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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The TVweek: Saturday 25th February - Friday 3rd March 2017

7.00pm Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway ITV - Ant and Dec return with a brand new series of the fun-packed entertainment show. The boys go Undercover for the first time this year as they take on international superstar chef Jamie Oliver. Stephen Mulhern returns with a prehistoric Ant v Dec. Reigning Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt joins the Takeaway family with a big surprise for someone living in the UK.
8.00pm Diana: Designing a Princess BBC2 - Documentary produced in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces and presented by Brenda Emmanus, looking at some of Princess Diana's most celebrated and exquisite dresses, brought together for a new exhibition of her clothes at Kensington Palace in February.
Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1
                                               Dragons' Den, 8.00pm, BBC2     
8.00pm Rivers with Jeremy Paxman Channel 4 - Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along four of the great rivers of Britain meeting the people who make the rivers what they are, unearthing their history and traditions and exploring their wildlife.
7.30pm Game of Clones E4 - Everybody has a type they're attracted to, but you can't always find them. What if you could design your perfect partner - from hair colour to body shape and dress sense - and then we found them for you? Actually - what if we found eight of them? In Game of Clones, one singleton comes face to face with their heart's desire as they live for a week with eight clones who look, and are dressed, exactly as they've designed.
8.00pm The Kyle Files ITV - New run of the current affairs documentary series
8.30pm Mary Berry's Everyday BBC2 - Mary Berry celebrates the everyday food and ingredients she has always loved to cook. Mary travels to Scotland to enjoy the best of their everyday larder with recipes inspired by her own Scots heritage. She discovers wonderful shellfish in Ullapool, shares the joy of venison cooked on a BBQ with chef Tom Kitchin and whips up her special whisky cream on the banks of a loch.
9.00pm Crimewatch BBC1
9.00pm Meet the Lords BBC2 - Series following the larger than life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions. In a TV first, Meet the Lords has exclusive access to film behind the scenes in a turbulent year which has seen dramatic changes in the political landscape and the Lords battling it out with the government.
9.00pm Broadchurch ITV - The Bafta award-winning drama series set in a Dorset seaside resort returns for a third and final series. DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are called to investigate a serious sexual assault.
9.00pm 999: What's Your Emergency? Channel 4 - This new episode of the programme that follows the work of the emergency services in Cheshire explores the challenges that the police custody teams face.
10.00pm The Nightly Show with David Walliams ITV - David Walliams is this week's presenter of a new daily 30-minute entertainment show, going out five nights a week for eight weeks. David hosts the first week of live shows, which promise a high tempo mixture of topical monologue, studio games, celebrity guests, stand up and VTs. The Nightly Show has a different celebrity host each week, a show a day, a laugh a minute and is recorded as live each day.
10.00pm The 2,000,000 Calorie Buffet Channel 4 - Narrated by Jonny Vegas, this one-off documentary features the extraordinary diners who can eat four days of calories in one sitting; and the canny restaurateurs who know every trick going to fill us up quickly. Welcome to the world of the all you can eat - the fad diet that Britons are really getting stuck into.
8.00pm The Secret Chef ITV - Four-part series that sees Britain's worst cooks transformed into culinary masters. The kitchen novices are given just five weeks to learn and prepare a show-stopping restaurant meal, taught in secret by a top chef.
8.00pm The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4 - Third series of the popular documentary series about the animals and keepers at Chester Zoo.
8.30pm Blackish E4 - Third season of the US comedy.
9.00pm The Replacement BBC1 - Morven Christie and Vicky McClure star in this three-part psychological thriller about a woman who fears her maternity leave cover is out to steal her life. When Ellen gets pregnant after landing a big contract for her firm of architects, she hires Paula as cover, but she soon fears she has made a terrible mistake. Ellen wants to get back to work quickly, but Paula thinks Ellen should be putting her baby at the centre of her life. She wastes no time in moving in on Ellen's bosses, clients and friends, and Ellen fears she is being forced out. Everyone thinks Paula is great and Ellen is being paranoid, until a site accident puts Ellen's suspicions into overdrive.
9.00pm 1066 BBC2 - In this three-part drama-documentary series, Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to war and the Battle of Hastings.
9.00pm Play to the Whistle ITV - Back for a brand new series, host Holly Willoughby and team captains Frank Lampard and Bradley Walsh are joined by Chelsea and England footballer John Terry, Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock and brainy beauty Rachel Riley. Comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh are on hand too.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                             Inside No.9, 10.00pm, BBC2                                        
                                                  This is Us, 10.35pm, Channel 4
10.00pm Catastrophe Channel 4 - The sitcom written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney returns for a third series. Rob picks up where he left off last time, with an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill in his hand and a lot of questions for Sharon. Too drunk at the time to remember what she did, Sharon dodges Rob's interrogation and goes to see Nico perform with his band to find out the truth. Will she tell Rob what actually happened?
