Five must-see TV highlights for the week ahead

Recommendations for 23 October - 29 October 2017

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Sir David Attenborough

Wildlife fans are in for a treat this week! Sir David Attenborough and his team of intrepid wildlife camera operators return with the stunning sequel to Blue Planet. Before this, Chris Packham and co are back for this year's series of Autumn Watch. Get ready for some spectacular sights and naughty puns!

1. Autumn Watch - Monday at 8pm on BBC2

This year the Spring Watch team have remained at the Sherborne Park Estate in the Cotswolds to bring us Autumn Watch. The idea is to show how the animal families we met in spring have fared through the seasons. If only we could have an update on the horse-head squirrel feeder above!

2. My Week As A Muslim - Monday at 9pm on Channel 4

This controversial programme sees a white woman's looks transformed with heavy make-up, prosthetics and a head scarf so that she can experience life as a Muslim in the UK. However, the social experiment takes a gut-wrenching turn when the Manchester Arena bombing occurs in the same week as filming. Some critics have called it "the most offensive show of the year" while a leading interfaith campaigner has said its premise "reinforces differences" between communities.

3. Bear's Mission with Anthony Joshua - Friday at 9pm on ITV

Mr Grylls has one tough customer with him this week. The world and Olympic heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua is well outside his comfort zone here, though. See how the London lad gets on camping in the wild.

4. Blue Planet II - Sunday at 8pm on BBC1

Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the 'tragic sights' he witnessed filming this series, with humans' impact on the oceans becoming all the more apparent. However, amid these stark warnings about bleached coral reefs and plastic pollution there is still time for plenty of stunning cinematography depicting incredible natural sights. This is truly must-see television.

5. Despicable Me 3 on the TalkTalk TV Store

Minions

On-demand viewers can now download and keep the latest in this hilarious family franchise through their TalkTalk TV boxes or online via the TalkTalk TV Store. Watch out for Gru and those naught little Minions!

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