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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The TVweek: Sunday 25th - Friday 30th November 2018

Sunday
Notable Continuing Series: Doctor Who, 6.30pm, BBC1
                                           Dynasties, 8.00pm, BBC1                                          
                                   The Little Drummer Girl, 9.00pm, BBC1
9.00pm Louis Theroux's Altered States: Take My Baby BBC2 - Louis Theroux explores open adoption in California, where women hand over their babies at birth to adoptive families paying tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege.
9.00pm A Very British Country House Channel 4 - Set in the middle of a 376-acre National Trust estate, Grade I listed Cliveden House is one of the world's most exclusive country house hotels - a playground for the aristocracy and the super-rich, with a reputation for scandal. This new four-part series joins the hotel during its busiest summer season, precipitated by the arrival of a very special royal guest. In this first episode, an unexpected visit from royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle provides unprecedented publicity for the hotel, and an opportunity for the management to capitalise on the public appetite for exclusive aristocratic living.
10.00pm A Great British Injustice: The Maguire Story BBC1 - Stephen Nolan reports on one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history, recounting how the Maguires, an ordinary Northern Irish family living in 1970s London, were wrongly convicted and imprisoned for making the bombs used in the Guildford pub bombings.
Monday
9.00pm The Truth About the Menopause BBC1 - In this frank and intimate documentary, broadcaster and journalist Mariella Frostrup shares her own personal experience of the menopause and brings this great taboo out into the open.
9.00pm Babies: Their Wonderful World BBC2 - Documentary series that focuses on the development of very young infants.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm Warship: Life at Sea Five - Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan.
Tuesday
8.00pm How to Spend it Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield ITV - As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public.
8.00pm Our Yorkshire Farm Five - Documentary series set on a remote farm in the Yorkshire Dales. As a blizzard blasts the farm, the Owen family must protect their 1,000-strong flock of sheep, and mend the farm machinery to keep the animals fed.
9.00pm Mrs Wilson BBC1 - Three-part drama that sees actress Ruth Wilson portray her own grandmother in this true story. After the sudden death of novelist and ex-Secret Intelligence Service man Alexander Wilson, his wife Alison is forced to investigate when mysteries from her husband's past coming knocking.
9.00pm Egyptian Tomb Hunting Five - Historical documentary series. Tony Robinson takes an exciting tomb-hunting adventure across Egypt to investigate the startling series of recent tomb discoveries that are revealing new facts about life in the ancient world.
11.05pm Walter Presents: Farang: Dead Man Running Channel 4 - Walter Presents - which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world - continues with this suspense-filled Swedish thriller. Rickard has vanished, fleeing Sweden and the old criminal associates he testified against, abandoning his name, his life and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years later and still with a price on his head, Rickard knows that a return home would be a death sentence. So he ekes out an existence as a small-time crook in the back alleys of Phuket. Life's tough and dirty, but at least it won't kill him. But when his 15-year-old daughter Thyra comes looking for him, Rickard's self-imposed exile in this gritty paradise is soon under threat.
Wednesday
Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1
9.00pm Death and Nightingales BBC2 - Three-part drama centring around betrayal, deception and revenge, based on the novel by Eugene McCabe. On the day of her 23rd birthday, Beth hopes to leave the only home she has ever known. But with the hour of stealing fast approaching, can she can hold her nerve? Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan star.
10.00pm Vic & Bob's Big Night Out BBC4 - Comedy double-act Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer burst back onto TV screens with a new series of Big Night Out, a hilarious non-stop half-hour of mischief, fun and mayhem. Kicking-off the first of this four-part series, Vic and Bob interrupt a couple's cosy dinner date in the studio with a lively song and dance routine.
10.00pm Superkids: Breaking Away from Care Channel 4 - Writer and performer Lemn Sissay is a force of nature. He spent his first 18 years bouncing between foster families, children's homes and assessment centres. Since then he has come to terms with his trauma by telling his story around the world. Now he visits Coventry to meet seven young people who are currently in the care of the council, and who, between them, have had 40 different placements and 70 social workers. His mission is to help them express their experiences through words, and perform them to an audience that can make a difference to their lives. It's 30 years since Lemn left the care system and he believes that not enough has changed for these young people. So together, by putting on an epic performance for a packed theatre of decision-makers, they seek to change the way we see kids in care.
10.00pm Curvy Girls Channel 5 - Documentary series going behind the scenes of a plus-size modelling agency. Felicity thought the offer to be a model was a prank. Sonny was spotted on social media.
Thursday
8.00pm A Hotel for the Super Rich and Famous BBC1 - Documentary going behind the scenes at London's Corinthia hotel, following staff as they navigate the challenges of running a world-class hotel. In this episode, the hotel welcomes some A-list guests and launches a new afternoon tea.
8.00pm Kirstie's Homemade Christmas BBC1 - The festive season starts here, as Kirstie Allsopp shares everything she loves about Christmas. This one-off prime time episode is one giant Christmas goodie bag, featuring everything that's joyful about crafting at Christmas.
Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1
9.00pm Oxford Street 24/7 Five - Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London's busiest shopping streets moving. Oxford Circus customer assistant Matthew uses his encyclopaedic knowledge to help rush hour crowds. Police crackdown on the pickpockets and shoplifters who plague the stores. The Dominion Theatre prepares for press night for the musical Bat Out of Hell.
10.00pm Britain's Flashiest Families Five - Documentary featuring unashamedly excessive spenders. Galia came from Russia without a bean, but now she thinks nothing of splashing out £150,000 on a bed. Nigel owns three Porsches, plus a fourth for his wife to do the shopping in. Lizzie throws her chihuahua Oscar a £7,000 birthday party. The Exton Twins use their musclebound bodies to fund their extravagant lifestyle.
10.40pm Kidding Sky Atlantic - Jim Carrey stars in his first serialised role in over two decades as Mr Pickles, a children's entertainer struggling to cope with the real world.
Friday
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                            The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4,
                        The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm

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