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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The TVweek: Saturday 10th - Friday 16th October 2015

Saturday
9.00pm At Home with Steph and Dom Channel 4 - Special chat show with the much-loved 'posh couple' from Gogglebox. The British public are regular observers of Steph and Dom Parker at their plush B&B, The Salutation, but what happens when famous guests come to stay? The programme follows a riotous procession of dinners and, of course, drinks with Jerry Springer, Jason Donovan, Louis Walsh and Phil Tufnell with his wife Dawn, as they enjoy wine-fuelled evenings with the couple.
Sunday
9.00pm Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside The RAF BBC2 - Documentary series looking at the Red Arrows and the RAF's finest aerial display teams. The world's most famous pilots - the Red Arrows - reveal the secrets to their spectacular British summer display season.
9.00pm Homeland Channel 4 - Fifth season of the US drama starring Claire Danes. The series picks up almost two years after the embassy attack in Islamabad. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines with the CIA in the 'war on terror', Carrie Mathison finds herself in self-imposed exile building a new life in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as head of security for a German philanthropist. But her peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her back towards the dangerous world she left behind.
Monday
9.00pm First Dates: Celebrity Special for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 - The First Dates restaurant opens its doors for a special episode in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. Ma¯tre d' Fred and his team welcome hopeful single people from across the country and, for one episode only, some familiar faces from the world of show business, who are also looking for love. At the unique restaurant where every diner is on a real blind date, some of the daters discover that they've been matched with celebrity singletons who also want to meet 'the one'.
9.00pm The Catch More4 - The documentary series continue its run on More4. Fishing is traditionally a family business but Drew is struggling to maintain the business he and his father have run since the late 1970s. At its peak their company had seven boats, but now it's down to one, The Van Dijck, which needs repairs and isn't bringing in enough cash. Drew is finding it harder and harder to get crew on board as their chances of getting paid handsomely are looking slim. Will Drew's luck improve with two new crew - brothers who are used to working on a small eeling boat - on board? The worst case scenario is that Drew loses the boat; can he turn it around in time?
Tuesday
9.00pm River BBC1 - New drama series from Emmy Winner Abi Morgan. John River is a respected police officer haunted by the murder victims whose secrets he must uncover. Struggling to come to terms with the recent loss of a close colleague, River chases a potential suspect across London, with tragic consequences.
9.00pm Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life Sky1 - Karl Pilkington goes back on the road in search of the answers to more of life's big questions. He begins by pondering the point of art.
10.00pm Girls to Men Channel 4 - Documentary that follows three young Brits going through extraordinary transformations to fulfill their dream of becoming men. The film features unprecedented access to surgical procedures including breast removal and phalloplasty - the creation of their own, functioning penises. The film also meets the increasingly confident online community of young trans men baring everything on social
10.35pm Brett: A Life with No Arms BBC1 - Brett Nielsen has no arms because his mum took thalidomide. Film-maker Roger Graef's 1965 documentary One of Them is Brett was an extraordinary story about a spirited four-year old's fight for identity and survival. His parents sold up and moved from Australia to Britain to get Brett the medical help he couldn't get there. Fifty years later, whatever happened to him? Roger has tracked him down in this follow-up film which tells the story of Brett's life since he was a child.
Wednesday
8.00pm DIY SOS: Homes for Veterans BBC1 - Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team are back for a two-part special with their most ambitious build ever, and this time they are joined by two special royal helpers. The team are taking on a whole street in Manchester and turning run-down empty properties into homes for veterans. The team rally the local community to get stuck in and are also helped by Prince William and Prince Harry, who volunteer on site. In this show, the trades come together to build homes for two former soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), before also helping them to find new careers in the building trade. But with numbers of volunteers lower than what's needed and the buildings proving trickier than anticipated, it's turning into the toughest build yet.
8.00pm Restoring Britain's Landmarks Channel 4 - This brand new series goes behind the scenes at conservation charity The Landmark Trust, following amazing restorations and delving into the history surrounding some of Britain's most remarkable buildings. In the first episode, work starts on the demolition and assessment at Georgian villa Belmont House in Lyme Regis. John Evetts, Head of Furnishings, goes to war with the dÚcor at Hougoumont Farm, a building on the Waterloo battlefield.
9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 - The search for Lord Sugar's next business partner has begun, and the process is tougher than ever. Ready to fight for his funding, the aspiring entrepreneurs are summoned to his boardroom where Lord Sugar reveals a new right-hand man - fiercesome businessman Claude Littner. The candidates are sent off on their first task, rising early to buy fish at Billingsgate Fish Market. The aim - to turn it into two products they can sell on to hungry Londoners. Chaos in the kitchen throws one team into disarray, whilst the other has a calamari crisis. Continues Tomorrow.
9.00pm Land of the Midnight Sun ITV - Alexander Armstrong embarks on an epic 8000-mile journey halfway around the Arctic Circle, deep in mid-winter - the most spectacular, but potentially deadly, time to explore this incredible region. The Arctic is seen as an unforgiving ice-bound wasteland, but his journey is full of surprises. Alexander's odyssey begins in Scandinavia, heading westwards into Iceland. Along the way, he joins locals swimming in the icy ocean, encounters the worst storm in 25 years, and heads down the world's first major tunnel to be built deep into the heart of a glacier.
10.00pm The Apprentice: You're Fired BBC2 - Jack Dee hosts the new series. Jack and new regular panellist Romesh Ranganathan are joined this week by Radio 1's Matt Edmondson and chef and entrepreneur Thomasina Miers, as they take an entertaining and insightful inside look at this year's business hopefuls and meet the first candidate to be fired.
Thursday
Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm BBC1
                                             The  Unforgotten, 9.00pm, ITV
                                              Hunted, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                              First Dates, 10.00pm, Channel 4
Friday
8.00pm TFI Friday Channel 4 - Following the triumphant return of TFI Friday earlier this year, Chris Evans' seminal cult entertainment show is back with a new series. Broadcasting from a new home in central London, there's brand new features, raucous stunts and brilliant guests. Tonight there's interviews and music from Take That, Steve Coogan, Slaves and Saoirse Ronan. TFI is once again set to be a key part of the Friday night schedule.
9.00pm The Returned More4 - The supernatural thriller set in a small Alpine village returns for a second series. Six months after the flooding of the valley, the population has almost entirely deserted the town. Certain inhabitants have decided to stay on, in the hope of finding their loved ones who were taken by the Horde. Still pregnant with Simon's baby, AdÞle has a fainting spell and is taken to hospital, where the staff decide to induce labour. Richard Berg, an expert tasked with finding the causes of the flood, crosses paths with Toni, who has returned from among the dead. His resurrection gives newfound hope to the survivors.

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