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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The TVweek: Sunday 2nd - Friday 7th February 2020

Sunday
5.10pm Sir David Jason at 80: A Lovely Jubbly Celebration BBC1 - Johnny Vegas takes a trip through the BBC archives to mark the 80th birthday of actor David Jason, one of Britain's biggest and best-loved stars of the small screen. With interviews, insights and Only Fools and Horses rarities, Johnny looks at the man behind Granville and Del Boy and pieces together the story of David's rise to the top of the comedy tree.
9.00pm The British Academy Film Awards 2020 BBC1 - Graham Norton hosts the ceremony live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Monday 
9.00pm Mary Beard's Shock of the Nude BBC2 - Two-part documentary. The classicist examines the nude in western art and its troubling power to provoke ideas about gender, sex and moral transgression. Mary starts with a statue of Aphrodite by Praxiteles and Titian's Venus of Urbino, asking how a woman like her should respond to the artworks and considers the challenge of depicting the female nude for a woman artist by looking at the work of 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. In a life-drawing class, Mary joins a hen party as they attempt to sketch a naked man.
Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet 9.00pm, ITV
10.00pm Inside No.9 BBC2 - Long-awaited fifth series of the comedy anthology from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. The first episode centres around a football team.  The four-match officials get ready to oversee a crunch clash between United and Rovers in the last game of the season, revealing a tale of promotion, relegation, corruption, and so, so much more. David Morrissey and Ralf Little star.
10.00pm Baghdad Central Channel 4 - Tense crime thriller starring Bertie Carvel.
10.00pm This Life BBC4 - First episode of the drama charting the lives of five flat-sharing lawyers in London. No-nonsense law graduate Anna goes for a job at a barristers' office - only to find an old college flame on the interview panel who offers her the position in return for a repeat performance of their last one-night stand. Starring Daniela Nardini, Andrew Lincoln, Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri and Jason Hughes.
Tuesday
8.00pm Life Drawing Live BBC4 - Josie d'Arby hosts a live broadcast of a life drawing class led by artists Daphne Todd and Lachlan Goudie, offering viewers the chance to draw along with the six amateur artists in the studio as they capture a series of poses. Plus, artist and teacher Diana Ali offers some helpful tips.
9.00pm Univeral Credit: Inside The Welfare State BBC2 - Documentary exploring Universal Credit from the point of view of both government employees and those who rely on the controversial benefits system to support themselves. The first episode features Rachel, who left her job to care for her elderly parents, and now struggles to support her family on Universal Credit while having to cope with debt and depression. Jobcentre employee Karen finds herself faced with similar difficulties to her clients, and has to take a second job to support herself. The programme also follows the difficulties faced by civil servants in overseeing sweeping changes to the benefits system.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2
10.00pm The L Word: Generation Q Sky Atlantic - Return of the American drama about the lives and loves of a group of friends living in Los Angeles, ten years after the previous events unfolded.
Wednesday
9.00pm Britain's Most Expensive Home: Building for a Billionaire Channel 4 - Documentary following the complex build of an extraordinary home costing millions in Mayfair, London, which belongs to self-made billionaire and philanthropist John Caudwell. Having sold Phones 4u in 2006 for just under 1.5 billion pounds, John is now aiming to create one of the most lavish and expensive homes ever to be renovated in Britain. As the build enters the final crucial stages, the programme follows this unique and challenging engineering project as a team of expert trades people and interior designers attempt to pull off one of the most extraordinary renovations in Britain.
10.00pm Home Channel 4 - Second series of the comedy from Rufus Jones. Eight months after arriving in the UK, Sami still awaits the right for him to remain in the country. While everything is in limbo, all Sami can do is make himself useful to his hosts: Katy, Peter and John in Dorking, but his good-humoured patience it starting to wear thin, and a family day out leads to frustration for all.
Thursday
8.00pm Secrets of the Museum BBC2 - Documentary going behind the scenes of the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Only a small amount of the two million items in the V&A's collection are on display to the public. This series gets a glimpse at the treasure trove kept behind closed doors and follows the experts and conservators as they breathe new life into some of these fragile items, such as Pumpie the 100-year-old toy elephant, who needs urgent TLC, and the Christian Dior gowns that get a new lease of life.
9.00pm Barrymore: The Body in the Pool Channel 4 - In the early hours of March 31, 2001, a phone call was made to Essex emergency services to say a body had been found in the swimming pool of Michael Barrymore - at the time, one of the most popular entertainers in Britain. Every detail of the story was pored over by the media but 19 years on, the death remains unexplained. This documentary looks at the full story, with contributions from Stuart's family, detectives, forensic pathologists and eyewitnesses, to explore what happened that night at Barrymore's Essex home - and the events that followed.
9.00pm The Heist Sky1 - The return of the programme in which 10 people team up to plan and execute a raid on a cash-in-transit van. They then have to hide their share of the £1,000,000 for two weeks from a squad of detectives in order to keep the money.
Friday
8.30pm Our Coast BBC2 - Adrian Chiles, Mehreen Baig and a team of experts explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish Sea, and meet the people who call them home. Each programme features people local to each region, as they fully immerse in the coastal way of life, from tackling unique jobs to experiencing magical close encounters with wildlife. The first focuses on the Merseyside coast, which stretches from Sefton Sands in the north to the Wirral in the south, via the port city of Liverpool.
Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 9.00pm, BBC1
9.00pm Public Enemy Sky Atlantic - Second series of the French crime drama. Investigator Chloe Muller turns to Guy Beranger when a girl disappears, but Beranger wants something in return.
9.30pm There's Only One Madonna BBC4 - An examination of the singer's popularity in Britain, revealing her influence on the worlds of fashion, music and gender politics and following a group of fans on her tour. A known Anglophile, she is described as an inspiration to a generation of women, the founder of `girl power" and an icon for the gay community. Contributors include Jean Paul Gaultier, Mel C, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. First shown in 2001.
10.00pm Frankie Boyle's Tour of Scotland BBC2 - The comedian explores how Scotland's landscape has shaped the nation's history. He begins on a trek from Aberdeen to Oban, meeting a hermit called Jake and exploring his very unique treehouse. He then visits the community of Findhorn, finding out how this remote area of barren sand dunes became transformed into a thriving village whose main aim is to be environmentally, economically and socially self-sustaining. Frankie also views one of the most stunning glens in the Highlands, giving his perspective on the Glencoe massacre of 1692, before going deep underground to visit the Cruachan Power Station.

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