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Did you know that 1 October is the International Day of Older Persons? The United Nations General Assembly selected it on 14 December 1990 to acknowledge and appreciate contributions made by older people in society.

The same date also celebrates International Coffee Day which this year in 2020, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) is calling on coffee lovers around the world to pledge their support for a fair, living income for coffee farmers and World Vegetarian Day which celebrates the advantages of being vegetarian and to show the meatless life can also be a very delicious life.

Plenty of new programmes to watch this week offering a variety for everyone. The TV features include brand new drama series with Life on BBC one on Tuesday, Safe on 5Star on Wednesday and Brave New World on SKY one on Friday.

Little Mix: The Search begins on BBC one on Saturday with the girls making their debut as mentors as they put together a boyband to join them on their next UK tour.

The Made in Chelsea crew are back for series 20 on E4 on Monday, and some of our favourites are off to the country for a summer of luxury, laughter and mayhem.

Filthy House SOS returns to 5Star on Monday to answer more cries for help from overwhelmed homeowners desperate to escape the filth, clutter and mess that has built up where they live.

The RTS award-winning documentary series 24 Hours in A&E returns for a new run on Tuesday on more4, following patients treated at St George's in south west London.

The Apprentice Best Bits is a compilation of the highs and lows from series one to 15 of the beloved business show on BBC one on Thursday.

The Special Victims Unit is back for a 20th series of the investigative crime drama on 5USA on Thursday

Following last week’s 2020 Mercury Prize special, Later… with Jools Holland returns for the second episode of this autumn’s seven-part series on BBC TWO on Friday, which is filmed at Jools’ creative home; his unique South London recording studio.

The Graham Norton Show returns with a new series on BBC one on Friday.

In series two of Mountain Vets, we return to the spectacular Kingdom of Mourne in Northern Ireland on BBC TWO on Friday.

 

Editor´s Pick of the week

Honour on ITV on MONDAY and Tuesday at 10pm

Keeley Hawes stars as the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.

This two-part factual drama tells the powerful story of Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode’s passionate search to discover the fate of missing 20-year old Banaz. DCI Goode discovered that Banaz had been to the police five times to report threats to her life from members of her own family. Appalled that her own colleagues had missed multiple chances to save a young woman’s life and prevent a so-called “honour” killing, Caroline vowed that she would not rest until she finally got justice for Banaz. It was a promise that quickly became personally consuming. This tense and emotionally vivid drama brings Caroline’s long and unwavering quest to life.

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