The TVweek: Saturday 13th – Friday 19th February 2016

by | Feb 9, 2016 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Trapped BBC4 – Icelandic crime drama series. In a small fishing port, a ferry docks. That same day a dismembered body is found in the river, sparking an investigation and a call to Reykjavik for detective reinforcements to assist the small local police force. With the ferry held in dock and a bad snowstorm threatening to cut off the town, chief of police Andri is under pressure to deliver results quickly. (In Icelandic with English subtitles). Continues at 10.00pm

10.20pm Secret Dates ITV2 – Hidden camera dating show. Single girl Emma Paintin is going on four dates with four different boys, but she is completely unaware that she is on a date or even on a dating show. Emma’s best friends have organised everything without her knowledge, and will finally reveal everything once she has been on all four dates. How will Emma react to finding out she has been set up, and will she choose to see any of the guys again once the cameras are off?


9.00pm The British Academy Film Awards BBC1 – Stephen Fry hosts the most prestigious and star-studded event in the British film calendar, live from the Royal Opera House in London. Nominees for the coveted BAFTA masks include Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Alicia Vikander, Steven Spielberg and Dame Maggie Smith. With films including Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Carol, The Big Short, Spotlight, The Danish Girl and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

9.00pm Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth BBC2 – An insight into the massive annual celebration. The first episode, presented by Kate Humble, Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead, follows the weeks leading up to New Year and is based at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.

Notable Continuing Series: Deutschland 83, 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Love Fix ITV2 – Straight-talking show exploring the real world of sex, dating apps and relationships in the 21st century. Hosts Ollie Locke, Katie Mulgrew, Kojo and Hannah Witton uncover the nation’s dilemmas as they meet members of the public, providing fun solutions to all of their problems in and out of the bedroom.


Note: This is the final day of BBC Three as a TV channel and Watch becomes W

9.00pm The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On BBC1 – In 2006, in an award-winning series, Stephen Fry first spoke about living with manic depression and began a national conversation about mental health. A decade later, this film returns to the subject to understand where he and thousands of others diagnosed with bipolar (as it is now called) are now. As a society, do we need to do more for those with the illness? Is the treatment better? Has the stigma reduced?

9.00pm American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson BBC2 – 10-part US drama starring Cuba Gooding Jr. that promises revealing new insights into the controversial murder investigation and trial that became a media sensation. LAPD detectives quickly link a brutal double homicide and famed sports star OJ Simpson – but his celebrity status makes them unsure how to handle matters. Marcia Clark in the district attorney’s office advises a swift arrest, however flamboyant Hollywood lawyer Robert Shapiro gets involved and events start to spiral out of control.

9.00pm Vinyl Sky Atlantic – Martin Scorsese directs this special two-hour premiere episode of the sensational 1970s music drama co-produced by rock legend Mick Jagger.

9.00pm Sara Cox on Friendship W – Documentary series about the personal impact of technology. Radio DJ Sara Cox discovers what it means to be a ‘friend’ in the 21st century.

10.00pm Get Me To the Church W – Series following a bride or groom and their friends as they race against time to reach the church on time and win a five-star honeymoon.


8.00pm It’s Not Rocket Science ITV – Man is pitted against machine as Olympic hopeful Adam Gemili tries to outrun an iconic Red Arrow. Rachel Riley risks her life as she passes through a wall of fire at 450 degrees centigrade. Ben Miller uses the awesome power of Joey Essex’s brain to drive a car. And former teacher Romesh Ranganathan returns to the classroom, armed with some cutting edge technology.

Notable Continuing Series: Happy Valley, 9.00pm, BBC1

10.00pm Alan Partridge’s Mid-Morning Matters Sky Atlantic – The incomparable Alan Partridge returns for a second series of North Norfolk’s favourite radio show. Alan tries his hand at producing a quality radio drama.

10.45pm My Baby, Psychosis and Me BBC1 – A look at the frightening rollercoaster journey of two mums for whom childbirth triggers postpartum psychosis, one of the most severe forms of mental illness there is, but from which there can be recovery with the right treatment.


Notable Continuing Series: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, 8.00pm, BBC1

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

9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – The DIY SOS teams is back and in Birmingham helping a family in need. Charlotte and Chris have twins who were born prematurely and have a condition known as global development delay. It is a condition which has slowed down their progress of walking and talking. Their cramped house is hindering their progress even more, and if they have any chance of catching up, they’e going to need DIY SOS and a host of volunteers from the local community to rebuild their lives and give the family a better future.

9.00pm One Child BBC2 – Three-part drama. Adopted as a baby from China, Mei has had a contented upbringing in the UK. She has grown up knowing little about her beginnings, but is the love of her parents’ life. One day out of the blue, Mei gets a message from a journalist in China, Pan Qianyi, saying that Mei’s birth mother wants to meet her. She is desperate for Mei’s help. Her son, and the brother Mei has never met, is on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Suddenly questions of abandonment and identity overwhelm Mei. Qianyi asks her to come to Guangzhou immediately. Telling her adoptive parents only that her mother wants to meet her, Mei is relieved when they agree she should go and that she must take this journey alone.

9.00pm Limitless Sky1 – Jake McDorman stars as a struggling musician whose life changes when he takes a brain-boosting drug. Fast-paced crime drama guest starring Bradley Cooper.

9.00pm The 100 E4 – As the post-apocalyptic US drama returns for a third season, three months have passed since the tragedy at Mount Weather and the group learn that a bounty has been put on Clarke’s head.

10.00pm The Great Chinese Crash with Robert Peston BBC2 – Robert Peston explores China’s dramatic economic slowdown and its potential impact on Britain. Visiting a ghost city and deserted factories in the north east, Peston reveals how China has built up one of the biggest debt bubbles in world history, and questions whether China’s economic woes are worse than Beijing is admitting. In the booming south, Peston hits the shops to explore whether China can spend its way out of the slowdown – in the face of debts still growing by hundreds of billions of pounds a year.


8.00pm Big Dreams, Small Spaces BBC2 – Monty Don travels around the country helping amateurs to create the garden of their dreams.

Notable Continuing Series: Death in Paradise, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                                The Good Wife, 9.00pm, More4

9.00pm Hard Wire: Agent Down Sky Atlantic – In 2011 Special Agent Victor Avila was ambushed by a gang of assassins from the notorious Los Zetas drugs cartel. Victor suffered life threatening injuries. He now tells the story in a world exclusive.


9.00pm Gogglebox Channel 4 – Britain’s favourite opinionated TV viewers share their sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week’s biggest and best shows.

10.00pm Daft Punk  Unchained BBC4 – Film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk, the duo with 12 million albums sold worldwide and seven Grammy awards. Throughout their career Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have always resisted compromise and the established codes of show business. They have remained determined to maintain control of every link in the chain of their creative process. In the era of globalisation and social networks, they rarely speak in public and do not show their faces on TV. The documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution, revealing two artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom. Between fiction and reality, magic and secret, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, they have built a unique world.

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