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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The TVweek: Saturday 19th - Friday 25th September 2015

Saturday
7.40pm Doctor Who BBC1 - Peter Capaldi returns in a new series. When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face to face, and for the Doctor and Clara, survival seems impossible.
Sunday
9.00pm The Go-Between BBC1 - Drama adapted from LP Hartley's classic novel about lost innocence at the turn of the 20th century. Leo Colston, a callow 12-year-old middle-class boy, is invited by upper-class school friend Marcus Maudsley to stay at his elegant family home for the blazing hot summer of 1900. Leo is instantly enthralled by Marcus's family, and most especially his beautiful and wilful older sister Marian. When Marcus is taken ill, Leo is left to his own devices, but finds himself alone and adrift in a world of alien social mores and adult concerns. Gauche and anxious to please, Leo is slowly and unwittingly drawn into a web of deceit.
9.00pm Downton Abbey ITV - Sixth and final series of the period drama following the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants at Downton Abbey. It is now 1925, when secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs are faced with social changes which put all their futures in jeopardy.
Monday
9.00pm Scientology: Going Clear Sky Atlantic - Alex Gibney directs this Emmy-nominated documentary profiling eight former members of the Church of Scientology and exploring its history and rise in popularity.
9.00pm The Emmy Awards Sky Living - Andy Sanberg hosts the 67th Emmy Awards from Los Angeles.
10.00pm In Case You Missed It BBC2 - Dara O Briain hosts a unique TV review show featuring such family favourites as the Jeremy Kyle Kids Show and the National Health Lottery, and there is also a sneak preview of Mary Berry's Powertools Special. Confused? So are the shows
Tuesday
7.30pm Deals, Wheels and Steals ITV - Six car dealers compete against each other to bag the best bargain car and sell it on for a profit. In this episode, new dealer Jim goes up against more experienced traders to prove he has got what it takes to cut it in the second hand car business.
9.00pm The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone BBC2 - Gareth Malone presents the search for the nation's best amateur a cappella group. In this episode, Gareth mentors the first four groups singing to stay in his contest. He strives to bring out the best performances from a London community choir, an Essex gospel group, six Southampton students and a group of female barbershoppers from Portsmouth, before they face a live audience and a jury of world-class a cappella experts.
10.35pm Millennium Children BBC1 - Almost two billion children have been born since the turn of the millennium. They are the first generation of the 21st century. This film sets out to ask what kind of a world they are about to inherit, exploring the lives of children in every corner of the world, from street kids in war-torn Congo to the hidden world of children working on a Cambodian dump, from the poorest part of the USA through to life as a teenager in the world's most dangerous city. In 2000, 180 world leaders agreed on a series of ambitious targets to improve the lives of people everywhere.
10.40pm And Here is the News ITV - Some of Britain's best-known newsreaders reveal what life has been like behind the studio desk, and how the role has changed beyond recognition over the past six decades.
Wednesday
9.00pm Midwinter of the Spirit ITV - First in a new three-part supernatural thriller series. Priest and trainee exorcist Merrily Watkins has barely started in her new role when she is asked by the police for her help in solving a baffling and gruesome murder. Quickly caught up in a terrifying mystery, Merrily soon finds herself in real danger.
10.00pm It's a Weird World Channel 4 - In this programme, intrepid reporters bring viewers some of the world's most extraordinary characters, bizarre situations and remarkable phenomena. Comedian Joel Dommett visits a Japanese agency where people hire fake family members: actors paid to pretend to be parents or other relatives, to impress other people or to save face at big celebrations. Michelle de Swarte visits BronyCon, the world's biggest My Little Pony convention, to befriend some of the thousands of adult male fans of the little plastic horses. At a 40-acre secret fortress in Arizona, comedian and filmmaker Matt Rudge meets the gun-toting members of Prepared for Anything: a group who are spending thousands of dollars preparing for the end of civilisation. Journalist Billie JD Porter heads high into the hills of north-east India to track down the head of the world's largest family, who has 39 wives and 94 children.
10.00pm Coronation Street Live: Uncovered ITV2 - Stephen Mulhern reports live from the heart of the action, getting immediate reactions from the soap's cast and crew. Broadcasting from the Coronation Street studios at Salford's MediaCity complex, Stephen will catch the cast as soon as they come off air following their epic, hour-long live transmission. Will everyone have remembered their lines?
10.10pm Nurse Jackie Sky Atlantic - Double bill of the sixth season of the award winning comedy drama starring Edie Falco. Jackie keeps up the pretense of being clean and sober and Zoey finds out her secret relationship is not so secret after all.
Thursday
Notable Continuing Series: Boy Meets Girl, 9.30pm BBC2
                                             First Dates, 10.00pm, Channel 4
Friday
9.00pm Strictly Come Dancing BBC1
10.35pm The Graham Norton Show BBC1 - Graham's first sofa of the new series are Hollywood star Matt Damon and Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, starring in new blockbuster The Martian, with music from The Weeknd, performing the summer hit Can't Feel My Face.

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