The TVweek: Saturday 29th May – Friday 4th June 2021

by | May 24, 2021 | All, TV Week


7.00pm The Masked Dancer ITV – Joel Dommett hosts a contest in which Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and Oti Mabuse must guess the identities of 12 famous faces performing in elaborate costumes. In the first edition, Zip, Knickerbocker Glory, Beetroot, Llama, Viper and Scarecrow take to the stage, with the first star unmasked at the end of the show. Continues all week in primetime.

8.30pm Beat the Chasers: Celebrity Special ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts as Gregg Wallace, Brenda Edwards, Jake Wood, Dom Joly and Krishnan Guru-Murthy try and take money from The Chasers.

8.30pm The Diana Interview: The Truth Behind the Scandal Channel 4 – The documentary team whose work led to the setting up of the BBC Diana scandal inquiry return with an exclusive inside look at the latest explosive revelations.


8.00pm Britain’s Most Luxurious Hotels Channel 4 – Behind the scenes at some of Britain’s grandest hotels during a challenging time for the hospitality industry. The first episode focuses on the Langham in London, where a suite can cost up to £25,000 a night, and follows staff as they prepare to reopen after lockdown. To celebrate the reopening, there’s a brand-new take on the traditional afternoon tea, with celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr in charge of the revamped menu.

9.00pm Call The Midwife: Special Delivery BBC One – A celebratory look back at 10 years of Call The Midwife, featuring the cast’s favourite scenes, plus behind-the-scenes interviews.

9.00pm Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time BBC Two – The physicist reflects on the most challenging and intriguing questions facing science today, using material from his past programmes and the latest scientific research. He begins by looking at attempts to find extraterrestrial life, explaining why this search deserves to be taken seriously and exploring the chances of it happening.

9.00pm Piers Morgan’s 100 Life Stories ITV – Piers looks back at some of his favourite moments from the century of interviews he has conducted for the ‘Life Stories’ series.

10.00pm Inside KFC Channel 4 – Behind the scenes at the company’s fast food outlets around the UK, including a branch in Gatwick airport that faces a struggle to keep going during the Covid-19 shutdown, and a Chorley venue that has a reputation as the fastest drive through in the North West. At the company’s HQ, the tasting team prepares to get to grips with two brand new items on the menu.


9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 – Return of the documentary series set in the A&E department of St George’s Hospital in London.

Notable Continuing Series: Motherland, 9.00pm, BBC Two

                                 Mare of Easttown, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                 Wellington Paranormal, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

                                 Inside No.9, 9.30pm, BBC Two

                                Starstruck, 10.35pm, BBC One

9.00pm Mrs Thatcher vs the Miners Channel 5 – Documentary that examines the government’s attitude to the miners’ strike of 1984-85.

9.00pm Russell Howard Stands Up to the World Sky One – Documentary following the comedian after he was invited to perform in Australia and New Zealand, with Russell experiencing the unique local humour of the locals first-hand and revelling in the similarities and differences with the UK. He begins his trip in New Zealand, where he tries Manu dive bombing and visits Sam Neill’s farm.

10.00pm Stop & Search Channel 4 – Jermaine Jenas examines the controversial policing policy, giving black men issued with hidden cameras the chance to share their experiences of being stopped and searched. The programme examines the scale of the issue, and its wide-reaching social, psychological and personal consequences for black men, who are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white men.


9.00pm Anti Vaxers Channel 4 – An investigation into the international anti-vaccination movement and its message that Covid-19 is a myth and part of a government plot to inject people with dangerous vaccines. The documentary goes inside the world of the `anti-vaxxers”, ranging from those profiting from lethal fake cures to Piers Corbyn, brother of the former Labour leader, who has compared the vaccine rollout to experiments in wartime concentration camps.

9.00pm Anne Boylen Channel 5 – The queen consort is pregnant and convinced she will bear Henry VIII a male heir, with their first-born Elizabeth being overlooked for the throne, but the king has his eye on Jane Seymour, one of Anne’s ladies-in-waiting. Period psychological thriller, starring Jodie Turner-Smith, with Mark Stanley and Lola Petticrew. Continues Tomorrow and Thursday at 9.00pm.

