'Peaky Blinders', 'Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek', 'Married At First Sight Australia': What to watch on TV this week, 21 - 27 February

What to watch on TV this week. (ITV/BBC/Channel 4)
What to watch on TV this week. (ITV/BBC/Channel 4)

Peaky Blinders fans have waited a long time for series six, but this Sunday BBC One finally gives us the chance to see the gangland period drama's last instalment.

It goes head to head with the last in the series of Trigger Point on ITV where Vicky McClure's bomb disposal EXPO unravels the mystery of who's behind the explosions.

Read more: The Bay confirmed to return for series four

Documentary highlights this week include Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek on ITV on Tuesday, BBC Two's We Are Black and British on Wednesday and Thursday, and Channel 4's Moors Murders on Monday.

E4 has a strong week lined up for entertainment, with the return of Married At First Sight Australia and the launch of The Real Dirty Dancing on Monday, and a second series of Teen First Dates begins on Wednesday.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 21 - 27 February


Married At First Sight Australia - E4 - 7.30pm

Romance is in the air for a ninth series. (Channel 4)
Romance is in the air for a ninth series. (Channel 4)

The dating TV juggernaut is back with a ninth series that debuts over here just weeks after it launched in Australia - leaving much less room for spoilers.

Singles meet for the first time at their own weddings, but will they make a go of it or will their marriage end in heartbreak?

Read more: The most dramatic MAFS dinner parties

Moors Murders - Channel 4 - 9pm

Criminologist Prof. David Wilson looks at the murderers' letters. (Channel 4)
Criminologist Prof. David Wilson looks at the murderers' letters. (Channel 4)

The moors murders always make for a chilling subject and there may be some viewers who find this new documentary a little too much.

It examines never-before-seen letters between Ian Brady and Myra Hindley while they were in prison, and includes interviews with those who knew them.

The Real Dirty Dancing - E4 - 9pm

Celebrities recreate a movie classic. (Channel 4)
Celebrities recreate a movie classic. (Channel 4)

Ever dreamed of taking on Baby and Johnny's infamous lift? So have these celebs, who'll compete to make it to the final of the show where they get to perform the movie's iconic last dance.

Hosted by Keith Lemon, it sees famous contestants including Anthea Turner, Lee Ryan and Arg move to a replica of the Dirty Dancing holiday camp to learn to dance like the pros.

The Walking Dead - Disney+

The final season of 'The Walking Dead' returns to Disney+ via Star in February. (Disney/AMC)
The final season of 'The Walking Dead' returns to Disney+ via Star in February. (Disney/AMC)

Subscribers to the streaming service get to see the second half of the show's final season from today.

Obviously, there'll be bloodshed and gore galore, but maybe at least some of the long-running characters will be offered a glimmer of hope for the future.

Read more: Everything new streaming on Disney+ this February


Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek - ITV - 9pm

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Thursday 24th February 2022 on ITV 

Pictured: Derek Draper lying in bed at his London home  

In 2020 Kate Garraway and her family wanted nothing more than to get her husband Derek back home. Little did she know what the reality of this meant. Caring for Derek is the follow up to the award-winning ITV film Finding Derek, shown in Spring 2021, which charted how Derek Draper's family coped while he was critically ill in hospital with Covid-19. 
This time weÕre with Kate and the family from the first moments Derek arrives home in April, and in the build-up to Christmas 2021 - a period of considerable upheaval and uncertainty. Caring for Derek is honest, unflinching and doesnÕt sugar coat the reality of being a carer as we see Kate tell the camera ÔWe have to make this real as this is the reality of life for people who are caring, and itÕs not prettyÕ
We follow Kate as she navigates the myriad challenges of the social care system and its complexities that seem to be built in. This comes at a time when the debate about social care is at its loudest, and this film quietly shows the reality of what day to day life is like becoming a carer. 
Whereas Finding Derek reflected DerekÕs absence from the family home, this new film captures his return and how that has restored some hope for Kate and her children without shying away from what the challenges of the new normal might be and the impact it has on everyone involved. 
Mirroring the lives of carers across the country, we also see Kate getting support from family and friends including DerekÕs sister, Di, who helps her with some of the day-to-day duties and believes ÔyouÕve just got to celebrate the good daysÓ. And she catches up with old friends Bobby and Julie, whose situation has parallels with her own, to find out how theyÕre coping, sharing the hardship of no longer being just a wife but also a carer
Above all, this film follows Kate as she embarks on a new chapter in her marriage and family life, attempting to find a new way of living and a new way of loving, like millions of families across the country in the very same boat. 
Every year, countless Britons undergo the kind of seismic shift in circumstances that Kate and her family are dealing with Ð a life-changing injury or illness striking one person that has repercussions for every member of the family.  But the often more complicated tales of what happened next and the painstaking road to recovery remain largely untold. Until now. 

