Is there anything worth watching on telly this Monday? ATV Today Editor Doug Lambert looks at the highlights from the world of TV for September 24th.

One to Watch: Traffic Cops, 8pm, Channel 5

A sobering episode of the Traffic Cops this evening. It’s kicking-out time in Harrogate, so PC Andy stops and breathalyses a van driver. Blowing more than twice over the legal limit, the young man tries to run for it but is soon caught after a foot chase and brief struggle. The suspect’s evening misdemeanours don’t end there, however. On the way into custody, the cops discover three bags of white powder inside the driver’s jacket pocket, and he is further arrested on drugs charges.

A public-spirited motorist follows a woman he suspects of drink-driving after spotting her buying alcohol at a York petrol station. He records her car weaving in the middle of the road on a dashcam, passing the data on to the police. When the Traffic Cops catch up, the woman looks very drunk and is arrested after failing a breath test.

The stakes don’t get much higher than when truckers get behind the wheel while under the influence. The Traffic Cops stop a 32-tonne lorry on the A1(M) motorway that has been seen drifting across lanes. PC Dean smells cannabis in the vehicle’s cab, and the driver duly fails the drugs wipe. It’s behaviour that leaves PC Andy ‘speechless’, as he knows only too well the consequences of people driving under the influence.

Image Double: Tattoo Fixers and Super Salon, from 9pm, E4

Tattoo Fixers returned for a new series last week, but this time it has gone rather extreme! Two new artists, brothers Pash and Uzzi, have joined Sketch, Alice and Paisley as they deal with the nation’s biggest tattoo shockers. This week, Sketch gets rid of Josh’s shocking tribute to his best mate’s body part, Alice helps Hannah cover an X-rated memorial to her wild-child years, and Pash takes on Henry’s criminal backside portrait. Uzzi covers Alan’s tribute to an R’n’B superstar, Sketch helps Kaylee deal with a truly obscene arm tatt, and Alice creates a design to celebrate Jane’s best friend, a pet rubber snake.

At 10pm we head to the Super Salon for a look behind the scenes of one of the UK’s biggest and wildest super salons. Capturing every blow dry, bust up, staff drama and client confession. Plus the infamous salon parties. This time, there’s an unexpected proposal while boss Cherise is on the warpath after a customer complaint and a psychic client causes ripples among the staff while the salon throws its first ever gay pride party. 

New Order Night, 9pm, Sky Arts

Settle in for an evening of timelessly innovative music and stunning visuals from Manchester’s electronic pop pioneers. Formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard
Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris after the demise of their previous band Joy Division, New Order emerged as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of their time, embracing an electronic disco sound that helped pioneer a synth-pop revolution.

For one night, New Order take centre stage on Sky Arts, kicking things off with New Order: Decades, a documentary that follows the band’s preparations in the staging of their acclaimed collaboration So It Goes with the artist Liam Gillick and the 12-piece synthesiser orchestra that captured the headlines during the Manchester International Festival 2017.

This is followed at 11pm by New Order: Live in Glasgow which sees the band perform a dazzling career-spanning set list, which includes True Faith, Blue Monday and Temptation, at Glasgow’s Academy in October 2006.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, from today on Sky Store

The movies’ most iconic franchise returns to our screens with this fun, fast-paced instalment, new to Sky Store. Han Solo – that stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder – gets a Star Wars spin-off all of his own, with Ron Howard taking over directing duties from original incumbents Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and cementing his safe-as-houses reputation.

Taking over from Harrison Ford, meanwhile, is Alden Ehrenreich. Seemingly undaunted by the sizeable space boots he’s filling, the Hail, Caesar! actor nails the character’s roguish charm and confidently brings home a fleet-footed origins story that gives us the birth of one of the great silver-screen bromances – step forward Joonas Suotamo as Wookiee partner in crime, Chewbacca. We also see how Han out-swindles the smooth-talking Lando Calrissian (Atlanta’s Donald Glover) and first gets his mitts on the Millennium Falcon. “Punch it, Chewie!’”

Doc Martin, 8pm, ITV3

Another chance to see the second series of Doc Martin over on ITV3. The comedy-drama, set on the Cornish coast, starring Martin Clunes as the gruff but loveable GP with a phobia of blood gets another airing on ITV’s third channel in case you missed it the first time, or maybe you just want to relive the moments again.

In the series opener, Martin comes to the aid of his aunt Joan by looking at her friend Muriel. Her son is worried that she’s showing signs of dementia, but Martin isn’t convinced. The medic also examines Eddie Rix, whose symptoms are baffling.

The Good Cop, streaming now on Netflix

In The Good Cop, Tony Danza plays Big Tony, a lovable yet not exactly honourable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, TJ, Josh Groban, a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules while solving Brooklyn’s toughest cases. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice.

Also joining the cast are Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock, Jr and Bill Kottkamp. The series is inspired by a format from Israeli production company YES.

New Order take over Sky Arts from 9pm
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