The TVweek: Saturday 24th – Friday 30th October 2015

by | Oct 20, 2015 | All, TV Week


7.00pm The Chase: Celebrity Specials ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities come together as a team in order to take on one of the country’s finest quiz brains. Fiona Bruce, Rick Edwards, Kate Humble and Joe Swash join forces in an attempt to win thousands of pounds for their chosen charities, but who will they have to outrun in order to win the money?


6.30pm Jekyll and Hyde ITV – Fantasy drama series set in 1930s London. After Robert Jekyll experiences a disturbing transformation in himself, he finds that other people know more about his past than he does. He bids farewell to his adoptive parents in Ceylon and travels to England where he discovers that he is in line for a large inheritance. Unknown to Robert, a shadowy organisation called Tenebrae is after him, while head of Military Intelligence Bulstrode plans to use Robert as bait to trap Tenebrae’s top agent Captain Dance. As the net tightens around Robert, he realises he is in deeper than he ever imagined.

8.00pm Great Canal Journeys Channel 4 – In the first of a new series, actors and canal lovers Timothy West and Prunella Scales go in search of London’s lost route to the sea. They navigate from the Thames at Teddington, through the Surrey and Sussex countryside, to Littlehampton on the south coast. The journey takes in four different waterways and four separate boats, as they follow a route that was last fully open two centuries ago.


9.00pm Modern Times: The Last Dukes BBC2 – Documentary featuring archive footage. Dukedoms are created by the monarch, the last created by Queen Victoria. As they gradually become extinct, what will become of those that remain? What is it to be a duke in the 21st century?

10.00pm Scream Queens E4 – US comedy drama which is a modern take on a whodunit in which every character has a motive for murder… or could just as easily be the next victim. Kappa House, an American university sorority, has recovered from catastrophic events in 1995 when a party ended in tragedy. It is now the most sought-after sorority for pledges, ruled with an iron fist by Chanel Oberlin. But all hell breaks loose when anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all female students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite. To make matters much worse, in the first episode, a killer disguised as a devil begins wreaking havoc across the campus on the 20th anniversary of the party.


8.00pm The Three Day Nanny Channel 4 – Nanny Kathryn Mewes is called in to the Ali family, as career couple Vaisaly and Asfand’s long working hours means their children spend a lot of their day in nursery. However, when mum and dad get home, Zain and Malika play off one parent against the other until they get their way. The parents have not had a good night’s sleep in two years and struggle to get the kids to bed without tablets or phones. Kathryn’s solution to the problems of these busy, time-poor parents is to try to get them to work as a team and start a new bedtime regime. But will she be able to successfully change the family’s regime in just three days?

9.00pm Eamonn and Ruth: How The Other Half Lives Five – Documentary series with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, exploring the lavish and luxurious lifestyles of the super-rich. Eamonn shares a private jet with a Russian oligarch, Ruth goes shopping with Nigerian high society women, and both visit an invitation-only event where you need millions to even get through the door.

9.00pm Professor Green: Suicide and Me BBC3 –  UK rapper Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, takes an intensely personal journey to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his father seven years ago.

10.00pm Catastrophe Channel 4 –  The acclaimed comedy series written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney is back for a second series, and this time they take their trademark mayhem into parenthood. Times have changed for the turbulent lovers with their new arrival back home.


8.00pm Cuffs BBC1 – Gritty new police drama. On his first day working with Ryan, rookie cop Jake faces a challenging shift on the Brighton streets. But, being the boss’ son, Jake’s biggest challenge is earning the respect of his new colleagues.

8.00pm Premium Bond BBC4 – Andrai Unguras. Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet ponder the Bonds we’ve seen on screen since Dr No in 1962. With the release of the 24th official James Bond film, Spectre, we ask – which 007 is the best? To date, six actors have portrayed British Secret Service agent James Bond. Was Sean Connery impossible to surpass? Was George Lazenby really that bad? Was Live and Let Die really a blaxploitation movie in disguise? Gatiss and Sweet consider these and many other questions, and raise a martini in honour of their premium Bond.

9.00pm The Affair Sky Atlantic – The award-winning drama starring Dominic West returns for a second season. As Noah and Helen start divorce proceedings, Helen tries to move on with a new man. Continues at 10.10pm

10.00pm Prison: First and Last 24 Hours Sky1 – Documentary series following convicted criminals in four Scottish prisons on the two most important days of their sentences: their arrival and their release.


8.00pm Supergirl Sky1 – After years of keeping them a secret, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) embraces her superpowers to protect her city. Superhero drama with Calista Flockhart.

9.00pm Class of 92: Out of their League BBC1 – Two-part documentary. The ex-Manchester United stars known as the Class of ’92 buy a football club seven tiers down from the Premier League with a dream of taking it up to the top. Ryan Giggs, Phil and Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt spend their first season in charge of Salford City F.C, a club run by volunteers with an average gate of 80.

9.00pm Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Channel 4 – Everyone dreams of the perfect job – but getting any job at all can seem impossible for some. Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr has spent years working with organisations helping young people into work, and believes that talent can come from the most unusual places. But his latest eight trainees present a unique set of challenges – they all have disabilities, ranging from Tourette’s to blindness and from Down’s syndrome to autism, and each of them has struggled to find work. With only half of all people with a disability in the UK having any kind of job, Michel is determined to give these novice chefs and waiters the basic skills, experience and confidence they need if they are to get a job in one of the toughest professions around. Embarking on an intensive catering course that’s been running for the past six years, the newbies are thrown in at the deep end over four weeks, as they live together, train together and work together.

10.00pm Detectorists BBC4 – Second series of the comedy about two friends who go in search of their hearts’ desire with a couple of metal detectors. New loves, new challenges, new and old enemies, but always the same dream of finding a piece of Saxon gold in the corner of an Essex field. Andy’s been thinking about internet dating. Not for him, but for his friend Lance who’s still not over the departure of his ex-wife. A mysterious stranger arrives to tempt the Danebury Metal Detecting Club in more ways than one.


8.30pm Citizen Khan BBC1 – Sitcom following the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan and his long-suffering family.

9.00pm The Blacklist Sky Living – Third series of the US drama starring James Spader.

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