The TVweek: Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd April 2016

by | Apr 11, 2016 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Michael McIntyre’s Big Show BBC1 – Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from multi award-winning rap superstar Tinie Tempah and an acrobatic performance from the Peres Brothers Group. Plus one unsuspecting member of the public gets the surprise of their life when they become the unexpected star of the show.

7.00pm Bang on the Money ITV – Rickie Haywood Williams and Melvin Odoom host a brand new game show as two teams of friends battle it out to win up to 40,000 pounds in a series of physical and mental challenges.

Notable Continuing Series: Britain’s Got Talent, 8.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Tom Jones’s 1950s: The Decade That Made Me BBC2 – Tom Jones takes us on a trip through the decade of his childhood and adolescence. Television, the movies, the radio and the music of the first rock ‘n’ roll years give us a unique insight into both the country and the decade that would shape Tom’s talent and make him a star.

9.20pm Play to the Whistle ITV – Host Holly Willoughby returns with team captains Frank Lampard and Bradley Walsh for a brand new series of the sports-based entertainment show. The regulars are joined by Bradley’s daytime TV arch-nemesis and Pointless co-host Richard Osman, as well as Olympic diver Tom Daley and comedian Rob Beckett.


7.00pm The Fearless Chef Channel 4 – Kenyan chef and restaurateur Kiran Jethwa travels to some of the most remote and spectacular corners of the planet to discover the world’s finest ingredients on a series of extreme journeys testing more than his taste buds.

8.00pm Grand Designs New Zealand More4 – Chris Moller presents the New Zealand version of the architecture programme that features fascinating stories of ambitious and innovative homeowners who are trying to create the house of their dreams.

Notable Conitiuning Series: Undercover, 9.00pm, BBC1


2.15pm The Code BBC1 – Quiz show hosted by Matt Allwright, with help from expert Lesley-Anne Brewis. Locked in a safe a jackpot prize is building, waiting for a team to crack a three-digit code and take home the cash.

9.00pm Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle BBC1 – A celebration of over twenty years of one of Britain’s most popular comedians. This episode catches up with full-time diva Geraldine McQueen, visits the grand re-opening of the Phoenix Club and Peter plays some unforgettable misheard song lyrics.

9.30pm I Want My Wife Back BBC1 – Ben Miller stars in a new comedy. On his way back from another work trip, Murray hears that his beloved wife Bex might be leaving him on the day of her 40th birthday. He desperately tries to find her before the surprise birthday party he has arranged gets under way.

Notable Continuing Series: American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                            The Island with Bear Grylls, 9.00pm, Channel 4


8.00pm Fierce ITV – Wildlife expert Steve Backshall goes in search of the fiercest animals on the planet. In this edition, Steve travels to the wild islands of Indonesia where he has a close call with the world’s largest lizard, the legendary komodo dragon. Later, he rescues a three-metre-long venomous king cobra, gets hands on with the world’s most poisonous fish and has his first ever encounter with an unusual predator – the aptly-named flamboyant cuttlefish.

8.00pm The Tiny Tots Talent Agency Channel 4 – Documentary series that takes a look inside Bizzykidz, one of the largest children’s talent agencies in the UK, to enter the extraordinary and competitive world of young stars, wannabe models and some of their powerhouse parents, many of whom are chasing fame and fortune before they’ve even left school.

9.00pm Tribal Teens… Here Comes Trouble Five – Lazy British teenagers get the wake-up call of a lifetime as they are challenged to live with the planet’s toughest tribes. 18-year-old unmotivated layabout Ethan and 16-year-old pampered princess Alex are shipped off to the Peruvian rainforest to live with the indigenous Ashaninka tribe.

Notable Continuing Series: The A-Word, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                                First Dates, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Britain’s Treasure Islands BBC4 – Stewart McPherson continues his quest to visit all of the UK’s Overseas Territories.

9.00pm Rush Hour E4 – A stoical, by-the-book Hong Kong police detective is forced to partner with a maverick LAPD officer to investigate the theft of Chinese artefacts in Los Angeles in this re-imagining of the hit US action comedy feature film franchise. Detective Lee, who is reserved, honourable and a master at martial arts, with lightning-fast moves, comes to Los Angeles to avenge the death of his sister Kim, and learn more about her connection to a Chinese organised crime ring. Detective Carter, on the other hand, is a wise-cracking cop who plays by his own rules. As exasperated as he makes his boss, Captain Lindsay Cole, she knows Carter is a brilliant detective who gets results.

9.00pm Homes by the Med More4 – The show that visits the best homes by the sea, to find out what makes the perfect coastal property, heads to Spain for a new series. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton visits the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava. Located in the autonomous and fiercely proud region of Catalonia, Costa Brava means ‘Wild Coast’ and is an area renowned for its rocky shoreline that tumbles into the Mediterranean sea.


8.00pm Caravanner of the Year BBC2 – Six top caravanning enthusiasts are out to prove they have the skills to be named the Caravan Club’s first Caravanner of the Year. The quirky passions of these motorhomers, caravanners and camper vanners are laid bare over two tough days of competition.

9.00pm 24 Hours in Police Custody Channel 4 – The critically acclaimed documentary series returns with a new approach to serious crime as it follows the investigations of Bedfordshire Police around the clock.

Notable Continuing Series: Scott & Bailey, 9.00pm, ITV

10.00pm Murder in Paradise Channel 4 – In the early hours of 15th September 2014, two British backpackers, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, were found dead just yards from their hotel in Koh Tao, Thailand. Murder in Paradise delves into life on the seemingly idyllic island and discovers a darker undercurrent to this popular tourist hotspot. David and Hannah’s murders are just two of a number of British deaths in Thailand, but with authorities anxious to protect the booming tourist industry, the deaths of Westerners often go unexplained. With previously unseen footage inside the police station, and rare interviews with the Burmese migrant workers convicted of the murder, Murder in Paradise takes a closer look at the dangers of the island and asks if Koh Tao is becoming more of a nightmare than a dream destination for Western holidaymakers.


9.00pm Elizabeth at 90 – A Family Tribute BBC1 – A unique celebration of the Queen’s ninety years as she reaches her landmark birthday in April. Film-maker John Bridcut has been granted special access to the complete collection of Her Majesty’s personal films, shot by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen herself, as well as by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Much of it has never been seen publicly before.

Notable Continuing Series: Line of Duty, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                              The Good Wife, 9.00pm, More4

9.00pm Aliens: The Big Think BBC4 – Professor Martin Rees, the astronomer royal, takes up the search for extra-terrestrials. Looking for aliens is no longer science fiction – it is a question that’s engaging some of the greatest minds in science. As our knowledge of the universe has increased, we’re getting closer to answers. Many scientists now think we live in galaxy with a billion Earth-like planets, many of which may be teeming with life. But what kind of life? Has anything evolved into beings we could communicate with?


8.00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Treehouses Channel 4 – George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making a few of his own.

9.00pm Flying Scotsman with Robson Green ITV – Robson Green tells the remarkable story of the Flying Scotsman as he spends a year with the men rebuilding the most famous steam engine in the world.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Ben Fogle’s Great Migration Five – Natural history series in which adventurer and broadcaster Ben Fogle follows the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and other mammals from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya and back again.

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