The TVweek: Saturday June 26th – Friday 2nd July 2021

by | Jun 21, 2021 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Glastonbury in the 21st Century BBC Two – Dizzee Rascal narrates a look at the festival since the turn of the century, with appearances by emerging global headliners such as Coldplay and the Killers, and a wildly packed Chemical Brothers performance from 2000. Plus, the much-debated arrival of hip-hop with Jay-Z in 2008, Beyoncé’s game-changing performance in 2011, Kylie Minogue’s return and Stormzy’s defining headline set in 2019, as well as the Sunday afternoon Legend slots.

9.00pm Catherine: Queen in Waiting Channel 5 – A profile of the Duchess of Cambridge, with experts chronicling developing maturity as a royal since 2011, and the portfolio of skills she has carefully nurtured in that time. The programme follows her 10-year journey and explore how she has managed to transform herself from the nervous woman the world saw when her engagement to Prince William was announced into the modern, elegant, diplomatic figure millions saw at Prince Philip’s funeral.


9.00pm Live at Worthy Farm BBC Two – A televised version of the internet concert from Glastonbury’s home.

Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaids Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow Sky Documentaries – Docuseries investigating the complicated and mysterious life of the former socialite and her relationship with sex offender Jeffery Epstein.


8.00pm Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday Channel 5 – The comedian visits seaside resorts around the UK, beginning in Great Yarmouth, where she is joined by Joe Pasquale. Susan starts her tour with a visit to the lord mayor, who sends her off with a list of things to see and do. She takes part in a synchronised swimming performance at Britain’s last surviving circus building, takes a ride on a 1930s rollercoaster, and learns the secret of putting words into a stick of rock.

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

                                        Wellington Paranormal, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

                       Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 9.30pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm Love Island ITV2 – The relationship-based reality show returns, with single people heading to a villa to try to find love. Presented by Laura Whitmore, with narration by Iain Stirling.


9.00pm Bronte’s Britain with Gyles Brandreth Channel 5 – Gyles travels to the West Yorkshire moors, a landscape synonymous with the stories of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, who spent almost their entire lives there. Gyles visits the Parsonage, where the sisters lived and which is now preserved as the Bronte Museum. However, 130 years ago it was where the young Brontes’ imaginations flourished. As children, they invented imaginary worlds here, and as adults wrote literary classics such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

9.00pm Hemingway BBC Four – An intimate portrait of Ernest Hemingway considered one of the greatest American writers. The documentary examines Hemingway’s enduring influence on literature and culture and also penetrates the myths surrounding him to reveal a deeply troubled, controversial and ultimately tragic figure. The story begins with his childhood in Illinois, his time with the Red Cross during the First World War, his marriage and his move to Paris, where he started work as a writer.

Notable Continuing Series:  Betty 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm Limetown Alibi – Drama starring Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci. Lia Haddock, investigative reporter, journalist and American Public Radio host, unpacks a mystery through her podcast.


9.00pm Extraordinary Twins ITV –  Documentary following Nick and Chelsea from Idaho, whose twin daughters Callie and Carter are joined together at the sternum. The programme meets the family as the twins approach their fourth birthday, and their parents face the agonising decision of whether to put them through complex surgery to separate them. To help them make this fateful decision, the family heads on an emotional journey to meet other conjoined twins and their parents. Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm.

9.00pm Antiques Hunters on Tour More4 – Documentary following antiques dealer and French polisher Rob Cain as he visits France in search of hidden treasures to restore and sell back home in Yorkshire

10.00pm Storyville: Petite Fille BBC Four – A moving and sensitive portrait of a young French girl called Sasha, who was assigned male at birth. This poignant and emotional documentary follows the shy seven-year-old and her parents over the course of a year, documenting her progress with delicate intimacy. As her family come to terms with her gender dysmorphia, we witness how Sasha is affected by the societal norms that make it far from easy for her to experience childhood in the same way as most of her peers.

10.00pm Crime & Punishment: Back to Jail Channel 4 – Reoffending is one of the greatest challenges faced by the criminal justice system. It’s the measure of success, the indicator of whether prison, probation and the system overall are effective in keeping us safe. Around 60% of people leaving prison following short sentences will reoffend within a year. It’s an issue that successive governments have grappled with. Repeat offenders create havoc and a disproportionate amount of crime, creating victim after victim as the system struggles to control them. This episode of Crime and Punishment follows the journeys of three of Hampshire’s prolific repeat offenders, who are all trying to reform their lives after their release from prison.


9.00pm The Flash Sky One – The start of Season 7.

10.00pm Big Dog Britain Channel 4 – With sales of the very biggest breeds in decline, this documentary meets the owners who are overshadowed by their pets in a bid to discover why larger canines are being overlooked. Contributors include members of the Bones family and their Newfoundlands, the Mathers family and its wolfhounds, and the owners of Great Danes, English Mastiffs and St Bernards.


Notable Continuing Series: Celebrity Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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