The TVweek: Saturday 31st August – Friday 6th September 2019

by | Aug 26, 2019 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Britain’s Got Talents: The Champions ITV – Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will bring together the world’s most talented and memorable acts from past series of Got Talent.

9.00pm Darkness: Those Who Kill BBC4 – Danish crime drama. The series follows a detective (Kenneth M. Christensen) and psychologist (Natalie Madueño) as they try to decipher and understand small yet crucial details in the hunt for a serial killer. However, the perpetrator’s mind and actions become increasingly desperate as the net closes in.


7.00pm 5 Gold Rings ITV – A celebrity edition of the gameshow, hosted by Phillip Schofield. Jimmy Carr and Rachel Riley play to win over 50k for their team.

9.00pm Untouchable: The Rise & Fall of Harvey Weinstein BBC2 –  Documentary telling story of how the film producer acquired and deployed his power, charting how he allegedly abused women with seeming impunity throughout his career – from his early days as a music promoter to running movie company Miramax with his brother Bob. Women who came forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault tell their stories in detail, including Rosanna Arquette, Erika Rosenbaum and Paz De La Huerta, while the reporters who broke the story detail his ruthless attempts to preserve power, even as scandal threatened to engulf him.

Notable Continuing Series: Peaky Blinders, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                       The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4 

10.00pm 50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film Channel 4 – Filmmaker Mark Cousins, who left Belfast at 18, returns to his home town to reflect on how the place and its history have been used, and occasionally abused, by cinema. He traces how the legacy of division has impacted the nation’s cinematic imagination, and, in a city that once boasted the biggest movie-going population in the UK, also scrambles around the ruins of Belfast’s once-grand cinemas. Mark presents a personal and alternative perspective on the Northern Irish Troubles through the prism of film and reveals how his passion for cinema was ignited and fuelled by his childhood and youth in Belfast, when it offered an escape – literally and imaginatively – from the violence on the streets.


8.00pm Jamie’s Meat-free Meals Channel 4 – Jamie Oliver demonstrates vegetarian recipes.

9.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1 – John Torode and Gregg Wallace return with culinary contest as 20 famous faces from the worlds of showbusiness, music and sport all hope to follow in the footsteps of last year’s champion John Partridge. Zandra Rhodes, Neil Ruddock, Joey Essex, Oti Mabuse and Andy Grant are the first five of 20 contestants to take on three challenges, with one of them leaving the competition at the end.

9.00pm Rise of the Nazi’s BBC2 – Dramatised documentary examining how Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party seized power in Germany during the 1930s and led to the destruction of democracy in the country.

9.00pm A Confession ITV – Martin Freeman stars in this drama series based on the true story of Senior Investigating Officer Steve Fulcher’s investigation into the disappearance of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan in March 2011.

Notable Continuing Series: Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                               Stath Lets Flats, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Paxman: Why Our Politician’s So Crap? Five – Broadcaster and author Jeremy Paxman assesses the current state of British politics, visiting the election battleground of Peterborough and canvassing the views of people on the streets and in the pub. In a series of feisty encounters with high-profile figures including Alastair Campbell, Ann Widdecombe, Roy Hattersley and Rachel Johnson, the former Newsnight presenter also tries to identify the causes behind the apparent breakdown in trust between MPs and the people they were elected to serve.

10.00pm Are Our Politician’s Up to It?: The Debate Five – Jeremy Vine chairs a discussion on issues raised by Jeremy Paxman’s programme, examining how Britain is polarised and more politically divided than ever before and asking if its MPs are up to the task of sorting things out. Featuring contributions from politicians, former party grandees, journalists, commentators, experts and members of the public.


9.00pm The Capture BBC1 – A six-part thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. In this ‘post-truth era’, can we really believe what we see? When soldier Shaun Emery’s conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned because of flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again. Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner  Ron Perlman and Famke Jansse star.

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

                                                Euphoria, 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic

10.15pm The Drug Cafe Channel 4 – Two-part documentary that follows the experiences of twenty intrepid Brits, from all walks of life, as they get high on cannabis in an Amsterdam coffee shop.

