It’s cold and dark outside, so what better time to tune to a replacement set of buffed and tanned young singles because the thinkpiece behemoth switches to South Africa for its first winter iteration? We’ll still be hoping for the beloved Love Island traits of backstabbing faux-romances, nonsensical challenges and people all-important text messages.
Sunday 12 January, 9pm, ITV2
The comic joys of teenagehood get dissected altogether their grim glory within the second season of this Netflix hit. Asa Butterfield returns as 16-year-old Otis, who has become an unlikely school hero by dispensing the bedroom advice of his sex therapist mum Jean (Gillian Anderson).
From Friday 17 January, Netflix
Louis Theroux: Selling Sex
Since the exchange of sex for money is legal in Britain as long because it doesn’t involve coercion or exploitation, Louis Theroux goes in search of the people that are using the web to form a living through sex. With the potential to earn many pounds per hour, Theroux asks whether sex work should be considered empowering or exploitative.
Sunday 12 January, 9pm, BBC Two
Writer and director Tarantino joins Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to speak through the pleasures of returning to films, beginning with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. It’s clear that Tarantino may be a superfan, praising Nolan’s “virtuosity” and even comparing him to Kubrick.