The TVweek: Saturday 14th – Friday 20th July 2018

by | Jul 9, 2018 | All, TV Week


6.30pm Japandemonium ITV – A review of the best of bonkers Japanese TV. We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast. This time we bring you the lift of slime, the lift of eels and the exploding tin cans up the buttocks, amongst other hilarity.

8.00pm The Voice Kids ITV – McFly frontman Danny Jones, pop princess Pixie Lott and Voice veteran begin their new search for a singing star of the future. Kids between the ages of seven and 14 will take to the stage hoping to get those infamous red chairs spinning and potentially win a 30,000-pound bursary towards their musical education and a family holiday to Disneyland Paris. Presented by Emma Willis. Continues All Week.

9.00pm Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border BBC2 – Reginald D Hunter takes a 2,000-mile road trip along the US-Mexico border to explore how romance and reality play out musically on this broken road to the American dream.


8.00pm Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes Channel 4

9.00pm Unforgotten ITV – Third series of the drama series starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Baskhar as the detectives who tackle cold cases. When human remains are found buried in the central reservation of the M1, Cassie and Sunny begin the task of identifying them. Neil Morrisey, Kevin McNally, Alex Jennings and James Fleet star.

Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                          The Fourth Estate: Reporting Trump’s First Year 10.00pm, BBC2


8.00pm Nadiya’s Family Favourites BBC2 – Nadiya Hussain demonstrates how to create the perfect dishes to complement any kind of day. Nadiya’s dishes are a warming chai spiced vermicelli, picnic-perfect cheese biscuits with tomato jam, a filling and delicious samosa pie and a feast of prawn saffron biryani to come home to.

9.00pm Our Guy in Russia Channel 4 – Truck mechanic and motorcycle racer Guy Martin sets off to explore the biggest country in the world, in his own unorthodox fashion. Entering Moscow shortly after the Salisbury poisoning and at the height of diplomatic tensions, this very British daredevil ignores the headlines and investigates Russia by going on some unusual adventures. He gets a lesson in Russian politics when he rides with the Night Wolves, Vladimir Putin’s biker gang, and finds out about law and order when he interviews two young ‘rooftoppers’ who evade the police while trespassing on skyscrapers. In the Moscow Metro, Guy learns how British engineers helped to create one of the world’s most spectacular underground railways.

Notable Continuing Series:  Sharp Objects, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm You v Chris & Kem ITV2 – Chris and Kem show us their competitive side by putting their bromance and teamwork to the test in a series of challenges. Chris and Kem travel the length of the UK in their pimped-up car, smartphone in hand accepting and reacting in real time to challenges that are sent to them via social media.


9.00pm The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer BBC2 – Documentary following workers across London over three years, as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget. The first episode follows the creation of the first stretch of the super sewer in east London.

9.00pm Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema BBC4 – Film critic Mark Kermode presents a fresh and very personal look at the art of cinema by examining the techniques and conventions behind some classic genres: rom-coms, heist movies, coming of age stories, science fiction and horror. In each episode, Mark uncovers the ingredients needed to make a great genre film and keep audiences coming back for more. How Mark begins with one of the most popular genres of all. They’re sometimes sneered at by critics, but from the 1930s to the present day, many of our most beloved movies are romantic comedies.

9.00pm Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network Channel 4 – Dispatches goes undercover in the secretive world of the people who decide what can and can’t be posted on the world’s biggest social media site. The investigation looks at how those decisions are made and explores the impact that they have on the millions of people who use Facebook.

9.30pm Long Lost Family ITV – Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. In this episode, two of our youngest ever searchers look for birth family on the other side of the world.

10.10pm Our Cartoon President Sky Atlantic – The President tries to survive the Russia investigation with Steve Mnuchin’s help.


8.00pm Animals Behaving Badly BBC1 – Liz Bonnin meets the animals using outlandish means to find a mate and raise a family. From feisty mongooses who start wars to pick the perfect partner, to swaggering peacocks faking a mating call and thieving macaques who kidnap babies to get ahead, the natural world appears to be rife with animal rogues.

