18/08/2013 17:32 | By Lorna Cooper, editor, MSN TV

TV Pick of the Day

See our recommendations for what to watch on television each night on terrestrial and multichannel TV.


Under The Dome, Monday 19 August at 10pm, Channel 5

Dean Norris (© Channel 5)

Dean Norris

Under the Dome is a psychological drama about a town trapped under an impenetrable dome. Unable to escape, residents, including Breaking Bad's Dean Norris, realise they may be trapped indefinitely and begin to forge a new society. From Stephen King and Steven Spielberg, this ambitious series shows how extraordinary circumstances bring out the best - and worst - in people.

The Great British Bake Off, Tuesday 20 August at 8pm, BBC2

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (© BBC)

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

The Great British Bake Off returns with Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and a new set of baking contestants. Warning: if you watch this show, you will quickly become addicted. You may also pile on the pounds after watching all the delicious baking.

24 Hours in A&E, Wednesday 21 August at 9pm, Channel 4

A nurse from 24 Hours in A and E (© Channel 4)

A nurse from 24 Hours in A and E

Watching people in A&E isn't everybody's idea of a great evening's entertainment. Yes, this series contains more than its fair share of upsetting scenes, but it is always uplifting and life-affirming. What's more, it has superb characters: from the dedicated staff of doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff to the patients themselves.

Scandal, Thursday 22 August at 9pm, More4

Kerry Washington (© Channel 4)

Kerry Washington

Scandal's second season exploded across America, blasting Kerry Washington to heights she probably never imagined. Finally, Brits get to see what all the fuss is about. In this drama set in a crisis management firm, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her group of 'gladiators' do whatever it takes to make their clients' problems disappear.

But Olivia's personal life is arguably the biggest problem of all because she's the mistress of the President (Tony Goldwyn)...

Celebrity Big Brother, Friday 23 August at 9pm on Channel 5

Big Brother 2013 logo (© Channel 5)

Big Brother 2013 logo

Who will be entering the Big Brother house this week?

The Americans, Saturday 24 August at 9.45pm, ITV

Keri Russell and Mathew Rhys in The Americans (© ITV)

Keri Russell and Mathew Rhys in The Americans

The Americans is ITV's first US import on the main channel in primetime since the ill-fated Pushing Daisies. Step back to the 1980s as two KGB spies pose as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Regan is elected President.

The series centres on Phillip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings; their two children know nothing about their parents' true identity. Tonight, it's the final episode in what's been a great series.

What Remains, Sunday 25 August at 9pm, BBC1

David Threlfall (© BBC)

David Threlfall

Shameless star David Threlfall heads the cast of this gripping new drama. When Michael (Russell Tovey) and Vidya (Amber Rose) move into their new flat, a leak dripping through the ceiling leads to a shocking discovery. Detective Inspector Len Harper (David Threlfall) is up against time to find out exactly what happened...

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