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Monday, 4 March 2019

The TVweek: Sunday 10th - Friday 15th March 2019

Sunday
8.00pm Midsommer Murders ITV - Neil Dudgeon returns to play DCI John Barnaby and Nick Hendrix is back as DS Jamie Winter for the 20th anniversary series of the UK’s longest running contemporary detective drama.
Monday
7.30pm Speechless E4 - US comedy starring Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie. Maya DiMeo is a mother on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy and her kids: Ray, Dylan, and JJ - her eldest son, who has cerebral palsy and uses a communication board to converse. To that end, she has moved the family to a new home and school (the sixth in two years), as she has finally found a class with a full-time aide who can serve as JJ's voice. The rest of the family isn't exactly on board and Maya must use her powers of persuasion to bring them over to her side, but a disastrous first day leaves her doubting herself.
9.00pm The Choir: Our School by the Tower BBC2 - The school next to Grenfell Tower asks Gareth Malone to help pupils create a concert to mark the reopening of their building. They find they have a unique and moving story to tell.
9.00pm Cheat ITV - Four-part drama starring Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor. University lecturer Dr Leah Dale has always prided herself on her academic integrity so when final year student Rose, submits a suspiciously top-grade essay, Leah is quick to call her out. Continues at 9.00pm till Thursday.
9.00pm 24 Hours in Custody Channel 4 - The Bafta Award-nominated series that follows the work of Bedfordshire Police around the clock returns with new episodes that go behind the scenes of police investigations into major crimes.  In a compelling 90-minute feature-length first episode, cameras follow the police as they hunt two separate stranger rapists and struggle to bring them to justice to prevent them striking again.
Notable Continuing Series: This Time with Alan Partridge, 9.30pm, BBC1
                                                 Fleabag, 10.35pm BBC1
10.00pm Baewatch: Parental Guidance E4 - Series in which self-styled 'perfect' couples put their relationships to the test on a romantic getaway in the sun. What they don't realise is that secretly doing the testing are their own families. In each episode, a pair of unsuspecting lovebirds are secretly watched, tested and judged by mums, dads, grandparents and siblings who want to find out the truth about their loved one's relationship.
10.00pm Timewasters ITV2 - Our time travelling jazz band are back for another spin through time in series two. This time round they're transported to 1950’s London where the future has arrived: the birth of the teenager, slick-haired Teddy Boys, the vibrant Windrush crowd, box-fresh televisions and - crucially - the dawn of Rock n’ Roll. Episode 2 airs at 10.30pm.
Tuesday
Notable Continuing Series: Celebrity Bake Off, 8.00pm, Channel 4
                                               Derry Girls, 9.15pm, Channel 4
                                               Home, 9.45pm, Channel 4
Wednesday
9.00pm Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb BBC1 - A new batch of celebrities attempt to climb the mountain to rasie money for this year's Comic Relief.
Notable Continuing Series: MotherFatherSon, 9.00pm, BBC2
9.00pm The Undateables Channel 4 - Brand new episode of the dating show for people with various disabilities.
Thursday
8.00pm Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke Channel 4 - Home renovation series.
8.00pm Secrets of Your Supermarket Food Five
9.00pm Shadow Commander: Iran's Military Mastermind BBC2
9.00pm 60 Days on the Street Channel 4 - Today, more people are sleeping rough than at any time since World War 2. Now, former soldier Ed Stafford spends 60 winter days and nights on the street with no money and no shelter, filming himself, to get a first-hand view of Britain's growing homelessness crisis. 60 Days on the Streets reveals the human face of homelessness across Manchester, London and Glasgow, telling the stories of those on the streets, how they ended up there and how they survive. Risking his physical and mental health, Ed lives alongside the homeless to capture the reality of their existence.
10.00pm Porters Dave - The return of the hospital comedy, starring Ed Easton. Simon resorts to desperate measures when Lucy tells him she's engaged to Dr McKenzie.
Friday
7.00pm Comic Relief 2019 BBC1
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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