Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Monday 9pm Watch
The sole similarity we can spot between a cheetah and a flea is that whatever prey a cheetah is chasing is fleeing, which is why we’re not the world’s most renowned natural historian. Nature is more connected than we might imagine and this series draws together two disparate creatures to analyse how they share attributes, starting with a cat which is claimed can leg it at up to 70 mph and an insect which, if human sized, is said to be able to jump over St Paul’s. Which seems like a daft thing to do.
You can watch our interview with Sir David, where he discusses the workings of a flea circus, at londonlive.co.uk.
Fried Chicken Shop
By the time many customers at south London chicken shop Roosters Spot balance against the counter they’re making their way home on a prayer, their purchase of a chicken wing to accompany the prayer perhaps enough to see them back to their door, or the hedge in front of it at the very least. It’s a romantic destination, too, where sometimes love even blossoms over a crispy leg…
Broadchurch, Monday 9pm ITV
There we were, feeling all bad for Claire Ripley (Eve Myles), and now we don’t what know what to believe anymore – is she having an affair with Hardy (David Tennant)? Did she have an affair with her next door neighbour and father of the two murdered girls? Is there anyone she may or may not have had an affair with involved with either case?
Eve Myles told us how she reacted when she was approached to play Claire in the new series - it involves propelling a baby - and her story can be watched at londonlive.co.uk.
Inside The Commons, Tuesday 9pm BBC2
‘Underground, overground, Honourabling free, the Honourables of the Houses of Commons are we,’ sing the MPs before every Prime Ministers Questions, one of the obscure traditions unveiled in this four part series which lurks around the 110 staircases within the Palace of Westminster. The access given to the crew is impressive, with David Cameron and Ed Miliband both revealing their warm up routine for PMQs. What’s evident is that neither of those chaps are the most important or interesting people there – the real star is tealady Gladys, who’ll poll very well after this.
Goodbye, Charlie Bright, Thursday London Live 9pm
A point that many of us reach in our teenage years is deciding whether to cross an angry Phil Daniels and become entangled in a downward spiral of crime and revenge, or walk away, resisting the urge to whistle Parklife, and start life afresh elsewhere. That’s the choice Charlie (Paul Nicholls) faces in this drama directed by Nick Love, which forms part of the Danny Dyer season, as he and his pals are at the last piece of solid ground before a slide into a life of petty and major crime.