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

by | Aug 3, 2020 | All, TV Week


6.25pm Rolling in It ITV – Stephen Mulhern hosts a game show featuring a giant arcade machine, which three members of the public have to play to win thousands of pounds. In the first episode, Stephen is joined by Coronation Street stars Jenni McAlpine, Antony Cotton and Sair Khan.

Meghan: The New Revelations Five – A look at the events that led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back from the royal family, with the couple growing frustrated with a pecking order that left them overshadowed by others. This documentary delves into new claims and explores the speculation contained in recent books about the royals, testing their credibility and voracity and trying to unravel what actually happened.


6.00pm Top Gear BBC2 – The team looks back at highlights of the last two series of the motoring show, including Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness heading to the searing heat of Ethiopia in their first cars, and Chris racing the £2.5m McLaren Speedtail against the RAF’s newest fighter jet.

8.00pm Inside Legoland Five – A look behind the scenes at one of the UK’s most popular theme parks, including a profile of Paula who is in charge of the park’s model workshop. And with scores of rooms to clean each day, Michele from housekeeping has some top tips on keeping Lego in tip-top condition.

11.35pm The Lawyer Channel 4 – Second series of the Danish/Sweedish drama. Frank Nordling is reinstated as a lawyer after his release from custody with all charges dropped, and he and Patricia have a baby daughter and hope to move on with life. However, Thomas Waldman survived the shooting at the funeral and there has already been one attempt to break him out of prison, while Sara gains information suggesting that Therese’s death might not have been suicide after all, which shocks everyone.


Notable Continuing Series: Once Upon a Time in Iraq 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Unsaid Stories ITV – The first of four short dramas addressing topics relating to Black Lives Matter. Oliver catches his teenage daughter Justina sneaking out of the house to attend a BLM march as he fears for her safety and is concerned she’s putting herself at risk. Starring Nicholas Pinnock and Yasmin Monet Prince. Continues Tomorrow with an episode starring Starring Adelayo Adedayo and Joe Cole. Wednesday’s episode stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Paapa Essiedu. The final episode, which airs on Thursday stars Nicole Lecky and Amanda Abbington.


8.00pm The Yorkshire Vet Five

10.00pm Shameless Channel 4 – First-ever episode of the drama about a dysfunctional family who cause havoc on Manchester’s Chatsworth estate. The ceremonial burning of a stolen car marks the end of summer, but 16-year-old Lip has something else in mind when he offers to help Karen Jackson with her homework. Starring Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall and James McAvoy


9.00pm Reported Missing BBC1 – The return of the programme following the hunt for missing people, from the police trying to finding them to loved ones left at home. The first edition focuses on Cheshire police’s search for Mark Smith, an ex-soldier with PTSD who went missing after posting on social media that he wanted to end it all.

9.00pm Diana: Her Last Summer Five – First-hand accounts from inside Diana, Princess of Wales’ household, including from butler Paul Burrell, bodyguard Ken Wharfe, private secretary Patrick Jephson and favourite driver and bodyguard Colin Tebbutt, provide intimate details of life at Kensington Palace for Diana in the final three months of her life.

10.00pm Inside Misguided: Made in Manchester Channel 4 – Documentary going behind the scenes at the online fashion retailer’s offices in the heart of Manchester, beginning as it launches a new campaign with a superstar influencer. The members of the design team are up against it to create the hottest new style and the brand is going against their rivals to land Love Island star Molly Mae to front a new collection.


9.00pm Crime and Punishment Channel 4 –  The return of the Bafta-nominated documentary following the work of police, prosecution and other law professionals focuses on the challenges of investigating this complex and devastating crime. The programme follows two cases as they move through the system, from the perspective of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service as well as the accounts of the alleged victims.

9.00pm Diana: Queen of Our Hearts? Five – Documentary taking a look at Diana, Princess of Wales’ devotion to charity work and good causes, including the moment in 1987 when she made headlines by shaking hands with an Aids patient. But was her compassion a genuine attempt to change the world or a push to change her public image? Former private secretary Patrick Jephson, butler Paul Burrell and bodyguard Ken Wharfe are among those exploring the nature of Diana’s charity work and her fragile state of mind as her marriage disintegrated.

9.00pm The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes Sky Crime – The former cold case investigator looks into unsolved homicides, beginning with a chilling double murder that’s left a small town in Iowa spooked for nearly two decades.

9.15pm The Life & Times of Captain Sir Tom ITV – A profile of the former British Army officer, who captured the hearts of the nation with his fundraising walk for the NHS at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. With access to Tom’s everyday life, the film explores the man behind the blazer and hears his story, including his time on the frontline during the Burma campaign in the Second World War. Tom also recalls his teenage years, previous jobs and nursing his wife through illness – as well as a near-fatal accident he suffered just 18 months ago.


8.00pm Diana and her Children Five – An examination of how Diana, Princess of Wales, raised Princes William and Harry, focusing on her desire to keep their childhoods as normal as possible – in stark contrast to a family shackled by royal tradition. With contributions from members of Diana’s household – butler Paul Burrell, bodyguard Ken Wharfe and private secretary Patrick Jephson – as well as biographer Andrew Morton and former royal correspondent Jennie Bond.

9.00pm We’re Here Sky1 – Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley recruit residents of small American towns to participate in a one-night drag performance, beginning in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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