Sunday 27th March – Friday 1st April 2022

by | Mar 22, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • Peaky Blinders Sunday 27th March BBC One
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Laker Dynasty Monday 28th March Sky Atlantic
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 28th March Sky Comedy
  • Peacemaker Tuesday 29th March Sky Max
  • Somebody Somewhere Tuesday 29th March Sky Comedy
  • The Dropout Thursday 30th March Disney+
  • Dragons’ Den Thursday 31st March BBC One
  • My Brilliant Friend Thursday 31st March Sky Atlantic
  • Hacks Friday 1st April Prime Video
  • Pachinko Friday 1st April Apple TV+
  • Severance Friday 1st April Apple TV+
  • Gogglebox Friday 1st April Apple TV+

Sunday

8.00pm Edward VIII: Britain’s Traitor King Channel 4 – Documentary exploring evidence that Edward VIII may have collaborated with the Nazis following his abdication in 1936, as well as the establishment cover-up of his loyalties that occurred following the war. Historians examine the possibility that the former king may have passed information to known spies and been complicit in a plot to reinstate him to the throne in the event of Britain being successfully occupied.

9.00pm The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan BBC Two – The comedian examines the lives and untimely deaths of some of pop culture’s biggest stars, with criminal psychologists and private detectives helping him dig deep into each case. Romesh begins by attempting to resolve the mysterious death of American rock star Jimi Hendrix, who was found dead in a Notting Hill flat in September 1970.

9.00pm Falklands War: The Untold Story Channel 4 – Documentary examining the Falklands conflict 40 years on. The head of the SAS in the Falklands, Sir Michael Rose, speaks publicly for the first time about the war, and how the British task force came close to defeat. Plus, ground troops and senior commanders, many for the first time, reveal how an unexpected change in the plan for the land campaign nearly cost Britain the war, and led to unnecessary loss of life at the iconic Battle of Goose Green, and in the sinking of the Sir Galahad.

9.00pm Jane McDonald’s Caribbean Channel 5 – Jane starts out on the trip of a lifetime as she island-hops solo around the Caribbean. She begins in Barbados, where she goes snorkelling with two fellow Brits from Yorkshire, and hires private tour guide Dawn Lisa to point out the magical sights that leave Jane in awe of the flora, fauna and culture of the island.

9.00pm The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge with Sandi Toksvig More4 – Crafting challenge, in which 10 amateur miniature-makers must transform a derelict mini mansion into the ultimate fantasy house. The first challenge is to create miniature busts of themselves, before being split into teams to design and make a Regency-themed dining room, complete with tiny food. Judges Dr Willard Wigan and Laura Jackson decide which of the two designs will become the first room in the mini mansion, with one person from the losing team being eliminated from the competition.

Monday

Produced by Adam McKay, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty takes a comedic look at the rise of one of biggest Baseball teams in the world. It starts tonight at 9.00pm on Sky Atlantic.

9.00pm Panorama: Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Britain’s Rape Crisis BBC One

9.00pm Rescue: Extreme Medics Channel 4 – Documentary series that shows how the Scottish Trauma Network brings life-saving treatment to remote areas over 30,000 square miles of land, where easy access to hospitals is not always possible. In this opening episode, a trauma team leave Glasgow by helicopter to a remote part of Skye for a man trapped under a 650kg all-terrain vehicle, while a 51-year-old cyclist has a head-on collision with a digger bucket in rural Aberdeenshire.

9.00pm Wakefield: Inside the Supermax Channel 5 – Through interviews with ex-inmates, retired guards and relatives of Britain’s most infamous inmates, this documentary uncover secrets of life inside one of the UK’s toughest jails. Exclusive phone calls from one of the UK’s longest-serving inmates, Charles Bronson, reveal first-hand what life is really like as inmate in Wakefield Prison, and there are never-before-told stories from inside the walls of Wakefield about Jeremy Bamber, arguably as famous for his fight to get out of prison as for the crimes he committed to be sent there.

9.00pm Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Sky Atlantic – Drama chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties. Starring John C Reilly, Jason Clarke and Quincy Isaiah.

10.00pm Oscars Highlights Sky Max – The best moments from the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.

10.00pm Police Custody USA Channel 4 – Documentary series focusing on hard-hitting cases from the USA, beginning with how a brutal murder rocked a close-knit community in Kansas City, when a man is shot dead point blank in a trailer park on a Sunday afternoon. Veteran homicide detectives Tiffany Burgtorf and Shane Carpenter find the victim lying in front of his home, dead from a single gunshot wound. When witnesses report a loud fight and a female fleeing the scene, the detectives begin to suspect that this is a family affair.

