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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The TVweek: Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd November 2018

Saturday
8.10pm Michael McIntyre's Big Show BBC1 - Third series of the popular entertainment show which features 'send to all'.
Sunday
Notable Continuing Series: Doctor Who, 6.30pm, BBC1
                                           Dynasties, 8.00pm, BBC1                                          
                                   The Little Drummer Girl, 9.30pm, BBC1
9.00pm Louis Theroux's Altered States: Choosing Death BBC2 - Louis heads to California, one of the latest states to adopt this law, where residents can now take home a lethal overdose as long as they are terminally ill, of sound mind and strong enough to administer their own prescribed dose.
Here, Louis is invited into the family homes of those who want control over ending their own lives. But he discovers that when you have complete autonomy over your own death, choosing the right time is not such a simple decision.
9.00pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! ITV - Holly Willoughby joins Dec to host the new series of the popular reality series that sees celebrities live in the Australian outback for just under three weeks.
9.00pm The Interrogation of Tony Martin Channel 4 - Documentary that tells the story of the farmer who shot and killed an intruder on his land.
10.00pm Tin Star Channel 4 - Terrestrial airing of the Sky drama first shown on Sky Atlantic which stars Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks. It tells the story of a new police chief sent to a remote Canadian town.
Monday
9.00pm Driven: The Billy Monger Story BBC2 -  Documentary that tells the story of 18-year-old Billy Monger, one of Britain’s most exciting young racing drivers, who in April 2017 was involved in a devastating crash resulting in the amputation of his legs. Incredibly, soon after his accident, Billy resolved to get back to racing, in the hope of becoming the first ever amputee to race competitively in single-seater racing cars. This crew follows the extraordinary story of Billy and his family in the year after his accident as he pursues his dream to one day race in Formula One. With the support of the racing community and his hero, Lewis Hamilton, Billy will have to change the rules of motorsport and learn to drive again without legs, whilst coming to terms with life as a disabled person – a term Billy is reluctant to accept.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm Blood Five - New drama series that explores family, memory, and the impact the past can have on the present. Cat Hogan is an isolated woman on the run from her past, a past she is forced to confront when the sudden ‘accidental’ death of her mother, Mary, draws her back to the family she has spent the last ten years trying to avoid. Cat has always been the black sheep of the family and now this uncomfortable reunion awakens sinister demons from the past and shines a suspicious light on her mother’s death. However much she wants to believe her death was innocent, her suspicions start to mount against her father (Dunbar) when she begins to notice discrepancies in his stories. Set over the week following Mary’s death, Cat tries to uncover the truth, looking to the past to understand the present. The audience will constantly question whether Cat is paranoid or has in fact discovered a terrible truth about her father. Nothing and no one can be taken at face value. In Blood, the ‘truth’ depends on who you ask. The six episode drama series, penned by  Sophie Petzal, stars Adrian Dunbar,Carolina Main, Ingrid Craigie, Diarmuid Noyes, Gráinne Keenan, Cillian Ó Gairbhí and Mark O’Regan. Continues Tomorrow Night
9.00pm My Brilliant Best Friend Sky Atlantic - When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.
Tuesday
8.00pm The Martin Lewis Money Show ITV - Live edition of the consumer programme ahead of the Black Friday sales.
9.00pm 999: What's Your Emergency? Channel 4 - Return of the documentary that follows the work of Wiltshire's fire, police and ambulance workers. This episode focuses on the five per cent of the UK's families who are collectively responsible for a staggering amount of the nation's crime: 50 per cent of criminal arrests. In these cases the 'tradition' of crime within a family means that police see extremes of criminality across a wide age range, costing the UK £9 billion a year.
Wednesday
Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1
10.00pm Trans Kids Channel 4 - Psychotherapist and author Stella O'Malley reflects on the huge rise in numbers of young people embarking on gender transition, through the prism of her own experience as a child with gender identity issues. As a child in the 1970s and 80s, Stella was convinced she should be a boy, but is now a married woman with two children. She examines how the experiences and options open to transgender children today compare with her own childhood and asks what person she might now be, had these choices been available to her. There has been a 2500% increase in the number of children and young people being referred to the NHS's gender identity service over the last nine years.
Thursday
8.00pm The Salsbury Nerve Attack: The Inside Story BBC1 - Documentary of the story behind the nerve attack earlier this year.
Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1
Friday
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                            Would I Lie to You? 9.30pm, BBC1    
                         The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4,
                        The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm
9.00pm Shades of Guilt: The Other More4 - Walter Presents - which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world - continues with this German legal thriller that features a haunting sense of timelessness. Different shades of guilt assumed in a single moment of thoughtlessness... or in months of planning. Defence lawyer Friedrich Kronberg knows that he must try to tip the scales of justice in favour of those he represents, no matter how culpable they appear, as he explores the grey areas between legal and moral guilt. As he probes complex cases in stories that shift between various timelines, the crimes are rarely what they seem and the dilemmas never black and white. In the first episode, a married couple fantasizes about finding a wilder side to their sexual relationship by inviting a third party into the bedroom. But when the fantasy becomes a reality, what seemed like harmless fun soon spirals out of control.

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