Now, we're in the depths of winter (yes I know, it doesn't feel a lot like winter this year), I've been watching a bit more TV of an evening. It has helped that there has been some pretty good programming lately. (For a change) Here are a few of my current favourites:
War and Peace, BBC1 Sunday at 9pm
Although I'm not always a fan of Sunday Evening historic television dramas, this six part series really grabbed me from the start. It may be because it is set in a country other than here, but I am loving the quality of this production and watch with interest the fates of Pierre, Natasha, Andre and Marie amongst others. The presence of some completely vile characters makes it such compulsive viewing.
Shetland BBC1 Friday 9pm
I'm finding myself enjoying this series of this Scottish Crime drama set on the Shetland Isles. The setting is beautiful and the storyline interesting.
How To Diet Well Channel 4, Monday 8pm
This series, now finished, has been really interesting to watch, as it tests out various diets on the market on willing volunteers. Some were quite ridiculous, whilst others seemed pretty doable. Although I'm not a great fan of dieting, I'm always interested in seeing how other people do it, especially when they get good results.
Silent Witness BBC1 Monday/Tuesday 9pm
I am really loving this series, which I have watched in the past, but not religiously. I've suddenly, however, become an avid fan and the fact that each storyline is spread over two nights, means that there is something worth watching most nights of the week, if only for an hour. This means that the hand sewing is coming along nicely, which is an added bonus.
And there's more to come, as Vera returns to the screen this Sunday. I love this crime drama with the indomitable Brenda Blethyn. Really looking forward to watching it again, although I might have to put it on a series link recording if it clashes with War and Peace.
Have you been enjoying any particular TV programmes lately?