The TVweek: Monday 29th September – Friday 3rd October 2014

by | Sep 23, 2014 | All, TV Week


6.30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two BBC2 – Zoe Ball is back to give the lowdown on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing. The show is packed full of news and backstage gossip. Plus interviews with the new couples and fly-on-the-wall training room footage.

9.00pm 24 Hours in Police Custody Channel 4 – This first episode of this brand new landmark documentary series from the makers of 24 Hours in A&E opens with the dawn arrest of a man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Bedfordshire Police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow the work of their officers in unprecedented detail from the cells at Luton Police Station to the operational heart of major crime investigation and the police interrogation rooms. This extraordinary film documents the work of the lead detectives as they investigate and interview the suspect about his involvement in a plot to shoot a man. While driving to work, the victim was hit from behind by another vehicle. When he stepped out to inspect the damage he was shot in his leg by a close range sawn-off shotgun, sustaining life-threatening injuries.

9.00pm Too Tough to Teach Five – Two-part documentary series in which cameras go inside the Ian Mikardo High School in East London, a school for boys with severe and complex behavioural problems, focusing on five very different boys over the course of six months.

9.00pm Hotel of Mum and Dad BBC3 – Series in which young couples living with their parents or in-laws test drive a place of their own. This episode features Ollie and Sophie from Cambourne, and Welsh couple Lewis and Beth.

9.00pm Release the Hounds ITV2 – The horror game show hosted by Reggie Yates continues. In the second show, three handsome lads from Leeds enter a forest at dusk in a quest to unlock chests full of prize money. In order to win the jackpot they must get back out again, but the task will not be easy as the money is protected by a pack of angry dogs! Can they outrun the hounds and bag the cash?

10.00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2 – The anarchic pop quiz returns for its 28th series with brand new host Rhod Gilbert alongside regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. They are joined by Professor Green, comedian Roisin Conaty, the 1975’s Matt Healy and Gabby Logan.

10.30pm Dapper Laughs: On the Pull ITV2 – Dating is out and pulling is in as Facebook and Vine sensation Dapper Laughs takes a lad who is terrible at getting female attention and teaches him all the tricks of the trade. In the first episode, Ricky from Coventry desperately needs Dapper’s help. Will he take Dapper’s advice and pull at the end of the night, or will he end up with an embarrassing fail?


10.35pm My £999 Wedding BBC1 – The average British couple now spend around ú18,000 getting married, and there has never been a more dizzying array of choices to be made in pursuit of the perfect day. But for many, a lavish wedding is not an option. Some enterprising hotels and venues have come up with a solution, offering all-in wedding packages for a thousand pounds – or less.


9.00pm Rwanda’s Untold Story BBC2 – International investigative documentary series. Twenty years on from the Rwandan genocide, This World reveals evidence that challenges the accepted story of one of the most horrifying events of the late 20th century. The current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has long been portrayed as the man who brought an end to the killing and rescued his country from oblivion. Now there are increasing questions about the role of Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front forces in the dark days of 1994 and in the 20 years since.

10.00pm The Paedophile Hunter Channel 4 – This one-off observational documentary follows controversial online vigilante Stinson Hunter and his associates, who pose as underage children on social networking sites in order to identify and draw out men they assert have paedophilic predilections. Self-styled ‘undercover journalist’ Hunter and his team engage men in conversation online on 18+ sites, while pretending to be children, then lure them into meeting. The unsuspecting men arrive at the predetermined address to be confronted by Hunter.

10.00pm The Job Lot ITV2 – Series 2 of the comedy set in a West Midlands job centre. Powerful local businesswoman, Jamina McNulty of McNulty Leisure, has agreed to use the Job Centre to recruit new sales staff. Trish is determined to pull out all the stops to impress her, even having a hot tub hotline installed by phone engineer Andy. Andy takes a shine to Natalie and Karl realises it is going to take extreme measures to see him off. In her desperation to get the whole team putting in 100 per cent, Trish makes the fatal mistake of lying to her office nemesis Angela – with disastrous consequences.


9.00pm Peaky Blinders BBC2 – Series 2 of the gritty period drama. As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang. Tommy Shelby starts to expand his legal and illegal operations, with an eye on the racetracks of the south. Meanwhile, an enemy from Tommy’s past returns to Birmingham.

9.00pm Blenheim Palace: Great War House ITV – In this documentary, Julian Fellowes, the author and creator of Downton Abbey, tells the stories of the real men and women of the estate whose lives were changed forever by the Great War. Below stairs he discovers tales of heroism and tragedy, and above stairs the accounts of those who seized their chance to change the course of history. Finally he examines how the First World War was the making of Blenheim’s most famous son, Winston Churchill, born here in 1874.

9.00pm Forever Sky1 – Supernatural drama starring Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) as a highly respected medical examiner in New York with an extraordinary secret: he’s immortal

10.00pm Scrotal Recall Channel 4 – Six-part comedy surrounding the disastrous exploits of 20-something romantic Dylan who must contact all the girls he has ever slept with to inform them that he has chlamydia. Best friend Evie and terrible influence Luke join him on his trip down memory lane. In the first episode, Dylan plans to use his STI diagnosis as a positive journey of self discovery as he casts his mind back three years ago to Abigail, the first girl on his alphabetical list of exes, who he slept with at Angus’s wedding. And a flashback reveals a defining moment he’d previously tried to forget. Back in the present, Dylan realises that the love of his life may be a lot closer, but is it too late for him to do anything about it?


8.00pm Stars At Your Service Channel 4 – As part of the Stand Up to Cancer fundraising campaign, Stars at Your Service puts the public in control, giving them the chance to put in a request to book some of Britain’s best-loved celebrities via the Stars at Your Service website. The most entertaining requests become reality as the stars are put to work with funny, sublime or just plain ridiculous results. In the first show comedian Russell Kane spends the day with cancer sufferer Jayne, helping to complete her Happy Days Challenge wish list; teen heart-throbs Union J become dinner ladies for a busy lunch time service in a primary school; and reality star Ollie Locke gets up to his neck in muck to help someone train for an assault course challenge.

9.00pm Have I Got News For You? BBC1 – The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jennifer Saunders and guest panellists Armando Iannucci and Sara Pascoe.

9.00pm Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes BBC2 – Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge shows how to cook the best ever versions of the kind of food everyone loves to eat. He serves up some great crowd-pleasing dishes, perfect for sharing with mates at a party. Recipes include stuffed potato skins filled with creamy roquefort and salty pancetta, pulled beef brisket and chocolate tart.

9.00pm The Blacklist Sky Living – Lord Baltimore. Red plots against his enemy, Berlin, while managing a new threat. Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) guest star.

10.00pm QI BBC2 – Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. From lonely whales to larval locomotives, Stephen Fry takes a look at the animal kingdom themed around the letter L.

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