The TVweek: Saturday 2nd – Friday 8th March 2019

by | Feb 26, 2019 | All, TV Week


7.30pm All Together Now BBC1 – Rob Beckett returns with the musical talent show in which contestants must successfully encourage members of a 100-strong judging panel to sing along with them to win.

Notable Continuing Series: Trapped, 9.00pm, BBC4

9.25pm The Jonathan Ross Show ITV – Joining Jonathan for a brand new series are the Hollywood stars of blockbuster Captain Marvel – the Oscar-winning Brie Larson, and the highest grossing film actor of all time Samuel L. Jackson, alongside The Voice coaches and music icons Jennifer Hudson and, former Strictly contestant and comedian Seann Walsh.


Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1

                                                Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Race Across the World BBC2 – Five pairs of travellers travel from Greenwich to Singapore without getting on a plane or using mobile phones or credit cards. Their first port of call is Delphi.

9.00pm Emergency Helicopter Medics More4 – Cameras capture the work of some of Britain’s busiest Air Ambulance teams as they race against the clock to save lives in the golden hour. In this episode, the Heli-Medics battle to keep 48-year-old Paul alive as he suffers a series of heart attacks; Roger’s emergency stop halts his day at a scooter rally; and, in Cumbria, there’s a dramatic mountainside rescue for seriously injured cyclist Nick.


9.00pm Louis Theroux: The Night in Question BBC2 – At a time of increased scrutiny about what constitutes sexual assault, Louis heads to American college campuses and comes face-to-face with students accused of such crimes.

9.00pm Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? ITV – The most famous quiz in the world returns with host Jeremy Clarkson. Six contestants vie for the chance of answering 15 questions to win a million pounds. Four lifelines – Phone a Friend, 50:50, Ask the Audience and Ask the Host – can help them along the way. Continues All Week.

Notable Continuing Series: This Time with Alan Partridge, 9.30pm, BBC1

10.00pm The Bachelor Five – Reality dating series hosted by Mark Wright. As 15 single ladies arrive at Cape Town airport, they are immediately thrown a curveball before even meeting the object of their affections, dreamboat personal trainer Alex.

10.35pm Fleabag BBC1 – Return of the comedy, written by starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Fleabag attends an uncomfortable family dinner to celebrate her godmother and father’s engagement.

11.00pm Jerk BBC1 – Comedy about a man with cerebral palsy who uses his condition to get away with saying what others are unable to.


8.00pm The Celebrity Great Brtish Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – In each episode four celebrities join Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding in the tent; aiming to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills. Only one celebrity in every episode will be awarded the coveted star baker apron. On your marks, get set, bake for Stand Up To Cancer! In this first episode, the four foolhardy celebrities are Hollywood star John Lithgow, comedian Jon Richardson, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, and Russell Brand.

9.15pm Derry Girls Channel 4 – The girls are back. And while the first series saw the gang navigate parents, parties, love interests and school against a back drop of The Troubles, series two sees them navigate… parents, parties, love interests and school against the backdrop of a precarious peace process. All the old faces return including Kevin McAleer as Uncle Colm, as well as a raft of new ones including Ardal O’Hanlon as Eamonn; the awkward, middle-aged mummy’s boy of the Quinn/McCool extended family. In the first show, Erin and the rest of the gang are excited to attend an outdoor pursuits weekend which aims to bring Protestant and Catholic school kids together as part of a peace initiative. But peace is the last thing on Michelle’s mind once she finds out that there will be Protestant lads there!

9.15pm London: 2,000 Years of History Five – Dan Jones explores Crossrail to discover the ruins of Roman Londinium, Suzannah Lipscomb gets to know Boudica, and Rob Bell investigates the first London Bridge, built by the Romans but ransacked by the Vikings.

9.45pm Home Channel 4 – A new six-part comedy series created and written by Rufus Jones deftly gets to the essence of home and family through Syrian asylum-seeker Sami, who learns more than he expected when he finds himself living with a family in Dorking, Surrey. In the first episode, Peter Guest and his new partner Katy and her son John arrive back from their first holiday together. As they unpack the car, they are in for a super-sized surprise. Somehow they must come to terms with the loss of their luggage, the arrival of something that will change their lives forever, and the chance of criminal charges for people smuggling.

