The TVweek: Sunday 15th – Friday 20th March 2020

by | Mar 10, 2020 | All, TV Week


8.00pm The Good Karma Hospital ITV – Third series of the gentle drama about the medics in an Indian hospital.

8.00pm Great Canal Journeys Channel 4 – A look back at Timothy West and Prunella Scales’ travels in Sweden, where they finally fulfilled their lifetime ambitions of crossing the country coast-to-coast by boat.

Notable Continuing Series: Race Across the World, 8.00pm, BBC2

                                              Last Tango in Halifax 9.00pm, BBC1

                                               Dragons’ Den, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Belgravia ITV – Drama about the secrets and dishonour among the upper echelons of 19th-century London society, adapted by Julian Fellowes from his novel of the same name. The year is 1836 and the Trenchard family have recently ascended to the aristocratic society of London’s Belgravia – only for a 26-year-old love affair to come back to haunt them and jeopardise the happiness of many. Starring Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister and Harriet Walter.

10.00pm Trigonometry BBC2 – Drama starring Gary Carr, Ariane Labed and Thalissa Teixeira. Accomplished chef Gemma and her paramedic boyfriend Kieran live together in west London, above Gemma’s cafe. The pair are barely making ends meet, and their differing shift patterns mean they’re like ships in the night. To ease some of their financial pressure, they decide to take in enigmatic lodger Ray, a former world-class synchronized swimmer whose arrival commences a modern-day love story that will change the trio’s lives – and how they view relationships – forever.

11.00pm Before We Die Channel 4 – Second series of the Sweedish crime drama.


9.00pm Miss World 1970: Beauty Queens and Bedlam BBC2 – The story of the protest at the contest, when protestors dramatically disrupted the event and kickstarted a feminist revolution in front of an audience of millions.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               This Country, 11.05pm, BBC1

9.00pm King Donald: Henry VIII and Trump Five – How will history judge Donald Trump? This film offers a fresh perspective on the question by setting his life side by side with Henry VIII’s to tell their stories in parallel. It’s a comparison that may seem far-fetched, but one that sheds surprising new light on Donald, as leading historians and Trump-watchers investigate how the two men’s respective characteristics connect them across centuries.

9.00pm Westworld Sky Atlantic – As the third series of the sci-fi drama unfolds, the critical event that marked the end of the last season threatens to consume the outside world. Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Aaron Paul and Vincent Casse.

9.00pm Sunnyside Sky Comedy – A former New York City councilman finds his calling when he meets a group of immigrants in search of the American dream. Comedy, starring Kal Penn.

10.00pm On the Edge Channel 4 – The drama anthology returns with three unusual love stories depicting characters and worlds not often seen on British TV, with the first a coming-of-age tale about a young, plus-size British-Nigerian woman trying to find her place in the world. Everyone in Remi’s life thinks they know what she should do, with her parents and her friends telling her what is best for her. But she just wants her life to begin. Will she ever be able to take control? Starring Juliet Okotie, Jude Akuwudike and Andi Osho.


8.00pm The Yorkshire Vet Five – Return of the documentary following Julian Norton and Peter Wright.

9.00pm Cops Like Us BBC2 – Documentary following Staffordshire Police officers, who talk candidly about the frustrations of being on the beat in Stoke-on-Trent, one of the UK’s most deprived cities. Filmed over six months, the series captures emergency response teams trying to combat a backlog of cases, as well as a rise in gang culture, hate crime and domestic violence. Interviews with the Chief Constable and his team also reveal how they manage their limited resources, and how they feel about the decisions they have to make.

Notable Continuing Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy                                                                                    Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2
                                                 The Trip to Greece, 10.00pm, Sky1 

9.00pm Penance Five – Psychological drama, starring Julie Graham, Nico Mirallegro and Neil Morrissey. Grieving mother Rosalie Douglas refuses to accept that her son Rob’s sudden death was an accident. Husband Luke has moved out of the house, and teenage daughter Maddie is acting out, wracked with grief and an as-yet unexplained guilt over her brother’s death. Their lives change for ever when Rosalie meets Jed – a charismatic young man – at bereavement counselling. Continues Tomorrow, Concludes Thursday.


