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The best UK TV to watch this week from Big Brother to The Reckoning

Other highlights include The Fall of the House of Usher and Frasier

Wondering what to watch this week on UK TV? Frasier, Lessons in Chemistry, Big Brother and more are available (BBC/ITV/Netflix/Apple TV+/Paramount+)
Wondering what to watch this week on UK TV? Frasier, Lessons in Chemistry, Big Brother and more are available (BBC/ITV/Netflix/Apple TV+/Paramount+)

Unsure what to watch this week? Well the UK TV schedule is full of new shows for viewers to dive into, some thought-provoking, others humorous.

On Paramount+, subscribers will get to enjoy the return of Kelsey Grammer as Frasier, while ITV is bringing back Big Brother in a big way.

Read more: Frasier: The story so far from Cheers to Kelsey Grammer's upcoming reboot

Elsewhere, the BBC's drama docu-series The Reckoning will examine the horrific crimes of Jimmy Savile, and streamers like Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ will also be brining new shows to viewers this week.

Here is Yahoo's guide to the week ahead on UK TV.

Sunday, 8 October, 9pm: Big Brother | ITV1

AJ Odudu and Will Best behind the scenes at the filming of the new Big Brother promo. (ITV)
AJ Odudu and Will Best behind the scenes at the filming of the new Big Brother promo. (ITV)

ITV's iconic reality show is back and it will see a whole host of new faces entering the Big Brother house for several weeks as part of the social experiment.

Read more: Big Brother returns: The reality show's most controversial moments

AJ Odudu and Will Best are on hand to host the programme, and ITV is taking the mantra "go big or go home" to heart as there will be a full Big Brother takeover, with it screening on all channels and ITVX.

Monday, 9 October, 9pm: The Reckoning | BBC One

Steve Coogan as Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning. (BBC)
Steve Coogan as Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning. (BBC)

The BBC reckons with its past in the drama docuseries The Reckoning, which examines the Jimmy Savile scandal and hears from his real-life victims as well as feature a dramatisation of events.

Steve Coogan portrays Savile in the drama, and it will explore what happened and the failings of public bodies, including the BBC, to stop the predator in his tracks.

Wednesday, 11 October: Messi meets America | Apple TV+

Lionel Messi in Messi Meets America (Apple TV+)
Lionel Messi in Messi Meets America (Apple TV+)

A new six-part docuseries will examine the life and career of Lionel Messi, one of the most beloved players in the world of football.

Premiering with its first three episodes, Messi Meets America will explore the journey Messi went on as part of Major League Soccer for Inter Miami CF.

Thursday, 12 October: The Fall of the House of Usher | Netflix

Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher, Henry Thomas as Frederick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher, Henry Thomas as Frederick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Mike Flanagan returns to Netflix for The Fall of the House of Usher, a new horror series based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.

The show follows billionaire Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) as he faces the sins of his past while reflecting on the sudden, mysterious deaths of his six children and what it has to do with a woman from his past named Verna (Carla Gugino).

Thursday, 12 October: C*A*U*G*H*T | ITVX

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Ben O'Toole as Rowdy Gaines and Matthew Fox as Lt. Pete Mitchell with Lincoln Younes as Albanis, Alex England as Phil and Kick Gurry as Dylan in C*A*U*G*H*T (ITV)

Australian comedy series C*A*U*G*H*T will challenge everything you know about influencer culture, as it explores the lengths people will go to become famous.

When four Australian soldiers are taken captive in a foreign country they find themselves going viral after posting a hostage video, but not all is as it seems.

Thursday, 12 October, 8pm: Pride of Britain Awards | ITV1

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The Pride of Britain Awards is back with Carol Vorderman and Ashley Banjo presiding, and the best of the nation being celebrated for their good work over the last year.

Thursday, 12 October, 9pm: Cobra: Rebellion | Sky

Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland & Victoria Hamilton as Chief of Staff Anna Marshall & Jane Horrocks as Defence Secretary Victoria Dalton in Cobra: Rebellion (Sky)
Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland & Victoria Hamilton as Chief of Staff Anna Marshall & Jane Horrocks as Defence Secretary Victoria Dalton in Cobra: Rebellion (Sky)

Sky's political thriller returns for its third season, with Robert Carlyle returning to portray the UK's Prime Minister in a time of great strife and scandal.

Friday, 13 October: Frasier | Paramount+

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Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in Frasier (Paramount+)

Frasier has entered the building! Back for a new adventure almost two decades after the end of original sit com, Kelsey Grammer will once again play psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane as he tackles new challenges and tries to make new dreams happen.

Friday, 13 October: Lessons in Chemistry | Apple TV+

Lessons in Chemistry  Lewis Pullman & Brie Larson
Lewis Pullman & Brie Larson in Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)

Bonnie Garmus' bestselling book is coming to the small screen, with the author's rom-com being brought to life by Apple TV+ and with Brie Larson portraying chemist Elizabeth Zott.

Friday, 13 October: Goosebumps | Disney+

Goosebumps (Disney+)
Goosebumps (Disney+)

R.L. Stein's children's horror books are being adapted for the screen once again, with Disney+ presenting a more modern take on the classic novels for a new generation.

Friday, 13 October: Barbara Knox at 90 | ITV1

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Coronation Street star Barbara Knox is being celebrated with her own TV special on ITV, which will mark her 90th birthday with a look back at her iconic career.