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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...

Silk: Monday (February 24) at 9pm on BBC One
You know what's a surefire way to ruin the vibe of a party? Your friend's son getting arrested for killing a police officer. That's what Rupert Penry-Jones's QC character Clive Reader has to deal with as he tries to celebrate finally being made a silk in the opening episode of... er, Silk.

Enter Martha Costello QC (Maxine Peake), who is convinced that the police have been playing dirty and agrees to defend the boy. With plenty of brilliant courtroom barking, we're so glad that Silk is bringing us some new action from the Old Bailey.

Watch the trailer for Silk below:


One Born Every Minute: Monday (February 24) at 9pm on Channel 4
Come Monday night, ladies up and down the land will be a-cooing, the men in their lives will be sat wincing and we'll be getting told off for making such brazen generalisations - yes, One Born Every Minute is back this week to showcase more real-life delivery dramas.

The documentary series has developed a following for ably transferring all the emotions associated with the miracle of birth into the living room, and you can bet there'll be plenty to shed a tear over as we follow the expectant parents and wonderful midwives at Bristol's Southmead Hospital. In a bonus for baby-lovers, BBC Three's Pramface - which stars Sean Michael Verey and Scarlett Alice Johnson as confused young parents - also returns for its third series on Tuesday at 10pm.

Watch the trailer for One Born Every Minute below:


Hair: Tuesday (February 25) at 9pm on BBC Three
We've had a baking contest, we've had a sewing show, and now the Beeb is adding a competitive element to the practice of cutting people's hair. Auntie clearly sees Hair as the hip young sibling to Bake Off and Sewing Bee, letting it loose on BBC Three, swapping the quaint English country garden tent for a hipster-friendly warehouse and handing presenting duties to hunky young trendsetter Steve Jones.

Former royal hairdresser Denise McAdam and celebrity shearer Alain Pichon are the experts that eight youngsters have to impress in order to be crowned Britain's best amateur hairstylist. First up, the group have to create a 7cm quiff, then their creativity is tested in a fairy tale-themed freestyle round. Altogether now, 'Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair...'

Watch a trailer for Hair below:


The Vampire Diaries: Tuesday (February 25) at 9pm on ITV2
The undead don't need much rest, which is good news for fans of The Vampire Diaries who've been waiting for the show to return from its mid-season break.

The bad news is Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) still locked away in his cage and is being lined up by Wes as his next test subject, but at least Elena (Nina Dobrev) is on the hunt for him. Meanwhile, Stefan (Paul Wesley) decides to look after a dying Katherine, while Caroline (Candice Accola) comes up with a drastic plan to help cure him of his flashbacks to the safe.

Watch a promo for The Vampire Diaries below:


Jonathan Creek: Friday (February 28) at 9pm on BBC One
Ah, yes, we can practically hear 'Danse Macabre' already! After popping up here and there for sporadic specials, Alan Davies's curly-haired detective has gone full-time again, setting out to solve 'impossible' and otherworldly crimes in the first full series in 10 years.

Sheridan Smith is out as Jonathan's perky companion, replaced by Sarah Alexander, playing the main man's reluctant wife Polly. But while the sidekick may have changed, the mystery at the centre of this opening episode - how was a West End actress stabbed in a locked dressing room? - is textbook Creek.

It's testament to the brilliance of creator David Renwick that almost 17 years after Creek began we still care enough to spend 40 minutes conjuring up our own theories - and are still blindsided by the 'ohhhhhh'-inducing reveal. Get your thinking caps on!

Watch the trailer for Jonathan Creek below:


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

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