'Angela Black', 'Strictly' movie week and 'Tom Parker: Inside My Head': The best TV this weekend, 8-10 October

'Strictly' movie week, 'Angela Black' and 'Tom Parker: Inside My Head' (BBC/ITV/Channel 4)
'Strictly' movie week, 'Angela Black' and 'Tom Parker: Inside My Head' (BBC/ITV/Channel 4)

TV highlights this weekend include the return of BBC One's Have I Got News For You on Friday with Stephen Mangan serving as the first guest host.

On Saturday, we're into the first Strictly Come Dancing theme week as the couples head to the movies.

Read more: What to watch on TV this autumn

Autumn drama picks up pace on Sunday with ITV's thriller Angela Black beginning and Ridley Road returning to BBC One, while Channel 4 has an emotional documentary about The Wanted star Tom Parker's brain tumour diagnosis.

The best things on TV this weekend, 8-10 October, 2021


Have I Got News For You - BBC One - 9pm

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'Have I Got News For You' returns. (Hat Trick/Ray Burmiston)

The current affairs panel show is back for a new series and this opening episode is guest hosted by Stephen Mangan.

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are still the team captains, remaining unchanged since 1990, and here they're joined for the first show by Ross Noble and Ria Lina.

Susan Calman's Grand Day Out - Channel 5 - 9pm

Susan Calman Grand Day Out SE 2 EP 1. Presenter Susan Calman at the Cley Marshes
Susan Calman heads for the Norfolk Broads. (Channel 5)

Comedian Susan Calman returns for another travel series, this time exploring the Norfolk Broads.

Touring the area in her campervan, it's impossible not to be carried along by the infectious cheer of Calman as she tries out Norfolk delicacies and meets the locals.


Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One - 6.45pm

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'Strictly' highlight movie week is here. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Week three of live shows means one thing at Strictly - movie week.

Expect outlandish costumes, blockbuster routines and more props than the celebrities can possibly handle in tonight's episode.

Read more: Strictly's most memorable movie week moments ever

Highlights are set to include John Whaite on a Pirates of the Caribbean theme, Sara Davies dancing a Shrek-inspired Samba, and the return of Tom Fletcher after his COVID isolation.

Paris Police 1900 - BBC Four - 9pm

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A new French crime drama comes to BBC Four. (Tetra Media Fiction/Canal+/Remy Grandroques)

This new period drama about the French police follows a young inspector working on his first murder case while a commissioner comes out of retirement with the aim of shaking up the force.

Paris Police 1900 will also focus on the notorious Dreyfus Affair, a complex political scandal that divided the Third French Republic over its miscarriage of justice and antisemitism.


Angela Black - ITV - 9pm



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Joanne Froggatt stars as Angela Black. (ITV)

Joanne Froggatt stars in the title role as a woman who seems to have it all - but is in fact married to a dangerously violent, abusive man.

An encounter with a stranger outside a bar takes life in an unexpected direction for Angela in this twisty drama from the creators of The Missing and Liar.

Tom Parker: Inside My Head - Channel 4 - 9pm

Tom Parker: Inside My Head
Tom Parker opens up on his cancer battle. (Channel 4)

The Wanted star Tom Parker has recently been sharing the moving story of how he and his young family are learning to live with his stage four cancer diagnosis.

Channel 4's emotional documentary shows Parker undergoing treatment for his brain tumour while trying to organise a charity concert and reforming his band for a tour.

Ridley Road - BBC One - 9pm

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Tracy-Ann Oberman stars in 'Ridley Road'. (Red Productions/Ben Blackall)

Read more: The true story behind Ridley Road

BBC One's period drama about the 62 Group battling against antisemitism debuted to great acclaim last weekend.

In episode two, Vivien delves deeper into the underground world of fighting fascism with the stakes and risks growing ever higher.

Ridley Road stars Tracy-Ann Oberman and Eddie Marsan in the series based on true events.

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