The TVweek: Saturday 28th March – Friday 3rd April 2015

by | Mar 25, 2015 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Coalition Channel 4 –  Feature-length political drama by acclaimed writer James Graham. Informed by extensive research, Coalition charts the emotionally wrought, politically-charged and frenzied days in 2010 that led to Nick Clegg’s astonishing rise from rank outsider to the man who would decide the fate of the country.


Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Poldark, BBC1

                                                 9.00pm Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity, BBC2                                                9.00pm  Mr Selfridge, ITV

                                               9.00pm  Indian Summers, Channel 4


8.30pm The Ark BBC1 – David Threlfall stars in a one-off drama telling the human story of Noah: a man who risks everything to save the people he loves. A retelling of the classic tale, fusing elements from the Bible and the Qur’an to tell a story of faith and love.

8.30pm Travel Man: 48 Hours in Barcelona Channel 4 –  In the first episode of this new four-part series, Richard Ayoade is joined by actor Kathy Burke on a ruthlessly efficient weekend away in Barcelona. In just 48 hours, he reveals everything this top tourist destination has to offer – from its famous art galleries and bafflingly popular football stadiums, to wild new culinary trends and long sandy beaches. The fastest way to get to know a place is, apparently, through your stomach.

8.30pm Driving School of Mum & Dad Sky1 – Seatbelt on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride as groups of parents try to teach their kids to drive. First to hit the road are 18-year-old Rachel and Joshua, 21.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Moone Boy, Sky1
                                               10.00pm Raised by Wolves, Channel 4

                                               10.00pm Bluestone 42, BBC3

9.00pm A Nation Divided? The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath BBC3 – Journalist and comedian Shaista Aziz travels to France to find out why the country has become so divided. When gunmen shot dead 12 people in the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, the hashtag ‘Je Suis Charlie’ seemed to unify France. But for many young Muslims it was a symbol of their growing alienation from mainstream French society, where the right wing Front Nationale are now the leading party for the under-35s. As France reels from attacks carried out by French Muslim extremists, Shaista meets the ordinary young Muslims who feel rejected by their country, with some even hiding their Muslim identity to get work. She confronts the far right youth organisations who believe foreigners should be repatriated. In a rare interview, she speaks to Dieudonne, the controversial comedian who talks about what he calls the double standards over free speech that exist in France today.

9.00pm Drills, Dentures & Dentistry: An Oral History BBC4 – Professor Joanna Bourke charts how, over the past five centuries, dentistry has been transformed from a backstreet horror show into a gleaming modern science.


Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Ordinary Lies, BBC1

                                                 9.00pm Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure, BBC2

10.45pm Costa Del Sol: Last Brits Standing BBC1 – For 60 years Brits have flocked to the Costa del Sol. Up to a million Brits moved to Spain for a better life, but after a huge financial crisis, crippling austerity and plummeting property prices, the dream may be over. Figures suggest that 90 thousand Brits resident in Spain left in the last year alone. Director Matt Rudge travels the coast to meet some of the last Brits standing: British business owners struggling to turn a profit, pensioners trapped in negative equity and reliant on the Spanish healthcare system, and young British migrant workers employed in Spanish bars and nightclubs.


9.00pm Strangeways BBC2 – Documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the Strangeways Prison riots in Manchester, April 1990. Featuring candid and revealing interviews with the former prison governor, inmates and staff, this film brings together the ringleaders of the trouble with the prison guards they battled with. Former prisoners describe the violence that erupted on April 1st 1990, when 1,600 angry inmates escaped from their cells.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm, The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop, BBC1

                                                 9.00pm DCI Banks, ITV

                                             9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4

                                             10.00pm First Dates, Channel 4

10.00pm Gracepoint ITV Encore – The American remake of Broadchurch which stars David Teanant and Anna Gunn.


Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm, Banished, BBC2 

                                               9.00pm, Fortitude, Sky Atlantic,

                                               10.00pm, Inside No.9, BBC2


8.00pm Relativity Clever Sky1 –  The Great British Bake Off’s Mel Giedroyc sets out to find the nation’s smartest family in this cheeky new quiz show – let the battle of the broods commence!

9.00pm Eurovision’s Greatest Hits BBC1 – Graham Norton and Eurovision 2013 presenter Petra Mede host a special concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. The event features some of the contest’s most iconic songs performed by their original artists, including Brotherhood of Man, Johnny Logan, Dana International, Lordi and reigning winner Conchita. Iconic interval act Riverdance make an appearance too. Other winners amongst the 15 performers from 13 countries include Nicole, Loreen, Herreys, Dima Bilan, the Olsen Brothers, Anne-Marie David, Bobbysocks and Emmelie de Forest. Rosa Lopez performs a medley of some of Spain’s best Eurovision entries, while Natasha St-Pier represents France with one of the country’s biggest Eurovision hits, Je N’ai Que Mon Ame. The programme is a co-production between the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union and will be broadcast in over 20 countries.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Gogglebox, Channel 4

                                                9.00pm, Stella. Sky 1

                                                10:00pm, Alan Carr Chatty ManChannel 4

10.00pm The Clare Balding Show BBC2 – Sports chat show presented by Clare Balding. Sporting heroes Tom Daley and Charlotte Edwards join Clare Balding for the first episode in a new series of her exciting chat show. In front of a live studio audience, Olympic diving sensation Daley and record-breaking England cricket captain Edwards open up to Clare about the highs and lows of their lives inside and outside of sport.

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