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

by | Feb 16, 2021 | All, TV Week


6.40pm The Wall Vs Celebrities BBC One – Danny Dyer hosts this special celebrity edition of the game show, which sees footballing legend John Barnes and football pundit Chris Kamara teaming up to win as much cash as possible for their chosen charities. But their chances rest on the unpredictability of the Wall and their unflinching trust in one another.

7.00pm Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV – The popular duo’s entertainment show returns for a new series. Gary Barlow is live in the studio for an incredible End of The Show Show, Stephen Mulhern returns for an epic Ant v Dec, Fleur East is ready to give one viewer the surprise of their lives, and Harry and Jamie Redknapp are the victims of a brand new I’m A Celebrity Get Out Of Me Ear.

10.40pm The Jonathan Ross Show: Special Guests ITV – A look back at some of the most memorable moments from recent series of the talk show. Amongst the guests featured are Oprah Winfrey, Boris Johnson, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, One Direction, Michael McIntyre, Dame Joan Collins, Big Narstie, Danny Dyer, James Corden, Carrie Fisher, Russell Howard and Colin Farrell.


8.00pm Chris Packham’s Animal Einsteins BBC Two – The presenter introduces the unique talents of the world’s most intelligent animals, investigating how nature’s masterminds measure up against human brain power. Looking at a variety of animals, such as ravens, crows, bees and starlings, Chris explores how different animals can use tools, solve complex puzzles, recognise themselves in mirrors and even reason like humans.

8.00pm Million Pound Mega Motorhomes Channel 5 – A look at the country’s most impressive motorhomes, beginning with Charlotte and David’s. They share a passion for travel and now are having their own overlander built, an off-road motorhome that can deal with any terrain. Plus, a look at The Icon, built by Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve, which rents out for £4,000 a night.

Notable Continuing Series: Finding Alice, 9.00pm, ITV

                                               The Great, 9.00pm, Channel 4 

9.00pm Bloodlands BBC One – Four-part crime thriller, starring James Nesbitt, with Charlene McKenna and Lorcan Cranitch. While investigating when a car belonging to a former IRA member is pulled from Strangford Lough, DCI Tom Brannick recognises the calling card of a serial killer from 20 years ago known as Goliath – one of whose victims was the detective’s wife. Despite opposition from old friend DCS Jackie Twomey, Brannick and partner DS Niamh McGovern break open the cold case in the hope that it will help them.


7.00pm Junior Masterchef Australia W – The 14 junior contestants aged 8-12 are given 75 minutes to cook their signature dish.

7.30pm Below Deck: Mediterranean E4 – American reality show following the lives of chef Ben Robinson and eight crew members aboard a superyacht during a charter season around the Greek Islands.

Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 8.30pm, BBC One

8.30pm Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites Channel 4 – Jamie Oliver returns to demonstrate more recipes for simple, affordable and delicious meals, from quick and tasty dinners to useful staples to add to regular repertoires.

9.00pm Unforgotten ITV – Return of the crime drama, starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. A dismembered body is found in a scrapyard and the team believes the remains had been stored in a domestic freezer for 30 years. Meanwhile, after making the decision to retire from the police force, Cassie faces a dilemma when she learns she isn’t entitled to her full pension payment unless she completes her 30 years of service. 

9.00pm 22 Kids & Counting Channel 5 – Documentary following Noel and Sue Radford as they cope with their supersized family, as well as grandchildren, dogs, teenage parties and home-schooling. In the opening edition, Sue is about to give birth to their 22nd child just as the nation goes into lockdown and when the latest addition arrives home, everyone else in the house must muck in.

10.00pm Teen First Dates E4 – Fred Sirieix welcomes young people aged between 16 and 19 to a restaurant in Manchester, where the teenagers go on blind dates. In the first edition, flamboyant art student Archie seeks a muse, and his love of camp culture hits all the right notes with 19-year-old musician Eden.


Streaming Today Big Sky Disney + Star – US drama series from ABC which is the first ‘Star Origina’ in the UK. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.

                            Love, Victor Disney + Star – Series from HULU lands in the UK. The series focuses on a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor. The series follows his journey of self-discovery: facing challenges at home and struggling with his sexual orientation. He reaches out to Simon when it seems too difficult for him to navigate through high school.

