Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ones to Watch on the Box This Week

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ones to Watch on the Box This Week

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THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW (Tonight, ITV, 9.20pm) THIS was Madonna's first TV interview since that now infamous fall from grace on the Brits.

No doubt Jonathan Ross will have a few questions about the incident in this special show, but he won't be spending the whole hour delivering a public information film about the dangers of fastening your Armani cape too tight.

Jonathan last interviewed the Queen of Pop 12 years ago, so no doubt he's got plenty to ask her about her extraordinary career. She'll also find time to talk about her family life, relationships and her forthcoming world tour, as well as performing two tracks from her new album, Rebel Heart.

Just be careful going up any stairs, Madge.

Poldark DARK D (Tomorrow, BBC1, 9pm) AIDAN Turner may be the human star of this series, but Cornwall is looking pretty spectacular too - no doubt fans of the series will be inspired to head therein the coming months, boosting the county's coffers no end.

THIS WEEK Ross accompanies Verity to a ball at the local Assembly Rooms, where she'swept off her feet by the dashing Captain Andrew Blamey. But he's hiding a dark secret.

GOTHAM (Monday, Channel 5, 9pm) OKAY, AY, A we'll be the first to admit that when we heard Ben McKenzie, aka Ryan from The OC, would be playing Jim Gordon in this latest DC Comics Batman reboot, weren't entirely convinced.

The first half of the series, though, has us eating our words: the prequel angle works a lot better than we were expecting.

As the show returns from a mid-season break with a double bill, the idealistic rookie detective has been reassigned to guard duty at the notorious Arkham Asylum, where he ends up enlisting the help of Dr Leslie Thompkins as he investigates a series of attacks on inmates.

BACK IN TIME FOR DINNER (Tuesday, BBC2, 8pm) IN this brilliant idea for a reality series, a family embarks on a timetravelling adventure to discover how a post-war revolution in the food we eat has transformed the way we live.

Their experience will date back to 1950, as a couple and their two children say goodbye to open-plan living, and get used a formal dining room and a tiny kitchen with the most basic of facilities. …

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