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

by | Jan 7, 2019 | All, TV Week


9.30pm Through the Keyhole ITV – New series of the game show where Keith Lemon gives clues to a famous person’s home.


8.00pm Call the Midwife BBC1 – It’s springtime and with extra help needed in Poplar, Mother Mildred decides to send Sister Frances and Sister Hilda to Nonnatus House, where they will live and work. Everyone is excited for the impending arrival of the Queen’s baby. Violet is holding a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and raising funds through a sweepstake on whether the Queen will have a boy or a girl.

The midwives are introduced to their new midwifery bags, but Sister Monica Joan is distressed when she sees Fred burning the old leather ones.

8.00pm Vera ITV – Eighth series of the gentle crime drama.

8.00pm Inside Hotel Chocolat Five – Documentary series going inside Britain’s biggest independent chocolate maker.

10.00pm Unlocking the Truth W – Documentary series that looks at three cases of possible wrongful conviction in the US.


7.00pm Temple Street Hospital Sky Witness – Documentary series documenting the highs and lows of life on the wards and theatres of the Dublin children’s hospital.

9.00pm Cold Feet ITV – Eighth series of the relationship drama which was rebooted back in 2016. Jenny and Pete can’t get enough of each other until some unexpected news sends Jenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, David and Karen lock horns when it comes to parenting, and Adam hears some hurtful home truths.

9.00pm Prison Channel 4 Documentary filmed over seven months inside HMP Durham, Prison that offers unprecedented access to life behind bars. This episode focuses on what it takes to break the vicious cycle of violence between prisoners and against the staff.

9.00pm True Detective Sky Atlantic – Third series of the acclaimed drama series from HBO. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali stars as a retired detective who is forced to revisit the case that has haunted him for 35 years. The story is told over three timelines. Episode 2 airs immediately afterwards at 10.10pm


8.00pm Love Your Garden ITV – Alan Titchmarsh – along with his team of architects, builders and gardeners are back to create another new ambitious and life-changing garden and home as they bring the outside in for an inspirational family in Swindon.

8.00pm Dogs behaving (very) Badly Five – Master dog trainer Graeme Hall finds long-lasting solutions for dogs with issues.

9.00pm Pothole Wars ITV – Documentary that delves into the world of potholes on Britain’s pockmarked roads which cause rage and roadworks – and are responsible for hundreds of injuries every year.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                         Escape at Dannemora, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                         Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Passage FOX – US drama series  based on author Justin CroninÕs best-selling trilogy of the same name, The Passage is a character-driven thriller about Project NOAH, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.

10.35pm The River Channel 4 – Norwiegen drama from Walter Presents. In the quiet and remote village of Djupelv, the winters are cold, long and dark. Everyone knows everybody else, and where they come from. Norway’s border with Russia runs behind the nearby mountains and Nato carry out winter exercises in the region. While out playing near the river, young Silja finds a severed hand, and her family inform the authorities about it anonymously. Less than 24 hours later, the little girl mysteriously disappears. Police detective Thomas Lonnhoiden, who is new to the area, begins an investigation into Silja’s disappearance but faces reluctance and disapproval from his superior officer.

10.45pm Is This Sexual Harassment?? BBC1 – Social experiment hosted by journalist and presenter Ben Zand. They bring together 20 people between the ages of 18-30 to see if they understand the rules of behaviour in the workplace. Over the course of two days, they watch a specially-written drama in three parts telling the story of the professional relationship between a man and woman at work which ends with an accusation of sexual harassment. At each stage, the group is given the opportunity to vote on the behaviour displayed and whether it is offensive or unwanted, before finally voting if they believe it constitutes sexual harassment.


9.00pm Revolution in Ruins: The Hugo Chavez Story BBC2 – Documentary telling the extraordinary story of Hugo Chavez’s 14-year presidency.

9.00pm £4 Million Restoration: Historic House Rescue More4 – Nestled in the Welsh countryside is Llwyn Celyn, a medieval house that is on the verge of ruin. It’s thought to date back to the 15th century and could be one of the most important buildings of its kind in Wales, but until recently it has been used as a farmhouse and now lies empty. Anna Keay and The Landmark Trust think it could be a medieval masterpiece, and are embarking on a £4 million renovation project to bring Llwyn Celyn back from the brink. The Prince of Wales is patron of the charity and has taken a personal interest in the project – he’s due to open the building, but only if Anna and the team can rescue this historic house in time.

10.00pm Just another Immigrant Sky1 – Comedy documentary that documents comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s attempt to break America. He has moved his wife and young family to Los Angeles and booked a 6,000-seat gig and has just three months to sell it out. The documentary series was shown on Showtime in the US last summer.


8.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – Nick Knowles and the team work on another large-scale building project.

Notable Continuing Series: The Secret Life of 4-Year-Olds, 8.00pm, Channel 4

                                                 The Good Place 9.00pm, E4

                                                 Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm Bad Girls Behind Bars Five – Documentary series offering an intimate look at being a woman in a US jail.

10.00pm Fat & Fatter W – Reality series in which bulky Brits journey overseas. Overweight Gary and Amareen experience the shocking reality of living with a morbidly obese family in Crete.


Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 9.00pm, BBC1

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