The TVweek: Saturday 13th – Friday 19th October 2018

by | Oct 9, 2018 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Strictly Come Dancing, 6:30pm 

                                               Killing Eve, 9.25pm BBC1

9.00pm Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us BBC2 – Documentary series. The Oscar-winning Moonlight became a symbol for black cinema, a revolutionary moment when black film-makers could identify when diversity and inclusion really started to take over the industry. To try and understand how we got to this moment, the film takes us back on a journey of discovery with three of the most revered and celebrated professionals to have graced the silver screen – Harry Belafonte, Earl Cameron and Diahann Carroll.

10.30pm This Country Special BBC1 – Mockumentary exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain. After Kerry’s trusting nature was taken advantage of and she became embroiled in a criminal enterprise with her devious father Martin, the police’s net tightened around the Mucklowes. Kerry was left with a direct choice – save her father or save herself. Eight months on, the crew returns to the Cotswolds to investigate what has happened to both the Mucklowe family and the village community as a whole.


7.00pm The Chase: Coronation Street Special ITV – Coronation Street stars, Simon Gregson, Victoria Ekanoye, Lucy Fallon and Andrew Whitman hope to win thousands of pounds for charity as they leave the cobbles behind and take on one of the country’s finest quiz brains.

Notable Continuing Series: Doctor Who, 6:55pm, BBC1

                                               The Cry, 9.00pm BBC1

8.00pm Ice Road Truckers Five – Tenth series of the reality series.

9.00pm Butterfly ITV – Anna Friel stars in this three-part drama. When their 11-year-old Max experiences increasingly distressing feelings around gender, separated parents, Vicky and Stephen attempt to work together. But with both parents divided, will Max find the courage to identify as a girl and express herself as Maxine?

10.00pm Club Rep Wars E4 – This new show enters the sizzling world of summer jobs in the sun. Club Rep Wars follows two teams of wannabe club reps competing to win the chance to work a season in the Greek party paradise of Zante.


7.00pm Family Cooking Showdown BBC2 – Competitive food show celebrating the families who make ordinary food extraordinary.

Notable Continuing Series: The Old People’s Home for 4-Year-Olds, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle BBC1 – The show which features clips from Peter Kay’s TV shows, standup and talkshow appearances returns.

9.30pm For Facts Sake BBC1 – Brendan O’Carroll hosts the quiz about ordinary people and their extraordinary facts, with team captains Danny O’Carroll and Paddy Houlihan.


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

9.00pm Informer BBC1 – New drama series  On a night out with his girlfriend goes badly wrong when Raza Shar is arrested and identified as a potential informant for London’s Counter Terrorism Special Unit (CTSU). Detective Sergeant Gabe Waters is partnered with new recruit DC Holly Morten and introduces her to the world of informants. Ambitious and uninhibited, Holly pushes boundaries to get Raza on board. Gabe’s key contact, Yousef, has information that links to a prolific terrorist – Ahmed El Adoua. El Adoua was responsible for a major attack in Rotterdam, and CTSU fears he might have been in London planning a similar attack. When Yousef goes missing, the pressure is on for the CTSU team to find out more.

9.00pm Caught on Camera: Extreme Weather ITV

9.15pm Celebrity Hunted Channel 4 – Channel 4’s hit factual thriller Celebrity Hunted, for Stand Up To Cancer, returns for a second series, as eight famous faces, including Dom Joly, Vicky Pattison, Olympian Louis Smith and Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard turn fugitive and attempt to evade capture for 14 days. The celebs dial up the glamour factor with high-speed motorbike, boat and sports car escapes from the capital but their luck doesn’t last long. Love Island’s Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay are the first pair to feel the heat from the hunters, when a text message to their burner phone exposes their hideout in Wales. A thrilling cat-and-mouse game ensues as Sky News anchor Kay Burley and MP and former commando Johnny Mercer attempt to make it into the heart of central London right under the hunters’ noses so that Johnny can take part in a crucial Brexit vote.

10.00pm There She Goes BBC4 – David Tennant and Jessica Hynes star in a brand new comedy-drama about a severely learning disabled nine year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her dad Simon  mum Emily and brother Ben. All the stories and characters are drawn from the real life experience of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born in 2006 with an extremely rare and to date undiagnosed chromosomal disorder. Each episode shines a light on day to day life with Rosie – unique experiences from simply trying to take her to the park to trying to explain that every day isn’t her birthday.

A second timeline set in 2006 shows the effect having a severely disabled child had on the family unit, how it threatened to disintegrate but ultimately brought them even closer.


8.00pm Without Limits: Australia BBC1 – Two-part observational documentary following a team of injured British and Australian veterans as they embark on an extraordinary near 1000-mile expedition across Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region.

Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm The Parachute Murder Plot ITV – In this new documentary in ITV’s Crime & Punishment season, Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to never seen before police tapes from the investigation into army sergeant Emile Cilliers, who attempted to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute.

9.00pm How to get a Good Night’s Sleep Five – Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford investigate an issue which affects them, and around a third of the British population – sleeping disorders. Eamonn, who gets by on four hours a night, meets a fellow insomniac and together they try to establish routines that encourage a good night’s sleep. Ruth, who is prone to snore, meets a woman whose snoring is measured to be as loud as a low-flying aircraft!


8.30pm The Big Bang Theory E4 – As the 12th series of the US comedy begins, Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, Penny and Leonard discover that they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents, while Raj insults astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a war on social media.

9.00pm Ambulance BBC1 – Documentary series focusing on the work of the North West Ambulance service. Over a busy weekend in Manchester, paramedics Andrea and Glynn attend an RTC, while Debbie and Shaun try to persuade a homeless man to go to hospital.

9.00pm Happy Together E4 – US comedy about happily married, 30-something couple Jake and Claire, who begin to reconnect with their more youthful, cooler selves when a young pop star is drawn into their ordinary suburban life and unexpectedly moves in with them. Starring Damon Wayans Jr, Amber Stevens West, Felix Mallard and Chris Parnell.

Notable Continuing Series:  No Offence, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                 South Park, 10.00pm, Comedy Central

9.30pm New Girl E4 – Seventh and final season of the US comedy.

10.00pm Child of Mine Channel 4 – ‘She’s still our baby,’ says Vicki to her partner Bruce, as she holds her newborn, stillborn daughter, Ruby. Vicki and Bruce allow this feature-length documentary to follow the birth of Ruby, and their journey of loss and recovery over several months, in the hope that their story will draw attention to the one in two hundred babies that are stillborn in the UK – one of the highest rates in the developed world. Narrated by Amanda Holden, whose son Theo was also stillborn, Child of Mine is filmed over two years at University College London Hospitals and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                       Would I Lie to You? 9.30pm, BBC1                                                The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm 

10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe return for a new series.

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