What to watch and review on Wednesday, December 14.
NEW! 2016: Showbiz Legends We’ve Lost (Channel 5, 6.30pm) From the moment that David Bowie died on Jaunary 10th, this year seems to have been determined to make us say goodbye to a lot of our favourite stars. This show looks at the past lives of Caroline Aherne, Victoria Wood, Prince, Ronnie Corbett and, of course, Bowie.
Coronation Street (ITV, 7.30pm) The net is closing in on scheming Phelan who tells his loser girlfriend Eileen that burns victim Anna is behind the poisoned pen letters. Cathy Matthews has called off her wedding to Roy Cropper after overhearing his reservations about getting married. It's all happening on the cobblestones.
Six Wives (BBC1, 9pm) Lucy Worsley’s imagined role as a nosey member of the royal household works surprisingly well in telling the story of Henry V111’s wives whose power only last as long as they can hold his interest. “These events all really happened or were recorded in historical documents or were reported by eyewitnesses,” says Worsley, a serious historian.
In Plain Sight (ITV, 9pm) Despite Muncie (Douglas Henshall) being convinced that Manuel has now committed four murders, William Watt is arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, daughter and sister-in-law. Determined to uncover the truth, the detective visits Manuel’s father and attempts to have William released. But then another girl goes missing. We probably know how it ends, but the performances and storylines make this an exceptional drama.