The TVWeek: Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd November 2012

by | Nov 14, 2012 | All, TV Week


9.00pm The Killing BBC4 – The third and final series of the hugely popular Danish crime series see’s Sofie Grabol’s Sarah Lund about to celebrate 25 years on the police force. Soon though body parts are found at a Copenhagen dock just hours before the Prime Minister is to visit the city.

9.45pm Live at the Apollo BBC1 – The return of the stand-up comedy series which, in this first episode, sees Dara O’Briain host while Danny Bhoy and ventriloquist Nina Conti also perform.

10.15pm The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane BBC2 – Brett Morgan’s two part documentary explores 50 years of The Rolling Stones using a lot unseen footage and interviews from the main band members to tell the story.


8.00pm Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm BBC2 – A look at the cause and devastation of the recent US superstorm.

8.00pm Grand Hotel Sky Arts 2- Billed as the Spanish Downton Abbey this drama is set in a luxury hotel in 1905 and sees a dashing young gent land a job at the hotel in order to discover the disappearance of his sister only to fall for an heiress in the process.

9.00pm The Secret of Crickley Hall BBC1 – Spooky three-part drama series starring Surrane Jones and Tom Ellis as a couple who move to a country house after their six year old son goes missing. Crickley Hall looks perfectly innocent from the outside but when the family start hearing footsteps upstairs things take a nasty turn. Based by on the Novel by James Herbert.

9.00pm From The Sea to the Land Beyond: Britain’s Cost on Film BBC4 – Penny Woolcock’s film draws on over 100 years of British Film Institute stock to tell the story of British coastal life accompanied by a mostly instrumental soundtrack from British Sea Power

10.00pm Him and Her BBC3 – Series 3 of the acclaimed comedy starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani. Becky’s Sister Laura comes over to show off her newest scan photo and Steve struggles to keep a big secret.


8.30pm Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Channel 4 – The QI host takes a look at the latest gadgetry on the market.

9.00pm I Want to Change my Body BBC3 – Diving beneath the surface of Britain’s body confidence crisis, I Want to Change My Body follows up to sixteen young people aged 16 to 25 who are unhappy with their appearance, as they go on a personal quest to transform their bodies with the hope that the changes will make them happier.

9.00pm Calf’s Head and Coffee: The Golden Age of British Food BBC4 – Food writer Stefan Gates explores the first renaissance of British food that started in 1650 and along the way he knocks up some 17th century grub including Calf’s Head Surprise. 

10.35pm Four Born Every Second BBC1 – Single documentary that puts the spotlight on birth and infant mortality around the world. One hundred and thirty million babies are born each year, but the circumstances – and country – of their birth will determine their life story. BAFTA-winning filmmaker Brian Hill travels from the UK to America, Cambodia and Sierra Leone to reveal the shocking lottery of childbirth across the globe.


9.00pm Last Tango in Halifax BBC1 – New six-part drama written by Sally Wainwright about two pensioners who find love again and the difficulties their new relationship throws up for their families. Stars Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire.

9.00pm Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen BBC3 – Observational documentary following Jackie Green the world’s youngest female transsexual as she attempts to win the title of Miss England 2012.


8.00pm Supersized Earth BBC1 – Story of how humans have transformed our world in just a single generation. In this awe-inspiring three-part series for BBC One, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world. In 1980, the tallest building on the planet was the Sears Towers in Chicago, and Dubai was a dusty strip of desert with a single highway. Fast forward 30 years and the world’s tallest building stands at more than 800 metres, cities like Las Vegas have sprawled across the desert and are home to millions, and China is the manufacturing capital of the world, with many of the fastest-growing cities on Earth. In just a single lifetime, humans have changed the face of the Earth on a scale unimaginable to our predecessors. In this first episode, Dallas accesses some of the most amazing constructions on the planet, travelling from the glittering heights of the world’s tallest building in Dubai to the bustling favelas of Rio and to the planet’s biggest city of all – Tokyo.

8.00pm Sarah Beeny ‘s Selling Houses Channel 4 – Series where the property expert let’s buyers snoop round their neighbour’s houses.

9.00pm I Hate My Body: Skinny Boys and Muscle Men BBC3 – Four young men attempt to get their dream physiques in just 12 weeks with the help of Celebrity Trainer Mark Anthony and Sports Doctor Kay Brennan.

9.00pm Bring Me Morecambe and Wise Gold – Fans and family of the comedy duo share their favourite moments with the help of both well-known and forgotten video clips.

10.00pm Bradley Wiggins: A Year in Yellow Sky Atlantic – This film showcases Bradley Wiggins’ year of glory in which he became the first Briton to win the Tour De France as well as an Olympic Gold Medallist.

10.35pm Exposure Update: The Jimmy Saville Investigation ITV1 -Almost two months on from the original Saville documentary this new programme looks at the progress the police have made in the investigation into the sexual abuse claims made against the former TV and radio star.


9.00pm The Aristocrats Channel 4 – The beginning of a two-part documentary charting the modern-day high society which benefited from unprecedented access to well-known aristocratic families. This first instalment follows the 11th Duke of Malborough John Spencer-Churchill and his son Jamie Spencer-Churchill who has returned the family home of Blenheim Palace following a much-publicised drug addiction. The film hopes to offer an insight into one of the most famous father/son relationships in the country as we see Jamie trying to prove to his dad that he is able to take on the running of the estate once again.

9.00pm Flintoff: From Lords to the Ring Sky 1 – First of a three-part documentary following former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff as he attempts to become a professional boxer with help from Barry McGuigan and, in this first episode, Sugar Ray Leonard.

10.00pm Living with my Stalker Channel 4 -This single documentary looks at the story of Dr Alison Stewart who met the incredibly charming Al Amin Dhalla through a dating agency in 2010 however after breaking up with him she saw a different side to his personality. Through interviews with Windrass, her family and the police we look at how Dhalla launched a campaign of terror against the Doctor as revenge for what he saw as the ultimate betrayal.


9.00pm When Robbie Met James Sky 1 –  The first of two specials Robbie Williams is interviewed by James Corden ahead of his solo comeback. Robbie also performs an acoustic set.

9.00pm The Joy of the Single BBC4 – As a celebration of 60 years of the Top 40 charts this documentary  sees talking heads recall cherished stories and memories associated with the music single. Contributors to the programme include Noddy Holder, Jack White, Suzi Quatro and Richard Hawley all of whom reveal the impact singles had on different generations from the rock and rollers of the 1950s to the MP3 downloaders of the present day. The programme is followed by a Top of the Pops special picking out some of the best number one singles of the past 60 years.

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