The TVweek: Saturday 6th – Friday 12th April 2019

by | Apr 1, 2019 | All, TV Week


7.15pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV –  Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return as judges while the nation’s favourite presenting duo, Ant and Dec, are back as hosts as the search for the most exciting talent around gets underway.

9.00pm Unstoppable: Sean Scully and the Art of Everything BBC2 – Documentary following abstract artist Sean Scully as he flies around the world to open 15 major exhibitions, and also looking back at his extraordinary life and career.

9.00pm Follow The Money BBC4 – Third series of the Danish crime drama.


8.00pm The Durrells ITV – Fourth and final series of the gentle family drama. Louisa throws herself into running her boarding house, but mysterious guest Lazaros Vangelatos places the villa under police scrutiny. Margo resorts to desperate measures in an effort to find clients to practice her beauty treatments on. With animals remaining his greatest passion, Gerry announces his plans to open a zoo.

Notable Continuing Series: Line Of Duty 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Natural World: Florida – America’s Animal Paradise BBC2 – Dangers facing the wildlife of the US state, including natural disasters like wildfires, flooding and hurricanes, as well as the pressure of a growing human population.

9.00pm Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – In the first ever celebrity series of SAS: Who Dares Wins, 12 well-known faces embark on one of the toughest tests of their lives, to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. They’re living and surviving together in an unforgiving ex-military base, high in the Chilean Andes. From the recruits’ very first challenge – a terrifying backwards dive out of a helicopter – Ant Middleton and his team of ex-special forces instructors are determined to show them that no allowances will be made for their celebrity status.

10.20pm The Olivier Awards ITV – Jason Manford hosts the awards from the Royal Albert Hall.


8.00pm Springtime on the Farm Five – Documentary series celebrating British farms.

9.00pm The Victim BBC1 – Four-part crime drama. A woman is accused of revealing the new identity of her son’s killer online. Starring Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah and James Harkness. Continues at 9pm until Thursday.

9.00pm A House Through Time BBC2 – David Olusoga returns to chart more British history as lived through by the successive inhabitants of a house, this time a Georgian end-of-terrace property in Newcastle.

9.00pm The Widow ITV – Kate Beckinsale stars in this new drama. A woman’s search to uncover the mystery of what happened to her husband leads her to the Congo, where she’s forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved. Continues Tomorrow Night.

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

                                                 Fleabag, 10.35pm BBC1

9.00pm World’s Busiest Train Stations Channel 5 – Documentary series exploring some of the busiest transport hubs in the world. In New York, Grand Central Terminal sees more than one million people per week use its platforms and cross its art deco terminus. Penn Station, on the west side of Manhattan, is the busiest terminal in the western hemisphere.

10.00pm Life After Lock-Up Channel 4 – This observational documentary series traces a year in the lives of ex-offenders as they are released from prison and attempt to reintegrate back into society. In this first episode, Chris is released from HMP Leeds after serving over 32 years for murder; convicted shoplifter Gemma returns to sleeping rough on the streets of Swindon; Azhar tries to win back the respect of his family after serving time for burglary; young offender Rhys is met at the prison gates by his long-suffering mother; and, in Cornwall, the local council offer Jason a hotel for his first night of freedom.


8.00pm How to Lose Weight Well Channel 4 – In this springtime special Dr Xand van Tulleken and Dr Helen Lawal ask ordinary Brits to road test some of the most popular and talked about diets out there and give viewers the lowdown on how the diets performed for them.

8.30pm Hard to Please OAPs ITV – Eight seasoned celebrities tackle modern technology. June Brown tries out an Alexa smart speaker and John Sergeant takes a Tesla car for a spin.

9.00pm Surgeons: At the Edge of Life BBC1 – Cameras return to the operating theatres of Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and reveal what goes on during procedures that test the limits of what is possible.

9.00pm Wild Amazon More4 – In the vast emerald stretches of the Peruvian rainforest, battle lines have been drawn, as killers rub shoulders in this densely populated combat zone, in a war of power, poison, wits, wings and jaws. Honed to predatory perfection by millions of years of evolution, they stalk their prey while making sure they don’t end up as someone else’s kill. A jaguar stalks the riverbank. A giant river otter, an anaconda or even a caiman – all deadly predators themselves – could be her next meal. The forest floor teems with killers. Venomous snakes are on the move. A troop of monkeys flee to the upper canopy but up here the fearsome harpy eagle hunts. Night falls and a new cast of predators prowl. A tarantula lies in wait for unsuspecting prey while a Brazilian wandering spider hunts. Who will win the fight for survival in the teeming Amazon?

Notable Continuing Series: Derry Girls, 9.15pm, Channel 4
                                               Home, 9.45pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Don’t Forget the Driver BBC2 – Dark comedy starring Toby Jones as coach driver Peter Green. As he and his family struggle with their sense of identity, a new arrival throws their lives into chaos.

10.00pm Operation Live Five – Observational medical documentary series. Surgeons, having previously removed the organ from the patient’s father, transplant a kidney into a patient who has suffered end-stage kidney failure.


8.00pm Supermarket Secrets BBC1 – Gregg Wallace goes behind the scenes with Britain’s biggest food retailers to discover how technology and science are being used to bring consumers their food.

Notable Continuing Series: MotherFatherSon, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                               The Bay, 9.00pm, ITV

                                               Veep, 10.05pm, Sky Atlantic

                                               Barry, 10.40pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Inside Tesco: Britain’s Biggest Supermarket Five – Documentary that delves inside the supermarket used by nearly one third of the population. Fiona Phillips speaks to former empolyees, rivals and experts to discover in what state of health Britain’s most successful chain of shops finds itself.


8.00pm Naked Beach Channel 4 – The UK has some of the lowest body image scores in the world. Over a third of us admit we’re unhappy with the way we look. In the new series Naked Beach, social psychologist Dr Keon West and body image expert Natasha Devon MBE have devised a radical experiment that could help those who hate their bodies to learn to love them again. In each episode three ‘Guests’ with critically low body image jet off to a sunny Greek retreat to live with a group of unclothed, body confident ‘Hosts’, who have little more than elaborately designed body paint to cover their modesty.

Notable Continuing Series: Pose, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                             The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4 

                                              Dead Pixels, 9.30pm, E4 

10.00pm Lee & Dean Channel 4 – The critically-acclaimed bittersweet comedy returns. Starring Miles Chapman, Mark O’Sullivan, Camille Ucan and Anna Morris alongside new faces Cariad Lloyd and Colin Hoult. After the after the explosive stag and hen weekend, are Lee and Dean still best mates? In season two the boys, their friends and exes try to rebuild their lives. Expect more rubble, trouble, make ups and break ups, bark rubbing, booze and poetry.


9.00pm Have I Got News For You? BBC1 – Paul Merton and Ian Hislop return as Team Captain.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Comeback of Ant McPartlin Five – Documentary. After being in one of the most successful TV duos of all time, and then enduring a very public fall from grace, this film charts how Ant’s career has been salvaged as he returns to primetime. Features interviews with experts, colleagues and celebrities who have been through similar experiences.

Luke Knowles

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