The Weakest Link (S13)Weekdays at 12:00
Nine contestants come to the studio as strangers, but must work together to answer as many questions as they can in a minute and bank as much money as possible.
At the end of the round, each contestant votes for the fellow contestant they consider to be the weakest link in the chain.
Eight of them will leave with nothing, as round by round, they eliminate the person they think is the weakest link.
Fearsome host – Anne Robinson – always has the last word, and is in total control of the drama. If the contestants dare answer back or try to upstage her, she will put them firmly in their place!
MasterChef (S8)Mondays at 21:10
TV’s ultimate culinary competition is back, and judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are on the hunt for the eighth MasterChef champion.
24 ambitious amateurs compete in a series of knockout rounds where their skill, technique and creativity are put to the test. As they progress in the competition, the remaining contestants must also prove themselves in a professional kitchen, preparing food for paying customers under the watchful gaze of top chefs who have the highest standards.
Who will have the necessary skill, talent and commitment to carry off the coveted title?
Police Interceptors (S1)Tuesdays at 21:10
Follow a crack Essex Police unit dedicated to running dangerous criminals off of the road. Using the most powerful rally cars in the world marked up in police colours, the unit presents a truly formidable opponent to those who think they can run from the long arm of the law.
Highlights include a 140 mph car chase with a known heroin dealer resulting in five separate police cars being rammed, a BMW driver running across all four lanes of a busy duel carriageway in a desperate bid to escape and some nosey neighbours helping sniff out a burglars' hideaway.
James May's Things You Need To Know (S1)Wednesdays at 21:10
In this authoritative series, James May grapples questions we would all love to know the answers to, such as how big was the Big Bang, is there life on Mars and when will we be able to travel in time?
Covering the human body, the universe and the sky above, each episode reveals facts that are fascinating, surprising and sometimes downright bizarre, while archive footage, animation and motion graphics provide entertaining and informative viewing.
Secrets of Everything (S1)Wednesdays at 21:35
No query about life or the universe is too random or silly for science adventurer Greg Foot. So if you’ve ever wondered why the sky is blue, how to survive a lightning strike, or how many helium balloons it takes to lift a human, then this is the show for you.
Using simple demonstrations, hi-tech kit and extreme stunts to explore the weird science behind everything from belly flops to black holes, Greg turns non-scientists into eager enthusiasts and reveals just how mysterious and incredible our world really is.
Bad Education (S1)Thursdays at 22:00
A brand new comedy from Jack Whitehall, starring Mathew Horne, Michelle Gomez and Sarah Solemani.
Alfie Wickers (Whitehall) likes to think of himself as a maverick teacher, a charmer and cool dude who has a unique relationship with his pupils. In reality though, Alfie has joined Abbey Grove School straight from teacher training and is making it up as he goes along – relying on his misguided sense of cunning and his poorly developed ability to lie and cheat.
Alfie’s class of troubled teens both love and despise him in equal measure, and relations with his fellow teachers aren’t any easier.
This is school life as you've never seen it before...
- Sundays at 21:00
The irreverent BAFTA award-winning chat show host from the Emerald Isle returns with a new series of The Graham Norton Show.
Each episode is brim full of chat, comedy, celebrity gossip and general weirdness. And there’s just enough risqué material to make viewers cringe with delight. At the end of each episode, Graham introduces some of the best contemporary music acts to wrap things up and finish the show off with a bang.
- Sundays at 21:45
Stephen Fry and the world’s most impossible quiz is back for a brand new series of topics beginning with the letter J – from jargon, right through to jumpers and jobs.
Guests include QI regulars as Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig, along with such less-frequent panellists as David O'Doherty, Brian Cox, Jason Manford and Rhys Darby. And Alan Davies retains his place as the ever-present clown and butt of Stephen Fry’s wicked wit.