The TVweek: Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd September 2016

by | Sep 14, 2016 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Elton John at Hyde Park BBC2 – Coverage of Sir Elton John’s performance at Radio 2’s Festival in a Day on London’s Hyde Park stage on 11 September.

9.00pm Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls Channel 4 – As part of this year’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign, Bear Grylls abandons 10 celebrities on an uninhabited island in the Pacific. Alone and marooned in just their clothes and with a handful of basic tools, they must survive entirely on their own wits. After swimming ashore, Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke attempts to lead the group through the jungle to find a safe place to sleep. But with nightfall approaching, panic sets in. The celebrities vote comedian Dom Joly into the role of ‘El Presidente’. In a grave rookie error, a search party containing pop star Aston Merrygold and former Labour councillor Karen Danczuk run out of water rations and are forced to send out an SOS. Ollie Locke and Lydia Bright, from TOWIE, are also dispatched to find water. Following three days without food, Dr Dawn Harper from Embarrassing Bodies is seriously worried about the group’s wellbeing. For one celebrity, the experience is too much to bear.

9.00pm When TV Goes Horribly Wrong Five – A collection of epic TV fails featuring on-screen meltdowns, technical trouble and the totally unexpected such as when Bobby Davro almost broke his neck during filming, and when the wrong Miss Universe was announced to an audience of almost 200 million viewers.


Notable Continuing Series: Ripper Street, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                             Cold Feet, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm 999: What’s Your Emergency? Channel 4 – The new series of 999: What’s Your Emergency?, which focuses on the work of police and paramedics in Cheshire, continues.

10.10pm Real with Bill Maher Sky Atlantic – The acerbic and uncompromising comic Bill Maher invites three guests from diverse parts of the political spectrum for a lively discourse of the week’s events.


8.00pm Parking Wars ITV – The documentary series that looks at the ongoing war between motorists and parking enforcers returns for a second series.

9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – The team are in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with DIY SOS going for Paralympic gold to help build a home fit for a champion. Seventeen-year-old Scott Jones is a young disabled athlete who is already a world champion and who is eager to be self sufficient at home.

9.00pm Car Wars ITV – Documentary series going behind the scenes with officers from the Northumbria police force who are tasked with tackling car crime. Featuring footage from across the county, from the streets of big cities to the twisting lanes of the rural beat, cameras follow officers as they face everything from opportunistic collars to complex pre-planned operations.

9.00pm National Treasure Channel 4 – Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Andrea Riseborough and Tim McInnerny star in Jack Thorne’s four-part drama. Paul Finchley is one half of a much-loved comedy double act – a cherished household name with a career that spans several decades. He’s not quite as successful as he once was, but nevertheless he’s frequently recognised in the street and affectionately called upon by cabbies to repeat his famous catchphrase. But Paul’s life is shaken to its foundations when he’s arrested after an accusation of rape that dates back to the 1990s.

10.00pm It Was Alright in the 1970’s Channel 4 – Matt Lucas narrates a look at some classic TV paranoia, with the comedies, the painfully honest documentaries, terrifying public information films, and the satires that made people so anxious 40 years ago.

10.45pm Alex Jones: Fertility and Me BBC1 – One Show presenter Alex Jones and her husband Charlie got married in 2015 and started trying for a baby. Alex was always reading headlines urging women not to delay motherhood and, at 38, she was worried she might be one of the 3.5 million people in the UK who struggle to conceive. She decided to find out more about the fertility issues so many people face, and this is her story. She investigates what pioneering science is doing to help people struggling to become pregnant, and she travels the world to see the cutting-edge techniques that could revolutionise fertility treatment in the future and give people new hope of having children.


8.00pm Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Channel 4 –  In a new series that takes in North Yorkshire, Argyll and Bute, Pembrokeshire, and starts with the Cotswolds. Penelope’s Cotswold journey starts in the celebrated village of Bibury, and an area that her old friend Jilly Cooper describes as a magnet for some of the most famous faces in the land.

8.00pm Jay Leno’s Garage Dave – The chat show legend just loves cars – he even has his own garage manager! Jay goes off-road with Amy Lerner and races Jeff Dunham in an amphibious car.

