Missing BBC1, Monday-Friday 2.15pm
A repeat of the second series of the BBC’s series set in a missing persons unit led by Pauline Quirke. The 2.15pm slot has played host to some wonderful dramas, including Moving On and The Indian Doctor, recently: if, like me, you’re working when these shows air, then a trip to the BBC iPlayer should be a must.
Accused BBC1, Monday 9pm
Jimmy McGovern’s series of self-contained morality tales, told from the perspective of individuals up before the courts, continues with a powerful tale starring Juliet Stevenson and Peter Capaldi.
Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights Channel 4, Tuesday 10pm
The Morgana Show Channel 4, Tuesday 10.35pm
In his first solo series since leaving Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle combines his outrageous stand-up routines with a series of pre-recorded sketches. In a canny move, Channel 4 have scheduled a newcomer’s show directly after. Morgana Robinson has previously been seen (albeit by the, ooh, dozens who watched it) on the channel’s TNT, where her socially awkward teenager Gilbert was one of the least funny characters. However, some of her other characters seem better, and her impression of Fearne Cotton is annoyingly accurate.
My Boyfriend the War Hero BBC3, Thursday 9pm
16-year-old Vicky Swales’s squaddie fiancé, Craig, was on patrol in Helmand when he was caught in an explosion, in which he lost both legs and his left hand. This moving documentary follows Vicky and Craig as he returns home and she takes on the duties of being his full-time carer. As BBC3’s outgoing controller Danny Cohen takes over BBC1, documentaries like this are a welcome antidote to all those who claim that programmes like Hotter Than My Mother bode ill for the future of the Corporation’s principal channel.