming for Harry but he begins to worry about the influence Delphine Day holds over his wife.


Sunday January 26, 9:00pm

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