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

by | Feb 12, 2019 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Trapped BBC2 – An attack on a politician in Reykjavik means detective Andri Olaffson has to return to his home town. Return of the thriller, starring Olafur Darri Olafsson.


8.00pm Top Gear BBC2 – Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris go to Norway to test drive Porsche and Ferrari estate cars, while Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz create a mountain. With guest James Marsden.

Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1

                                                Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Baptiste BBC1 – Spin-off from The Missing, with Tcheky Karyo reprising his role as the French detective, who searches the Amsterdam underworld for a missing prostitute.

9.00pm Traitors Channel 4 – Keeley Hawes stars in this spy thriller that goes behind the scenes of a seismic moment in global history starring Emma Appleton and Keeley Hawes. An intimate epic set in 1945 London, Traitors is the dangerous, enthralling story of Feef Symonds, who is seduced by a rogue American agent into spying on her own country. Her task: to uncover Russian infiltration in the heart of the British Government. Feef is midway through training to spy in Nazi enemy territory.? She longs for adventure, but her dreams are thwarted by the end of the war, which also forecasts the end of her thrilling affair with her older US secret-service lover Peter.

10.00pm Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle BBC4 – A series of monologues telling the personal stories of immigrants from the West Indies, beginning with a woman who finds life in 1940s London is not what she hopes for.


9.00pm Growing Up Gifted BBC2 – Return of the documentary following six academically gifted teenagers, beginning as the three boys face personal struggles in Year 10 as they approach their GCSEs.

Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm The Secret Life of the Cruise Ship Five – Documentary taking viewers into the behind-scenes workings of one of the biggest cruise ships in the world, a giant floating hotel that is home to 6,500 people. Cameras capture the captain manoeuvring the vessel 24/7, the 800-person catering team, and the secret systems that handle 50,000 gallons of human waste.

10.10pm Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Sky Atlantic – British comedian, actor and writer John Oliver returns for a new series, taking a tongue-in-cheek look at breaking news and current affairs stories.


Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                         Escape at Dannemora, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm 100 Vaginas Channel 4 – Documentary artist Laura Dodsworth photographs 100 women and interviews 18 participants, from age 19 to 77, about how their vagina has shaped their lives

10.45pm Abused By My Girlfriend BBC1 – Documentary that tells the story of Alex Skeel, a 23-year-old Bedford man who survived an abusive, life-threatening relationship with his partner, Jordan Worth.


8.00pm This Farming Life BBC2 – New entrant crofting couple Lynn and Sandra send their first pigs to slaughter, and buffalo farmer Stevie goes shopping in Holland.

8.00pm The BRIT Awards 2019 ITV – Jack Whitehall hosts the star-studded award ceremony live from London’s O2.

9.00pm The Abused Five – Documentary exploring the lives of two victims of domestic abuse, Hazel and Kelly, and the events that unfolded as they reported their abuse to the police.


9.00pm Fred & Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor MacDonald ITV – Documentary exploring how Fred and Rose West managed to get away with murder for so long.

9.00pm Sleeping with the Far Right Channel 4 – Extremist attitudes are on the rise throughout the Western world. In a bid to understand why, broadcaster Alice Levine is spending a week living with British nationalist Jack Sen, his wife of Ukrainian heritage, their young daughter, and Jack’s mother – whose hero is Donald Trump. As a liberal who embraces diversity and tolerance, Alice aims to understand why Jack holds the views he does and attempts to dig deeper into what leads people to fanaticism. Jack, a nationalist activist who uses the internet to spread his message, stood for election as a UKIP MP but was expelled from the party for sending tweets considered anti-Semitic to Labour MP Luciana Berger

9.00pm You v Chris and 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.

Notable Continuing Series: Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm Flack W – New drama. Anna Paquin stars as an American PR executive living in London, who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to escape unscathed herself.


9.00pm Gogglebox Channel 4 – Britain’s sharpest armchair critics return for a 13th series, to share more of their sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week’s biggest and best shows.

9.00pm Curfew Sky1 – Sean Bean, Adrian Lester and Billy Zane star in this new drama series where strict curfew forces ordinary people to go pedal to the metal in a deadly race for freedom. 

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