The TVweek: Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd May 2014

by | May 14, 2014 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Wallander BBC4 – Third series of the dark Swedish crime drama.


7.00pm The Ones to Watch Sky1 – Part of Samsung Launching People. Chef Gizzi Erskine, actor Idris Elba, singer Paloma Faith and photographer Rankin search for undiscovered talents to mentor.

8.00pm The British Academy Television Awards 2014 BBC1 – Television awards ceremony from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London, hosted by Graham Norton.

9.00pm Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York BBC2 – Drama charting the last days of the poet Dylan Thomas. Tom Hollander stars as the poet.


9.00pm The Battle to Beat Polio BBC2 – Stephanie Flanders, former BBC economics editor, explores her own family’s story and the history of the search for a vaccine for poliomyelitis.

9.00pm It’ll Be Alright on the Night ITV – Griff Rhys Jones presents another offering of previously unseen outtakes salvaged from edit suites all over the world. This programme features bloopers from some of the nation’s best-loved stars including Mary Berry, Paul O’Grady and Ant and Dec.


9.00pm Penny Dreadful Sky Atlantic – Chilling thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton. Iconic characters collide in Victorian London as police investigate a series of murders.


9.00pm Del Boys & Dealers BBC1 – Documentary series following the nation’s wheeler dealers. Seasoned auction goers Richie and Nikki spot what looks like a valuable silver coffee set, but face tough competition for the item from the local big-player.

9.00pm England’s Worst Ever Football Team BBC3 – With England’s finest heading off to Brazil for the World Cup, what better way to get into the spirit than a celebration of those players who, no matter how hard they tried, fell just short of world class. Working from the original XI first assembled in 2010, the programme re-examines the evidence to see if this line-up was conclusive or whether there has been a late charge from those who have donned the famous white shirt in the last four years.

10.35pm The Quite Remarkable David Coleman BBC1 – David Coleman OBE was the face of BBC Sport for well over a quarter of a century. Following his sad passing away just before Christmas at the age of 87, this special documentary looks back at how he left an indelible imprint on sports broadcasting, from World Cup football to no less than 11 Olympic Games, with the Munich tragedy in 1972 undoubtedly his most challenging commentary.


9.00pm From There to Here BBC1 – Drama telling the story of two Manchester families whose lives are brought together following a terrible event. It is the summer of 1996, and the day England take on Scotland in the European Championships. In the heart of Manchester, Daniel Cotton is trying to heal a severe rift between his dad Samuel and brother Robbo. But when a huge bomb explodes in the city centre, their peace negotiations are cut short, and their lives changed forever. Philip Glenister, Bernard Hill and Steven Mackintosh star.


9.00pm Mr Sloane Sky Atlantic – Nick Frost stars in this bittersweet comedy set in the 1960s about a luckless guy in need of some good fortune. With Olivia Colman and Peter Serafinowicz.

10.00pm The Fast Show BBC2 – The first of two Fast Show 20th anniversary specials, including favourite characters. Ted and Ralph investigate Twitter, Rowley Birkin QC talks about… who knows what?, a veteran crooner with memory problems appears on Jazz Club, and the residents of Downtown Abbey get a new butler.

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