The TVweek: Saturday 8th – Friday 14th February 2020

by | Feb 4, 2020 | All, TV Week


10.30pm Snowfall BBC2 – Third season of the US drama series about the beginnings of the crack epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles. Damson Idris, Carter Hudson and Emily Rios star.


8.00pm My Family & The Galapagos Channel 4 – Two years on since Monty Halls, his wife Tam and daughters Isla and Molly first travelled to the Galapagos islands – one of the most unique and ecologically important places on the planet – the family head back to discover why it faces a fight for survival.

8.00pm Endeavour ITV – Seventh series of the Morse prequel that sees the action move into 1970.

8.00pm Walking Britain’s Lost Railways Channel 5 – Rob Bell explores more abandoned rail routes, beginning with one that cut an outrageous path through the dramatic hills and gorges of the Peak District – part of the 1860s express route between London and Manchester.

9.00pm The Pale Horse BBC1 – First of a two-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1961 novel, starring Rufus Sewell. Widowed antique dealer Mark Easterbrook investigates when his name appears on a list found in the shoe of a dead woman, and his enquiries lead him to the home of three spinsters in the village of Much Deeping. As more deaths occur, Mark finds himself thinking the unthinkable. Could this all be the work of witchcraft, and is he himself cursed? Paranoia eats at Mark. Who wants him dead, and how can he save himself from the curse?

9.00pm The Disappearance of Pheonix Coldon Sky Crime – Investigative reporter Shawndrea Thomas and retired deputy Police Chief Joe Delia look into the mystery of the 23-year-old’s disappearance, who left her family home one afternoon in 2011, only for her car to be found abandoned later that evening. They begin by uncovering evidence of a secret life.


8.00pm Food Unwrapped: Sweet Tooth Special Channel 4 – An episode celebrating all things sweet, looking back at some favourite sugar-centred investigations.

9.00pm Rio & Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily BBC1 – Documentary following former England captain Rio Ferdinand and his fiancee Kate Wright in the months leading up to their wedding as she integrates into the family and becomes a stepmother to his three children Lorenz, Tate and Tia. Kate takes on not only the role as Rio’s new partner, but also of parent to three children still grieving over the death of their mother Rebecca in 2015 and grandmother Janet two years later.

Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet 9.00pm, ITV

                                                Inside No.9, 10.00pm BBC2

9.00pm Warship – Life at Sea Channel 5 – Return of the documentary about life aboard HMS Duncan.

9.00pm The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook BBC4 – Documentary looking at how the 1980s radically reshaped British society.

9.00pm Oscars 2020: Highlights Sky1 – The most memorable moments from the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

10.10pm The End Sky Atlantic – Drama following three generations of a family as they navigate their conflicting views on life and death. In the first episode, a suicide attempt throws an estranged mother and daughter back together. Starring Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor.


8.00pm The BRITS at 40 ITV – With a week to go before the 40th BRIT Awards, Jack Whitehall delves into the archives and narrates this entertaining look back at over four decades of highlights from Britain’s biggest music show.

9.00pm The Split BBC1 – Second series of the legal drama written by Abi Morgan and starring Nicola Walker.

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

                                            Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy                                                                            Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Starting Up, Starting Over Channel 5 – Second series of the documentary series that follows people as they start up their dream business, beginning with Londoners Jade and Alice. They moved to the Scottish Highlands and started a new life at a small, 200-year-old hotel on the edge of a Loch. The newlyweds’ plan is to become their own boss as hoteliers and restaurateurs. With no experience in the industry, they face a race to get the place ready for the summer tourist trade, refurbishing all of the rooms themselves in between getting to grips with running the restaurant.

10.00pm My New Greek Life Channel 5 – Series that follows people who have moved to Greece.

11.00pm The Truth Will Out Channel 4 – Psychological thriller from Sweden that was inspired by a true story. A troubled detective returning to the force after a protracted absence, is tasked with developing a cold case team. Unfortunately, along with a disorganised admin assistant, he only gets two applicants – one of them a snitch who wants to leave the police to sell real estate; and the other an officer with addiction issues who is regularly on report.


9.00pm Kevin McCloud’s Big Tech Adventure Channel 4 – Series in which Kevin McCloud sends three celebrities, comedians Jon Richardson and Phil Wang and broadcaster Alice Levine, around the world to take a light-hearted look at some of the planet’s biggest issues and the technology that could offer solutions, from driverless cars to meat grown in laboratories. In the first episode, Phil travels to China to investigate ways to deal with waste, Jon explores the latest advancements in food production in America, and Alice encounters robots in Japan.

9.00pm The Hairy Bikers’ Chocolate Challenge Channel Five

9.00pm A Very British History BBC4 – A collection of films about Britain’s cultural history in the 20th century.

Notable Continuing Series: Home, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.40pm Work in Progress Sky Comedy – First episode of the sitcom, starring Abby McEnany as a 40-something lesbian whose life is transformed by a new relationship.


8.00pm The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4 – The fly-on-the-cage-wall documentary returns after a Christmas break.

9.00pm Hospital BBC2 – Return of the documentary showing the challenges faced by the NHS, focusing on the work of seven trusts across Liverpool, whose hospitals stretch to north Wales, Cheshire and the Isle of Man. The city’s new state-of-the-art hospital remains unfinished, three years after it was due to open, so two of the biggest hospital trusts are planning an ambitious merger. But this means that hundreds of patients and staff have to be transported across the city, while all the operating theatres bar one are closed.

9.00pm Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King ITV – The opening instalment in a three-part documentary following the boxer as he prepares for his rematch with Deontay Wilder for the WBC World Heavyweight title, after the first contest in December 2018 ended in a much-disputed draw. Filmed over several months, the programme provides an insight into the life of one of British sport’s most flamboyant and controversial characters and those who are closest to him.

9.00pm Hunted Channel 4 – The return of the reality challenge in which ordinary people go on the run with a team of hunters trying to track them down – and this time they have been stripped of all belongings and money. Their first task is to identify the unknown city in which they have been dropped and escape the all-seeing eye of the helicopter above. Childhood sweethearts Jess and Ella are already lost, while in HQ, the hunters believe 78-year-old grandfather Mervyn will be an easy target – until they uncover his secret past.

9.00pm Council House Millionaires Channel Five – Documentary about some of the nation’s wealthiest buy-to-let landlords, who have made a fortune by buying up former council homes, and renting them out to those in need.

10.00pm First Dates: Vallentine’s Special Channel 4 – The restaurant of love throws opens its doors at the most romantic time of the year, as maitre d’ Fred Sirieix and his staff hope to help more singletons find their perfect match.

10.00pm When Diets Go Horribly Wrong Channel Five – Documentary offering first-hand accounts from people whose diets ended up negatively affecting their lives.

10.00pm Inside Cinema: Meet the Family BBC4 – A look at family in cinema in all their maddening, dysfunctional glory, with clans in Aliens, Back To The Future, Home Alone, Tokyo Story, Pan’s Labyrinth and Gosford Park among those analysed. Kathy Burke narrates.


Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Britain by Barge Channel Five – Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman travel along three of Britain’s most famous waterways. They begin on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, for a journey along the longest single canal in the UK. After getting to grips with their barges, they visit the model village at Saltaire and discover how a mill that was one the largest textile factory in the world has been reinvented as an art gallery and hi-tech production line.

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