The TVweek: Saturday 12th – Friday 18th October 2019

by | Oct 7, 2019 | All, TV Week


8.35pm The Wall BBC1 – Game show which sees contestants answer questions that combine knowledge, strategy and luck for the chance to win life-changing prizes. Those taking part won’t just require the correct answers, but also the luck of the drop of a single ball, and unflinching trust in one another. In the first episode, sisters Louise and Helen from Leeds face the questions and big decisions, but with a show with so many twists and turns, anything could happen. Hosted by Danny Dyer, with questions voiced by Angela Rippon.

8.35pm The X Factor: Celebrity ITV – Dermot O’Leary hosts ‘celebrity’ version of the singing contest, with judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh mentoring the famous faces. The series kicks off at Simon’s home in Los Angeles, where the celebs are split into three categories – Overs, Unders and Groups. Representing the Overs are journalist Martin Bashir, talk show host Ricki Lake, Chaser Jenny `The Vixen” Ryan and actress Victoria Ekanoye. Reality star Megan McKenna, model and actress Hayley Hasselhoff, soap star Jonny Labey, film star Olivia Olson and actor Kevin McHale are the Unders, while the groups consist of Love Island’s Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker, sports stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis, dancer Brendan Cole and actor Jeremy Edwards, CBBC presenters Max and Harvey, and influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie.

9.00pm Spiral BBC4 – The long-awaited seventh series of the acclaimed French crime drama.

9.30pm Mark Ronson – From the Heart BBC2 – The songwriter and producer discusses his life and musical influences, including how the break-up of his marriage has influenced his most recent album, Late Night Feelings. The programme follows Ronson in London, Los Angeles and New York at work and at home, and there are interviews with family and friends, along with the likes of Lady Gaga, Simon Le Bon, Josh Homme and Bradley Cooper.


9.00pm Celebrity Hunted for Su2c Channel 4 – Eight famous faces turn fugitive and attempt to evade capture for 14 days. Taking part are former rugby internationals Gavin Henson and Martin Offiah, chefs Aldo Zilli and Jean-Christophe Novelli, ex-Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo and the Prime Minister’s father Stanley Johnson, along with The Only Way Is Essex’s Lydia Bright and Lucy Mecklenburgh. Stanley might have had real-life experience in the intelligence services, but his 24-year-old partner Georgia is soon questioning his spy credentials as they are cornered by the Hunters in Birmingham New Street station.

9.00pm Ed Sheeran: In His Own Words Five – A celebratory look at the singer’s career to date, featuring highlights of some of his most memorable performances and examining how he became a global superstar. Interviews with friends and fans including Fiona Bevan, Paul Gambaccini and Sian Welby also reveal why the world loves the troubadour from Suffolk.


9.00pm Dublin Murders BBC1 – eight-part crime drama. In the summer of 2006, detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox are sent to investigate a child’s murder, and find a community caught between the old and the new Ireland. Psychological crime drama based on the Dublin Murder Squad book series by Tana French, starring Killian Scott and Sarah Greene, with Ned Dennehy, Conleth Hill and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor. Continues Tomorrow at 9.00pm

Notable Continuing Series: Crime & Punishment, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                               Motherland, 10.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Family Guy ITV2 – New series of the animated comedy.

9.00pm Killer Colleagues Sky Crime Sky Crime – Documentary series. A twisted workplace romance is revealed when three hotel workers go missing and the police investigating the disappearances make a grisly discovery.

10.00pm The Lesbian Guide to Straight Sex Five – Two heterosexual couples who want to improve things in the bedroom agree to a radical new approach as they are given advice on sex by four lesbians.


Notable Continuing Series: The Great British Bake-off, 8.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Dublin Murders, 9.00pm, BBC1


Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                         Grand Designs, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Live Brexit Referendum: Do We Want No Deal? Five – On the eve of the Brexit summit, Jeremy Vine hosts a live debate asking whether the people of Britain are in favour of getting out of the EU, deal or no deal. The programme includes the biggest ever Brexit opinion poll, with more than 25,000 people across the UK asked for their views on how, when or if we should leave the EU.

9.00pm In Defence Of Sky Crime – Documentary in which lawyers in high-level trials discuss their complex relationships with their clients. To begin, Chris Tritico and Stephen Jones reveal what it was like to represent the Oklahoma City bomber in his controversial capital murder trial.

10.00pm In the Long Run Sky1 – Second series of the period comedy starring Idris Elba and Bill Bailey.


9.00pm Giri/Haji BBC2 – Multi-lingual crime drama. Tokyo detective Kenzo hears that a yakuza boss is being framed for a violent murder in the UK – and that the real culprit is his own brother, a man he thought was dead. Now his only choice is to travel to London in the hope of finding his brother before violence tears both cities apart. Crime thriller, starring Takehiro Hira and Kelly Macdonald.

9.00pm Charlotte Church: Stranded with Mum & Dad Channel 4 – One-off documentary in which singer Charlotte Church explores the relationship people have with their parents by spending a week alone with her own mother and father for the first time since she was a teenager. The Churches travel to an isolated part of Devon, where they prove themselves to be an ordinary working-class family from Cardiff who just happened to have a superstar daughter. But while there is love, things at times are incredibly difficult, and it becomes apparent there is a major issue from the past that the parents and daughter have never been able to resolve.

10.00pm Later – With Jools Holland BBC2 – The eponymous pianist returns for a new run, and this time he has a different weekly co-host, beginning with producer Mark Ronson.


8.00pm Still Open All Hours BBC1 – David Jason returns for a sixth series of the gentle comedy.

9.00pm Have I Got News For You BBC1 – Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the satirical quiz, as guests including comedian Ross Noble joining regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to poke fun at the week’s events.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Caravanning with Shane Richie Five – The former Pontins bluecoat takes on a mission to persuade friends, family and the great British public about the great fun to be had at caravan parks in Britain. Here, the actor and presenter heads to Rhyl, north Wales, where he and his extended family accept accommodation in three static caravans. The EastEnders star then tries to win them all over to this type of holiday, highlighting attractions such as classic bingo at the entertainment complex and rounders on the beach. They then visit Blaenau Ffestiniog to zipline over a slate quarry, where even the grandparents take on the challenge.

9.30pm Would I Lie To You? BBC1 – Comedy panel show in which team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are joined by guest panellists Gabby Logan, Chris McCausland, Angela Scanlon and John Simm, hoping to hoodwink their opponents with absurd facts and plausible lies about themselves. Rob Brydon hosts.

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