The TVweek: Saturday 13th – Friday 19th June 2015

by | Jun 8, 2015 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Prized Apart BBC1 – Adventure game show hosted by Emma Willis and Reggie Yates. Ten men and women leave their day-to-day lives to take on the challenge of a lifetime – with a £100,000 prize at stake.

9.00pm The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World Channel 4 – One-off documentary that charts the 1990s revolution in British music, fashion, film, sport, art and media, as told by the plucky young rebels who made it happen. It features a decade-defining soundtrack, never-seen-before archive and narration by Kathy Burke, and includes candid interviews with the Happy Mondays, Jarvis Cocker, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, The Word’s Terry Christian, Jo Whiley, David Baddiel, Irvine Welsh, Keith Allen, Toby Young and Jennie Bond, to name but a few. This is the story of the era when Kate Moss forced fashion to get real, Damien Hirst took a chainsaw to the art establishment, David Beckham made football fashionable and music went mad for it.


8.00pm The Secret World of Lego Channel 4 – In 2013 Lego became the most profitable toy maker in the world. Now this notoriously secretive, privately-owned superbrand is opening its doors. This documentary reveals what makes Lego tick, meeting some of its key people and revealing more about the company DNA than ever before. The Secret World of Lego follows Justin, a 23-year-old design student, as he travels to Lego headquarters in Denmark in pursuit of one of the most hotly contested jobs in the world, as a Lego set designer. The programme also meets Liverpudlian Matthew, who undertook the same process and has now risen to become a Vice President of Design.

9.00pm BBC At War with Jonathan Dimbelby BBC2 –  Series exploring how the BBC fought not only Hitler but also the British government to become the institution it is today. Using a wealth of preserved recordings and previously unseen documents, Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the compelling story of how the BBC went into battle – against Hitler and Whitehall’s ministers – and its part in the social revolution the war provoked. Jonathan reveals how the BBC prepared for the first broadcast war and fought off government attempts to control it.

9.00pm Humans Channel 4 – 8-part drama based on Sweden’s award-winning drama, Real Humans. The Hawkins, a loving but troubled family decide to buy a ‘Synth’ called Anita. These life-like humanoids help with everything from washing dishes to homework. Joe hopes that a Synth will take the pressure off their marriage, but with Laura hiding a secret from her family, could Anita cause more problems than she solves? And as Laura starts to suspect there might be something unusual about Anita, is their family in grave danger from this cuckoo in their nest? Leo is a human on the run with his Synth, Max, and the two unlikely companions are desperately searching for someone. But who or what are they running from?


9.30pm It’s a Funny Old Week ITV – Jason Manford presents a topical comedy news review show that takes an entertaining look at the last seven days in news, sport and showbiz. Each week Jason is joined by a guest stand-up comic as he casts his unique comic eye over the biggest headlines of the week, along with some of the more unusual stories that may have slipped under the radar.


7.00pm Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial BBC2

9.00pm Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb More4

10.35pm Dara O’Brain meets Stephen Hawking BBC1 – Documentary about Professor Stephen Hawking, the world’s most celebrated scientist. Dara O Briain spends time with his boyhood hero as he attends the world premiere of The Theory of Everything, the movie made about his life, and then at Professor Hawking’s home and place of work in Cambridge. In 1963, Stephen was diagnosed with ALS, a form of motor neurone disease, and given two years to live. Over 50 years later, he is still working on new scientific theories and has become an unlikely pop culture icon.


Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4

                                                 9.00pm The Affair, Sky Atlantic

                                                9.00pm Jane The Virgin, E4


8.00pm Dogs: Their Secret Lives Channel 4 – Mark Evans and his team take on the cases of dogs struggling with the modern world, tackling some of the most outrageous, challenging and shocking examples of dog behaviour. In this episode specially shot surveillance footage shows how battling Alsatian sisters Tasha and Kes have forced their owners to partition their home and lead separate lives. Meanwhile, tiny Chihuahua Marley is a big nuisance as he marks his territory throughout his house, leaving a smelly trail and destroying furniture. Mark sets out to help these dogs, other dogs and all their owners enjoy happier, healthier lives. The team also investigate whether dogs can feel jealous or guilty, and trainer Tamsin Durston shows how to stop dogs jumping up.

9.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1 – Celebrities compete in a contest of culinary skill. In the first of the heats, the first five celebrities undertake three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove their cookery talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Hoping to show they’ve got what it takes are former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, singer and songwriter Chesney Hawkes, TV presenter Yvette Fielding, and actors Sheree Murphy and Patricia ‘Tish’ Potter. The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the invention test, the infamous test of imagination and creativity. The celebrities are then split into two groups to take on the challenge of cooking for the first time in a restaurant kitchen, preparing dishes for paying customers. In the final test, the contestants are asked to prepare a two-course menu of their own design. The celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges, because at the end of this test one of them will be going home.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm The Tribe, Channel 4                                             


7.30pm Would I Lie To You? BBC1 – Rob Brydon returns to the host’s chair for the eighth series of the comedy panel show where celebrity guests reveal amazing stories about themselves, some of which are true and some of which are not. The aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact. Regular team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell are joined by Fiona Bruce, Micky Flanagan, Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman.

9.00pm The Saboteurs More4 – This six-part Norwegian dramatisation of one of the most exciting episodes of the Second World War recounts the Nazis’ efforts to develop an atomic bomb and the Allies’ desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. Stockholm, 1933: German scientist Werner Heisenberg is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, but in 1938 he is accused by the Nazi regime of being politically ‘unreliable’ and threatened with the loss of his academic career. When his mother appeals to the mother of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, Heisenberg is allowed to join Uranverein, the secret Nazi nuclear energy project.

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