Saturday 7th – Friday 13th May 2022

by | May 3, 2022 | All, TV Week


  • The BAFTA TV Awards Sunday 8th May BBC One
  • Gentlemen Jack Sunday 8th May BBC One
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls Sunday 8th May ITV2
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 9th May Sky Comedy
  • Barry Monday 9th May Sky Comedy
  • Better Call Saul Tuesday 10th May Netflix
  • Derry GIrls Tuesday 10th May Channel 4
  • Julia Tuesday 10th May Sky Atlantic
  • Wellington Paranormal Tuesday 10th May Sky Comedy
  • Inside No.9 Wednesday 11th May April BBC Two
  • The Staircase Thursday 12th May Sky Atlantic
  • Shining Girls Friday 13th May Apple TV+
  • Gogglebox Friday 13th May Channel 4


8.30pm TOTP: The Story of 1997 BBC Two – Mel Giedroyc narrates review of the year through Top of the Pops performances, featuring Republica, Placebo, Chumbawamba, Finley Quaye, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Aqua. With contributions by Saffron from Republica, Sharleen Spiteri of Texas, Brian Molko of Placebo, Finley Quaye, Huey Morgan, Aqua, Chris Cowey, Trevor Nelson and Jayne Middlemiss.

9.00pm Beck BBC Four – Return of the Norwegian crime drama.


6.00pm Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards BBC One –
Richard Ayoade hosts the British Academy Television Awards from the Royal Festival Hall in London. It’s A Sin, Time, Gogglebox, The Ranganation, An Audience with Adele and Strictly Come Dancing are all in the running for awards, while nominees include Kate Winslet, Olly Alexander, Stephen Graham, Mortimer and Whitehouse and Samson Kayo. George Ezra will be performing exclusively on the red carpet.

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8.00pm Commando: Britain’s Ocean Warriors BBC Two – Behind the scenes with the Royal Marine Commandos, following the training and deployment of those who make up the fighting unit, and exploring its heritage, ethos, culture and role in the modern world. The first edition meets recruits Dom and Kane, who are attempting to earn the prestigious green beret and need to match the resilience and resolve of those who came before them if they’re to follow in their footsteps.


6.55pm The Block: Big Renovation Challenge More4 – Australian renovation challenge in which five couples compete against each other to transform apartments within a dilapidated three-level former Port Melbourne soap and candle factory and sell them at auction. Scott Carn introduces the opening 48-hour challenge in which the teams must fit out and style small modular housing pods which have been dropped on the roof.

8.00pm Britain’s Top Takeaway BBC Two – Sara Cox and Darren Harriott present a competition in which award-winning, highly rated and innovative takeaways cook and deliver food to people who rate their fare. The first edition focuses on fish and chips, with members of Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club judging the food made by chippies from Glasgow, Leicestershire, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Cheltenham.

8.00pm M1: Keeping Britain Moving Channel 5 – Return of the documentary following emergency patrol teams on the M1, beginning as the North East Control Team deal with a serious accident on the M18 near Doncaster during the Friday rush hour. Elsehwere, a driver is found dazed and confused on a motorway near Manchester, and dispatchers Liam and Chris in the North West control room must try to find his missing car, which has mysteriously vanished from the carriageway.

8.30pm The Airport: Back to the Skies BBC One – Jeremy Spake presents a look at daily life at Heathrow during four months of the pandemic, as the airport prepares to resume full operations after 18 months of travel restrictions. Jeremy helps to deep-clean a Boeing 787 900 bound for Delhi, before joining the flight team at the gate to hand out PPE and help calm the nerves of passengers struggling with locator forms.

8.30pm Hot Cakes BBC Three – Life is sweet for entrepreneurs Gareth and Ryan at their hot new Cardiff bakery, and orders are flying in for cakes to celebrate customers’ special occasions. Ryan is at the counter to meet professional golfer Hannah, who wants a cake to celebrate a special 25th birthday, while newly-engaged couple Jamie and Sophie have an order that’s a first.

9.00pm Fergal Keane: Living with PTSD BBC Two – BBC News special correspondent Fergal Keane has covered conflict and brutality for more than 30 years and is known for reporting with humanity and extraordinary empathy, but in 2020 revealed he had been diagnosed with an acute form of post-traumatic stress disorder. In this Horizon documentary, he reveals the impact of PTSD on his life, exploring how it led him to consider withdrawing from reporting on conflicts, as well as investigating the latest scientific thinking behind its treatment.

