Saturday 23rd – Friday 29th May 2015

by | May 18, 2015 | All, TV Week


8.00pm The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 BBC1 – Graham Norton introduces and commentates on the 60th Eurovision Song Contest – the biggest non-sporting TV event in the world – broadcast live from the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna. Electro Velvet – made up of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas – fly the flag for the United Kingdom, performing their electro-swing party song Still In Love They are one of 27 acts competing for the coveted title of Eurovision Song Contest winner 2015.


Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell, BBC1

9.00pm Armada: 12 Days to Save Britain BBC2 – Three-part drama documentary series. Anita Dobson stars as Elizabeth I, and Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of how England came within a whisker of disaster in summer 1588. Newly discovered documents give provide a look right inside the Spanish Armada for the very first time and reveal a missed opportunity that could have spelled the end of Tudor England.


7.30pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV – The first of the week’s live semi-finals. Results at 9.30pm. Continues All Week.

9.00pm Churchill: When Britain Said No BBC2 – Documentary covering Winston Churchill’s failure to be re-elected following the Second World War. Just weeks after VE day, Britain’s great war leader Winston Churchill found himself in another battle – to be elected prime minister. He was confident of victory, having led the country through the dark days of the war, however, in one of the greatest election defeats of all time, Churchill was humiliated at the polls and his Conservative party was almost annihilated. Why did his countrymen turn so vehemently on their great British bulldog?


9.00pm Festivals, Sex & Suspicious Parents BBC3 – Parents secretly keep an eye on what their teenage kids get up to at music festivals. Two groups of youngsters head to the Frequency Festival in Austria for a long weekend of music and mayhem. Brighton mummy’s boy Charlie can’t wait to cut loose at his first ever music festival with mates Callum and Reece, while East Anglian college student Amy is looking forward to her first trip abroad without her mum. Charlie and the boys waste no time getting on the booze and trying their luck with the local ladies, while unprepared Amy and her friends spend their night struggling to put up a tent in the dark and the mud. Watching on, Charlie’s mum refuses to condemn his increasingly extreme antics and it’s causing a rift between the parents, but as he ramps up the bad behaviour will Charlie cross the line? There’s laughter, shock and even tears for the mums as they see what their kids get up to, but how will the teens react when they find out their mums have been watching everything all along?


8.00pm Traffic Cops BBC1

9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 – The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a new run filmed at St George’s in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world. The first episode features four people suffering misfortune while doing what they love, including heart-stopping helmet-cam footage of a motorbike accident that results in a father and son being rushed to St George’s. Ashley, who’s 28, was giving his 53-year-old dad Tim a lift on his bike when a car pulled out in front of them. While Tim is treated for an injured shoulder, Ashley is taken into resus.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm The Affair, Sky Atlantic
                                                9.00pm Jane The Virgin, E4

9.30pm Modern Times: Secret Life of Cleaners BBC2 – In Britain today, more than six million of us employ domestic help in the form of cleaners – a job primarily done by the scores of immigrants arriving in the UK looking for work. What do the contents of our homes and our interactions with a workforce paid to clean up after us reveal about us? With access to cleaners and their clients, this documentary lifts the lid on what our cleaners really think about us. It also tells the story of an invisible class struggling to earn a living and make a life in the UK.

10.45pm Suntrap Bradley Walsh and Kayvan Novak star in this dreadful new comedy. An undercover reporter and his former mentor join forces to solve mysteries on a Spanish island. Woody is on the run after uncovering a plot which goes right to the heart of the British establishment. He escapes to a Spanish island to seek refuge with his former Fleet Street mentor Brutus – now retired from journalism and running a bar. Initially unhappy to see him, Brutus quickly realizes that Woody’s unrivalled ability to go undercover in any guise can make them both money. When Melody, the beautiful wife of pensions fraudster Donald Hammer, approaches Brutus to help her find her husband’s hidden millions, Brutus enlists Woody’s help. There’s a catch, however – the only living being who knows where the cash is stashed is Teflon Don’s talking parrot – and the parrot has been kidnapped.


9.00pm Inside Jaguar: Making a Million Pound Car Channel 4 – With exclusive access to Jaguar, classic car fanatic Mark Evans follows the creation of what is arguably the world’s most exclusive car. Inside jaguar’s factory, craftsmen are building a car fit for a billionaire. It’s the most expensive the company has ever made. Evans witnesses the extraordinary lengths to which they’re going to manufacture a vehicle with a price tag of more than ú1 million. Known as the Lightweight, it is an exact recreation of the racing version of the iconic Jaguar E-Type, and six super-rich individuals have been specially chosen to own one. Only 12 Lightweights were ever made, back in 1963, one of which recently sold for an estimated ú5 million. But 18 were originally planned and now the remaining six are being created by Jaguar from scratch. But in the traditional world of classic cars, not everyone welcomes change.

9.00pm Glee Sky1 – Final series of the comedy of about a glee club.


Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Have I Got News For You?,BBC1
                                                9.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Channel 4                                                                      10:00pm, Alan Carr Chatty ManChannel 4

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