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Monday, 4 January 2016

The TVweek: Monday 4th - Friday 16th January 2016

Monday
1.45pm Father Brown BBC1 - Mark Williams returns for a fourth series of the gentle crime drama.
2.30pm For What It's Worth BBC1 - Antiques quiz show hosted by Fern Britton. Antiques expert Charlie Ross assists Fern, giving his expert insight into the world of antiques and collectables as the three pairs of contestants answer general knowledge questions, hoping for the chance to add antiques to their collections and win the game.
3.45pm James Martin: Home Comforts BBC1 - TV chef James Martin shares the recipes he cooks in his own kitchen and explores every aspect of home cooking. James rustles up food that is both inspiring and achievable for the less canny in the kitchen.
8.00pm Griff's Great Britain ITV - Griff Rhys Jones sets out to explore some of Britain's most beautiful landscapes.
8.00pm Food Unwrapped: Diet Special Channel 4 - Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut explore the science behind the diet versions of some of our favourite treats, and discover how some things that we may think are bad for us might actually be good to eat when you're on a diet. Jimmy investigates raw chocolate, a food product marketed by supermarkets and health food stores as being healthy.
9.00pm Silent Witness BBC1 - Return of the crime drama starring Emilia Fox. The apparent suicide of a DJ leads Nikki to question her judgement on a strikingly similar case from her past. But when she brings the potential mistake to the attention of her colleagues, the news threatens to have repercussions for the family of the deceased, the police and the Lyell. Meanwhile, Nikki catches up with an old friend from medical school, Scott, but the timing of his reappearance in her life seems suspicious in light of the recent events. Continues Tomorrow at 9pm.
9.00pm Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher BBC2 - Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's extraordinary story fits together. In the first episode, Professor Joann Fletcher goes in search of the building blocks of Egyptian civilisation and finds out what made ancient Egypt the incredible civilisation that it was.
9.00pm When Ant & Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust ITV - Ant and Dec get an insight into the work of The Prince's Trust in this one-off special. They accompany HRH The Prince of Wales on a number of engagements, meeting people who have benefited directly from the charity, and witnessing first-hand the passion that The Prince has for the trust he founded in 1976. The duo speak candidly to The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry - who share some amusing and touching stories about their lives with the prince.
9.00pm The Undateables Channel 4 - he uplifting The Undateables returns for a fifth series to follow extraordinary singletons as they look for love. Student James is funny, ambitious and excels at his studies. But when it comes to finding love he has never managed to turn a first date into a relationship. James has Asperger's and believes his problem is that he talks too much. But that doesn't stop him hoping his date with 24-year-old Chloe will lead to romance.
9.00pm World's Most Dangerous Prison Five - . Crime journalist Paul Connolly spends a week living inside one of the world's most dangerous prisons - Danli Prison, Honduras - where the inmates are in charge.
9.00pm I Know What You Weighed Last Summer BBC3 - Two-part series following a group of obese teenagers spending five weeks at a camp together in an effort to tackle their weight issues. Using controversial methods the teens are pushed to their limits - it's an awakening for some and too much for others.
10.00pm Insert Name Here BBC2 - Comedy panel show about people with just one thing in common - they all have the same name. Sue Perkins invites two teams, headed up by captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe, to battle it out, answering questions and competing to earn the right to decide the greatest ever bearer of that episode's name.
10.00pm Rich Kids go Shopping Channel 4 - Inspired by the successful Shorts series made for All 4, this documentary explores the extraordinary lives of five 18 to 21-year-olds and their incredible desire to make and spend money.
10.30pm Siblings BBC3 - Series 2 of the comedy about the worst brother and sister in the world who, through their own selfishness and idiocy, wreck the lives of those around them - old friends, love interests, family members and unlucky individuals.
Tuesday
7.30pm The Kyle Files ITV - Jeremy Kyle returns for a new series confronting more issues of the day. In this edition, he investigates the issue of guns on our streets. During his investigation, Jeremy visits a community 24 hours after their homes were shot at. He visits a secret location to discover how gun crimes are solved, and comes face to face with a gang that openly admit to carrying guns.
