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Monday, 18 November 2019

The TVweek: Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th November 2019

Saturday
8.10pm Michael McIntyre's Big Show BBC1 - The comedian returns for more 'send to all' and fun.
9.00pm The Sinner BBC4 - Return of the US crime drama series. Harry Ambrose is asked a favour by Heather Novack, the newly promoted daughter of his old friend Jack. She asks him to help her investigate the mysterious deaths of two people in a motel room in Harry's home town of Keller in upstate New York. Return of the crime drama, starring Bill Pullman, with Natalie Paul and Tracey Letts.
Sunday
8.00pm Celebrity Catchphrase ITV - A special edition of the game show in which host Stephen Mulhern invites comedy pairings to take place. Inside No 9 stars Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf fame and Nina Wadia and Lynda Baron, who co-star in Still Open All Hours.
9.00pm Our Guy in Japan Channel 4 - Guy Martin embarks on a journey across Japan, hoping to learn more about what keeps the country going. He trains with one of Japan's engineering grand-masters, who made parts for the country's first nuclear power station, and finds out how the nation deals with 1,500 earthquakes a year on the intense simulators at Tokyo's Disaster Training School.
9.00pm Jim Moir's Weird World of TV Video Art BBC4 - The comedian, aka Vic Reeves, explores video art.
9.00pm Kemper on Kemper: Inside The Mind of a Serial Killer Sky Crime - A former FBI agent details his extensive interviews with Ed Kemper.
Monday
9.00pm Meat: A Threat to Our Planet BBC1 - Animal biologist Liz Bonnin investigates the environmental impact of animals being raised to supply meat to the world.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours In A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                            Watchmen 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
9.00pm Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys Five
Tuesday
8.00pm Save My Child Channel 4 - Documentary following two families trying to fund operations for their children. Six-year-old Pranav has cerebral palsy, and is determined to walk unaided - but the procedure and aftercare required will cost ú100,000. In Northern Ireland, a mother tries to raise ú32,000 to have the curve in her daughter's spine corrected.
9.00pm Caught on Camera: Jobs From Hell Channel 4 - Documentary presenting real-life footage of challenging situations in the workplace, from dangerous encounters in late-night takeaways and corner shops, to messy jobs and tyrannical bosses. The programme features contributions from the employees featured and analysis from psychologists on the anxieties that can influence behaviour in a working environment.
10.00pm Act Tage Sky Atlantic - German drama following a family as they try to flee the anticipated strike zone of a meteor crashing towards Europe. With only eight days until the 40-kilometre-wide meteor will hit the continent, escaping proves to be the biggest challenge of their lives as the entire continent are on the run.
Wednesday
Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1
9.00pm The Baby Has Landed BBC2 - Documentary series that lifts the lid on one of the most intense and extraordinary times in any family’s life – the arrival of a new baby. Following six families over their first laughter, love and chaos-filled weeks of parenthood, it provides a window into modern family life in 2019.
9.00pm My Grandparent's War Channel 4 - Four celebrates actors take deeply personal and immersive journeys to uncover what happened to their grandparents during the war.
Thursday
8.00pm Buy it Now for Christmas Channel 4 - Rylan Clark-Neal presents this festive version of the show, in which people with ideas for the perfect gift.
8.00pm Chris Packham: Plant a Tree to Save the Planet Five - The naturalist, along with guest presenters including former Today Programme host John Humphrys, aimsáto raise enough money to plant 100,000 trees across Britain, by asking viewers to contribute to The Woodland Trust. Martin Hughes-Games, JB Gill and Clare Nasir also take a closer look at the science of trees, exploring how they can lower carbon emissions, fight flooding and reduce pollution.
9.00pm Elton John: Uncensored BBC1 - As he prepares for the publication of his autobiography, Me, and enjoys a break from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Elton John and Graham Norton chat about the musician's life and career, which spans more than 50 years. Elton discusses his childhood growing up as Reg Dwight in post-war Pinner, Middlesex, and looks back at his rise to global stardom in the 1970s. He also shares musical memories of the 80s and 90s, discusses his addictions, and how he managed to overcome them to become one of the world's most successful and prolific solo artists.
Friday
Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                         The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4 
9.00pm Cruising with Jane McDonald Five - The singer uncovers a little-known cruise route in the Great Lakes of America and Canada. Heading to post-industrial Cleveland, she joins her fellow cruisers to explore the sights of this re-emerging city, popping into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame to cast eyes on memorabilia from her musical heroes. Jane later visits the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls. Not satisfied with being drenched by the sheer force of the waterfalls, she opts to take an adrenalin-pumping zip-line across the falls. Then, ends her cruise by jet-boating across the perilous rapids outside Montreal.

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