The TVWeek: Saturday 15th- Friday 21st April 2017

by | Apr 12, 2017 | All, TV Week


6.00pm Operation Magic ITV – Lance Corporal Richard Jones, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2016, stars in this one-off TV special. Magician Richard gives back to his army colleagues as he performs some morale-boosting and mind-blowing military magic, entertaining and amazing everyone from new recruits to decorated veterans – and even a few celebrities – in the process.

7.00pm Take Me Out ITV – Paddy McGuinness returns with thirty new girls hoping to find romance with one of the men hoping to impress on the first episode of this new series.

7.20pm Doctor Who  BBC1– The final series of the science fiction drama starring Peter Capaldi also features the debut of new companion Bill Potts played by Pearl Mackie. The first episode sees The Doctor and Bill come face to face while the former is conducting a secret mission on Earth. Matt Lucas also appears as The Doctor’s longtime ally Nardole.

8.00pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV  – Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden scrutinise a bunch of new acts as the talent show returns for its eleventh series .


8.00pm Maigret’s Night at the Crossroads ITV – Rowan Atkinson stars as the titular French detective in another one-off film in which Maigret investigates the case of a mysterious Dane who wakes up with the dead body of a diamond dealer in his car.

9.00pm Columbia with Simon Reeve BBC2 – Simon visits the country for a one-off special.

Notable Continuing Series: Line of Duty 9.00pm, BBC1

                                               Homeland 9.00pm Channel 4


8.00pm Inside The Freemasons Sky1 – As Freemasonry marks its 300th anniversary, cameras enter the United Grand Lodge of England for the first time to reveal what it means to be a Freemason today.

9.00pm Hunting the KGB Killers Channel 4 – One-off documentary that tells – for the first time – the inside story of the murder of a British citizen on British soil using the world’s deadliest poison, and of an international manhunt that led to the steps of the Kremlin. Alexander Litvinenko was killed in London with the radioactive poison polonium 210 in November 2006. The Scotland Yard detectives who led the murder investigation have never spoken publicly about it before. In this 90-minute special they – together with the doctors who fought to save Litvinienko’s life – reveal the political and diplomatic obstacle course they faced in investigating the murder and tell how their quarries left a toxic trail through the heart of London.

9.00pm Micky Flanagan: Thinking Out Loud Sky1 – Take a tour through Micky’s mind as he digs into the issues occupying his thoughts. He starts by exploring dating and gender inequality.

Notable Continuing Series: Broadchurch, 9.00pm, ITV

Big Little Lies, 9.00pm Sky Atlantic 


8.00pm Don’t Ask Me, Ask Britain ITV – Alexander Armstrong hosts this new interactive game show in which answers to moral dilemmas are given via an online app whilst in studio celebrities must predict the responses that the general public have given.

Notable Continuing Series: Peter Kay’s Car Share, 9.00pm BBC1 

9.00pm Billy Connolly and Me: A Celebration ITV – One-off special that celebrates the beloved comedian through the eyes of fans and celebrities.

10.10pm Veep Sky Atlantic – Sixth season of the brilliant political comedy. One year after losing the presidency, Selina attempts to secure her legacy by writing her memoir. Dan tries to ingratiate himself at his new job.


8.00pm How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny Channel 4 –  This new series presented by Sarah Beeny features inspiring people across the country who are liberating themselves from debt and are sharing their secrets on how you could do the same. In the opening episode, Sarah meets Annie from Lincolnshire who, at the age of 27, saw the potential in an unused industrial brownfield site, which she snapped up for just £25,000. Just two years later she’s now the proud owner of a house worth over a quarter of a million pounds, where there was once an old reservoir, without owing anything to the banks.

9.00pm Confessions of a Junior Doctor Channel 4 – This new series explores the story of the NHS in unprecedented times, told by the junior doctors on the front line.


8.00pm The Supervet Channel 4 – Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team return to provide cutting-edge care and compassionate support for both animals and their human families in this brand new series.

8.30pm Joanna Lumley’s Postcards ITV – Series in which Joanna Lumley gives an insight into the personal highlights of her global travels. This episode focuses on her fascinating journey along the Nile from Egypt to Sudan and looks back at her experiences, including an unforgettable camel ride and her famous Dukhan beauty treatment.

8.30pm Kevin Can Wait E4 – US comedy starring Kevin James as Kevin Gable, who has just retired from the police force and thinks his new life will be all about spending time with his wife and kids and going on the occasional adventure with his fellow retirees Goody and Duffy and his brother Kyle.

9.00pm Mind Over Marathon BBC1 – Nick Knowles hosts this new two-part documentary in which he attempts to find ten people who suffer from or are effected by mental health problems. He then helps train them for the ultimate test of mind over matter; running the London Marathon.

9.00pm Born to Kill Channel 4 – Four-part drama about a teenager who is on the verge of acting out his psychopathic desires. Sam lives with his overprotective mother who is guarding him from a deep secret however when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood Sam’s suppressed desires start to emerge. Romola Gari and Daniel Mays star alongside newcomers Jack Rowan and Laura Peake.

9.00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine E4 – The fourth series of the US comedy about a group of New York City police detectives returns after a mid-season break.

Notable Continuing Series: The Good Fight, 9.00pm More4 

                                                Guerrilla, 9.00pm Sky Atlantic 

10.00pm Murder on the Internet Five – True crime documentary series looking at the dangers of online dating, told through police archive and interviews with friends, families, police, lawyers, psychologists and dating experts. Cases featured include Carl Langdell, Stephen Port, Jason Lawrance and Shane Coffrey.


8.00pm Posh Pawn Channel 4 – The series that goes behind the scenes of the hidden world of high-end pawnbroking returns.

9.00pm Have I Got News For You BBC1 – The topical news quiz returns for its 53rd series with Patrick Stewart taking on the role of guest host.

9.30pm Hospital People BBC1 – After a successful pilot, Paul Doolan’s sitcom returns for a full series and sees Tom Binns portray four different characters all of whom work in Brimlington Hospital. The opening instalment of this six part series also features Alex Macqueen and Janine Duvitski.

9.30pm Versailles BBC2 – The controversial historical series returns for a second series.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                             The Last Leg 10.00pm, Channel 4

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