Defending the Guilty is a new comedy, Love in the Countryside offers a twist on the dating show format, while Euphoria continues to impress . . .

Pick of the Day

Defending the Guilty, 10.00pm, BBC Two

Will Sharpe plays Will Packham, an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise pupilmaster Caroline, played by Katherine Parkinson.

In the opening episode, they are defending an old lag, a murder suspect with overwhelming evidence against him. But Caroline gets distracted by her failed silk application, so they end up pleading innocent anyway.

Meanwhile, Will learns from his fellow pupils that he's last in the running for the job at the end of the year and - worrying all his work has been for nothing - does something he’ll regret.

Only a bit of smart thinking can partially save the day, and a piece of brutal cynicism goes a little further.

New or Returning Shows

Love in the Countryside, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Sara Cox grew up on her family’s pedigree beef farm in Lancashire and understands just how difficult it is to find love when you’re wedded to the land.

In this six-episode series she’s playing cupid to help seven rural romantics find the partner of their dreams.

First up are 23-year-old, Grace, a dairy and sheep farmer from Wales, and 44-year-old Martin, a dairy farmer from Yorkshire. Both are looking for a partner who will fall in love with not only them, but also their way of life.

Grace lives with her parents on their 380-acre farm on the Welsh/Shropshire borders. Martin’s recently taken over the running of the family business, and hasn't had a relationship for over a decade.

Ending Tonight

Canny Cops, 11.35pm, BBC One

In the final episode, the police are trying to put a stop to the huge numbers of crimes committed by local heroin addicts.

For example, 27-year-old Ashlea has been arrested 69 times and is a one-woman crime-wave who keeps offending to feed her habit.

Meanwhile, Detective Hoggy is on the hunt for another heroin addict - and prolific thief - who’s wanted for multiple offences. When they finally catch Reece it’s clear he has nothing left to lose, and is ready to give Hoggy and his team a tough time when they take him in for questioning.

Sink or Swim for Stand Up to Cancer, 9.15pm, Channel 4

The English Channel swim is fast approaching and it's down to the experts to decide whether the remaining celebrities have it in them to take on their ultimate swim test: crossing the channel in relay.

Their 12 weeks of training have come to an end and now they must work together to attempt the 22-mile crossing to France. Battling the sea, weather and their own endurance, they'll swim for upwards of 20 hours if the attempt is successful.

Harrow, 9.00pm, Alibi

It's the season finale of this Australian drama starring Ioan Gruffudd as the eponymous pathologist whose empathy for the dead helps him solve murder cases.

Harrow is investigating a murder-suicide when the suicide victim wakes up in the autopsy table and locks him up. Happens to the best of us, eh?

Don't Miss

Euphoria, 1.10pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

This is pretty much the best new show of the year. The recent fun fair episode was an outstanding hour of television.

This week finds Rue addicted to Love Island. In fact, she binges 22 straight episodes. But she’s also suffering from severe depression resulting from her sobriety and Jules’ strange behaviour at the Halloween party.

It’s crippling to the point that going to the bathroom becomes an impossible task and her health begins to deteriorate. Meanwhile, Jules goes to visit an old friend, while Cassie’s traumatic Halloween night results in an unforeseen consequence.

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