The TVweek: Saturday 19th – Friday 25th January 2019

by | Jan 15, 2019 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Michael McIntyre’s Big Surprises BBC1 – Michael McIntyre looks back over his favourite surprises and pranks from the last four series of his Big Show.


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

9.00pm The Clinton Affair More4 – This six-part documentary series examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting impact on the United States, chronicling the series of events that led to the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton and featuring archival footage and comprehensive interviews. In the first programme, Democrats retake the White House after 12 years of Republican control, but the scandals that plagued Bill Clinton during the campaign follow him to Washington.


Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet, 9.00pm, ITV

                                              True Detective, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm A Year of British Murder Channel 4 – Between 1 January and 31 December 2017, 768 people died as a result of murder or manslaughter in Britain: approximately 14 people a week. This powerful and original documentary tells the stories of some of those cases, exploring the human cost of murder: the ordinary people whose lives are changed forever and the communities left to wrestle with the consequences. Filmed over 12 months, it follows families and friends, from the immediate aftermath of the crime, through the court process, and as they try to rebuild their lives.


7.30pm The National Televison Awards ITV – Demort O’Leary hosts the award ceremony voted for by the public.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                         Escape at Dannemora, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                         Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4


9.00pm Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family BBC1 – During his appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? Danny Dyer discovered he was descended from King Edward III. In this two-part series Danny uncovers a bigger family tree with even more royal and aristocratic ancestors. Now Danny delves into the lives of his royal and noble forebears to find out how they lived. From the Vikings to the Tudors, Danny dresses, eats and lives his way through his family tree. And, remarkably, his journey is a retelling of 800 years of British history, which is all there in his bloodline. In this episode, Danny kicks off his journey by eating sheep’s tongue and fighting like his Viking 35-times-great-grandfather Rollo.

9.00pm We Need to Talk About Death BBC2 – Dr Kevin Fong makes a personal journey through the moral questions about death that face not just the medical profession, but each and every one of us. The question of how we die is a question that all of us must face, and yet we avoid talking about it. Modern medicine is focused on saving lives. Amazing technical advances have increased doctors’ ability to treat a wide range of life-threatening diseases, meaning many more people live longer lives. Life expectancy has surged, and we regard death as something to be battled. But in our attempts to defeat death, are we over-medicalising the final years of life at the expense of providing better palliative care and quality of life? Is it time to reset the system, and learn how to die a better death? Kevin meets medical professionals who are at the heart of these dilemmas, as well as people who are right now facing up to the question of how to die a better death.

Notable Continuing Series: The Undateables, 9.00pm, Channel 4


8.00pm Would I Lie To You?: The Unseen Bits BBC1 – Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell return for an episode of previously unseen material from the comedy panel show.

8.00pm The Secret Life of 5-Year-Olds Channel 4 – The award-winning series returns with an all-new cast of children. In this episode, the nursery throws its doors open to a very special international class of children, from across Britain and around the world.

Notable Continuing Series: The Good Place 9.00pm, E4
                                               Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Tin Star Sky Atlantic – Second series of the drama series starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks.


9.00pm Rob and Romesh v Usain Bolt Sky1 – Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan head to Jamaica to meet sprint legend Usain Bolt – the fastest man ever to have lived.

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