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

by | Apr 9, 2018 | All, TV Week


6.30pm Ninja Warrior UK ITV – Ninja Warrior UK returns for a fourth series hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara. With brand-new obstacles to face, the course is more extreme than ever, and in this series celebrities will be among the competitors taking their turn and trying to defeat it.

7.30pm Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule ITV – Comedy panel show. Helping Harry Hill fill the fun capsule to prevent an alien invasion in this episode are comedian Micky Flanagan, political journalist Robert Peston, Coronation Street actor Sally Dynevor, and broadcasting legend Anneka Rice.

8.00pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV – The search is on for the next act to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. Ant & Dec watch on from the wings as Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon sit in judgement.

9.00pm Gettys: The World’s Richest Art Dynasty BBC2 – A profile of the art and oil dynasty.

9.00pm Salamander BBC4 – Return of the crime drama from Belgium.

9.25pm The Keith & Paddy Picture Show ITV – The comedy series in which Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness recreate an iconic Hollywood movie in half an hour – with the help of an all-star cast – is back for a second series. This edition presents their version of Grease featuring Stacey Solomon, Nicole Scherzinger, Fearne Cotton, Marvin Humes, Emily Atack, Pat Oliver, James Crossley, Emma Willis, Adam C Booth, Hank Osasuna, and George Potts.

9.25pm Britain’s Got More Talent ITV2 – Stephen Mulhern presents more auditions and behind the scenes games.


8.00pm Antiques Roadshow BBC1

8.00pm Britain’s Biggest Warship BBC2 – he behind-the-scenes story of what makes HMS Queen Elizabeth so unique and how her crew are working together to breathe life into Britain’s biggest warship.

8.00pm The Crystal Maze Channel 4 – Maze Master Richard Ayoade returns to lead a new bunch of intrepid adventurers through The Crystal Maze. In this first show, the Hauxwell family take on the physical, mental and mystery challenges, and in the process make their mark in The Crystal Maze history books.

8.00pm Meghan Markle: The First 100 DaysFive – Documentary about the royal romance. An examination of the extraordinary journey Meghan Markle has taken to become a royal bride-to-be. Starting from the day of her engagement to Harry, then following her first public engagements, royal watchers give their opinion on the impact Meghan is having on the Royal family and the public at large.

Notable Continuing Series: Ordeal by Innocence, 9.00pm BBC1

9.00pm My Year with the Tribe BBC2 – Writer Will Millard visits the treehouse-dwelling Korowai tribe in Papua, Indonesia, to try and understand the pressures they face as they move into the modern world.

9.00pm Harry & Meghan: In Their Own Words Five – Behind-the-scenes documentary studying the royal romance. Using clips from interviews, speeches and social media posts this revealing documentary tells the story of how two people from very different backgrounds grew to love each other, and how they managed to withstand the glare from the media spotlight after the news of their relationship broke.

10.00pm Famalam BBC2 – Sketch show where no area of the universe is off limits. The first episode of the show follows the exploits of misunderstood superhero Eclipse, has the latest edition of William and Funke’s over-raunchy morning chat show, and learns the secret voodoo skills of Croydon’s leading witch doctor Professor Lofuko.

10.05pm Lifeline Channel 4 – Walter Presents – which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world – continues with this gripping Spanish medical thriller that explores what would happen if the human heart could carry memories.


7.30pm Nightmare Pets SOS BBC1 – Documentary series following life a crisis centre for the nations cheekiest, naughtiest and most out-of-control pets. This one-stop shop helps owners at the end of their tether learn how to live with their pets in perfect harmony. Staffed by leading behavioural experts Sarah Fisher and Chirag Patel, veterinary surgeon Jo Headley and renowned dog trainer Craig Ogilvie, the centre uses specialist skills to not only get inside the animals’ heads but also halt the hapless habits of their owners.

8.00pm Give it a Year ITV – In a brand-new factual series, Baroness Karren Brady meets the brave people who decide to go it alone and start a new business. Will the fledgling entrepreneurs be dining on caviar and honey, or will they be eating humble pie? In this episode, Karren meets a young woman from Essex whose lack of confidence has led her to seek advice for her fledgling wedding business from beyond the grave and the inventor who thinks that he has cracked a very British problem: how to keep your tea warm.

Notable Continuing Series: Travel Man 8.30pm, Channel 4
                                               The island, 9.00pm Channel 4

9.00pm The Queen’s Green Planet ITV – The Queen is dreaming of a lasting legacy, something that will carry her name and inspire her grandchildren. Her dream is to create a network of national forest parks from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations called the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Follow her, the members of her family and her staff as this amazing project comes to life over the next few months. The documentary offers a rare glimpse of three generations of the Royal Family co-ordinating the legacy of the Queen’s reign.