Solar Opposites Disney + Star – Animated series centring around a quartet of aliens from far-off Shlorp, forced to leave their planet ahead of an apocalyptic event. They crash-land into a suburban cul de sac, where at least to some degree they’re accepted as a part of the local tapestry. The series takes place a year after their arrival.

8.00pm Million Pound Pawn ITV – Documentary series about pawnbrokers and their customers, and the impact the economic crisis has had on the trade. In the first episode, a businessman tries to sell his prized Lamborghini to veteran pawnbroker Ray, who knows he can only afford to take the car if he can find a buyer. A woman tries to sell a watch that could be valuable to a life-changing amount – but could also be a fake. A former 1980s pop star fallen on hard times visits a pawnbroker to raise some much-needed funds.

8.30pm Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley BBC One – The historian tells the stories of six people who lived through the Blitz, featuring archive footage and readings from personal biographies, oral history collections, government records and private, unpublished diaries. Lucy visits key locations including the Imperial War Museum archive in London and the Mass Observation archive at The Keep in Sussex.

10.45pm Bates Motel BBC One – US drama series. A prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, depicting the lives of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma. After the death of her husband, Norma takes her son to live in Oregon, where they move into an old house overlooking the adjoining motel that they have bought to renovate – but the properties come with secrets of their own – as does the new town they now call home. Starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. The Full series is available as a Boxset on BBC iPlayer.


9.00pm Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance BBC One – Pairs of contestants answer a series of questions in order to place different sized stacks of gold bars on a volatile Balance Board and the more bars they build up, the more they can win to a jackpot of £100,000. However, the more bars that accumulate, the greater the chance they will fall down requiring players to demonstrate both knowledge and nerve to triumph in a game show that’s as unpredictable in nature as its host. Continues Tomorrow Night at 9.00pm and Friday at 9.00pm

9.00pm Murder in a Small Town Channel 5 – Part one of a two-part documentary examining the case against Luke Mitchell, who was accused of brutally murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Jodi Jones in 2003. 17 years on from her murder, two former detectives who are now private investigators re-open the case files and re-examine the police and prosecution’s case against Luke Mitchell, who continues to maintain his innocence to this day. Throughout the programme, the investigators uncover shocking details of other male DNA found at the crime scene, and disturbing new information from a witness living in the area at the time. Concludes Tomorrow Night at 9.00pm


8.00pm Lose a Stone in 21 Days with Michael Mosley Channel 4 – Dr Michael Mosley reunites five volunteers, whose health he helped transform in Lose a Stone in 21 Days with Michael Mosley, in a bid to myth-bust some of the common misconceptions around healthy weight management. Using cutting-edge tests and technology to illustrate that the calories our volunteers actually need day to day, could be different to the NHS’s recommended daily amounts, the show investigates whether weight loss inevitably leads to putting weight back on again, and explores whether exercise is as helpful as we think. There is also bespoke advice to each volunteer on how to achieve a healthy weight for the long term.

9.00pm Horizon: Coronavirus: – What We Know Now BBC Two – Dr Chris Van Tulleken is joined by his brother Xand and Dr Guddi Singh to talk through the latest developments and answer current concerns. Though the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to many, the team reveal the breakthroughs in genetics, medicine and modelling that have provided a way out of this situation and given hope and confidence that, in the event of a future pandemic, it can be taken on and beaten.

9.00pm Stand Up and Deliver Channel 4 – Five celebrities perform stand-up comedy in support of Stand Up to Cancer, with leading comics mentoring them along the way. David Baddiel coaches broadcaster and former Communard the Rev Richard Coles, Jason Manford is tasked with shepherding Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, Nick Helm guides Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Judi Love drills Love Island star and dancer Curtis Pritchard and Zoe Lyons champions former Coronation Street actor Katie McGlynn.

9.30pm Wife Swap Australia E4 – Mum of 11 Malinda is used to chaos and clutter. She swaps lives with Leanna, a mum of two who runs a tight family ship with regimented precision.

10.00pm Dating: No Filter Sky One – Comedians Daisy May Cooper, Joel Dommett, Josh Widdicombe, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Susan Wokoma, Tom Lucy, Rosie Jones, Judi Love, Chunkz and Yung Filly observe people on first dates and give their own take on proceedings, while the singletons are treated to a range of activities to try to break the ice.


9.00pm Gogglebox Channel 4 – The Armchair telly critics return for a new series.

Notable Continuing Series: The Last Leg, 10.00pm. Channel 4

                                              Ramy, 11.05pm, Channel 4 

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