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Thursday, 24 September 2015

The TVweek: Saturday 26th September - Friday 2nd October

Saturday
7.00pm Celebrity Benchmark Channel 4 - The first celebrity special of the new game show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness in which one celebrity contestant could make up to ├║50,000 for their chosen charity. Ten celebrity 'Benchmarkers' help Jimmy Carr and Joey Essex go head-to-head at the start of the show to determine who will become the main contestant.
Sunday
8.00pm First Humans: The Cave Discovery Channel 4 - This documentary charts an astounding archaeological investigation that has discovered the remains of an entirely new species of human ancestor. Showing as part of the Secret History strand, First Humans: The Cave Discovery follows an expedition by an international team of experts, led by Professor Lee Berger from the University of the Witwatersrand, as they recover bone fragments from a deep and nearly inaccessible cave in South Africa.
8.30pm Cider with Rosie BBC1 - Samantha Morton stars in this adaptation of Laurie Lee's memoir of his childhood and adolescence in the Slad Valley during and after WWI, exploring the idyll of his early years and the intensity of adolescent experiences.
9.00pm The Two Million Year Old Boy More4 - This documentary explores the mystery of how a recently discovered pre-human species lived and died and how this may begin to answer the question of how we became human. A nine-year-old child in South Africa discovers one of the greatest fossil finds of all time while taking a walk: a two-million-year-old clavicle bone belonging to a pre-human boy.
Monday
9.00pm KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy BBC3 - Documentary on the racist group.
10.00pm Sex Diaries: Webcam Couples Channel 4 - The first episode of a series of programmes exploring extraordinary love lives in Britain today, from Bafta and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Charlie Russell, who also directed My Granny the Escort. A frank, intimate and warm-hearted examination of modern love and relationships, Sex Diaries lifts the lid on hidden and unusual worlds. The first programme, Webcam Couples, meets the real couples in real relationships who broadcast their sex lives on the internet, as part of an extraordinary and popular new online phenomenon. Live and interactive, this booming new amateur industry takes the social media concept of sharing everything online to the extreme: thousands of real couples from all over the world now offer up their sex lives - and the intimacies of their relationships - for a huge audience of online voyeurs.
Tuesday
9.00pm Body Donors Five - Documentary series following two people who have donated their bodies to science, both before the death and after. Diana has time to plan her own memorial service, while Mike meets the anatomy students who will be working on his cadaver.
9.00pm Reggie Yates: Race Riots USA BBC3 - A year on from the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, Reggie Yates examines the position of African-Americans in US society. Brown's death, in addition to other incidents of police brutality, shocked the world and led to sustained rioting in Ferguson. Reggie visits the small town in America's Bible Belt and discovers that the events of August 2014 have politicised a new generation of young activists. He seeks to find out from the citizens of Ferguson whether the community can ever be healed.
9.00pm Homes by the Sea More4 - Architectural designer Charlie Luxton returns for a new nationwide tour, as he visits more of Britain's best homes by the sea; and finds out why so many of us crave our own perfect coastal space.
Wednesday
8.00pm Welcome to the Mosque BBC2 - Documentary filmmaker Robb Leech explores Europe's biggest Muslim community, in the heart of London's East End.
8.00pm All Star Mr and Mrs ITV - Phillip Schofield presents the game show in which three celebrity couples battle it out to see who knows the most about their other half in a bid to win up to 30,000 pounds for their chosen charity.
9.00pm You, Me & The Apocalypse Sky1 - Mathew Baynton, Rob Lowe and Pauline Quirke star in this comedy drama following an eclectic group of characters during the last days of mankind.
10.00pm Forced Marriage Cops Channel 4 - In June 2014 it became illegal in the UK to force someone to get married. In this compelling documentary, award-winning director Anna Hall spends over a year with the public protection teams at Greater Manchester Police as they attempt to protect the victims of forced marriages and bring the perpetrators to justice.
10.00pm Asian Provocateur BBC3 -  Comedian Romesh Ranganathan considers himself British through and through. He grew up in Horsham, doesn't speak a word of Tamil, doesn't know any of his relatives, has no idea about his cultural heritage and has almost zero desire to go to Sri Lanka. Like thousands of other British children of immigrants, he knows very little about the land where his parents came from. As his mother Shanti says - he's a coconut. Sri Lankan on the outside but British on the inside. Now Shanti wants her son to connect to his roots - so she's decided to change all that by sending Romesh on an odyssey around the motherland.
10.00pm Release the Hounds ITV2 - The horror game show hosted by Reggie Yates returns for a second series. In the first show, two brothers and their best friend from Birmingham enter a forest at dusk in a quest to unlock chests full of prize money.
Thursday
8.00pm The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards ITV
9.00pm Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys Five - Chris continues his exploration of the world's most extreme railway lines. From Bangkok to Mandalay.
9.00pm The Almost Impossible Gameshow ITV2 - Brand new game show with hilarious commentary from Irish comedy duo The Rubberbandits. Ten contestants are given fifty lives to take on a series of tricky challenges. The aim of the game is to complete five of them without losing all of their lives.
Friday
9.00pm Have I Got News For You? BBC1 - Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jeremy Clarkson and guest panellists.
9.30pm The Kennedys BBC1 - Family sitcom set in the 1970s. Brenda has decided it is high time someone on Jessop Square had a dinner party. Nobody has ever had one before, and she is determined to set the standard for all to follow. Giddy with possibilities, she invites best friends Tim and Jenny and the Palmers, the more respectful couple from the Square.

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