10.00pm Hot Property: Celebrity Edition BBC Three – Filly meets media personality and star of The Apprentice, Ryan-Mark Parsons, who is ready to find the one and settle down.

10.00pm Deep Heat ITV2 – Wannabe wrestler Holly has spent a lifetime in her brother Nick’s shadow, but she gets a chance to put on a show when he betrays the family company Boss Pro and steals the top talent. Comedy, starring Jahannah James, Richard Fleeshman and Pippa Haywood.

Tuesday

8.00pm Concert for Ukraine ITV – A benefit concert from the NEC.

9.00pm Banned! The Mary Whitehouse Story BBC Two – Two-part documentary looking back at the life of Mary Whitehouse, the teacher and housewife who ran a 30-year campaign to turn back the tide the permissive culture she saw sweeping through society with the advent of the sexual revolution. The programme revisits some of her campaigns, including boycotts against films like Last Tango In Paris, and features first-hand testimony from the people who knew her and studied her work.

Wednesday

9.00pm Matt Baker: Travels with Mum & Dad More4 – Having spent the past couple of years working flat out at their Durham hill farm, Matt Baker treats his parents, Janice and Mike, to a few excursions in their beloved North East. They begin at Bamburgh Castle Estate, where Matt learns about some antique engineering, tea-loving Janice learns how to blend Earl Grey on the very spot it was invented and Mike has a memorable experience with a vintage luxury car closely linked to the castle.

Thursday

9.00pm Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars BBC One – The acerbic chef sets out on the hunt for the next generation `food star”, seeking someone running an exciting and innovative food or drink business in which Ramsay will invest £150,000 of his own money. The quest is narrowed down to 12 food-and-drink entrepreneurs, who are set a series of relentless challenges designed to test their character and showcase their business skills. The contest begins in the Cornish town of Newquay.

9.00pm How to Sleep Well with Michael Mosley BBC Two – Michael Mosley has struggled with his sleep for years and wants to know if the latest insights can help the millions like him. He discovers why cutting our sleep short can be linked to a host of illnesses, including serious diseases like Alzheimer’s. Plus, he finds out why a bad night can also leave us reaching for the sugar.

9.00pm National Treasure, National Disgrace: Savile, Harris & Hall Channel 5 – For years, Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall and pop star Gary Glitter were adored by fans – but the horrifying truth of how they abused vulnerable fans and junior employees has now emerged. These men were serial abusers, getting away with it in plain sight. With contributions from those who suffered at the hands of these predatory men, this documentary reveals how this was allowed to happen. Did entertainment bosses turn a blind eye to the offences? Were the authorities slow to react? And did the Britain of the time dismiss anyone who dared to ‘speak out’?

Friday

Hannah Einbender and Jean Smart in ‘Hacks’

Hacks Prime Video – Comedy drama starring Jean Smart.  The series centres around the professional relationship between a young comedy writer and a legendary stand-up comedienne.

Slow Horses  Apple TV+ – Gary Oldman stars in this six-part series based on Mike Herron’s novel of the same name. Oldman plays Jackson Lamb, an MI5 boss relegated to administrative purgatory in Slough House, where sub-par agents are put out to pasture. Jack Lowden also stars as a young agent who, after botching a mission, joins Lamb. Tasked with little more than paper-pushing, the jaded boss expects little from his team until they find themselves embroiled in a terrifying plot. Jonathan Pryce, Kristin Scott Thomas and Freddie Fox also star.

9.00pm Have I Got News For You? BBC One – Mastermind host and frontline news reporter Clive Myrie invites writer and comedian Andy Hamilton and fellow journalist Helen Lewis to join regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton as they delve into the news.

10.00pm Open House: The Great Sex Experiment Channel 4 – Social experiment exploring whether relationships can thrive without monogamy. Cameras follow a group of currently monogamous couples as they explore for the first time whether they would be happier in an open relationship. In this first episode, Welsh sweethearts Mady and Nathan are interested in bringing another woman into their relationship, a process that begins by having a threesome. Also keen to open up their relationship are married couple Jon and Danielle from Bolton. They’re interested in having group sex, but are unclear whether this will help overcome the demons of their past.

 

 

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22/03/2022

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