Below are my picks of the most notable new shows, returning or premiering on UK screens over the next 7 days...
24 Hours in a Past (BBC1, 9pm) New documentary series where six celebrities experience 19th-century life. Starring Zoe Lucker, Ann Widdecombe, Alistair McGowan, Colin Jackson, Tyger Drew-Honey & Miquita Oliver. (1/4)
Wastemen (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the refuse collectors who dispose of the nation's garbage. (1/3)
The Queen's Big Night Out (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about a night on 8 May 1945, when the future Queen of England slipped out of Buckingham Palace to experience VE Day on the streets of London.
★ Empire (E4, 9pm) New U.S drama about a music mogul with an illness that means he must decide which of his three sons will inherit his business empire. Starring Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers & Taraji P. Henson. (1/12)
Nick & Margaret: The Trouble With Trains (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the state of the nation's railway network. Presented by Nick Hewer & Margaret Mountford.
★ Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC1, 9.30pm) New sitcom about two supermarket employees who share a car to work. Starring Peter Kay & Sian Gibson. Continues tomorrow. (1/6)
Fraud Squad (ITV, 9pm) Series 3 of the documentary following detectives from the City of London Police. (1/3)
★ The C Word (BBC1, 8.30pm) Drama based on the book and blog by Lisa Lynch about a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Starring Sheridan Smith, Paul Nicholls, Haydn Gwynne & Michael Maloney.
Home Fires (ITV, 9pm) New drama series about the lives of a group of WI members in rural Cheshire during WWII. Starring Francesca Annism, Daisy Badger, Mark Brazeley, Leanne Best & Samantha Bond. (1/6)
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 6 of the gameshow amalgamation. Hosted by Jimmy Carr with captains Sean Lock & Sarah Millican. Guests are Bill Bailey, Paul Foot, Rob Delaney, Romesh Ranganathan & Nina Conti.