The TVweek: Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd November 2019

by | Nov 12, 2019 | All, TV Week


6.25pm The Hit List BBC1 – Return of the music quiz hosted by Rochelle and Marvin Humes.


Notable Continuing Series: His Dark Materials, 8.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm War of the Worlds BBC1 – Robert Carlyle stars three-part epic telling of the HG Wells tale. When a mysterious capsule lands in Woking, Surrey, in 1905 lovers George and Amy join the curious crowd to examine it. As events unfold, the couple are caught in the middle of a Martian invasion of Earth, fighting for their love and their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

9.00pm Reggie in China BBC2 – Reggie Yates travels to China and visits four very different cities.

9.00pm I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! ITV – Ant & Dec return to the Australian Jungle as more celebrities tackle live without luxuries. Continues All week.

9.00pm Speed: The World’s Fastest Tractor Channel 4 – Guy Martin embarks on his latest speed challenge, as he tries to become the first person to drive a tractor at more than 100mph, at Elvington Airfield near York. He also has a go at the sport of tractor pulling and helps with designing, welding, putting the engine together and testing tyres on his new souped-up tractor, before aiming to write himself into the record books.

9.00pm The Chesire Murders Sky Crime – Documentary exploring the murders of the Petit family during a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut, meeting those involved in the case and those impacted by the crime.


8.30pm My Money Secret Channel 4 – Experts give advice at a hub where partners, friends, siblings, young adults and parents with money worries can come clean to their loved ones and get help. The team includes entrepreneur Bianca Miller Cole, global wealth consultant Ann Wilson, financial adviser Emmanuel Asuquo, and life coach Anna Williamson.

9.00pm Vienna Blood BBC2 – Three-part crime drama. In 1900s Vienna, young English doctor Max Liebermann – studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud – comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt, a detective inspector struggling with the strange case of murder. Max offers his assistance, hoping his skills of perception and forensics and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance will be of use.

9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E – Return of the fly on the wall documentary capturing the going’s on at St George’s Hospital.

9.00pm Cold Call Five – Thriller starring Sally Lyndsay and Daniel Ryan. June Clarke loses the money from the sale of her house to fraudsters and attends a support group for victims of such scams where she meets old school mate Des Grigsby. He persuades her to take a job caring for the mother of respected businessman Kirk Wiley, who he suspects is involved in the criminal enterprise that targeted both of them. Continues until Thursday.

Notable Continuing Series: Watchmen 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm Home Free Channel 4 – Two-part documentary following young people with learning disabilities who are leaving home for the first time and moving into supported apartments that offer the chance of independent living. The opening instalment introduces Lewis, Michael, Sarah, Jade, Anna and Curtis as they say goodbye to their families and make the huge leap. It’s not as easy for some as it is others to settle into the new situation and the first few days of living in the block prove to be a rollercoaster of emotions.


8.00pm Johnson v Corbyn: The ITV Debate ITV

9.00pm The Bankers’ Fortress Channel 4 – Documentary exploring the history and the workforce of Broadgate, the financial complex at the heart of the City of London, which is home to 28 international banks. The building has stood since 1985, when it formed a central element in Margaret Thatcher’s efforts to redirect the British economy from manufacturing to finance. The programme examines the daily lives of those who work here, from CEOs and bankers to cleaners and security guards.

9.00pm Ray Donovan Sky Atlantic – Return of the US drama. Now in therapy, Ray begins to make progress, but dangers from his former life resurface which force him to search for answers to long-buried questions.

9.00pm Greg Davies: Looking for Kes BBC4 – The comedian pays tribute to Ken Loach’s 1969 adaptation of Barry Hines’ classic novel.

10.45pm Plastic Surgery Undressed BBC1 – Vogue Williams and Mobeen Azhar report on cosmetic surgery and try to separate fact from fiction.


8.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team are joined by an army of local tradespeople to transform the home of another family in need of help, with a designer on hand to ensure the builders don’t stray too far from his or her vision.

Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Boeing 737: Plane Crash Channel 4 – Documentary unravelling the events that led to two modern passenger jets falling out of the sky, and why the story of the fastest-selling aircraft in Boeing’s history ended in tragedy. On 29 October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea, and all 189 people on board died. Less than five months later, on 10 March 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX also crashed, and the 157 people on board were all killed. The documentary examines the crash reports to explore how these catastrophes could have been avoided, using state-of-the-art flight simulation and vivid CGI sequences to chart the flights’ final moment.

10.00pm Shocking Emergency Calls Channel 4 – A chilling call from an online predator in Essex leads to a confession of brutal murder, and in north London, emergency services respond to a horrifying incident after a van deliberately driven into a crowd outside a mosque. Elsewhere, a harrowing call is taken in the aftermath of a frenzied acid attack by a woman on her partner in Bristol.

10.45pm Inside the Cage: The Rise of Female Fighters BBC1 – Annie Price meets the women fighting to the top in Mixed Martial Arts, one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports, finding out whether the risks of the sport are worth the reward. Throughout the programme, Annie meets Molly McCann, the first he first English woman to win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Cory McKenna, a 19-year-old student who has left her studies behind to become a full-time fighter.


8.00pm How to Stop Nuisance Calls Five – An investigation into the plague of nuisance and scam callers, such as incessant calls about PPI or accidents that never happened. Alexis Conran tells the stories of victims

8.30pm Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy ITV – Chef Gino D’Acampo tours his homeland by train, taking in some of the most scenic train journeys in Europe.

9.00pm What Makes a Murderer Channel 4 – Documentary in which convicted murderers submit themselves to biological and psychological investigations to determine whether they truly had control over their actions.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                   Would I Lie To You? 9.30pm, BBC1

                                   The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4 

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