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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The TVweek: Saturday 7th - Friday 13th September 2013

Saturday
6.50pm Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 - Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present a red carpet premiere show, in which 15 new stars each discover which professional dancer they will be paired with, and they all take to the dance floor for the very first time. Will it be ballroom bliss, or murder on the dance floor? Plus music performances from Rod Stewart and Jessie J, who performs her new single.
Sunday
10.00pm QIXL BBC2 - First extended episode of the 'K' series.
Monday
7.00pm Hustling America Five - TV conman Alexis Conran travels across America in the footsteps of history's greatest hustlers. He hopes to pull off the hardest cons of all, known as proposition bets - outlandish wagers that are almost impossible to win unless you know the cunning secret behind them. In this opening episode, Alex visits Texas, Arkansas and Missouri, tracing the roots of the man thought to have been the most skilled and devious hustler of all - Titanic Thompson.
9.00pm Blackout Channel 4 - This new feature-length 'What-If' drama explores the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid. Based on expert advice and meticulous research, Blackout combines real user-generated footage, alongside fictional scenes.
Tuesday
9.00pm Building the Dream More4 - Architectural designer Charlie Luxton is convinced it's possible to build a dream home that's both amazing yet affordable. Charlie works with people who want to turn an empty plot of land into their dream home, made to suit their lifestyles, but on a budget they can afford. Charlie isn't just a casual observer though, as he gets stuck in to try and help the group get the very best out of their dream designs. He also sends them to meet with others who've already taken the chance and created their own dream homes.
Wednesday
9.00pm Wipers Times BBC2 - Historical drama written by Ian Hislop and starring Emila Fox. World War I drama based on a true story. Captain Fred Roberts discovers a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium, in 1916, and decides to publish a satirical magazine. Produced under enemy fire and defying both authority and gas attacks, the magazine proves a huge success with the troops on the western front.
9.00pm Mount Pleasant Sky Living - Series three of the colourful comedy drama begins with a party as former EastEnders stars Samantha Womack and Nigel Harman move in as the lively new residents.
Thursday
9.00pm Peaky Blinders BBC2 - Period crime drama set in 1919 Birmingham. Thomas Shelby controls the Peaky Blinders, one of the city's most feared criminal organisations, but his ambitions go beyond running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, Thomas recognises an opportunity to move up in the world.
9.00pm Teenage Exorcists BBC3 - Documentary about three young, all-American girls - Brynne, Tess and Savannah - who enjoy wholesome pursuits such as horse riding, karate and Sherlock Holmes, but also happen to be exorcists. The girls believe much of the world's population is possessed by evil spirits which are causing addiction, depression and suffering. In a fight against the devil's army, they have been touring America performing public exorcisms on their believers. Now they are taking the fight to a city they think of as one of the most spiritually corrupt in the world - London. But what will Brits make of these evangelical American exorcists?
Friday
8.00pm Gino's Italian Escape ITV - Chef Gino D'Acampo undertakes a culinary journey around his native Italy. In the first episode, he visits the stunning Amalfi Coast and the town of Amalfi itself, a favourite holiday destination during his childhood.
9.00pm Brits Icon: Elton John ITV - The BRITs launches a brand new award for the most influential and legendary artists of our time. The first recipient to be honoured is Sir Elton John, whose career has spanned decades and enjoyed remarkable success. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the show includes live performances of Elton's best-loved songs, a candid interview with the man himself and a galaxy of stars including Annie Lennox, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow, Emeli Sande, and Mumford and Sons, who pay tribute to a true icon of his genre. The award will be presented by a very special guest who will also perform live.
10.00pm Celebrity Super-Spa Five - Fly-on-the-wall series. Helen Flanagan, Rustie Lee, Yvette Fielding, James (Arg) Argent, John Burton-Race and Jody Latham enrol into a super-spa in Liverpool to learn all things hair and beauty. Overseeing their training is Herbert, the colourful owner. His business is built on high standards and he expects the same from his trainees... The trainees arrive for the first time at the spa and meet their eccentric mentor. After a day learning massage, they gather in the staff dining room to hear Herbert's assessment of their progress.

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