8.00pm Victorian Bakers BBC2 - Four professional bakers leave their modern businesses behind to bake their way through the Victorian era. They set up shop in 1837, when their trade was vital to the survival of the nation. The bakers must get to grips with centuries-old methods of breadmaking, which means doing everything by hand.
8.00pm Trawlermen Tales ITV - Three-part documentary series following the Cornish trawler fishermen of Newlyn and the families they leave ashore when they go to sea. Braving bad weather and the very real danger of death, they provide for the loved ones they spend so much time apart from. In the first episode, first mate on the Filadelfia trawler Scott gets the life-changing news he is going to be a father. Alan, the skipper of the Ajax, needs to get back to sea, but his daughter Merryn has hidden his boat keys. When he finally does get out to sea, the fish are so scarce he has to risk his very expensive nets by fishing over wrecks. Meanwhile, skipper of the Aaltje Adriaantje trawler Dale and his partner of 14 years Claire finally tie the knot.
8.00pm Tricks of the Restaurant Trade Channel 4This series looks at some of our favourite meals out and biggest brands selling pizzas, fried chicken and burgers, and asks: do consumers always get the best deal? Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, presented by Kate Quilton and chef Simon Rimmer, sets out to find out how customers can ensure they get the best quality food and service, and reveals some of the techniques that restaurants use to make you spend more.
8.00pm Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun Five - Documentary series exploring Brits who moved to Benidorm for sun and a low-cost life. Essex lad Dean pays less than ú300 a month for his bachelor pad. Val is the third-highest selling Avon rep in Spain. Wayne runs a cabaret bar as his drag alter ego Ms Levi G, and Eddie is hoping to crack the local entertainment scene.
8.30pm Travel Man: 48 Hours in Vienna Channel 4 - Richard Ayoade returns as Travel Man in this packed, fast-paced new series, where alongside some of his famous friends he shows how to extract the maximum from a mini break. In the first show of the new series, Travel Man: 48 Hours in Vienna, Richard is joined by Hollywood actor Chris O'Dowd for two days in the imperial splendour of Vienna. Over a packed mini break, they sample the city's finest sausages, cakes, wines and spirits; visit fairgrounds, cafes and sewers; and also the home of one of Vienna's most famous sons.
9.00pm You Make Me Feel Like Dancing BBC2 - Series following Jack Murphy, choreographer to the stars, as he swaps movie sets for Bolton, home to the once glorious dance hall, the Palais De Danse. From 1928 to the 1960s, ballroom was a national pastime, but can it be again? Jack tracks down the original Palais patrons, now in their 70s, and his dream to reopen the Bolton Palais for one night only is met with scepticism and lashings of Lancashire wit. His big idea to get a new generation to dance cheek to cheek involves getting his Bolton pensioners to dance in front of 20,000 footie fans... But can a group who haven't danced in half a century impress the Bolton home crowd?
9.00pm Saved ITV - Four-part series combining gritty dramatic reconstructions with the vivid and emotional recollections of members of the public whose lives have been saved by total strangers. A routine parachute jump goes drastically wrong when one of the jumpers gets his foot tangled in a rope, leaving him hanging upside down from the aircraft as it flies thousands of feet up in the sky. Then, an elderly couple's catamaran holiday around the Greek islands is interrupted by a freak storm.
9.00pm The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Channel 4 - In this brand new special, quizmaster Jimmy Carr asks questions from the last 100,000 years of human history giving the unique Big Fat Quiz spin on art, literature, television, music, geography, politics, science and celebrity from every epoch. Jonathan Ross, Chelsea Peretti, Jack Whitehall, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Ayoade and Noel Fielding join Jimmy to compete for the crown in a show that also features some Big Fat favourites and a few special guests.
9.00pm Celebrity Big Brother Five - Live coverage of the launch of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, as another group of famous faces enter the house.
9.00pm Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb More4 - Amanda Lamb returns for a new series of the show that lets home sellers check out their rival vendors' properties for inspiration.
