The TVweek: Saturday 22nd – Friday 28th February 2020

by | Feb 18, 2020 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV – The popular duo return with a new series of the entertainment show, in which Ant v Dec goes global. This series will feature the biggest ever giveaway in British TV history and a finale coming from a very special location.


Notable Continuing Series: Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Last Tango in Halifax BBC1 – Long-awaited fifth series of Sally Wainwright’s family drama starring Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker. Alan and Celia are not seeing eye to eye seven years into their marriage, while tempers fray at Caroline and Gillian’s joint birthday when Celia can’t hold her tongue.

9.00pm Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday Five – Series in which two families exchange holidays to see if money can buy happiness. A family from Bristol who earn enough to be categorised in the wealthiest 1% in Britain trade their safari trip in Zambia for a stay in a B&B on a windswept Isle of Wight, with a family of six from Scunthorpe.

9.00pm The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers Sky Crime – Documentary looking into the 2015 disappearance of mother of five Crystal Rogers, which left behind a confused and shattered family. As the mystery is explored, secrets about the town from which she vanished come to light.

10.00pm Husbands from Hell Five – Documentary focusing on partners who give their wives grief, including Alan in Oxfordshire who turned the family garden into a scrapyard and just cannot stop buying cars – 120 of them at the last count. Jane from Dunfermline has ended up with a Mr Bean lookalike for a husband thanks to her partner Bill, while opera singer Nicky in Bury has to put up with her husband’s obsession with cleaning the house at the crack of dawn.


7.30pm Don’t Tell the Bride E4 – In a feature-length episode, groom Andy plans an authentic Ukrainian wedding in Ukraine for his fiancee Anna, hoping to impress his bride-to-be and her mother. Will Andy’s big wedding abroad be a hit with Anna, or will it all get lost in translation?

9.00pm Masterchef BBC1 – John Torode and Gregg Wallace return with the cookery competition, as a new batch of contestants are put through gruelling culinary challenges to test not just their skills, but also their knowledge of food and ability to cope in a professional kitchen. This year they will have to cook not only for their place in the competition but also the right to wear a coveted MasterChef apron, with six contestants in each heat and only four aprons up for grabs, beginning by preparing their signature dish.

9.00pm Murder 24/7 BBC2 – Documentary following murder investigations by Essex police, from the critical first few days right through to arrest and conviction. It begins with the first of three programmes charting the inquiry into the fatal stabbing of 36-year-old Courtney Valentine-Brown in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, as a team of detectives and specialists work around the clock to catch the killers. Continues Tomorrow, Concludes Wednesday.

9.00pm Flesh & Blood ITV – Four-part drama starring Francesca Annis, Imelda Staunton and Stephen Rea. When recently widowed Vivien announces her love for a new man, Mark, it throws her family of adult children into chaos. The siblings’ suspicions about Mark are fuelled by rising tensions in their own lives. Helen’s focus on her job has led to a rift in her marriage, Jake’s gambling debts have caused his wife and kids to leave him, and Natalie is lying to everybody about her secret relationship. Meanwhile, Vivien’s neighbour, Mary, is simply trying to protect the family she has known for years. But in a few weeks, one of these people will be lying on the beach, terribly injured – perhaps dead. Continues Tuesday, Wednesday. Concludes Thursday.

Notable Continuing Series: Prison 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                              Inside No.9, 10.00pm BBC2

                                             This Country, 10.35pm, BBC1

9.00pm Celebs Go Dating E4 – Following six more famous faces as they join an exclusive dating agency in a bid to find true love, with the first edition seeing them attend their first mixer.

10.00pm The Stand Up Sketch Show ITV2 – The return of the programme in which routines by renowned and up-and-coming comedians are reconstructed as sketches, with Judi Love, Seann Walsh, Russell Kane and Emmanuel Sonubi.

10.00pm The Sex Clinic E4 – The sexual health experts return to offer more advice to young people aged between 16 and 24, aiming to cut through the taboos surrounding the subject. 

10.00pm Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Sky Comedy – American talk show in which British comedian, actor and writer John Oliver presents a satirical look at the biggest news stories, political developments and pop culture events of the previous seven days. The topical series sees the former Daily Show reporter offer his distinct take on a variety of social, political and existential issues facing society.

11.10pm Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted BBC1 – The return of the documentary following young entrepreneurs in Wales, with Swansea fashion designer Alex Pike heading to Cannes Film and Fashion week. The programme also catches up with Instagram star Erin Budina and YouTube vlogger Gonth.


8.00pm Back in Time for the Corner Shop BBC2 – A family of five works in a corner shop to reveal how such businesses have changed over the course of the past 100 years, aided by presenter Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell. The first episode covers shops from the Victorian era to the First World War. The family must learn to bake their own counter goods, measure loose products like tea, flour and sugar by hand, and make deliveries with a horse and cart. They also receive a visit from Kelly Holmes, who puts them through an Edwardian workout and discover the impact of food shortages on corner shops as the war drew on.

8.00pm Love Your Garden ITV – Alan Titchmarsh and his team turn a suburban plot in Hull into a wildlife retreat for a nature-loving teenager and his family.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                            Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy                                                                                    Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Strike Back Sky1 – Eighth series of the action drama starring Warren Brown and Jamie Bamber.

9.00pm Hell’s Kitchen USA ITV2 – Gordon Ramsay tries to make masterchefs of aspiring American cooks, with the winner getting a position as head chef at his restaurant in Lake Tahoe.

10.00pm The Windsors Channel 4 – Third series of the comedy poking fun at the Royal Family. 

10.00pm The Wedding Fixer W – Wedding planner Sarah Haywood helps couples plan their big day. First up are Daniel, who is rather laidback, and fiance Adam, who is obsessing about the entire thing.


Notable Continuing Series: Home, 10.00pm, Channel 4


8.00pm The Truth about Takeaways BBC1 – Journalist Nikki Fox teams up with scientists at Liverpool John Moores University to discover what takeaways do to our health, what’s really in them and how people can kick the habit. In a unique experiment, 15 volunteers eat nothing but takeaways for two weeks and undergo a barrage of tests, from blood sugar and body fat to gut bacteria and mental sharpness. The results reveal the shocking truth about how takeaways affect our bodies and brains.

Notable Continuing Series: Hospital, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm 10 Years Younger in 10 Days Five – Cherry Healey hosts the show in which experts transform people’s looks and lives, including Gail, a farmer who has spent more time caring for her animals than herself. Cameras also follow dog walker Sarah, who has been hiding herself and her insecurities under layers of baggy clothes.

10.00pm How to Have a Better Orgasm Five – Seven women give intimate interviews about their diverse experience of orgasms, sharing a variety of stories and techniques covering a range of ages. Personal accounts reveal that, across the board, there’s a turning point in understanding orgasms and learning how to have a better one. For Helen, it was her first experience of lesbian sex, which made her realise how important communication is to sex, while Sam attributes it to meeting her husband, because it was the first time someone cared about her pleasure.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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