The TVWeek: Saturday 7th – Friday 13th May

by | May 6, 2016 | All, TV Week


9.00pm The Hollow Crown  BBC2 – The BBC’s adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays continue with a three-part series covering the events of Henry VI: Part I, II and II as well as Richard III. This first instalment looks at Henry VI’s struggles as a teenage king and his attempts to quash the bickering between his nobleman. The all-star cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, Adrian Dunbar, Philip Glenister, Sally Hawkins, Anton Lesser and Tom Sturridge as Henry.


7.00pm Atteborough at 90 BBC1 – Kirsty Young talks to David Attenborough about his life and career discussing his travels around the world and his most memorable encounters with wildlife.

7.00pm Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF BBC2 – A behind-the-scenes looks at The Red Arrows during their busiest weekend of the year with the Queen’s birthday fly-pass, the Biggin Hill air display and their own RAF show.

8.00pm British Academy Television Awards BBC1 – Graham Norton hosts the prestigious awards show with nominees including Wolf Hall, Poldark, Humans and First Dates.

8.00pm Burma’s Secret Jungle War with Joe Simpson BBC2 – The first of two programmes in which the mountaineer travels to Burma to tell the story of a guerilla campaign fought behind Japanese enemy lines in the Second World War which his own father was a part of.

9.00pm Hillsborough BBC2 – Documentary exploring Britain’s worst stadium disaster, the aftermath of the tragedy and the 27-year campaign for justice fought on behalf of those who died.


8.00pm Choose the Right Puppy For You BBC2 – Kate Humble presents this two-part guide to buying a dog featuring advice from experts on how to pick the one that best suits prospective owners’ lifestyle and home environments.

9.00pm Attenborough: Life that Glows BBC2 – Using specially-designed cameras, David Attenborough explores the world of bioluminescence; the often spectacular light created by glow-worms, fireflies and plankton.

10.00pm Upstart Crow BBC2 – David Mitchell plays William Shakespeare as he attempts to make a life for himself as a playwright in London whilst trying to be a husband and father in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Ben Elton’s sitcom also stars Liza Tarbuck as Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway as well as Paula Wilcox and Harry Enfield.

11.00pm Up Late With Rylan Channel 5  – Former X-Factor and Big Brother star Rylan Clark-Neal hosts this nightly chat show from London’s Hospital Club.


8.00pm Sun, Sea and Supersavers Channel 4  – Bargain hunters attempt to find the best deals on holidays including a couple of professional supersavers who try to find the best bargains in Gret Yarmouth and two families who battle it out in Mallorca.

8.00pm Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Semi Final One BBC4 – Mel Giedroyc and Scott Mills report live from Stockholm which sees eighteen acts battle for just ten spots in Saturday’s final. The second semi-final airs at the same time on Thursday.

9.00pm Old School with The Hairy Bikers  BBC2 –  At a struggling school in Oxford, Dave and Si embark on an experiment by paring twelve teenagers with twelve pensioners to see if these new relationships could be mutually-beneficial.

9.00pm Crash: Anatomy of an Accident ITV – Drama-documentary focusing on the personal stories of some of the more than 300 people who were involved in the 2013 collision at Sheppey Crossing in Kent.

9.00pm A League of Their Own: US Road Trip Sky One – James Corden invites Jamie Redknapp, Jack Whitehall and Andrew Flintoff to take part in an adventure across America and compete in a series of challenges.


9.00pm Nature’s Epic Journeys BBC1 – Liz Bonnin presents this nature documentary following a thousand elephants as they come together at a crucial gathering in Northern Kenya.

9.00pm Killer Women with Piers Morgan ITV – The journalist and TV host travels across America to meet some of the country’s most dangerous females in an attempt to discover why women kill. This first episode sees Morgan meet Erin Caffey, who masterminded the murder of her entire family when she was just sixteen.

10.00pm Cunk on Shakespeare BBC2 – Charlie Brooker star Philomena Cunk presents this comedic documentary on The Bard exploring his birthplace, going to The Globe and interview several experts including actor Simon Russell Beale and Educating Yorkshire’s Matthew Burton.


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

                                                The Good Wife, 9.00pm, More4

                                                 Gareth’s Invictus Choir, 9.00pm BB1 

                                                 Peaky Blinders, 9.00pm BBC2


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Secret 9.00pm, ITV 

10.00pm Mum BBC2 – Lesley Manville stars in this new comedy from Him & Her creator Stefan Golaszewski as Cathy a recently widowed mother who must cope with life on her own. This first episode sees her try to cope on the day of her husband’s funeral where she meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. The observational comedy also stars Peter Mullan as her husband’s former best man and Dorothy Atkinson as her brother’s demanding other half.

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