8.00pm Live Well for Longer Channel 4 – This brand new health show looks at the health topics we all want to know about – from sex and alcohol to pain and disease. Presenters Kate Quilton and Tamal Ray are joined by reporter Morland Sanders to investigate popular health claims; the latest in medical breakthroughs; and the best ways to tackle the health problems we all struggle with.

9.00pm Killed by My Debt BBC1 – The drama from BBC Three gets a primetime airing. Docudrama about 19-year-old Jerome Rogers, who found himself under a crushing debt and who eventually took his own life as a consequence.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                                 Stath Lets Flats, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Inside British Vogue W – Documentary series following British Vogue over a year. In the first part, editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman tries to appeal to the Instagram generation.

10.00pm Wynonna Earp Paramount Network – Western-fantasy hybrid drama series. Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter Wynonna returns home, only to find the town overrun with the ghosts of the criminals Wyatt himself once dispatched. Wynonna alone can tackle what turns out to be a family blood debt, but first she must learn how to shoot straight – with a little help from the unflappable Agent Dolls.

10.10pm Game of Thrones Greatest Moments Sky Atlantic – Celebrity superfans and cast members run down the most shockingly memorable and infamous moments in Game of Thrones history.


8.00pm George Clarke’s Old House, New Home Channel 4 –  In this returning series, architect George Clarke once again gets under the skin of homes with history to unlock their potential. In the first episode, George meets teachers Simon and Sofie, in south Liverpool. Their 1930s semi has lost its way, thanks to some extremely dodgy interior design choices made by the previous owner.

9.00pm Keeping Faith BBC1 – The highly praised Welsh drama starring Eve Myles which broke iPlayer records gets a BBC airing.  Faith represents Steve Baldini, a reformed criminal who may know something about her husband’s disappearance.

9.00pm Prison Channel 4 – For the first time in more than five years, cameras have been allowed behind bars to make a documentary series in an English prison. With exclusive access to HMP Durham, this series offers a rare insight into the challenges that prison staff face daily. Filmed over seven months, Prison tells the human story on both sides of the door, from the perspectives of staff and prisoners, and reveals the issues that they all face.

9.00pm Easmon & Ruth: How the Other Half Live Five – Playground of the super-rich Monte Carlo is the perfect place to discover how the other half really lives. With assets from helicopters and super yachts to a Ç80m wine collection, serious money is a prerequisite in this principality.

9.30pm Our Shirley Valentine Summer ITV – Eight single well-known women, including Melinda Messenger, Aggie Mackenzie and Nancy Dell’Olio, arrive on the Greek island of Naxos looking for love.

10.00pm Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back Channel 4 – Gordon Ramsay travels across the United States in search of restaurants that are in dire need of renovation. After analysing their situation, he has just 24 hours to bring them back from the brink of disaster. In the first episode, Gordon goes to the lakeside community of Congers, New York, in an attempt to save Bella Gianna’s, a family-run Italian restaurant. Gordon and his team have just 24 hours to clean the premises, fully remodel the interior and revamp the menu, working around the clock with Bella Gianna’s staff, who must learn how to prepare the new dishes and work together as a small but efficient unit. The customers are invited to return the next day to judge the changes. What will they think of the new and improved restaurant?

11.05pm Is Love Racist?: The Dating Game Channel 4 – In this one-off documentary, sociologist and broadcaster Emma Dabiri looks at racism in Britain through the world of modern dating, and asks if young Britons are unwittingly more segregated than ever. The programme unveils the results of a national survey of British online dating habits to reveal surprising new trends. Emma unpacks the survey results through a volunteer group of young British singletons, who take part in a series of experiments to discover if there’s more than meets the eye going on in the flighty world of modern dating apps. Emma also meets a number of controversial interviewees – from Mobo-award winning rapper Nadia Rose, through to BAME equal opportunities campaigner Baroness McGregor-Smith.


9.00pm Lucky Man Sky1 – James Nesbitt returns for a third series of the drama co-created by Stan Lee.

Notable Continuing Series: The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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