The TVweek: Saturday 3rd – Friday 9th March 2018

by | Feb 27, 2018 | All, TV Week


9.50pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories ITV – Piers sits down with Pamela Anderson.


8.00pm Churchill’s Secret Affair Channel 4 – This explosive Secret History documentary reveals new evidence of Winston Churchill’s secret affair and how it came to back to haunt him.

Notable Continuing Series: Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV   
                                               Strike, 9.00pm, BBC1

                       Life and Death Row: Mass Execution, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm When Award Shows Go Horribly Wrong Five – A collection of car-crash award show moments. Julian Clary narrates some award-ceremony shockers including Samantha Fox blundering through the Brit Awards, Gemma Collins falling through a trap door, and Madonna’s cape disaster.


7.30pm My Hotter Half E4 – Melvin Odoom fronts as partner goes up against partner in an explosive and nerve-jangling Battle of Hotness. This episode features a battle of the fiancées, as girlfriends Ellie and Harley go to war before walking down the aisle. And thirtysomething Daniel takes on 21-year-old Jessica. Daniel thinks Jessica’s wardrobe needs to grow up a bit. But Jessica reckons Daniel dresses like a grandad.

8.00pm Cop Car Workshop Dave – Behind the scenes at Cheshire Police’s car workshop. John Heussi builds a new riot van. It better be up to the job, as it’s soon besieged by firework-wielding teens.

Notable Continuing Series: Marcella, 9.00pm, ITV

                                        24 Hours in Custody 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Oscars 2018: Highlights Sky1 – Relive all the most memorable moments from the star-studded 2018 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, hosted by late-night talk show king Jimmy Kimmel.

10.00pm Action Team ITV2 – Vicky McClure and Tom Davis star in a double of a new comedy series. When an undercover agent is shot dead, it catapults Action Team into an Austrian adventure as they discover plans to attack an international charity conference. Ruth Brooks, MI6 head of operations, is contacted by Vladimir Schevchenko, an evil Russian dictator. He threatens a possible attack on the West, name checking the secret organisation Abacus.

10.25pm Big Field BBC2 – Sketch show parodying TV programmes.


8.00pm The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – The Great British Bake Off returns with five special Stand Up To Cancer episodes. In each episode Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are joined by four different celebrities aiming to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills. Over five episodes, Paul and Prue set 15 exciting new baking challenges, pushing the celebrities to their baking limits. But only one celebrity per episode will be awarded the coveted star baker apron. On your marks, get set, bake for Stand Up To Cancer! In the first episode, the four brave celebrities ushered into the Bake Off tent are comedian Harry Hill, Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, actor and writer Roisin Conaty, and veteran broadcaster Bill Turnbull. The first challenge is a bake sale classic – cupcakes.

9.15pm The Seven Year Switch Channel 4 – Every year, thousands of people fall in love and get married. However, after years of being together, even the strongest couples can find themselves at a crossroads, forcing them to make the toughest of decisions – whether to stay or go. In a life changing, high-stakes experiment, four brave couples take the radical step to try to save their failing relationships by switching partners. They live as husband and wife with the new partner to see if time spent with another can help redeem their long-term relationship. Guiding them through the process, relationship therapist Lee Valls and life coach Vena Ramphal take the switched couples on a journey of self-discovery. At the end of the experiment, each of the couples face the decision of a lifetime – do they want to stay together or is it time to call it a day?

9.00pm Wild Britain with Ray Mears Five – Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Only the hardiest of beasts survive in Britain’s mountains and uplands, including the golden eagle and its prey the mountain hare, plus 400,000 red deer, the flamboyant black grouse, and sheep who have grazed for centuries.

Notable Continuing Series: Mum, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.45pm This Country BBC1 – Second series of the brilliant mockumentary exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain. Kerry has turned over a new leaf and is trying to give back to her community. Meanwhile, Kerry’s cousin, Kurtan, is coming to terms with his decision not to go to Swindon College and is struggling to get back into the swing of village life.

10.45pm Crashing Sky Atlantic – Second season of the HBO comedy. A chance encounter with famed magician Penn Jillette inspires a questioning Pete to try living with abandon for one night.


8.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – Nick Knowles and the team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.

