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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

TVweek: Saturday 4th - Friday 10th October 2014

Saturday
9.15pm Genesis: Together and Apart BBC2 - A feature-length documentary about one of the most successful British bands in rock music, reuniting Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett to tell their story. The film recounts their extraordinary musical story, exploring the songwriting and the emotional highs and lows. It features previously unseen archive material and rare footage from across their entire career.
Sunday
9.00pm Sacred Rivers with Simon Reeve BBC2 - Adventurer Simon Reeve discovers stories from parts of the world that cannot be grasped without understanding the vast influence of their rivers.
10.30pm QIXL BBC2 - Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. From lonely whales to larval locomotives, Stephen Fry takes a look at the animal kingdom themed around the letter L.
Monday
9.00pm The Kitchen BBC2 - Documentary from the makers of Gogglebox which follows eight very different households in their kitchens, capturing the spirit of life in Britain. It is late August and Britain is in holiday mode. Households include the Barry-Powers blended family in Cardiff, where mum Louise is juggling the demands of five children; the Harrars in Staffordshire, who are passionate about their Punjabi recipes with a twist; and London flatsharers and serial daters Matt, Dave and Xanthi.
9.00pm Granchester ITV -  Six-part drama series set in 1953, adapted from the series of novels by James Runcie. Happy Valley's James Norton stars as Sidney Chambers, the vicar of Grantchester and a much-admired parish priest. In the first episode, Sidney has just spent a glorious morning in the company of the woman with whom he is secretly in love, Amanda Kendall. Racing to church, Sidney arrives just in time to conduct the funeral of a local solicitor - a death which appears to be the result of suicide. Sidney comforts the man's young widow Hildegard Staunton, but is soon called away by the glamorous Pamela Morton. Pamela reveals that she was having an affair with the dead man and has reason to believe he was murdered. Sidney starts to investigate and soon comes up against the grumpy local DI, Geordie Keating - who does not appreciate the vicar sticking his oar in. As Sidney begins to uncover evidence that the suicide was staged, his own world is shaken apart when he receives news that Amanda has got engaged.
10.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 - Host Jimmy Carr returns with team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock for a brand new series of the topical comedy panel show.
Tuesday
8.00pm Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment BBC2 - Series exploring topical scientific issues. Liz Bonnin joins forces with some of the world's top cat experts to conduct a groundbreaking scientific study. With GPS trackers and cat cameras, we follow 100 cats in three very different environments to find out what they get up to when they leave the cat flap. Discover how cats see, hear and smell the world with the senses of their wild ancestors, and why this could be making life difficult for them in the modern world.
8.00pm The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2014 ITV - Carol Vorderman hosts the 16th Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor Hotel where extraordinary real life people are rewarded for acts of remarkable courage and bravery. Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron are joined by more than 100 stars including Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Jamie Oliver, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Stephen Fry, Katherine Kelly, Amanda Holden,
Russell Brand, John Bishop and Jimmy Carr to celebrate the nation's unsung heroes in this glittering awards ceremony.
8.00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Channel 4 - Series 3 of the series that follows people who, by their own admission, cannot stop cleaning, and carefully matches them with someone whose home is in dire need of a spring clean.
9.00pm Human Universe BBC2 - Professor Brian Cox fronts a new series exploring our origins. Over the Earth, only one creature has evolved the ability to escape the planet - us. For Brian, our ascent marks the pinnacle of our achievements as a species. So who are we? How - from a universe made of stars, rocks and endless space - did our civilisation emerge?
10.35pm My Big Beautiful Wedding Dress BBC1 - Documentary following best friends Jo and Alison, who run a bridal shop for plus-size women.
Wednesday
10.00pm Extreme Brat Camp Channel 4 - Brat Camps are an extreme youth disciplinary concept that's firmly embedded in American culture. Every year thousands of American children are transported to one of over 1000 private facilities dotted across the United States. In the USA today it's estimated the child intervention industry is worth over $2 billion, as parents send their kids away to residential programmes - often against their will - in an attempt to change their behaviour.
Thursday
Continuing Series: Who Do You Think You Are? 9.00pm BBC1 - Twiggy looks into her family history for the 100th episode.
Peaky Blinders 9.00pm BBC2 - Second episode of the new series of the gang drama set in Birmingham.
Educating the East End 9.00pm Channel 4 - Paige is one of the most popular girls in school; she and her group are some of the most well-known students. Paige, Georgia and Yasmine are loud and confident, and when you walk into a room you know that they are there. The younger girls look up to them, the boys have crushes on them, they're set to do well in their GCSEs, and from the outside they seem to have it all. But with the pressure building in the run-up to exams, cracks start to show in their friendship and threaten to derail everything they've been working towards.
Friday
9.00pm Lewis ITV - New series of the popular crime drama. A lack of experienced officers means that Chief Superintendent Innocent has asked Lewis to come out of retirement to help newly promoted DI Hathaway with his first murder investigation - a tricky case that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights. After an arson attack on a hunting lodge, Hathaway and new partner DS Lizzie Maddox have a dead neurosurgeon on their hands. Alastair Stoke was shot in the head on the farmland he co-owned with his troubled business partner, but as Hathaway delves into the network of fear and loathing that surrounds the surgeon, the case begins to career out of control.

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