The TVweek: Sunday 12th – Friday 17th June 2016

by | Jun 7, 2016 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Interview with a Murderer Channel 4 – In this one-off documentary, criminologist Professor David Wilson conducts a series of revealing interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer, the man never charged with, yet widely suspected of killing paperboy Carl Bridgewater in 1978 – a crime he has always denied. Carl was shot in the head at point-blank range whilst visiting a farm on his round. The biggest police manhunt for a child killer seen since the Moors Murders ensued. The crime is one of Britain’s most infamous unsolved murder cases, not only because it involved the brutal cold-blooded killing of a young boy but because the case became embroiled in controversy when the four armed robbers who had been sent to prison for Carl’s murder, the ‘Bridgewater Four’ had their convictions overturned some twenty years later when it was proven that their confession had been forged.


Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4
                                             Game of Thrones, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                               Upstart Crow 10.00pm, BBC2
                                               Veep, Sky Atlantic, 11.20pm

10.00pm First Dates Abroad E4 – The dating show in which strangers are paired up for a visit to the First Dates restaurant – and hidden cameras capture every detail of their first encounter over dinner – arrives in Australia. Following real people in their quest for love, the series lays bare the anatomy of a first date, as hopeful singles get the chance to meet their dream partner. Few experiences are as exciting or daunting as a first date, and the cameras reveal everything, from first impressions to last goodbyes.


9.00pm Britain and Europe: The Immigration Question BBC2 – With just over a week to go until the referendum, Mishal Husain investigates the impact of migration within the European Union – the impact of immigration on the UK as well as the advantages for Brits living and working abroad. What is the effect on our economy and jobs market and our public services like education, housing and the NHS? With immigration likely to be one of the key issues dictating how the public votes, this programme hears from experts and politicians on all sides of the debate, as well as communities that feel threatened by mass migration and migrants who have made their homes here.

9.00pm Born on the Same Day Channel 4 – A brand new three part series, the first featuring Sir Ranulph Fienne. Three babies born on the same day. One of them has found fame, the others live out of the public eye, but each one of them has an extraordinary story to tell, of triumph and tragedy, love and hardship. It looks at key moments in the parallel lives of three people, who were born on exactly the same day in the same year.

10.45pm Black Power: America’s Armed Resistance BBC1 – The documentary from BBC Three gets a terrestrial airing. Film-maker Dan Murdoch documents clashes between a resurgent Ku Klux Klan and a growing black power movement. Now in a follow up to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy, he returns to America to revisit some of the people he met from the KKK and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement to find out what black power means, what their motivations are and why their movement seems to be gaining traction.


8.30pm Koko: The Gorilla who Talks to People BBC1 – Documentary telling the extraordinary story of Koko, the only ‘talking’ gorilla in the world, and her lifelong relationship with Penny Patterson.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                 Power Monkeys, 10.00pm, Channel 4


9.00pm The New Gypsy Kings BBC2 – This World goes inside the world of Romania’s super-rich Gypsy popstars – a world of fast cars, lavish houses and gangsters. The Roma community is one of the most marginalised and impoverished in Europe and for years their traditional music has been their most famous export.

Notable Continuing Series: The Americans, 9.00pm, ITV Encore                                                                                                        The Good Wife, 9.00pm, More4


8.00pm Gogglesprogs Channel 4 – Following on from the successful Christmas special, the Gogglesprogs return in this six part series for Channel 4. They’ll be watching a range of TV from the past months, from entertainment shows to documentaries to some all-time classic films, as well as up to the minute news stories. There’s six-year-old Molly and her eight-year-old brother William, who both love helping out on the family farm; friends Stephanie and Christina, Stephanie loves Justin Bieber while Christina prefers classical music; and schoolmates Jacob and Connor, who are in the Mini Enterprise Club together. This week, the Gogglesprogs give their honest, inimitable and ultimately hilarious take on The Undateables, Donald Trump, and Mamma Mia.

9.00pm Eurotrash Channel 4 – As the British nation prepares to vote in the EU referendum, cult hit Eurotrash returns with an Údition spÚciale to remind us of the many, varied and occasionally alarming cultural delights enjoyed by our European cousins. At a time when we are deciding whether to either break up with or embrace the EU, the eternally debonair Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier return with some rudity and nudity to remind us – their straight laced British chums – of some of the best, worst and weirdest things that Europe has offered us over the years. This one-off hour long special is a mix of a bit of old and a bit of new as Antoine and Jean Paul are joined in studio by guests including Andreja Pejic, and, naturally, a man who paints with his privates.

Notable Continuing Series: Mum 10.00pm, BBC2

                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4 

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