The TVweek: Saturday 2nd – Friday 8th June 2018

by | May 29, 2018 | All, TV Week


8.00pm The British Soap Awards 2018 ITV

9.00pm Nothing Like a Dame BBC2 – A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hang out with four famous dames – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Joan Plowright – at the same table, at the same time, and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of astonishing archive.

10.30pm All Girls Live at the Apollo BBC2 – Celebrating the women who have appeared on the Apollo stage. This episode features Sara Pascoe, Sarah Millican, Katherine Ryan, Roisin Conaty and many more.


9.00pm Frankie Goes to Russia BBC2 – Comedian Frankie Boyle is heading to Russia before the World Cup tournament begins to go behind the stereotypes and half-truths of Russian football and culture with his trademark provocative humour. What better person to send as a British envoy than a socially awkward, provocative comedian who is scared of flying and can only travel by car and train around the largest country on earth.

Notable Continuing Series: A Very English Scandal, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                               The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Atlanta, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm The Jeremy Thorpe Scandal BBC4 – An edited and updated version of Panorama reporter Tom Mangold’s investigation into the trial of Jeremy Thorpe, which has remained unseen for almost 40 years. In 1979, Mangold led an investigation into the trial of Jeremy Thorpe and others for the alleged conspiracy to kill Thorpe’s former lover, Norman Scott.


8.30pm Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley BBC1 – Documentary, presented by Lucy Worsley, which uses dramatised testimony to tell the story of a group of working-class women conducting a dangerous campaign for the vote and the attempts by the state to stop them.

9.00pm Versailles BBC2 – Third series of the over the top period drama.

9.00pm The Queen’s Coronation in Colour ITV – Alexander Armstrong celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation by exploring a selection of beautiful footage of the day including a treasure trove of local Coronation home movies. He speaks to Royal Insiders – the Queen’s Cousin and her Maids of Honour, and Sir Trevor McDonald, Len Goodman and Alison Steadman share their personal memories of the momentous day.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Space Shuttle: Triumph & Tragedy Five – Documentary about the iconic spacecraft. NASA engineers reveal how they pushed technology to new limits when they created the Shuttle. Historian Roland White suggests the original intention for the Shuttle was to use it to carry out spying missions. And NASA’s Wayne Hale remembers the Challenger disaster.

10.00pm I Was There BBC4 – Documentary in which journalist Kate Adie re-examines her historic coverage of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in June 1989. Kate tells how she was wounded by gunfire and narrowly escaped death herself, as an estimated 2,000 pro-democracy demonstrators were shot down by Chinese government troops.

9.00pm Love Island ITV2 –  The villa throws open its doors once more to begin an unforgettable summer of romance and fun in the sun on ITV2. In the series opener Caroline Flack reveals the gorgeous singles who’ll be making up the class of 2018.


8.00pm How to Spend Well.. House & Garden ITV – Phillip Schofield is joined by celebrities and members of the public to road test and review the big-selling items we’ll be buying this summer for the house and garden.

8.00pm Ackley Bridge Channel 4 – Second series of the school-based drama set in a Yorkshire mill town. Ackley Bridge explores modern Britain with irreverence, wit, close-to-the-knuckle humour, larger-than-life characters and big-hearted stories that affect the friendships, family life and relationships of teachers and pupils. In a bid to disguise her sexuality, Nas has agreed to a sham engagement with Naveed – who is also in the closet. But, reeling from the discovery of a family secret, she struggles to continue the lie and emotions run high at the family engagement dinner. Mandy is under pressure from Sadiq as both the Year 7 intake and exam results have plummeted, forcing her to instigate a strict academic regime that causes uproar among staff and students alike. Emma and Mandy’s friendship is tested when they clash over the decision and Emma allows the students to protest. On Sami’s wedding day Emma struggles to hide her feelings for him.

8.00pm Fresh Off the Boat Comedy Central – It’s 1995 and hip-hop loving Eddie has just moved with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando. They soon discover things are very different there.

9.00pm Our Girl BBC1 – Michelle Keegan returns as army medic Georgie Lane in a brand new run. Georgie throws herself into her work training Nigerian forces in the fight against Boko Haram, only to find herself pitched headlong into danger.

