5 of the best things to watch on TV this week - and what to stream
Here's a round-up of the best TV shows this week, from a gritty new Channel 4 drama to a look back at the history of the BRIT Awards. Plus, what to watch on streaming platforms such as Netflix.
Baghdad Central, Channel 4, Monday, 10pm
Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter) is called to his first crime scene: a Coalition Authority safe house, where a dead Iraqi man has been discovered. US military policeman John Parodi (Corey Stoll) clashes with Khafaji’s boss,Frank Temple (Bertie Carvel), because the safe house is one of his.
The BRITS At 40, ITV, Tuesday, 8pm
With a week to go before the 40th BRIT Awards, Jack Whitehall delves into the archives and narrates this look back at over four decades of highlights. The show includes exclusive interviews from Mel B, Mick Fleetwood, Little Mix, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Sharon Osbourne and Bros.
Criminal Minds, Sky Witness & NOW TV, Monday, 9pm
We bid a sad farewell to the BAU as Criminal Minds begins its final ten-episode season. The series that made viewers double-lock their doors at night will close out with the team on a collision course with the un-sub known as The Chameleon.
Top Gear, BBC Two, Sunday, 8pm
Buoyed by their unexpected success in Formula Off-Road last series, Chris and Freddie head to Mexico to compete in the most gruelling off-road race on the planet: The Baja 1,000, a 24-hour, 800-mile non-stop charge over desert terrain. An endurance marathon that tests machine and human to destruction.
The End, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV, Monday, 10pm
Dame Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor star in The End, an amusing and touching drama about three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions, who are trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count.
What steam this week
Netflix: Locke & Key
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens.
BBC iPlayer: The Sentinel
Thriller about a secret service agent who must clear his name after being framed for an unsuccessful assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Starring Kiefer Sutherland and Michael Douglas.
ITV Hub: A Confession
Sian O’Callaghan goes missing after a Friday night out in Swindon Old Town. As the family desperately waits for news, the police search for any clues to where she could be. Starring Martin Freeman.
StarzPlay: Perpetual Grace, LTD
James is a young grifter who thinks he’s found a soft touch in the form of Pastor Byron Brown. However, what James doesn’t know is that beneath the Pastor’s benign exterior lurks a dark heart; he and his wife Lillian are expert con artists, having swindled hundreds out of their life savings.