Six things you’ll want to watch this week
Roll up, roll up! It's the cream of the TV crop. From THAT Netflix stalker show to star-studded fundraisers and spooky horror specials, we know exactly what to watch this week.
You, Netflix, 15 Oct
It’s the hotly anticipated next season of this romantic thriller about an obsessive stalker. Yeah, that sounds weird if you haven’t heard of the show before. Described as a ‘psychological-thriller-slash-social-media-satire-slash-rom-com-parody’, You has been a streaming smash hit for two seasons straight — dark and decidedly binge-able. Series 3 sees Joe and Love attempting to live a normal life in the suburbs. It, uh, doesn’t go to plan.
Guilt, BBC2, 14 Oct
After an acclaimed first season (Line of Duty‘s Jed Mercurio was a big fan), this BBC Scotland original black comedy about two brothers hiding their hit-and-run is back for a second series. Mark Bonnar’s Max is released from prison and gets a new co-protagonist in the form of Endeavour‘s Sara Vickers, who has her own guilty history to deal with.
Stand Up To Cancer, C4, 15 Oct
Settle in for a star-studded night of fundraising comedy; it’s a belter this year. Particularly worth tuning in for are Celebrity Gogglebox, a feisty Derry Girls sketch, Alan Carr buddying up with Olivia Coleman, and a dreamy collab between Tom Jones and Harry Styles (talk about cross-generational appeal…).
Just Beyond, Disney+, 13 Oct
One to watch with the kids. We’re getting into spooky season, and Disney is celebrating with an eight-parter horror-comedy anthology, adapted from R. L. Stine’s graphic novel of the same name. Prime October evening viewing, delicately balancing fear-factor with family appeal. Up first is a Stepford-Wives-esque story of a creepy disciplinary school, featuring young actress McKenna Grace who seems to be in everything lately (A Handmaid’s Tale, The Haunting of Hill House, Ghostbusters: Afterlife).
Complaints Welcome, C4, 14 Oct
Got a complaint about something you’ve seen on telly? In this brand new comedy series, comedians Tom Allen, Jessica Knappett and Munya Chawawa (who you may remember from the Matt Hancock ‘It Wasn’t Me’ video) work their way through viewer complaints and decide how they should be dealt with. Not convinced it’ll solve much, but set to be a good laugh regardless…
Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC1, 12 Oct
The appeal of Who Do You Think You Are truly lives and dies by how interesting a celeb’s family history is — and every now and then they strike gold. Josh Widdicombe’s episode might not beat East End geezer Danny Dyer turning out to be descended from Thomas Cromwell and William the Conqueror (a true highlight), but it’s a close run. A journey down the Widdicombe family tree takes us through the courts of Charles I, Elizabeth I, and Henry VIII, with plenty a sex scandal along the way.