The TVweek: Saturday 15th – Thursday 20th July 2017

by | Jul 11, 2017 | All, TV Week


9.00pm I Know Who You Are BBC4 – Double bill of a new Spanish thriller series. An injured and disorientated man arrives on foot at a petrol station, claiming to have no memory of who he is or how he got there. In hospital he is visited by his wife, who informs him that he is a prestigious lawyer, but far more ominously, that their 22-year-old niece Ana is missing and that her blood has been found in his car.


6.10pm The Chase: Celebrity Special ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts a celebrity edition of the popular game show as four household names try to pit their wits against one of the country’s finest quiz brains. Can sports presenter Mike Bushell, tennis star Annabel Croft, Coronation Street’s Rhea Bailey and TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal join forces in the hope that they have the knowledge to beat one of the country’s finest quiz brains?

Notable Continuing Series: The Handmaid’s Tale  9.30pm, Channel 4 


8.00pm Nev’s Indian Call Centre Dave – Britain’s most notorious call centre boss heads to Delhi in this first episode of a series charting Nev Wilshire’s bid to set up a business in India. He soon has problems!

9.00pm Game of Thrones Sky Atlantic – Winter is here. The long-awaited seventh season of the world’s most talked about show begins.

Notable Continuing Series: The Americans, 10.00pm, ITV Encore 

10.00pm Normal for Norfolk BBC2 – Observational documentary series. Another year has passed at Wiveton Hall farm, tucked away on the north Norfolk coast. It -s home to gentleman farmer Desmond MacCarthy, his 101-year-old mother Chloe, and his two children, Isabel and Edmund.

10.00pm 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 Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep My Children BBC2 – Two-part series following several families from the beginning to the end of their treatment at Phoenix Futures’ Specialist Family Service, the only family rehab in the UK – a place where parents addicted to drugs or alcohol come with their children to change their lives, and determine their futures. They have six months to get clean and prove that they can parent their children. This first film tells the story of four mothers who have spent years addicted to drugs. It is time to try to become sober parents to their young children, or face losing them for good.

Notable Continuing Series: The Leftovers, 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm When Football Banned Women Channel 4 – Clare Balding uncovers the remarkable hidden history of women’s football. A hundred years ago, the women’s game dominated the headlines and attracted crowds of up to 60,000. The star players everyone wanted to see were teenage striker Lily Parr and her teammate Alice Woods, and the most popular team in England was Dick, Kerr’s Ladies.


8.00pm The Sweet Makers BBC2 – Four modern confectioners step back in time to discover what life was like for their Tudor predecessors. They explore how our national sweet tooth developed as the tables of the aristocracy boasted fantastic displays of sugar craft to show off their wealth and status. The sweet makers also explore the negative side of the introduction of sugar to the Tudor lifestyle, including the impact on teeth and fuelling our involvement in the slave trade.

9.00pm Sarah Payne: A Mother’s Story Five – Documentary featuring exclusive interview footage with Sarah Payne’s mother Sara, and further contributions from friends and family, police officers, key witnesses and experts on the case, who explore one of the most notorious murders in recent memory – and what happened next.

Notable Continuing Series: Fargo, 10.30pm, Channel 4


10.45pm I Shot my Parents BBC1 – Documentary looking at the issue of children killing their parents. In America, five parents every week are killed by their children. In 2013, 14-year-old Nathon Brooks walked into his parents’ bedroom and shot them both in the head while they slept. Astonishingly both his mum and dad survived. Filming with Nathon and his mother and father, this programme follows the incredible journey of the Brooks family as they come to terms with what their son did and as they try to understand why he did it.

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