What to watch on TV this week: 'The Newsreader' to 'Scarlett Moffatt Investigates'

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The Newsreader and Britain's Tourette's Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt Investigates are in this week's highlights. (BBC/Channel 4)
The Newsreader and Britain's Tourette's Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt Investigates are in this week's highlights. (BBC/Channel 4)

If documentaries are your thing, this is the week for you - Channel 4 kicks things off with Scarlett Moffatt telling her personal tale while investigating the rise of Tourette's diagnoses in Britain's Tourette's Mystery.

Find out more about what fossil fuel companies knew about climate change decades before the extreme temperatures we're currently experiencing in BBC Two's Big Oil vs. The World.

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The ongoing Rolling Stones BBC documentary series features Charlie Watts this week, while Disney+ looks at con artist Anna Sorokin in The Sinfluencer of Soho.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 18 - 24 July, 2022

Britain's Tourette's Mystery: Scarlett Moffatt Investigates - Channel 4 - Tuesday, 10pm

Scarlett Moffatt investigates the rise of Tourette's. (Channel 4)
Scarlett Moffatt investigates the rise of Tourette's. (Channel 4)

Scarlett Moffatt has steadily made her way from Gogglebox regular to telly favourite, and now she's turning her hand to documentaries.

Moffatt has suffered from tics herself since she was 12, and in this exploration of Tourette's she looks at the rise in diagnoses over the last 18 months, as well as what could be behind it.

Big Oil vs. The World - BBC Two - Thursday, 9pm

Find out more about the fossil fuel industry and climate change. (Shutterstock)
Find out more about the fossil fuel industry and climate change. (Shutterstock)

In a timely piece of scheduling, this documentary looks at the fossil fuel industry and what they knew about climate change - and covered up - more than four decades ago.

Temperatures may have cooled a little by Thursday, but the outraged response to this story of denial and dismissiveness in the name of financial gain won't have done.

The Thing About Pam - Paramount+ - Thursday

Renée Zellweger plays the notorious Pam Hupp in true crime series The Thing About Pam. (Paramount+)
Renée Zellweger plays the notorious Pam Hupp in true crime series The Thing About Pam. (Paramount+)

Paramount+ has been signing up a steady stream of A-list talent to its original shows, and here Renee Zellweger joins them.

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She plays Pam Hupp in the true crime dramatisation exploring the murder of Betsy Faria in 2011 and her husband's subsequent conviction, followed by the chain of events that led him to be exonerated and revealed Hupp's nefarious plot.

The Sinfluencer of Soho - Disney+ - Friday

If you've seen the Netflix drama Inventing Anna starring Julia Garner, now it's time to delve into the real-life story with this documentary.

Find out how notorious con artist Anna Sorokin managed to pull the wool over the eyes of some of New York's wealthiest, enjoying a lavish lifestyle before she was eventually jailed.

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Charlie Watts: My Life As A Rolling Stone - BBC Two - Saturday, 9pm

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones documentary series looks at Charlie Watts' life. (BBC)

The Rolling Stones documentary series takes a slightly different turn in this episode, focussing on the only band member who isn't still here to tell the tale.

It's an emotional tribute to the quiet drummer, who despite being very different to his co-stars, was beloved by all of them.

The Newsreader - BBC Two - Sunday, 9pm

New drama from Australia arrives for Sunday nights. (BBC)
New drama from Australia arrives for Sunday nights. (BBC)

New Sunday night drama welcomes Australian series The Newsreader to our screens.

Set in the 80s, it follows the bond between a young TV reporter and a newsreader as they find personal and professional similarities while covering the period's biggest stories.

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