Saturday 30th April – Friday 6th May

by | Apr 26, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • Gentlemen Jack Sunday 1st May April BBC One
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls Sunday 1st May ITV2
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Laker Dynasty Monday 2nd May Sky Comedy
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 2nd May Sky Comedy
  • Barry Monday 2nd May Sky Comedy
  • Better Call Saul Tuesday 3rd May Netflix
  • Derry Girls Tuesday 3rd May Channel 4
  • Julia Tuesday 3rd May Sky Atlantic
  • Wellington Paranormal Tuesday 3rd May Sky Comedy
  • Inside No.9 Wednesday 4th May BBC Two
  • The Staircase Thursday 5th May Sky Atlantic
  • Shining Girls Friday 6th May Apple TV+
  • Gogglebox Friday 6th May Channel 4

Saturday

9.20pm Queen: A Rock History Channel 5 – Simon Callow narrates a documentary examining the rise to fame of the rock band, revealing their early attempts to break into the charts and Freddie Mercury’s blossoming as a front man as he created his stage persona. The programme explores the musical influences of their first hit Seven Seas of Rhye, and shows how David Bowie was responsible for their first slot on Top of the Pops.

Sunday

7.00pm The Great House Giveaway Channel 4 – Complete strangers paramedic Sarah and garment technologist Paige team up to transform a crumbling house bought at auction into a dream home. The tired Victorian terrace in Stafford, the West Midlands, is packed with original features and, armed with a budget, a six-month schedule and advice from Simon O’Brien, they seem the perfect team. But with money leaking like water from a broken pipe, will there be enough left to make a profit?

9.15pm Bad Influencer: The Great Insta Con BBC Three – Documentary looking at the rise and fall of internet wellness guru Belle Gibson, who cultivated an adoring online following with the story that she had successfully treated her own cancer by eating a plant-based diet and using alternative natural therapies. There was one major problem with Belle’s story – she never had cancer.

Monday

8.00pm Below Deck: Mediterranean E4 – The American reality show returns as Captain Sandy goes back to Croatia at the helm of mega-yacht the Lady Michelle, but by the time the first charter guests arrive, the team is left in an impossible situation.

9.00pm D.I Ray ITV – Four-part crime drama starring Parminder Nagra. Detective Rachita Ray finally achieves a promotion to homicide, only to be told her first case is a culturally specific murder. Her heart sinks as she realises she has only got the job due to her Indian heritage, but she is convinced this is no `honour” murder and finds herself deep in the world of organised crime. Continues Tomorrow, Wednesday, Concludes Thursday.

9.00pm Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and the Menopause Channel 4 -Documentary in which the presenter investigates how menopause can affect the mind as well as the body, revealing how symptoms such as memory loss and brain fog are decimating women at work. Davina also investigates the latest advances in hormone therapy, how the menopause changes the brain, and why testosterone is not just for boys.

10.00pm Married to a Psychopath Channel 4 – Two-part documentary telling the story of the hunt for murderer Malcolm Webster, who targeted wealthy women for their money. The programme explores the crimes from the perspective of detective Charles Henry, who was behind the three-year investigation to re-open a cold case. He would later be joined by 20 colleagues, who gathered more than 1000 witness statements and used 90 search warrants for banks, building societies and solicitors.

10.00pm Temptation Island E4 – Host Mark Walberg welcomes four new couples to the island paradise, where they are separated and introduced to 24 flirtatious singletons.

Tuesday

9.00pm Jay Blades: The Streets That Made Me Channel 5 – The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades returns to his childhood neighbourhood of Hackney to discover the extraordinary history that was on his doorstep, meeting locals, historians and old friends as he explores the place he thought he knew so well, and discovers there is often much more than meets the eye.

9.00pm Twisted Killers Sky Crime – A look into the mind of a young man who terrified locals in Columbia, South Carolina with a cold-blooded shooting spree.

