The TVWeek: Saturday 29th September – Friday 5th October 2018

by | Sep 25, 2018 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series:Strictly Come Dancing, 6:30pm 

                                               Killing Eve, 9.25pm BBC1


9.00pm The Cry BBC1 – New-four part adaptation of Helen Fitzgerald’s novel which sees Jenna Coleman’s  Joanna travel with her partner Alistair and their baby son to Australia, where Alistair hopes to campaign for custody of his teenage daughter from a previous marriage. Their journey ends in tragedy when the child goes missing, with devastating psychological repercussions for the distraught mother. Ewen Leslie, Asher Kedie and Stella Gonet co-star.

9.00pm Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip BB4 Dyslexic Film-maker Richard Macer examines the condition with his son, who is due to be tested for the condition. Their journey brings them into contact with successful dyslexic people, including Richard Branson and Eddie Izzard, uncovers the challenges dyslexic people face in life, and visit companies that are actively seeking dyslexic staff, viewing the condition as a potential advantage


8.30pm Drowning in Plastic BBC1 – Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the very lifeblood of the Earth and every marine animal, from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals, is being affected. In this 90-minute special, wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists working at the cutting-edge of plastics research and joins work with some of the world’s leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in the oceans and what it means for the future of all life on the planet, including humans.

Notable Continuing Series: Travel Man, 8.30pm, Channel 4

                                              The Undateables, 9.00pm, Channel 4


7.30pm This Morning – 30 Unforgettable Years  ITV – The legacy of one of the country’s longest running and most famous shows, demonstrating how the show has played an influential role in changing TV landscape. Featuring giggles, gaffes and jaw-dropping moments unseen for decades. 

Notable Continuing Series: The Great British Bake Off, 8.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Wanderlust, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm The Bank That Almost Broke Britain BBC2 – The story of how RBS, a small Scottish bank, grew to briefly become the biggest in the world, before collapsing and triggering the largest financial bail-out in British history. This documentary focuses on a single day, the 7th of October 2008, when the Royal Bank of Scotland collapsed and almost took the entire UK banking system down with it


9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 – Lord Sugar returns with sixteen new candidates for a journey which will end when he gives one of their businesses a £250,000 cash injection.

10.00pm The Apprentice: You’re Fired BBC2 – Rhod Gilbert and an all-star panel interview the first person to be fired this series and pick over The Apprentice’s opening episode


Notable Continuing Series:  No Offence, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm  The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body? BBC2 – Could the power of fake pills be used to treat some of our most common medical complaints? To find out, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on Britain’s largest-ever trial to investigate the placebo effect. He heads to Blackpool to gather 117 people suffering from backache – one of the leading causes of chronic pain. The volunteers believe they taking part in a trial for a powerful new painkiller – but Michael is treating them with nothing but fake pills and the power of the mind.

9.00pm Rich House, Poor House Channel Five – The Llewellyn family from Enfield swap homes, budgets and lives with the Hornans from Rickmansworth, and although they live just 20 miles away from each other, their financial circumstances are worlds apart. The Hornans have a lifestyle that many would envy, with good jobs, a large four-bedroom house, annual holidays to Italy and a weekly budget of about £2,300. The Llewellyns, meanwhile, live in a three-bedroom maisonette and get by on just £97 a week.


9.00pm Have I Got News for You? BBC1 – Ian Hislop and Paul Merton return for the new series of the topical news quiz.

9.00pm The Debt Saviours  BBC2 – Documentary exploring the help available for people in poverty, as offered by the charity Christians Against Poverty, led by its evangelical founder John Kirkby.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm 

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