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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The TVweek: Saturday 13th - Friday 19th March 2021

 Saturday

6.00pm Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance for Red Nose Day BBC One - Gino D'Acampo and his son Luci compete in this special edition of the game show, stacking the gold bars on the balance board in a bid to win up to £100,000 for charity. But if they have answered incorrectly, the bars they stack will amount to nothing - and only serve to add further weight to the already precarious board, which could collapse at any second and leave them with nothing.

9.00pm When the Spencers Met the Monarchy Channel 5 - Documentary looking at the impact of the marriage of Diana Spencer and Prince Charles on their respective families, shedding light on the dynamics behind the scenes throughout the union, with the clash between the Spencers and the Windsors among the most high-profile, acrimonious fall-outs in royal history.

Sunday

8.00pm Top Gear BBC One - Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness head to the Lake District for an emotional reunion with their own dads' old cars. Elsewhere, Chris heads out on track to test Lamborghini's most powerful car ever, the hybrid Sian.

8.00pm Grace ITV - John Simm stars in this three-part crime drama from Endeavour writer Russell Lewis. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace's career is at rock bottom and is in the last chance saloon running enquiries into long-forgotten cold cases with little prospect of success. Then he is approached by colleague DS Glen Branson to help investigate the disappearance of a Brighton property developer, who vanished without a trace on his stag night.

8.00pm Happy Campers: Brits on Holiday Channel 5 - Cameras follow events at two West Country holiday camps - Tencreek in Looe, Cornwall, and Holiday Resort Unity near Weston-super-Mare - as they open their doors for the first time after the first Covid-19 lockdown. After an uncertain start to the season, both camps plan to be back with a bang as they promise a summer holiday of a lifetime.

9.00pm The Suzy Lamplugh Mystery Sky Crime - Documentary exploring one of the most baffling cases in recent history - the mysterious disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh from Fulham, north London. The last clue to her whereabouts was an appointment in June 1986 to show a house to someone she referred to as `Mr Kipper".

9.45pm Beep BBC Two - Tommy is lying in his hospital bed in a coma and on his wedding anniversary he is visited by his wife Liz and various other members of his dysfunctional family, including his emotionally challenged son Martin and sleep-deprived daughter Hannah. Comedy, starring Siobhan Redmond and Paul Higgins.

Monday

7.30pm Formula One: Drive to Survive Sky Documentaries - Get an unprecedented level of access into the world of Formula 1, following the drivers, teams and principals as the 2018 season begins.

Notable Continuing Series:  Unforgotten, 9.00pm, ITV

                                     Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, 9.30pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm Great Canal Journeys More4 - Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth explore the waterways of Staffordshire, journeying along the Caldon Canal and the Trent and Mersey Canal, to Stoke-on-Trent.

9.00pm Allen v. Farrow Sky Documentaries - An exploration of the Woody Allen sexual abuse allegation. In the first edition, Mia Farrow recounts her storied relationship with Woody Allen, once a beloved father figure to her seven children. While their adopted daughter Dylan speaks about the escalating discomfort she felt under the intensity of Woody's attention, which was a growing concern for Mia.

Tuesday

8.00pm Bear & Jonny Wilkinson's Wild Adventure ITV - In the first of a two-part special, former rugby player Jonny Wilkinson joins Bear Grylls to test his survival instincts as the pair explore Dartmoor's harsh and gruelling terrain, an adventure that will push his physical and mental limits. From climbing 40 metres up a sheer cliff face to crossing ice-cold rivers, Jonny also learns the key basic survival skills necessary to survive in remote terrain like Dartmoor.

9.00pm Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency BBC One - Last August, Roman Kemp's life changed dramatically with the sudden and unexpected death of his best friend, radio producer Joe Lyons. It led him to question why increasing numbers of young men are taking their own lives and why so many of them never ask for help. Here, Roman sets out to explore what can be done to encourage people to seek help, what preventative action others need to be taking, and the lasting impact of mental health and suicide on friends and family.

9.00pm 2020: The Story of Us ITV - Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald's feature-length documentary tells the story of coronavirus in Britain through the experience of people immersed in its impact, both personally and professionally. Using testimony from staff in hospitals - consultants, doctors and nurses - as well as weaving in the experience of patients, this documentary paints a vivid portrait of the working lives of ICU staff and those they treat during a crisis which proves both challenging, life-changing and often tragic for those caught in it.

