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5 unmissable UKTV picks

5 unmissable UKTV picks

Get set for the comedic stylings of Frankie Boyle, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ultimate cheese sandwich and more!

Whether you’re after a bit of comedy, cookery or crime drama, we’ve got something for you…

What’s on UKTV this week

When it comes to entertainment that’s got the wow factor, UKTV channels Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Really and Home are positively brimming with the stuff.


From intense crime dramas and cracking comedies to delectable food programmes and fascinating factual series, there really is something for everyone.


And the entertainment keeps on coming this week. We’ve selected five unmissable shows that are worth shouting about, including a pair of documentary premieres, a masterclass in BAFTA-winning drama and something rather tasty. Go on, tuck into the TV treats listed below…

1. Live At The Apollo

Tuesday 25 September, 9pm, Dave (CH 127). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > Dave

After some laughs to liven up your Tuesday night? Then look no further than this episode of the popular comedy showcase. Frankie Boyle is your host for the evening (what could possibly go wrong?), with Jack Carroll and Holly Walsh also on the bill.


2. Wallander

Wednesday 26 September, 8pm, Drama (CH 128). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Drama

Kenneth Branagh stars as the eponymous police inspector in this award-winning adaptation of Henning Mankell’s acclaimed series of crime novels. This series 3 episode sees the Swedish sleuth travel to Latvia in search of answers after two bodies wash up on the shore of Ystad. It’s crime drama at its compelling best.


3. The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All

Wednesday 26 September, 10pm, Really (CH 129). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Really

In 1994, Erik Menendez and his brother Lyle gained notoriety when they were jailed for murdering their parents in their Beverly Hills home. In the UK premiere of this acclaimed documentary series, Erik gives his side of the story following more than a decade of silence. Featuring new interviews and rare footage, discover even more about this dark chapter in America’s history.


4. World War Weird

Thursday 27 September, 8pm, Yesterday (CH 245). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Yesterday

The show that delves into the most bizarre, strange and inexplicable World War I and II stories is back! Series 2 kicked off with a look at Winston Churchill’s plan to build a giant ice ship and a daring Nazi treasure hunt (find it in Catch Up > Channels > Yesterday), and this episode boasts sex spies, psychic agents and avian warfare. It’s basically all the stuff they didn’t teach you at school.


5. River Cottage Every Day

Thursday 27 September, 7pm, Home (CH 281)

Stuck in a rut when it comes to making lunches that dazzle? Well here’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to provide you with a big dollop of inspiration. From the ultimate cheese sandwich to a Sunday roast with a difference, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen.


Where to find your UKTV channels

Discover the likes of Dave, Drama, Really and much, much more in our downloadable channel guide.

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Image credits: River Cottage Every Day © Channel 4


World War Weird © UKTV