TV & radio: what to tune in to next week (1-6 September)

Can't decide which shows to watch or listen to next week? Here are 10 programmes you won't want to miss...

Diana and I. (BBC/Big Talk)
Diana and I. (BBC/Big Talk)
 
Images of Diana
BBC Radio 5 live
Saturday 2 September, 5.30am
 
In this eight-part series, Natasha Kaplinsky and guests examine unforgettable pictures of Princess Diana, discussing their memories of each image, and their meaning and impact on Diana's life. In episode seven, Natasha remembers the emotional week that followed the death of the Princess of Wales alongside historian Sarah Gristwood and photographer Arthur Edwards.
 
 
 
Machiavelli - Master of Power
BBC Radio 4
Saturday 2 September, 11.00am
 
Over five hundred years ago, dismissed diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli produced his most famous work, The Prince. Written on the outskirts of the city of Florence, the book has long been read as a priceless guide to power. But who was the man behind the work? Rajan Datar explores the life and impact of Machiavelli with writer and scholar Erica Benner, historian Professor Quentin Skinner and journalist David Ignatius.
 
 
 
The Echoing Nightingale: The Survival of John Keats
BBC Radio 4
Sunday 3 September, 4.30pm
 
Biographer Richard Holmes explores the life of Romantic poet John Keats, focussing on how his work continues to resonate in literature, music, film and science - nearly 200 years after his death at the age of 25.
 
 
 
Victoria
ITV
Sunday 3 September, 9.00pm
 
In the second episode of Daisy Goodwin’s popular period drama, Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) gets a touch of the green-eyed monster when her husband Albert (Tom Hughes) spends an evening with Lord Byron’s enchanting daughter Ada Lovelace (Emerald Fennell). 
 
 
 
Printing a Nation
BBC Radio 4
Monday 4 September 4pm
 
This two-part documentary presented by Anindita Ghosh examines the popularity of reading in India. In the first episode, Anindita travels to Kolkata, the former capital of the British Raj, to explore the explosion of printed material in 19th-century Bengal.
 
 
 
Diana and I
BBC Two
Monday 4 September, 9.00pm
 
Written by acclaimed writer and director Jeremy Brock (Mrs Brown, The Last King of Scotland), Diana and I is a fictional single drama about the extraordinary impact Princess Diana's death had on people’s lives. It tells the story from the point of view of four ordinary people and is set across the week following her tragic death on 31 August 1997.
 
 
 

Pick of the week

Great War Horses
BBC Four
Tuesday 5 September, 9.00pm
 
This powerful account of the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse reveals the pivotal role they played in the First World War at the battle of Romani (1916), the Light Horse charge at the battle of Beersheba in 1917, and the capture of Damascus in 1918. 
 
 
World’s Busiest Cities: Mexico City. (BBC)
 
World’s Busiest Cities: Mexico City
BBC Two
Wednesday 6 September, 8.00pm
 
On this week’s episode of World’s Busiest Cities, historian Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan are in Mexico City, uncovering the hidden systems and armies of people that help run the sprawling megalopolis of over 22 million people.
 
 
 
World War I at Home: The Trawlermen
BBC Four
Monday 4 September, 7.30pm
 
Miranda Krestovnikoff examines the role of east coast fishermen in the First World War, focusing on the story of a Grimsby trawler captain who left a zeppelin crew to die and was accused by the Germans of being a war criminal.
 
 
Who Do You Think You Are. (BBC/Wall to Wall/Stephen Perry)
 
Who Do You Think You Are?
BBC One
Thursday 7 September, 8.00pm
 
Best known as market trader Donna Yates in EastEnders, actress Lisa Hammond wants to get to the bottom of why her paternal grandfather Harry Hammond never spoke about his experiences in World War II.
 
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