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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The TVweek: Saturday 26th November - Friday 2nd December 2016

9.00pm Modus BBC4 - Double bill of a new Swedish crime drama series. During a snowy Christmas season, psychologist and criminal profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds herself and her autistic daughter drawn into an investigation surrounding a series of brutal killings. Inger's elder daughter Stina becomes an unwitting witness to a murder while attending a wedding reception with her family. The killer is now after her, but that is only the beginning.
8.00pm The Mayflower Pilgrims BBC2 - Documentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century.
8.00pm Escape to The Chateau Channel 4 - Dick and Angel Strawbridge continue their French adventure in a second series.
Notable Continuing Series: Planet Earth II, 8.00pm, BBC1
                                               Humans, 9.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm Whites V Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation BBC2 - Adrian Chiles looks into an extraordinary game of professional football that took place in May 1979, where an all-white team took on a side comprised solely of black players. For the white team, it was nothing more than a lighthearted gimmick, but for the black players it represented so much more. It was a game they had to win.
7.00pm Tour De Celeb Five - Cycling-based reality series. Eight familiar faces prepare to tackle the toughest stage of the Tour de France. With just eight weeks to train for their mountainous 140-kilometre ordeal, the celebs must clock 25 hours in the saddle every single week. But the punishing schedule leads to injury for Jodie Kidd.
9.00pm MP's Behind Closed Doors Five - Fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed inside the local constituency surgeries of three MPs - Naz Shah (Labour, Bradford West), Jacob Rees-Mogg (pro-Brexit Tory, North East Somerset) and Nick Clegg (LibDem, Sheffield Hallam). From a young Afghan-born student facing deportation to a man complaining about his noisy neighbour, the film shows the wide range of issues that the general public bring to their elected representative for help, revealing the human side of MPs and politics.
8.00pm The Secret Life of Five Year Olds Channel 4 - Ten new five-year-olds arrive at the play centre. With a year of school under their belts, these children are asserting their independence and becoming more and more interested in exploring the adult world around them. How do they cope when they meet other children who are different to themselves?
9.00pm Rillington Place BBC1 - Three-part drama series based on the true story of serial killer John Christie. After a long separation, Ethel and her husband John Reginald Christie set up home in 10 Rillington Place, but Ethel soon wonders whether she has made the right decision. As war breaks out, the fractures in their relationship begin to reappear, with deceit, suspicion and violence never far below the veneer of married respectability.
9.00pm Life on the Psych Ward Channel 4 - One-off documentary that follows three patients at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, home to some of the most dangerous patients in the NHS, as they face the prospect of discharge after decades under lock and key. It's the first time cameras have been allowed on the secure wards of the South London and Maudsley Forensic Services. It's home to more than 100 patients, many of whom have committed serious crimes but are considered too mentally disordered to be in prison.
Notable Continuing SeriesThe Missing, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                               24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
10.00pm Kids on the Edge: Troubled Girls Channel 4 - Self-harm and suicide are major public health problems for teenagers. Although boys are by no means immune, one in three UK teenage girls is now said to report symptoms of anxiety or depression. A&Es describe a surge in teenagers who seek treatment for their self-harming injuries, and they are predominantly girls. This episode tells the stories of two teenage girls who have repeatedly harmed themselves, and shows the support they receive from Tavistock clinicians. Demi, who's 17, has been admitted twice to psychiatric inpatient units after attempts to take her life. She is desperate not to go back.
Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm BBC1
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm Channel 4
                                                 The Last Leg, 10.00pm Channel 4
10.00pm Promises and Lies: The Story of UB40 BBC4 - One of the most commercially successful acts of all time, UB40 enjoyed decades of huge success, selling over 70 million records with global hits including Red Red Wine, Can't Help Falling in Love and I Got You Babe. But stardom and fame came at a price and the band found themselves victims of their own success; bankrupt and penniless. Featuring newly filmed interviews with Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Astro, Brian Travers, Mickey Virtue and Jimmy Brown, the band recount their phenomenal rise to fame and speak with candour on their ongoing dispute that has split a family and a band, as they continue to tour as two separate groups - both using the name UB40.

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