The TVweek: Saturday 28th July – Thursday 2nd August 2018

by | Jul 23, 2018 | All, TV Week


5.00pm Wos Wrestling ITV – Recorded in front of a lively audience, fans will get to see some of the finest pro wrestlers compete in various, intense bouts including those for the WOS Male Championship title, WOS Women’s Championship title and Tag Team Champions Title. The series begins with a bang and some of the UK’s best wrestling talent taking their turn in the ring. Will there be a new WOS Champion?

7.00pm Little Big Star ITV – Stephen Mulhern returns for the show that puts celebrity kids in the spotlight. Stacey Solomon and her nine-year-old son Zachary, actor John Thomson and his seven-year-old daughter Sophia, and presenter Jenny Powell and her eight-year-old daughter Pollyanna compete to win.

7.00pm My Family and the Galapagos Channel 4 – In 1978, the Galapagos Islands were designated a Unesco World Heritage site, signifying their unprecedented importance to the world. Forty years on, biologist, broadcaster and conservationist Monty Halls returns to his ‘favourite place on Earth’ to investigate the wonders and challenges that both define and threaten this awe-inspiring jewel of nature. But this time he won’t be adventuring there on his own. Monty will be accompanied by a unique research team: his wife Tam and daughters Isla and Molly; who for three months will experience this utterly unique way of life. As a family, they will have extraordinary wildlife encounters and life-changing experiences, living alongside creatures that can be found nowhere else on the planet. In this first episode, the Halls family settle into their new home, a new habitat where the remarkable wildlife views them as just another animal.

9.00pm Gino’s Win Your Wish List Five – Game show hosted by celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo. A family of five contestants play six rounds of questions and games against the clock in a bid to take prizes from their ‘Wish List’ through to the final round, where they also have the chance to win the Star Prize-a fabulous, five-star family holiday of a lifetime!


8.00pm Searching for Shergar BBC2 – Documentary in which Alison Millar sets out to unearth the secrets behind the mystery of Shergar’s disappearance in 1983, at the height of the Troubles.

9.00pm Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls BBC2 – Ed Balls travels to America’s Deep South, to immerse himself in the lives of those who put Trump in power and learn how this reality TV businessman won them over. Trump promised to make Americans proud again, so Ed joins the 15,000 working-class Americans heading to Saint-Jo, Texas, with their monster trucks and Confederate flags for the wild Rednecks with Paychecks festival – the ultimate celebration of Southern Pride.

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

9.00pm Robin Williams: Come into My World Sky Atlantic – A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, told through archive footage and by those who knew and loved him.

10.05pm The Football Club: Artist in Residence Channel 4 – Portrait artist Tai Schierenberg has painted the likes of Stephen Hawking, Seamus Heaney and the Queen. Now he embarks on his most ambitious subject yet: football. As part of a new strand where artists immerse themselves in unlikely and fascinating places, the film sees Tai spend a season as artist in residence at West Bromwich Albion FC, during one of their most turbulent seasons in living memory. What starts as a behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful game becomes an emotional drama as the club battles to stave off relegation, featuring unusually frank interviews with players, management and fans.


9.00pm The Bermuda Triangle Revealed Five – Documentary exploring the truth about one of the world’s most famous mysteries. Ortis Deley unravels the fate of five naval aircraft which were lost without a trace in the Triangle in 1945. Rick Edwards finds out about an extraordinary mirage phenomenon, the Fata Morgana.

Notable Continuing Series: Sharp Objects, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic


9.00pm Age Before Beauty BBC1 – Six-part drama series telling the story of a dysfunctional family, set within a family-run beauty salon. Sue Johnston, Robson Green, James Murray and Lisa Riley star.


8.00pm British Parking Hell Five – Documentary series highlighting the problems of trying to find somewhere to park. Parking attendants in Weston-super-Mare brace themselves for a bumper Bank Holiday Weekend, residents in a Cornwall village describe how ‘Poldark’ fans have created parking havoc, and Sue continues her one-woman war against private parking firms.

9.00pm The Real Marigold Hotel BBC1 – A group of celebrities travel to Udaipur in India to test retirement there. Selina Scott, Susan George, Stephanie Beacham, Ian and Janette Tough (aka the Krankies), Syd Little, Peter Dean, Bob Champion and Stanley Johnson arrive at their new home in Udaipur. First-time curry eater Bob struggles to adjust to the Indian diet, and the Krankies find dealing with the realities of living in India unsettling. Stanley embraces his first few days, swimming alongside the locals and throwing himself into the challenge with good humour, alongside Syd, who enjoys immersing himself into the local way of life. Selina, who is used to living on her own, finds the group-living arrangements quite a test. Some of the group head to Jodphur, where Bob visits one of India’s oldest polo clubs, and they also visit the world-famous Mehrangarh Fort, which astounds Selina and Stanley. Meanwhile, Stephanie, Syd and Peter visit one of the oldest ashrams in the region.

9.00pm Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills? BBC2 – A real-life murder mystery about the life and untimely death of a national boxing hero, who is often described as Britain’s first sporting celebrity. Set in 1960s Soho, the documentary delves into the world of UK and US organised crime, with gangland figures such as the Krays, boxing, gambling, police corruption and a string of brutal unsolved murders. With access to previously unseen home movies, this is an intimate portrayal of a man who rose from the humble surroundings of the fairground boxing booth to become world light-heavyweight champion and a household name. But it all ended on 25 July 1965, when he was found shot dead in the back seat of his car. Fifty years after his death, his family still challenge the coroner’s verdict of suicide. High-profile gangsters such as Eddie Richardson give first-hand accounts of the criminal underworld that existed at the time, and ultimately a man comes forward who claims to have been involved in the murder of Freddie Mills.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                                 Stath Lets Flats, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience BBC2 – Comedian Rhod Gilbert tries his hand at some proper jobs. In this edition, Rhod tries his hand at being a classical musician with the help of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The only problem is he is not a musician. The orchestra reveal that they want him to perform with them at the iconic Last Night of the Proms – whether he is hitting the right notes or not.


9.00pm The Prosecutors BBC2 – Documentary series following the investigation and prosecution of an astonishingly prolific criminal gang using drones to deliver drugs direct to cell windows at prisons across the UK. CCTV footage outside and inside prison helps the prosecution team to piece together who is involved and establish the role of each person within the conspiracy. How the gang is getting paid for the drugs is a conundrum for Senior Crown Prosecutor Eran Cutliffe and the team but ‘following the money’ eventually yields dividends.

9.00pm Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the Real Narcos Channel 4 – Ex-Special Forces soldier Jason Fox used to hunt down drug lords for a living. Now, in this dramatic new three-part series, he travels through South America meeting the kind of gangster he was once dispatched to take out. This time he’s unarmed and at their mercy as he seeks to understand how the billion-dollar cartels operate. What kind of lives do their members have, what does their work involve, and how do they continue to evade the law?

9.00pm Evil Monkeys ITV2 – Game show set in a fictional zoo on a Japanese island where a cast of apes have taken over. Three celebrities have been trapped in their very own Human Zoo and must face a series of games while each of their senses are deprived. One can’t see, one can’t hear and one can’t talk. Guests in this first episode are James Lock, Yazmin Oukhellou and Bobby Norris.

9.00pm Succession Sky Atlantic – Drama series from Peep Show co-creator Jessie Armstrong that revolves around a dysfunctional American global-media family. The series follows the Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – who control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The series tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their ageing father begins to step back from the company. Brian Cox stars.

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