TV Guide 18.09.23
TV Guide 18.09.23

TV Guide 18.09.23


Married at First Sight UK S8, 9pm, E4

Another batch of hopeful singletons begin the experiment to meet their match at the altar. Experts Mel Schilling, Paul C Brunson and Charlene Douglas pair up eight couples using their science-based matchmaking tools. In the opening episode, the new brides and grooms come together at the stag and hen parties to celebrate their last night of freedom – and to see what they all make of each other.

Sex: A Bonkers History, 9pm, Sky History

Actor and presenter Amanda Holden teams up with historian Dan Jones to explore how sexual behaviour throughout the ages has shaped civilizations. The series uses archive footage and drama reconstruction – with Amanda and Dan taking part – to shed light on history’s best sex stories. Along the way, they will meet experts in the history of sex, including historian Dr Kate Lister, international teacher of dominance studies Anne O Nomis, and the late executive chair of Ann Summers, Jacqueline Gold, in her very last TV interview.

Juice, 10pm, BBC Three

This new sitcom is written by and stars Mawaan Rizwan, following the misadventures of an attention-seeking young man whose imagination runs away with him. In an attempt to impress his boss, Jamma sneakily uses his brother for market research at work, but his plan backfires.


The Truth About the ‘Skinny’ Jab, 8pm, Channel 4

Anna Richardson investigates the modern weight-loss drugs that dominate the news and have created a social media storm. She speaks to experts and those who have used ‘skinny jabs’ to find out what makes the drugs so effective and what the common side effects are. Plus, she investigates off-label use and the illegal black market selling dangerous counterfeit versions of the drugs.


The Super Models, Apple TV

The Super Models takes viewers back to the 1980s, when four women from different corners of the world united in New York. Already forces in their own right, the gravitas they achieved by coming together transcended the industry itself. Their prestige was so extraordinary it enabled the four to supersede the brands they showcased, making the names Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy as prominent as the designers who styled them. As the fashion industry continues to redefine itself – and women’s roles within it – this is the ultimate story of power and how four women came together to claim it, paving the way for those who followed.


Picasso: The Beauty and the Beast, 9pm, BBC2

This documentary explores the life, death and legacy of Pablo Picasso, beginning with his years as an emerging artist in Paris as his renown quickly grows. He meets his first love, Fernande, and so begins the pattern of his lifetime, as he soon falls in love with another woman, ballerina Olga Khokhlova.

The TikTok Effect, 9pm, BBC Three

What connects amateur sleuths turning up at crime scenes, anti-social behaviour in UK schools and French riots? This film finds evidence they are all examples of TikTok frenzies. The BBC's disinformation and social media correspondent Marianna Spring has spent the last year investigating unusual behaviour on TikTok spilling out into the real world.

Sex Education S4, Netflix

Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric now face a new frontier – their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College. Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic, while Eric is praying they won’t be losers again. But Cavendish is a culture shock for all the Moordale students – they thought they were progressive, but this new college is another level. Viv is totally thrown by the college’s student-led, non-competitive approach, while Jackson is still struggling to get over Cal. Aimee tries something new by taking an art A-level and Adam grapples with whether mainstream education is for him. Over in the US, Maeve is living her dream at prestigious Wallace University, being taught by cult author Thomas Molloy.


Love Is Blind, Netflix

The fifth season of the reality series returns with a new group of Houston singles ready to hit the pods and find love. As the experiment continues to expand, each participant’s individual journey, emotional growth and ability to embrace a new approach to dating is key — whether they find love outwardly or within. In the most shocking season yet, the singles face new challenges, unexpected twists and surprising turns that will test their personal resolve, and the strength of their connections, more than ever before.


Kylie Live in the Park, 10.05pm, BBC2

The pop princess takes to the stage at Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester, her first full concert performance in more than four years. Kylie promises a selection of old classics alongside songs from her futuristic new album, Tension.


David Hockney in London, 10.20pm, Sky Arts

In his London studio, David Hockney sits down to discuss his remarkable life and career, illustrated by a wide range of his vibrant and joyous artworks. From his childhood in Yorkshire to painting some of the world’s most famous faces, it explores his journey from start to present.

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