The TVweek: Saturday 12th – Friday 18th November 2016

by | Nov 8, 2016 | All, TV Week


9.00pm The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2016 BBC1 – Huw Edwards presents the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance, which pays tribute to all victims of war and conflict. In the presence of HM the Queen, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the royal family, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Laura Mvula, Birdy and Alexander Armstrong perform alongside the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and the Band of HM Royal Marines. From World War One to the present day, as the poppy petals fall from the roof of the Royal Albert Hall, the Festival remembers the many who make the ultimate sacrifice.

9.00pm Deep Water BBC4 – Double bill of a new Australian crime drama series inspired by true events. When the mutilated corpse of a young man is found in a beachfront apartment in Bondi, Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned the case. Is this brutal murder a domestic, a robbery gone wrong, or something more sinister?


9.00pm My Mother and Other Strangers BBC1 – Three-part drama following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after the US Army Air Force sets up camp in the middle of their rural Northern Irish parish in 1943. When her own daughter falls for a young lieutenant, Rose has to take a stand against the locals who are out for revenge.

9.00pm Will Britain Ever have a Black Prime Minister? BBC2 – British TV and movie star David Harewood investigates the obstacles facing black Britons in rising to positions of power and influence, and calculates the statistical chances of someone from his own background ever becoming prime minister. In this personal and at times angry film, Harewood tackles some of our biggest institutions, including top universities and the BBC, to find out why so many barriers remain to black people achieving their potential. Part of the Black and British season.

9.00pm I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! ITV – The reality show returns for a new series as another batch of famous faces prepare to take on the jungle and all it throws at them. Ant and Dec are at the helm once again as the celebrities are thrown in at the deep end and forced to endure gruelling challenges right from the start. Then it is down to the viewers at home to vote for who they want to face the first Bushtucker Trial.

Notable Continuing Series: Planet Earth II, 8.00pm, BBC1

                                               Humans, 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.45pm I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!: Extra Camp ITV2 – The fun-packed jungle companion series returns with a brand new name, a brand new look and a brand new presenting team. Former I’m a Celebrity… winners Joe Swash, Stacey Solomon and Vicky Pattison are joined by Geordie comedian Chris Ramsey as they offer their opinions on anything and everything jungle-related, present exclusive extra footage from the camp, chat to celebrity fans of the show and take part in their very own games and challenges

11.05pm The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poet ITV – Drama-documentary depicting the story of First World War poets Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves, using their diaries and letters to tell the inside story of the war in their own words.


3.00pm Tenable ITV – Brand new daily quiz show hosted by Warwick Davis. In this episode, a team made up of five account managers from Harrogate try to answer questions about top ten lists in a variety of categories in an attempt to walk away with a big cash prize.

8.30pm Children in Need Rocks for Terry BBC1 – A special concert staged at the Royal Albert Hall to honour legendary broadcaster and the inspirational figurehead of BBC Children in Need, Sir Terry Wogan. Music that Sir Terry loved or had a connection with is at the heart of this celebration and is performed by artists including Take That, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, Gregory Porter, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Rick Astley, Beverley Knight, Alexander Armstrong, The Vamps, Ward Thomas and Shaun Escoffery. The concert, hosted by Fearne Cotton and Greg James, also includes Children in Need appeal films and archive depicting Sir Terry’s incredible broadcasting career, including a chance to relive one of the classic Radio 2 Janet and John stories accompanied by special illustrations created by Tony Ross.

9.00pm NW BBC2 – Television adaptation of Zadie Smith’s bestselling book of the same name. NW tells the story of Natalie and Leah, friends who grew up together in north west London, whose lives have taken them in different directions. Natalie’s wealth and ambition have set her apart from the friends and family she grew up with and she finds herself asking not only who she really is, but where she belongs. In an area where wealth and poverty are only streets apart, life is fragile – as Natalie and Leah are about to find out.


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

                                              Married at First Sight, 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.45pm Prison, My Parents and Me BBC1 – Documentary for Children in Need showing what it is like to be a prisoner’s child, giving children often lost in the system a chance to tell their own stories. The number of children with a mum or dad in prison is growing at an alarming rate. Nearly 10,000 children visit a prison every week, but while their parent is on the inside, outside the children are often bullied and left feeling isolated and ostracised. Bafta-nominated film-maker Catey Sexton gives a humane and sensitive insight into the lives of those often lost in the system and reveals how prisoners’ children are twice as likely to suffer from poor mental health, while two out of three boys with a dad in prison will go on to offend themselves. The film shows that when children are given support, their futures could be bright – instead of some of them becoming the next generation of parents in prison. But other than a handful of charities and few enlightened prisons making a difference, there is still long way to go.


Notable Continuing SeriesThe Missing, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 – The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a 12th series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s in south west London.

10.00pm Kids on the Kids: The Gender Clinic Channel 4 – Our children are struggling to know how to live in today’s world. Unprecedented numbers are being diagnosed with mental health disorders, medicated, or are facing a crisis of identity. For almost 100 years the Tavistock and Portman has been at the forefront of exploring young minds. This series, with exclusive access to the Trust, goes behind Tavistock’s doors for the first time. It’s the first question that’s asked, before we’re even born – ‘is it a boy or girl?’ But for an increasing number of children, the answer isn’t straightforward. The first programme in this series, directed by Bafta-award-winning Peter Beard, follows two families who attend the Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service, through life-changing decisions.

10.00pm The Undiscovered Peter Cook BBC4 – Following the death of Britain’s greatest satirist in 1995, Peter Cook’s widow Lin locked the door of his house and refused all access to the media. Until this year, when she invited her friend Victor Lewis-Smith and a BBC crew inside to make a documentary about the man she knew and loved, with unprecedented access to Peter’s private recordings, diaries, letters, photographs and much more.


8.00pm DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need BBC1

8.00pm The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4 – The first episode of the new series sees Florence and Nadine, two of Chester’s Grevy’s zebras, both about to give birth,

Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm BBC1

9.00pm Grand Designs: House of the Year Channel 4 – Kevin McCloud hosts Grand Designs: House of the Year. The competition is run in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects and celebrates excellence in housing design. Over this four-part series, Kevin is joined by Damion Burrows and Zac Monro, as they explore some of Britain’s most cutting-edge contemporary homes, all of them in the running for the prestigious prize – the Bafta of the architecture world. In this first episode, Kevin and co profile five amazing country homes on the long-list for the prize: including a large house camouflaged within a hill; a loving restoration in Wiltshire of a prototype modernist retreat; a Scottish home that blends an agricultural exterior with a sleek modern interior; and a slice of spectacular California modernism in Cornwall. Kevin then reveals which of these homes will make it onto the final shortlist.


7.30pm BBC Children in Need 2016 BBC1 – Tess Daly and Greg James kick off a night of fun and fundraising. The cast of Aladdin perform and there’s a special children’s edition of Would I Lie to You? The cast of EastEnders star in a dance medley of movie classics from the 1980s, and a children’s choir of over 1,500 children sing live in unison across the nation. Plus an exclusive look at the Doctor Who Christmas special. A group of children receive a special surprise from Little Mix, Graham Norton and Ade Adepitan join in the fun, plus a Team GB Strictly Come Dancing special. With the help of Great British Bake Off’s Mel and Sue, Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne searches for Pudsey Bear in an unmissable Children In Need comedy sketch.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm Channel 4

                                                 The Last Leg, 10.00pm Channel 4

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