The TVweek: Saturday 4th – Friday 10th June 2016

by | May 31, 2016 | All, TV Week


8.00pm You Saw Them Here First ITV – Another collection of TV appearances by stars before they became household names. This edition features such famous faces as Sheridan Smith, Daniel Craig, Idris Elba, Paloma Faith, Bradley Walsh and Stephen Fry as you have never seen them before.

9.00pm It’ll Be Alright on the Night  ITV – Griff Rhys Jones presents another collection of never-before-seen outtakes from the world of film and TV. This edition features some of the world’s best-loved stars including Sir Elton John, David Beckham and Ricky Gervais. There are gaffes and guffaws from Coronation Street, Mr Selfridge, the One Show and EastEnders.


6.00pm Soccer Aid 2016 ITV – Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher host the pre-match build up and live coverage of 2016’s big Soccer Aid match from Old Trafford. Robbie Williams’ England team of celebrities and footballing greats take on Michael Sheen’s Rest of the World, all in aid of leading children’s charity UNICEF.

7.00pm Escape to Chateau Channel 4 – Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree dream of swapping their two bed flat in Southend for an idyllic life in France. They imagine their ú280,000 budget will stretch to a small country cottage, a Parisian flat, or a tiny place near the sea. But when they find out how cheap French property prices are, they discover they can dream bigger – much bigger – and like 10,000 Brits who move to France every year, they head off over the Channel. But this is no ordinary move. Escape to the Chateau follows the story of Dick and Angel as they buy an abandoned French chateau and with ingenuity, imagination and sheer hard graft, bring its 45 rooms and 12 acres of land back to life in order to restore it to its former 19th century glory.

8.00pm Penelope Keith At Her Majesty’s Service Channel 4 – In celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday, Penelope Keith travels to the four corners of the Union to venture behind the scenes of Her Majesty’s official royal residences, where she meets the people with royal titles and ancient appointments – from the Royal Falconer to the Washer of the Sovereign’s hands.

9.00pm City in the Sky BBC2 – Dallas Campbell and Dr Hannah Fry investigate what it takes to get a million people and their luggage off the ground and up in the air. From building the world’s biggest passenger plane to navigating through the busiest airport on the planet, to the perils of getting airborne in the coldest city on earth – Dallas and Hannah go to extremes to get under the skin of the remarkable story of departure.

10.05pm Top Gear: Extra Gear BBC2 – Brand new spin-off show. In this first episode, Rory Reid gets up close and personal with fellow Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz at her racing workshop in Germany, while Chris Harris gives his own unique take on the Ariel Nomad.

11.00pm Duran Duran at Eden BBC1 – Alex Jones and Patrick Kielty introduce highlights of a concert headlined by Duran Duran and staged in front of the Eden Project’s iconic biomes as part of 2016’s BBC Music Day. Also featuring a performance by Laura Mvula, this concert is the finale to an all-day celebration of music spanning the UK.


9.00pm Reg BBC1 – Drama by Jimmy McGovern based on the true story of Reg Keys, the father of a royal military policeman, who took on the British prime minister over Britain’s participation in the Iraq War. Tim Roth and Anna Maxwell-Martin star.

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

                                             Game of Thrones, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                               Upstart Crow 10.00pm, BBC2

                                               Veep, Sky Atlantic, 11.10pm

9.00pm Paul O’Grady’s 100 Years of Movie Musicals More4 – Paul O’Grady embarks on a feel-good journey in this 90-minute special celebrating the many highlights of the magical movie genre of the musical. A keen fan and aficionado, Paul leaves no musical note un-tuned as he reveals the genre’s history – from its roots in the early 20th century, through its golden era, and all the way up to the multimillion dollar industry it has become. Paul is joined by a host of stars and insiders from the world of movie musicals, including James Corden, Michael Ball, Michael York, Joel Grey, Sheila Hancock and Benny Andersson.


8.00pm Don’t Look Down: Rope Men ITV – A look at the spectacular sights and extraordinary experiences of one of Britain’s most dangerous jobs – industrial abseiling.

8.00pm George Clarke’s Old House, New Home Channel 4 – In this new series, George Clarke wants to get under the skin of homes with history and unlock their potential. But there’s a problem. Our homes are stuck in the past, we need to make them fit for the future. But what modern styles will work in period properties? Does ‘old’ necessarily mean ‘good’? Old houses are not always suited for modern needs. Nowhere is this more evident than in the kitchen. It’s the room we spend the most money on, so we simply can’t afford to get it wrong.

9.00pm Horizon: Why are We Getting So Fat? BBC2 – Cambridge geneticist Dr Giles Yeo investigates obesity in the UK.

9.00pm Cameron and Farage Live: The EU Referendum ITV – Julie Etchingham presents a live hour-long programme in which David Cameron and Nigel Farage will in turn answer questions from a studio audience in London. Nigel Farage takes questions first, followed by David Cameron. The prime minister wants Britain to remain in the EU and announced the date of the 23 June referendum back in February, while Nigel Farage has been campaigning for Britain to leave the EU for more than 20 years.

