The TVweek: Saturday 20th – Friday 26th November 2021

by | Nov 16, 2021 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Empire State of Mind Channel 4 –  Sathnam Sanghera explores the ongoing legacy of the British empire on the modern UK, beginning with a look at how contemporary racism is rooted in a historic sense of exceptionalism. He uncovers the stories of Sikh soldiers who fought in the First World War only to be disregarded when their service was over – and discovers disturbing parallels with the treatment of soldiers from Commonwealth countries today.


7.00pm Cops on the Rock Dave – Documentary series following the work of the Royal Gibraltar Police, as they deal with everything from cannabis smugglers to cocaine dealers and sinking boats. The drug squad arrest three men for dealing coke and also find hash in a bush at a beauty spot.

7.25pm An Audience with Adele ITV – A one-off concert at the London Palladium, in which the singer performs songs from her new album 30, as well as classics from her back catalogue. The specially invited audience includes friends, family, fans, her own personal heroes and heroines, fellow musicians, artists, actors and sports stars, who have the chance to ask questions about Adele’s record-breaking career.

9.00pm I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! ITV – Ant & Dec return to the Welsh Castle to put 10 more celebrities through the wringer.

11.00pm Walter Presents: Partisan Channel 4 – Swedish thriller about a truck driver who suspects a farm in an idyllic gated community is being used as a cover for human trafficking. In Swedish, English and Polish.


8.00pm Traffic Cops Channel 5 – The return of the programme offering an insight into the work of officers patrolling the roads of Derbyshire.

8.00pm Emma and AJ Get to Work W – Emma Willis and AJ Odudu take a road trip around Britain, meeting people piecing their lives back together post-lockdown. They begin in Wales, helping two brothers trying to restore a much-loved seaside pier.

9.00pm The Princess and The Press BBC Two –  Amol Rajan examines a dramatic period in royal history during which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have charted very different courses in their relationships with the media. The first edition covers the years following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the positive media reaction to the emergence of a new generation of royals, leading up to and including the engagement and marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

9.00pm Guy’s Garage Channel 4 – Guy Martin transforms road vehicles into custom racers and takes on fellow enthusiasts from across Europe on some of the continent’s most unusual tracks. The first episode comes from Sweden, where Guy transforms a Volvo estate to compete in the national motorsport of Folk Racing, a super-competitive form of rallycross, at the Vasteras Motorstadion.

Notable Continuing Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

                                                    Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm The Royal Bastards: The Rise of the Tudors Sky History – Docudrama telling the story of the Wars of the Roses and charting the origins of the Tudor dynasty through the women who shaped the course of English history. The first instalment focuses on Lady Margaret Beaufort, who navigated her way through one of the most turbulent and bloody periods in British history to secure her son a seat on the throne. During the Wars of the Roses, the young mother’s life changed when her husband Edmund Tudor died and she was forced to take control of her destiny.

10.00pm Along for the Ride with David O’Doherty Channel 4 – David O’Doherty goes on cycling trips with celebrity companions, beginning with a two-day trip around Dungeness on the Kent coast with Richard Ayoade. David and Richard face the horrors of glamping and the wild winds of the flat Romney Marsh, and hopefully make it to their lighthouse destination in time.


Notable Continuing Series: Impeachment: American Crime Story, 9.10pm BBC Two

                                            What We Do in the Shadows, 10.05pm BBC Two.

                                             Stath Lets Flats, 10.15pm, Channel 4 

9.00pm The Great Escape: The Daring Plan Channel 5 – The story of the audacious Second World War prison break immortalised in the classic 1963 film, when 76 men tunnelled out of a German prison camp in March 1944 on a mission to cause mayhem in the heart of the Third Reich. The opening instalment reveals how the PoWs set about building three huge tunnels and preparing 200 men for escape from Stalag Luft III.

10.00pm Supervolcano: The Next Pompeii Channel 5 – Experts explore the history and science behind the supervolcano hidden seven miles beneath Yellowstone National Park. They also utilise cutting-edge CGI to map the potential global devastation that could be caused if Yellowstone erupted, detailing how this natural phenomenon could occur based on historical clues, evidence dating back to prehistoric times, and modern science employed by researchers monitoring the supervolcano’s activity.


7.00pm Walking with Nick Grimshaw BBC Two – The presenter and DJ escapes for a revitalising walk along the Northumberland coast and reflects on his career, growing up and plans for starting a family.

8.00pm Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs ITV – Paul falls in love with a four-month-old shi-tzu with a serious health condition, helps a nervous pair of chihuahuas come out of their shell, and struggles to contain a boisterous mutt who doesn’t know her own strength.

10.00pm GamesMaster E4 – The cult video game show gets a reboot. Under the watchful eye of new GamesMaster Trevor McDonald, competitors take on fiendishly difficult gaming challenges in the hope of walking away with the famous Golden Joystick. Bafta-nominated comedian Robert Florence, e-sports star Frankie Ward and social media sensation Ty Logan host, as a Call of Duty pro faces off against an army of the game’s toughest bots, and two Mortal Kombat experts battle it out.

10.35pm Zara McDermott: Uncovering Rape Culture BBC One – Zara McDermott investigates sexism and `rape culture” in Britain. The former Love Island star uses her own sexual assault at school as a starting point, revealing how it left her with many unanswered questions. She also speaks to other young women about their experiences of sexual assault in school, finding out what action was taken and considering what needs to change.

11.00pm The Lost Symbol Sky Max – Robert Langdon, a young Harvard professor specialising in symbology, finds himself pulled into a complex mystery when his former mentor Peter Solomon is kidnapped. Thriller based on Dan Brown’s novel, starring Ashley Zukerman and Eddie Izzard.


Notable Continuing Series: The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4

10.00pm Queens of Rap Channel 4 – The story of women in hip-hop culture, examining how Megan Thee Stallion – a battle rapper from Texas – and Cardi B – a former stripper and reality TV star – became two of the most famous women of the genre on the planet. This documentary, directed by award-winning podcast presenter and investigative journalist Poppy Begum, features a largely female cast of contributors including writers, journalists, music industry players and rappers.


9.00pm Womanhood BBC Two – Six famous women spanning different age ranges, background and experience come together in Leeds to tackle some of the mostly hotly contested issues. Broadcast Kirsty Wark is joined by dancer Shirley Ballas, writer Chidera Eggerue, businesswoman Jacqueline Gold, singer Sinitta Malone, and comedian Suzi Ruffell.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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