The TVweek: Saturday 19th – Friday 25th May 2018

by | May 14, 2018 | All, TV Week


7.00pm The Royal Wedding Highlights BBC2 – Kirsty Young, Huw Edwards and Dermot O’Leary reflect on the key moments from today’s event.

9.20pm All Round to Mrs. Brown’s Boys BBC1 – Mrs Brown’s Boys creator, writer and star Brendan O’Carroll dons Agnes’s famous cardigan and curlers once again, throwing open the doors of the larger-than-life Irish matriarch’s home to host the Saturday night chat show, filmed in front of a studio audience. In this first episode, Mrs Brown welcomes EastEnders hard-man Danny Dyer, boxer and former I’m a Celebrity contestant Amir Khan, and TV presenter Kate Humble. Music is provided by Tito Jackson, the third-eldest of the legendary Jackson family.


9.00pm A Very English Scandal BBC1 – Fact-based drama, starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal Party in the 1960s and 1970s. Thorpe has an affair with stable hand Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and as his political career takes off, he becomes determined to keep his resentful former lover silent – a situation that results in his being accused of conspiracy to murder. Directed by Stephen Frears and written by Russell T Davies.

9.00pm The Handmaid’s Tale Channel 4 – The dystopian drama based on Margaret Atwood’s novel returns. Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

Notable Continuing Series: Atlanta, 10.00pm, BBC2


8.00pm Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food Channel 4 – Jamie Oliver offers viewers the ultimate set of go-to recipes for quick and easy-to-remember cooking having developed a collection of tasty dishes that each use just five ingredients, producing stress-free meals perfect for busy days and for those people who don’t have the time or energy to devote to complicated cooking.

8.30pm The NHS Heroes Awards ITV – Paul O’Grady hosts a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, honouring front-line staff and giving insight into the vital work they do in Britain every day. Among those leading the tributes Prince William, the Duchess of Cornwall, Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Simon Cowell, Tom Jones, Amanda Holden and Boy George.

9.00pm Robbie’s War: The Rise & Fall of a Playboy Billionaire BBC2 – Robbie Tchenguiz was once among Britain’s super-rich, a flamboyant property tycoon who amassed a fortune in the days when it was possible to have £16bn of assets, but who lost billions in the financial crash and was arrested on suspicion of fraud. This documentary follows him as he fights to save his home – a mansion next to London’s Royal Albert Hall worth an estimated £20million – and his business empire.

9.00pm 24 Hours in Police Custody Channel 4 – The return of the documentary following the work of Bedfordshire Police, beginning with a case in which a woman’s body has been found abandoned in overgrown grassland.

10.35pm Manchester – A Year of Hate Crime Channel 4 – Documentary filmed over the past year in Greater Manchester at a time when the city experienced its worst terror attack in living memory – the Manchester Arena bombing. The fallout from that added to existing tensions in one of the country’s most multicultural regions and this programme takes viewers to the frontline of racial and religious hatred as police officers respond to hundreds of reports a month, and also hears from community leaders attempting to deal with abuse and heal the divides.


8.00pm Amazing Spaces: 24 Hour Build Channel 4 – In this 24 hour special, George Clarke takes on the 600-year-old legend of the Ty Unnos – a piece of Welsh folklore that claims that if you can build a house with four walls, a roof, and have a fire burning in your hearth in less than a day, then that house and the ground beneath it is yours. George recruits Will Hardie and a crack team of highly skilled former Amazing Spaces builders. Together they design a stunning lakeside cabin built using the natural raw materials to be found in the surrounding lakes, hills and valleys near Machynlleth in Wales. The team have just two days to complete all preparations for this epic challenge.

9.00pm Manchester: The Night of the Bomb BBC2 – On May 22nd, 2017 a Manchester-born man detonated a homemade bomb at an Ariana Grande pop concert, killing 22 people and himself. It was Britain’s deadliest terrorist attack since 7/7. Cameras reveal the story of that night through the eyes of teenage girls who survived the attack and key members of the emergency services.

9.00pm A&E Live ITV –  Davina McCall experiences the drama of a major A&E department at Leeds General Infirmary as it happens. Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, cameras explore emergency medicine across a whole city, from the 999 call to the ambulance right through to treatment in A&E. Witnessing the drama from call to cure first-hand, Davina follows the staff of Leeds General Infirmary across the week, seeing events unfold through the eyes of the doctors, nurses and paramedics on the frontline. She experiences everything as they do, dealing with everyday traumas and major incidents that require life-saving treatments. Continues Tomorrow Concludes Thursday.

9.00pm Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera Channel 4 – real-life footage, from the funny to the dramatic, shows what can go wrong both on and off the train tracks. Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera reveals incredible moments, from shocking near misses and devastating derailments to rush-hour rage and unique on-board entertainment, all captured on cameras and phones and told by the people who witnessed and survived them.

10.00pm Mo Salah: A Football Fairytale Channel 4 – Liverpool footballer Mo Salah shot to world stardom in one stellar season, with his goals carrying the club to the brink of European glory in the Champions League final against Real Madrid this Saturday. This compelling documentary charts Salah’s rise from humble origins in Egypt to being voted best player in England and a candidate for the Ballon d’Or prize, which is awarded to the world’s top player each year.

10.35pm MisFITS Like Us BBC1 –  Young people with the same diagnosed condition spend time living together. Here, cameras focus on artist Terrina, who developed Tourette’s in her final year at university. She is joined by a group of strangers who all have Tourette’s, but are more accepting of their condition.


9.00pm The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs BBC2 – Dr Chris van Tulleken sets out to understand why so many British children are taking prescription drugs, and looks at possible alternatives to their medication. Chris investigates the alarming rise in prescription medication for ADHD, which has increased 800 percent since 2000, and also examines the unnecessary use of paracetamol.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4


Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                        The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4

                                          Barry 10:45pm Sky Atlantic

9.00pm The Trouble with M&S Five – For more than a century, Marks & Spencer has been one of the leading high-street stores, but these days it is under attack from all sides, with budget stores selling cheaper clothes, supermarkets upping the quality of their foods and up-to-date fashions available online. On the eve of the company’s 2018 report being published, Fiona Phillips speaks to shoppers and former staff to see what can be done to restore the store’s fortunes.


 Notable Continuing Series: The Bridge, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                              Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4  

                                              Friday Night Dinner, 10.00pm, Channel 4 

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