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The TVweek: Saturday 21st - Friday 27th November 2020

 Saturday

9.00pm The Valhalla Murders BBC Four - Double Bill of a new Icelandic crime drama. Ambitious detective Katrin `Kata" Gunnarsdottir investigates when an ex-drug dealer is found murdered in the old harbour area of Reykjavik, and finds that she does not have as much control of her professional life as she had planned.

10.40pm The Story of the Songs Five - A look at three tracks that made Whitney Houston a star, with contributions by producers, songwriters, back-up singers, session musicians, choreographers, journalists and industry experts.

Sunday

8.00pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Million Pound Questions ITV - Six-part series which revisits the iconic win of Judith Keppel, the first UK millionaire from the world-famous gameshow. Judith looks back at her memorable time in the hotseat with Chris Tarrant, taking us step by step through her jaw-dropping journey up the question ladder. She is joined by celebrities who have also sat in the famous hotseat, such as Naga Munchetty and Catherine Tyldesley, while the archives deliver some gold from former contestants including Jonathan Ross and wife Jane. Judith also talks about life after Millionaire and how winning the jackpot changed her life.

8.00pm Kirstie's Christmas: Quick & Easy Craft Channel 4 - Kirstie Allsopp creates quick and easy crafts for the festive season. She is joined by Phil Spencer, who gets the party started with some cocktail magic. Kirstie's sister, florist Sofie, helps with some festive florals that can be scaled up or down for any size of gathering. And in the kitchen, baker Nancy Birtwhistle has a raft of recipes, tips and tricks for all things foodie and festive.

8.00pm Kenneth Williams: In His Own Words Five - Gyles Brandreth narrates this tribute to the beloved actor, featuring the comedy milestones of his career. The documentary features access to Kenneth Williams's rarely seen photograph albums and correspondence from the star and his family.

9.00pm A Small Axe BBC One - Drama focusing on the romantic reggae genre and to the black youth who found freedom and love in its sound in London house parties, when they were unwelcome in white nightclubs. Drama by Courttia Newland and Steve McQueen, who also directed, starring Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St Aubyn.

Monday

9.00pm Return from ISIS: A Family's Story BBC One - Journalist Josh Baker investigates the story of former Indiana resident Samantha Sally and her family. After arriving in Syria, her husband became an Islamic State sniper and her young son Matthew was forced to take part in an infamous propaganda video. Sally, who is now in prison, describes her life with the terror group and the part she played in buying sex slaves.

9.00pm Is Covid Racist? Channel 4 - A&E medic Dr Ronx sets out to understand why so many NHS colleagues who died from coronavirus came from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Featuring stories of frontline workers who have lost their lives, and a striking visual tribute in memory of many more, Dr Ronx asks what is being done to protect frontline BAME workers.

10.00pm America's Sex Traffic Cops Channel 4 - Documentary following a team of female police officers trying to pull 15-year-old Nadia away from selling sex on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, a life she has been lured into. Film-maker Jezza Neumann gets to know not only Nadia, and another victim called Kat, but also goes home with the officers, meeting their kids, and learning what drives them to go to such lengths to reach out to girls on the streets, who often see them as the enemy.

Tuesday

7.30pm Emmerdale: Soapy Slip-Ups ITV - A selection of outtakes from the soap.

9.00pm The Fall of Anne Boleyn Five - Tracy Borman tells the story of the downfall of Henry VIII's second wife, charting her arrest, trial and execution. In the first episode, Tracy visits Greenwich to follow the course of events on the day Anne was arrested. She was watching a game of tennis when she received a message calling her before the Privy Council to face accusations of adultery. The programme examines documents revealing her poor standing at court, and why her miscarriage sealed her fate.

Notable Continuing Series: Industry, 9.15pm, BBC Two

9.15pm The Truth About Amazon Channel 4 - Helen Skelton and Sabrina Grant investigate the online retailer, offering consumer advice and exposing questionable practices with insight from executives, tech analysts and experts. The first episode takes a look at how to get the best deals possible, reports on review hijacking, and reveals how the company pushes customers towards products offering poor value for money.

10.45pm We Are You We Are BBC One - Drama about an American teenager who is forced to relocate to a military base in Italy when his mother is placed in charge. As he struggles to fit in in his strange new surroundings, he finds himself drawn towards a mysterious girl. Starring Jack Dylan Grazer and Chloe Sevigny.

Wednesday

9.00pm Little British Isles with Alison Steadman More4 - The actress Alison Steadman celebrates the natural beauty of some of the 6,000 islands that surround mainland Britain. Inspired by memories of a childhood holiday on the Isle of Man, Alison sets out to meet some of the people who live on the UK's 267 inhabited islands. She begins on Scotland's windswept Inner Hebrides, exploring the sparsely populated Gigha, Jura, Colonsay and Oronsay over the course of a week. She learns how to extract orchid essence, visits a fish farm, meets the keeper in charge of the country's only native honey bee reserve, and meets the resourceful natives thriving off the tough land that sustains them.

Thursday

9.00pm The Clydach Murders: Beyond Reasonable Doubt BBC Two - The deaths of three generations of one family in June 1999, a brutal mass murder that shocked the close-knit community of Clydach, near Swansea. Wyre Davies reports on new evidence.

Friday

8.00pm Walking Britain's Lost Railways Five - Rob Bell discovers the now-abandoned lines that unlocked the wild coastline of north Devon. He begins by following the dramatic Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway, which once built, proved an instant success, eventually carrying the glamorous Atlantic Coast Express service, direct from London Waterloo. 

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox,9.00pm, Channel 4

                                            The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Murder in Amish Country Sky Crime - True stories of homicide investigations within the Amish community. A man confesses to murdering his wife, but detectives suspect there is more to the case than he is letting on.

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