Five must-see TV highlights for the week ahead

Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall

He's back! The nation's favourite stand-up returns for a third series of Michael McIntyre's Big Show on Saturday evening. Before that the BBC welcomes back another fan favourite as period crime thriller Peaky Blinders returns for a fourth series. Find out what else is on below...

1. The Secret Life Of The Zoo - Wednesday at 8pm on Channel 4

Last week C4's hidden cameras peered into the world of kids aged four and five, this week they're bringing us adorable action from the world of animals. Special filming techniques take you inside the private lives of Chester Zoo's 15,000 residents like never before.

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2. Peaky Blinders - Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One

Tommy Shelby and his crew are back, this time we meet them in the year 1925 and Tommy has gained unprecedented legitimacy. The former gangster is now focused solely on business, but when he receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger of annihilation.

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3. Serial Killer with Piers Morgan - Thursday at 9pm on ITV1

Following his series Killer Women, Piers is back in prison to talk to convicted killer Mark Riebe, who has confessed to the abduction and murder of 13 young women. The disturbing interview sees Piers probe Riebe about what made him taunt the families of his victims and the police for nearly 20 years with his game of cat and mouse.

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4. Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Saturday at 8:10pm on BBC One

Michael McIntyre returns with his BAFTA award-winning variety show featuring stand-up, star interviews and songs from music's biggest stars. What more could you want when it's cold and dark outside on a Saturday evening?

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5. War for Planet of the Apes (Cert 12A) on the TalkTalk TV Store

War for Planet of the Apes

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