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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The TVweek: Monday 5th - Friday 10th August 2019

Monday
9.00pm The Conjoined Twins: An Impossible Dream BBC2 - Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye have separate hearts and lungs, but Marieme's heart is very weak and her life expectancy is poor and if she dies, her stronger sister will die with her. As the girls' health deteriorates, their father Ibrahima and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital are forced to decide whether a separation should be considered. This programme tracks the journey of Ibrahima and the medical team as they wrestle with is a seemingly impossible decision with the help of the hospital's Clinical Ethics Committee.
10.00pm Born Famous Channel 4 - In an exploration of social mobility in the UK, four people who are the children of celebrities live in their parents' old communities to find out what sort of life they might have had if their mothers or fathers not become hugely successful in their chosen fields. In the first edition, Gordon Ramsay's son Jack heads to the Bretch Hill estate in Banbury, Oxfordshire, to discover what life could have been like had his dad Gordon not become a world-famous chef.
Tuesday
9.00pm Caught on Camera: Neighbours from Hell ITV - Documentary looking at disputes between neighbours that have been recorded on home surveillance equipment, featuring conflicts that have erupted over noise, parking rows, or disputes over where to put the rubbish.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
10.00pm I Am Hannah Channel 4 - A single woman with a successful career (Gemma Chan) struggles with her mother's demands that she start a family before it is too late, and feels under further pressure as she watches her friends settle down and have children. Seeking a deeper meaning in her life, she goes on a series of disastrous dates that only leave her further mired in insecurity and anguish. She eventually meets a man she feels she can both love and trust - but remains uncertain whether they can have a future together.
10.00pm Euphoria Sky Atlantic - Provocative coming-of-age drama offering a fresh look at the complexities of teenage life in a social-media obsessed world. The series follows Rue Bennet, a young girl who has recently left rehab for drug addiction and is struggling to see a clean future for herself in a world filled with drugs, sex and violence. Starring Zendaya, Maude Apatow and Hunter Schafer.
Wednesday
9.00pm Sacred Wonders BBC1 - From the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the Shaolin Temple in China, discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth. In the opening episode, in Cambodia at Angkor Wat, a man who believes the temples are home to his ancestral spirits risks his life to save them from the jungle, while at the Shaolin Temple in China, a Buddhist warrior monk faces a test that could change the course of his life forever.
9.00pm Jade Channel 4 - Documentary looking back at Jade Goody's life and career.
Notable Continuing Series: Better Things 10.00pm, BBC2
Thursday
9.00pm Police, Camera, Auction ITV - An insight into the auctions where criminals' assets from their nefarious activities are sold at auction, with the proceeds usually going to help those whose lives have been blighted by crime. From sports cars and designer goods to outrageous bling and strange collectables, cameras reveal the broad range of criminals' possessions seized by specialist police teams and put under the hammer.
9.00pm Secret Teacher Channel 4 - A number of today's most successful business owners were labelled as failures by the education system, their potential outshone by those of a more academic bent. In this documentary series, four leading entrepreneurs go undercover as support staff to give others the helping help they never received. First up is marketing mogul Paul Rowlett, working at a Hertfordshire secondary school. With a business that turns over more than £20million a year, Paul is searching for students who can use his money to help.
10.00pm This Way Up Channel 4 - Comedy drama, written by and starring Aisling Bea as Aine, who is trying to put her life back together after a breakdown, with Sharon Horgan as her concerned sister. Aine is dropped from a dinner party invitation, so she calls an old friend from rehab for company. But things take an awkward turn when she makes an unexpected move on him.
Friday
Notable Continuing Series: Gone Fishing: Mortimer and Whitehouse 8.00pm, BBC2
9.00pm Thou Shalt Not Kill More4 - Italian Drama focusing on the affairs of determined police officer Valeria Ferro, who seems to possess a sixth sense when solving the puzzles behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas and repressed anger among closed social groups. The body of a 15-year-old girl is found in a flooded basement just as her father and diving coach is at a television studio where he has gone to make an appeal regarding her disappearance. In the homicide division of Turin's police force, Inspector Ferro grabs the reins of the investigation.

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