As the football comes to a close we’ve got a more varied schedule once again so let’s have a look through five of the most interesting shows for the week ahead.
Blackout (BBC1, Mon, 9pm)
Starting the week out with a strong drama from the pen of Bill Gallagher, who most recently scripted Love Life, we have Blackout a dramatic thriller about a corrupt councillor. Christopher Eccleston stars as said councillor Daniel Demoys who we first see doing a deal in a dark alleyway in the middle of a rainy night however later his wife finds him on the sofa with blood all over his shirt convinced that he’s had an alcoholic blackout. This discovery then takes him on a tale of redemption as he tries to put right what he’s done wrong in the past. Blackout survives mainly because of its fantastic cast headed by the always-brilliant Eccleston there’s also Dervla Kirwin as Daniel’s wife, Ewan Bremner as political fixer Jerry Durrans and recent BAFTA winner Andrew Scott as troubled police officer Dalien Bevan. Stylistically the whole thing looks great and its just good to see that British drama is still being nurtured despite this being the summer of sport.