TV Guide's top 5 this week


Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

Love across the ages

Why would a 78-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man want to marry? Or a 74-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, for that matter? The British documentary Age Gap Love opens up a world of relationships that some people find abhorrent, with six couples who come from widely differing generations. The relationships also have their own slang terms, such as 'Snow Leopard' (think 'older Cougar') and the more offensive 'granny shagger'. This one is sure to divide opinions! (TV3, Thursday, 9.30pm)

Turtle boy

If you plan on seeing the action movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when it comes out, maybe spare a thought for one poor Colombian boy whose early life was blighted by a rare condition that earned him the nickname Turtle Boy. Didier Montalvo was born with a condition that caused a mole to grow across his whole back to resemble a turtle shell. His family was too poor to afford an operation but luckily a news crew learned of him and the fund-raising began. The doco True Stories: Turtle Boy reveals what happened. (Prime, Friday, 9.30am)

A last look at Rik?

It's not unusual for TV networks to throw a pertinent programme in to their schedules to mark a newsworthy event, and Prime TV has done just that in a nice little tribute to the late and suddenly-departed comedy actor Rik Mayall. Rik enjoyed a briefly recurring role in Alan Davies' Jonathan Creek mystery series as DI Gideon Pryke, and we will get to see him in that role this week in the story The Clue Of The Savant's Thumb. This was one of Rik's last roles, apart from a new sitcom, Man Down, that we may yet get to see here. RIP Rik. (Prime, Saturday, 7.30pm)

So whodunit, den?

If you have been following the excellent British murder mystery, Broadchurch, over the past seven weeks, you can't possibly miss this week's conclusion, when the small seaside town is shattered by the revelation of the killer of Danny Latimer. Nearly every character on the show has come under suspicion at some point or another and some have had their own secrets brutally and even tragically revealed. Will the killer be found before DI Hardy has another breakdown? (TV1, Sunday, 8.30pm)

Robin Williams back on the small screen

Thirty-six years since Robin Williams burst on to our TV screens as Mork from Ork, the legendary comedy actor is back on the small screen in a new sitcom, titled Crazy Ones, co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Williams plays a charming copywriter for an ad agency he runs with his daughter (Gellar - and yes, he is old enough to be her father). Williams has by no means given up on the movies but it is an interesting move back to TV for him, reflecting perhaps where much of the smart money in Hollywood is heading these days. (Four, Monday, 9pm)