The TVweek: Saturday 26th March – Friday 1st April 2016

by | Mar 21, 2016 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, 6.00pm, ITV

                                           Follow the Money, 9.00pm, BBC4

6.10pm Can’t Touch This BBC1 – Game show with a very simple premise – if you touch the prize, you win the prize! Catapulted into a giant obstacle course, 16 contestants have to battle their way through fiendish challenges while trying to touch prizes that are tantalizingly just out of reach.


6.05pm Paul O’Grady: The Sally Army & Me BBC1 – Coinciding with The Salvation Army’s 150th anniversary, it will explore and uncover Paul’s lifelong passion for the much-loved organisation.

7.00pm The Chase Celebrity Special ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the countries finest quiz brains. But, have Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon, Football Hero Sir Geoff Hurst, Comedian Rob Beckett and TV Presenter Gaby Roslin got what it takes?

8.00pm Natural Born Winners BBC2 – Four sporting heroes take on some of the most demanding traditional sports in the world in a bid to be the ultimate competitor.  Canadian 100 metre gold medallist Donovan Bailey, World, Commonwealth and European champion sprinter Iwan Thomas, former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas and World Superbike champion James Toseland will compete against each other in four epic challenges across the globe, each one tougher than the last.

8.00pm The Queen at 90 ITV – In this two-hour landmark programme celebrating The Queen’s 90th birthday, ITV cameras have been granted close access to the work of Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family across the United Kingdom and overseas during the last year.

Notable Continuing Series: The Night Manager, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                                 Thirteen, 10.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Rising Damp Forever ITV3 – Two-part documentary telling the definitive story of one of British TV’s greatest sitcoms.


9.00pm Maigret ITV – Maigret Sets A Trap features the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret, played by Rowan Atkinson. In the first film, Maigret Sets A Trap, set in 1955 during a sweltering summer in Paris, the city is gripped with fear as four women are murdered on the streets of Monmartre in a spree of seemingly unconnected attacks.

9.00pm The Island with Bear Grylls Channel 4 – In the ultimate test of endurance, Bear Grylls abandons two groups, one of eight men, the other of eight women who, for the first time, will inhabit the same Island.

Notable Continuing Series: American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                            Fresh Meat, 10.00pm, Channel 4


Notable Continuing Series: The A-Word, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                                First Dates, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.45pm Life in Debt Valley BBC1 – A warm and heartfelt observational documentary looking at lives lived on a shoestring in the Welsh Valleys.


9.00pm Secret Britain BBC1 – Series that promises to reveal hidden stories and undiscovered parts of the country, Ellie Harrison, Chris Hollins and Denise Lewis explore the Lake District. Parachuting in – quite literally – Ellie Harrison gets a unique perspective on England’s most popular national park.

9.00pm President Trump: Can He Win? Channel 4 –  His popularity has reached fever pitch. Matt Frei asks: can Trump really go all the way to the White House? As the race to the Oval Office has heated up the billionaire tycoon has continued to spark indignation, been criticised by the Pope and had his rivals question the size of his genitals. Along the way ‘the Donald’ has won key states and increased his support while some of his rallies have been consumed by mass protests.

10.00pm Happyish Sky Atlantic – Steve Coogan stars in a dark comedy as Thom Payne – a middle-aged ad man with a “low joy ceiling.”.


8.00pm The Restoration Man Channel 4 – George Clarke returns to Harrogate to see how Carol and Majid Nadry have finished converting their brick water tower into their dream home.

Notable Continuing Series: Line of Duty, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                              The Good Wife, 9.00pm, More4


9.00pm Billy Connolly’s Tracks across America ITV – In three episodes, Billy Connolly will circumnavigate the four corners of the United States on the magic carpet made of steel that is America’s rail network.

Notable Continuing Series: Travel Man, 8.30pm, Channel 4

                                                Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                   The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Two Doors Down BBC2 – Scottish comedy Two Doors Down returns to Latimer Crescent for a hilarious new six-part series revisiting Eric and Beth Laird, their family and neighbours.

In the first episode, Eric leaves the freezer door open, leading to a huge puddle of chilly recrimination for everyone.

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