8.00pm The Repair Shop BBC1 – Jay Blades and the team bring four treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life. The team set to work repairing a Jamaican pump organ, an RAF bomber pilot’s hat, a naval rigging tool kit, and a crib made from wood salvaged from a church that was bombed during the First World War.

8.00pm Kate & Koji ITV – Kate, the owner of an old-fashioned seaside cafe forms an unlikely friendship with Koji, an African asylum seeker. When Kate finds out that her new acquaintance is a doctor but he is prohibited from working whilst seeking asylum, she hatches a plan that may be mutually beneficial to both involved. Comedy, starring Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola.

8.00pm GPs: Behind Closed Doors Five – Seventh series of the fly on the wall series.

9.00pm Taking Control: The Dominic Cummings Story BBC2 – Emily Maitlis examines Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings’ place in the UK’s changing political landscape, stretching back over two decades. The film charts his arrival in Downing Street as a senior adviser with significant and perhaps unprecedented power. Now, at the apex of the largest Conservative majority since 1987, Cummings aims to play a key role in reshaping the nation, economy and government. Featuring testimonies from some of his fiercest critics and closest political friends, the documentary sheds light on a man whose ambitions may now direct Britain’s journey for years to come.

9.00pm Building the Dream More4 – Charlie Luxton is in Yorkshire with Helen and her husband Gary, who have grand plans for a huge self-build on the outskirts of historic York.

10.00pm Feel Good Channel 4 – Comedy series about love and addiction, following the life of stand-up comedian, Mae. Mae finds herself stuck in a rut; single, in recovery from drug addiction and sleeping on a friend’s sofa. Suddenly she crosses paths with George, and the pair embark on a whirlwind romance, moving in together and triggering events that will change both their lives forever. Starring Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow and Sophie Thompson.

10.00pm Grand Designs Australia More4 – Peter Maddison meets a couple in the bush ranger territory of the Strathbogie Ranges, who are building a new home with magnificent views.


8.00pm Secrets of Your Supermarket Food Five – Sian Williams and Stefan Gates present the documentary lifting the lid on the growth, production and sale of supermarket food.

9.00pm Mark Kermode’s Oscar Winners: A Secrets of Cinema Special BBC4 – The film critic uncovers the cinematic secrets of arguably the biggest genre of the moment – the superhero movie. Drawing on films stretching back more than eight decades, he reveals how these popcorn adventures tap into timeless themes and storytelling traditions, and explores the key elements of all such movies – origins, superpowers, costumes, secret identities, villains and sacrifice.

9.00pm Billion Pound Cruise More4 – Daily life on the mammoth cruise ship the Symphony of the Seas, which boasts 20 pools and jacuzzis, two surf simulators, a rock-climbing wall, an ice rink, a basketball court and a mini golf course. It’s all hands on deck for the crew members as 6,680 passengers arrive for the holiday of a lifetime.


8.00pm 24 Hours in A&E: Heart Special Channel 4 – This special episode, in partnership with British Heart Foundation, follows the stories of three patients who have been treated for cardiac problems while at St George’s Hospital in south west London.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Story of Ready, Steady, Go! BBC4 – Documentary recalling Britain’s early 1960s music show Ready Steady Go!, which revolutionised television `for the kids” and introduced emerging talent from the era. The ITV programme, synonymous with its hosts Keith Fordyce and Cathy McGowan, showcased top acts of the day including the Beatles, the Who, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black, Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones. Contributors include original producer Vicki Wickham and pioneering director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, plus Annie Nightingale, Eric Burdon, Chris Farlowe, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves, Paul Jones, Gerry Marsden and Jools Holland.

9.00pm Bulletproof Sky1 – Second series of the action drama starring Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke.

9.00pm Thou Shalt Not Kill – Second series of the Italian crime drama.

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