The TVWeek: Saturday 5th May-Friday 11th May

by | May 1, 2018 | All, TV Week


9.15pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? ITV – Jeremy Clarkson steps into Chris Tarrant’s shoes to host this revival of the legendary quiz show as the programme celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Continues every night this week.


8.00pm Bake-Off: The Professionals Channel 4- Bake-Off contestant Liam Charles and comedian Tom Allen host the show in which duos of professionals go head-to-head to impress pastry chefs and judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin. In this first episode, the teams must finely craft two batches of uniform miniature classics – 24 conversations and 24 tartes aux fruits – in just three and a half hours. This is followed by the Showpiece, in which a reinvention of the Black Forest gateau is required in five hours.

8.00pm Carnage Sky One- Andrew Flintoff, Lethal Bizzle and Vick Hope host a competition in which purpose-built, Mad Max-style vehicles go head to head in three arenas in the desert.

10.15pm Tabula Rasa Channel 4- The latest drama from Channel 4’s Walter Presents strand is this Belgian crime series about a woman with amnesia in an institution who becomes a key figure in a missing persons case, and must recover her memories to prove her innocence. While visits from her family bring the past back to light, she remains uncertain if she is constructing fantasies or recovering memories. All episodes of the series will be available on All4 following broadcast.


9.00pm Genderquake Channel 4 – Eleven strangers with different gender identities and sexualities spend a week together under one roof in the hope that they will discover what divides them and what unites them. In this opening instalment, introductions quickly lead to arguments on the opening night and over the following days, as the housemates begin to make new alliances over visits to a country pub and nearby Brighton beach. Concludes tomorrow night.

10.00pm Peter Kay’s Car Share BBC1- Peter Kay and Sian Gibson return for a one-off special episode of the comedy about the daily commute of supermarket employees John and Kayleigh, with the two stars taking the plunge and improvising the dialogue for the whole show.



8.00pm The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds Channel 4 – The format returns for a two-part special in which clinical psychologist Dr Elizabeth Kilbey and educational neuroscientist Professor Paul Howard-Jones evaluate how young children learn the difference from right and wrong. In this episode, a new class have to decide whether it’s ever okay to cheat and what to do when one of the group makes a big confession. When the dressing-up box comes out, it’s not long before Donald Trump makes an appearance in the nursery, but what do the children think of the most powerful man in the free world?

8.00pm Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Semi-Final BBC4 – Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills present the first of two semi-finals from Lisbon which sees nineteen acts take to the stage to compete for a chance to perform in Saturday’s Grand Final. The second semi-final will air on Thursday. 

Notable Continuing Series: The Split, 9.00pm, BBC1

10.00pm Later Live – With Jools Holland BBC2- The live music show returns with performances from Snow Patrol, Plan B, Tower of Power, Jade Bird and Bettye Lavette.

10.00pm Circus Kids: Our Secret World Five – Documentary following the lives of children performing in circuses, offering an honest insight into their closely guarded world as they embark on the gruelling season that runs from February to November, seven days a week. The opening episode follows children who were born into a life in the circus, including 17-year-old Peter, and two-year-old twins Esmerelda and Scarlett.


9.00pm The 100 E4- The post-apocalyptic sci-fi series returns for its fifth season.

Notable Continuing Series: The Americans, 10.00pm, ITV4


Notable Continuing Series: Britain’s Best Cook, 8:00pm BBC1

                                              Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                         The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4

                                          Barry 10:45pm Sky Atlantic

10.00pm Riot Girls Channel 4 – Hidden-camera prank show in which comedians Grace Campbell, Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence use a series of stunts and sketches to highlight the inequalities and prejudices women still face.


9.00pm The Bridge BBC2 – The Scandinavian series returns for its fourth and final run. This opening episode sees the body of a woman retrieved close to the bridge between Denmark and Sweden. It is found to be that of the Head of the Danish Immigration Board, whose staff had recently been filmed celebrating the success of a case deporting an Iranian homosexual who could face execution on his return.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Friday Night Dinner, 10:00pm Channel 4

                                                High & Dry, 10:30pm Channel 4

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