THE best TV shows and documentaries to watch this week, including new sitcom The Kennedys and the last-ever episode of CSI
Cider With Rosie
Tomorrow, BBC1, 8:30pm
The last of the short season of 20th century classics draws to a close with the school syllabus staple by Laurie Lee. An evocative coming-of-age memoir set in the Cotswolds in the years shortly after the First World War, newcomer Archie Cox plays adolescent Lol, who learns about love, loss and family upheaval. Samantha Morton plays his mother Annie, while Ruby Ashbourne Serkis (daughter of Andy Serkis) plays Rosie, the girl with the flagon of cider under the haywagon and the “burning cheeks. Never to be forgotten, or ever tasted again”.
Friday, BBC1, 9:30pm
It’s back to the 1970s for this new six-part sitcom, written by Emma Kennedy, about a family who move onto a new estate in Stevenage and set about organising their neighbours’ social lives. Starring Katherine Parkinson and Dan Skinner as Brenda and Tony.
The Gadget Show
Monday, Channel 5, 7pm
The consumer programme with a sense of humour examines the merits of curved 4K TVs and real life hoverboards. With Jon Bentley and Amy Williams, inset.
CSI: The Last Ever Episode
Tuesday, Channel 5, 10pm
It’s the final case for the long-running series that was the first to put forensics at the heart of TV crime. Spawning a host of imitators and three spin-offs since it started in 2000, the feature length finalé sees lots of the old gang – including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger – reunited to try and find a casino bomber.
Welcome to the Mosque
Wednesday, BBC2, 8pm
Filmmaker Robb Leech, whose stepbrother converted to an extreme form of Islam and was convicted on terrorism charges, was given unprecedented access to East London Mosque, one of the largest in Europe, to better understand the faith. As well as showing the daily rituals, Leech captures the media frenzy surrounding the London schoolgirls who ran away to join Isis in Syria and the frantic efforts made to find them.