Doctor Who BBC1, Saturday 6pm
With Steven Moffat’s hand on the tiller and future episodes including one written by acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman, this season promises to take the Doctor into darker territory than usual, while still retaining the family friendly aura that is so important. Breaking with tradition, the series opens with a two part story, which sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory travel to 1960s America for another reunion with the mysterious River Song. Doctor Who Confidential starts at 7pm on BBC3, but in the intervening 15 minutes there’s a last minute change to the schedule…
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen CBBC, Saturday 6.45pm
Following the terribly sad passing of Elisabeth Sladen earlier this week, the CBBC channel, home to The Sarah Jane Adventures, pays tribute to and celebrates the life of this beloved actress.
So You Think You Can Dance BBC1, Saturday 6.45pm
Finally we get to start voting for dancers! Which reminds me, I must write up last week’s showcase special…
Coronation Street ITV1, Sunday 7.30pm
It’s all about the gays in Corrie this weekend. Sean Tully travels down to London to take out his son, Dylan, and meets up with his ex Marcus (Charlie Condou) — while back on the cobbles, Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) returns to visit mum Eileen with his new man in tow.
United BBC2, Sunday 9pm
A haunting drama about the 1958 Munich air crash which killed eight young members of Manchester United’s football team (‘the “Busby babes”). David Tennant stars as coach Jimmy Murphy, Skins alumnus Jack O’Connell plays Bobby Charlton and Dougray Scott plays Matt Busby.
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher ITV1, Monday 9pm
A feature-length adaptation of Kate Summersale’s novel, starring Paddy Considine as the eponymous Scotland Yard detective who is called in to investigate the murder of a three-year-old boy in a respectable Wiltshire family home.
Glee E4, Monday 9pm
It’s Regionals, and New Directions are determined to win by singing original songs rather than American soft rock standards. Cue some hilarious snippets of songwriting attempts — including the unbelievably catchy Trouty Mouth, about the oversized lips of Chord Overstreet’s Sam…