What to watch on TV this week

Our pick of the best television shows

Matthew Weiner’s eight-part series examines what it might feel like to have — or believe you have — imperial blood in your veins

A look back over 50 years of the award that verges from the hilarious to the painful

The BBC series’ first female lead Jodie Whittaker makes her much-anticipated debut

How did a mild-mannered eye doctor end up being responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands?

AN Wilson is uncompromising in his defence of the poet from the start

It’s a weird hybrid: the corpse of a dysfunctional family drama infused with the embalming fluid of Gothic horror

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A head-scramble of a series depicts a rigorous world wherein the Axis powers won the war

Closely plotted social, racial and political nuances set this series apart from other shows

The strength of the documentary — showing the hour-by-hour story of the RBS crash — lies in the calibre of its interviewees

It’s hard not to feel hopeless watching Liz Bonnin’s documentary, the result of a nine-month study of pollution in our rivers and oceans

Private protection officer David Budd goes completely rogue in the climax of a series that has given us much to enjoy

Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen in a comedy testing the limits of love; Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in a thriller about lies, delusions and brain hacks

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s new series puts a distinctive spin on the spy genre

Series captures some of the excitement, even glee, of a busy newsroom

It’s possible to feel sorry for the surly ‘spare’ who was always going to feel insignificant next to her regal sibling

Orphaned Becky Sharp uses her wit, determination and zest to help her navigate through Georgian London

Now we find out how the series deal with the death of Kit Marlowe, played so irresistibly by Tim Downie

Riz Ahmed’s series is a multi-generational saga about a Pakistani family in Britain from the ’70s to the present day

Stephen Levinson’s show spins comedy gold out of the peccadilloes of super-rich sports stars with poor impulse control

Awkward plotting aside, attempts to combine ordinary family life and multimillion dollar criminal endeavours lead to bitter humour

As teen couple Harry and June run away together, June discovers she can shape-shift

Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates why suicide is the biggest killer of males under 50 in the UK

A tyrannical king pushes his tomboy daughter to marry a wealthy handsome prince

An LA-set drama series about the lives of emergency responders

In OITNB the guards are looking to punish the ringleaders of a riot, while Prison centres on mental health crisis

Missouri-set crime series has a languid pace and familiar tropes but succeeds as a Gothic mood piece

Natalie Dormer stars as the forbidding headmistress of Appleyard College, a rigidly controlled girls’ school

A devastating film following a resistance group dedicated to exposing Isis atrocities in Raqqa

The plot is minimal, but this tale of the highs and lows of an aspiring rapper and his cousin/manager is mesmerising

Eleven young people, mostly gender-fluid and of various sexual orientations, move into a house on the Sussex Downs

A dystopian Danish drama driven by conspiracy fears and environmental catastrophe

Evan Rachel Wood is superb as she morphs from sweet-faced homesteader to leader of the robot resistance

A blockbuster nine-part arts series accompanied by a festival in partnership with hundreds of UK museums

The show is at its best when it eschews didactic dystopias in favour of stories that are more open-ended

The winds of change are blowing and the Royal marriage grows turbulent as Netflix’s show continues