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The TVweek: Saturday 9th - Friday 16th June 2017

Saturday
7.45pm The Voice Kids ITV - Emma Willis hosts the first ever junior version of The Voice UK. McFly superstar Danny Jones and pop princess Pixie Lott join Voice veteran will.i.am as the three coaches begin their search for a singing star of the future. Kids between the ages of eight and fourteen take to the stage hoping to get those infamous red chairs spinning. The talented children are battling for a prize of 30,000 pounds towards their musical education and a family holiday to Disneyland Paris.
Sunday
6.25pm Dirty Dancing Five - Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland star in this made for TV remake of the iconic eighties musical.
9.00pm Poldark BBC1 - Third series of the popular drama series. Ross and Demelza look to forget the past and rebuild their marriage, but new arrivals threaten their fragile reconciliation.
9.00pm The Loch ITV - Six-part drama series. A murder in a small Scottish town sends the community into shock, and local detective Annie Redford is thrust into her first murder case. The initial investigation, headed by DCI Lauren Quigley, produces more questions than answers and another gruesome find raises the stakes further.
Notable Continuing Series: The Handmaid's Tale  9.00pm, Channel 4 
Monday
8.00pm Amazing Animal Births ITV - Documentary series which follows a variety of species, witnessing the birth of various animals. This time, filmmaker, photographer and zoologist Lucy Cooke heads to the stunning Yorkshire Dales to join shepherdess Amanda Owen as the final spring lambs are born. Elsewhere, state-of-the-art fixed rig cameras installed at Howletts Zoo in Kent capture the incredible moment a baby rhino comes into the world.
9.00pm Fearless ITV - Six-part drama starring Helen McCroy as Emma Banville who sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, a man who was convicted for the murder of schoolgirl Linda Simms 14 years earlier. Firmly believing there has been a miscarriage of justice, Emma is prepared to go to extreme lengths to discover the truth and free Kevin.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody. 9.00pm, Channel 4 
9.00pm The Philpot Five: Five Years On Five - In May 2012, Mick Philpott started a fire in his own house which killed six of his children. He was jailed for life for manslaughter. With new interviews with Philpott's son, close family, friends and neighbours, this new documentary looks at the impact of the horrific fire that killed six innocent children.
10.00pm The Americans ITV Encore - Fifth season of the superior US drama series about two Soviet spies working undercover in Washington DC in the 1980s by posing as an ordinary American couple. As Philip and Elizabeth struggle to contain the risks from Paige's growing relationship with Matthew Beeman, the Centre sends them on an operation unlike any they have ever had before, straining their family and marriage to its limits.
Tuesday
9.00pm Jo Cox: Death of an MP BBC2 - On 16 June 2016 the murder of Jo Cox, in the heat of EU referendum campaigning, shocked the nation. This documentary tells the story of this horrific attack and events surrounding it through the testimony of those closest to it - including Jo Cox's family, eye witnesses and those who knew the murderer, Thomas Mair. With unique access to West Yorkshire Police's murder investigation, the film draws together CCTV, archive footage and other evidence that was gathered by the investigating officers. The result is a forensic exploration of a horrific murder. What led a man with no history of violence to brutally murder a female MP whom he had never met?
Notable Continuing Series: Broken  9.00pm, BBC1
                                                Veep, 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic
10.45pm Mike and Jules: While We Still Have Time BBC1 - Powerful documentary charting how Jules Peters, wife of The Alarm's Mike Peters, discovered a lump in her breast in the course of making a film about a year in their lives. The discovery came hard on the heels of Mike's third relapse in 20 years the previous summer, which saw his doctor fight hard to get Mike on to a revolutionary new cancer drug. But now, with a US trip planned and several other commitments in the calendar, will they have to sacrifice their busy lifestyle and the charity work they love? With contributions from family and close friends, including Bono.
Wednesday
9.00pm The Passengers that Took on The Train Line BBC2 - Jacques Peretti gets a group of commuters on London's South Eastern rail network to bid for their own train line. Angry with one of the worst services in Britain, they are going to see if they can do a better job. This film is a David and Goliath struggle, from raising £50 million to convincing the government their radical new approach - putting commuters first - will work. The commuters soon become experts on the rail system and in so doing, uncover some shocking truths.
Notable Continuing Series: The Met: Policing London  9.00pm, BBC1
                                                  24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm,  Channel 4
                                                  Fargo, 10.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm Educating Yorkshire W - Another chance to see Channel 4's superb documentary series.
Thursday
8.30pm Britain's Greatest Invention BBC2 - Sir Trevor McDonald, Angela Rippon, Nick Knowles, Giles Coren, Len Goodman, David Harewood and Angela Scanlon delve into the Science Museum stores to champion Britain's greatest invention live.
8.30pm The Real Full Monty ITV - Documentary which sees a group of male celebrities coming together to recreate the famous striptease 20 years after the release of the original film about unemployed Sheffield steel workers. This time it is all in aid of raising awareness of men's health issues. Alexander Armstrong is the host, and Ashley Banjo puts the guys through their paces, getting them ready for the performance of their lives in front of 2,000 people at the London Palladium. As they struggle to learn the moves and get used to taking off their clothes to music and exposing their bodies, conversation turns to the reason they are doing it - men's attitude to health and their concerns about getting their kit off. The boys brave enough to have a go include McFly drummer Harry Judd, TOWIE star Elliott Wright, ballet dancer Wayne Sleep, Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden, TV presenter Dom Littlewood, and actor Danny John-Jules.
9.00pm Wife Swap: Brexit Special Channel 4 - Wife Swap is back for a one-off Brexit special revealing what happens when a family of ardent Leavers meets an equally passionate family of Remainers. Pauline, Andy and 14-year old Katie live on Canvey Island - the area with the nation's third highest 'out' vote - 72% of the local population want to leave Europe. Bar worker Pauline will be swapping her home, job and family with psychotherapist and Green party councillor Kat, who lives in rural Nottinghamshire with her partner Roger and 17-year old daughter Sophie. Across one week these two strong-minded and opinionated women will immerse themselves in each other's lives and face head on deeply controversial issues around immigration, class and racism. Will they hear anything that changes their mind about Brexit?
9.00pm Riviera Sky Atlantic - . Julia Stiles stars as the wife of a billionaire banker who uncovers the truth behind their opulent lifestyle.
10.00pm Battling the Bailiffs Channel 4 - Chrisy Morris spends his spare time travelling around the country standing up to bailiffs to try to prevent people losing their homes. As a result of the housing crisis, 50 families a day are now being evicted. Filmed over nine months, this documentary follows 42-year-old boxing trainer Chrisy and his friends as they battle the system by trying to stop the bailiffs in their tracks.
10.00pm Celebability ITV2 - Iain Stirling hosts this brand new physical comedy game show in which a group of five friends take on five celebrities in a series of hilarious rounds. With each round based on the supposed unusual skills and abilities of the celebrities, how will the civilian contestants fare against them? This week, Vicky Pattison, Pete Wicks, Olivia Buckland, Mikey North and Rickie Haywood Williams join forces. Ensuring everyone is playing by the book is official adjudicator Marek Larwood.
Friday
9.00pm The Putin Interviews Sky Atlantic - No topic is off limits as Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks to Oscar-winning writer and director Oliver Stone in an unprecedented series of interviews.
10.00pm Frankie Boyle's New World Order BBC2 - In a time where Donald Trump can be president, who better to dissect the week's news than Frankie Boyle. The show features Frankie at his brilliant best doing stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction - all in an attempt to make sense of what's going on around us. Each week Frankie makes a series of bold and often outrageous statements about the week's news. This week, Frankie is joined by Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan.

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