The Secret Of Crickley Hall, BBC1 – Sunday, 9pm
From a James Herbert novel, The Secret of Crickley Hall is a three part ‘haunted house event drama’ from the BBC. It stars Suranne Jones and Tom Ellis as a married couple who recently lost (literally) their son, who move into Crickley Hall with their two daughters, and spooky stuff happens.
Haunted house stories are nothing new, so it remains to be seen if this will be a success or not, but it seems worth checking out.
From Lords To The Ring, Sky1 – Thursday, 9pm
Andrew Flintoff was a top class cricketer who had his career cut short by a series of injuries. Since then, he’s reinvented himself as a TV personality, appearing as a captain on A League Of Their Own, Sky’s sports quiz show, and now in this, a documentary that sees him attempting to become a boxer.
I’m not sure whether this will be entertaining or not, but if you don’t like Flintoff, at least you’ll get to see him punched repeatedly in the face.
Bring Me Morecambe & Wise, Gold – Wednesday, 9pm
Eric and Ernie are two genuine heroes of comedy, establishing themselves as stars on the BBC in the 70’s, and having a lasting impact on British comedy (most notably in the comic stylings of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer). This five part documentary explores their work with the help of famous faces such as Stephen Mangan and Hugh Dennis and is narrated by Victoria Wood.
Supersized Earth, BBC1 – Wednesday, 8pm
This three part documentary explores the way in which humans have changed the planet with engineering and how it accommodates the millions and millions of people who fill cities around the world. I’m not sure if it can make engineering sexy and interesting, but some of the views will be spectacular.
Freeview Film Of The Week:
Chinatown(1974), Film4 – Wednesday, 9pm
Chinatown is one of the great 70s films, directed by Roman Polanski, written by Robert Towne, and starring Jack Nicholson, John Huston and Faye Dunaway. Private investigator Jack Gittes (Nicholson) gets mixed up in something he shouldn’t in late 30’s Los Angeles. Towne’s script is regarded as one of the all-time greats, and this is a truly brilliant film. A must watch.