The TVweek: Saturday 10th – Friday 16th January 2015

by | Jan 7, 2015 | All, TV Week


6.30pm Now You See It BBC1 – Entertainment series voiced by Mel Giedroyc, featuring the best and worst of magic and other incredible performers from around the world. Dynamo features alongside the next generation of incredibly talented people who share their skills via social media. Plus the moments some of them would rather forget when their magic failed to work.

7.00pm The Voice BBC1 – The singing contest returns for a fourth series, hosted by Emma Willis and Marvin Humes, with singer-songwriter Rita Ora joining, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson on the panel. The contest kicks off with the blind auditions, where the coaches begin the process of building their 12-strong teams by sitting with their backs to the auditionees and spinning their chairs if they are impressed by what they hear.

7.00pm Harry Hill’s Stars In Their Eyes ITV – Harry Hill hosts the popular entertainment show that sees five members of the public will utter the famous words ‘Tonight Harry I’m going to be…’ before walking through the iconic smoky doors.

Notable Continuing Series: 8.05pm Take Me Out, ITV

9.00pm Spiral BBC4 – Return of the French crime drama.


Notable Continuing Series: 8.00pm Foyle’s War, ITV

                                                8.00pm The Hotel, Channel 4

                                            9.00pm  Last Tango in Halifax, BBC1

                                            9.00pm Walking the Nile, Channel 4


4.00pm Mel & Sue ITV – Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins present a brand new chat show with celebrity guests, a live audience and even a studio cook. Today’s guests are Jennifer Saunders and everyone’s favourite choirmaster, Gareth Malone.

9.00pm Horizon: What’s the Right Diet For You? BBC2 – Three-part Horizon special which investigates the idea that the best way to lose weight successfully is a personalised approach, diets tailored to our individual biology and psychology. In a groundbreaking national experiment, Dr Chris van Tulleken and Professor Tanya Byron join a team of leading experts to put 75 overweight volunteers on diets designed to tackle the specific reasons why they eat too much. The volunteers are put through a series of tests at a residential clinic to understand how their genes, hormones and psychology influence their eating behaviour. They are then put on the diets the experts believe are best suited to them.  Continues Tuesday, Concludes Wednesday

Notable Continuing Series: 8.00pm Waterloo Road, BBC3 (Repeated at 10.35pm on BBC1)

                                              9.00pm, Silent Witness, BBC1

                                              9.00pm, Broadchurch, ITV

                                              9.00pm, The Undateables, Channel 4

10.00pm Girls Sky Atlantic – Fourth Season of the quirky US comedy.

10.35pm Togetherness Sky Atlantic – Offbeat relationship comedy created by filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, exploring the dreams and realities of four adults approaching 40.


8.00pm The Secrets of The Tea Chimps Five – For 50 years the British public had an extraordinary love affair with a cartload of tea-drinking chimpanzees. While people of a certain age remember their talented performances in the popular PG Tips adverts, few people know the story behind their on-screen antics. This documentary tells the reveals how the chimps came to be on our screens, what happened to them when the cameras stopped rolling and the problems they faced once the limelight faded.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Silent Witness, BBC1

                                            9.00pm, 24 Hours in Police Custody, Channel 4

                                            10.00pm, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Dave

                                            10.35pm Count Arthur Strong, BBC1

10.00pm Suspects Five – Third series of the fly-on-the-wall-style crime drama series focusing on the work of three London detectives. When a popular art teacher is brutally attacked at her college, the janitor comes under immediate suspicion. However, at least two other people had a motive and one of them may be a serial killer.

10.00pm Cockroaches ITV2 –  A post-apocalyptic comedy about one family trying to survive after a nuclear fallout joining a camp of fellow survivors and oddballs including the odd cannibal. In the first programme, Tom, Suze and Laura stumble across the camp while wandering around the wasteland that was once England. Unfortunately, the place is run by Oscar, Suze’s insufferable ex. They soon discover lack of food and water are the least of their problems.


9.00pm Life of a Mountain BBC4 – Documentary following a year in the life of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, through the eyes of the farmers who work the valleys and fells, those who climb the mountain for pleasure and those who try to protect its slopes. Filmed over a twelve-month period, it follows the seasons on the mountain from spring lambs through to winter snows. The contributions of the British Mountaineering Council and National Trust volunteers make clear the crucial importance of maintaining the landscape quality of England’s highest peak for future generations.

10.00pm Angry, White & Proud Channel 4 – With the weakening of the English Defence League, splinter far-right groups are on the rise. This powerful, candid and disturbing documentary explores the growing number of far-right splinter groups that have emerged. In his first full-length documentary, director Jamie Roberts spends a year getting to know members of the far right: men who call themselves ‘patriots’ but some of whom admit to being racist and hating Muslims. With unprecedented access, Jamie captures all aspects of their lives, from violent street protests and dramatic police arrests to the incongruous reality of their domestic lives.

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


9.00pm Cyber Bully Channel 4 – A chilling real-time thriller starring Maisie Williams as a teenage girl battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker. Like most other teenagers, Casey Jacobs is in constant digital communication with her friends, with their lives played out through texts, video calls and social media updates. But Casey experiences the worst that the web has to offer. When she’s targeted by an advanced computer hacker, the dark depths of the internet are exposed. The plot of Cyberbully is inspired by dozens of real-life cases. What happens to Casey is extreme, and framed in a dramatic format, but most of the events depicted are possible and have happened to people individually.

9.30pm Marry Me E4 – New US romantic comedy.  In the first episode, after returning from a romantic two-week island holiday, Jake is about to get down on bended knee and pop the question to his girlfriend Annie. But before he can ask, she gives him a dressing down for his inability to make a commitment. Annie tries to make amends with a proposal of her own, but the comedy of errors continues. The only certain thing is that these two are destined to be together, whether they can get it together on the wedding front or not.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm, Death in Paradise, BBC1

10.00pm Suits Dave – Fourth Season of the US law drama.  Mike tries to save Gillis Industries from a hostile takeover. Harvey settles a conflict of interest.


9.00pm Ascension Sky1 – Three-part US sci-fi drama following the men, women and children on a mission to find a new planet to populate.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm, The Musketeers, BBC1

                                               9.00pm, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Channel 4

                                               10.00pm, The Last Leg, Channel 4

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