Brrrrrrrr!! I have just returned from holidaying in sunnier climes to encounter the freezing temperatures much of Spain has been suffering lately. Most people picture sunshine, blue seas and sandy beaches when thinking of Spain but with recorded temperatures as low as -10° in some areas I can almost hear the `winter fuel allowance´ being top of the discussions again.
The awards season continues in earnest and on TV you can watch Joanna Lumley host the British Academy Film Awards ceremony live from the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday on BBC one, and The BRIT Awards 2018, the UK's biggest night in music, which will be hosted by Jack Whitehall and broadcast live from The O2 on Wednesday on itv.
Our featured programmes include more new drama with Troy: Fall Of A City on BBC one on Saturday, Homeland returns to Channel4 on Sunday and Marcella is back with series 2 on itv on Monday.
There is new comedy on Sunday on BBC one with Hold The Sunset starring Alison Steadman and John Cleese.
Documentaries include Boarding Schools: The Secret Shame, an Exposure investigation for itv on Monday; Benidorm: 10 Years on Holiday on itv and The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies on Channel5, both on Tuesday.
Other `ones to watch´ include Britain At Low Tide on Channel4 on Saturday as Tori Herridge explores the extraordinary stories from Britain's extraordinary maritime, industrial and natural history that are revealed when the tide goes out; also on Channel4 on Sunday The First Brit: Secrets Of The 10,000 Year Old Man, a documentary that follows the UK's most ambitious and cutting-edge ancient DNA project to date, and the hilarious 100 Year Old Driving School on itv on Tuesday.
On Friday as part of the popular ‘Funny Women’ series, Channel 5 takes a look back at the astonishing 50-year career of the queen of comedy herself, the late great Joan Rivers. This is a tribute to a woman the like of whom we may never see again.
In sport, along with the regular events, live coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is showing on BBC one and BBC TWO throughout the week and Gabby Logan hosts live Six Nations rugby as France take on Italy on BBC one on Friday.