The TVweek: Saturday 29th February – Friday 6th March 2020

by | Feb 25, 2020 | All, TV Week


8.30pm Catchpoint BBC1 – Paddy McGuinness hosts a celebrity special edition of the family-friendly game show combining physical fun and an exciting question mechanic, as netball star Eboni Usoro-Brown and stand-up Darren Harriott take on comedian Susan Calman and Strictly Professional Dancer Johannes Radebe.


8.00pm Antiques Roadshow BBC1 – Fiona Bruce and the team visit Battle Abbey in East Sussex.

8.00pm McDonald and Dodds ITV – Mystery drama set in Bath, where the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald finds herself paired with the shy, modest DS Dodds, who has languished on the shelf for most of his working life. However, it soon turns out the unassuming sergeant has a hidden talent for puzzle solving. Their first case sees the pair looking into the shooting of a homeless man in the deserted mansion of local industrialist Max Crockett. The Crockett appear to be a close-knit group but it soon becomes clear they have secrets to hide. Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia star as the detectives, with a guest appearance from Robert Lindsay.

8.00pm When All Inclusive Holidays Go Horribly Wrong Five

Notable Continuing Series: Last Tango in Halifax 9.00pm, BBC1


4.30pm Ready, Steady Cook BBC1 – Rylan Clark-Neal hosts a revival of the culinary duel in which two chefs create a meal in 20 minutes using ingredients brought in by the contestants helping them. In the first edition, Rylan unveils the new kitchen and introduces chefs Anna Haugh and Mike Reid, who are joined by Falkirk couple Gemma and Brian.

8.00pm St David’s – Britain’s Smallest City ITV – Documentary following locals in the Pembrokeshire community as they try to cope with the busiest summer season in history, with tourists flocking to the UK’s smallest city as a place of pilgrimage, a wildlife haven and an adventurer’s paradise.

9.00pm Liar ITV – Second series of the crime drama from Harry and Jack Williams. Three weeks after his disappearance, Andrew’s body is found on the Kent marshes and it’s declared he was murdered. Laura is trying to move on from her ordeal, but her initial relief upon learning of Andrew’s death is cut short when she finds herself drawn into his destructive path and once again she must fight to be believed.

Notable Continuing Series: Prison 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                              Inside No.9, 10.00pm BBC2

                                             This Country, 10.35pm, BBC1


8.00pm Nightmare Cruises: Going Overboard Channel 4 – Documentary examining cases where passengers on cruise ships fell overboard. The programme examines the chances of survival for someone adrift at sea, and if enough is being done to prevent further tragedies and investigate the reasons for the incidents when they occur.

9.00pm Britain Underwater: Fighting the Floods ITV – A report from the communities that were hardest hit by the recent storms Ciara and Dennis, questioning if flooding is an unavoidable fact of life in modern Britain and if more can be done to protect people.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                            Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy                                                                                    Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm The Trip to Greece Sky1 – The return of the comedy, with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon heading off on a gastronomic, island-hopping journey of enlightenment through Greece.


9.00pm Tigers: Hunting the Traffickers BBC2 – Aldo Kane reports on the illegal tiger trade in South East Asia, with the endangered big cats trafficked for products including wine and glue made from their bones. He works alongside wildlife crime investigators working the key trafficking routes in Malaysia, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, and uncovers shocking footage of breeding facilities and animals being fattened for slaughter. With fewer than 4,000 tigers left in the wild, this profitable illegal enterprise threatens to wipe the species out altogether.

9.00pm The Trouble with Maggie Cole ITV – Six-part drama following the lives of residents in the close-knit coastal resort of Thurlbury. Local historian Maggie Cole is flattered when she is interviewed for a radio show about village life, but she inadvertently shares too much detail about the locals and their private lives. Starring Dawn French and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

9.00pm 100 Kilo Kids: Obesity SOS Channel 4 – Documentary following young patients in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Britain’s leading childhood obesity clinic, a last resort for children living with extreme obesity. Fourteen-year-old Tommy is one of the clinic’s heaviest patients, and despite 18 months of treatment, his weight is spiralling out of control. Elsewhere, five-year-old Liliana’s extreme appetite is a cause for concern.

9.00pm Sarah Payne: Five Mistakes that Caught a Killer Five – Examining the murder of Sarah Payne, an eight-year-old girl who was killed by Roy Whiting in 2000, and the mistakes he made that led to him being arrested and locked up for life. The programme features interviews with detectives, forensic experts and other crucial witnesses, charting the police investigation and the evidence that led them to her killer.

9.00pm Sandylands GOLD – Free-spirited Emily makes a reluctant trip to her home town after her semi-estranged father goes missing amid fears for his life. It is not long before she discovers that all is definitely not what it seems in her old stomping ground. Unbeknown to Emily, her every move, and every subtle twitch of a curtain at her family home is under the constant scrutiny of a mysterious one-eyed man. Comedy-drama, starring Natalie Dew, David Walliams, Sophie Thompson and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Notable Continuing Series: Home, 10.00pm, Channel 4


8.30pm How to Spend it Well on Holiday ITV – Phillip Schofield hosts this consumer travel show designed to help tourists get the best holiday for their money. He begins by focusing on the Mediterranean, where more than 30 million UK holidaymakers will go this year. Cooking couple John Torode and Lisa Faulkner visit the Cote D’Azur in the South of France to find out how to eat out well on holiday for less, Phillip reveals the top 10 best places to go in the Mediterranean and there is a review of a micro-luggage scooter. Is it worth splashing out on this travel gadget?

9.00pm Noughts & Crosses BBC1 – Drama set in a fictional world where black people rule over a white underclass, following two young people who are divided by their race but united by love. Callum McGregor is angered when his friend is attacked by police officers during a night out but his parents tell him to do nothing, otherwise he may jeopardise his entry into an elite military academy. But an unexpected reunion with old school friend Sephy, a member of the ruling class, ignites a spark that both of them find difficult to ignore. Masali Baduza and Jack Rowan star, with Helen Baxendale, Paterson Joseph and Shaun Dingwall. Based on the novel by Malorie Blackman.

Notable Continuing Series: Hospital, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm War of the Worlds FOX – Astrophysicists detect a transmission from another galaxy. A reimagining of HG Wells’ classic novel, set in modern-day France, starring Gabriel Byrne.

10.00pm Me & My Five – Candid documentary strand in which individuals speak straight to the camera, here talking about the psychological challenges of having facial structures different from the norm. They include model-turned-presenter Gail Porter, once admired for her looks, who lost her hair through alopecia. Others are Jono, who was born without cheekbones, Matipa, one of four black sisters but the only one with albinism. Alex, who lost his lips and the flesh around his mouth after suffering a virus and Naomi, whose face was scarred by an acid attack.


8.30pm Wild Cuba: A Caribbean Journey BBC2 –  In the first of a two-part series, cameraman, director and naturalist Colin Stafford-Johnson explores corners of the country that few outsiders have seen. Amongst the wonders he encounters is the bee hummingbird, the world’s tiniest bird, and the spectacle of thousands of crabs migrating en masse. In this authored odyssey, the natural magic of one Earth’s most intriguing countries is revealed.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.35pm Greg James’ Sport Relief Heroes BBC1 – A defining feature of Sport Relief is the willingness of celebrities to undertake gruelling challenges in order to inspire the public to donate and get involved with the cause. Greg looks back with celebs including David Walliams, Eddie Izzard, Davina McCall, John Bishop and Zoe Ball, all of whom have put themselves to the test and beyond for the charity, finding out what motivated them.

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