Alesha’s Street Dance Stars CBBC, Monday 5pm
A new dance competition, hosted by Alesha Dixon, which aims to find the best street dance crew comprised of kids aged 10-16.
EastEnders BBC1, Monday 8pm
Every so often, some Walford residents demonstrate that they do, eventually leave the confines of the E20 postcode (mostly so they can be double-banked with recording on the show’s regular Elstsree lot). This week’s sojourn isn’t quite Den-and-Angie-in-Venice, but nor is it Tony-and-friends-in-Brighton. Instead, it’s a trip to Southend, where Whitney is still under Rob’s nefarious influence — and Dot is looking for her estranged sister Rose (Polly Perkins), of whom we only recently heard anything at all.
Random Channel 4, Tuesday 10pm
Originally a one-woman play at the Royal Court in 2008 and then revived to launch the theatre’s Theatre Local initiative, playwright Debbie Tucker Green adapts her piece about one London family’s story as they are devastated by one random event. Nadine Marshall, the star of the Royal Court version, originally played all four family members in a series of monologues. Here, she plays the sister, with other family members played by Daniel Kaluuya, Jay Byrd and Louis Mahoney — but at points she also plays all four, sitting alone on an empty stage. It’s an interesting approach to adaptation, and one that pays off.
Mount Pleasant Sky1, Wednesday 9pm
Sky1 continues to expand its comedy portfolio with this comedy drama series starring Sally Lindsey and Daniel Ryan as Lisa and Dan, a middle-class Manchester couple who live in a well-to-do cul de sac — and all too close to Lisa’s parents.
Torchwood: Miracle Day BBC1, Thursday 9pm
Ensemble dramas are often best when pitting friends against one another. And here, Gwen (Eve Myles) has to kidnap Jack (John Barrowman) and hand him over if she wants to see her family again. It’s a sorely needed shot in the arm for a series which has so far failed to live up to the promise of its first episode. As the icing on the cake, we also get a flashback to 1920s Manhattan, with the then-immortal Jack meeting someone who may turn out to be important to the whole “miracle” scenario…