The TVweek: Monday 20th – Friday 24th July 2020

by | Jul 13, 2020 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Supernanny US E4 – The return of the programme in which Jo Frost offers child-rearing advice to parents. In the opening edition, she helps working parents Jessica and CJ Braido, who feel they’re being overrun by their four small children, and struggle to agree on what parenting methods to adopt.


9.35pm Our Cartoon President Sky Comedy – Third season of the animated comedy.

10.00pm The Real EastEnders Channel 4 – Filmed in the summer of 2019 by the first-time director Ashley Francis-Roy, this documentary presents the world as seen through the eyes of children growing up on council estates on the Isle of Dogs. Brendan is a sixth-generation Islander who’s lived with his nan Lynne since he was placed in care when he was four, while 12-year-old Leslie wants to be an electrician, as well as a part-time rapper and gamer – but his mum Tina worries about him hanging out with boys who seek respect and easy money.


Notable Continuing Series: Mrs America 9.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm In the Long Run Sky1 – Third series of the period comedy starring Idris Elba.


8.30pm Inside Britain’s Food Factories ITV – Documentary going behind the doors of British factories to find out how they keep shelves stocked, from massive factories making meals in their millions to family firms trading on secret recipes. The first edition celebrates snacks, visiting the Wagon Wheel factory in south Wales making millions of biscuits a year and the Melton Mowbray company responsible for an award-winning pork pie. Plus, how potatoes are taken from the field and turned into crisps in a matter of hours.

9.00pm Dear NHS Superstars BBC1 – A selection of personal stories from some of Britain’s best-loved stars paying tribute to the work of the NHS. Amanda Holden, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand and Alex Brooker are among the famous faces sharing their admiration for healthcare staff who have touched their lives in all sorts of ways. Others expressing their gratitude include Jack Whitehall, Adrian Lester, Shirley Ballas, Phil Wang, Rosie Jones, Kevin Bridges, Konnie Huq, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. Presented by writer, comedian and former doctor Adam Kay.

9.00pm Madeleine McCann: The Hunt for a Suspect ITV – Three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents’ holiday apartment in Portugal 13 years ago, a mystery that has gripped the world. Now German prosecutors believe they have a prime suspect, a convicted sex offender who was living near the apartments at the time. But why has it taken a decade for him to be linked to the crime? Julie Etchingham investigates a trail that has involved police forces from at least three European countries.


8.00pm It Pays to Behave Channel 4 – Rylan Clark-Neal fronts a programme bringing game show rules into a domestic setting, aiming to help two parents find the expert within themselves, with a large cash prize at stake. Via a series of bespoke game show rounds, they win cash – or don’t – depending on how well they demonstrate their parenting skills. The aim is for Clare and Matt to negotiate the issues and find new, imaginative ways of communicating with their children, building a happier family life – and making a small fortune in the process.

Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian BBC2 – The Oxford-born actress, who became an Australian citizen six years ago, embarks on a 10,000km drive around the country discovering more about the place she can now call home. Starting in Bondi, she meets up with an estate agent who reveals the prosperous migrant market. Heading west, Miriam is disturbed to discover that there is a growing number of women who can’t afford a home in retirement, now making up the fastest-growing number of homeless in the country. With most of eastern Australia in the grip of severe drought, Miriam heads to the country town of Trundle, to see the repercussions for herself.

9.00pm QE2: The World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Five – Life aboard the following the most famous ocean liner in the world, now a floating hotel in Dubai. Bigger than Titanic, she transported rock stars and royalty and sailed over six million miles, circumnavigating the globe 25 times before being retired. With more than 100 five-star hotels, competition in the Dubai hotel market is fierce and though millions have already been spent on her refurbishment, she’s still only 40 per cent complete. In this episode, the first VIP guests are due to check in and top chef Dino and his team have a big event planned – a traditional Burns night supper for 200 guests.

9.30pm The Young Offenders BBC1 – Third series of the comedy. With the arrival of baby Star, Jock struggles with his parental skills. Billy Murphy, meanwhile, comes up with a masterplan to carry out a heist to steal a consignment of high definition televisions and involves both Jock and Conor. However, drafting in young Star causes chaos. Comedy, starring Chris Walley, Alex Murphy and Shane Casey.

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