The TVweek: Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd January 2015

by | Jan 12, 2016 | All, TV Week


6.50pm The Getaway Car BBC1 – Game show hosted by Dermot O’Leary. Set against the stunning backdrop of the South African countryside, five couples test their nerves, driving ability and communication skills in a series of thrilling car-based challenges. Only one team will go through to the final and a showdown against the Stig, with a £10,000 jackpot up for grabs


Notable Continuing Series: Endaevour, 8.00pm, ITV

                                            Walking the Himalayas, 8.00pm, Channel 4

                                             War & Peace, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                              Deutschland 83, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Golden Age of Circus: The Show of Shows BBC4 – Documentary which tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. Rarities and never-before-seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families.


1.45pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show ITV2 – The popular US talk show hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres makes its ITV2 debut, blending celebrity interviews, music, audience participation and real-life stories. Ellen chats to US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about the upcoming election cycle. Continues All week.

Notable Continuing Series: Silent Witness, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                             The Undateables, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Miss Transgender: Britain’s New Beauty Queens BBC3 – Over 40 transgender women are battling to be crowned the UK’s first Miss Transgender, but also to be accepted as the women they were born to be. Fed up of living in the shadows and determined to take centre stage, this film follows three contestants on their personal journeys, exploring what it’s really like to be young and transgender in Britain today

9.00pm Bones Sky Living – Eleventh series of the US crime drama.


9.00pm Barely Legal Grafters BBC2 – An entertaining and insightful look at the modern day entrepreneurs behind Britain’s black market – and the dogged investigators out to get them.

9.00pm The Jihadis Next Door Channel 4 – In 2014, director Jamie Roberts filmed with Islamic extremist Abu Rumaysah. This month, Rumaysah has become one of the world’s most wanted men: he’s suspected of being the British jihadi in the latest Isis execution video. This timely, powerful new hour-long documentary for Channel 4 takes an intimate look at the people spreading extremist fundamentalism in Britain. Roberts – who also directed Angry, White and Proud for Channel 4 – gains extraordinary access, over the course of two years, to a new wave of extremists, including Rumaysah, who are radicalising and grooming young British Muslims.

9.00pm Adam Pearson: Freak Show BBC3 – Actor and presenter Adam Pearson explores the world of freak shows and meets people who use their medical conditions to educate, entertain and make money.

10.00pm Phone Shop Idol BBC2 – Britain’s mobile phone sales force battle it out in Shop Idol, an industry competition which aims to find the best mobile phone salesperson in the country. The competition launch sees the most ambitious phone shop staff receiving the news that they have been put forward to represent their company.


8.00pm The National Television Awards ITV – Dermott O’Leary hosts from The O2 London, the NTAs celebrate television’s best-loved shows and stars in the only TV awards ceremony where all the winners are chosen by viewers via a huge nationwide poll. It is TV’s biggest election where the TV talking points of the year compete for honours.

Notable Continuing Series: Mary Portas: Secret Shopper, 8.00pm, BBC1

                                            24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Town that Took on the Taxman BBC2 – Heydon Prowse investigates the picturesque town in the Welsh Brecon Beacons that is starting a national tax revolt. For some of the UK’s biggest companies, paying corporation tax seems to be optional. Using devilishly complicated – but completely legal – accounting techniques, they can run rings around HMRC. Now, the small businesses of one Welsh town are fighting back.

10.00pm 10,000 BC Five – Reality series in which 24 Brits relinquish all the trappings of the 21st century and try to survive as their Stone Age ancestors did in a remote Bulgarian forest. The first 12 volunteers arrive at their camp and appoint a leader. The scouting party finds an abandoned camp by a lake and persuade the others to move – unaware that a second tribe will be arriving in 24 hours’ time and that this is their allotted camp.


Notable Continuing Series: Death in Paradise, 9.00pm, BBC1

10.00pm Date My Mum Channel 4 – In this heart-warming documentary two single mums are given the chance to find love online, but there’s a catch: their children are in control of finding them a partner.


9.00pm Britain’s Trillion Pound Island: Inside Cayman BBC2 – Jacques Peretti travels to the Cayman Islands in search of the truth about the controversial British tax haven, and uncovers some shocking revelations for what this sun-drenched island means for everyone back in Britain. Jacques meets the politicians, playboys and ex-pats on the islands in a bid to unravel the truth about a place with the population of Bognor Regis but a trillion pounds in the bank.

9.00pm Lucky Man Sky1 – James Nesbitt stars as a troubled London cop whose fortunes change when he is given a lucky bracelet. Created by Stan Lee.

Notable Continuing Series: First Dates, 10.00pm, Channel 4

                                              Music Moguls, 10.00pm, BBC4

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