Saturday 22nd – Friday 29th August 2014

by | Aug 19, 2014 | All, TV Week


7.50pm Doctor Who BBC1 – Peter Capaldi makes his début as the new Doctor. When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship with him survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy?


7.00pm Nature’s Miracle Orphans BBC1 – In this two-part series Ellie Harrison and wildlife cameraman Max Hug Williams follow the stories of wild orphaned animals, and meet the people who save their lives so they can eventually go back to the wild.


8.30pm Scotland Decides BBC2 – Glenn Campbell chairs as Alistair Darling lay out their competing visions for the future of the country in front of a specially invited audience live at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

8.30pm Gadget Man Channel 4 – Gadget Man is back for a new series, and Richard Ayoade still isn’t finding life any easier. Cooking, shopping, moving house, going out or even staying in are among the activities that involve far too much effort for Ayoade’s liking.

9.00pm 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy Sky1 – Tag along with Irish presenter Baz Ashmawy and his lovely mammy Nancy as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. First stop is Las Vegas, followed by LA.

10.00pm Under the Dome Five – Second series of the US drama based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel.


9.00pm Building the Dream More4 – A brand new series of the show that sees architectural designer Charlie Luxton help homeowners build their dream home. In this episode, Charlie helps Richard Southgate and his wife Kate as they build a five-bedroom family home in the beautiful, Shropshire countryside.

9.00pm The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sky Living – Highlights from last night’s Emmy Awards revealing who won what, who got emotional and who wore the most gracious-in-defeat faces. Comedian Seth Meyers hosts.


8.00pm Hotel India BBC2 – Documentary series going behind the scenes of India’s oldest and most famous hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

9.00pm Last Chance Academy BBC1 – The story of one school’s groundbreaking battle to save problem pupils from the scrap heap and bring exam success. Baverstock Academy is opposed to permanently excluding disruptive kids and will go to almost any lengths to keep them in mainstream education. This Panorama Special follows the students in the run-up to exams to see if the school can honour its pledge to keep disruptive pupils in school as well as get them five GCSEs.

9.00pm Horizon: Allergies, The Modern World & Me BBC2 – Horizon investigates new research that changes to bacteria within the human body are responsible for the rising prevalence of allergies.

9.00pm Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets Channel 4 – This Cutting Edge documentary tells the story of the professional animal agents and pet owners whose job it is to supply a new wave of animal stars to appear in some of the world’s favourite adverts.


8.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – Nick Knowles and the team come to the rescue of another family.

8.00pm The Wonderful World of The X Factor ITV2 – Sarah-Jane Crawford celebrates 10 years of the most glorious talent, tantrums, tears and top tunes from the biggest show in entertainment history. Including an exclusive chat with Dermot O’Leary.

9.00pm Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris ITV – Documentary examining the phenomenon of the American-style end-of-school prom, which has become increasingly popular in Britain, and the big business it now represents. Love it or loathe it, the prom as a rite of passage is now a regular feature in UK schools and a million pound industry has sprung up to cater for it. Each summer, the parents of half a million 16-year-olds spend hundreds of pounds on designer dresses, makeovers, spray tans and stretch limos.

9.00pm Stammer School: Musharaf Finds His Voice Channel 4 – This one-off documentary follows struggling stammerers as they enrol on an intensive four-day course called The McGuire Programme. The documentary features Musharaf Asghar, affectionately known as Mushy, from Educating Yorkshire.


9.30pm Big School BBC1 – Series 2 of the comedy written by and starring David Walliams. It may be start of a new year at Greybridge School, but the teaching staff is as dysfunctional as ever. Miss Postern and Mr Church’s relationship has taken a downward turn after a misunderstanding over a local Bella Italia, the woefully underqualified Mr Gunn is now teaching Geography and Mr Barber has a new job as the school caretaker.

11.00pm Josh BBC3 – Comedy pilot. Sometimes life just isn’t fair. For Josh, sometimes feels like always. Dumped by his fiancee, he is forced to return to his old flatshare with Owen, the most romantic and lyrical Welshman since records began, and Kate, who spends her life pursuing every trend from A to Zumba. All Josh wants is a night in with his flatmates to get over his heartbreak, but Owen is too busy pursuing a love interest he met in the greengrocers, whilst Kate is consumed with trying to reinvent her Spotify profile in order to impress a guy. Subsequently, Josh ends up spending his time with Geoff, a shoo-in for this year’s Most Irritating Landlord award, and a local barmaid who’s convinced Josh is on the ‘local weirdo/serial killer’ spectrum.

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