The TVweek: Sunday 12th – Friday 17th October 2014

by | Oct 7, 2014 | All, TV Week


4.50pm The Great British Bake Off: Class of 2013 BBC1 – Programme catching up with the 2013 group of contestants in the baking challenge, who have come a long way since their time in the tent. This show looks back at the golden moments – and recurring nightmares – of the baker’s dozen as they revisit their time in the tent and share their memories.

7.30pm Guy Martin’s Spitfire Channel 4 – In this special documentary, Guy Martin – speed junkie, motorcycle racer, lorry mechanic and Spitfire fanatic – joins a restoration team as it embarks on a two-year rebuild of this Spitfire. This extraordinary project provides a look at the amazing engineering and skills involved in building the aircraft, and is also a fitting homage to the bravery of everyone involved in its service: the male and female factory workers, the ground crews and the pilots.

9.00pm Homeland Channel 4 – The compelling and contemporary US thriller about a troubled and unorthodox CIA agent, starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend, returns for a fourth series. As CIA Chief of Station in Kabul, Carrie makes a critical decision when her counterpart in Islamabad delivers urgent intelligence on a high-value target. Back in the United States, Saul struggles to adjust to his new role in the private sector.


9.00pm Gotham Five – New US series  based on DC Comics characters featuring the adventures of the rookie detective James Gordon in corrupt, pre-Batman Gotham City. In this episode, Gordon and his world-weary partner Harvey Bullock investigate the killings of billionaire philanthropist Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha. The only witness to their shootings being the couple’s young son Bruce.

10.35pm 10 Years of The Apprentice BBC1 – This programme takes a sideways glance at the last decade of the famous business show. From the quest for a kosher chicken in Marrakesh to series nine’s infamous ‘abdication’, relive ten years of boardroom bust-ups, soaring sales successes and catastrophic business failures. A dig through The Apprentice archives unearths a who’s who of candidates past, from Stuart Baggs ‘The Brand’, to ‘Jedi’ Jim Eastwood, as well as the unstoppable sales machine, Ruth Badger. With the help of Nick Hewer, Karren Brady and Lord Sugar himself, Ten years of The Apprentice takes a trip down Boardroom Boulevard, wanders up Wheelie Case Way and flags a taxi on Firing Street, as well as taking an irreverent rummage through the boardroom store-cupboard.


9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 – It is Lord Sugar’s tenth year in the boardroom, and summoned there to meet the man himself, the candidates are told that this year the challenge they face will be bigger than ever. To prove his point, Lord Sugar reveals a surprising twist, one which will see the fight for his ú250,000 investment become the most ferocious yet. Then it is time to reveal the first task – ten years of selling in just one day. Waiting for them at Leadenhall Market are products from opening tasks throughout the last decade. Split into boys v girls, the teams scour the capital – from Greenwich to London Zoo – trying to find buyers for their products, and adding value to their items to maximize mark-ups. Continues Tomorrow.

9.00pm Spandau Ballet: True Gold ITV – Spandau Ballet perform some of their greatest hits live in front of a studio audience as they celebrate 35 years as Britain’s favourite New Romantic band.

10.00pm The Apprentice: You’re Fired BBC2 –  Taking a funny and forensic look at this year’s candidates and meeting the one who fell at the first fence are comedian Katherine Ryan, Radio 1’s Greg James and entrepreneur Dale Murray.

10.35pm Swap My Council House BBC1 – Documentary charting the growing phenomenon of the mutual exchange – where social housing tenants simply swap their homes in order to move house. Since the introduction of the spare room subsidy – the so-called bedroom tax – there has been a massive upsurge in the number of tenants needing to move.


8.00pm Waterloo Road BBC1 – Final series of the school based drama.  A new family arrive at Waterloo Road and immediately shake things up both in and out of the classroom. Dominant and forward-thinking, Vaughan Fitzgerald has all the makings of the dynamic headteacher the school needs, while his confident partner Allie takes the reins of the art department. But their professional veneer just might be tested as their warring children’s behaviour threatens to spill out into the classroom.

8.00pm Trust Me, I’m a Doctor BBC2 – Going behind the headlines to give you the definitive answers to your health questions. Could changing the way we prepare starchy foods cut the number of calories the food contains? Could it even make it healthier?

8.00pm The Supervet Channel 4 – The cameras return to Fitzpatrick Referrals, as bionic vet Noel Fitzpatrick and his team attempt to heal more of the country’s hardest-to-cure pets with his pioneering techniques and inventions. The clinic has grown and new staff have joined Noel and Padraig. The first episode of the second series features Schrodinger, a cat with a shattered thigh bone due to being hit by a car. Schrodinger belongs to seven-year-old Shoshana, who has the auto-immune condition known as Pandas, which leads to behavioural problems.

9.00pm Freshers ITV2 – A catch-up with students Forrest, Max, Bayleigh, Anita and Abbie – who last year said goodbye to Mum and Dad, learnt to cope on their own and partied their way through Freshers’ Week at the University of Bedfordshire

10.00pm Curing Cancer Channel 4 –  With unprecedented access to the new Macmillan Cancer Centre at University College Hospital, this Cutting Edge documentary follows four patients taking part in trials of some of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world. Dennis, Debra, Jeffery and Pete are all facing the future with trepidation, but they have all agreed to take part in ground-breaking trials aimed at improving the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. Made by Bafta Award-winning director Brian Woods, this documentary compassionately follows treatments from lab to ward, and tells the story of the anxiety of diagnosis, the joy of success and the desperation of a last-chance clinical trial.


9.00pm The Great Fire ITV – Four-part drama series inspired by the historical events of 1666 and focusing on events which led to the catastrophic fire. Thomas Farriner is the King’s baker, supplying bread and biscuits for the Navy. A widower, Thomas works alongside his daughters Mary and Hannah in his Pudding Lane bakery. Across the city in the palace of Whitehall, while the King is at a stately dance, a terrifying assassination attempt is foiled by the King’s intelligence officer, Lord Denton. Later, Thomas returns home to Pudding Lane to find the bakery ablaze and his two daughters asleep upstairs, unaware of the raging inferno below.

9.00pm Homes by the Sea More4 – In this new series, architectural designer Charlie Luxton embarks on a nationwide journey to visit some of Britain’s best homes by the sea and find out what makes the perfect coastal property. From renovated cottages to brand new builds, converted lighthouses and grand seafront terraces, Charlie explores the remarkable variety of styles and architecture that shape our coastal towns and villages.

9.00pm The Knick Sky Atlantic – Steven Soderbergh directs Clive Owen in this new medical drama set in 1900. Strong language, nudity and scenes of surgery from the outset.


7.00pm Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen host an incredible night of live television together with The Last Leg lads, as a host of famous faces from the world of TV, film, music and comedy come together to do their bit in the fight against cancer, by raising a ton of cash for Stand Up To Cancer. The night kicks off at 19:00 with: GOGGLEBOX: CELEBRITY SPECIAL FOR SU2C A very special edition of the weekly TV review programme sees some surprise famous faces join the show’s favourite families.

8.00pm Secrets from the Air ITV – Brand new series in which historian Bettany Hughes presents a unique and visually stunning look at Britain’s past by taking to the air in a bid to unlock secrets hidden in the landscape. She is joined by co-presenter Ben Robinson, as together they attempt to piece together evidence visible from the air with clues on the ground to try and solve some fascinating mysteries and reveal lesser-known facts about Britain’s history

9.30pm Not Going Out BBC1 – Lee Mack’s sitcom returns for a seventh series. When Lucy has her handbag stolen from right under Lee’s nose, he feels the need to prove his manliness over and over and over again.

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