The TVweek: Saturday 29th June – Friday 5th July 2013

by | Jun 26, 2013 | All, TV Week


7.30pm Your Face Sounds Familiar ITV –  Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness host the new comedy entertainment series in which six celebrities attempt to transform themselves into some of the greatest music superstars of all time. They must impress a panel of judges including Emma Bunton, Donny Osmond and Julian Clary as well as the viewers at home to win money for their favourite charities.

8.45pm All Star Family Fortunes ITV –  Casualty’s Patrick Robinson and his family compete against The X Factor’s Rylan Clark and his clan to win thousands of pounds for their chosen charities.


8.00pm Top Gear BBC2 – The motoring magazine returns with the action kicking off in New Zealand, as Jeremy Clarkson and James May race a car against a boat in a nail-biting battle up the beautiful coastline to the very tip of the North Island. The boat is a state-of-the-art America’s Cup yacht, while the car is of a type many are familiar with yet have never before seen on Top Gear. Meanwhile, back in the UK, Richard Hammond attempts to find a hot hatch hero from a trio of newcomers, the Renaultsport Clio 200, Peugeot 208 GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, and a cavalcade of top stars assemble at the track to welcome a brand new Reasonably Priced Car.

8.00pm The Cube ITV – Phillip Schofield presents another tension-filled episode of the game show, as two celebrities take on the almighty Cube. Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright both hope that they can beat the Cube for their chosen charities.

9.00pm Michael Buble’s Day Off ITV – Singer Michael Buble gives a unique and personal insight into his life as he takes a day off in his hometown of Vancouver to spend time with family and friends, before he heads off unannounced to his high school reunion.


9.00pm Undercover Boss Channel 4 – New series of the show where high-flying executives take extraordinary steps to ensure their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses. Starting the series is DHL. In the three years since Chief Executive Phil Couchman became boss, he’s seen the company’s turnover reach a massive 800 million pounds. But rapid expansion brings its own problems. So, Phil is heading back to the frontline to work alongside his staff.

9.00pm The Town the Travellers Took Over Five – Documentary. Journalist Paul Connolly investigates why the Irish Traveller community chose Rathkeale, Co Limerick, as its spiritual home, owning 80 per cent of the town’s land and property.

10.00pm Skins E4 – The multi-award winning teen drama Skins returns for the seventh and final series. It marks a departure in series style as former stars Hannah Murray, Jack O’Connell and Kaya Scodelario return in three individual stories, with each of their tales told across two episodes. In the first part of Fire, Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London hedge fund where she embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss and also stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal. Her flatmate Naomi tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but she cannot be reached – until tragedy strikes.


8.00pm Gok Live: Stripping for Summer Channel 4 – In his first live show for Channel 4, Gok surprises two lucky women and gives them a sensational new look for the holidays. His huge outside catwalk show is packed with hot tips on how to look good in the sun, with Gok will be on hand to show every woman, no matter what size or body shape, how to look fabulous in swimwear. This episode focusses on the bikini.

8.00pm Cherry Healey’s Property Virgins BBC3 –  In this new two-part property series. Cherry Healey and financial expert Richard Fenton give help and advice to first-time buyers as they battle over a number of months to get on the property ladder, as well as providing top-tips on renting and its pitfalls.

9.00pm Luther BBC1 – Idris Elba returns as the ruthless John Luther in the first of four tense episodes that make up the third series of the award winning crime drama. A chance encounter means Luther might be on the verge of finding love. But nothing comes easily – not when a fetish killer is on the hunt, not when an internet tormentor has had the tables turned and not when his worst enemies are his own colleagues.

9.00pm Starlings Sky1 – Uncertain times await as we re-enter the Starlings nest for a second series. Jan enrolls in a writing course, while Reuben asks Bell a big question.


8.00pm Your Money, Their Tricks BBC1 – Consumer series in which Nicky Campbell, Sian Williams and Rebecca Wilcox fight back against the companies and industries trying to trick us out of our cash.

8.00pm Me and My Guide Dog ITV – Dog lover Paul O’Grady narrates a documentary about guide dogs and their relationship with humans – from the birth of a litter of puppies, through guide dog training, to placement with those who need them most.

9.00pm Horizon: What Makes Us Human BBC2 – Professor Alice Roberts is pregnant with her second child but before he is born, she wants to find out what makes a human? Humans share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees and yet from the moment of birth, our lives are completely different. So are humans just another animal, or is there something special about being human? Before her new baby emerges into the world, Professor Roberts sets out to explore what it is about our bodies, our genes, and ultimately our brains that set us apart from our furry cousins that truly makes us human?

9.00pm Shot for Going to School BBC3 –  Schoolgirl Malala Yousafi was just 14 when she was shot for campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan. Nel Hedayat travels to the areas where the Taliban are targeting schools to report Malala’s story and meet other schoolgirls who have been attacked for wanting an education.


9.00pm Summer’s Supermarket Secrets BBC1 – Gregg Wallace goes behind the scenes with Britain’s biggest food retailers over the course of a year to discover how they source, make and move the food we find on the supermarket shelves. He has exclusive access to the buyers, product developers, food technologists and backroom teams, and gets the insider’s guide to how much they know about us and our tastes. In this, the first of four episodes, Gregg reveals how the supermarkets bring us our summer favourites. He finds out why there is more than meets the eye in a supermarket strawberry, what it takes to bring us our barbeques, and how they stay one step ahead of the weather.

9.00pm Greatest Little Britons Sky1 – Documentary shining a spotlight on individuals who are determined to be the best at what they do, including, in this first fix, a group of cake decorators.

9.00pm Scandal More4 – Series 2 of the US drama series.

9.30pm Live at the Electric BBC3 – Series 2 of the comedy series fronted by Russell Kane. This time Russell brings the bard to Essex in The Only Way is Shakespeare, Marcel Lucont gives us some sex advice and Jones reveals his true feelings for The Headmaster as WitTank present The School.


8.30pm Sherlock BBC1 – Another chance to see Series 2 of the hugely popular series which was first shown in 2012. A case of blackmail threatens to topple the monarchy itself, but soon Sherlock and John discover there is even more to it than that. They find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents, and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. But this case will cast a longer shadow on their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself.

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