The TVweek: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February 2021

by | Feb 9, 2021 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? Dave – Aisha Tyler hosts as Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Jeff Davis and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Cedric the Entertainer, put their comedic skills to the test.

9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC One – Nick Knowles and the team head to Barnstaple in Devon to help Jan and Lucy, whose daily four-hour round trips to hospital for life-saving dialysis treatment for two of their daughters is taking a heavy toll on family life. Along with designer Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and hundreds of local volunteers, Nick and the crew extend their house to create a home dialysis centre, enabling the girls to be treated where they live and letting the whole family settle into a healthier and happier routine.

9.00pm Storyville: Whirlybird: Live Above LA – BBC Four – Documentary about a husband-and-wife team who revolutionised broadcast news in America by capturing breaking news stories in Los Angeles from their helicopter. Their cameras captured not only the adrenaline of live news culture, but also the strain it began to take on their relationship, which ultimately led to a major life transition for one of them.

9.30pm Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Sky Comedy – American talk show in which British comedian, actor and writer John Oliver presents a satirical look at the biggest news stories, political developments and pop culture events of the previous seven days. The topical series sees the former Daily Show reporter offer his distinct take on a variety of social, political and existential issues facing society.

10.00pm Emma Willis Delivering Babies in 2020 W – Emma meets Takkies, who recently moved to the UK and is finding pregnancy in lockdown difficult away from her family. In East Sussex, Jay races to be at the birth of his baby.


7.00pm Inside The Zoo BBC Two – Documentary going behind the scenes with animals and keepers at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park, beginning as a new arrival joins the resident dik-dik family. World Rhino Day gives staff a chance to let their hair down and have some fun as they raise both money and awareness of conservation issues.

10.45pm Music’s Dirty Secrets: Women Fight Back BBC One – Reporter Tamanna Rahman investigates how safe the music industry is for women, investigating the cases of a grime star currently serving 30 years in prison for rape, and a woman who shared her account of abuse and the hands of a rising rap star, leading to the cancellation of his debut album.

11.30pm Lily: A Transgender Story BBC One – Filmed over five years, cameras follow 20-year-old Lily Jones, as she transitions from male to female. During this period she leaves her seaside home in Aberystwyth for a new life in Birmingham, undergoes gender reassignment surgery and finds love.


Streaming Today – Behind Her Eyes Netflix – Six-part drama. Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job in a psychiatrist’s office. Her world is thrown off kilter when she begins an affair with her new boss David and matters take an even stranger turn when she’s drawn into an unlikely friendship with his wife Adele. What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon becomes a dark, psychological tale of suspense and twisted revelations, as Louise finds herself caught in a dangerous web of secrets where nothing and no-one is what they seem.

9.00pm Wartime Britain Channel 5 – A team of experts and historians brings the reality of the home front to life as a family experiences what life was like during the Second World War. The guinea pigs cooking up ration recipes, learn the jitterbug, discover tricks to make do and mend, while archive footage and interviews are used to chart the course of war on the home front. Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm.

9.00pm The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden More4 – Hugh Dennis is joined by a team of expert archaeologists to excavate back gardens around Britain, uncovering the lost history buried beneath our lawns and flower beds. In the first episode, Hugh and the team attempt to uncover a Roman fort, connected to Hadrian’s Wall, that is buried beneath the back gardens of the quiet suburban streets of Benwell in Newcastle.

9.00pm Devils Sky Atlantic – Thriller set in the world of millionaire bankers, following the head of one of the largest investment banks in the world, Massimo Ruggeri. As the series begins, a scandal involving his wife puts a brake on Massimo’s ambitions, leading his American CEO and mentor, Dominic Morgan, to withdraw his support. Starring Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi.

10.45pm Eating With My Ex: Celebrity Special BBC One – The Only Way is Essex’s James Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou talk about their failed relationship, and Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Vinegar Strokes reunites with first love, Emile.


10.00pm Esther on Bereavement Channel 5 – Campaigner and presenter Esther Rantzen sets out to explore the experience of bereavement and coping with grief. It’s exactly 20 years since the death of Esther’s husband, the broadcaster Desmond Wilcox, but in many ways she has yet to come to terms with her loss. Here she enlists the help of six individuals who each have their own story to tell, from a woman who lost her husband to Covid-19 and a mother whose child drowned, to a young man who was just 11 when his brother was murdered.


8.00pm Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks Channel 5 – The naturalist enjoys an 11-mile walk in Exmoor along the South West Coast Path, regarded as one of the most beautiful such paths in the world

9.00pm Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez BBC Two – The art and cultural historian brings to life the huge personalities and larger-than-life stories behind each find – and reveals the surprising fact that man’s understanding of each treasure is still shaped by the interpretations of these men and their eras, whether that’s the height of the British Empire, or Europe in the grip of turn-of-the-20th century nationalistic fervour. In this episode, Janina heads to the blue seas and ancient palaces of the Greek island of Crete to discover the truth behind the myth of the minotaur.

Notable Continuing Series: It’s a Sin, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                             The Last Leg, 10.00pm. Channel 4

                                              Ramy, 11.05pm, Channel 4 

10.00pm Later with Jools Holland BBC Two – Jools returns with guest singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, who performs a track from her critically acclaimed album Collapsed in Sunbeams, a collection of songs touching on themes of mental health and sexuality.

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