Get ready for The Great British Bake Off to whisk you off into cosier Autumn evenings. Spice up your life with a look into how 5 women became a global phenomenon in Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain. Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham lead in heart-wrenching COVID drama, Help. Britian's favourite TV critics give their take on the best shows of the week in Gogglebox and a new series of Taskmaster begins.
The Great British Bake Off
Tuesdays at 8pm
The Great British Bake Off returns, as a brand new group of amateur bakers make their way into a brand-new bubble in the nation's most famous tent. Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas lead the latest batch of bakers through 30 brand-new challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain
Tuesdays at 9pm
Twenty five years since the release of their debut album Spice, this is the story of how five British women became a global phenomenon, reflecting and influencing a generation in the process. Using rarely seen archive footage, compelling interviews, and a vibrant soundtrack, the series charts the evolution of the Spice Girls over the past quarter of a century and explores the impact of 'girl power' around the world. The first episode looks at the group's formation in 1994, against the backdrop of 'ladette culture', the group's rise to stardom, and what 'girl power' meant for contemporary feminism. By 1997, the band reach new heights as the best-selling girl group of all time, with an extraordinary presence internationally.
Thursday 16th September
Moving drama from BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne and BAFTA-winning director Marc Munden, starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham. Set in a fictional Liverpool care home, Help tells the story of the relationship between a young care worker and a patient, whose lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020.
Fridays at 9pm
Britain's sharpest armchair critics return for a new series to share more of their insightful and passionate takes on the week's biggest and best shows.
Thursdays at 9pm
Taskmaster Greg Davies and his loyal lickspittle, Little Alex Horne, return to host the 12th series of the BAFTA-winning comedy game show. The five brave souls desperate to display Greg's regal golden head on their mantelpiece this time are: Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. This captivating quintet will attempt numerous seemingly pointless tasks that test their ingenuity, dexterity and calmness under extreme pressure.