Notable Continuing Series: Your Honor, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm The Good Doctor Sky Witness - Fourth season of the medical drama, starring Freddie Highmore. Shaun treats a patient with an illness that is not only unpredictable in nature, but also unlike anything he or the team has ever seen before. The pressures of the pandemic take a toll, Morgan unknowingly puts herself and several members of the staff in danger and Claire continues to work through her grief.

9.15pm The Circle Channel 4 - Emma Willis hosts the reality show in which nine individuals move into the same apartment block, but never meet, only communicating over social media. It's a game of popularity as they chat, flirt, play games and rate each other - with some playing as themselves, and others hiding behind a fake persona - with the ultimate winner walking off with £100,000. As the first episode kicks off, Emma delivers a huge twist.

Wednesday

9.00pm Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death Channel 4 - Documentary tribute to the TV presenter, who took her own life in February 2020, delving beyond the headlines to reveal the complex woman behind the public persona. The film charts Caroline's career, from stage school to some of the biggest shows on TV, and hears from family and colleagues - including Dermot O'Leary and Olly Murs - about the pressures that fame, mental health issues, press and social media had on Caroline.

9.00pm Rose: Making a Murderer Channel 5 - Documentary exploring Rose West's childhood, looking back at experiences in her younger years that lead to her becoming one of the most evil serial killers in British history. Throughout the programme, people who knew Rose personally - from childhood neighbours to the solicitor who represented her at the final trial - share stories from her troubled youth, and discuss how this may have impacted her in later life.

10.45pm The Surrogates BBC One - Documentary uncovering the taboos surrounding surrogacy, following the experiences of five British women all trying to have babies for other people. They include single mum Caitlin, who has offered to help her boss Kate, who has lost three pregnancies, and 23-year-old Emma, who is pregnant with the baby of a gay couple she met on a fertility matching app. The programme also features David, a single gay man hoping to have a child through surrogacy.

Thursday

9.00pm Billy Monger's Big Red Nose Day Challenge BBC One - In April 2017 the professional racing driver was seriously injured in a collision that resulted in both of his legs being amputated. Already used to pushing the limits of what can be achieved, Billy now pushes himself to the limit as he takes on a truly unforgettable challenge - walking, kayaking and cycling 140 miles in the name of charity. His trek begins at the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ultimately heading to Brands Hatch in Kent. Before he starts, the 21-year-old receives words of encouragement from Jose Mourinho, manager of his beloved Tottenham Hotspur, and along the route is joined by a host of celebrity supporters including Cheryl, Zoe Ball, Chris Ramsey, Dan Walker and Vick Hope.

9.00pm The Secret Life of Sewage BBC Two - Dr George McGavin, Dr Zoe Laughlin and a team of world-leading scientists explore the biology, chemistry, natural history and social history of faeces from a TV-base camp like no other - within the pools, tanks and bowels of one of the UK's largest and most technologically advanced sewage works.

9.00pm Taskmaster Channel 4 - Greg Davies sets tasks involving the perils of airport security, fashion for insects and the creative application of cling film and gaffer tape to Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall. As usual, Alex Horne offers the intrepid contenders moral support, recording the key details as pests are controlled and plates are delivered.

9.00pm 10 Years Younger in 10 Days Channel 5 - Cherry Healey hosts the show in which an expert team transform people's looks using only non-invasive cosmetic techniques. First up are community police officer Suzanne, whose confidence disappears once she takes off her uniform, and Tracey, who has lots of time to herself now that her children have left home. But when she looks in the mirror, she doesn't like what she sees.

9.00pm The Good Fight More4 - Fourth season the Good Wife spin-off.

10.00pm Rob Brydon's Comic Relief Show BBC Two - Actor and comedian Rob Brydon takes a look at the funniest, sweetest and silliest musical sketches and performances from the Comic Relief store cupboard.

Friday

7.00pm Comic Relief 2021 BBC One

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Russia Vs The World Channel 5 - The epic story of Russia, and how more than a millennium of history characterised by explosive drama, infamous leaders and a healthy dose of intrigue has paved the way for the man at the heart of it all today - Vladimir Putin.

9.00pm The Flight Attendant Sky One - Brilliant dark comedy thriller starring Kaley Cuoco. Cassie Bowden, a New York-based flight attendant, has her world turned upside down when she wakes up in a Thai hotel bed with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as normal, joining the other members of the flight crew traveling to the airport. 

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Tom said...

Don’t forget Bloodlands, Sunday 9pm, BBC One!

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