The TVweek: Saturday 9th – Thursday 14th February 2019

by | Feb 4, 2019 | All, TV Week


11.45pm Man Like Mobeen BBC1 – It is the night of Aks’s prom, but Mobeen must decide whether to let her go, following rumours about the debauchery at previous proms and the threat of a stabbing.


Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1

8.00pm Endeavour ITV – Sixth series of the Inspector Morse spin-off. The murder of a schoolgirl brings Endeavour back to Oxford. When he refuses to accept that the main suspect is guilty, Endeavour has to uncover the truth and rescue a victim before it’s too late.

9.00pm The British Academy Film Awards BBC1 – Joanna Lumley hosts the award ceremony from the Royal Albert Hall.


8.30pm The Secret Lives of Slim People Channel 4 – How do some people stay slim despite never dieting and appearing not to exercise? In this series, Sabrina Grant examines the lives of slim people who don’t stick to a fitness regime or seem to worry about what they eat.

9.00pm Masterchef BBC1 – Return of the cooking competition.

Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Famous & Fighting Crime Channel 4 – As crime figures go up and budgets go down, police forces across the country are relying on an army of 12,000 volunteer officers known as special constables, who have all the powers of a warranted officer, but do the job in their spare time. In a television first, five famous faces join the ranks of these volunteer officers, working for one of the UK’s busiest police forces as they find out what it’s really like to be at the sharp end of modern policing.  TV presenter Katie Piper, Loose Women panellist Penny Lancaster, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle, and comedian Marcus Brigstocke join officers at Cambridge Constabulary, responding to real 999 calls; working in custody; and even CID; as well as taking part in high risk drug raids and keeping order in rowdy city centres at the weekend.

10.00pm The Making of Me Channel 4 – In the UK, record numbers of people are changing their gender. Filmed across three dramatic years, this unique series reveals the startling physical transformations as nine people change themselves forever, while also uncovering how they and their families come to terms with the life-changing decision. Simon and Julie have been married for 35 years, but he’s now decided to live full-time as Jackie and have multiple surgeries. Can the couple successfully start a new life as wife and wife? Cairo, who’s 26, has had to give up a career in modelling after coming out as a transman. But can he return to the job he loves, this time as a male model? Father-of-two Rupert is embracing a new life as Vicky, but her efforts to pass as a woman are hampered by a masculine voice. Could a trip to an expert in Los Angeles hold the key to completing her transformation?

10.00pm Great British Car Journeys More4 – Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison, stars of the classic TV series All Creatures Great and Small, and friends of 40 years, go back to the 1930s to relive the golden age of motoring. Getting behind the wheel of a Morgan 4/4, the world’s oldest production car, they stick two fingers up to sat navs and set out on a series of journeys along Britain’s most beautiful vintage roads. Taking inspiration from old travel guides of the day and meeting up with passionate petrolheads keeping our motoring heritage alive, they experience the thrills of the era that Britain first fell in love with the car and when the open road led to adventure and exploration.


9.00pm Shetland BBC1 – Return of the crime drama starring Douglas Henshall.

9.00pm The Great British Sewing Bee BBC2 – The contest returns with new host Joe Lycett, and Patrick Grant and Esme Young passing judgement. Tasks include a made-to-measure jumpsuit.

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

                                         Escape at Dannemora, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                         Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.45pm Inside the Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave BBC1 – Documentary that sees British fashion stylist Basma Khalifa travel back to Saudi Arabia, where she was born, to see if she could ever live there again.


9.00pm The Real Marigold Hotel on Tour BBC1 – In the first of four new visits to different countries, Miriam Margolyes, Bobby George, Sheila Ferguson and new recruit Stanley Johnson explore retirement in the largest country in the world, Russia.

9.00pm The 15 Billion Pound Railway BBC2 – Two-part documentary following the final stages of the construction work on the new Elizabeth Line underground railway beneath the streets of London.

9.00pm Skint Britain: Friends Without Benefits Channel 4 – Documentary series documenting what happened when the residents of Hartlepool became guinea pigs for the roll-out of Universal Credit – the new benefits system aimed at getting people on benefits back to work – a series of events were triggered that even the government didn’t predict. Far away from the Westminster bubble, the stark realities of the tougher new system’s impact on people’s lives come sharply into focus. Spiralling crime, homelessness, loan sharks, hunger and evictions hit the town as claimants struggle to survive.

10.45pm Walter Presents Greyzone Channel 4 – Scandinavian thriller. When the Swedish security police (Sapo) detain a suspicious truck heading from Denmark to Gothenburg in Sweden, Sapo officer Eva Forsberg makes a frightening discovery: the warhead of a surface-to-air missile. A Danish-Swedish anti-terror unit is formed, led by Eva and police officer Jesper Lassen from the Danish security police (Pet). Their job is to identify possible reasons for the presence of the missile in Scandinavia and evaluate the potential terror threat. Meanwhile, during a business trip, brilliant Danish software engineer Victoria Rahbek runs into a former fellow student, Swedish journalist Iyad Adi Kassar.


8.30pm Australia with Julia Bradbury ITV – Eight-part documentary series features Julia Bradbury exploring the immense and enchanting charms of Australia.

9.00pm The Death of Aimee Spencer ITV – This documentary in the Crime & Punishment strand, fronted by Katie Piper, follows the police investigation into the mysterious death of Aimee Spencer, who fell from the window of a seafront flat in Brighton.

9.00pm They Lend It, You Spend It: The Loan Shop Five –  Documentary series following the staff of a Yorkshire credit union.

Notable Continuing Series: Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm First Dates: Valentine’s Day Special Channel 4

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