10.00pm Shannon Matthews: What Happened Next Five - Documentary revealing what happened to the key characters involved in one of Britain's most notorious crimes, which also asks if there is there a new, shocking twist in the tale.
8.00pm Little Big Shots ITV - Dawn French shines a spotlight on some of the world's most talented children in this brand new six-part series. There are no prizes to be won, no winners and losers, no competition at all. Instead, there is only a celebration of talent in all its forms, proving you do not have to be a grown-up to be a star performer. This edition features a nine-year-old Shaolin Kung Fu warrior, a pocket-sized piano maestro and a Filipino internet sensation, whose dance moves have been seen by 70 million.
9.00pm Benidorm ITV - Ninth series of the comedy set in Spanish resort.
10.00pm Under Lock & Key Channel 4 - Thousands of young people with severe learning disabilities and autism are still locked up in hospitals, despite promises made by the government in its Transforming Care Policy. NHS commissioners continue to send these vulnerable young people to big institutions, instead of providing more bespoke care packages to meet their complex needs. This Dispatches Special from Bafta Award-winning director Alison Millar tells the stories of families whose loved ones have been locked away in one of the biggest institutions in the country, subject to restraint, seclusion and frequent sedation.
8.30pm Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule ITV - Harry Hill is back on a madcap mission from the world's governments to prevent an alien invasion by filling a special capsule full of funny clips, songs, and games - with the help of some celebrity pals.
9.00pm Britain on the Fiddle BBC1 - Series following fraud investigators as they build cases against those they believe are cheating the system.
9.00pm Attack: Terror in the UK BBC2 - With a mass casualty terror attack in the UK seen as almost inevitable, this drama-documentary shows what terrorism experts fear is the most likely scenario for Britain's next major terror attack. Counter Terrorism Police believe that the greatest threat to our security comes from Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack (MTFA), which can result in dozens of fatalities even if armed police respond within minutes.
9.00pm Prime Suspect 1973 ITV - Six-part prequel to the original Prime Suspect series, following the early career of WPC Jane Tennison in 1970s London. When the body of a teenage girl is found in the underground car park of a Hackney housing estate, probationer WPC Jane Tennison becomes immersed in her first murder investigation, under the wing of her boss, DCI Bradfield. Meanwhile, the family of local crime matriarch Renee Bentley are shaken by a violent attack.
9.00pm A Very British Hotel Channel 4 - London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is one of the world's most exclusive hotels. In the heart of Knightsbridge, it has one of London's most sought-after addresses, delivering 'town' on one side, facing Harvey Nichols, and 'country' on the other as the only hotel backing directly onto Hyde Park. It has been a favourite with royals from all over the world, celebrities and the super-rich for more than 100 years. This new series joins the hotel in the middle of their busy summer season. From the doormen to the laundry workers and the night-time staff, chambermaids, waiters, waitresses, porters and the all-important concierges, the hotel's international team of staff deliver a quintessentially British service to the international clientele. In this first episode, the staff cater for a royal visitor from overseas and her entourage, while coping with the challenges of facing directly onto one of the capital's busiest thoroughfares.
10.00pm Extremely British Muslims Channel 4 - Made by a Bafta Award-winning team, this new series provides an eye-opening view of British Muslim life, through privileged access to Birmingham Central Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the UK and Western Europe, and the lives of the community it serves. As Donald Trump fights to ban some Muslims from entering America, this series - filmed over a year in a city where a baby boy is more likely to be called Mohammed than any other name - looks beyond the headlines to find out what it's like to be a Muslim in Britain right now. This first episode follows young women and young men as they endeavour to find spouses with help from the mosque's marriage bureau service, their families and Muslim dating sites. Thirty-year-old Nayera and 24-year-old Bella are caught between their 21st-century lives and the expectations of an older generation, and are struggling to find the right partner.
9.00pm Lethal Weapon ITV - US drama series based on the film franchise. Following the death of his wife and their unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL Martin Riggs moves to California in search of a new start at the LAPD, where he is paired up with Roger Murtaugh, who recently suffered a near-fatal heart attack. After Captain Brooks Avery assigns the pair their first case, Riggs drags Murtaugh into a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and a seaport shootout with drug dealers - and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. By the time their first investigation ends, Riggs realises he may have found something worth living for - a partner and friend like Murtaugh.
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                             The Last Leg 10.00pm, Channel 4                                      

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