Brand new US drama from executive producer George Clooney - Catch 22 - hits our screens, follow hardened booze hound DI Rabbit in Year of the Rabbit, The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes opens its doors staffed by people suffering with Dementia and the third season of The Handmaids Tale continues.
Thursdays at 9pm
Catch-22, a brand-new US drama based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel of the same name and is executive produced by Academy Award winner George Clooney. It’s the story of incomparable artful dodger, Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy, however, but rather his own side, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his dangerous assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule that specifies a concern for one's own safety in the face of immediate danger is the process of a rational mind. A man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from active duty is evidence of sanity, which immediately makes him ineligible. In the first episode, young American flyers arrive in war and discover that military bureaucracy is deadlier than the enemy. Executive produced by Academy Award winner George Clooney, and featuring an all-star cast including Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Giancarlo Giannini and Tessa Ferrer.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Sundays at 9pm
Blessed be the fruit. Season three of award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale has begun – and it answers many of the question’s fans have been asking. With the tagline ‘Witness the birth of a revolution’, June (Elisabeth Moss) is heading back into Gilead to help the resistance movement, as she tries to save her daughter Hannah from growing up in the sadistic authoritarian state…
Year of the Rabbit
Mondays at 10pm
Bafta-winner Matt Berry stars in this six-part comedy drama set in the dark heart of Victorian London. Year of the Rabbit follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Berry), a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all. Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune moments. So, Rabbit's boss, Chief Inspector Wisbech (Alun Armstrong), forces him to get a partner - young, fresh-faced and clueless Sergeant Strauss (Freddie Fox). In the East End, crime is relentless, so when they're tasked with solving the murder of another young women, it doesn't seem that unusual. That is, until they notice a second bullet hole and a mysterious symbol on her make-up compact, which leads them into a labyrinthine quest for a killer, while rubbing shoulders with crooked politicians. Along the way, they team up with Mabel (Susan Wokoma), the daughter of the Chief of Police, who has ambitions to become the first female police officer.
The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes
Wednesdays at 8pm
In this ground-breaking new series, the UK's first ever restaurant staffed by people living with dementia is about to open its doors. In a daring experiment, 14 volunteers all living with some form of dementia are about to make viewers think again. If diagnosed with this terminal disease while still of working age, four out of five people lose their jobs, their independence, and sometimes their homes. But does it have to be like this? Can this experiment help the volunteers rediscover the people they used to be? This poignant, surprising - sometimes funny - feel good series follows the journey of the contributors as they are put to work in the restaurant. Twenty-three-year-old Jordan is the only one of the 14 volunteers still working. He has tested positive for Pick's disease and expects to die young. After a remarkable career as a gynaecologist and obstetrician, Avril can no longer remember how old she is; and Jacqui, a legal representative, had to give up work when dementia damaged her memory and stole her eyesight. Under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton, can Avril and Jacqui survive in a high-pressure restaurant and can this daring new show open the eyes of policymakers and employers in its quest to destigmatise dementia?