9.00pm Bride and Prejudice Channel 4 – Across Britain, thousands of couples dream of tying the knot and sharing a life together. But sometimes even the happiest couples can face the strongest family objections. Six couples preparing for the biggest day of their lives are determined to win their families’ blessing. Will love bring relatives together? Or tear them apart? In this first episode, 24-year-old politics student Dee from Hull is weeks away from marrying local councillor John – who, at 59, is 35 years her senior. Dee’s granddad Paul, who helped raise her, is just eight years older than John and has never been able to comprehend the relationship. Will Dee get the acceptance she craves from her granddad in time for the big day? Thirty-eight-year-old builder Rob, from Cambridgeshire, wants to know why his parents seem to have taken no interest in his wedding to Simon. Rob’s parents have always struggled with him being gay and avoided any talk of his sexuality. But with the wedding looming, Rob is determined to bring his parents onside, getting them to confront the issue for the first time. Shaaba and Jamie from Colchester are recently engaged. But for Shaaba’s mum Fai, her daughter’s choice of partner is far from ideal. Brought up in a traditional Mauritian household, Fai always dreamed Shaaba would marry someone of a similar cultural background. And this isn’t the only reason she objects to her daughter’s relationship.

9.00pm The Hotel Inspector Five – Alex Polizzi offers candid advice to owners of struggling hotels and guest houses. Alex drops in to help 69-year-old Alan, who hoped that the Crown would set him up for retirement, but has found himself working all hours for no profit. Shocked by what she finds, Alex refuses to check herself in.

10.00pm Hello Stranger Channel 4 –  Dating show with a twist. Lucy and George are a couple at a crossroads looking to re-start their relationship and recapture the excitement and butterflies of falling in love once again. The couple meet hypnotist Aaron Calvert, who uses amnesia hypnosis to make Lucy and George temporarily forget each other. In this way the couple lose their memories and knowledge of all their relationship baggage. They then risk the future of their relationship as they go out on dates with two other people who match what they are looking for in an ideal partner. They also meet each other, as if for the first time, to find out whether they might fall in love all over again.


8.00pm The Truth About Carbs BBC1 – Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates whether claims about negative health effects resulting from carbohydrates are true. The film looks at cutting-edge research into a possible link between carb consumption and infertility, and it investigates whether genetic changes are taking place when passing eating habits on to children.

8.00pm Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4 – In a first for railway restoration, teams of restoration experts from across Britain take four of the most iconic carriages ever to run on the railways and restore them to their former glory.

8.00pm Shop Smart, Save Money Five – Consumer show hosted by Fiona Phillips and Gaby Roslin. Smart shoppers compete in a supermarket dash to help out a family in need. Deal Detective Andy takes the 1K Challenge. The team track down deals and tips to kick off World Cup season. Alexis Conran lifts the lid on the UK’s favourite brands.

9.00pm Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1 – Coronation Street/Our Girl star Michelle Keegan traces her family history in the first of a new run.

9.00pm Grenfell: The First 24 Hours ITV – On the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy, this documentary gets survivor and eyewitness accounts.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Get Shorty Sky Atlantic – Chris O’Dowd stars as a mobster looking for a new career in Hollywood. But far from leaving his past behind, he accidentally brings it with him. TV drama based on the classic film.


8.00pm Supershoppers Channel 4 – Supershoppers returns for a new run, stuffed with revelations about your favourite brands and retailers, and top tips for saving money. In this first episode, presenters Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant take on retail giant John Lewis and show that their famous price promise can’t always be believed. The programme goes undercover at a major UK high-street chain and catches their sales staff giving suspect advice that could cost customers significantly. Plus: dairy-free milks – what are you actually drinking? And how do you milk an almond? The programme also explores which batteries last the longest, and the truth about supermarket value brands.

8.00pm Get a Holiday Body: Lose a Stone in 4 Weeks Five –  Singer Antony Costa, musical theatre star Zoe Birkett and journalist Nicky Taylor try out healthy recipes and new workout plans in an attempt to lose weight for the summer. But while Antony and Zoe have help from nutritionists and personal trainers, Nicky must go it alone.

Notable Continuing Series: The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4

                                          Barry 10:45pm Sky Atlantic


8.00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Channel 4 – George looks back over some of the best off-grid projects from Amazing Spaces: from a wooden yurt in a Devonshire quarry, to a medieval summerhouse in a suburban Kent garden made out of cob. George also sees the stunning results of a VW campervan restoration in Shropshire and visits a Victorian shepherds hut in Worcester.

 Notable Continuing Series: The Bridge, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                             Friday Night Dinner, 10.00pm, Channel 4 

9.00pm Cruising with Jane MacDonald Five – Travelogue with ex cruise-ship singer Jane McDonald. Jane finds herself centre stage at the Sydney Opera House, before embarking on a trip that takes her from Australia to New Zealand via Tasmania. Her first glimpse of NZ is the spectacular Milford Sound, before she stops in Dunedin to experience its Scottish heritage. After visiting Christchurch, she touches down in Picton in Marlborough, a region famous for its wines, which Jane gets to sample.

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