What to watch on TV this week: The 7 best shows, from Unforgotten to Daisy Jones & The Six

The week's best TV shows. (ITV/Prime Video)
The week's best TV shows. (ITV/Prime Video)

Unforgotten viewers will get to see Sinead Keenan's debut this week as she stars alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar in the ITV1 drama now that Nicola Walker has made her exit.

Star-studded novel adaptation Daisy Jones & The Six hits Prime Video on Friday, but otherwise the week is mainly a treat for documentary fans with must-see factual shows at BBC Two and Channel 4.

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If you're an avid soaps viewer, be aware that the schedule has changed again this week to make way for FA Cup coverage.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 27 February - 5 March

Unforgotten - ITV1 - Monday, 9pm

Sinead Keenan's Jess has a tough start. (ITV)
Sinead Keenan's Jess has a tough start. (ITV)

It's Unforgotten, but not as we know it...following Cassie's untimely death at the end of season four, Nicola Walker is no longer starring alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar as Sunny.

He has a new double act with Sinead Keenan's Jess joining the force, but she has her work cut out for her - both in terms of actual cases, and in winning over the grieving team.

The detectives are faced with a severed leg discovered inside a chimney in this first episode.

The Mormons Are Coming - BBC Two - Tuesday, 9pm

Mormons are in training in the documentary. (BBC)
Mormons are in training in the documentary. (BBC) (BBC/Peggy Pictures/Nial Barrett)

BBC Two is delving into the fascinating world of Mormons with this documentary following three young missionaries undertaking their training at a centre in Lancashire.

Surprising details include the church's encouragement of missionaries posting up to 50 social media updates a day in order to spread the word.

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It's an insightful look at the lives of people really living the religion as opposed to the Book Of Mormon theatre show version - although viewers will discover that real Mormons often hang out near the theatre to explain more about their way of life.

Cheat - Netflix - Wednesday

Ellie Taylor and Danny Dyer host Cheat. (Netflix)
Ellie Taylor and Danny Dyer host Cheat. (Netflix)

Get up to speed on Danny Dyer's life after EastEnders as he launches a new game show on Netflix.

Dyer is obviously a seasoned host after The Wall, but here he's joined by Ted Lasso and Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Taylor, making for an unlikely duo.

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Contestants must cheat their way to a £50,000 jackpot without being caught out.

Murder In The Pacific - BBC Two - Thursday, 9pm

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior. (BBC)
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior. (BBC) (BBC/Oxford Scientific Films/TNZ)

In 1985, Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior was bombed while at sea, killing a crew member.

This three-part documentary looks at the crew's experiences of seeing the pollution caused by US nuclear testing, and their plans to protest French nuclear testing in the Pacific when they were bombed - as it later turned out, by the French government.

Stephen Fry: Willem & Frieda - Defying the Nazis - Thursday, 9pm

Stephen Fry presents the historical documentary. (Channel 4)
Stephen Fry presents the historical documentary. (Channel 4) (Atticus Film)

Stephen Fry explores the incredibly daring actions of Willem Arondeus and Frieda Belinfante, who risked their lives to save thousands of others from Nazi death camps.

The gay artist and lesbian cellist were already in danger as people targeted by Hitler for their sexuality, but bravely forged identity cards and destroyed a records office of duplicates to keep thousands of other Dutch people safe, most of whom they had never even met.

Daisy Jones & The Six - Prime Video - Friday

Daisy Jones and The Six (Prime Video)
Daisy Jones and The Six (Prime Video) (Courtesy of Amazon Studios)

Riley Keough, Sam Claflin and Suki Waterhouse star in this much-anticipated TV adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel about the rise and fall of a fictional 1970s rock group.

The series even has its own album and single for the fictional group releasing at the same time as the TV show, so prepare to become fully immersed in Daisy Jones and co.

Finding Michael - Disney+ - Friday

Spencer Matthews in Finding Michael. (Disney+)
Spencer Matthews in Finding Michael. (Disney+) (Courtesy of Disney+)

Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews features in this hugely emotional documentary about his quest to try to find his brother Michael's body and bring him home.

In 1999, Michael Matthews became the youngest person to reach the summit of Everest aged just 22, but disappeared hours later and was never seen again until another mountaineer contacted the Matthews family to say that he had spotted a body which appeared to be in the same clothing.

Days after his wife Vogue Williams gave birth to their third child, Spencer set out on a mission to try to find the body and, if it is Michael, bring him home, which is documented in this film.