The TVweek: Saturday 24th June – Friday 30th June

by | Jun 22, 2017 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Britain’s Gay Buildings Channel 4 – In Britain’s Great Gay Buildings, presented by Stephen Fry, seven famous gay faces champion the buildings that have helped define Britain’s gay history, revealing the groundbreaking events that happened there and the extraordinary people who lived and worked at these key historical sites. The Reverend Richard Cole revisits Heaven Nightclub, to reveal its hedonistic past. Mary Portas visits Shibden Hall, in Yorkshire, to discover the secret diaries of a Yorkshire heiress. Craig Revel Horwood explores Britain’s drag scene at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Simon Callow tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s downfall at the Old Bailey. Rikki Beadle Blair visits the Theatre Royal Haymarket, to discover how the British public showed their support for Sir John Gielgud after his arrest for cottaging. Liz Carr travels to Bletchley Park, which fostered one of Britain’s greatest scientists, Alan Turing. And Baron Waheed Alli tells the story of the Houses of Parliament’s recent battle for gay rights.

9.00pm Pop, Pride and Prejudice More4 – As part of a season to mark the 50-year anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, Pop, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of the vital role played by popular music in a social, sexual and cultural revolution. While politicians and protestors focused on social change and legal reform, another struggle was going on: the battle for hearts and minds. This was about more than sex. It was about identity, culture and lifestyle. And the fight to win mainstream status for queer culture was waged, and won, by a group of pioneers, such as Dusty Springfield, David Bowie and George Michael, who used popular music as the stage for a revolution. With contributions from the likes of Holly Johnson, Jake Shears and Skin, Channel 4 marks this momentous anniversary with the story of the fearless and flamboyant artists, from the global icons to hidden heroes, who used pop music as gay culture’s Trojan horse, seducing us all with a soundtrack to die for.


Notable Continuing Series: The Handmaid’s Tale  9.00pm, Channel 4 


9.00pm Murdered By My Daughter Five – Documentary about Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards, 14-year-old teenage sweethearts who murdered Kim’s mother and younger sister. Includes chilling interviews with the killers and those who knew their victims.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody. 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Americans, 10.00pm, ITV Encore 


8.00pm The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies Five – Documentary series following the work of RSPCA officers. Elderly collie cross Timmy is discovered surrounded by his own mess, and with a huge and painful tumour on his face. Stroppy shih-tzu Archie’s fur has become so matted that he can barely see or hear. French bulldog puppies Yoda and Mogwai are really lacking confidence, but what will the future hold for these two ugly puplings?

Notable Continuing Series: Broken  9.00pm, BBC1

                                           Hospital, 9.00pm, BBC2                                                

                                                Veep, 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm The Hotel Inspector Five – Reality series in which hotelier Alex Polizzi tries to turn around failing hotels and guest houses. Alex comes to the aid of some first-time hoteliers who are converting the rooms above their craft-beer bar into a hotel, as well as wanting to add a tapas bar and a chicken shop!


8.00pm Watchdog Live BBC1 – Matt Allwright, Steph McGovern and Nikki Fox return with a new series of topical reports and investigations, battling on behalf of viewers and holding the big companies to account, live from the programme’s new home in Salford.

9.00pm The Week the Landlords Left BBC1 – Series challenging some of Britain’s most successful landlords to spend week living in one of their own rentals. Marc and Peter face some uncomfortable home truths about the impact of gentrification on the lives of their tenants, and in Milton Keynes, millionaire landlord Paul moves into a house-share.

9.00pm Where There’s Blame, There’s a Claim Five – Documentary series exploring the stories behind compensation culture. Teenage sweethearts Leah and Joe’s lives were changed forever when they were involved in the Smiler rollercoaster crash. Harleigh was rushed to A&E after a botched eyebrow tint, and mistaken identity led to a man being arrested tasered.

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

                                                  Fargo, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Grand Designs Australia More4 – More resourceful and intrepid self-builders transform their dream designs into practical living space as the Australian architecture show returns for a seventh series, presented by Peter Maddison.


9.00pm Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Cars BBC2 – Horizon examines the pros and cons of driverless cars. The car has shrunk the world, increased personal freedom and in so many ways expanded our horizons, but there is a flipside. Fumes from car exhausts have helped to destroy our environment, poisoned the air we breathe and killed us in far more straightforward ways. But all that is going to change. This film enters a world where cars can drive themselves, a world where we are simply passengers, ferried about by wholesome green compassionate technology which will never go wrong. And it is almost here.

9.00pm Outlander More4 – Romantic time-travel drama based on the series of historical adventure novels by Diana Gabaldon. While on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband after World War II, army nurse Claire Randall steps through an ancient standing stone circle and awakes in 1743. There, Scottish rebels save her from an assault by a British army officer who happens to be her husband’s ancestor, and then take her away with them, further into the Highlands, where she encounters an injured young man.

10.00pm Naked Attraction Channel 4 – The world’s most honest dating show returns. Naked Attraction helps sassy singletons avoid the pitfalls of fake online profiles and sexed-up social media accounts, by choosing their perfect partner based solely on the power of nudity. When we are entirely unfiltered, what do men and women really find physically attractive? Presenter Anna Richardson is on hand to guide the contestants through the tricky game of choosing a partner naked. First into the studio is 21-year-old Dom, from Hampshire, who’s been nominated for the show by his mum, in a desperate attempt to break his dismal dating record.


8.00pm The Secret World of Posh Pets ITV – Documentary series looking at some of the more unusual pets owned by the rich, and detailing the charmed life some of these animals lead.

9.00pm Mount Pleasant Sky1 – In a final visit to Mount Pleasant, a job offer presents Lisa (Sally Lindsay) with a life-changing dilemma. Can she leave friends and family behind?

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