The TVweek: Saturday 1st – Friday 7th December 2018

by | Nov 27, 2018 | All, TV Week


9.00pm The Sinner BBC4 – Double bill of the US crime drama first shown on Netflix that stars Jessica Biel as a  young mother who commits a startling and very public act of violence without understanding why. Bill Pullman also stars.


Notable Continuing Series: Doctor Who, 6.30pm, BBC1
                                           Dynasties, 8.00pm, BBC1

                                           Dragons’ Den, 8.00pm, BBC2                                          
                                   The Little Drummer Girl, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Gun No 6 BBC2 – Changing hands over a decade, used in 11 shootings and three murders, this is the story of Britain’s deadliest illegal gun. Made by a Bafta-winning team, this bold hybrid of documentary and drama charts every shooting of Gun No 6 and confronts us with the realities of modern gun crime. The film honours the lives lost to Gun No 6, through the testimony of loved-ones left behind, but it also asks us to listen to the perpetrators of gun crime too. As governments and news headlines wrestle with the reality of violent crime, this film explores why men pick up guns and the shockwaves that follow each shooting, for the victims, perpetrators, communities and police.


9.00pm Nadiya’s Asian Oddyessy BBC1 – Following a surprise discovery about her DNA, Nadiya Hussain travels alone for the first time, to explore the people, places and food of Thailand and Cambodia.

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

                                               My Brilliant Friend, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic


Notable Continuing Series: Mrs. Wilson, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                         999: What’s Your Emergency, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               My Brilliant Friend, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Lockerbie: The Unheard Voices Five – Documentary which recalls the downing of the Pan Am flight in December 1988. The stories of six victims and six survivors are told, including the man who got drunk at Heathrow and missed the flight, the mother and daughter who flipped a coin to decide who would travel, and the father taking his young family on holiday.


Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm World’s Weirdest Homes Channel 4 –  Charlie Luxton explores jaw-dropping homes and examines why the people who live in them choose to escape the everyday world. He meets a Bible-obsessed Dutch entrepreneur, a group of scientists pretending they live on Mars, and a billionaire YouTube celebrity with his own zoo full of wild animals named after Versace, Gucci and Paris Hilton, revealing what it takes to live in a one-of-a-kind wonder.

10.00pm North Korea: Inside the Secret State Channel 4 – In this documentary North Korean citizens reveal what it’s like to live in the world’s most secretive country. Over the past 12 months, as Kim Jong Un’s regime has dominated the headlines, Dispatches has been filming with defectors who are in regular phone contact with former colleagues and family who still live in North Korea. Those conversations vividly illustrate what life is like for 24 million people living under communist rule where every aspect of their life is controlled by the state.

10.00pm Draining the Sunken Pirate City Five – Archaeologist Dr Jon Henderson uses the latest high-tech survey equipment to explore the 33-acre sunken city of Port Royal in Jamaica, once known as the ‘wickedest city on Earth’ but destroyed by a tsunami in 1692.


8.00pm The Supervet at Christmas Channel 4 – Noel Fitzpatrick returns for a Christmas Special.

Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess BBC2 – Documentary following the extraordinary story of Princess Latifa, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In February 2018, the 32-year-old daughter of the ruler of Dubai boarded a boat and set sail for India with a plan to start a new life in America. But within days her boat was stormed by Indian commandos – she was captured and presumably returned to Dubai. No one has heard from her since. But Princess Latifa had made a video in case she was caught and entrusted it to a lawyer in America. Days later it was released on YouTube. This programme reveals how she had been planning the escape for more than seven years.

9.00pm Fortitude Sky Atlantic – Third and final series of the star-studded drama. Residents in the apparently idyllic Fortitude, a town perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle and one of the safest places on Earth, struggles to make sense of a murder in such a tight-knit community.


8.00pm Jaimie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast Channel 4 – Culinary series in which the chefs cook up treats for the weekend. Jodie Whittaker guests.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                            The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4,
                        The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm

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