The TVweek: Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd October 2015

by | Oct 13, 2015 | All, TV Week


6.30pm James Bond’s Spectre with Jonathan Ross ITV – Lifelong James Bond fan Jonathan Ross gains exclusive access to the cast and crew of the latest 007 blockbuster Spectre. He explores the enduring success of the Bond films with Daniel Craig, latest Bond villain Christoph Waltz and Miss Moneypenny herself, Naomie Harris. As well as looking ahead to the new film, the show celebrates the iconic spy film series as Jonathan takes a look at the franchise’s classic cars, impressive gadgets, evil villains and beautiful Bond girls.

10.15pm The Jonathan Ross Show ITV – The chat show with returns with guests Vin Diesel, Olympic and world champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, comedy duo Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, with music and chat from Sir Tom Jones.


8.00pm Arrow Sky1 – As season four of the superhero drama begins, Oliver and Felicity’s getaway is cut short when evil villain Damien Darhk threatens the city.


8.00pm The Muppets Sky1 – See The Muppets like never before in this fun documentary-style comedy that goes behind the scenes of Miss Piggy’s new late-night talk show.

8.30pm Modern Family Sky1 – The multi-award-winning comedy returns for a seventh season. Jay and Gloria are in for a shock when they start scouting out pre-schools for Joe.

9.00pm Traffic Cops BBC1

9.00pm SAS: Who Dares Wins Channel 4 – Selection for the SAS is the world’s toughest job interview, and the truth about what it takes to pass it is surprising. Physical fitness is just a basic requirement; what’s really being tested is psychological resilience and character, through sleep deprivation, interrogation and a series of increasingly complex mind games. Coming first in the race isn’t always the way to win, and alpha males are definitely not welcome. The MoD has said it will never allow selection to be filmed. But in this series, a group of ex-Special Forces soldiers recreate the selection process that they passed, and put 30 civilian men through it. The criteria for entry are the same as the SAS’s own, and every test is taken from real selection.

10.00pm Fargo Channel 4 – Second series of the award winning drama based on the film from the Cohen film. The second series is a prequel of the events in 2013 opener.

10.30pm The Fear BBC3 – Series searching for the scariest amateur horror film in the UK in a competition which brings the phenomenon of homemade horror into the living room to unearth the next big horror director. The judges in the first stage are the audience who are seated in a special cinema and watch all 28 films to vote for the top three.


7.30pm Building Cars Live BBC2 – James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead go live behind the scenes at the MINI Plant in Oxford to bring us the modern miracle of car production in real time. Over two nights they will reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us all on the road, and see a car built from start to finish in a little over 24 hours. In the first episode, James makes friends with an army of diligent robots and busts the myth that British manufacturing is dead. Kate heads to Norway to discover why the electric car is king of the Norwegian road and Ant explores the history and heritage of one of the most iconic cars ever built. With access all areas live on the factory floor, the team will see exactly how a car is born – a car that tomorrow will be driven off the line ready for life on the open road.

9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 – The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a tenth series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south west London.

9.00pm Being Gay in Pakistan BBC3 – Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and considered by some as a disease.

10.00pm My Big Fat Wedding Channel 4 – My Big Fat Wedding follows The Big Day, a plus-size bridal boutique in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Brides to be come in all shapes and sizes, and nobody understands this better than Lucy and Paula, lifelong friends and owners of the specialist store.

11.05pm My Transgender Summer Camp Channel 4 – Documentary that features exclusive access to a controversial American camp for transgender adolescents and their parents. As well as summer fun, the teens face huge dilemmas, including whether or not to start taking hormones to stop the onset of male puberty.


9.00pm Keith Lemon’s Back T’Future Tribute ITV2 – 30 years after Marty McFly stepped into Doc Brown’s time-travelling DeLorean, Back to the Future’s biggest fan Keith Lemon introduces his very own celebratory one-off special to mark the occasion.

10.00pm The Gift of Life Five – Documentary series which goes inside Newcastle’s Institute of Transplantation to follow the emotional journeys of patients undergoing organ transplants. This episode follows six-year-old Ella and her family as she undergoes a heart transplant, a woman who has chronic kidney disease and 33-year-old Aaron, who is in the final stages of cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that is destroying his lungs.


8.30pm The Big Bang Theory E4 – Ninth series of the popular US comedy.

9.00pm The Last Kingdom BBC2 – Historical drama. It is AD 866. The life of Saxon boy Uhtred is turned upside-down by his father’s defeat in the Danish invasion of York. Taken by Viking warlord Ragnar and raised as a Dane, his quest begins to regain the Saxon lands of his inheritance.

9.00pm My Son the Jihadi Channel 4 – In 2011, Sally Evans made a devastating discovery: her eldest son, Thomas, aged just 21, had left their home in a Buckinghamshire village and travelled to Somalia to join a deadly Islamist terrorist group. Thomas had been recruited to al-Shabaab: an al-Qaeda affiliate, it is the jihadi group behind multiple atrocities in Kenya, including the Westgate shopping attack in which nearly 70 people were killed and 175 injured. Thomas became the only known white British man to join the terror group. This powerful programme documents the daily struggle Sally and her youngest son Micheal face, as they try to reconcile the Thomas they knew – a loving, mild-mannered ‘normal teenage lad’ – with Abdul Hakim, the jihadi-preaching Islamist he has become.

9.00pm Bring the Noise Sky1 – Ricky Wilson hosts a new and fun-filled music and comedy show. Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah captain two teams of celebrity guests and comedians.

9.00pm Drifters E4 – Third series of the female led sitcom.

10.00pm Russell Howard’s Good News BBC2 – Russell Howard returns to offer his unique take on the week’s global headlines and bizarre news stories. Sifting through over 60 international news channels.


10.00pm QI BBC2 – Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. Stephen Fry marshals miscellaneous military matters with Sheila Hancock, Jimmy Carr, Jeremy Clarkson and Alan Davies.

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