The TVweek: Saturday 10th – Friday 16th November 2018

by | Nov 6, 2018 | All, TV Week


Streaming Today

Clique BBC Three – Second series of the university set drama series. Holly is back for her second year of university, living with her friend Louise and two new younger students – Rayna (Imogen King) and Fraser. Rayna and Fraser are enthralled by Holly and her part in exposing the corruption at Solasta last year. However, Holly finds their unwanted attention uncomfortable and just wants to keep her distance and move on.


8.30pm Dynasties BBC1 – New wildlife documentary series narrated by David Attenborough following five endangered species fighting for their survival and the future of their dynasties. This edition follows David, a chimpanzee alpha in Senegal, West Africa, as the dry season sets in, forcing the group closer together and leaving David to overcome threats to his leadership from murderous rivals.

Notable Continuing Series: Doctor Who, 7.00pm, BBC1

                                          The Little Drummer Girl, 9.30pm, BBC1

9.30pm They Shall Not Grow Old BBC2 – Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there.

9.30pm Britain’s Poppies: The First World War Remembered ITV – Personal stories of Britain at war, told by the families who bought a poppy from the Tower of London.

9.30pm Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton Channel 4 – Documentary that follows Ant Middleton’s attempt to climb the Earth’s highest mountain. It documents the raw emotion and the impact on Ant’s body and mind at every stage as he attempts to reach the 8848-metre summit and gets trapped in an unexpected and life-threatening storm.


8.00pm Liam Bakes Channel 4 – Cookery series fronted by the popular Great British Bake Off competitor.

9.00pm WW1’s Secret Shame: Shell Shock BBC2 – Dan Snow breaks the silence around the devastating impact of war on the mental health of our soldiers. For 100 years, men and women who risk their lives for their country have continued to suffer on their return. In moving conversations with veterans and with relatives of those who fought in World War One, he discovers how shell shock has evolved into modern cases of PTSD. Shockingly, lessons learnt from previous conflicts were quickly forgotten.

9.00pm Running Wild with Bear Grylls ITV – Roger Federer, the greatest tennis player of all time, joins Bear on a grand slam journey through the Swiss Alps. Rendezvousing amidst stunning snow-capped peaks, Bear and Roger must descend a frozen waterfall and use tennis rackets as snowshoes to cross a frozen lake. 

9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 – The RTS Award-winning documentary series returns for a 16th series, following patients who are treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south-west London. 

10.00pm People Just Do Nothing BBC2 – Fifth series of the hit BBC Three comedy.


8.00pm We Are Most Amused and Amazed ITV – Celebration of comedy and magic for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday. Prince Charles to be in attendance at the Palladium. In aid of The Prince’s Trust Charity.

10.00pm Open Heart Surgery Live Five – Viewers watch live as surgical teams from major UK hospitals perform procedures in real time. Life-changing open-heart surgery begins from the moment the chest is opened and the heart is stopped, right through as a new aortic valve is implanted, and the heart is restarted. Continues Tomorrow Night.

10.45pm Stacey Dooley: Young and Homeless BBC1 – In this documentary for BBC Children in Need, broadcaster Stacey Dooley uncovers stories from the UK’s homeless teenagers. The film sensitively shares the thoughts and concerns of some of society’s most vulnerable young people.


Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm James Bulger: The New Revelations Five – A major investigation, broadcast in the 25th anniversary week of the end of the trial, into the story of one of Britain’s most devastating crimes. Comprising testimony and evidence from those who knew them well, and those who dealt with them at the time of the prosecution process and immediately afterwards, these documents offer new and startling evidence.


Streaming Today

Car Crash: Who’s Lying? BBC Three – A compelling single-narrative documentary that tells the story of an unlikely group of friends in a close-knit community in Hampshire who find themselves at the centre of an intense police investigation.With access to never-before-seen police bodycam footage of the crash site, viewers are taken directly into the heart of the aftermath of a catastrophic collision between a car and a tree on a dark country road. The immediate impact of the crash leaves a young man stumbling, dazed but unharmed from the car. Telling the on-duty sergeant he was the driver, he is clearly shocked and expresses obvious concern for his friends still in the car, before asking for a hug.

8.00pm Beat the Internet with John Robbins Dave – Comedy quiz show where contestants try to finish sentences based on some of the internet’s most popular search terms, with the host ably assisted by fact-master Sunil Patel.

8.30pm Children in Need Rocks BBC1 – Concert with performances from Sir Rod Stewart, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Rita Ora and Olly Murs performing their current hits, classic tracks and unique covers. Rita Ora takes to the stage to perform an inspirational cover of George Michael’s Freedom and Jess Glynne performs an exclusive cover of Otis Redding’s Hard to Handle. The concert, hosted by Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo, also includes schoolchildren paying tribute to some very famous music videos, as well as appeal films showing how disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK have been helped by BBC Children in Need as a result of the viewers’ donations.

9.00pm Inside the Foreign Office BBC2 – Gaining privileged access over a compelling and turbulent year, film-maker Michael Waldman explores the strange, secretive and fascinating world of British diplomats.

9.00pm Robbing Your Relatives Five – Documentary series meeting Brits whose lives were ruined by those with thein their families. A mum plundered more than half-a-million pounds from her own son’s insurance pay-out. A daughter who stole her mum’s life savings, leaving her to die penniless. A disabled single mother faced financial ruin after her 10-year-old son took over a thousand pounds from her.


Streaming Today

Narcos – Mexico Netflix – See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.

The Kominsky Method Netflix -Michael Douglas stars as a briefly successful actor turned revered Hollywood acting coach in this new gentle comedy from Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre. Alan Arkin also stars.

7.30pm Children in Need 2018 BBC1 – Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan kick off the night with a huge performance from a hit West End musical. The Children’s Choir perform live in unison across the nation, while Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc host more fun and fundraising and surprise guests. The incredible Rickshaw Challenge team from The One Show cross the finish line live in Salford, and there is a visit to the famous ballroom in the Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need special to see who will lift the Pudsey Glitterball trophy 2018. All of this plus plenty more surprises, and even more incredible fundraising feats are recognised.

10.00pm Mastermind: Children in Need Special BBC2 – Actor and comedian Stephen Mangan hosts a special episode of Mastermind in support of BBC Children in Need. For the first time ever on the show the questions are tackled by pairs. The pairs are made up of four children who have been supported by a BBC Children in Need funded project and a celebrity partner

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