THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
After the events of the last season, Sherlock is facing criminal charges and a possible prison sentence, so his estranged and powerful father arrives in New York to help – and despite their difficulties, he is determined to fix his son’s problems by any means necessary.
FILM: No Country For Old Men 10pm/Watch
Oscar-winning crime thriller from the Coen brothers, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. After going on the run with $2 million from a botched desert drugs deal, hapless cowboy Llewelyn Moss is pursued across Texas by sociopathic hitman Anton Chigurh and ageing sheriff Ed Tom Bell.
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER
Adele at the BBC 8.30pm/BBC1
In a one-off special, the singer-songwriter is joined by her band to perform classic tracks, as well as songs from her new album 25.
The Graham Norton Show 10.40pm/BBC1 – Tom Hanks
Double Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks takes his seat on Graham’s sofa to talk about his role in Steven Spielberg’s new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies. Plus, the host shares some jovial banter with comedian and writer David Walliams, while sci-fi fans are well catered for as Peter Capaldi talks about his role as the Time Lord in Doctor Who.
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
The Bridge 9pm/BBC4
New series. The border-hopping Scandinavian crime drama set in Denmark and Sweden returns. A prominent Danish gender campaigner is found dead in Malmo, meaning that Swedish detective Saga Noren must once again collaborate with a counterpart in the Danish police as she investigates.
FILM: The Help 9.45pm/BBC2
Oscar-winning drama starring Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain. In 1960s Mississippi “Skeeter” Phelan returns home from college determined to become a writer. But when she decides to write about the experiences of black housemaids working for prominent white families, it rocks the community on both sides of town.
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Nigel Slater’s Icing on the Cake 8pm/BBC4
A historical and cultural analysis of cake: why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? And who better to present it than Nigel Slater: user of words like “unctuous” and “dollop” and a man who, you sense, appreciates cake on a deeper level than most humans.
FILM: All Good Things 11.05pm/BBC2
Murder mystery based on a true story, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. America, in the 1970s: despite the disapproval of his New York real-estate tycoon father, David Marks marries Katie McCarthy and they open a health-food store in Vermont. However, David is soon persuaded to return to the city where the marriage begins to deteriorate.