Wednesday telly highlights for September 20th with ATV Today Editor Doug Lambert.

The Detectives: Murder On The Streets, BBC Two, 9pm

With unparalleled and intimate access, this four-part series follows Manchester’s murder detectives over the course of a year as they try to unravel complex cases in dramatic real time.

In this episode, when a burnt body is discovered in a homeless camp under railway arches close to the city centre, GMP’s Major Incident Team is called to the scene, and very soon a murder investigation is underway.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, head of MIT, (pictured) takes on the case – but with no CCTV and no witnesses the team has little to go on. As extensive forensic work is carried out at the scene, the investigation leads detectives into the world of Manchester’s exploding young homelessness crisis.

Also in this episode, another case comes into MIT. A woman is the victim of a horrific petrol bomb attack in her own home. With the suspected attacker, her brother, on the run and armed with more petrol bombs police launch a full scale man hunt…

Unreal Lives – Niall Horan, BBC iPlayer, from today

Niall Horan joins BBC Radio 1’s Greg James for a brand new chat show – with a twist. As a member of one of the world’s biggest boy-bands, One Direction, Niall has done hundreds of interviews in the past – but none as unreal as this as.

In Unreal Lives: Niall Horan, the singer must answer Greg’s fictional questions about an imaginary past – with hilarious consequences.

Cycling: Road World Championships Highlights, BBC Two, 2.30pm

Jill Douglas presents live coverage of the cycling Road World Championships from Bergen, Norway.

Chris Froome looks set to lead the British challenge in a competitive men’s time trial field which also includes 2017 Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin and reigning champion, Germany’s Tony Martin.

Jill and guests will also look back at Tuesday’s women’s time trial. This time 12 months ago it was 41 year-old American Amber Neben who was celebrating a second world title in the women’s contest. Fast forward to 2017 and Annemiek van Vleuten is one to watch having won the La Course by Le Tour title and the Dutch national time trial crown already this year.

Commentary comes from Simon Brotherton, Chris Boardman and Rochelle Gilmore.

Bad Move, ITV, STV and UTV, 8pm

A brand new comedy drama, starring Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman as a married couple who swap the rat race of city living for an idyllic rural home.

They have been seduced by the TV relocation shows and have read the glossy lifestyle magazines, and now they are ready to live a simple existence in their dream house.

But the dream is rapidly turning into a nightmare. Steve’s website design business has a small problem – they cannot get internet. To tide them over Nicky finds some gardening work in the village, but gets a shock.

Their mood is not helped by their gloating neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk), whose homegrown produce is going from strength to strength.

They also have to contend with Grizzo (Seann Walsh), the locally-based rock star who has a somewhat hyperactive approach to country living. Was this a bad move?

“This is a comedy about the grass always being greener on the other side of the fence – until you jump over the fence and realise it’s an algae covered stagnant pond of sludge.” – Jack Dee

Coronation Street, ITV, STV and UTV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm

Of course ATV Today readers can get all the daily soap goings on in our Pick of the Plots section, but we had to note today its a landmark evening for ITV Granada’s Coronation Street.

On our screens for almost 57 years the once twice a week saga goes six episodes from this evening, with two outings on a Monday, two on a Wednesday and two on a Friday

Tonight to mark the first of its six a week outings the storyline sees love rivals Eva, played by Catherine Tyldesley and Maria, actress Samia Ghadie, battling it out in a fountain on Eve’s wedding day. From October 2nd ITV3 viewers will be able to enjoy classic Corrie episodes as the channel broadcasts a ‘best of’ selection of memorable editions.

This Morning, ITV, STV and UTV 10.30am

As TV’s grumpiest GP returns, Martin Clunes tells the ITV magazine show why Doc Martin is still a man behaving badly. And a care home – but not as we know it. Find out how a group of pensioners have been given a new lease of life by spending their days with toddlers.

Plus Philip and Holly are opening the discussion of bullying up again today as they meet a heartbroken mum who decided to post a shocking video of her daughter being beaten up in an attempt to shame those responsible and, er…

Do you feel like your bits down below aren’t ‘normal’. Would you consider getting a ‘designer vagina’ in your lunch break? New statistics revealed that the number of labiaplasty procedures increased globally by 45% last year, and the surgery is now the world’s fastest growing cosmetic procedure. This Morning we’ll be seeing how women can have a quick fix and revitalise their vagina.

Coronation Street goes six times a week on ITV, UTV and STV from tonight.

999: On The Frontline, More 4, 9pm

This new series, for More 4, has been filmed simultaneously with the ambulance crews of the West Midlands.

The production shows the range of cases they deal with at the same time across different locations in the area. In this second episode of the run, a 17-year-old boy has a suspected bleed on the brain after a rugby tackle has left him with slurred speech. Paramedics Neil Vann and Laura Perkins are first on scene and call the air ambulance for backup.

At the same time, another Coventry crew attend an eight-month-old baby who is choking, after they have finished treating a 67-year-old man trapped in his car following an accident.

While in Birmingham, paramedic Sam Grimson and student paramedic Dave Watts treat a man who’s fallen from a ladder and may have punctured his lung.

Football on 5: The Carabao Cup, Channel 5, 10pm

Colin Murray presents highlights of the third round of the Carabao Cup, as the seven Premier League teams involved in Europe join the competition.

The round features four all-Premiership clashes: Leicester v Liverpool, Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, West Brom v Man City, and Bournemouth v Brighton.

Plus, Man United begin their defence against Burton Albion, while Chelsea take on Nottingham Forest.

Stella, Sky 1, 9pm

The sixth and final series of Stella continues tonight with its second episode of six.

Knowing she has to fess up about her secret to Michael, Stella’s head is all over the place as she moves Ben into uni. Nadine teams up with Bobby on a matchmaking venture, while Stella’s dad Ken shows up to help Aunty Brenda plan a bash for her mum’s 100th birthday.

Luke and Zoe get some life-changing news but the family celebrations are cut short when Aunty Brenda makes a shocking discovery.

Take one last trip to Pontyberry as the laughs continue tonight in Ruth Jones’s much-loved comedy drama.

Birmingham takes centre stage on More 4’s 999: On The Frontline, tonight at 9pm
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