9.00pm Conviction: Murder at the Station BBC2 – Documentary following a team of experts as they investigate whether evidence exists that could challenge the conviction of a man in prison for a murder he denies. Every year, over 500 people in the UK are convicted of murder. A guilty verdict can only be challenged if new evidence comes to light – and less than 1% of cases are ever overturned. Inside Justice is a specialist charity led by Louise Shorter, supported by a panel of criminal lawyers, ex-police officers and forensics experts who offer assistance to prisoners who are protesting their innocence. Louise looks for evidence that could present grounds to bring an appeal and ultimately overturn the conviction of a Southampton man in prison for the murder of his secret lover.

9.00pm Grand Designs Channel 4 – A new run of shows starts with an overgrown, neglected half-acre site in the heart of a Gloucestershire town. It could be the perfect plot to build a house – if you were allowed to cut down its 27 protected trees and clear the site.

10.00pm Air BnB: Dream or Nightmare? Channel 4 – Last year 80,000 people in the UK listed their property on room bookings site Airbnb, and London has become one of its fastest growing markets. The majority of its millions of users have positive experiences, such as Peckham mum-of-two Leah, who rents out her spare room from ú40 a night, which provides valuable extra income and allows her to spend more time at home with her kids. She’s hugely positive about the whole experience but others aren’t so lucky.

10.00pm Unspun with Matt Forde Dave – Matt Forde knows his politics and comedy, so he really ought to have his own topical show. Recorded a day before airing, even we don’t know what Matt will be riffing on.


8.00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Channel 4 – The show that celebrates ingenious, inventive and eccentric small builds is back. In the opening episode, George meets a pair of newlyweds who traded in a luxury honeymoon to spend the money on an old army truck they plan to transform into a mobile holiday home. There is also a master craftsman in Devon making an eco-friendly luxury treehouse complete with sauna, spiral staircase and even a slide. In New Zealand, George visits a hilltop beach house overlooking the Pacific with the most decadent bath he has ever seen.

9.00pm Brexit: A Very British Coup BBC2 – The real story of the campaign for Brexit as told by a host of key people as they lived and breathed it.

9.00pm Paranoid ITV – Eight-part crime drama. When local GP Angela Benton is murdered in a children’s playground, detectives Bobby Day, Nina Suresh and Alec Wayfield embark on what appears to be a straightforward murder investigation. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is more to Angela’s death than meets the eye.

9.00pm Hunted Channel 4 – Channel 4’s hit series returns as 10 British citizens turn fugitive and go on the run in a nationwide game of cat and mouse. This year, the stakes are high with £100,000 up for grabs for those that remain at large and evade capture for 28 days.

9.00pm A League of their Own Sky1 – James Corden referees as two teams, captained by Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, compete against each other in this hilarious sports-based quiz show.

9.00pm Red Dwarf XI Dave – After a smegging unbearable wait, the Dwarfers return for this brand new series! An alternative USA where technology is banned spells trouble for Rimmer and Kryten.


8.00pm Jamie’s Family Super Foods Channel 4 – In this new eight-part series, Jamie Oliver wants to get super food ingredients into all our favourite family recipes, ensuring they’re nutritionally balanced and packed with loads of goodness – helping everyone to lead healthier, happier lives.

8.30pm Travel Man Channel 4 – Richard Ayoade and comedian Katherine Ryan embark on a 48 hour ram raid of the best stuff in New York.

9.00pm Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 – It is showtime on Strictly as six celebrities take to the floor to perform their very first routines with their professional partner. Who will impress and who will flounder? Will there be disasters on the dance floor, or will some surprise us with a perfect performance? Nerves will be jangling as the judges cast their critical eyes over the couples for the first time.

9.00pm Gogglebox Channel 4 – Britain’s favourite opinionated TV viewers return for a brand new series to share more sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the week’s biggest and best shows.

10.00pm The Lie Detective Channel 4 – New Yorker Dan Ribacoff is known as The Human Lie Detector. A whopping 80% of us lie in our relationships, and Dan believes the truth will set you free. In this new series, Dan brings together current couples, exes, and hopeful singletons to find out the truth about their relationships. Each couple face the most honest conversation of their lives by confronting each other with 20 questions about their relationship.

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