The TVweek: Sunday 16th – Friday 21st February 2020

by | Feb 10, 2020 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV

                                                The Pale Horse, 9.00pm BBC1

9.00pm Homeland Channel 4 – The final series of the CIA thriller begins with Carrie Mathison recovering from brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Saul, National Security Adviser to President Warner, has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in Afghanistan peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies – and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protege can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion’s den – one last time.

9.00pm Extinction Rebellion: The Inside Story Five – Documentary following the controversial environmental movement Extinction Rebellion as they attempt to stage the largest climate protests yet. But just how easy is it to take over Central London?

10.15pm The Battle for Hong Kong Channel 4 – Filmed over eight months on the violent frontline of Hong Kong’s street protests, this is the story of how the lives of five young activists were changed forever. Cameras reveal how these protesters moved from peaceful demonstrations to Molotov cocktails and bows and arrows, gives an insight into what has really been going on behind the headlines that have gripped the world.


8.00pm Fire Fight Australia: The Concert Sky1 – Highlights of the charity event at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney featuring artists including Michael Buble and Queen & Adam Lambert, with all profits going to National Bushfire Relief.

8.30pm Panorama: Amazon: What They Know About Us BBC1 – A Panorama investigation into the multinational company’s rise to corporate superpower, asking whether is there a dark side to the public’s love affair with the firm. Former high-level insiders reveal that its customer obsession has led to a huge data-gathering operation, enabling the company to use what it knows about us to shape not only the future of retail, but the workplace and technology too. The programme also hears from senior executives who say the company is a force for good.

9.00pm Confronting Holocaust Denial with David Baddiel BBC2 – he Holocaust is one of the most documented, witnessed and written about events in history, yet one in six people worldwide either think its scale has been exaggerated or deny that it took place. In this film, comedian David Baddiel explores the multi-faceted nature of Holocaust denial – in both historical and contemporary terms – in an attempt to understand what motivates this dangerous phenomenon and why it is on the rise, both in Britain and across the globe.

Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet 9.00pm, ITV

                                              Inside No.9, 10.00pm BBC2

9.00pm Prison Channel 4 – The return of the documentary offering an insight into life inside a British jail from the perspective of both staff and inmates, this time coming from HMP Foston Hall in Derbyshire, where more than 300 women are incarcerated for everything from non-payment of fines to murder. The opening edition focuses on the First Nights Unit, where inmates can arrive for sentences as short as just a few weeks.

10.35pm This Country BBC1 – Third and final series of the comedy from Charlie and Daisy May Cooper. The film crew arrives back in the village to discover some very sad news about a popular local resident. Meanwhile, Kerry faces some financial difficulties, so Kurtan steps in to help support her.


8.00pm The BRITS 2020 ITV – Comedian Jack Whitehall hosts the 40th edition of the biggest night on the British music calendar. Featuring performances from a star-studded line-up, including Mabel, Harry Styles, Stormzy, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Celeste, and a few more surprises along the way.

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

                                            Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy                                                                            Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.00pm Jail or No Jail Channel 4 – Documentary about an alternative to prison set up by the police in County Durham, in which arrested criminals can avoid being tried and imprisoned for their crime in exchange for a pledge to never re-offend. The idea is in response to high levels of reoffending from released prisoners and offers an alternative to a life of crime – but for many, the promise requires sweeping changes to their lives that are hard to maintain.


8.00pm Harry Redknapp’s Sandbanks Summer ITV – Harry Redknapp, invites viewers to find out more about the exclusive place he has called home for 20 years – Sandbanks. Harry Redknapp’s Sandbanks Summer gives the audience an insight into this unique part of the British south coast peninsula, one of the most exclusive postcodes in the UK, where property prices are higher than in Monte Carlo.

8.00pm The Goldbergs E4 – Seventh season of the US comedy. The Goldbergs head on one final family vacation to Disneyland. Meanwhile, Erica is worried that Geoff is going to break up with her.

8.30pm Schooled E4 – Second season of The Goldbergs spin-off. Lainey is excited to be back at work. Principal Glascott introduces the newest science teacher to the faculty, but CB is sceptical of her no-nonsense approach.

8.00pm Jon Snow’s Very Hard Questions More4 – Quiz show where teams from across the UK go head-to-head as they face the tough questions on topics including science, spot and history. A collection of clues are available to help the teams find the answers, but using them comes with a cost, the more clues they use, the more points they lose. In the first episode, Intelli-Gents and Assassins’ Guild compete. Hosted by Jon Snow.

9.00pm Cilla: The Lost Tapes ITV – Cilla’s Lost Tapes show a pioneer who re-wrote the rules of showbusiness, providing an intimate portrait of a working-class girl who became a national treasure.

Narrated by Sheridan Smith, who played Cilla in the 2014 ITV drama, this unique programme includes interviews with the family and friends who knew Cilla best, as they watch the lost footage for the first time and recall their own memories of a much-missed television icon.

Notable Continuing Series: Home, 10.00pm, Channel 4


Notable Continuing Series: Hospital, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Hoarders: Trapped by my Trash Five – Decluttering experts Caz and Tee set out to help Plymouth pensioner Arthur, whose two-bedroom flat is packed with piles of junk he cannot bear to throw away. A carpet of newspapers covers every inch of the floor and as a result, family and friends have stopped visiting.

9.00pm Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes More4 – The property expert returns to look round more of Britain’s stately homes, beginning at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the family seat of the Cavendish family and the Dukes of Devonshire for more than 350 years. The 11th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Andrew Morney Cavendish, shows Phil around, revealing what it’s like to live in such a palatial property.

10.00pm Addicted to Food: Breaking the Cycle Five – Therapist Mandy Saligari, who specialises in addiction, visits a woman for five intensive therapy sessions, to get to the root of her addiction to food. Kara weighs 24 stone and as a single mother of two, she knows there is a lot at stake. But the trauma of her father’s death and her marriage breakdown set her on a destructive path. Now she admits to binges and struggles to say no to treats. Can Mandy help her break this vicious circle before it’s too late?


9.00pm Gogglebox Channel 4 – Return of the sofa critics!

9.00pm Intelligence Sky1 – Pompous, maverick NSA agent Jerry comes over from America to join the team at British intelligence and security agency GCHQ, enlisting inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s ability to combat cyberterrorism. Comedy, starring Nick Mohammed and David Schwimmer.

Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.30pm Bumps BBC1 – New comedy pilot. Sixty-two-year-old divorcee Anita is concerned that despite having two grown-up kids, there is no stork on the horizon to bring her grandchildren. Her daughter Joanne cannot have children and her son Aiden has zero interest. After hearing about an Indian woman in her seventies giving birth, Anita secretly undergoes treatment – only to learn Joanne has also managed to conceive and is due at the same time. One-off comedy, starring Amanda Redman, with Lisa McGrillis and Seb Cardinal.

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