9.00pm Building Giants More4 – Building Giants follows the race to build the world’s next generation of engineering wonders: structures and machines that are more ambitious and more advanced than anything seen before. Each episode tracks the tension and drama as engineers push technology to its limits and strive to construct new marvels for the modern age, while spectacular CGI animation reveals the innovative technology that makes these daring structures possible. Venice is hit by almost 100 floods each year, which have been gradually destroying the fabric of this historic city. But now engineers are building a vast sea barrier that will protect the Venetian lagoon from high tides and prevent the most severe floods.


8.00pm Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge BBC2 – Four food producers with fledgling businesses come to test out their products on the locals in Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. They have two days in the shop to promote and sell their wares. This time it is makers of preserves, pickles and spreads battling it out for one place in the final. The winner is the fledgling business that is most viable, and deserving of the title best up and coming artisan. Continues Tomorrow

9.00pm Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation BBC1 – Three-part documentary series examining the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The first episode focuses on the run-up to Stephen’s murder and the police investigation that follows. As the suspects remain free, tip-offs from the community worry Doreen and Neville, Stephen’s parents, about why the police are not making arrests. A visit from Nelson Mandela seems to prompt action, but Stephen’s friend Duwayne, also a victim of the attack, gets into difficulty with the police. When the charges against the suspects are dropped, Doreen realises she must take action into her own hands. Continues Tomorrow, Concludes Thursday.

Notable Continuing Series: Cunk on Britain, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.45pm My Turban & Me BBC1 – Documentary exploring Sikh identity in modern Britain. Actor and comedian Sanjeev Kohli goes on a heart-warming personal journey to explore the importance of wearing the Sikh turban in Britain and investigate why it is becoming more popular.

11.20pm Double Mastectomy Twins BBC1 – Twins Rose and Charlotte lost their mum to breast cancer when they were just ten. Now, as adults, the twins have discovered they too have the BRCA2 gene that predisposes them to the same condition as their mum. This programme follows the twins through pre-emptive double mastectomy operations – a choice they have made to reduce their chances of developing breast cancer.


8.00pm The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4 – The series that goes behind the scenes at Chester Zoo returns for a new run.

Notable Continuing Series: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, 9.00pm, BBC2                       The Americans, 10.00pm, ITV4

9.00pm Occupied Sky Atlantic – Second series of the Norwegian political drama.


999: What’s Your Emergency? Channel 4 – 999: What’s Your Emergency? returns for a new run, focusing on the relentless work of Wiltshire’s police, paramedic and fire services. Demand on Wiltshire’s emergency services is at an all-time high and, like in so much of the UK, staff working in this once-traditional county are battling an ever-increasing range of modern problems.

Notable Continuing Series: The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4

10.00pm True Horror Channel 4 – From the Bafta-nominated producers of The Enfield Haunting, this dramatised documentary series heads straight for the heart of terrifying true horror stories. Hellfire Farm finds an artist, his wife and their young children living in a rural idyll in a farmhouse in the Welsh hills. But their dream home becomes a nightmarish crucible of demonic activity which drives the family apart. Liz and her partner – artist Bill Rich – move into a farmhouse nestling in the hills of the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Two children arrive in quick succession. Liz collects a menagerie of rescued farm animals. Bill at last has a proper studio space. But things start to go sour: objects move around the house inexplicably; animals begin to die; Bill’s artwork stops selling.

10.45pm Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Sky Atlantic – Animated series chronicling the misadventures of some of country music’s most infamous stars, beginning with the notorious Johnny Paycheck.


8.30pm The Button BBC1 –  Game show taking place in the houses of five UK families who compete to win challenges in the comfort of their living rooms. Arriving in all five locations simultaneously, the Button sets the households a series of fiendishly fun challenges requiring skill, determination and intellect. Alex Horne voices ‘The Button’.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain Five – Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. Built in the East End of London 250 years ago and closed in 2013, the Royal London Hospital pioneered medical breakthroughs and healthcare for generations of people.

9.30pm Home from Home BBC1 – Sitcom about a family who move to the Lake District, only to find their new neighbours are successful and effortlessly superior. When Neil believes he’s been fired he goes off the deep end, meaning plans for a new WIFI mast on the site are put in serious jeopardy. Johnny Vegas and Emilia Fox star.

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