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

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The cast of BBC One's <em>The Musketeers</em>

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Want to make sure you don't miss anything great on the telly in the next seven days? Never fear, because Tube Talk has done all the hard work for you and smushed all of this week's must-see TV into one snappy rundown. Check out what you should be checking out below...

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off: Monday (January 13) at 8.30pm on BBC Two
After rolling up their sleeves and creating a load of tasty festive delights in the Christmas special, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry return to their cushy judging roles as a bunch of hapless celebrities enter the tent for The Great Sport Relief Bake Off.

Don't go expecting the technical showstoppers or signature bakes seen in the regular show, though. This four-part charity special's running theme is 'Look how clueless famous people are when they have to get their hands dirty', and a celeb is deemed to have performed well if their cake simply manages to stay in one piece.

Regular host Sue Perkins will be on hand to motivate Harry Potter's Bonnie Wright, Johnny Vaughan, Michael Vaughan and Samantha Bond in heat one, before guest presenters Jo Brand, Omid Djalili and Ed Byrne put the likes of Rochelle Humes, Victoria Pendleton and Jamelia through their paces in episodes running Tuesday to Thursday. On your marks, get set...

Watch the trailer for The Great Sport Relief Bake Off below:


Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Thursday (January 16) at 9pm on E4
Andy Samberg scrubs up post-Cuckoo to play a handsome, brilliant manchild of a police officer in his new US comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The series chronicles the arrival of Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), who's straight-laced to the point of hilarity, at an unruly New York precinct where Samberg's Detective Jake Peralta is top office clown.

Determined to make his men the best darn police officers in the city, Holt immediately goes about cracking down on all the goofing off, but Jake is not ready for playtime to be over just yet. Much like its lead, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a show that just wants to have fun, and with one of the best TV 'straight man'/cheeky chappy comedy duos of recent times at the fore, it has an impressive hit rate of titter-raising.

Watch a promo for Brooklyn Nine-Nine below:


Call The Midwife: Sunday (January 19) at 8pm on BBC One
Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and those other saintly women of Nonnatus House are back on duty for a third series of Call The Midwife, and as ever there's plenty of cute babies, labour dilemmas and home dramas in the the poverty-stricken East End of the 1950s.

While new recruit Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates) gets settled in, the show's main player Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) becomes concerned for the mental health of a new mother and the freshly-married Chummy, played by BBC golden girl Miranda Hart, is having trouble adjusting to life at home. Quaint, but compelling, as always.

Watch the trailer for Call The Midwife below:


The Musketeers: Sunday (January 19) at 9pm on BBC One
Before we all inevitably fall in love with him as The Doctor, Peter Capaldi gets one last chance to put on his best villain scowl in the BBC's epic new adaptation of The Musketeers. Capaldi plays the scheming Cardinal Richelieu, who soon finds himself up against the might of Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Merlin's Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles), guards to King Louis of France.

But before that, the Musketeers have a minor kerfuffle with a young swashbuckler named d'Artagnan (Skins star Luke Pasqualino), who's arrived in Paris looking to avenge his father's death. The Musketeers is as rich and atmospheric as you'd expect from a BBC production of this magnitude, with 17th century France brought to life in exquisite detail. And as for the story - well, it's timeless, isn't it? In our house at least, it'll be all for BBC One and BBC One for all on Sunday night.

Watch the trailer for The Musketeers below:


Mr Selfridge: Sunday (January 19) at 9pm on ITV
Going head-to-head with The Musketeers on Sunday is Mr Selfridge, back for its long-awaited second series. And while we doubt there'll be any swords in this one, we do expect sharp suits on Jeremy Piven's eccentric department story owner and steely glares from Katherine Kelly's Lady Mae as she grows suspicious about her husband when he arrives in London unannounced.

Elsewhere, episode one sees Henry (Piven) and his wife Rose (Frances O'Connor) attempting to reconnect as she flies from America to celebrate the opening of Selfridges five years previously - but with so many distractions around, including charming novelists and controlling husbands, will either have the energy to keep their marriage afloat?

Watch the trailer for Mr Selfridge below:


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