The TVweek: Saturday 11th – Thursday 16th May 2019

by | May 6, 2019 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Queen Victoria: My Musical BBC2 – Lucy Worsley explores the character and legacy of the famous monarch through music.

9.00pm Cardinal BBC4 – The return of the Canadian crime thriller, starring Billy Campbell.

9.15pm Bradley Walsh’s Late Night Guestlist ITV – Bradley Walsh’s Late Night Guestlist will see Bradley raise a glass as he’s joined by a host of A-List stars who, as well as taking part in some fun games, will help one lucky contestant win their place on the best guest lists in the world. 


8.00pm The BAFTA TV Awards BBC1 – Graham Norton hosts the awards ceremony from the Royal Festival Hall, with nominees including Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Informer, Save Me, and A Very English Scandal.

9.00pm Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge BBC2 – Louis returns to the UK to spend time in two specialist psychiatric units that treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness while allowing them to live alongside their babies.


9.00pm One Day in Gaza BBC2 – Documentary examining events in Gaza on May 14, 2018, when 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,000 injured during protests at the border with Israel.

Notable Continuing Series: Game of Thrones, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Victoria’s Palace ITV – Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham discover how Queen Victoria transformed Buckingham Palace from an unloved, unfinished and unfurnished building into the home of Monarchy.

9.00pm 15 Days Five – Complex drama that seeks to solve why a young man was killed. Four siblings return home to scatter their mother’s ashes and read her will, little realising that this family reunion will end in murder.


9.00pm Years & Years BBC1 – Drama following a tumultuous 15 years in Britain through the eyes of one family, starring Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and Russell Tovey. From writer Russell T Davies.

Notable Continuing Series: Surgeons: At the Edge of Life, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                                24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Bear’s Mission with David Walliams ITV – Bear Grylls’ takes David Walliams on a mission to test his survival skills.

9.00pm Mary Kills People More4 – The critically-acclaimed show follows Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), an overworked single mother and ER doctor, who lives a double life helping terminally ill patients with assisted deaths. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar but her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game.

10.35pm War in My Head BBC1 – Documentary telling the stories of three British soldiers who died in 2018 following lengthy struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


9.00pm The Virtues Channel 4 – Shane Meadows returns to Channel 4 with a powerful new four-part drama that tackles themes of repressed memory, revenge and the hope of redemption, co-written by Jack Thorne. Bafta Award-nominated Stephen Graham is Joseph, a painter-decorator and recovering alcoholic in Sheffield, who falls into despair when his nine-year-old son Shea leaves for Australia with his ex Debbie for a better life. With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget – if not actively obscure with drink and drugs. Suffering the hangover from hell, he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he’s had to forget. Also starring Helen Behan, Niamh Algar, Frank Laverty and Mark O’Halloran.

Notable Continuing Series: Foresenics: The Real CSI, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                                Veep, 10.05pm, Sky Atlantic
                                               Barry, 10.40pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Big Body Squad Five – Documentary series following the support network for people who have reached life-changing weights. At nearly 60 stone, Keith is a virtual prisoner in his bed. Meanwhile, Sandra gets a replacement bed, but Denise is determined to leave her own bedroom at any cost.

10.00pm Mum BBC2 – Cathy and her family arrive in the countryside to celebrate Derek’s birthday. Michael arrives too, which Jason finds troubling. Comedy, starring Lesley Manville. All episodes of this final series will be available on BBCiPlayer following transmission.

10.00pm Sliced Dave – Comedy set amongst the hustle and bustle of a low-rent, backstreet pizza parlour, following the adventures of delivery riders Joshua (Samson Kayo) and Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs).


David Harewood: Psychosis and Me BBC2 – Documentary about the actor and his mental health struggles.

9.00pm Roads from Hell: Caught on Camera Channel 4 – real-life footage, from the funny to the dramatic, shows exactly what can go wrong when we venture onto the roads. Roads from Hell: Caught on Camera reveals incredible moments – from near-death crashes to angry drivers engaging in road rage, moped muggings, and some of the most frustrating and funny moments experienced by UK road users – all captured on cameras and phones and told by those that survived to tell the tale. Psychologists and industry experts also discuss the various anxieties that influence the situations that we can find ourselves in.

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