The 7 best shows, from Better to the BAFTAs

This week's most unmissable TV.  (BBC/Getty)

This week’s most unmissable TV. (BBC/Getty)

BBC One seems determined to replace Happy Valley with a new crime drama obsession: Brink’s-Mat heist series, The Gold, started last week and continues on Sunday, while Yorkshire detective series Better launches this week.

There’s another must-see drama on ITVX as acclaimed Australian series The Twelve finds a home in the UK, while The Masked Singer unmasks the winner on ITV1 on Saturday.

Read more: Leila Farzad teases ‘complex, morally corrupt’ character in Better

End the week with a celebration of the best in film from the past year as the BAFTAs air on BBC One on Sunday.

The best thing to watch on TV this week, February 13 – 19, 2023

Better – BBC One – Monday 9pm

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Leila Farzad and Andrew Buchan star in Better. (BBC)

A gritty detective drama set in West Yorkshire, starring a bad-ass female cop… sound familiar?

Better is the BBC’s latest crime series, starring Leila Farzad and Andrew Buchan as two unlikely allies whose partnership could prove disastrous if discovered.

Corrupt Detective Lou is determined to live a better life after a family crisis, but shaking the shackles off mobster Col is easier said than done.

The Piano – Channel 4 – Wednesday, 9pm

The search is on for an undiscovered music maestro.  (Channel 4)

The search is on for an undiscovered music maestro. (Channel 4)

Claudia Winkleman organizes an emotional search for pianists with hidden gems, with the help of pop star Mika.

They listen to auditions of all ages taking center stage on public pianos in train stations across the UK, but the aspiring musicians have no idea there’s a prize to be won to play to thousands at the Royal Festival Hall.

The Twelve – ITVX – Thursday

Sam Neill stars in The Twelve.  (ITVX)

Sam Neill stars in The Twelve. (ITVX)

Sam Neill stars in this Australian series about 12 jurors who must decide the fate of a woman accused of murdering her niece.

It delves into the backgrounds, personal lives and prejudices of each of the judges and is a huge hit Down Under.

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Prue and Danny’s Death Road Trip – Channel 4 – Thursday, 9pm

Prue Leith and her son Danny Kruger MP.  (Channel 4)

Prue Leith and her son Danny Kruger MP. (Channel 4)

Prue Leith and her son Danny Kruger have made headlines a number of times for their clashing views on assisted dying – Leith is patron of pressure group Dignity in Dying, while Conservative MP Kruger chairs Dying Well and opposes any change in the law.

Together they take a thought-provoking road trip across the US and Canada to learn about the situation elsewhere and discuss their points of view.

Finale The Masked Singer – ITV1 – Saturday 7pm

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Can Rhino win? (ITV)

Everyone’s favorite singing contest has reached the grand finale, where double excitement lies in not only who wins, but also who is behind each of the remaining masks.

Rhino, Phoenix and Fawn compete for this year’s title, with judges convinced that David Tennant, James Arthur, Lewis Capaldi, Stacey Solomon or Jacqueline Jossa are about to get out of the costumes.

Starstruck – ITV1 – Saturday, 8.30pm

Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight, Olly Murs, Shania Twain and Jason Manford bring back Starstruck.  (ITV)

Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight, Olly Murs, Shania Twain and Jason Manford bring back Starstruck. (ITV)

The modern Stars In Their Eyes returns for season two, and while the judges may have lost Sheridan Smith, it won Shania Twain.

Superfans of superstar singers perform as their idols, hoping to make it to the next round in tribute teams to duke it out against other sound-a-likes.

BAFTAs – BBC One – Sunday 7pm

Richard E. Grant hosts the BAFTAs.  (Getty)

Richard E. Grant hosts the BAFTAs. (Getty)

Awards season arrives in London, where Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond perform as the best films of the year are recognized.

Up for trophies are All Quiet On The Western Front, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Banshees of Inisherin and Elvis, and for the first time, the broadcast of the ceremony will feature a live announcement of the winners for the final four categories.

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