9.00pm The Games ITV – Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff present live from Crystal Palace athletics stadium and Alex Scott reports from trackside as 12 celebrities take on a series of sporting challenges. The opening night sees the women go head-to-head in a hurdles race while the men do battle in the hammer and 400m race, while there is also the first round of the mixed synchronised diving. Continues every night this week at 9.00pm with the final on Friday.

9.00pm The Spy Who Died Twice Channel 4 – Documentary about how John Stonehouse, an MP who faked his own death and was charged with fraud when found to be alive, also colluded with the Czech security service during the Cold War. The programme examines how Prime Ministers from Wilson to Thatcher chose not to investigate the allegations that Stonehouse was a spy. Featuring testimony from both the Czech security services’ files on Stonehouse and the National Archive’s government records.


8.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC One – Nick Knowles meets Kettering mum of four Lindsay, who married her ex-Royal Engineer husband Shaun in December 2019, after which they began to extend their Kettering home. But a few months later Shaun was struck down with cancer, and died in November 2021, leaving Lindsay and her children with an unfinished home. But help is on hand as the DIY SOS team, along with hundreds of local trades and several of Shaun’s old army buddies, step in to finish the job.

8.00pm The Eurovision Song Contest BBC Three – Scott Mills and Rylan Clark are live from Turin, Italy, for the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Seventeen acts battle it out for a place in the grand final.

10.00pm The Philpott Fire: 10 Years On Channel 5 – A look at the events surrounding the arson attack by Mick and Mairead Philpott on their Derby home, which lead to the deaths of six of their children. Through interviews with friends and family, their bizarre motive is laid bare, and the programme examines how locals are still reeling from the senseless loss of six young lives.

10.00pm Your Mum and Dad: A Devastating Truth BBC Four – Film-maker Klaartje Quirijns explores the impact of a secret in her own family history. She has known about it since she was young but it has mostly gone unspoken and her mother appears reticent to discuss it. However, when Quirijns broaches her two young daughters about their relationship with her, there is a suggestion that this past has played a significant role in their dynamic. But as she soon discovers, she is not alone in having a history that plays out on a subconscious level in the present.

10.05pm Will Young: Alcohol and My Brother Rupert Channel 4 – Will Young lost his brother in July 2020 after a 20-year struggle with alcoholism. In this candid documentary, the singer talks about the pain of coping with a loved one’s addiction and sets out to understand the impact alcoholism can have on families. Among those he meets are a podcaster and campaigner who has battled her own issues with alcohol and an expert who works on the front line of addiction treatment.


8.00pm The Repair Shop BBC One – Jay Blades and the experts return to hear the stories of more treasured items before bringing them back to life for their owners.

9.00pm DNA Family Secrets BBC Two – Stacey Dooley helps people unlock mysteries hidden in their DNA – from discovering lost ancestry and tracking down missing relatives to detecting diseases before it’s too late. Richard is on a life-long mission to discover the identity of his father, Janet is rattled by a rumour that her Dad fathered a baby as a prisoner of war during the Second World War and she might have a secret sister, while Glen is desperate to finally learn his ethnicity, as his mother never knew where his father was from.

9.00pm Madeleine McCann: The New Suspect Channel 5 – Mark Williams-Thomas, a former detective-turned-investigative journalist, carries out the first active, British TV investigation into Madeleine McCann ‘prime suspect’ Christian B. He obtains an account from Christian B himself and tests it against verifiable facts.


8.00pm The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking BBC One


Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston star in The Essex Serpent which arrives today on Apple TV+

The Essex Serpent Apple TV+ – Drama based on the novel of the same name that follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms an unlikely bond with the village vicar (Tom Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.

The Lincoln Lawyer Netflix – Based on the novel The Brass Verdict, the ten-part drama stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, an L.A. based defence attorney who conducts business from his chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car rather than an office.

8.00pm Eurovision: Secrets and Scandals Channel 5 – Documentary uncovering what goes on behind the scenes at the Eurovision song contest, revealing untold stories of political chicanery, fake participants and voting scandals and featuring contributions from former participants, industry insiders and Eurovision historians.

9.00pm The Nordic Murders More4 – Third series of the German crime drama.

10.00pm Let’s Make a Love Scene Channel 4 – Ellie Turner presents a series where singletons try and create their own romcom.




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