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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The TVweek: Sunday 27th May - Friday 1st June 2018

8.00pm The London Palladium: The Greatest Stage in the World ITV - In this special one-off documentary, host Bradley Walsh relates the history of the London Palladium and how it came to be one of Britain's most famous theatres. Bradley goes behind the scenes to discover the Palladium's history, its backstage secrets, and meets many of the stars who have performed on its stage through the years. While on his journey, Bradley also unearths some long-lost footage of Morecambe and Wise and premieres some rare archive footage that has never been broadcast before.
Notable Continuing Series: A Very English Scandal, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                               The Handmaid's Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4
7.30pm Britain's Got Talent: Live Week ITV - The finalists perform live all week. Results at 9.30pm. Continues All Week.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody9.00pm, Channel 4
9.30pm King Lear BBC2 - Anthony Hopkins stars in a modern re-telling.
10.00pm Peter Kay's Car Share: The Finale BBC1 - John and Kayleigh were not in good place the last time we saw them, but what happened next? Finally we find get to find out in the last-ever episode of the award-winning series.
10.00pm Britain's Got More Talent Live ITV2 - Stephen Mulhern stars.
9.00pm Grammer Schools: Who Will Get in? BBC2 - Filmed over one term with access to three schools in Bexley, this series follows children and teachers to see how 11 plus selection impacts on education. The first episode follows a group of children from Upland Primary School as they prepare to take the test right up until results day.
9.00pm The Battle for Britain's Heroes Channel 4 - Brits are proud of their past. We celebrate our exceptional island nation that ruled the waves, triumphed over its enemies and built an empire that many feel changed the world for the better. We've erected statues to the heroic figures in our history and worship them almost like saints. But in this programme, the writer and journalist Afua Hirsch calls time on this version of British history. She believes we need to question some of the uncomfortable aspects of our heroes. Around the world, people are challenging how nations deal with the darker side of their history, including involvement with slavery, racism or colonialism. This is history at its most heated. People have been killed in protests over statues in the US. So now that the battle has come to Britain, how should we remember our past, and should we think again about the heroes we honour?
10.00pm 4 Men, 175 Babies: Britain's Super Sperm Donors Channel 4 - Documentary that meets four men who have collectively helped to conceive more than 175 babies.
10.00pm Code Black W - Third series of the US medical drama.
8.00pm The Big Crash Diet Experiment BBC1 - Crash diets have long had a bad reputation, but some experts say it's time to think again about the black sheep of the dieting world. Dr Javid Abdelmoneim teams up with some of Britain's top scientists in a bold new experiment that puts the latest research on crash dieting to the test. Four obese volunteers with serious weight-related health issues, including type 2 diabetes, go on an extreme weight loss programme and give up real food, surviving on a very low-calorie soups and shakes diet. Will they lose weight in the long run and turn around their health problems? If it works this radical approach to weight loss could help millions, save the NHS billions of pounds and revolutionise the way we diet.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
10.45pm Miranda Barbour: Serial Killer or Liar? BBC1 - Documentary exploring the case of Miranda Barbour, who lured a man into meeting her with a sex ad and then killed him. She then confessed to 22 more murders, committed as part of a Satanic cult. But is she really a serial killer?
Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                        The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4
                                          Barry 10:45pm Sky Atlantic
10.40pm How The Young Ones Changed Comedy GOLD - Documentary celebrating the legacy of one of the most notorious British sitcoms of all time, with the help of the show's cast, creators and comedian fans.
 Notable Continuing Series: The Bridge, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                              Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4  
                                              Friday Night Dinner, 10.00pm, Channel 4 
9.30pm Tracey Breaks the News BBC1 - Tracey Ullman is back with her unique comic spin on the headlines, including her impressions of politicians and celebrities. Jeremy Corbyn has an awkward meeting with an old friend, Europe's beige-est leader Angela Merkel wonders about her image and Rupert Murdoch spends some quality time with his main squeeze Jerry Hall. Plus, brand new for this series are the ever-so-trustworthy Michael Gove, as well as the hilarious new double act of Jacob Rees-Mogg and his long-suffering Nanny.

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