Saturday 5th – Friday 11th March 2022

by | Mar 2, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • Peaky Blinders Sunday 6th March BBC One
  • Starstruck Monday 7th March BBC Three
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 7th March Sky Comedy
  • This is Going to Hurt Tuesday 8th March BBC One
  • 24 Hours in A&E Tuesday 8th March Channel 4
  • The Witchfinder Tuesday 8th March BBC Two
  • Somebody Somewhere Tuesday 8th March Sky Comedy
  • Pam & Tommy Wednesday 9th March Disney+
  • The Dropout Thursday 10th March Disney+
  • Dragons’ Den Thursday 10th March BBC One
  • The Apprentice Thursday 10th March BBC One
  • My Brilliant Friend Thursday 10th March Sky Atlantic
  • Would I Lie To You? Friday 11th March BBC One
  • Severance Friday 11th March Apple TV+
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Friday 11th March Apple TV+
  • The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Friday 11th March  Amazon Prime Video
  • Gogglebox Friday 11th March Channel 4

Saturday

Series 4 of Killing Eve starts on BBC One.

8.30pm Last of the Summer Wine: 30 Years of Laughs Channel 5 – A celebration of the comedy that ran from 1973 to 2010, with contributions by members of cast and crew , families of the stars no longer with us, and celebrity fans. There are previously unseen interviews and rare behind-the-scenes archive footage, while Russ Abbott and Brian Murphy remember their days on set and there are insights from Crispian Sallis, Tom Owen, Nick Park, Gyles Brandreth, Lesley Garrett and John Thompson.

9.00pm The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – Tom Allen hosts the first National Comedy Awards ceremony from the Roundhouse in Camden, London. The event raises money for Stand Up To Cancer, and features awards chosen by the votes of the British public. Nominees include Ricky Gervais, Sarah Millican, Mo Gilligan, Daisy May Cooper, Aisling Bea, Greg Davies and Rosie Jones, while a prestigious group of comedy VIPs will be choosing the winners of two additional special recognition awards.

9.15pm Killing Eve BBC One  – Villanelle has embraced a new way of life in an attempt to prove she is not a monster, while Eve is on a revenge mission. Having killed Paul, Carolyn goes to extraordinary lengths to continue to chase down the Twelve and the person that ordered Kenny’s hit. The final series of the spy thriller, starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

10.00pm Obsessed with Killing Eve BBC Three – Naomi Shimada and Zing Tsjeng dissect the final season of Killing Eve, running through fan theories, plot predictions and giving their takes on the latest episodes.

Sunday

The Ipcress File, ITV’s six-part adaption of the novel of the same name Len Deighton starts at 9.00pm.

9.00pm The Ipcress File ITV – In 1962 Berlin, British Army corporal Harry Palmer is released from military prison at the behest of unorthodox spymaster Dalby, who wants him to help find an abducted scientist critical to the creation of a new bomb to scare the Soviet Union. Cold War spy thriller adapted by John Hodge from the Len Deighton novel, starring Joe Cole, with Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander.

9.00pm Death on the Beach Sky Crime – In 2015 Chrissie Annesley travelled to the paradise island of Koh Tao for the trip of a lifetime. Two weeks later she was found dead in her beach hut, the latest in a tragic roll call of young travellers to have died under mysterious circumstances on this most remote of Thailand’s islands. This documentary asks whether Chrissie and the others were victims of misadventure or part of a series of violent murders.

Channel 4 are showing the sitcom starring the now real-life president of Ukraine.

10.35pm Servant of the People Channel 4 – Servant of the People
Sitcom, starring future real-life Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky as a school teacher who is elected as his country’s president. In Russian and Ukrainian.

Monday

9.00pm Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next BBC One – Documentary following the celebrity’s son as he turns 19 and pursues a more independent life, embarking on his first term at a specialist college, National Star, which provides courses for young adults with disabilities and medical and behavioural conditions. The film explores Katie’s struggles with letting go, and an incident in which she was arrested following a car accident, after driving whilst intoxicated and disqualified.

9.00pm The Real Peaky Blinders BBC Two – Two-part documentary. Historian Carl Chinn explores the real-life stories of the Birmingham gangs that inspired Steven Knight’s hit BBC drama, sorting out the fact from the fiction. The programme begins by examining the origins of the phenomenon in Birmingham, from the first mention of the term Peaky Blinders in the popular press in 1890 and the street gangs that stretched back into the Victorian era as far back as the 1860s, when they were known as slogging gangs.

