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

By and Daniel Sperling
The Voice UK - The Judges - Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue, Will.i.am, Tom Jones

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It's a very reality-based edition of TV picks this week, with two massive shows making their comebacks and one of the most anticipated formats in years finally arriving on our screens.

But fear not, there's also some brand new dramas and a sprinkling of comedy to feast upon if normal people aren't your bag. Read on below for this week's must-see TV!

Touch: Tuesday at 8pm on Sky1
Almost two years since 24 left our screens, Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in new show Touch - the latest brainchild of Heroes creator Tim Kring. Sutherland plays Martin Bohm, an emotionally fraught father who discovers that his mute son Jake (David Mazouz) has the ability to see the hidden connections of the universe and can predict future events. It's all terribly unlikely and the cheese-o-meter veers close to the danger zone at times, but Sutherland is always compelling and serves as a solid anchor for this US drama.

Watch Kiefer Sutherland discuss Touch with Digital Spy below:


The Apprentice: Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One
It's back. Another batch of would-be business bods will be taking on a variety of tasks - no doubt humiliating themselves along the way - in order to impress the one and only Lord Sugar. It's probably too soon to pick a winner, but our favourite candidate so far is Ricky Martin (no 'Livin' La Vida Loca' puns, please). He might work as a recruitment team leader by day, but by night, he's a wrestling champion! Oh, and he describes himself as the "reflection of perfection" - have we found the new Baggs the Brand?

Watch Ricky Martin's Apprentice audition video below:









Britain's Got Talent / The Voice UK: Saturday at 7pm on BBC One / 8pm on ITV1
Alright, so it's a massive cheat putting these two shows together as one pick, but, just in case you hadn't heard, they're going to overlap and everyone's keen to see which of the light entertainment giants will emerge the victor! BGT has Simon Cowell back full-time - he and Amanda Holden are joined by new judges Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. But can Cowell hope to compete with the star appeal of The Voice UK? There's 'Price Tag' popstar Jessie J and the legendary Tom Jones, plus Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am and The Script singer Danny O'Donoghue (Will I'm Not). Which will you be tuning in for?

Watch Digital Spy's interview with The Voice UK coach Tom Jones below:


Hit The Road Jack: Tuesday at 10pm on Channel 4
We're big fans of Jack Whitehall here at Digital Spy and we're dying to see whether he can shine in his first big solo TV outing. It's a bit of a strange premise, to be honest, blending together character-based comedy with elements of chatshows and travel documentaries as Jack sets off on a comedy tour of the UK. The first episode sees him joining a male choir and coaching a rugby team in Wales, before having a sit down with Miss Gavin and Stacey herself, Ruth Jones.

Watch the promo for Hit The Road Jack below:



Titanic: Sunday at 9pm on ITV1
Is it just Downton Abbey on a boat? Will it really be able to break out of the shadow of James Cameron's movie? The only way to find out is to tune in to the first edition of Julian Fellowes's four-part Titanic drama, which retells the fateful voyage of that legendary ship almost 100 years ago. And if you're the type that skips through the first half of the film to get to the iceberg collision, don't panic. There's a sinking this week and every week, so there's not a huge amount of chat to sit through. Us sceptical lot at Digital Spy recently got a sneak peek at Titanic and were suitably impressed, so it's definitely worth a look - even if its just to see whether it will sink without a trace.

Watch the trailer for Titanic below:



What are you looking forward to on TV this week? Let us know below!

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