Wednesday
8.00pm Trust Me, I'm a Doctor BBC2 - Going behind the headlines to give the definitive answers to health questions. In this special New Year programme, Dr Saleyha Ahsan oversees a world-first experiment to see how we can burn more fat - without doing any more exercise. Michael Mosley gives a cheat's guide to a better body, with results that astonish the scientists. Dr Chris van Tulleken puts protein shakes to the test, and surgeon Gabriel Weston meets a woman who has sight restored for the first time in 16 years, thanks to a bionic eye.
8.00pm Midsomer Murders ITV - 18th series of the tranquil crime drama.
8.00pm Mary Portas: Secret Shopper Channel 4 - Mary Portas returns for a brand new series, confronting businesses with poor customer service. In the first episode of the third series, Mary takes on a struggling bridal boutique in Surrey. The married owners are fighting for survival, with mounting debts and piles of unsold stock. Mary is in for a big surprise when she meets the team, but can she bring in enough brides to turn things around?
Notable Continuing Series: Dickensian, 8.30pm BBC1
                                     Great Barrier Reef with David Attenbourough, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                      24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks BBC2 - In November 2015, when gunmen attacked Paris, France declared war on the Islamic State. But that war - and France's 'year of terror' - began a year ago with the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. With unprecedented access to the French authorities and previously unseen footage, five-time Bafta-winning director Dan Reed reveals the untold story of the massacre and of the first Islamic State strike in Paris at a kosher grocery store. Key witnesses, police officers and survivors - many speaking for the first time - piece together the dramatic attacks and the unprecedented manhunt that gripped the world for three extraordinary and terrifying days.
9.00pm Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley BBC4 - Series in which Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries.
10.00pm Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks & Tattoos Channel 4 - Record numbers of us are getting inked, pumped, sliced and stretched to alter our appearances. From facial and eyeball tattoos to sub-dermal implants and multiple piercings, people are finding more outlandish ways to make their faces and bodies stand out. In this new series Katie Piper returns to the extreme world of body modifications, meeting people who love their body work... and others who loathe it. Those about to take the plunge come face to face with the regretters, witnessing their agonising process of reversal. Will this make them think again, or will they continue on their path of radical reinvention?
10.00pm 100 Code Sky Atlantic - Dominic Monaghan stars as a New York detective who arrives in Stockholm to continue tracking a serial killer with a very specific M.O
Thursday
Notable Continuing Series: Dickensian, 8.00pm, BBC1
8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 - Kirstie and Phil return for a new series. The property duo are in Yorkshire helping a pair of nervous first time buyers and a house hunter who's looking for a new work/life balance. Kirstie's with Kate, who works in international development.
8.00pm Britain's Bloody Crown Five - Documentary series in which historian Dan Jones' unique storytelling is combined with scripted drama to reveal the true story of the Wars of the Roses. The history books suggest that the Wars of the Roses started with a bloodthirsty battle that broke out between two great Royal families. But the truth is that when these events started, no one knew they were in for thirty years of civil war, no one named it the Wars of the Roses, and no one set out to snatch the crown.
8.30pm Birds of a Feather ITV - Tracey's ex-husband dies and she has to decide what kind of a send-off to give him. Sharon wants it to be nice for the boys, Dorien has got the perfect outfit, and Chigwell's criminal fraternity want to make it special.
9.00pm Death in Paradise BBC1 - Kris Marshall returns for a fourth series of the popular crime drama set on a Caribbean island. DI Goodman and his team are tested when a millionaire philanthropist is murdered on his boat, and the only suspects were all underwater at the time. Meanwhile, DI Goodman's new hobby raises a few eyebrows...
9.00pm Jericho ITV - Drama series set in the Yorkshire Dales during the 1870s. Annie Quaintain is turfed out of home when her schoolmaster husband's death leaves her widowed and penniless. Shunned by society, and with no family to turn to, Annie is desperate for a place for her and her children to stay. When she hears of jobs going in Culverdale Valley where an enormous viaduct is being built, she sets off with her children Martha and George for the promise of a new life in the vast expanse of the Yorkshire dales. Their journey takes them to a remote shanty town called Jericho, home to a community of navvies.