10.00pm Nightwatch Nation: Emergency 911 More4 – Documentary following emergency medical service teams across the United States as they answer calls for help overnight to save lives in their communities.

10.35pm Eating With My Ex BBC1 – Reality series. Niall wants to confront Chloe over her hooking up with his friend when they were `on a break”, while Steph and Scearcia meet to deal with their issues.


8.00pm The Supervet Channel 4 – Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, gears up for an extraordinary range of new challenges in a brand new series. In this episode, Rob and Mel have made the five-hour journey from Cornwall with Koa, their six-month-old Bouvier des Flandres – a bundle of puppy energy who’s suffering from a badly-deformed back leg, which is also too short, causing significant pain.

8.30pm Schooled E4 – US comedy spin-off from The Goldbergs. Having failed to make it as a rock star, Lainey Lewis returns to William Penn Academy in the 1990s as the school’s new music teacher. She has a hard time adjusting to becoming an authority figure but realises that she might not be so bad in the role when she discovers a kindred spirit in Principal Glascott’s niece, Felicia. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor struggles with Michael Jordan’s influence on modern-day basketball.

9.00pm MotherFatherSon BBC2 – Tense drama series following a fractured family at the heart of politics and power, pulled together under catastrophic circumstances. Starring Richard Gere and Helen McCrory.

9.00pm Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson & Me Channel 4 – This two-part documentary, screened over consecutive nights, explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James ‘Jimmy’ Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, who were both befriended by Michael Jackson. They and their families were invited into his singular and wondrous world, entranced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck and Robson, now in their 30s and 40s, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, director Dan Reed’s film presents a portrait of sustained abuse and explores the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences.

10.00pm White Gold BBC2 – The comedy set in a double-glazing showroom in Essex in the 1980s returns. In the first episode, a rival salesperson causes problems for Vincent.

10.35pm Glow Up BBC1 – Stacey Dooley presents a brand new competition series which sees aspiring make-up artists battle to be named Britain’s next make-up star.


8.00pm Travelling Blind BBC2 – Documentary following blind traveller Amar Latif as he is accompanied by comedian Sara Pascoe on a trip to Turkey, revealing how the two approach tourism in very different ways.

8.00pm The Shocking Truth About Your Food Five – Sian Williams and Stefan Gates reveal the truth about the so-called healthy food we buy from our supermarkets, looking at convenience breakfast products, gluten-free food, the dangerous superbugs lurking in our salad bags, and more.

9.00pm Celebrity Apprentice for Comic Relief BBC1 – Alan Sugar challenges two teams of famous faces to organise and host a themed cabaret night in less than 48 hours, under the critical eye of Karren Brady and Claude Littner. Representing the women will be a trio reality TV judges: Amanda Holden from Britain’s Got Talent, Ayda Field from The X Factor and Kelly Hoppen from Dragons’ Den. Rounding out their squad will be EastEnders mainstay Tameka Empson as well as ex-Celebrity Big Brother housemate and amateur rapper Rachel Johnson. Over on the men’s team, ex-Big Brother presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold and comedians Omid Djalili and Russell Kane will be led by former England manager ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce.

9.00pm Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson & Me Channel 4 – Conclusion of the documentary.

10.00pm Bountyhunters Sky1 – Second series of the comedy starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Strike Back: Silent War Sky1 – Return of the action series.

9.00pm Deutschland 86 More4 – Walter Presents – which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world – continues with this stylish and compelling German thriller, the sequel to Deutschland 83. It’s 1986: East Germany is broke, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the Aids crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Cash poor and desperate, and terrified of being abandoned by Moscow, the East German foreign intelligence service, Hauptverwaltung Aufklarung, teams up with the commercial coordination unit, Kommerzielle Koordinierung, to create a capitalist task force. Their goal: to drum up hard currency abroad and keep the communist project afloat.

10.00pm Comedians watching Football Sky1 – Gogglebox style show where Comedians commentate on football matches.

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