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Monday, 31 August 2015

The TVweek: Saturday 5th - Friday 11th September 2015

Saturday
7.15pm Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show BBC1 - Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman launch a new series of the celebrity dance contest. The journey begins for 15 new stars.
9.00pm It Was Alright in the 1970's Channel 4 - New series narrated by Matt Lucas. With jaw-dropping clips and a range of bemused, amused and just plain horrified reactions, this series revisits the television of the past.
Sunday
9.00pm Lady Chatterley's Lover BBC1 - Drama based on the classic novel. Lady Constance Chatterley enjoys a happy marriage to the dashing aristocrat Sir Clifford Chatterley, until he is severely wounded serving in the First World War. Left using a wheelchair and impotent, Clifford becomes more distant, and Constance finds comfort in the company of the estate's brooding, lonely gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. In the England of the 1920s, the social divide between the upper class and their servants was unbreakable: an affair between a lady and a working man would scandalise society and ostracise them both.
10.00pm 20 Moments That Rocked the 90s Five - Clip show hosted by Helen Baxendale. From the death of Princess Diana, political storms and financial disasters to the birth of iconic entertainers, ratings-smashing TV shows and sporting triumphs, all the headline-grabbing events of the 1990s are recalled, many of which had an impact not just in the UK but across the globe.
Monday
5.00pm The Chase ITV - Return of the Quiz show fronted by Bradley Walsh.
8.00pm Britain as seen on ITV ITV - In celebration of 60 years of ITV, six decades of British life are recalled through archive footage, telling the story of the nation in a mosaic of clips from news programmes and documentaries. In this episode, the programme looks at the changing ways in which we get from A to B since ITV first took to the air in 1955.
8.00pm Jamie's Super Food Channel 4 - In this new six-part series, Jamie Oliver travels to some of the healthiest places in the world to uncover the secrets of how people there live longer and healthier lives. Just why do these areas - Costa Rica, Okinawa in Japan and the Greek island of Ikaria - have the most centenarians in the world? Back in the UK, inspired by his travels, the people he's met and the food they cook, Jamie creates easy, exciting, delicious and nutritious recipes featuring 'hero' ingredients that we can all cook up at home every day
9.00pm The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth and Victoria BBC1 -Documentary that compares the lives and the reigns of two extraordinary women who have steered their courses through periods of remarkable change: Elizabeth and Victoria. It follows Queen Elizabeth II on engagements in the UK and abroad as she approaches this historic date. With interviews and archive to illustrate the remarkable stories of these two female monarchs.
9.00pm Bletchley Park: Codebreaking's Forgotten Genius BBC2 - One-off documentary looking at Gordon Welchman, one of the original elite codebreakers crucial to the allies defeating the Nazis in World War Two. Filmed extensively at Bletchley Park, the centre for codebreaking operations during World War Two, this documentary features the abandoned buildings where thousands of people worked tirelessly trying to crack the codes, Hut 6, where Welchman pioneered his ground-breaking work, and a look at the machines that Welchman helped design.
9.00pm Doc Martin ITV - Seventh series of the comedy drama starring Martin Clunes. Martin returns to Portwenn, but without Louisa. She has gone to stay with her mother in Spain to take some time out to think, and Martin is left wondering if she will ever come back. Aunt Ruth has found him a therapist, but life in Portwenn continues to get in the doc's way - in the form of Steve Baker and his lifeboat training exercise.
9.00pm Treasures of the Indus BBC4 - Series telling the story of the Indian sub-continent through the treasures of three very different people, places and dynasties that have shaped the modern Indian world.
Tuesday
Notable Continuing Series: Educating Cardiff, 9.00pm, Channel 4
10.00pm Ballers Sky Atlantic - Dwayne Johnson stars as an NFL star turned financial manager to the rich and famous in a glossy comedy drama from the team behind Entourage.
Wednesday
8.00pm ITV Changed my Life ITV - It is 60 years since the first ITV broadcast on 3rd September 1955, and as the channel celebrates its first six decades, this documentary looks back at some of the people whose lives have been changed forever by its shows.
9.00pm Doctor Foster BBC1 - Surrane Jones stars in this tense five-part drama as GP Gemma Foster who has her life torn apart when she investigates whether her husband is harbouring a dark secret. The truth shocks her to the core.
9.00pm Grand Designs Channel 4 - In this first episode of the new series Kevin meets Clinton Dall from Sussex, who's attempting to build one of the largest homes ever featured on Grand Designs. Not only that, he wants it to be perfect - from the finish of his mirrored cruciform steel columns, to how the floor tiles line up with the dining room table.
10.00pm Million Pound Movers Channel 4 - With the number of millionaire homeowners rising, the high-end removals industry in the UK is booming. Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful life events, and for those blessed with the finer things in life the stakes are even higher. Million Pound Movers goes behind closed doors to meet the wealthy clients moving pricey and priceless objects, plus the firms tasked with completing the job where one mistake could cost thousands.
Thursday
9.00pm Hunted Channel 4 - In the high octane new series Hunted, 14 British citizens are given fugitive status and go on the run. For up to 28 days they must evade capture from some of the world's best investigators. But, as the fugitives soon find out, hiding in the UK isn't easy when everything they do leaves a trail. The UK has an estimated one CCTV camera for every 11 people, and we leave a vast electronic footprint from cash withdrawals, supermarket shopping, texts, calls and social media posts. Leading the hunt is Chief Brett Lovegrove, former Head of Counter Terrorism for City of London Police who led the City of London Police response to the 7/7 bombings. He runs a team of 30 hunters carefully selected from law enforcement, military intelligence, cyber analysis, online profiling and human tracking.
10.00pm Mock the Week BBC2 - Dara O Briain and the team return for another series of the topical comedy featuring guests Ed Gamble, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Josh Widdicombe.
10.00pm First Dates Channel 4 - The tables are set and the drinks are on ice as the First Dates restaurant welcomes a new batch of singles looking for romance.
10.35pm Motorway Cops BBC1
Friday
9.00pm Gogglebox Channel 4 - In a brand new run, Britain's favourite opinionated TV viewers share their sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week's biggest and best shows.
9.00pm Mount Pleasant Sky1 - As series five of the comedy drama starring Sally Lindsay and Samantha Womack begins, the close welcomes much-in-love new neighbours Jenna and Cameron.
10.00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4 - New series sees Alan joined by Tom Hardy and Demi Lavato.

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