9.30pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Sir Keir Starmer ITV – Piers sits down with Labour Leader.

11.05pm When Women Abuse Men Channel 5 – A documentary exploring the stigma behind being a male victim of abuse, tormented at the hands of a female partner, with candid interviews from men sharing their experiences and the friends and families of victims who tried to intervene and save their loved ones from harm. The programme also meets people working at charities and community groups offering an escape route for men who suffer in silence.


9.00pm Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station BBC Two – Following the challenges involved with building the Hinkley Point C in the remote Somerset countryside, the first new nuclear power station in Britain for a generation. This series follows the engineers, technicians, and the behind-the-scenes staff who are under pressure to keep the project on track, including building the mammoth foundations for the two nuclear reactors, and excavating cooling water tunnels out under the Bristol Channel.

10.00pm Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back Channel 4 – Gordon Ramsay visits a gastropub in Oak Park, California, pitched close to ranches often used in TV and film productions. Kirin and Angelika Stone own the place, but have lost their home in the wildfires that ravaged California. Can Gordon and his team help save their restaurant?


9.00pm Joey Essex: Grief and Me BBC One – The reality TV star opens up about the death of his mother, who took her own life when he was 10 years old. With the help of clinical psychologist Dr Stephen Blumenthal, Joey sets out to finally face the impact his mum’s death has had on him. Until now he’s only opened up about his childhood with his family, but sister Frankie and cousin Chloe recognise that he’s never truly processed his feelings or fully faced his bereavement.

9.00pm Harry Hereo’s: Euro Having a Laugh Again! ITV – With the Euros round the corner, Harry Redknapp is taking his team of England Legends across Europe to tackle the continent’s soccer superpower, Germany, on their home soil.  The German Legends have strengthened since Harry’s squad beat them 4-2 in London and they’re hungry for revenge, while the England Legends have gone back to their old ways of bad diet and boozing. Will the England Legends overcome the temptations of the tour and finally make England victorious in Europe?

9.00pm Liverpool Narcos Sky Documentaries – Documentary about the drugs trade in 1980s Liverpool, which turned dealing into a billion-pound business and changed Britain forever.

10.00pm Celebability ITV2 – Iain Stirling returns with the entertainment game show, with team captain Scarlett Moffatt leading three friends looking to win a slew of prizes by defeating four celebrities. They take on Katherine Ryan, Sonny Jay, Megan Barton-Hanson and Melvin Odoom in a series of silly games based on the unusual abilities the celebs claim they possess.

10.00pm Sliced Dave – Second series of the comedy. Joshua is trying to patch things up with Naomi, but unfortunately for him, it may be too late as Naomi has a new boyfriend. Meanwhile, Ricky gets mugged.


9.00pm Celebrity Gogglebox Channel 4 – A rolling cast of famous faces, some of Britain’s best loved personalities, turn their hand to being the country’s most opinionated viewers, sharing their opinions on what they have been watching during the week.

Notable Continuing Series: This Time with Alan Partridge, 9.30pm, BBC One.

9.30pm Bear & Nicola Adams’ Wild Adventure ITV – Bear Grylls will be pushing boxing champion and double Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams to her limits in Bear & Nicola Adams’ Wild Adventure. Nicola will face the grueling and harsh terrain of Dartmoor in a once in a lifetime experience and test her survival instincts.

10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by celebrity guests Rob Beckett and Maya Jama for a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. As usual, the hashtag #isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories of the week.

10.45pm Gary Barlow: I’m With the Band BBC One – The Take That star brings together artists and musicians to perform classic songs from past and present. The band comprises Jamie Cullum (piano and vocals), James Bay (guitar and vocals), Mica Paris (vocals), Guy Chambers (keyboards and musical director), Tom Fletcher (guitar and vocals), Danya Fisher (bass) and Donavan Hepburn (drums), and of course Gary on keys and vocals. He also welcomes special guests to the show, as Anne-Marie and Craig David drop by and collaborate with Gary and the band, talk about their careers and musical heroes, and perform new versions of classic tracks.

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