What to watch on TV: The 7 best shows this week, from 'Inside Man' to 'Make Me Prime Minister'

Inside Man and Make Me Prime Minister feature in this week's schedules. (BBC/Channel 4)
Inside Man and Make Me Prime Minister feature in this week's schedules. (BBC/Channel 4)

The TV schedules are back on track, autumn viewing has landed and the week is packed with must-see dramas, documentaries and entertainment shows.

Star-studded Steven Moffat drama Inside Man launches on BBC One, which will also air the first Strictly Come Dancing results show this weekend where one unlucky celebrity will make an untimely exit from the ballroom.

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Channel 4 gives us Alastair Campbell putting would-be politicians through their paces in Make Me Prime Minister.

And ITV welcomes back DNA Journey with more family tree revelations from famous guests.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 26 September to 2 October, 2022

Inside Man - BBC One - Monday, 9pm

David Tennant stars in Inside Man. (BBC)
David Tennant stars in Inside Man. (BBC)

Steven Moffat launches a major new thriller this week with a star cast including Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Lydia West and Dolly Wells.

It weaves together the stories of a prisoner on death row in the US, a vicar in a quiet English town and a maths teacher trapped inside a cellar as they cross paths in the most unexpected way.

The four-part series continues on Tuesday night, then returns next week.

Industry - BBC iPlayer - Tuesday

Myha'la Herrold and Ken Leung face off in the chaotic office. (Bad Wolf/HBO)
Myha'la Herrold and Ken Leung face off in Industry. (Bad Wolf/HBO)

The international finance drama returns for season two, where the worlds of Pierpoint in London and New York will collide when a US hedge fund manager is moved to the UK office.

As the series focuses on the huge pressure new recruits to the industry are put under, expect some fresh faces joining the cast this time.

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Exploring gender, race, class and privilege in the workplace, it gives an uncomfortable glimpse into what it takes to make a successful career in the cut-throat world of finance.

The Great British Bake Off - Channel 4 - Tuesday, 8pm

(L to R (back) Noel, Matt (front, Paul, Prue)
The team are looking for a new baking star. (Channel 4)

Bake Off starts to get much more interesting a few weeks in when the group is a bit smaller, the bakers have gained in confidence and the viewers have found their favourites.

It's bread week, a favourite with many a fan of the show and notoriously tricky for the contestants - not least, because bread guru Paul Hollywood becomes King of the Tent and lets nothing pass under the radar.

Make Me Prime Minister - Channel 4 - Tuesday, 9.15pm

Make Me Prime Minster's candidates give their best speeches. (Channel 4)
Make Me Prime Minster's candidates give their best speeches. (Channel 4)

If The Apprentice was looking for future politicians instead of entrepreneurs, it would look very much like Make Me Prime Minister.

Alastair Campbell and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi judge a series of challenges designed to get contestants to prove their political nous - and in the process, show the more ridiculous parts of themselves.

Whichever of the 12 candidates wins over politicians, journalists and public will be crowned with the loosely-defined title of "Channel 4’s Alternative Prime Minister".

Nine Perfect Strangers - Channel 4 - Wednesday, 10pm

Nine Perfect Strangers launches on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 20 August with new episodes launching weekly.
Nine Perfect Strangers features Nicole Kidman playing a mysterious guru. (Amazon Prime Video)

Love a glossy Nicole Kidman TV drama? This one ticks all the boxes for escapist viewing.

Adapted from a novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty (which Kidman also starred in when it hit TV), the series follows nine wealthy but stressed-out strangers who head to a Californian wellness retreat for some R&R.

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However, they're met by something infinitely stranger and creepier when they are challenged to go along with retreat guru Masha's (Kidman) alternative ways.

DNA Journey - ITV - Thursday, 9pm

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan explore their family trees. (ITV)
Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan explore their family trees. (ITV)

ITV's answer to Who Do You Think You Are? returns for the second half of its 2022 series.

Celeb best mates pair up for their genealogy search in this show and Thursday's episode features comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett.

Next week's series concluder promises to be an emotional one as daytime TV stars Kate Garraway and Alison Hammond team up.

Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One - Saturday, 6.30pm and Sunday, 7.15pm

Graziano Di Prima & Kym Marsh on the Strictly live show. (BBC)
Graziano Di Prima and Kym Marsh will dance again this weekend. (BBC)

Strictly was back with a bang last weekend, but this is the week the contest really gets underway as the first celebrity is booted from the ballroom.

On Saturday, the live show will let contestants dance for a second time with their scores added to the week one points total, before the first dance off - and eviction - takes place on Sunday.

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