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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

By and Morgan Jeffery
Captain Jack in Torchwood: Miracle Day S04E01

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There's a top and varied week of telly coming up over the next seven days! Sci-fi fans will doubtless be trembling in anticipation for the return of Torchwood - we've had a sneaky preview of Miracle Day and we can assure you that it's been worth the wait! Lest we forget, The Apprentice two-hour finale rounds off the week on Sunday night - who's your money on? In addition, there's a shedload of top drama and reality TV fare to tune in for!

Read on to find out what we think should be worth a look over the next seven days...

Coming Up: Rough Skin: Monday at 11.10pm on Channel 4
Those of you who were blown away by Vicki McClure's BAFTA-winning performance in This Is England '86 will want to tune in to this one-off drama. The talented 28-year-old actress stars in the first of a series of short films showcasing the UK's most promising new film-makers, playing the troubled Kelly. Recently released from prison, Kelly must deal with life on the outside, but finds it difficult to adjust. Laura Lomas is the writer behind this hard-hitting, 30-minute drama.

The Night Watch: Tuesday at 9pm on BBC Two
BBC Two continues its amazing run of original drama with The Night Watch this week. The one-off film is based on a novel by Sarah Waters, whose name you might recognise from Tipping The Velvet. It's set during the Second World War - and two years after the war - and focuses on the various relationships of a group of intertwining people. The cast is incredible, with the fabulous Claire Foy and Jodie Whittaker lining up alongside Anna Maxwell Martin and Anna Wilson-Jones. And the storytelling is great too - we meet everyone at the end of their tales and then head back in time to find out what led them all to this point. Sit back and immerse yourself in the wonderful mixture of romance, secrets and intrigue.

Watch some clips from The Night Watch below:





The Glee Project: Wednesday at 8pm on Sky1
If you're missing Glee and you're looking for something to keep you going over the summer, you could do worse than giving The Glee Project a go! The show is searching for a brand new star to join Glee - and the winner gets to appear in at least seven episodes of the hit series. We know a few people who'd be keen on that prize... Anyway, Glee's crew - choreographer Zach Woodlee, casting director Robert Ulrich, and vocal arranger Nikki Anders - are the ones putting the contestants through their paces. Then it's up to Glee's executive producer Ryan Murphy to decide who stays, and who has to hang up their dancing shoes. In tonight's double bill, we whittle it down to the top 12 and then see the contestants embrace their individuality. Who'll be going home first?

Watch a trailer for The Glee Project below:



Torchwood: Miracle Day: Thursday at 9pm on BBC One
It's back! There's been a bit of a stir amongst Torchwood fans recently, amid claims that the show has been "American-ised" but we'll just say this - the first episode of Miracle Day is as bold, confident and entertaining as the show has ever been. Those US dollars might be evident on screen - the show looks glossier than ever - but the content is the same, with Welsh locations, bickering families and Jack and Gwen's banter all present and correct. Even PC Andy's back! This new series is just as good as Children of Earth but lacks that five-parter's sombre tone, and it's a world away from Torchwood's flawed beginnings. Do not miss!

Watch a (spoiler-filled) clip from Torchwood: Miracle Day below:



The Apprentice: Sunday at 9pm on BBC One
Yes, that's right - we've got two helpings of Apprentice goodness to enjoy this week. First up, there's an instalment on Wednesday at 9pm where we'll see the final five attempt to start their own fast food restaurants (insert your own, 'Would you like fries with that?' joke here). And then on Sunday it's down to the real business - the finale. And it should be a belter, too - it's the dreaded interviews. We get to welcome back favourites like the eyebrow-raising extraordinaire Margaret Mountford and the blood-chilling Claude Littner. Fabulous stuff. Then, once we've found out who's been hired (or, er, is going into business with Lord Sugar or whatever), it's over to Dara O'Briain for some chat with all of the contestants.

Watch a trailer for Wednesday's episode of The Apprentice below:



What are you looking forward to this week? Leave your comments below!

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