The TVweek: Saturday 20th – Friday 26th April 2019

by | Apr 15, 2019 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Britain’s Got Talent 8.00pm, ITV

9.00pm The Importance of Being Oscar BBC2 – Documentary drama about Oscar Wilde’s glittering career before his trial. Adaptations of his work are intercut with contributions from the likes of Stephen Fry and Gyles Brandreth.


8.00pm Undiscovered Worlds with Steve Backshall BBC2 – The naturalist explores some of the world’s most dangerous environments, beginning with a journey to the Arctic, kayaking across the world’s largest fjord.

Notable Continuing Series: Line Of Duty 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Miriam’s Dead Good Adventure BBC2 – Part one of two. Miriam Margolyes explores mortality, visiting a home for dementia patients and meeting a scientist in the US who claims that a cure for ageing will soon be found.

10.00pm The Leauge of Gentlemen: Live Again! BBC2 – A filmed performance of the comedy group’s 2018 live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, featuring popular characters including Papa Lazarou, Edward and Tubbs, and Dr Chinnery.

10.00pm Buble ITV – In his most personal network special to date, the multi-Grammy-award-winning Michael Buble – backed by a 36-piece orchestra – performs some of the classic songs that inspired him


9.00pm 999: What’s Your Emergency? Channel 4 – Return of the documentary series which follows the work of Wiltshire 999 call handlers.

Notable Continuing Series: Travel Man, 8.30pm, Channel 4

                                               Game of Thrones, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Mark Kermode’s Oscar Winners – A Secrets of Cinema Special BBC4 – The critic examines the techniques and conventions of disaster movies, showing how stunts, sound, editing and special effects are used to bring jaw-dropping visions of destruction.


Notable Continuing Series: Surgeons: At the Edge of Life, 9.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm Timeless E4 – In the first of a two-part special from the US sci-fi time-travel drama, Lucy and Wyatt take the rest of the team back to 1848 to the California Gold Rush – with a little help from their future selves – in a daring bid to save Rufus and stop Rittenhouse once and for all.


Notable Continuing Series: MotherFatherSon, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                               The Bay, 9.00pm, ITV

                                               Veep, 10.05pm, Sky Atlantic

                                               Barry, 10.40pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Old Wife, New Wife Five – Social experiment documentary series in which former partners move in with their ex and their new partner to see if they can iron out issues for the sake of their children.


9.00pm Ambulance BBC1 – Return of the documentary series following the work of ambulance staff.

9.00pm Jill Dando – 20 Years of Mystery ITV – Julie Etchingham looks into the unsolved murder of Jill Dando.

Notable Continuing Series: Pose, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                             The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4 

                                              Dead Pixels, 9.30pm, E4 

9.00pm Happy Birthday OU: 50 Years of the Open University BBC4 – Documentary fronted by Lenny Henry.


8.00pm John Bishop’s Ireland ITV – Travelogue series fronted by the Comedian.

9.00pm The Bletchley Circle: San Fransisco ITV – Return of the gentle crime drama.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Jamestown Sky1 – Third series of the period drama.

9.30pm The Looming Tower BBC2 – US drama series based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book, The Looming Tower tells the story of the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s, and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.

10.00pm Sex Tape Channel 4 – Three couples with relationship problems take part in a bold new social experiment, filming their most intimate moments for one week, before sharing their ‘sex tapes’ with the other couples as well as relationship therapist Anjula Mutanda. Will what they see on camera and hear from the others change their relationship? In this first episode, Brian and Victoria, Aaron and Lebo, and Lindsay and Enlli are the couples hoping to re-energise their sex lives.?.

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