The TVweek: 11th-17th March 2017

by | Mar 6, 2017 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, 7.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Geri’s 1990s: My Drive to Freedom BBC2 – Former Spice Girl Geri Horner looks back on the 1990s and reflects on her own incredible journey from working-class Watford girl to international superstar. She describes it as a decade of hope and opportunity that gave young people the freedom to be themselves and break down barriers. Set against a backdrop of great political and social change, the 1990s was also a decade which saw a homegrown cultural revolution. The music and art scenes exploded, and suddenly Britain was the place to be.


Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1

8.00pm Wild Things Sky1 – Kate Humble and Jason Byrne host as more contestants tackle the Wild Wood’s fiendish obstacle course. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash take on the celeb challenge.

9.00pm Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall BBC2 – Adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall sets out to explore one of the wildest rivers in the world, the mighty Baliem River in the island of New Guinea, just north of Australia.


Notable Continuing Series: Broadchurch, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Big Little Lies Sky Atlantic – Seven-part HBO drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley. A new arrival to an affluent suburb has deadly repercussions.


8.00pm The Best of British Takeaways BBC2 – Tom Kerridge and Cherry Healey celebrate our favourite takeaways. This week, Tom travels the country to find out what makes the best fish and chips and the trade secrets behind them, while Cherry discovers that the origins of our national dish aren’t actually British at all. Then, three of the nation’s top chippies are invited to compete in a contest at one of Britain’s oldest fishing ports, Brixham Harbour.

Notable Continuing Series: The Replacement, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                                     Inside No.9, 10.00pm, BBC2

                                                    Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4                                         

                                                    This is Us, 10.35pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Homes By the Med More4 – Charlie Luxton returns for a new run of the show where he visits some of the best coastal properties on the Mediterranean.


8.00pm Used Cars Wars Dave – Cameras capture the amusing rivalry between two used car dealerships in Derby. Helium balloons lift Caralot’s sales.

Notable Continuing Series: The Real Marigold Hotel, 9.00pm, BBC1

10.00pm Mystery of the Man of the Moor Channel 4 – On a cold dark December day in 2015, a tall grey haired man entered a London train station, bought a return ticket to Manchester and never came back. The following day his body was found on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham. He was poorly dressed for the weather and carried few clues to identify him – no phone, no wallet, no passport or driving licence. For 12 months his identity remained a mystery. With exclusive access to the year long investigation by detectives from Greater Manchester Police, Mystery of the Man on the Moor tells the remarkable story of their painstaking work to identify him and to understand his lonely death.

10.00pm Midnight Sun Sky Atlantic – Dark crime drama. A French homicide investigator examines the brutal murder of a French citizen in Sweden.


9.00pm The Last Kingdom BBC2 – Series two  of the drama series returns to find Uhtred, the fearless and instinctive warrior, beginning his voyage north to reclaim his fate – to avenge Earl Ragnar’s death and recapture his ancestral lands of Bebbanburg.

9.00pm Smile! The Nation’s Family Album BBC4 – A revealing portrait how of we have documented our changing lives. In today’s digital age, the classic family photo album has become an object of nostalgic affection. But it is more than just a collection of sentimental snapshots. Celebrating everyday moments and shared experiences, the family photograph offers an intimate portrait of Britain’s post-war social history – from the first family holidays captured on Kodachrome to fond memories of waiting for the prints to arrive, from the father who photographed his son every day to a couple’s touching love affair chronicled in pictures. Using images and stories from different families and generations, the film charts a journey from the Box Brownie to Instagram, exploring the impact of new technologies and social attitudes in an entertaining tribute to the power of the humble family photo.


8.00pm Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast Five – Hands-on history travelogue. Actor Tony Robinson traverses northern England from the west coast to the east. Tony begins by asking why the village of St Bees has such a big church. Then in the Lake District, Tony discovers the origins of the scotch egg, before heading to England’s most remote youth hostel.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                             The Last Leg 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Rich Hall’s Countrier than You BBC4 –  Award-winning comedian Rich Hall takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that don’t get as much notoriety but have helped shape the genre over the years.00pm, Channel 4

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