The Adventures of Daniel BBC3, Monday 9.30pm
A pilot for a new comedy based around the teenage life of 19-year-old Daniel Sloss, played by, um, 19-year-old Daniel Sloss. What is it with sitcom writers and the inability to create names for their characters (see also Grandma’s House below)? Written by Tim Allsop and Stewart Williams, who created Channel 4’s Plus One, with additional material from Sloss, it includes the teenager giving a great stand-up set before transferring to a more conventional sitcom setup. So expect the word Seinfeld to crop up in the reviews…
Grandma’s House BBC2, Monday 10pm
Simon Amstall still can’t act, but he certainly has an ear for great dialogue and creates great characters for the rest of his onscreen family. This week, Simon has the hots for a serious actor, Ben Theadore (Iwan Rheon, Misfits and the recent stage production of Spring Awakening). Who just happens to pop round to pick up his old drama teacher (Pam Ferris), who is a friend of the family. Cue hijinks and excruciating embarrassment for Simon. Well, we’ve all been there…
Big Brother Channel 4, Tuesday 8pm
While I’ll miss The Bill, I’m not sure I’ll say the same of BB, which has its final “proper” final tonight. The series will limp on for a further two weeks, though, with this year’s winner joined by a motley crew of former housemates.
The Bill ITV1, Tuesday 9pm
And so, the end is near — the final two-part story in the life of Sun Hill starts with the death of a 14-year-old boy.
CSI Trilogy Channel Five, Tuesday from 9pm
The original Las Vegas-set CSI is joined by its New York and Miami spin-offs in a three part crossover, two parts of which are repeats.
Jedward: Let Loose ITV2, Tuesday 9pm
Here’s hoping the hounds are let loose after them…
The Michael Ball Show ITV1, Wednesday 3pm
Today’s guest is Cameron Mackintosh.
Mistresses BBC1, Thursday 9pm
And so, as we catch up with the stand-off between the old friends that we glimpsed at the start of this final series, we wave goodbye to the women for whom love means never having to learn from one’s mistakes. It hasn’t been anywhere near as good as previous series, but I’ll be watching if only to ensure that my least favourite character is absolutely, irrevocably dead after last week’s climax…