9.00pm The Restoration Man Channel 4 - A new series of the show where George Clarke helps rescue neglected architectural treasures across Britain. When an Edwardian Baptist church comes up for sale in the small Pennine village of Oxenhope, Colin and Emma Clewes seize on their chance to turn it into a five-bedroom family home. With only a meagre budget, Colin intends to do most of the building work himself - while the couple juggle looking after their young family and running their own business. But restoring a church that has been in decline for years demands every ounce of their hard graft and grit. George offers inspiration and guidance to pull them through, and discovers that the church's history is woven into the fabric of this small mill-working community.
9.00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine E4 - Third series of the US comedy starring Andy Samberg.. After Captain Holt is transferred to the NYPD Department of Public Relations, the arrival of a new captain causes the precinct to dissolve into chaos, despite the best efforts of Sergeant Jeffords. Peralta and Santiago face the aftermath of their kiss. Kyra Sedgwick and Bill Hader guest star. Continues at 9.30pm
9.00pm A League of their Own Sky1 - James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Jack Whitehall kick off a new series of the hit show with guests David Walliams, Andy Carroll and Melanie C
9.00pm Heroin: Cape Cod USA Sky Atlantic - Academy Award-winning documentary maker Steven Okazaki looks past Cape Cod's picturesque holiday setting to take an unvarnished look at the rise in heroin addiction among young Americans.
10.35pm The Age of Loneliness BBC1 - Award-winning film-maker Sue Bourne believes loneliness has to be talked about. It affects so many people in so many different ways and at so many different stages of their lives. In this film, people from all walks of life talk honestly about their experiences with loneliness, from a 19-year-old student to a 100-year-old woman.
Friday
8.30pm What to Buy and Why BBC2 - Cherry Heeley enlists the help of the UK's top professionals to work out which products we should be spending our money on. In this episode, elite athletes decide whether splashing out on an activity tracker is the best way to hit those new year fitness targets, and we conduct the ultimate drop test to find out if cases really do protect the screen of your mobile phone.
9.00pm Royal Wives at War BBC2 - A revealing documentary looking at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart. In a series of dramatised monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the queen mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events which led to King Edward VIII giving up the throne for the woman he loved. Combining drama reconstructions, archive footage and a chorus of acquaintances and biographers, this film tells the intimate and moving story of two strong women drawn into a bitter feud over the future of their husbands.
9.00pm Mr. Selfridge ITV - Return of the period drama series about the owner of the iconic London department store. It is now 1928 and Harry Selfridge is at the pinnacle of his power and public celebrity - a retail giant at the heart of the roaring twenties. A man-about-town in London and often gambling abroad, rumours of Harry's latest fling light up the social circuit at Victor Colleano's new nightspot. This is a time of rapid change and progress. Fashions and musical tastes are evolving. It is a new and modern world with the crackle of radio and exciting new technologies. At home, Rosalie has a daughter, Tatiana, the apple of Harry's eye. Mr Grove celebrates his birthday with best friend and colleague Mr Crabb while Miss Mardle's mysterious absence has clearly left a big hole in Grove's life. Harry's son and heir to the empire, Gordon is now happily married with two young sons, but there is a coolness between him and his father. Mae returns to London, hurt and humiliated.
9.00pm Spin More4 - Walter Presents - which showcases the best foreign language drama from around the world - continues with this tense political thriller. When the French president is assassinated, a snap election is called and two spin doctors, formerly allies, are pitted against each other for the first time. They will go to any lengths to ensure their candidate wins, playing games of power, reason, love and hate, in this drama that delves deep into the heart of a tension-filled campaign. In the first episode, the French president falls victim to a suicide bomber and is taken to hospital in a critical condition. Continues at 10.00pm
10.00pm Lip Sync Battle UK Five - British version of the hit US lip-sync competition, hosted by Professor Green and Spice Girl Mel B. David Walliams takes on Alesha Dixon in the music-miming stakes.

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