Tele Bants - What To Watch This Week

Tele Bants - What To Watch This Week
Rachael Ryan
Rachael Ryan

31 Oct 2017

Another week of juicy shows to get stuck into here- here's what you need to be watching this week: 

1) Snatch, AMC Tuesday at 10pm 

Snatch is loosely based on Guy Ritche's movie of the same name which was released back in 2000. The series follows a group of want to be hustlers who after discovering a load of stolen gold are thrust into the world of organised crime in London. Looks a bit like a modern day Peaky Blinders. The cast alone makes this series worth checking out- Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Dougray Scott (Game of Thrones), Luke Pasqualino (Skins).

2) The Great British Bake Off Final- Channel 4, Tuesday at 8pm

So this year's Bake off has had it's up and downs with the new line up- a lot of people missing Mel & Sue and not too impressed with Noel Fielding HOWEVER the baking remains the same and still had us drooling over our TV screens. It's still getting 9 million views per episode and if it reaches 10 million tonight it'll be the most watched Channel 4 show since 1995. Steven Bailey, Sophie Faldo and Kate Lyon are the finalists and they'll have to make loaves of bread, biscuit cake and the final round will be  a delicate, multi-layered, high-end patisserie showstopper. Now, Prue Leith (Mary Berry's replacement) accidentally let it slip on Twitter earlier who won...there shall be no spoilers here..stay off Twitter if you don't want to know!

3) Alias Grace, Netflix from Friday

We are very excited about this one- Netflix's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel 'Alias Grace'. Atwood's work has already had a huge year- with 'The Handmaid's Tale' winning several awards. 'Alias Grace' is a six part series set in Canada and tell the story of Irish immigrant Grace Marks who is sentenced to life in prison for the double murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Grace Montgomery. It stars Anna Paquin (True Blood), Sarah Gadon (A Royal Night Out). What makes this series even more exciting is that it is based on a true crime story- the case was a huge one in 1840's Canada. Grace Marks was only 16 when convicted and there was much debate at the time over whether she had actually been involved in the murders. To this day historians still debate her guilt. This is juicy AF.