The TVweek: Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd June 2018

by | Jun 12, 2018 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Atlanta, 10.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm Mamma Mia! The Story of the World’s Favourite Musical Five – Documentary examining the enduring appeal of the hit stage musical based on the songs of ABBA.

9.15pm Catchphrase ITV – Joining host Stephen Mulhern and Mr Chips for this special World Cup edition of Catchphrase are John Barnes, Helen Chamberlain and Chris Kamara. If they ‘Say What They See’, they could win a massive 50,000 pound jackpot for the charity of their choice.

10.05pm The Swingers Channel 4 – Second series of this intense drama from the Netherlands.

10.30pm Classical BRIT Awards ITV – The annual awards show celebrating the best of British and International classical music.


Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody9.00pm, Channel 4


8.00pm Beyond the Clouds Five – Documentary series as Rob Bell explores the global phenomenon that is the skyscraper.

9.00pm Conviction: Murder in Suburbia BBC2 – Documentary following the work of Inside Justice as they investigate an alleged miscarriage of justice. Inside Justice investigate the conviction of Glyn Razzell, who was found guilty of his wife’s murder. Glyn says he is innocent, and now there is an alleged link with a double murderer. Continues Tomorrow.

9.00pm Trevor McDonald – Return to South Africa ITV – To mark what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday in 2018, Sir Trevor McDonald is back in the country where he conducted one of television’s most historic interviews.

10.00pm A Year to Fall in Love Channel 4 – rue love – life’s holy grail. With the explosion of dating apps, the way people find love has changed forever. In a world where image appears to be everything, 20 singletons across the UK have given themselves up to a year to find love – filming every raw moment of their dating lives as they go. This intimate show shares in their highs and their lows. Can you still find love the old school way? Do dating apps really work? And over the course of the year, which of the 20 will find love?

10.00pm Peterborough Ditch Murderer: Beyond Evil Five – Documentary investigation into how a Home Counties schoolgirl grew up to become a killer.


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

9.00pm Secrets of MacDonalds: 50 Years of the Big Mac Five – Documentary revealing the history of the fast food franchise.

10.00pm Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing BBC2 – Lifelong friends and comedic royalty Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer tour the country’s finest fishing spots and talk a lot of nonsense. Paul and Bob have more in common than just their love of laughter – on a more serious note, they have both suffered complex heart disease. Paul and Bob fish for tench in Norfolk and reminisce about their childhood days.

10.00pm Britain’s Refugee Children Channel 4 – What’s it like to arrive as a child in a strange land, not speaking the language, having fled violence and destruction at home? For those young people who make it to Britain, sanctuary away from the bombs and the bullets is life-changing. Abdul was just four years old when civil war began in Syria. For years his family hoped peace would come, and stayed in their farm outside Aleppo, but in 2016, as the fighting intensified, they finally fled to Turkey. For Abdul, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair, it was a gruelling journey. Last year, through the Syrian Vulnerable People’s Relocation Scheme, Abdul and his family were offered sanctuary in Cardiff. On Abdul’s first day at school the entire class greets him with a carefully rehearsed chorus of ahlan wa sahlan – ‘welcome’ in Arabic.


9.00pm The Murder of Rhys Jones: Police Tapes ITV – When 11-year-old Rhys Jones was shot dead on his way home from weekly football practice, his family were left shattered, and police were left with a case that seemed impenetrable. With access to the investigation and its most senior officers, Susanna Reid discovers how precarious the investigation was and learns of the courage of the families on the sidelines of gang culture who were prepared to speak out, knowing the cost to their personal safety.

9.00pm The Double Life of George Michael Five – Documentary revealing the life story of one of Britain’s best-loved pop stars. He was adored by millions but died alone on Christmas Day 2016. He led an extraordinary life beset by contradictions, from soaring highs to crashing lows. But what was behind this?


Notable Continuing Series: The Bridge, 9.00pm, BBC2

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