10.35pm Canny Cops BBC1 – Darkly comic, surprising and inviting, this series will take us into the heart of an often-overlooked corner of the country, as seen through the eyes of the cops and the charismatic, witty and complex people they police. A documentary series with unprecedented access to Durham Constabulary and the communities of Peterlee and the surrounding areas on the North East coast.


8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Phil & Kirstie return for a new series of the househunting series.

9.00pm The Big Hosptial Experiment BBC2 – This four-part documentary series – inspired by a social care programme in Germany – follows 14 young people as they’re put to work on the wards at the Royal Derby Hospital.

9.00pm Grand Designs Channel 4 – The iconic property show returns for a new series. It’s a particularly brave or foolhardy person who even thinks about building a new house right on top of a sheer cliff, 100 feet above crashing seas and jagged rocks. But that’s exactly what former structural engineer Andy Stakes and textile industry expert Jeanette Hardy are planning to do on the west coast of Scotland. They want to spend 250,000thousand pounds on a two-bedroom, glass-fronted, earth-sheltered home for themselves and their two beloved Newfoundland dogs. Kevin McCloud hosts.

9.00pm Inside British Airways Five – Documentary going behind the scenes at the airline, charting the fortunes of the business and following the people who work to keep the planes flying and passengers happy.

9.00pm The Reluctant Landlord Sky1 – Second series of the comedy starring Romesh Ranganathan and Sian Gibson.

9.00pm Taskmaster Dave – Greg Davies is back, joined as ever by Alex Horne. The five celebrities making grand entrances for series nine are David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo.

10.00pm Prisoner’s Wives Five – Documentary filmed over the course of three months following women in Manchester and the north-west of England, who keep everything in their family life together while their partners are behind bars. Whatever the circumstances, life must go on for those who are left on the outside, with bills to pay and children to look after.

10.35pm Abused By the Police BBC1 – In the last ten years in America, 2,200 police officers have been arrested in connection with sexual assault. Around half of the complainants of those alleged crimes are reportedly under 18. Reporter Ellie Flynn, pictured, travels to America to meet a group of young women who say they were sexually assaulted by officers whilst in custody.


8.00pm DIY SOS: Celebrating 20 Years BBC1 – Documentary catching up with those who have taken part in a Big Build as well those who have had houses or projects built for them by Nick Knowles and the team.

8.00pm The Dog House Channel 4 – A fixed rig series set inside Wood Green, The Animals Charity, where staff are committed to matching their homeless dogs with hopeful dog owners. This series captures the highs and lows of the human/dog dating experience.

9.00pm The Hunt for Britain’s Slave Gangs BBC1 – A Panorama investigation.

9.00pm Billy Connolly’s Big American Trail ITV – Three-part travelogue that sees Billy going far off the beaten track into the places you’ve heard of but have rarely seen, as he follows the migratory trail of the Scots through America.

9.00pm The First Dates Hotel Channel 4 – An eclectic array of arrivals check in searching for a suitable soulmate, but with no idea who their dates are going to be. Manager Fred Sirieix and his team of Cupids are on hand to manage this five-star Hotel di Amore, catering to every whim and desire.

9.00pm The Loudest Voice Sky Atlantic – Seven-part drama following the dramatic rise and fall of Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. Starring Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller.

10.00pm The Mash Report BBC2 – Nish Kumar and a cast of comedy correspondents present the satirical and surreal take on the week’s news.


8.00pm When Cruises Go Wrong & Other Travel Disasters Five – Travel disasters through eye-witness testimony and first-hand footage, from horrifying dramas at sea to one of the worst air disasters in British aviation history.

9.30pm Scarborough BBC1 – New comedy from Benidorm writer Derren Litten.  It follows the lives and loves of a small handful of residents in Scarborough, the sometime sunny beach resort in North Yorkshire, who meet most nights in the local karaoke bar where they swap gossip and sing 80’s classics. The cast includes  Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Steve Edge and Claire Sweeney.

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