10.00pm The Mysterious Murder of Ann Heron Channel 5 – The shocking story behind one of the UK’s most mysterious unsolved crimes, as Peter Heron himself gives his version of the events surrounding his wife Ann’s death in 1990. As the documentary explores the events of August 1990 in detail, new potential evidence comes to light, and questions are asked about whether the police missed a vital clue and chillingly, whether the real killer of Ann Heron escaped justice?

10.05pm The Man With a Penis on His Arm Channel 4 – Documentary following three men who have had new or replacement penises constructed for them by surgeons. It centres on Malcolm MacDonald, whose penis dropped off 12 years ago, and had a new one made on his arm, ready to transfer to his groin. But it never reached its final destination. The film also follows Anick, who was born with a micropenis and has undergone surgery so he can achieve an erection, and Lee, who was born in a female body and has undergone phalloplasty to change gender.

Wednesday

9.00pm The Story of Amazon Channel 5 – Documentary examining the online retailer’s journey to becoming a global superpower. From its beginnings as an online bookshop, through to helping power the likes of Netflix and Uber, the programme uncovers the secrets of Amazon’s success by speaking to some of those involved in the company’s creation in 1994. There is also archive footage of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who reveals what inspired him as well as his vision for the future.

9.30pm The Rise and Fall of the European Super League BBC Two -Documentary assessing the events of April 2021, when 12 of Europe’s biggest football clubs announced they were forming their own breakaway competition, the European Super League. This documentary looks back at the outrage voiced by the media and football fans alike, and asks what really led to these owners forming an unlikely alliance of American hedge funds, Russian oligarchs, European industrial tycoons and Gulf royals to attempt to seize control of the revenues of the world’s most popular sport.

10.00pm Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Channel 4 – The chef returns with the series in which he travels to incredible and remote locations across the world in search of culinary inspiration. He begins by exploring Tasmania, off the coast of southern Australia, where he discovers the purity of the island, diving into shark-infested waters for giant saltwater spiny lobsters and avoiding venomous snakes in the bush while foraging for local herbs.

Thursday

8.00pm Secret Spenders: Beat the Price Rises Channel 4 – With the UK hit by rocketing energy bills, food prices rising, and inflation biting, Anita Rani returns to help cash-strapped families battle the cost of living by secretly filming their out-of-control spending habits.

Colin Firth and Toni Colette star in The Staircase, the drama based on the documentary series of the same name.

9.00pm The Staircase Sky Atlantic – Colin Firth and Toni Collete star in this drama based on the documentary series of the same name which explores the life of Michael Peterson.

9.00pm We Hunt Together Alibi Eve Myles returns for the second series of the dark crime drama. When a mystery killer with links to Freddy Lane strikes, DI Jackson Mendy and DS Lola Franks are keen to nail their nemesis once and for all – but the murderous game has just begun.

Friday

9.00pm The Terror: Infamy BBC Two – Return of the horror drama anthology, starring Miki Ishikawa and Derek Mio. During the Second World War, Chester scoffs at his Japanese elders’ superstition, but disturbing incidents in their insular fishing community near Los Angeles seem to centre around the enigmatic Yuko.

9.30pm The Other Two BBC One – Second series of the comedy starring Siobhan Finneran, Ellie White, Lauren Socha and Rebecca Front. Cat and Cathy reel from the news they have a secret brother who Cathy just snogged. Marilyn starts a feud with Colin’s other mistress and everyone wonders what else he was hiding. As Cathy struggles with the ethics of fancying a sibling, Cat is determined to welcome Callum to the family, while Callum isn’t sure what family means any more. Meanwhile, Cathy’s Mum Tess decides to have some fun with her late husband’s legacy and embarks on an ill-advised luxury spending spree.

10.40pm Love Life BBC One – William Jackson Harper leads the second season of the US romantic comedy. Marcus Watkins questions his marriage as he develops a unique friendship with the magnetic Mia Hines.

Custard TV Staff

Custard TV Staff

26/04/2022

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