The TVweek: Saturday 27th March – Friday 2nd April 2021

by | Mar 23, 2021 | All, TV Week


8.30pm Beat the Chasers: Celebrity Special ITV – Celebrities taking part are Joe Pasquale, Katherine Ryan, Radzi Chinyanganya, Christine Ohuruogu and Shaun Williamson.

9.00pm Keeping Faith BBC One – Third series of the Welsh drama starring Eve Myles. An unwanted visitor returns, set to threaten Faith’s future, while the custody battle goes from bad to worse as Evan fights to be granted shared custody. Faith’s new law firm is now firmly established, but she is already finding herself at loggerheads with an esteemed local judge. The team’s latest clients are the parents of a boy with a brain tumour, who wish to overrule the local hospital trust and seek out a controversial new treatment. Celia Imrie and Sian Phillips guest star in the third series of the legal drama.

9.00pm Paloma Faith: As I Am BBC Two – Documentary following the singer-songwriter as she balances the demands of a make-or-break tour with writing a new album, launching an acting career and being a first-time mum. The film observes Paloma’s life both front and backstage in the midst of this pivotal year for her career, and sees her pitted against a music industry that does not always look too kindly on motherhood.

9.00pm Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions Channel 5 – Documentary in which financial guru Gemma Godfrey sifts through documents and crunches the numbers to find out the millions made and lost by the actress, revealing where Princess Grace’s fortune ultimately went.

10.30pm Reel Stories: Dave Grohl BBC Two – The Foo Fighters frontman joins host Dermot O’Leary to look back on his career, from his first TV performance with Nirvana aged 22, right through to headlining Reading and Leeds Festival with Foo Fighters in 2019.


Notable Continuing Series:  Line of Duty, 9.00pm, BBC One


8.00pm Johnny Briggs: Coronation Street Legend ITV – A tribute to the actor who spent years acting in projects such as The Lavender Hill Mob, 633 Squadron and Crossroads, before becoming a Weatherfield regular. Johnny Briggs MBE spent 30 years playing Cockney businessman and Lothario Mike Baldwin, eventually leaving the soap in 2006, after appearing in more than 1,600 episodes. Street stars past and present recall working with a cast legend, and famous fans of the show take a fond look back at some of Mike’s biggest storylines, including his affair with Deirdre Barlow and bitter rivalry with her husband Ken, a love triangle that had the whole nation gripped.

9.00pm Finding Jack Charlton BBC Two – Gabriel Clarke presents a profile of the World Cup-winning footballer, looking at his special relationship with Ireland after becoming the national team’s manager, his complicated relationship with brother Bobby, and his final battle with dementia. 

Notable Continuing Series:  Unforgotten, 9.00pm, ITV 

                                            24 Hours in Police Custody, Channel 4

9.00pm Asda at Easter Channel 5 – A look at the supermarket giant’s preparation for the season, revealing how two of its most popular Easter products are made and supplied to stores across the country, observing how their award-winning hot-cross buns are produced and seeing their flower choices being picked in the fields before being placed in the shops.

10.45pm Meet the Khans BBC One – Documentary following boxer Amir Khan and his fashion and beauty influencer wife Faryal Makhdoom. Faryal escapes the chaos at home for some work and leaves Amir to look after the kids, while the couple discuss making headlines and reflect on their past during a rare date night.


8.00pm Remarkable Places to Eat BBC Two – Another host of leading food experts take Fred Sirieix to their favourite restaurants to explore what makes them so special. In this opening episode, Nadiya Hussain takes Fred to visit some of her beloved eateries around Yorkshire. Whilst on their journey, the pair sample traditional bakes, world-class cheese and spicy samosas.

9.00pm The Syndicate BBC One – The return of Kay Mellor’s lottery-based drama, this time following the workers at Woodvale Kennels, whose future looks in doubt when the owners announce the business is being sold to a large corporate chain. The only lifeline for gambling addict Keeley is the work’s lottery, so when she checks the ticket with local newsagent Frank, she is ecstatic to learn they have won £500. But the team soon have reason to believe Frank may have made a mistake. Now all they need to do is find him. Starring Neil Morrissey, Katherine Rose Morley, Taj Atwal and Emily Head.

9.00pm Britain’s Tiger Kings: On the Trail with Ross Kemp ITV – The presenter meets people who own exotic big cats in Britain, including an ex-circus trainer who owns five tigers and a man who keeps lions in his back garden. He also meets a couple with a vast menagerie made from scrap, before taking a step inside a lion’s cage.

Notable Continuing Series: Your Honor, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.45pm Being Jewish BBC One – Documentary highlighting how British Jews from across the faith celebrate life’s big milestones.


8.00pm Why Do I Put on Weight? Channel 5 – Five volunteers are tested by a team of scientists in various fields to discover the medical reasons for their weight gain. The team examines the influence of psychological stress, hormones in the intestines and genetic factors, while the volunteers are each prescribed a diet and a course of cognitive behaviour therapy personally tailored to offset the issues that have led to their weight gain.

9.00pm In Jane Austen’s Footsteps with Gyles Brandreth Channel 5 – The broadcaster explores the life of the novelist and examines the locations that inspired her, as well as uncovering the real events behind some of her greatest stories. He begins by visiting Austen’s birthplace of Steventon in Hampshire and the church there where her father was rector, as well as the house in Chawton where she wrote all her novels.

9.00pm Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales More4 – Documentary following the Countryfile presenter as he and his family come to the rescue his parents’ farm in the Durham hills after his mother suffers an accident.

10.00pm Tina Sky One – Celebration of Tina Turner’s life and career, featuring contributions from the Grammy Award-winning artist, as well as Angela Bassett and Oprah Winfrey.


8.00pm Dragons’ Den BBC One – The business ideas contest moves to BBC One, with entrepreneurs Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies eager to strike more potentially lucrative deals. In this first episode, a pair of tea entrepreneurs find themselves in hot water when their numbers are interrogated, the Dragons discover hidden artistic talents when a mindfulness art business is pitched, an optical inventor hopes to have investment in sight with his anti-glare eyewear and a husband-and-wife team have the needs of NHS workers at the heart of their skin-care business. Presented by Evan Davis.

9.00pm Pandemic 2020 BBC Two – The story of the first year of the pandemic told by people from all over the world. It begins on New Year’s Eve 2019, when huge crowds gathered to celebrate. Contributors include Xie, a young food blogger from Wuhan whose wedding took place a few days before her city went into lockdown. As the virus travels to Europe, Dr Amie from Coventry recalls watching in disbelief the horrific scenes of people dying in Italy.

9.00pm My Years with Queen ITV – Pamela Hicks, the daughter of Louis Mountbatten, talks about her life growing up within the Royal family, and her close relationship with the Queen. Pamela will also be talking to her daughter India, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. With the aid of rarely seen photos and extracts from Pamela’s personal diaries, this film offers a personal perspective of the Queen told by someone who was there with her at key moments during her reign.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               The Flight Attendant, 9.00pm, Sky One

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