The TVweek: Saturday 23rd February – Friday 1st March 2019

by | Feb 19, 2019 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Trapped, 9.00pm, BBC4

10.25pm Out There ITV – Stand-up comedy show with Tom Allen, Milton Jones, Kerry Godliman and many more top comics performing out in the real world, in places you’ve never seen them in before.


Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1

                                                Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Weinstein – Hollywood’s Reckoning Sky Atlantic – Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein denies charges of rape and sexual assault spanning 30 years, but exclusive interviews with his accusers and former employees paint a shocking picture of life in Hollywood.


8.00pm Child Genius Channel 4 – The nationwide contest to find Britain’s brightest eight to 12-year-old returns for a new series, stripped across six consecutive nights on Channel 4. Hundreds applied from across the UK, but only 19 formidably talented children made it through to the competition. Presiding over proceedings is quizmaster, and Cambridge graduate, Richard Osman. It’s day one, round one of the competition, and the children display a phenomenal array of linguistic skills, tasked with spelling some of the most complicated words in the English dictionary. For round two, they must master Old English, a language so difficult it’s normally learnt only by academics. As the competitors take to the podium, it’s their first taste of performing live in front of the Child Genius audience. The heat is on as the children vie to avoid elimination. Continues All Week.

9.00pm Warren BBC1 – Six-part comedy starring Martin Clunes as Driving instructor Warren Thompson who is forced to move from the south up to Preston when his partner Anne’s father falls ill.

9.00pm Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace ITV – Special episode of the documentary series which aims to reunite family members after years of separation. Using cutting edge DNA profiling the team focus on finding close relatives.

9.00pm Around the World By Train with Tony Robinson Five – Travelogue series with Tony Robinson. Covering tens of thousands of miles around the globe, Tony begins his first leg by exploring Paris, Munich, Budapest and Istanbul by train.

9.00pm Oscar Highlights Sky1

9.00pm Celebs Go Dating E4 – Fellow celebs and former couple Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks go on a first date with a potential new partner, but both at the same time at the same restaurant. Also on a date at the post-mixer restaurant is Ibiza Weekender’s David Potts and Latvian gardener Andis, and Kerry Katona, who chose the extremely keen Miguel. Hollyoaks star Chelsee Healey gets off to a shaky start by forgetting her date’s name. And Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson is blown away by his date’s unique party trick.

9.30pm This Time With Alan Partridge BBC1 – Alan makes his long-awaited return to the BBC. The broadcaster makes a return to prime time TV when he is asked to stand-in as guest presenter on BBC One magazine show This Time. Comedy, starring Steve Coogan.

10.00pm Warship More4 – Documentary series about the everyday workings of Britain’s biggest Warship.


8.00pm Inside the Factory BBC2 – Gregg Wallace follows the production of frozen potato waffles at a factory in Lowestoft, and Cherry Healey learns about the differences between waxy and floury spuds.

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

9.00pm The Miracle Sky Atlantic – Sky Original drama. In Italy, the lives of the country’s politicians and religious leaders are changed by a miraculous occurrence.

10.00pm Safe at Last: Inside a Women’s Refuge Channel 4 – In a television first, cameras have been allowed inside a women’s refuge to follow women who have agreed to be identified. Filmed over a year, the programme follows their stories as they flee from violent partners.

10.00pm The Hangover Games E4 – Matt Richardson hosts this comedy-gameshow combo with fellow comedian Ken Cheng. Five friends from the Cotswolds take part in what they think is a documentary series that morphs into an outrageous gameshow, in which they compete for cash prizes in mock games such as ‘Banging Headache’; a stomach-churning version of spin the bottle; and a hangover hell game involving a head shave.

10.45pm Inside Britain’s Black Market: Who’s Selling Fake Stuff? BBC1 – Livvy Haydock investigates the people flooding the UK with fake clothes, bags and pills, including a young importer of fake goods ready to sell on to buyers and markets.


9.00pm The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On BBC2 – Broadcaster and journalist Mobeen Azhar examines the lasting effect Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses has had, 30 years after its original publication.

9.00pm The Junk Food Experiment ITV – Celebrity guinea pigs undergo an extreme junk food eating regime in a groundbreaking experiment. Singer Peter Andre, The Chase mastermind Shaun Wallace, politician Nadine Dorries, actress Hayley Tamaddon, Olympian Tessa Sanderson and TV personality Hugo Taylor bravely donate their bodies to science and eat nothing but junk food for 21 days to assess exactly what impact it has on their bodies and brains.


9.00pm The Parkinson’s Drug Trail: A Miracle Cure? BBC2 – Two-part documentary filmed over six years following a group of volunteers with Parkinson’s disease as they take part in a ground-breaking medical trial to test a new drug.

9.00pm In the Line of Fire With Ross Kemp ITV – Ross Kemp gains exclusive access to a firearms unit within the police force.

9.00pm Three Identical Strangers Channel 4 – This feature-length documentary tells the astonishing true story of three men – Robert Shafran, Edward Galland and David Kellman – who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, who were separated at birth and adopted by three different sets of parents within a 100-mile radius of each other in New York State. The trio’s joyous reunion catapults them to fame: they became instant media sensations, open up an A-list New York restaurant and even appear in a movie with Madonna. 

9.00pm Skint Scousers: Single Mum & Proud Five – Knowsley in Liverpool is the single mum capital of England. Beauty vlogger Danielle faces an impossible decision over botox. Natalee is determined to throw a birthday bash for her teen daughter. Stephanie is trying to reclaim her musical dreams after motherhood. Nicole is coming to terms with life without her ex.

9.00pm Strike Back: Silent War Sky1 – Return of the action drama. Section 20 must save the world when a Russian bomber vanishes in the South China Sea. 


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Meghan & The Markles: A Family At War Five – Documentary exploring the feuds that continue to tear apart the family of the Duchess of Sussex. Includes interviews with family members and biographers.

11.05pm The Big Narsite Show Channel 4 – Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan are back for a brand new series of their late-night anarchic chat, comedy and music show. Featuring huge celebrity guests, live music performances and unlikely collaborations, the award-winning show continues to break every chat show rule in the book so expect the unexpected.

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