An eclectic collection tonight as Cold Feet returns, there's a doc about filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, and the wonderful This is Us continues . . .
Pick of the Day
Cold Feet, 9.00pm, Virgin Media Two
The Take That of great TV comebacks returns for a third season, and its eighth overall since the original series began back in 1997. 22. Years. Ago.
Adam (James Nesbitt) is back on the singles market, but for once in his life he’s not finding any takers – has he finally lost his mojo to middle-age?
Pete (John Thomson) on the other hand appears to have found his and recently renewed his wedding vows with Jenny (Fay Ripley).However, some unexpected news sends her into a tailspin.
Meanwhile, David (Robert Bathurst) and Nikki (Siobhan Finneran) are enjoying a more frugal life when Nikki’s divorce settlement comes through to tip the balance.
New or Returning Shows
My 3000-Lb Family, 10.00pm, TLC
Season two of this self-explanatory reality show about a massively overweight family begins by pointing out that cousins Casey, Amanda, Amy and Ed are all morbidly obese.
When Amanda decides to have bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity, the rest of the family consider doing the same. And, yes, there is graphic surgical content, so don't blame me if your supper snack is ruined.
American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley, 9.00pm, BBC Four
In the first of a three-part series, the ever-watchable Lucy Worsley explores how American history has been mythologised and manipulated by generations of politicians, writers and protesters.
This episode examines the American Revolution: a David-and-Goliath battle of men with high ideals taking on the might of the British Empire. But how much of America’s founding story is based on fact?
The Directors, 8.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV
Season two opens with a look at the life and films of a true maverick and a master of the big screen, Stanley Kubrick.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history, his varied body of work include Dr Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.
The likes of David Lean, Federico Fellini, Michael Curtiz and John Huston will feature in the coming weeks, maintaining this series as a must-see for fans of the cinematic world.
Here's a trailer for A Clockwork Orange:
This is Us, 11.10pm, RTÉ One
One of the best US shows returned last week, but it was definitely a case of blink and you'd miss it. I only copped the season three opener when I was surfing late last Thursday night.
Anyway, episode two of this delightfully manipulative family saga sees the Pearsons look for a new home in the wake of Jack's death. Kevin is frequently getting drunk, while Kate gains weight and Randall criticizes Rebecca for not stepping up.
Life just never slows down for the Pearson family.
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