OUR pick of tonight's TV

Bad Move (ITV, 8pm)

ESCAPING to the countryside is a dream many city-dwellers have had over the years - the BBC even has a daytime TV programme dedicated to the idea.

However, the reality sometimes doesn't live up to the bucolic image we have, which is something Steve and Nicky discovered to their cost during the first run of this sitcom, which is co-scripted by Jack Dee (who also stars as Steve) and Pete Sinclair. Part of the problem is their house - it's a crumbling wreck that shows no signs of improving thanks to an infestation of moths and a troublesome septic tank. But in the first episode of the second run, it's a gaping hole in the roof that gives the ever-harassed couple their biggest nightmare.

Grand Designs (C4, 9pm)

NEW series. Kevin McCloud meets Spanish architect Jaime and his wife Mimi as they embark on a mission to convert a Grade II listed folly into a family home in Buckinghamshire.

Giving themselves a wildly optimistic six month deadline to finish before the birth of their second child, it's not long before the couple hit trouble. Jaime puts all his energies and creativity into the project, using innovative 3D mapping to squeeze living spaces into the tower, but it proves to be an exhausting struggle.

Trust (BBC2, 9pm)

IN the 1990s and early 2000s, Brendan Frazer was everywhere - he seemed to be Hollywood producers' actor of choice to play naive fish out of water in movies like Encino Man, George of the Jungle and Blast from the Past.

Then it all went quiet for a while, but in the last few years he's been carving out a new career as a TV character actor, with roles in The Affair and now this gripping series in which he plays J Paul Getty's trusted fixer Fletcher Chace. This week, Chace is off to Rome to investigate the disappearance of his boss's grandson.

Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure (ITV, 9pm)

JOANNA LUMLEY follows the Silk Road from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, travelling across the post-Soviet states of Georgia and Azerbaijan.

From the seaside resort of Batumi, on Georgia's Black Sea, Joanna travels across the heart of the Caucasus region, passing through stunning mountain settlements, cities and vineyards, and finally the uber-modern city of Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan. On the way she learns not only about the ancient Silk Road, but how these two very different countries are still finding their identities.

Casualty 24/7 (C5, 9pm)

NEW series. Documentary following the work of medical emergency teams in the A&E department of Barnsley Hospital, beginning as severe weather conditions place it under even more stress than usual.

Dr Julian tends to pensioner Brian who was brought in after breaking his ankle walking his dog in the snow, and the medic also sees former miner Andrew, who has a chronic lung condition. Paediatric consultant Dr Jane is called into action when four-year-old Teddy is rushed in after gashing his head in a sledging accident.

Defending the Guilty (BBC2, regions vary)

THE last time we saw Will Sharpe, he was playing the perennially confused but lovable Shun in Flowers, the Channel 4 comedy he also wrote and directed.

Now the 31-year-old rising star is back on the box in another sitcom, albeit a rather more straightforward one than the aforementioned Flowers. It's been adapted by Cuckoo writer Kieron Quirke from Alex McBride's wickedly funny non-fiction book Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom. Sharpe plays Will Packham, an idealistic trainee barrister who believes his job is to service justice - until he meets his new mentor (played by Katherine Parkinson). She soon puts him straight, declaring in no uncertain terms that "a barrister's job is to win". Can Will keep that in mind as he tries to prove he has what it takes to get to the top of his profession?