The TVweek: Monday 1st – Thursday 4th July 2019

by | Jun 24, 2019 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series:  Big Little Lies 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                                Year of the Rabbit, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm All At Sea: Celebrity Deadly Catch Five – Part one of two. Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, chef Antony Worrall Thompson and former England rugby union player Ben Cohen join the crew of a trawler to see if they have what it takes to handle one of Britain’s toughest jobs. The fishing begins 200 miles north of Cape Wrath in the North Atlantic and when the first catch comes in the celebrities are initiated into a job that no trawlerman can escape – gutting fish by hand.


9.00pm Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure ITV – The award-winning actress embarks on a trip of a lifetime to uncover the lush rainforests, magical wildlife and spectacular coastlines of Malaysian Borneo. Judi experiences the rainforest for the first time in a thrilling 100-mile helicopter ride to the heart of the island with expert Glen Reynolds, before observing orangutans in the wild and learning how they are helping to prevent global warming.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.30pm Inside the Bank of England BBC2 – Part one of two. Documentary examining the inner-workings of the institution during 2018 as it navigates turbulent economic times – including the challenges posed by Brexit. This first edition reveals how the Bank influences inflation by setting the UK’s interest rate. The process is shown step-by-step as staff analyse the state of the UK’s finances, leading to Governor Mark Carney and other senior figures making their decision.

10.10pm Crashing Sky Atlantic – Third season of the US comedy.


8.00pm Inside the Ritz Hotel ITV – Documentary offering a behind the scenes look at life inside the Ritz Hotel in London, one of the most famous, traditional luxury hotels in the world. The programmes follows some of the famous faces that visit the hotels, including Richard E Grant, Anna Wintour and Mo Salah, and the work of hotel staff as they prepare for their famous afternoon tea.

9.30pm Anna: The Woman who went to fight Isis BBC2 – In 2017, 25-year-old Anna Campbell from Lewes in East Sussex travelled in secret to Syria. She was heading for Rojava, the Kurdish territory in the north of the country. In the midst of the civil war in Syria, a fledgling feminist democracy had been established, but almost immediately came under threat from the so-called Islamic State. Just eight months after arriving and with no military background, Anna went to the front line to fight with Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ). A month later she was killed by a Turkish air strike. With access to her diary and videos filmed while she was there, this documentary explores what motivated Anna to leave and how her family are making sense of the tragic consequences.

10.00pm Jon Richardson: Ulitmate Worrier Dave – Jon is joined by Joe Wilkinson, Lucy Beaumont and Kiri Pritchard-McClean to address worries to do with The Self. Has Joe fallen in with a bad crowd?


8.00pm Serengeti BBC1 – Dramatised natural history show featuring a cast of real animals interacting on the African savannah, narrated by Star Wars actor John Boyega.

Notable Continuing Series:  Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Sarah Payne: The Untold Story ITV – Susanna Reid speaks to Sara Payne about the abduction and murder of her eight-year-old daughter Sarah in July 2000, a crime that shocked the nation, particularly when it was revealed that the culprit, Roy Whiting, was a convicted paedophile.

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