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Thursday, 20 October 2016

The TVweek: Saturday 22nd - Friday 28th October 2016

Saturday
3.30pm Thunderbirds are Go! ITV - Second series of the rebooted children's favourite.
6.00pm Celebrity Tipping Point ITV - Ben Shephard hosts the quiz in which three celebrities take on an extraordinary machine in the hope of winning cash for the charity of their choice. This week, comedian Rufus Hound, Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha and former JLS member JB Gill put their wits to the test to discover if any of them have what it takes to master the machine.
9.00pm The Code BBC4 - Australian political thriller series. Hoping to escape the storm they unleashed previously, bruised but essentially scot-free, Jesse and Ned Banks are confronted with the terrifying possibility of being extradited to the US to face serious charges in an American court. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, Australian National Security is sitting on an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse might just be the man to do it. Brilliant, mercurial Jan Roth hosts a hidden online bazaar of illicit weapons, drugs and dangerous ideas. Exchanging his hacker skills for their freedom, Jesse and Ned are drawn into Roth's dark world that could not only cost their own lives, but all that they hold dear.
Sunday
8.00pm Great Canal Journeys Channel 4 - With Timothy West set to play King Lear at the Old Vic Theatre in Bristol, he and Prunella Scales visit the city and the West Country between rehearsals.
Monday
8.00pm Autumnwatch BBC2 - Autumnwatch is back, live from a brand new location, RSPB Arne Reserve in Dorset. Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games watch the action unfold as resident sika deer fight for dominance. There's an exciting update on the Springwatch eagle chick, plus one woman's quest to fly with migrating Bewick's swans.
8.00pm Supergirl Sky1 - Second season of the US drama.
8.30pm Be Your Own Doctor Channel 4 - Provocative health programme reflecting the new ways we now approach keeping healthy. Kate Quilton and Dr Tamal Ray - known for his time on The Great British Bake-Off - hunt down solutions to some of the biggest questions about our health. Nowadays, a huge percentage of us don't go to the doctor as our first port of call for medical advice, we go to Dr Google, but is that advice always sound? Kate and Tamal examine some of the latest online solutions to our most pressing medical needs and test some of the boldest claims from recent health advice. Can eating your placenta after childbirth really revitalise your body faster? Can an app really advise you on the status of your moles and sun damage? And what on earth does coconut pulling have to do with the perfect smile?
9.00pm Saving Africa's Elephants: Hugh & the Ivory War BBC1 - Two-part documentary series in which Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall explores what can be done to stop the killing of African elephants for their ivory. Starting in the poaching hotspot of northern Mozambique, Hugh follows the ivory trail through the port of Mombasa in Kenya, where a whistleblower reveals the corruption that lets smuggled ivory through the port. From there, Hugh heads to one of the busiest ivory markets in the world - Hong Kong, where he goes undercover to prove that traders are laundering recently poached ivory smuggled in from Africa. To his surprise, he discovers that Europe and the UK are also sending huge amounts of ivory to Asia.
Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet, 9.00pm,ITV
Tuesday
Notable Continuing Series: Ordinary Lies, 9.00pm,BBC1
                                              Married at First Sight, 9.00pm,Channel 4
9.00pm Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild Five - Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race to start a new life in remote parts of the world. Ben journeys to the USA's Pacific Northwest to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, a real-life Stone Age woman. A former punk wild-child, now 50, Lynx has spent more than half her life living, hunting, eating and sleeping in the wilderness.
10.00pm Fatal Experiments: The Downfall of a Super Surgeon BBC4 - Paolo Macchiarini is one of world's most famous surgeons. He hopes to revolutionize medicine by creating a new type of synthetic organ - a vision that could save many lives. But the Italian surgeon has also been accused of using terminally ill patients as human guinea pigs as well as falsifying his science. Is he a genius - or is he behind one of medicine's biggest scandals? This series gains access to Macchiarini's closed world of organ transplants, animal experiments and stem-cell research. From his base at one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions - the Karolinska Institute, home of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden - the series explores the fallout from his work across the world, from London to Russia. It poses a fundamental ethical question - how far can you risk a human life in the name of cutting-edge science?
Wednesday
8.00pm Arrow Sky1 - Fifth season of the US fantasy drama.
Notable Continuing Series: The Great British Bake Off, 8.00pm, BBC1
                                                 The Missing, 9.00pm, BBC1
10.00pm Gogglebox for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 - Some very famous faces - including England footballers Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - join Britain's favourite opinionated viewers for a special episode of Gogglebox for this year's Stand Up To Cancer. From Saturday night entertainment juggernauts to the week's biggest news stories, from hard-hitting documentary series to gritty drama, Gogglebox offers sharp, insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of popular and topical TV shows, sparking debates and giving the audience the chance to share those 'we said that!' moments.
Thursday
8.00pm The Great British Bake Off: Class of 2015 BBC1 - A catch-up with the contestants from The Great British Bake Off 2015.
Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm BBC1
                                               The Fall, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                            Hunted, 9.00pm Channel 4
9.00pm The Young Pope Sky Atlantic - Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican. Jude Law and Diane Keaton star in this eight part modern-day drama created by Academy Award® winning director Paolo Sorrentino.
Friday
9.00pm The Fall BBC2 - Sixth and final episode of the crime drama.
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm Channel 4
                                                 The Last Leg, 10.00pm Channel 4
                                               The Graham Norton Show, 10.35pm, BBC1
10.00pm QI BBC2 - Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. Sandi Toksvig looks at the north and the Norse with Lucy Beaumont, Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert and Alan Davies.

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