The TVweek: Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd March 2019

by | Mar 12, 2019 | All, TV Week


6.00pm All Star Musicals ITV – John Barrowman hosts alongside a panel of critics compiled of some of the West End and Broadway’s most distinguished talent, led by theatre legend Elaine Paige.

Elaine Paige will be joined by Broadway icon, Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, dance sensation Kevin Clifton and West End star Trevor Dion Nicholas. Seven celebrities will be flexing their theatrical muscles as they embark on the ultimate musical theatre masterclass in a show stopping one night spectacular. Broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh, money expert Martin Lewis, Only Fools and Horses actress Tessa Peake Jones, I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp host Joel Dommett, comedian London Hughes, Coronation Street star Daniel Brocklebank and Emmerdale actress Amy Walsh, will be aiming to impress the audience and the star panel, all of whom will be judging them based on their performing credentials.


9.00pm Harry’s Heroes: The Full English ITV – Two-part documentary that sees Harry Redknapp take on the weightiest challenge of his career.  Can he get a team of unfit England football legends from the 1990s back in shape, back into the Three Lions shirts they wore with pride back in their heyday and back on the pitch ready to take on their old rivals Germany in one last grudge match to prove they can still cut it in middle age? Concludes Tomorrow.

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

                                            This Time with Alan Partridge, 9.30pm, BBC1
                                                 Fleabag, 10.35pm BBC1

10.00pm House of Extraordinary People Five – Observational series following nine individuals with different appearances as they share a house.


8.00pm Save Money Lose Weight  ITV – Diet series.

9.00pm Storyville: The Internet’s Dirtiest Secrets: The Cleaners BBC4 – Seven thousand miles from Silicon Valley in downtown Manila, a secret team of content moderators must delete a target of 25,000 Facebook, Google and Twitter posts each day.

Trawling through the world’s most violent, disturbing and highly contentious online material – in the form of terrorist videos, images of child abuse, self-harm material and political propaganda – ‘the cleaners’ are individually responsible for deciding what stays online and what gets removed.

Ths documentary explores the hidden and complex world of digital content moderation, where undesirable material is ‘cleaned’ from the internet by a hidden army of nameless people.

Notable Continuing Series: Celebrity Bake Off, 8.00pm, Channel 4
                                               Derry Girls, 9.15pm, Channel 4
                                               Home, 9.45pm, Channel 4

11.05pm The Man Who Used HIV as a Weapon BBC1 – Observational documentary.


8.00pm Great British Menu BBC2 – The country’s top chefs compete for the opportunity to cook a banquet at London’s Gherkin building. Every week, two chefs representing one of seven British regions will compete to make a starter, a fish course, a main course and a dessert for the judges.

Notable Continuing Series: MotherFatherSon, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm The Bay ITV – Morven Christie stars in this compelling crime drama. When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar. As a Family Liaison Officer, she’s trained never to get emotionally involved. Her job is to support families during the worst time of their lives whilst also to be the eyes and ears of the police investigation; a cuckoo in the nest. But there’s something very different about this particular case. With horror, Lisa realises she’s got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation.

9.00pm Married at First Sight Channel 4 – Return of the reality show in which six people agree to marry complete strangers.

9.00pm Billions Sky Atlantic – The fast-paced drama returns for season four as former enemies Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) join forces.

10.00pm Mums Make Porn Channel 4 – Documentary series that sees five ordinary mums meet to research the realities of free online hardcore porn, and the impact it is having on their kids’ generation. Shocked by what they see, they decide to make their own alternative porn film addressing the issues that matter the most to them. Some of the mums find the process harder than others, especially when they start visiting porn sets.


9.00pm Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis BBC1 – Duwayne Brooks explores the rise in knife crime on Britain’s streets.

9.00pm Pose BBC2 – Groundbreaking US series about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Black transgender woman Blanca Rodriguez works at a nail salon by day and serves as a member of the House of Abundance by night. After receiving a life-changing medical diagnosis, Blanca becomes determined to open her own house. She starts by taking in 17-year-old Damon, a talented dancer. Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.

9.00pm Fraud: How They Steal Your Bank Account ITV – This new documentary in ITV’s Crime & Punishment strand follows detectives from a specialist police unit on surveillance and arrest operations as they tackle Britain’s fastest growing crime: fraud.

9.00pm The Rookie Sky Witness – New US drama series. After a life-altering incident, John Nolan pursues his dream of being a police officer.

10.00pm Celebrity Juice ITV2 – Keith Lemon welcomes new team captain Paddy McGuinness and returning captain Holly Willoughby for a new series.


8.00pm Can I Improve My Memory? Channel 4 – In this one-off special, Michael Buerk presents a unique memory challenge in which three celebrities compete to become experts in unlikely topics they know nothing about. The aim of the competition is to encourage each celebrity to learn new memory techniques, which are taught to them by the world memory grandmaster Mark Channon. Fashion presenter Gok Wan is quizzed about the periodic table. Veteran broadcaster Valerie Singleton is tested on UK grime artists. And reality star Joey Essex must learn all about William the Conqueror.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Eamonn and Ruth: In Search of George Clooney Five – Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford step inside the lives of the super-rich.

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