The TVweek: Saturday 8th – Friday 14th June 2019

by | Jun 3, 2019 | All, TV Week


7.30pm Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule ITV – Helping Harry Hill fill the fun capsule and prevent an alien invasion are Martine McCutcheon, Les Dennis, Alison Hammond and Sir Tom Courtenay.

8.00pm The Voice Kids ITV –  The Voice Kids returns for a new series. And there is a new kid on the block as McFly frontman Danny Jones, pop princess Pixie Lott and Voice veteran Will-i-am are joined by multi-platinum selling singer Jessie J as they begin their latest search for a singing star of the future.

9.15pm Killing Eve BBC1 – Second series of the BAFTA-winning drama starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh that picks up moments after Eve stabbed Villanelle in her Paris apartment. The entire series will be available on iPlayer after the first episode aired.


Notable Continuing Series:  Gentleman Jack, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                                What We Do in the Shadows, 9.45pm, BBC2

9.00pm The Handmaid’s Tale Channel 4 – The first episode of the brand new third series of the US drama set in a dystopian society that treats women as property of the state, forcing those who are fertile into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world. Based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood.


9.00pm War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita BBC1 – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani explore the gigantic problem of plastic waste pollution, finding out where it is coming from and what can be done to try to solve the issue. Working with residents of a street in Bristol, Anita quickly identifies supermarkets as the main source of single-use plastics, while Hugh is on the trail of the ubiquitous plastic water bottle.

9.00pm Long Lost Family ITV – Return of the series fronted by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite family members.

9.00pm Murder in Paradise: The Killing of Jean Hanlon Five – Documentary exploring the case of Jean Hanlon, a 53-year-old mother-of-three from Dumfries whose body was discovered in a harbour in the Greek island of Crete in March 2009.

9.00pm Big Little Lies Sky Atlantic – The long-awaited second season of the HBO drama. As the women piece together their shattered lives, Perry’s mum (Meryl Streep) shows up with big questions. Hit drama with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

10.00pm Year of the Rabbit Channel 4 – Bafta-winner Matt Berry stars in this six-part comedy drama directed by Bafta-nominated Ben Taylor. Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Year of the Rabbit follows Detective Inspector Rabbit, a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all. Rabbit’s been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune moments.


Notable Continuing Series:  Years & Years 9.00pm, BBC1
                                                24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4


9.00pm Wild Bill ITV – Rob Lowe stars in this fish out of water crime drama. High-flying US cop Bill Hixon arrives in Boston to shake up the East Lincolnshire Constabulary, but when the coldest of cold cases turns up, it’s Bill who finds himself shaken.

9.00pm The Restuarant that makes mistakes Channel 4 – In this groundbreaking new series, the UK’s first ever restaurant staffed by people living with dementia is about to open its doors. In a daring experiment, 14 volunteers all living with some form of dementia are about to make viewers think again. If diagnosed with this terminal disease while still of working age, four out of five people lose their jobs, their independence, and sometimes their homes. But does it have to be like this? Can this experiment help the volunteers rediscover the people they used to be?

Notable Continuing Series: Mum, 10.00pm, BBC2   


Notable Continuing Series:  Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Who Should Stay in the UK? BBC2 – With the UK’s immigration system under scrutiny, this series follows the stories of those desperate to stay in the country and the lawyers tasked with helping them. While some immigrants bring with them the prospect of investment and job creation, others come for asylum and sanctuary. All are determined to make Britain their home – but it will be up to their lawyers to convince the Home Office to let them stay. Among those hoping to live here is 27-year-old Russian student Valeriya, who moved to the UK when she was 15-years-old. Valeriya is on her fifth student visa and is now applying for an entrepreneur visa.

9.00pm Death Row: Countdown to Execution ITV – Susanna Reid travels to Huntsville, home of the most active death chamber in the United States, to come face to face with Death Row inmate Patrick Murphy – one of the seven members of the notorious Texas 7 gang – who violently murdered a police officer whilst on the run. His execution date has been set, and his days are counting down. Through an hour long, intense interview, Susanna revisits the prison escape which lead to the crime.

9.00pm Battle of the Super Eaters: 3000 Calories a Minute Channel 4 – Competitive eating is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most controversial ‘sports’. Super eaters can get through 10,000 calories in one go, often at jaw-dropping speed. This film follows three of Britain’s top eaters as they complete food challenges against the clock, battle against each other, and strive for international fame and fortune. But they’re not what you might expect… Adam Moran, the UK’s number one professional eater, travels to the US to compete in a big-time tournament. His record-breaking rival Leah Shutkever takes him on head-to-head, and newcomer Kyle Gibson aims to break into this bizarre world.


9.00pm Celebrity Gogglebox Channel 4 – Featuring a rolling cast of famous faces, some of Britain’s best-loved personalities turn their hand to being the country’s most opinionated viewers for a brand new six-part series of Celebrity Gogglebox. From Saturday night entertainment juggernauts to the week’s biggest news stories, from hard-hitting documentary series to gritty drama, Celebrity Gogglebox offers sharp, insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of popular and topical TV shows, sparking debate and giving the audience the chance to share those ‘we said that!’ moments with some of their favourite celebrities.

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