The TVweek: Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd October 2021

by | Oct 11, 2021 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Celebrity Trash Monsters Channel 4 – Jon Richardson challenges John Barnes, Jodie Kidd and Kerry Katona to make clothes out of their own rubbish to discover the impact their waste has on climate change. The three stars must go about their daily routines for two weeks exclusively wearing the outfits they make, while being tested on how much they can slash their household’s C02 emissions.

9.00pm The Deirdre O’Kane Show Sky Showcase – Deirdre O’Kane is with world-renowned comic Bill Bailey, Catherine Bohart and her house band Abandoman for a night of laughs in Dublin.

9.00pm Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce Mcarthur Sky Crime – Documentary profile of Toronto’s most prolific serial killer, a story filled with twists, turns and plenty of shocks.


8.30pm The Trick BBC One – Fact-based drama about the 2009 Climategate Scandal, in which a world-renowned professor of climate science became the victim of a cyberterrorism incident that left him at the centre of a media storm. While ultimately exonerated, the incident proved to have a devastating effect on public belief in human-created climate change. Starring Jason Watkins and Victoria Hamilton.

9.00pm Succession Sky Atlantic – The acclaimed and brilliant US drama series finally returns for a third season. As the Roy family are left reeling in the wake of his unexpected public attack on his father’s empire, Kendall plans his next move. Starring Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong.

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

                                    Alma’s Not Normal, 10.00pm BBC Two

9.00pm Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales More4 – The family gets hands on for lambing season, and seeks the help of a friend to make the bank behind the farmhouse more stable, before rainfall causes a landslide.

10.00pm  Dispatches: Yorkshire Cop: Police, Racism and Me Channel 4 


Notable Continuing Series:  Only Murders in the Building, Star on Disney +

9.00pm Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White ITV – The Diversity star goes on a journey to explore the negative reaction to his dance on Britain’s Got Talent. Ashley meets supporters including actor David Harewood and challenges critics like comedian Jim Davidson.

9.15pm Impeachment: American Crime Story BBC Two – Fact-based crime drama focusing on the events that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. It’s 1993, and after the death of her boss, White House staffer Linda Tripp is moved to The Pentagon where she meets Monica Lewinsky. Paula Jones decides to sue now-President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. Starring Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson.

10.00pm 1000 Years of Slavery Channel 5 – Famous people with direct links to the slave trade go on journeys around the globe to document their connections to it and examine how it shaped the modern world. In the first episode, actors David Harewood and Hugh Quarshie explore opposite sides of the Atlantic slave trade, which saw an estimated 12 million Africans transported across the ocean and sold into a life of slavery.

10.15pm How We Forgot to Save the Planet Channel 4 – Ahead of the COP26 climate change summit, Kieran Hodgson presents this irreverent documentary in which he and an all-star cast of comedy actors explain how people may have left it too late to save the planet – and what it will take to fix it. Contributors include Morgana Robinson, Simon Bird and Laura Lovemore.

10.35pm I Like The Way U Move BBC One – Dating show in which five rookie dancers compete for the chance to perform with five professionals – and win their hearts at the same time. Presented by Jamie Laing, with resident dance expert Kaelynn Harris.

11.40pm BBC New Comedy Awards BBC One – Kicking off the nationwide hunt to find the best new stand-up comics.


Notable Continuing Series:  Reservation Dogs, Star on Disney +

8.00pm Beverley and Jordan: Destination Wedding ITV – Reality series following Beverley Callard and Jordan North, who became friends after appearing on the most recent series of I’m a Celebrity, as they travel around Spain.

9.00pm Shetland BBC One – Douglas Henshall returns in the detective drama. Perez attends his mother’s funeral on Fair Isle, where he begins to worry that his father is having trouble with his memory. However, when Tosh calls to inform him of a murder – the shooting of a prominent and controversial Shetlander on their doorstep in broad daylight – he rushes back to lead the investigation. Co-starring Alison O’Donnell, Mark Bonnar and Steven Robertson.

9.00pm Four Hours at the Capitol BBC Two – Documentary charting the attack on Washington DC’s Capitol building in January, as a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building in a violent protest, as they sought to overturn the result of the US 2020 Presidential Election. Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with those who witnessed the attack, from police officers to the rioters and protestors, the documentary offers unprecedented access to the tragic events that unfolded.

9.00pm Extorordianry Extensions Channel 4 – Musician-turned-property guru Tinie Tempah follows British homeowners as they realise their dreams by embarking on ambitious home extensions. He begins by the sea in Hampshire, where teacher Amy and professional gambler Simon set out to breathe new life into three derelict buildings with one, uncompromising giant glass structure. He also visits retired couple Alan and Linda in Herefordshire, who are creating a bold extension with an angular ski slope roof to house Alan’s elderly father.

9.00pm Young Sheldon E4 – Fourth season of the Big Bang Theory prequel.

10.00pm Love Trap Channel 4 – Joel Dommett hosts the challenge in which a group of women do all they can to win the affection of single man David. But while half the contestants say they want to win the bachelor’s heart, the others are only in the game to win a big cash prize. At the end of each show David eliminates one contestant, who is dumped, unceremoniously, through a trap door.

10.00pm Peckham’s Finest ITV2 – Observational documentary following people in the south London district, capturing all aspects of their lives, including relationships, romances, friendships and work.Queen Mojo shows off some body positivity at a fashion show before getting vulnerable with Aunt Cassie, while Kevin’s head is turned by local beauty Isla, and DJ Marc-Ashley hosts an event.

10.00pm Duncanville E4 – Second season of the US animated comedy.

10.35pm Bump BBC One – Australian drama about an A-grade pupil who has her heart set on working at the United Nations. So when she suddenly goes into labour at school, it proves a shock for her family, for her boyfriend and especially for her, because she didn’t even know that she was pregnant.


8.00pm Homemade: Britain’s Best Woodworker Channel 4 – Nine of the country’s most talented craftspeople compete to be crowned Britain’s best woodworker. Each week, the woodworkers compete against each other in the workshop, nestled in the ancient woodland of Wales’ Glanusk Estate, where they face a big build that supersizes the skills they’ve honed at home and a surprise challenge that tests their core skills. In this opening episode, the woodworkers have two days to complete a bed of dreams that may become the stuff of nightmares. And in the surprise skills challenge, they must celebrate the fine skill of hand carving, with an invaluable prize for the winner. Presented by Mel Giedroyc.

Notable Continuing Series:  Guilt, 9.00pm, BBC Two

9.00pm Charlene White: Empire’s Child ITV – Broadcaster Charlene White takes an eventful journey into her past to explore how the legacy of the British Empire has shaped her family’s history. A mystery surrounding the racial heritage of her great-great uncle, Edward Stanbury, kick-starts her investigation into the history books as she unearths more about her family’s past than she ever thought possible. A personal journey that takes her from London to Devon and finally Jamaica, where she reaches a deeply moving conclusion to the story.



Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                 The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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