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Kate Garraway shows Derek's recovery at home. (ITV)

Following on from Kate Garraway's award-winning documentary about her husband Derek Draper spending a year in hospital recovering from COVID, the cameras are back to chart his return home.

Draper was finally sent home last spring and this second documentary charts his hugely emotional welcome back by his family, who then had to adjust to the harsh realities of round-the-clock care and uncertainty about his future.

This Is Going To Hurt - BBC One - 9pm

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The medical memoir stars Ben Whishaw. (Sister/Ludovic Robert)

It's an adaptation that has divided opinion with accusations of misogyny in labour care, but you can't deny that Adam Kay's memoir-brought-to-screen is an eye-opening look at the huge pressures junior doctors face.

Viewers looking for a more up-to-date view of the NHS should turn to Channel 4, airing a hospital-themed night with Geordie Hospital, 24 Hours in A&E, and 999: On the Front Line.

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We Are Black and British - BBC Two - 9pm

The group share their experiences. (Cardiff Productions/Dave Warren)
The group share their experiences. (Cardiff Productions/Dave Warren)

The first of a two-parter that continues tomorrow night sees six people from different backgrounds meet to discuss their experiences of being Black and British.

Issues range from treatment at school to stop and search and coming out as a gay Black man.

Teen First Dates - E4 - 9pm

Fred Sirieix is the maître d' of the 'First Dates' restuarant (Credit: Channel 4)
Fred Sirieix welcomes teen daters to the restuarant. (Channel 4)

Anyone who can remember the awkwardness of first dates as a teen may wonder why on earth someone would choose to immortalise that on TV.

However, the teen spin-off of First Dates returns for a second series tonight as young singles take their first steps in looking for love.


The Apprentice - BBC One - 9pm

Lord Sugar's candidates head for Silverstone. (BBC)
Lord Sugar's candidates head for Silverstone. (BBC)

Candidates might be hoping to have an Aston Martin of their very own if they're successful on the show, but in the meantime they must organise a corporate away day driving experience in the luxury cars at Silverstone.

Read more: All the Apprentice winners so far

However, the wheels almost come off one team at the beginning of the task as their style grates on the client, while the other team are in danger of having to offer a refund for a disappointing experience - none of which sounds like things that would please Lord Sugar.


The Graham Norton Show - BBC One - 10.35pm

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Graham Norton welcomes more celebrity friends. (So Television/Christopher Baines)

The chat show host is joined by an old friend tonight as RuPaul is amongst the guests - Norton has appeared as a guest judge on Drag Race UK.

He'll also catch up with Benedict Cumberbatch, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and welcomes a performance from Regard x Years & Years.


Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - ITV - 7pm

Ant and Dec have more prizes and pranks on the way. (ITV)
Ant and Dec have more prizes and pranks on the way. (ITV)

The lads continue their fan favourite entertainment show, this time joined by Queen singer and Starstruck judge Adam Lambert.

In their End of the Show Show, the cast of Mary Poppins the Musical take to the stage with hits from their West End spectacular.


Peaky Blinders - BBC One - 9pm

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Cillian Murphy returns as Tommy Shelby. (Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky)

The hugely anticipated sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders finally gets its debut tonight after pandemic-related delays.

Of course, fans will have plenty of loose ends they'd like to see tied up for the Shelbys, but it's sure to be an emotional ride after key cast member Helen McCrory, who played Aunt Polly, passed away last year.

Trigger Point - ITV - 9pm


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Will Lana finally get some answers? (ITV)

Set your mood to uncomfortably tense as the Vicky McClure bomb disposal thriller reaches its climactic final episode.

Of course, last Sunday appeared to show fellow EXPO John confirmed as a bomber, as suspected by Lana (McClure) - but somehow, we get the impression that the twists and turns are far from over yet.

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