Appetite for Distraction

What to watch and listen to this week: A Michael Caine classic gets a modern reboot, Better Call Saul enters its final lap

The new updating of The Ipcress File is full of nods to the eccentric original film, right down to the quirky camera angles

Iain De Caestecker and Joanna Vanderham in The Control Room (tonight, 9pm, BBC One)

Compiled by Nadine O’Regan, Emmanuel Kehoe, and Jenny Murphy Byrne


The Control Room, Tonight, 9pm, BBC One

In this new three-part drama being shown on consecutive nights, Gabe (Iain De Caestecker) is an emergency call handler in Glasgow, who takes a disturbing call from a distressed woman. She appears to know him, but won’t reveal her name. Gabe’s obsession with identifying the woman plunges him into a series of dangerous scenarios. EK