This week’s best home entertainment: from Pale Horse to Castle Rock

This week’s best home entertainment: from Pale Horse to Castle Rock

An Agatha Christie chiller for your wintry Sunday nights, starring a panicked Rufus Sewell as Mark Easterbrook, who is grieving the sudden death of his first wife when his name is found on a list in a dead woman’s shoe. When others on the list also die, Easterbrook must clear his name, before he too becomes victim to this mysterious force.
Sunday, 9pm, BBC One

This sequel to the much-loved 2018 romcom To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before catches up with Lara and Peter, who are now an “official” couple going through the many firsts of first love: dates, Valentine’s Day, and doubts.
From Wednesday, Netflix

Talk to her… Abby McEnany in Work in Progress

Abby McEnany has set herself an ultimatum: find happiness in 180 days or kill herself. It’s extreme, but comic McEnany doesn’t do things by halves in this charming and touchingly funny semi-autobiographical series set in her native Chicago. Navigating a fraught dating scene and her own increasing list of insecurities, McEnany triumphs.
Wednesday, 9.40pm, Sky Comedy

Comedian Susan Calman proves an entertaining and empathic host in this pod on mental health. Her guests include comedians Catherine Bohart, Sofie Hagen and Marcus Brigstocke, all talking candidly about their anxieties, pleasures and performing troubles.
Podcast

When widow Harriet Walter finds herself having survived a suicide attempt and forced to move in with her daughter in Australia, it’s not the end-of-life treatment she had expected. It’s a darkly comic musing on the right to choose how we die in this new series from writer Samantha Strauss, featuring heartfelt performances from Walter and Frances O’Connor as her daughter.
Monday, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

Angel of death… Lizzy Caplan in Castle Rock. Photograph: Dana Starbard

The Stephen King and JJ Abrams anthology series returns for a second outing, this time focusing on the evil pursuits of nurse Annie Wilkes (Lizzie Caplan) in the town of Castle Rock. Wanted for murder and on the run with her young daughter, Wilkes soon comes across a much darker force at play in the town.
From Thursday, Starzplay

A fascinating series exploring the role television has had in shaping the LGBT community. Featuring narration from the likes of Janet Mock and Lena Waithe, each episode explores themes ranging from invisibility to homophobia.
From Friday, Apple TV+

Félix, godfather of the first Mexican cartel, must fight to retain his primacy in the drug trade in this second season of the spin-off show. With a DEA officer killed at the hands of the cartel, retribution is incoming, with lead agent Walt Breslin (Scoot McNairy) refusing – in time-honoured tradition – to play by the book.
From Thursday, Netflix

Emmanuelle Riva in Love
Look of love… Emmanuelle Riva in Amour. Photograph: Allstar

Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner is the story of retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva): they are happy in their handsome Paris apartment, until Anne suffers a stroke. Georges struggles to care for her at home in this emotionally exhausting final chapter of their love. It is a gruelling and intensely moving drama.
Sunday, 1am, Film4

It is Valentine’s Day on Friday and that means the premiere of another reality dating show. In a mix between Cilla Black’s Blind Date and an arranged marriage, prospective singles are set up with each other to chat online and over the phone before getting engaged, and then meeting for the first time. Will they still decide to get married when they do?
From Thursday, Netflix

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This week’s best home entertainment: from Pale Horse to Castle Rock