After the big Britain’s Got Talent heavy week, which ends with Saturday’s final, this coming week’s TV is a mixture of new drama and documentary.
Starlings (Sky 1, Sun, 8pm)
After efforts such as The Cafe, Mount Pleasant and most notably Stella it seems that Sky One is continuing its production of home-grown comedy drama with strong female characters in Starlings which stars Leslie Sharp as the matriarch of a large Derbyshire-based brood. Sharp plays Jan Starling a mother of three who lives with her electrician husband Terry, played by Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle, as well as other members of their extended family. The series has been co-written by Phoenix Nights’ Steve Edge and Peep Show’s Matt ‘Super Hans’ King who both star the former as Jan’s nephew while the latter plays Terry’s long-lost brother both of them also staying with the Starling family.