9.00pm Cutting Edge: Rich Brother, Poor Brother Channel 4 – Multi-millionaire Tory businessman Ivan Massow lives in a luxurious five-storey home in central London and goes hunting in his spare time. His younger brother David ekes out a living as an odd-job man and lives in a white van on a lay-by, with no running water. The brothers’ incredibly different lives tell the story of an increasingly divided Britain, where more people than ever before are fast-tracking it to millionaire status, sometimes leaving behind family members who’ve had less good fortune. So what happens to a family when one sibling suddenly becomes rich, and the other one doesn’t?

9.00pm Big Brother Five – Emma Willis opens the door to the Big Brother house, allowing this year’s housemates to enter. But while things may appear to be straight forward, Big Brother will ensure that no-one will have the entire picture. The Housemates are not alone and they should be prepared for paranoia and suspicion.

9.00pm Agatha Rasin Sky1 – Ashley Jensen plays amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin in the first of eight entertaining murder mysteries. Gavin and Stacey’s Mathew Horne co-stars.

10.00pm Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk BBC2 –  Offering viewers a light comedic take on the EU Referendum, Jack Dee turns agony uncle to help a live studio audience dispel their problems and aims to shed light on their dilemmas and issues relating to this historic event in British politics. In each episode, Jack will be accompanied by a panel of four special comedic guests. Nothing is written or prepared and the panel don’t know what the questions from the audience will be until the show begins. In this week’s first episode, Jack’s panel guests include HelpDesk regulars Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan

10.00pm Lagos to London: Britain’s New Super Rich Channel 4 – The Nigerians are coming and they’re spending big on luxury, education and property. Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. Filmed over six months, this fun and fascinating documentary follows the lives of a handful of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what’s dubbed ‘the shuttle life’ between Lagos and London. Cuppy and Temi Otedola are heiresses to a $1.2 billion fortune but they’re determined to make their own success: Cuppy as an international DJ, and Temi as a fashion blogger. The Mbadiwe twins make a lucrative living hosting high-end nightclub events in London and Lagos. And British-Nigerian multi-millionaire Alexander Amosu, who’s famous for his bespoke luxury creations including diamond-encrusted phones and suits, is about to launch a new business venture: an ‘Argos catalogue for the super-rich’.

10.45pm Thierry Henry: My France, My Euros BBC1 – Former French international footballer Thierry Henry presents this thought-provoking documentary which focuses on the stories of Euros gone by and the social and cultural impact football has across Europe.


8.00pm Rescue Dog to Super Dog Channel 4 – In this brand new series, six dogs are selected from rescue centres around the UK and paired with six people with disabilities. Aided by two of the country’s top dog trainers, the aim is to transform these canine companions into brilliant disability helper dogs.

9.00pm The Secrets of Growing Up ITV – Documentary which looks at the emotional and physical transformation that takes place over 20 years from birth to adulthood.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody, 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Power Monkeys Channel 4 – The new spin-off from the highly acclaimed comedy series Ballot Monkeys, starring Jack Dee, Claire Skinner, Kevin McNally, Andy Nyman, Archie Panjabi and Amelia Bullmore. Power Monkeys follows both sides of the EU referendum, along with some of the most prominent international politicians on Donald Trump’s campaign plane and inside Vladimir Putin’s Presidential office. Highlighting the follies and foibles of contemporary politics, creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin write much of the show in the hours leading up to transmission.


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.

8.00pm The ITV Referendum Debate ITV – Two-hour live debate ahead of the most significant UK referendum in recent history. Three senior political figures from each side of the argument answer questions from members of the studio audience, before the floor is opened up to free flowing discussion, moderated by Julie Etchingham.

9.00pm New Blood BBC1 – Seven-part Drama in which two junior investigators come together against a new breed of criminal – the uber-rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades. A sinister drugs trial in India has repercussions years later when a teacher is murdered. Trainee detective Rash and junior SFO investigator Stefan are separately drawn into the case.

9.00pm Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital Channel 4 – With unprecedented access, this heart-warming new documentary series explores modern-day parenting through some of the 270,000 patient visits to Birmingham Children’s Hospital each year. Narrated by David Tennant, the series intimately follows children and their families on their journeys through 34 specialist departments and further afield. From emergencies in A&E to discussions in families’ cars and around the dinner table, the series discovers what it really means to be a parent, through testing and also life-affirming moments.

Notable Continuing Series: Peaky Blinders, 9.00pm BBC2

                                    The Americans, 9.00pm, ITV Encore                                                                                                      The Good Wife, 9.00pm, More4

10.00pm Mock the Week BBC2 – Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis mock the events of the last seven days with guests Gary Delaney, Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Tiff Stevenson and Josh Widdicombe.


9.00pm The Millionaires’ Holiday Club BBC2 – From the Seychelles to Barbados, this documentary series goes away with millionaire clients on made-to-measure holidays and looks behind the scenes at a luxury tour operator to see their extraordinary efforts to try and provide seven-star holidays across the globe.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Mum 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – The award-winning live weekly satirical comedy show returns for an eighth series, hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. The first guest of the series, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, joins the team to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories.

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