What To Watch On TV This Week

It's a little late going up this time around, but here's what you should be catching on the box for the rest of the week...
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It's a little late going up this time around, but here's what you should be catching on the box for the rest of the week...

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From the new series of Boardwalk Empire, to the weekend's Ryder Cup action, here's what to watch on TV this week (Wednesday 26th September – Sunday 30th September)

Live Capital One Cup (Sky Sports 2, 7:30pm)
It’s time for mid-week league cup action with coverage of all the matches available on Sky’s Soccer Special on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The pick of the third round fixtures is live on Sky as Manchester United host Newcastle United, both buoyed by victories on the weekend.

Room at the Top (BBC4, 9pm)
The first part of a new two-part BBC drama adaptation of John Braine’s novel. It focuses on an ambitious Yorkshireman who leaves his working-class background to find success in an affluent city in post-war Britain.

Thursday 27th September

Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3, 9pm)
The series is back and the Bristol-born funny man continues to cast his good eye on the week’s news from around the world offering his perspective on each of them.

Homefront (ITV, 9pm)
When it’s not football, its drama that dominates television schedules. From The Parade (BBC1, Tuesday 9pm) to Room at the Top, this week consists of the latter. The brand new series’ are rounded off by a powerful drama that focuses on four women each related to men serving in Afghanistan.

Question Time (BBC1, 10:45pm)
A new series of the immensely popular topical debate starts this week with David Dimbleby hosting from Brighton. From the public outburst of a bicycle-riding moron to the now viral Nick Clegg non-apology, expect intense opinion and discussion from the show’s assembled panel and live audience.

Friday 28th September

Live Ryder Cup Golf (Sky Sports 1, 12:30pm & 6:30pm)
Live coverage of the opening day of the 39th biennial golf competition between Europe and the USA from Medinah Country Club in Chicago. The first, fourballs session will start the event as each team look to get their first four points on the board.

Saturday 29th September

Live Football Special (Sky Sports 1, 12pm)
Arsenal v Chelsea - a fixture that would typically be Super Sunday material is in actual fact played on Saturday afternoon. After poor performances, but decent results last weekend, both sides hope to improve and continue their surge for the title.

Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic, 9pm)
After the devastating, but powerful finale to the previous season the Prohibition-era, period drama returns for its third season. From its breathtaking narrative to incredible performances there aren’t many better shows available. If you aren’t watching this show, you must.

Sunday 30th September
Live Ford Super Sunday (Sky Sports 2, 1pm & 3:3pm)
Not you’re typical Super Sunday, but it’s football nonetheless. The first game is from the Championship as Nottingham Forest host Derby County and this is followed by a midlands derby. Even though the Baggies secured bragging rights in this fixture last season and have made an impressive start this term, my money’s on Lambert’s Villa who will eventually turn their poor form around.

Live Ryder Cup Golf (Sky Sports 1, 4pm)
With the team sessions out of the way, attention falls on the singles sessions on the final day of the incredibly entertaining event. Can the USA win on home turf or will Europe retain the title that they won magnificently in 2010 at Celtic Manor?

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