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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The TVweek: Sunday 26th - Friday 31st October 2014

Sunday
7.00pm Keep It in the Family ITV - Bradley Walsh hosts a brand new show in which two families go head-to-head in a series of games to win all sorts of prizes. This week, six members of the Emmerdale cast - Mark Charnock, Natalie Anderson, Dominic Brunt, Samantha Giles, Chris Bisson and Charlotte Bellamy - face being dropped through a trapdoor as the families decide whether to swap a prize, drop it or keep it in the family.
9.00pm Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered BBC1 - Dallas Campbell reveals new scientific research and carries out unique experiments to get to the truth. For the first time, a virtual autopsy of Tut's mummified body reveals astonishing secrets about the pharaoh. Using CT scan data, the programme creates the first full size, scientifically accurate image of the real Tutankhamun.
9.00pm Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar BBC2 - Two-part series which tells the story of the conflict in Afghanistan and asks what has been achieved and whether, after such a bruising experience, the British have the will to fight in distant lands again
Monday
8.30pm Baby P: The Untold Story BBC1 - Documentary looking at the case of Baby P, asking whether there were other professionals who might have saved Peter Connelly and, if so, why this has never been publicly revealed. The film reveals the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring that pushed some professionals into the spotlight and left others hidden in the shadows, and features interviews with many people who've never discussed the story before, including Haringey's former head of children's services Sharon Shoesmith, Peter's social worker Maria Ward, and Nasim O'Subhi, husband of the doctor who allegedly missed Peter's broken back.
9.00pm Intruders BBC2 - John Simm stars in this new US series. Ex-cop Jack Whelan worries about his lawyer wife Amy's behaviour, while nine-year-old Madison is contacted by an enigmatic killer. Events echo earlier occurrences, but breaking the cycle has serious consequences. Episode 2 airs straight afterwards.
Tuesday
8.00pm Autumnwatch BBC2
8.00pm The Flash Sky1 - US superhero drama from the creators of Arrow. Meet Barry Allen, a CSI investigator who, after an accident, suddenly develops a need for speed.
9.00pm The Missing BBC1 - 8-part drama starring James Nesbitt exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction on both the family and the wider community, told over two time frames and two countries. In 2006, Tony and Emily Hughes' lives change forever when their five-year-old son Oliver goes missing on a family holiday to France. A huge manhunt is launched, led by one of France's best detectives, but the police face an uphill struggle to find the young boy - Oliver seems to have disappeared into thin air. Eight years on from Oliver's disappearance, the fallout has resulted in the end of Tony and Emily's marriage. Tony refuses to believe that Oliver is dead and doggedly continues his search to find his son. After years of searching, Tony is given new hope when a shred of evidence emerges.
10.00pm Life is Toff BBC3 - Series following the eccentric and aristocratic Fulford family at home on their 800-year-old country estate, as the children grapple with coming-of-age under the watchful eye of irascible dad Francis. In the opening episode, youngest brother Edmund falls foul of a hole in the wall and the family clash as eldest son and heir Arthur seeks ideas on new ways to raise cash to maintain the ancient manor house he'll one day inherit. With the family divided, will Arthur's house tour or his siblings' car boot sale win the day?
Wednesday
9.00pm People Like Us BBC3 - Series about young people growing up on a housing estate in Chelmsley Wood near Birmingham. Life on this big council estate is never dull and often a challenge for the large population of young people who live there. However, they have their own way of getting by and getting on. People like single mum and determined job hunter Sade, who always dresses to impress. We also meet Mo, the joking shopkeeper whose body is his temple; Antonio, whose criminal past is never far behind; and sisters Becky and Louise, looking for love against the odds.
9.00pm Spider House BBC4 - Alice Roberts overcomes her arachnophobia to enter a spider-filled house where drama unfolds. She meets entomologist Tim Cockerill, who immerses her in the wonders of web building, the secrets of fly catching and the spider-eat-spider world they inhabi
10.00pm Sweat the Small Stuff BBC3 - Nick Grimshaw hosts the comedy panel show that makes a big deal about life's little annoyances. Team captains Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom are joined by Jack Osbourne, TV presenter Alex Brooker, comedian Romesh Ranganathan and pop star Ella Eyre.
Thursday
9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 - Channel 4's RTS award-winning documentary series starts a new run at a new hospital. After six series and 70 episodes at King's College Hospital, the new series is filmed at St George's Hospital in south west London, whose A&E department is one of the most advanced and busiest in the world.
Friday
8.30pm Citizen Khan BBC1 - Sitcom following the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan and his long-suffering family. When the family arrives back from a trip to Pakistan with Mr Khan's mother-in-law in tow, Mr Khan is lumbered with looking after her. Then a miracle happens: she announces she wants to move into a home.

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