The TVweek: Saturday 13th – Thursday 18th April 2019

by | Apr 8, 2019 | All, TV Week


6.30pm Ninja Warrior UK ITV – Ninja Warrior UK returns for a brand new series, hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara. With brand new obstacles to face, the course is more extreme than ever. In the first episode, ‘Superhero’ members of the public compete alongside celebrities Jake Quickenden, Dom Lever, Katie Walsh and Lee Latchford-Evans, all taking their turn on the monster course and trying to defeat it, but will they fly or fail?

7.30pm In for a Penny ITV – Previously featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Stephen Mulhern travels the UK with his feel-good, portable game show where the Great British public are the real stars. In this episode, Stephen hits the streets of Cardiff to find someone to play for a thousand pounds.

Notable Continuing Series: Britain’s Got Talent 8.00pm, ITV

10.00pm Live PD More4 – Recorded from a live US broadcast the previous weekend, this provocative docuseries delivers an unscripted look inside the unpredictable world of officers on patrol in America. Live PD takes transparency to a whole new level, giving audiences first-hand accounts of what really happens out on the streets via police body and dashboard cams.


Notable Continuing Series: Line Of Duty 9.00pm, BBC1


8.30pm Travel Man Channel 4 – Richard Ayoade is back on his travels, taking his usual ruthless approach to getting the maximum from a city break. Dawn French joins Richard in Athens.

9.00pm Not Going Out – New series of Lee Mack’s family comedy.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hour in Police Custody, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Game of Thrones Sky Atlantic – The long-awaited final season starts. The Great War has come, the Wall has fallen and the Night King’s army of the dead marches towards Westeros. The end is here, but who will take the Iron Throne?

9.30pm Ghosts BBC1 –  Six-part comedy from the team behind Horrible Histories. A couple inherits a country house and plan to turn it into a hotel, much to the dismay of the ghosts who live there.

10.10pm Thronecast Sky Atlantic – Join Sue Perkins, Jamie East and a panel of guests as they recap and digest the first episode of the final season.

10.35pm Back to Life BBC1 – Comedy about a woman released from prison after 18 years as she struggles to fit back into society and move on from her violent past. Daisy Haggard stars.


8.00pm Your Home Made Perfect BBC2 – Cutting-edge virtual reality and visual effects enable people to see what the future of their home could look like before it is built in reality. Presented by Angela Scanlon.

9.00pm Trust Me BBC1 – Alfred Enoch stars as Corporal Jamie McCain who is left in hospital with a spinal injury after an attack, and his paranoia intensifies when patients start to die around him in this four-part drama.

9.00pm The Great British School Swap Channel 4 – A white school and a mainly Asian school swap pupils in a radical experiment to see what happens when children from segregated areas mix for the first time. In this episode, pupils from the predominantly white town of Tamworth get a massive shock when they arrive in Saltley in central Birmingham and become the racial minority. A transgender pupil is paired with a devout Muslim girl, a white mother overcomes her prejudices to go for dinner in an Asian house for the first time, and tensions rise when the students find out what they really think about each other. Sharing specially designed lessons, the children examine the offensive language the two communities use about each other, ask what it means to be British, and learn whether they can find more that unites them than divides them and become friends. With many areas of Britain effectively segregated, will these children begin to solve a problem the adult world has failed to fix?

9.00pm Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild Five – Documentary series in which Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race for an alternative lifestyle returns.

10.00pm First Dates Channel 4 – The Bafta Award-winning series returns.


8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are back with a brand new series.

9.00pm Earth from Space BBC1 – Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective, to reveal new discoveries and explore Earth’s most remote habitats.

Notable Continuing Series: MotherFatherSon, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                               The Bay, 9.00pm, ITV
                                               Veep, 10.05pm, Sky Atlantic
                                               Barry, 10.40pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Chimerica Channel 4 – based on Lucy Kirkwood’s critically-acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning stage play, this powerful and timely four-part thriller stars Alessandro Nivola, Cherry Jones, Sophie Okonedo, F. Murray Abraham, Terry Chen, and Ty Simpkins as the young Lee Berger. Beijing, 1989. As the Chinese army violently forces protestors out of Tiananmen Square, a man carrying two shopping bags walks out in front of a line of tanks. Young, frightened photojournalist Lee Berger reaches for his camera and takes a photo that will change his life forever. New York, 2016. Twenty-seven years older, Lee’s coverage of the conflict in Syria makes the front page. When he and fellow journalist Mel Kincaid are banned from a Trump rally, editor Frank Sams sends them to China to cover a story on the controversial Presidential candidate. In Beijing, Lee reconnects with his old friend Zhang Lin, who is still haunted by the loss of his wife Liuli in the 1989 Tiananmen protests.


8.00pm Shop Smart, Save Money Five – Consumer show with top money-saving tips from Fiona Phillips and Gaby Roslin.

8.30pm Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals ITV – Compilation series of the various series that Martin Clunes has done for the channel including travelogues and animal documentaries.

9.00pm Climate Change BBC1 – David Attenborough explores the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat, revealing what it could mean for both humans and the natural world.

Notable Continuing Series: Pose, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                             The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4 
                                              Dead Pixels, 9.30pm, E4 

9.00pm Joanne Dennehy: Serial Killer ITV – Susanna Reid examines the investigation into serial killer Joanne Dennehy.

9.00pm The Gypsies Next Door Five – Documentary series about Gypsies fighting to keep their traditions alive, and local residents fighting to ban Travellers’ encampments.

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