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Monday, 25 June 2018

The TVweek: Saturday 30th June - Friday 6th July 2018

Saturday
9.00pm Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars BBC2 - Eric Clapton, the ultimate guitar hero, is widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. But behind the scenes lay restlessness and tragedy. The insatiable search to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands, from the ground-breaking Yardbirds to 60’s super-group Cream. His isolated pursuit of his craft and fear of selling out served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist.  Stretching from his traumatic childhood living in a “house of secrets”, to his long and difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, and the tragic loss of his son in a heartbreaking accident, Eric Clapton always found an inner strength and healing in music. Told through his own words and songs, as well as those of his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and many heroes – including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.
Sunday
9.00pm The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan BBC2 - In this new three-part series for BBC Two he’s travelling way beyond his comfort zone and the world of complimentary breakfast buffets, to some of the most beautiful, but dangerous places on earth. Hosted by locals and fully immersed in the local culture, he gets an eye-opening, and at times heart-stopping, insider’s guide to countries that are big on natural beauty, character and charm. In this first episode, Romesh gets an insider’s guide to Haiti to find out if his preconceptions about the Caribbean island are right, or if there is more to the country than the “sensational headlines” he’s seen on the news.
Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaid's Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                          The Fourth Estate: Reporting Trump's First Year 10.00pm, BBC2
10.15pm Night & Day Channel 4 - Walter Presents - which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world - continues with this chilling, Barcelona-set crime thriller. While working on a series of harrowing murder investigations, a forensic pathologist finds the key to a case in which she has unwittingly become a prime target. Sara Grau is a respected forensic pathologist married to Lluis Fores, a high-powered and ferocious business executive at a multinational pharmaceutical company. Although Lluis is desperate to start a family with his wife, Sara is secretly unsure and, behind her husband's back, has been sleeping with nameless men she meets while out late at night. Sara is called to the scene of a car crash in which a man and a woman have died. While performing an autopsy on the man's charred body, Sara recognises a distinctive tattoo.
Monday
9.00pm David Walliams Presents...Return of Alright on the Night ITV - Outtakes and mishaps from TV.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody9.00pm, Channel 4
Tuesday
Notable Continuing Series: Bride & Prejudice, 9.00pm, Channel 4
Wednesday
9.00pm The Big NHS Sing-a-long ITV - NHS Choir, staff and music stars attempt record-breaking live singalong to celebrate the NHS on its 70th Birthday.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                                 Stath Lets Flats, 10.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm This is Us More4 - The US ensemble drama comes to More4 for its second series, picking up as the Big Three celebrate their 37th birthdays. Randall and Beth debate a huge life change, Kate takes the first steps in pursuing a new passion, and Kevin balances the demands of his career and relationship. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout from their big fight.
Thursday
9.00pm Who Killed Sharon Birchwood: Police Tapes ITV - In this new documentary in ITV’s Crime & Punishment strand, Susanna Reid gains exclusive access to police interview tapes from the investigation into the murder of Sharon Birchwood, a 52-year-old woman with no apparent enemies or criminal connect.
10.00pm Keith Lemon: Coming in America ITV2 - Keith tries to break America.
Friday
9.00pm Top of the Pops: The Story of 1986 BBC4 - How did the decline of the young guns of the early 80s, the advent of House, The Big Bang in the money markets and political fatigue on the Left make their mark - or not - on the nation’s most popular music show?  Paul Heaton, Mick Hucknall, Sinitta, The Communards and Swing Out Sister are among the acts that steer us through the changes impacting Britain, the music industry and the BBC’s long-serving pop powerhouse in 1986.
Notable Continuing Series: The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4 
10.00pm Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain & Ireland BBC4



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