The TVweek: Saturday 6th – Friday 12th June 2015

by | Jun 2, 2015 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic BBC2 – Jonathan Ross gains unprecedented access to Britain’s famous film studio to reveal the magic behind some of the greatest movies ever made. He encounters stars including Dame Joan Collins and Barbara Windsor, casts the spotlight upon the award-winning teams behind iconic heroes such as Superman and James Bond.


8.00pm Julie Walters in Conversation with Richard E Grant BBC4 – Actors and directors talk about their careers with fellow artists and contemporaries. Julie Walters has been one of Britain’s best-loved actresses since her award-winning big screen debut in Educating Rita. Her film career has since ranged from the song and dance of Mamma Mia! to the tragicomedy of Calendar Girls via a long-running role in the Harry Potter series. In this exclusive and revealing conversation, recorded in front of a live audience, Julie discusses her movie career with Richard E Grant.

9.00pm Channel 4’s Comedy Gala 2015 Channel 4 – Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, returns for a sixth year to London’s O2 Arena. The amazing all-star line-up for the annual comedy spectacular includes: Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Trevor Noah, Warwick Davis and many more.

9.00pm Love Island ITV2 – Brand new series of the relationship-based reality show. In this live opening episode, host Caroline Flack introduces the cast of hot young singles who have come looking for a summer of love and romance in Majorca.

10.00pm Protecting Our Foster Kids BBC2 – Documentary series that follows Dorset County Council’s fostering service over the course of a year to witness the intimate day-to-day work foster carers and other professionals do in helping the lives of children in care. Amy is fourteen years old and has been living in foster homes since she was ten. Three months ago, she moved in with Steph and Chris and their family. It’s her fourth placement in as many years, but as she enters her formative years she hopes it will be her last. Amy settles quickly and moves school to help become part of the family. But when her older sister Natalie moves in in an emergency, the placement becomes strained. With unprecedented access to the family, the fostering service and the social workers involved in the lives of Amy and Natalie.


9.00pm The Met BBC1 – Documentary series following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims, all across the capital.

9.00pm Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild Channel 4 – Kevin McCloud travels to a paradise desert island in the south Pacific to meet a British family who’ve quit the rat race to live a simpler life. Karyn, Boris and their three children appear to be living everyone’s fantasy existence – but Kevin wants to uncover the reality behind the dream. Can a simpler existence really make you happier? The family’s remote island home is nestled in the archipelago of Tonga. To get there, Kevin undertakes an epic five day journey, travelling as far from the UK as it’s possible to go.

9.00pm How to be a Bohemian Victoria Coren Mitchell BBC4 – Victoria Coren Mitchell presents a series exploring the history of bohemians – those weird and wonderful artists and writers who have chosen to defy convention, from radical romantics to sandal-wearing vegetarians and sexual-experimenters.


8.00pm Me and My Guide Dog ITV – A two-part documentary following a litter of pups from birth, through their training as guide dogs to the momentous day when they are finally assigned to a blind person.

8.00pm Running the Shop Channel 4 – Entrepreneur Hilary Devey has persuaded bosses from companies around Britain to leave their business for three weeks and let the staff run the shop. Hilary has spotted that the most successful businesses in the world don’t just rely on good management, but take good ideas from everyone. Each episode features a different struggling business which Hilary hopes to help turn around. The boss leaves employees ú30,000 to invest in new ideas. It’s an opportunity for staff to show their boss what they’re made of, make the changes they’ve always wanted to, and even advance their career.

8.00pm Guitar Star Sky1 – Edith Bowman oversees the nationwide search for a new star guitar player. Meet the contenders as they prepare to compete for the chance to play at Latitude Festival.

9.00pm The Enforcers ITV – Two-part observational documentary which follows High Court enforcement officers as they go about their work – evicting problem tenants from homes, offices and squats and repossessing goods that have not been paid for.


9.00pm The Interceptor BBC1 – 8-part action drama following an undercover team on the hunt for Britain’s most ruthless criminals. Ash loves two things: his family and catching criminals. A botched operation leads him to join the Unit, a new undercover law enforcement team, operating outside of the police but with one goal in mind – to get to the criminals at the very top, the ones most skilled at evading justice. Ash jumps at the chance to make a real difference, but his other more secret agenda in joining the Unit is revenge. Driven by the ghosts of his past, and uncompromising in his approach, Ash’s knowledge of the street soon starts to pay off.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4

                                                 9.00pm The Affair, Sky Atlantic

                                                9.00pm Jane The Virgin, E4

9.30pm Napoleon BBC2 – The first of three documentaries telling the story of Napoleon. With access to a unique archive of Napoleon’s personal letters, many of which have never been published before, historian Andrew Roberts journeys through the history and geography of Europe to bring this story vividly to life as he retraces the footsteps of the legendary leader himself.

10.00pm Jordskott ITV Encore –  Ten-part Nordic mystery thriller, set deep in the ancient forests of Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thornblad is still trying to come to terms with her grief and gnawing sense of loss. At the time it was widely believed that Josefine drowned in the nearby Silverhojd Lake, but Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fateful day. Then, just as a young boy goes missing in the Silverhojd forest, Eva returns to attend her father’s funeral. Taking part in the search for the missing child, she soon finds herself revisiting the dark mystery which still haunts her.


8.00pm Domino’s Pizza: A Slice of Life Channel 4 – This one-off observational documentary gains intimate access to one of the UK’s best-loved fast food companies: Domino’s. From the dough factory where every pizza begins its life, to its Milton Keynes headquarters, and inside the kitchens of the franchises across the country, the film offers up a slice of life within the brand that calls itself ‘one big dysfunctional family’, and learns just what it means to be a ‘Dominoid’.

9.00pm Stonemouth BBC2 – Romantic mystery based on the best-selling novel by Iain Banks. Stewart Gilmour arrives home in Stonemouth after two years in exile. Sad circumstances bring him back: his best friend has died, apparently at his own hands. Convinced it can’t be suicide, Stewart resolves to find out what really happened, which means he must face the girl he left behind.

9.00pm The Tribe Channel 4 – This first episode of a major new documentary series introduces one of the most charismatic, loud and fun-loving families on television. Living in four mud huts in southern Ethiopia, a three-generational tribal family known to their friends and neighbours as the Ayke Mukos, have allowed cameras to film their lives. This extraordinary family, led by cantankerous elder Ayke Muko and his two wives, have been filmed day and night with small fixed-rig cameras similar to The Family and Educating Yorkshire.

10.00pm Mock the Week BBC2 – Dara O Briain and the team return for another series of the topical comedy featuring guests James Acaster, Matt Forde, Katherine Ryan and Josh Widdicombe.


9.00pm TFI Friday Channel 4 – Chris Evans’ seminal entertainment show returns for a live 90-minute anniversary special with the original crew including Danny Baker. Chris presents brand new features and revisits former memorable segments, as well as celebrating some of the brilliant, anarchic moments in the show’s colourful history. TFI Friday was at the heart of 90s Britpop, and featured some leading British and international bands, as guests queued up to appear during its run. Broadcasting from a new central London location, TFI promises to be an unmissable live television event.

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