9.00pm Our House ITV – Four-part drama airing across the next four nights. Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, but she insists that the property isn’t for sale. With events spiralling beyond her control, her panic rises as she is unable to contact her estranged husband Bram or locate her missing children. Simon Ashdown’s adaptation of Louise Candlish’s thriller, starring Tuppence Middleton and Martin Compston. Continues Tomorrow, Wednesday. Concludes Thursday.

9.00pm Life and Death in the Warehouse BBC Three – Drama inspired by real-world events, telling the story of young Welsh worker Alys, who begins to fall behind at her warehouse job after becoming pregnant. Her childhood friend Megan joins the warehouse on a fast-track manager scheme, and is given the task of getting Alys’s pick rate back up. With Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Poppy Lee Friar.

Tuesday

The Witchfinder. Daisy May Cooper and Tim Key star in a new six-part comedy from the writers behind ‘This Time With Alan Partridge’

8.00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Channel 4 – Special edition following George Clarke and master craftsman Will Hardie as they create a hand-built observatory in honour of George’s stargazing late father.

10.00pm The Witchfinder BBC Two – A failing witchfinder arrives in an East Anglian village in search of work. Desperate for the wealth and fame a big trial could bring, all he finds is an uncouth local woman accused of killing a pig. While he makes the most of this trivial case, an opportunity presents itself that could change his fortunes for ever. Comedy, starring Tim Key, Daisy May Cooper, Jessica Hynes and Daniel Rigby.

Wednesday

8.00pm Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts BBC One – Mary comes to the aid of three novice cooks – fireman Mark, youth worker Callum and boxing instructor Thaer, who want to throw a spectacular afternoon tea to say thank you to Soraya, who runs a youth charity in Cardiff. While the trio join Mary at her home for a series of cooking lessons, Roman Kemp and Tom Read Wilson oversee the extras to make the party extra special – and also offer moral support when temperatures rise in the kitchen. When everything is ready, they head to Langley Hall near Cardiff to cook their feast for 15, and give Soraya the surprise of a lifetime.

9.00pm Interior Design Masters BBC One –  Alan Carr hosts as ten aspiring designers compete to get their big break in the world of commercial interior design. For their first challenge, head judge Michelle Ogundehin asks them to transform five upmarket rental apartments in Manchester. Working in pairs, the designers must take on a living room or master bedroom, and then work together on a shared home office.

9.00pm Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat? Channel 4 – The first of a two-part documentary in which journalist and broadcaster Michael Mosley delves into the reasons for the steep rise in the number of Britons living with obesity. He begins by investigating why past government policies have failed and whether new initiatives stand any better chance in the face of the massive advertising spend of fast-food companies. Mosley also visits one of the new pre-school obesity clinics, where babies as young as one are being treated, talks to campaigner Jamie Oliver and discovers from former chancellor George Osborne why the sugar tax did not go far enough.

9.00pm Soham: The Killing of Holly & Jessica Channel 5 – Documentary examining the deaths of 10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in the Cambridgeshire town in August 2002, a crime that shocked the entire country. This opening edition charts the first 14 days of Operation Fincham, as the enquiry to find the missing girls was called. The programme explores the circumstances of the disappearance, the desperate hunt for the two friends, and how the true horror of the crime was revealed as local man Ian Huntley became the prime suspect. Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm

Thursday

7.00pm A Country Life for Half the Price Channel 5 – The presenter meets more folks embarking on ambitious moves to pastures new, beginning with Kathryn and Steve. Along with their six children, they are leaving Solihull for the Welsh Borders. They’ve bought a dilapidated house in dire need of upgrading to make it liveable for their large family. It’s currently two dwellings that they need to turn back into one big house with enough bedrooms for all the kids.

9.00pm My Brilliant Friend Sky Atlantic – Third season of the Italian drama series based on Elena Ferrante’s novel, following the lives of two girls from Naples over six decades of their friendship.

Friday

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey AppleTV+ – Samuel L Jackson stars in this six-part series as Ptolemy Grey, an ailing man forgotten by his family, by his friends, and by even himself. Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker and on the brink of sinking even deeper into dementia, Ptolemy is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn (Dominique Fishback). When they learn about a treatment that can restore Ptolemy’s dementia-addled memories, it begins a journey toward shocking truths about the past, present and future. The series is based on the novel by Walter Mosley and co-stars Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Damon Gupton, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Walton Goggins and Omar Miller. The first two episodes will be available at launch with the remaining four airing weekly.

9.00pm Grantchester ITV – Seventh series of the period crime drama.

Custard TV Staff

Custard TV Staff

02/03/2022

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