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Monday, 27 March 2017

The TVweek: Saturday 25th - Friday 31st March 2017

Saturday
9.15pm All Round to Mrs. Brown's BBC1 - Entertainment show hosted by Mrs Brown. Agnes and her family are joined by celebrity guests, including Pamela Anderson, Judy Murray and Louis Walsh. With audience shenanigans and music from James Blunt.
Sunday
9.00pm Line of Duty BBC1 - Thandie Newton stars in a fourth series of the high octane police drama which moves to BBC1. DCI Roz Huntley is under intense pressure from her superiors to apprehend a serial murderer after months of fruitless investigation. When another young woman is abducted, Roz is on the scene to track down and charge a 24-year-old man. But doubts around the young man's guilt lead the chief forensic investigator to ask AC-12 to investigate. Is Roz ignoring forensic evidence that might prove the young man's innocence? AC-12's Supt Hastings places DS Kate Fleming undercover inside Roz's team to dig deeper into the case. With DS Steve Arnott piling on pressure from the outside, Roz is forced to act decisively. A mother of two and wife to Nick, Roz will do anything to stop her life from unravelling.
9.00pm Turkey with Simon Reeve BBC2 - Simon Reeve sets off on the first leg of his two-part journey around Turkey, a dramatic and beautiful country that now finds itself at the centre of world events. Simon visits Istanbul and the beaches of the Aegean Sea, before ending up at the war-torn border with Syria.
Monday
9.00pm Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby BBC2 - In the first episode of this eye-opening series, Giles Coren and Monica Galetti join the 9.5 thousand strong workforce in one of the world's biggest hotels - Singapore's Marina Bay Sands. This epic hotel caters for one million guests every year, cost £3.5 billion to build and was created as part of a government plan to triple tourist income to Singapore within ten years.
Notable Continuing Series: Broadchurch, 9.00pm, ITV
                                                24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                                Big Little Lies, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
Tuesday
8.00pm Stargazing Live: Australia BBC2 - Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain have packed their sunscreen and headed to Australia to gaze up at a sky that will be completely unfamiliar to viewers in the UK - packed full of the most astonishing features from constellations like the Southern Cross, famously featured on Australia's flag, to jewel-like clusters of stars and perfectly positioned planets. But capping it all is the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, arching overhead like a river of stars. Brian and Dara are joined by Liz Bonnin and Aussie outback-astronomer Greg Quicke as their guide to the southern sky. Surrounded by kangaroos, snakes and spiders, the team reveal the wonderful star-tales told by indigenous people, embark on a mission to catch a shooting star and celebrate Australia's role in rescuing the stricken Apollo 13 moon mission. Plus, we ask viewers' help in a challenge to find the missing ninth planet in the Solar System.
9.00pm Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad BBC1 - In May 2015 Rio Ferdinand lost his 34-year-old wife Rebecca to cancer. A year on, he is still trying to come to terms with this loss and its effects on him and his three children. This film follows Rio as he meets other families coping with bereavement and looks at what help is available for parents and children who have experienced loss.
Notable Continuing Series:  American Justice, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                                 Mutiny, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                                  Inside No.9, 10.00pm, BBC2
                                                  Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4                                         
                                                 This is Us, 10.35pm, Channel 4
Wednesday
8.00pm Masterchef BBC1 - Out of the hundreds that auditioned, 64 amateur cooks are through to battle it out over four weeks of heats, producing some of the most inspiring, exceptional and unusual food ever seen on the series. The first eight hopefuls try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the 2017 MasterChef Champion.
Notable Continuing Series:  DIY SOS: The Big Build 9.00pm, BBC1
10.00pm Brian Pern: A Tribute BBC4 - Following the recent death of musician Brian Pern and in a change to the scheduled programme, award-winning film-maker Rhys Thomas OBE presents an exclusive, cobbled-together tribute to the star with whoever he could get hold of at short notice. Including friends, lovers, fans and his dentist.
Thursday
9.00pm Galapagos BBC1 - Liz Bonnin joins a scientific team aboard the research vessel the Alucia on an expedition across the Galapagos Islands. The journey begins on the Galapagos' west side at the youngest and most volcanically active islands in the archipelago, Isabela and Fernandina, which are home to a richly diverse wildlife scene.
9.00pm Rich House, Poor House Five - House-swapping documentary series. Bristol's Caddy family trade places with the Williams family from Weston-Super-Mare. The Caddys spend more than £1700 per week, compared to the Williams's £110 weekly budget, and it shows in a regimen of piano and tennis lessons, coffee mornings and regular meals out.
9.00pm The Good Fight More4 - The much anticipated spin-off from the hugely popular US legal drama The Good Wife, picking up one year after the events of the final episode, starring Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Erica Tazel, Cush Jumbo and Delroy Lindo. An enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out the savings of her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart. Forced out of the law firm where Lockhart is a partner and Rindell a new associate, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's pre-eminent legal companies.
10.00pm Eyewitness Channel 4 - Walter Presents - which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world - continues with this complex and atmospheric Norwegian thriller. When two teenage boys witness a multiple murder, their lives and those of their entire community are about to change forever. Fifteen-year-olds Philip and Henning meet in secret one evening at a workers barracks in a remote sand quarry in Mysen, Norway. They're about to explore the attraction they feel for each other when a car suddenly pulls up outside and the two hidden youngsters end up witnessing a shocking, violent crime. Terrified for their lives, Henning makes Philip promise that they will keep the incident between themselves. They vow never to reveal what they have seen and even dispose of important evidence in a lake. Helen Sikkeland, the local chief of police and Philip's foster mother, is put in charge of the subsequent murder investigation.
Friday
8.00pm George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Channel 4 - George Clarke looks back at some amazing spaces, from a double decker bus with a retractable roof, to a futuristic house with a living room hidden under the bed. George also revisits a trip to Germany and a space where an entire room mechanically opened like a drawer.
8.00pm Carters Get Rich Sky1 - A tech-savvy 11-year-old changes his working class family's lives when he creates an app worth f10million. Comedy with James Van Der Beek and Kerry Godliman.
9.00pm Decline & Fall BBC1 - Jack Whitehall stars in this three-part adaption of Evelyn Waugh's comedy novel. When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, he finds his only option is to go and teach at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales. There he meets a colourful cast of characters, including the alluring Margot Beste-Chetwynde, a wealthy widow with designs on the naive Paul.
9.00pm Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi Five - Alex Polizzi explores the history, culture and cuisine of the regions of Spain, meeting local people and seeking out some of its best-kept secrets. In the north east, she visits a hotel designed by the architect of the Bilbao Guggenheim, the Pamplona bull run, Gaudi's extraordinary, unfinished basilica in Barcelona and takes part in a human tower nine storeys high.

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