The dark side of the internet


Dawn Renton takes a look at the week’s TV highlights


(Thursday, Channel 4, 9.00 p.m.)

This one-off drama, told in real time, follows teenager Casey Jacobs as she’s targeted by an advanced computer hacker, where the dark depths of the internet are exposed. Frightening and all too real.

Blues at the BBC

(Friday, BBC Four, 11.00 p.m.)

When you tune into a BBC Four music show, you know you are on to a winner. Featuring archive footage of blues performances from the Kinks, BB King, Long John Baldry and many more over the past 50 years that were originally recorded for shows including The Beat Room, The Old Grey Whistle Test and The Late Show.

The World’s Best Diet

(Saturday, Channel 4, 7.30 p.m.) Fret not, it’s not the mayple syrup diet or the fresh air detox, or whatever latest fad Hollywood’s skinniest have been shouting about. Presenters Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton jet around the world sampling some of the least and most healthiest diet. Who would have thought that we should be scoffing fermented cabbage every day like the South Koreans?

Panorama: Trouble at Tesco

(Monday, BBC One, 8.30 p.m.)

Tesco is losing customers, its share price is down and profits have taken a tumble. It also faces an investigation over its accounting practices. Why, you may ask? Well, BBC business editor Kamal Ahmed goes to find out.

Paul O’Grady’s Animal 

(Tuesday, STV, 9.00 p.m)

He loves his animals does Paul, eh? He returns with a new series which sees him touring Zambia, Namibia and South Africa helping to hand-rear orphaned animals and prepare them for release back into their natural habitats. Bless.