Appetite for Distraction: Our pick of this week’s best home entertainment

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Richard Dormer stars in The Watch, an eight-part comedy drama from the imagination of English fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, on BBC Two.

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It’d be safe to say that Sharon Shannon did not spring Venus-like from the waters of the great river Shannon playing a button accordion, but here, in the first of a four-part series, along with her cousin Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin, she travels the Shannon region beginning at the source of the river in Co Cavan. Among their guests along the way are Steve Wickham and Liam Ó Maonlaí. EK