9.00pm One Born Every Minute Channel 4 – The award-winning documentary series moves to Birmingham Women’s Hospital, highlighting the extraordinary highs and lows of a maternity ward where parents’ lives change forever as they welcome new babies into the world. This series reflects Birmingham’s rich cultural mix as viewers get to know a new batch of soon-to-be parents.

Notable Continuing Series: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace , 9.00pm, BBC2                       Save Me, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Hell’s Kitchen USA ITV2 – It’s time for a brand new season of Hell’s Kitchen USA. Chef Ramsay is bringing back former black jacket chefs to compete in an all-star season for the biggest prize in Hell’s Kitchen history.

9.00pm Vet on the Hill More4 – A new run of episodes of Vet on the Hill starts with Dr Scott Miller trying to save the damaged tail of a cocker spaniel pup. And a much-loved Staffy needs a high-tech eye operation. Also, Scott is put to the test in a dramatic puppy birth.


8.00pm Crufts 2018 Channel 4 – Clare Balding presents continued live coverage of Crufts 2018. The judging this evening includes the Working and Pastoral groups, and there are highlights from the ever-popular Agility and Flyball competitions, with Agility, like TV legend Peter Purves, celebrating 40 years at Crufts this year. Plus, there’s lots more canine tales and guests.

9.00pm Not Going Out BBC1 – Lee Mack’s family comedy returns. Lucy’s father reluctantly allows Lee to help Lucy clear up the builder’s mess in their new kitchen extension.

9.00pm Rachel Nickell: The Untold Story ITV – Fiona Bruce has covered some of the UK’s most shocking crimes during her time as a news reporter and presenter, but the brutality of the murder of –  on Wimbledon Common in July 1992 has been permanently etched onto her memory. Now Fiona revisits the crime; by speaking to key figures involved in the case, Fiona uncovers what happened on that fateful day on Wimbledon Common, the difficulties that police officers faced, and how a misguided investigation almost let a murderer go free.

9.00pm Do the Right Thing with Eamon and Ruth Five – Consumer entertainment show with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, telling the stories of unsung heroes and fighting social injustice. This week they reveal shocking injuries caused by simple battieres in children’s toys, why a council fined a business for recycling, and a way to ease loneliness in the elderly.

9.00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine E4 – As the fifth series of the US comedy about a group of New York City police detectives begins, Peralta and Diaz adjust to their new lives behind bars but are coping in very different ways. Peralta bonds with his cellmate Caleb, but is forced to join a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero to gain his protection. In the women’s prison, Diaz puts her visitors, Captain Holt and Sergeant Jeffords, to the test by making them complete outrageous lists of chores for her. Meanwhile, back at the precinct, Santiago and Boyle are doing everything they can to get their jailed colleagues exonerated.

9.30pm Still Game BBC1 – Return of the Scottish comedy. Winston appeals to his friends for help, as asbestos is forcing him out of his flat for a while but, with nobody keen to take him in, he has to find an alternative arrangement. Meanwhile, Isa’s birthday is coming up and she is on a mission to find out who is throwing her a surprise party.


9.00pm Putin: The New Tsar BBC2 – Documentary revealing the story of Vladimir Putin’s extraordinary rise to power – from a lowly KGB colonel to Boris Yeltsin’s right hand man and ultimately his successor.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                              The Last Leg,10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Jane McDonald and Friends Five – All-singing, all-dancing entertainment with Jane McDonald. Jane performs a couple of her favourite songs, and is joined by special guests Alexander O’Neal and Shane Filan.

9.00pm Rough Justice More4 – Walter Presents – which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world – continues with this moody Belgian detective drama in which straight-talking Superintendent Liese Meerhout leads the homicide division of Antwerp’s police force. She and her team go to great lengths to ensure justice is served, even if it means they sometimes push boundaries and bend rules. The body of a news-hungry journalist is found near Antwerp’s harbour, with all the clues pointing towards a criminal network of smugglers. The victim has a shady past and touched a lot of nerves while pursuing his stories. But then a second body is discovered, and the superintendent and her team find themselves in a race against time before the killer strikes again. Meanwhile, Liese receives an email from a mysterious sender, and a historical case begins to resurface

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