The TVweek: Saturday 9th – Friday 15th June 2018

by | Jun 4, 2018 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Take Me Out: Over 50’s Special ITV – Paddy McGuinness is joined for one night only by a very special line-up of 30 single older ladies.

9.00pm Germaine Bloody Greer BBC2 – Observational documentary that gets to know Germaine Greer. The 31-year-old Germaine burst onto national consciousness in 1970 with her game-changing blockbuster The Female Eunuch. What did it feel like to be at the eye of the storm? What did the events at the time mean to the people caught up in them? Germaine takes us back to those giddy days and reflects with honesty, candour and caustic wit about what it was about then and how it all feels now.

9.00pm Hidden BBC4 – Sian Reese-Williams, Sion Alun Davies, Lowri Izard, Garmon Rhys, Victoria Pugh, Sarah Tempest star in this eight-part detective thriller. When the body of Mali Pryce is discovered in a river in the Snowdonia National Park, DI Cadi John and DS Owen Vaughan are brought together to try and piece together the location and movements of the deceased in the years following her disappearance in 2011. In Welsh and English.

10.00pm Girl’s Guide to Television BBC2 – Rachel Parris with a comic guide to how women can get ahead in television.


6.30pm Soccer Aid 2018 ITV – England takes on the Rest of the World in a charity football match in aid of UNICEF. The event features reports on how the money raised can help.

9.00pm Poldark BBC1 – Fourth series of the period drama. As the Poldarks look to rebuild their marriage and the Enyses to increase their family, Cornwall struggles under the Warleggans, whose power threatens all they hold dear.

Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Atlanta, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.10pm Andre the Giant Sky Atlantic – Documentary examining the life and career of one of professional wrestling’s greatest icons, the legendary “Eighth Wonder of the World”, Andre the Giant.


8.30pm Grenfell BBC1 – Documentary filmed throughout the year following the Grenfell Tower fire, bringing together a multitude of voices from those directly affected by the most devastating tower block fire in British history.

9.00pm Long Lost Family: What Happened Next? ITV – Catching up with people who were reunited on the show.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Britain’s Most Historic Towns More4 – In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain’s rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns and cities. In each programme, Alice studies one key period in history by delving into the secrets of a historic town that encapsulates the era.

10.00pm Flowers Channel 4 – Second series of the quirky comedy starring Olivia Colman and Jullian Barratt. Deborah, her depressive husband Maurice, their maladjusted adult twin children Amy and Donald and the rest of this dysfunctional ensemble, including the eternally optimistic Shun, the Japanese illustrator of Maurice’s children’s books who lodges with the family. Joining the cast is Harriet Walter as Hylda: an unconventional priest and former addict who is now Amy’s girlfriend. In the first episode, it’s a couple of years after the end of series one, and Maurice and Deborah are on a caravan holiday. Maurice is on medication and seems in a better place, while Deborah is about to become the published author of a book about his depression. Continues All Week


8.00pm The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies Five – Documentary series following the work of RSPCA officers. Anthony is quick to act when a man is caught beating his dog, and helps a homeless man with an injured labrador. Angellica meets Rolo, a spaniel-poodle cross who works as a therapy dog.

9.00pm Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV – The good, the bad and the ugly of air travel, filmed by the people at the heart of the action, including one of the most dramatic landings Britain has ever seen.

10.45pm Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC1 – Documentary exploring body dysmorphic disorder, a condition which causes people to believe they are extremely ugly. The film follows 29-year-old Liane and her boyfriend Mitch over a year as Liane starts therapy to try and conquer this crippling condition. 


9.00pm Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC1 – As thousands of British fans prepare to travel to Russia for the World Cup, David Dimbleby returns to a country he first visited when Yeltsin came to power 25 years ago.

9.00pm Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC2 – Residents of the community around Grenfell Tower tell an extraordinary story, 150 years in the making, of how their borough became the most unequal place in Britain.

9.00pm Diabetes: The Fast Fix ITV – This two-part factual series features people with Type 2 diabetes attempting to reverse their condition by living on a radical liquid diet, potentially saving their lives – and the NHS billions of pounds. Presented by Anita Rani, the programme features five obese and overweight patients moving into a unique experimental diabetes reversal unit, the Fast Fix Clinic. In the first episode, there’s a surprise result for one patient that defies all expectations. Concludes Tomorrow.

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

9.00pm Can Science Make me Perfect? BBC4 – Anatomist Alice Roberts embarks on a quest to rebuild her own body from scratch. With the help of leading medical and animal experts, Alice finds out what the human body’s biggest problems are and how amazing adaptations in the rest of the animal kingdom could be used to fix them. With the help of one of the world’s best virtual sculptors, Scott Eaton, and top SFX model maker Sangeet Prabhaker, Alice creates a life-size model of the perfect body, to be revealed in front of 150 people at London’s Science Museum.

9.00pm Big Beasts: The Last of the Giants Sky1 – Patrick Aryee checks out the biggest animals on Earth as he reveals why size matters in the natural world. First stop, the Americas.

10.30pm How to Start to Airline Channel 4 – Bangladeshi-British businessman Kazi Shafiqur Rahman loves planes. While working at City Airport, Kazi did every job imaginable, from catering to security, and cleaning the plane toilets. And after creating a successful fragrance business, Kazi is now in a position to fulfil his ultimate ambition: to launch a brand new airline in the UK. This documentary follows the highs and lows of Kazi’s journey as he tries to break into one of the most expensive industries in the world. Kazi is also under pressure to fulfil the demands of his faith and he insists his new airline complies with the teachings of Islam – complete with modest dress for cabin crew and only halal food served on board. Can Kazi make his dream a reality and get his beloved airline off the ground?


9.00pm The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC1 – Anne Robinson meets women from across the UK to find out what is still preventing them from achieving equality and what women are doing to fight back. In an immersive journey that explores the experience of women from all walks of life.

9.00pm Outlander More4 – Second series of the lavish fantasy series.


9.00pm The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4 – Former footballer Dennis Wise captains a celebrity team including DJ Roman Kemp, Made in Chelsea’s Binky Felstead, Happy Mondays maraca shaker Bez, and published author Katie Price tackle the course.

Notable Continuing Series: The Bridge, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Building Britain’s Canals Five – Documentary series. Writer and historian Dan Jones uncovers the unique stories behind three of Britain’s most iconic canals. The Grand Union Canal from Birmingham to London began its history more than 200 years ago, and challenged the greatest industrial engineering minds of the time. Now it has found new life as a leisure destination for thousands of holidaymakers.

10.00pm Dale Winton’s Fly Drive Florida Five – Travelogue series with Dale Winton. Dale checks out the beautiful people at Miami’s Muscle Beach, before heading to Little Havana where he is instructed in the art of cigar making and introduced to the joys of Cuban coffee. In Palm Beach, Dale goes on a tour of the playground of the rich and famous, which features the ‘Winter White House’, Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat.

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