The TVweek: Saturday 6th – Friday 12th October 2018

by | Oct 1, 2018 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series:Strictly Come Dancing, 6:30pm 

                                               Killing Eve, 9.25pm BBC1


6.45pm Doctor Who BBC1 – Chris Chibnall takes over as showrunner and Jodie Whittaker takes the role of the Doctor for a new run. In Sheffield, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?

8.00pm Mediterranean with Simon Reeve BBC2 – Simon Reeve embarks on the first leg of an extraordinary four-part journey around the Mediterranean, travelling from Malta across the sea to southern Italy and onto Albania.

8.30pm Still Open All Hours BBC1 – Fifth series of the gentle comedy starring David Jason and Lynda Baron.

9.00pm Last Chance Lawyer NYC BBC2 – Four-part documentary series that follows the exploits of Attorney at Law, Howard Greenberg, a man who practices criminal law like you’ve never seen before. From his office in Brooklyn, Howard wages “war” against the government. He believes the state is out to screw over its citizens, and that the power of advocacy, in his expert hands, can save his clients from this tyranny.

9.00pm Flight of Conchords: Live in London Sky Atlantic – It’s business time – again. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return to perform classics and new original songs live from London’s Eventim Apollo.

10.00pm Inside Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital More4 – This episode of the series with unprecedented access to Birmingham Children’s Hospital explores the ‘superhuman’ qualities that parents can develop when their children need them. It follows mums and dads who surpass all expectations and whose lives change forever


9.00pm Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets BBC1 –  Stacey Dooley discovers the shocking environmental impact of people’s insatiable appetite for cheap clothing.

9.00pm The Old People’s Home for 4-Year-Olds Channel 4 – A three-month experiment is about to start at one of the largest retirement villages in the UK – Lark Hill, on the outskirts of Nottingham – in a specially built nursery where the classmates’ ages range from just three to 102. Inspired by the show’s previous experiment in Bristol, the pensioners this time are much older and the nursery runs for twice as long, stretching the older group’s stamina with excursions, dancing and a daily timetable of nursery activities. Is an experiment of this length sustainable and can significant results inspire long-term solutions in older care? Led by a team of geriatric specialists measuring the impact of pre-schoolers on the mood, memory and mobility of the older group, the team also features a child development specialist – as for the first time in the UK, the children are also assessed to see what happens to their emotional and social development, and language skills, if their classmates are almost a century older.


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

8.00pm Love Your Home and Garden ITV – Like any 15-year-old boy Josh loves the outdoors but as he suffers from multiple disabilities and is confined to a wheelchair, he relies on his mum Benita to care for him. As Josh has grown, Mum and son are becoming increasingly confined to the house. Benita volunteers as a health worker at his school so Alan is determined to help this selfless woman and her son.

9.00pm A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad BBC2 – Three-part series delving into the story of the Assad dynasty. Right at the centre of it are President Bashar and his wife Asma, who met and fell in love in London. Over a decade ago, they were being welcomed with open arms in Britain. Today, they are entrenched in a brutal war that has led to some of the most horrifying crimes of modern times. Episode one follows Bashar and Asma’s journey to become president and first lady of Syria against the backdrop of a troubled and suspicious family.

9.00pm Caught on Camera: Police in Danger ITV – What happens when police officers charged with keeping the public safe come under attack? This show features incredible footage – often filmed by cops themselves – of what they deal with on the frontline. With an officer reporting being assaulted on average every 18 minutes, and more and more incidents being caught on camera, we meet the policemen and women putting themselves in danger to protect the public.

9.00pm The Good Doctor Sky Witness – Second season of the hit US drama series which revolves around a doctor with autism.

10.20pm Surviving The Island with Bear Grylls Channel 4 – More than a month ago, Bear Grylls abandoned 10 celebrities on a desert island in the Pacific. Now he returns to pick up the seven remaining islanders and to find out how they made it to the end.


Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Am I Murderer? ITV – This new documentary in ITV’s Crime and Punishment season tells the story of Janet Holt, who claims that more than 40 years ago she murdered her business partner, who she says raped her – yet his body has never been found.

10.00pm The Bisexual Channel 4 – Maxine Peake stars in this comedy/drama series that explores the difference between dating men and women, from the perspective of a person who, for the first time, finds herself doing both. New Yorker Leila lives in London in a seemingly perfect relationship with girlfriend and business partner Sadie. But Leila has a secret – she’s bisexual. Realising that she’s living a lie, Leila makes a drastic decision with unexpected consequences.


9.00pm Gordon.Gino & Fred’s Roadtrip: The Italian Job ITV – Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix join forces once more as they explore each other’s home countries and help put on an event of personal significance. The series kicks off with Gino at the helm and, unfortunately for the other two, the wheel, as he introduces them to the way of life of his hometown of Naples and the food of the region of Campania.

Notable Continuing Series:  No Offence, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                 South Park, 10.00pm, Comedy Central

9.00pm Don’t Hate the Playerz ITV2 – The first in a new comedy music gameshow series featuring live performances.

9.00pm Get Shorty Sky Atlantic – Second season of the crime drama starring Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd.


8.00pm Disco and Beyond with Ana Matronic and Martyn Ware BBC4 – Series in which famous household names curate personal playlists that pay tribute to the iconic artists, performances and genres that shaped their own musical journeys. Featuring blistering soundtracks, personal anecdotes and intimate portrayal, all wrapped around a golden hour of BBC archival music gems.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm 

9.30pm Would I Lie To You? BBC1 – Rob Brydon returns with a new series of the award-winning comedy panel show with David Mitchell and Lee Mack as the lightning-quick team captains. Over the course of the show, celebrity guests reveal amazing stories about themselves, some of which are true and some of which are not. The aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact. This episode’s guests are This episode’s guests are Dion Dublin, Debbie McGee, Bob Mortimer and Lucy Porter.

10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – The award-winning series is back for a 15th series. Hosts Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker reunite with their honest, upbeat brand of satirical comedy

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