The TVweek: Sunday 19th – Friday 24th August 2018

by | Aug 13, 2018 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Eight Go Rallying BBC2 – Four celebrity duos put their driving skills and relationships to the test as they join in on a part of the Endurance Rally Association’s Road to Saigon in a fleet of classic cars. Noel Edmonds and his wife Liz drive a classic MGB GT, Martin and Shirlie Kemp drive a 1972 Mini, Andi Oliver and her daughter Miquita have the oldest car – a 1959 Morris Minor, and friends Tinchy Stryder and Jordan Stephens have been given a sky blue Hillman Imp. In the first episode, the celebrity pairs are plunged straight into the busy rush hour of northern Thailand’s biggest city, Chiang Mai, with only an obscure Tulip Map to guide them onto the open roads and up over the phenomenally steep Chae Son Hills.

Notable Continuing Series: Unforgotten, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm Krypton E4 – What if Superman had never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Krypton, Superman’s home planet, this new sci-fi drama follows Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life-and-death conflict: to save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.

10.00pm Supercar, Superfam BBC2 – Documentary following the lives, loves and work of Kash and Shabs – two British-Asian brothers who own a supercar workshop in Essex, fixing, customising and revamping million-pound cars. Their billionaire clientele have become part of their ‘crew’ of flash, self-made petrol-heads. But there’s one thing that means more to them than cars – family. Shabs, Kash, his wife Shella, their two kids, and little sister Mariya all live together with their parents in the family home.


8.00pm Big Week at the Zoo Five – Documentary series celebrating the unique conservation work carried out by great British zoos. Helen Skelton and Nick Baker meet ‘Carnivore Kim’, who works with big cats and polar bears. In the longest heatwave since the 70s, JB Gill heads to Chessington Zoo to find out how they keep the animals cool, while Jersey zookeeper Gordon explains the dangers to his Sumatran orangutans.

Notable Continuing Series: Sharp Objects, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm Celebs on the Farm Five – Eight celebrities compete outside their comfort zone. Arriving at Lunsford Farm in East Sussex, things immediately go wrong when glamour girl Charlotte Dawson comes a cropper on her high heels. The celebs’ first challenge is just to find their way around the farm and solve some riddles.


8.00pm Saving Lives at Sea BBC2 – Third series of the documentary that follows the work of the RNLI.

10.00pm Manhunting with my Mum Channel 4 – Documentary. TV presenter AJ Odudu and her match-making mum Florence are on a mission to find AJ a husband in Mum’s native Nigeria.


8.00pm The Lenny Henry Birthday Show BBC1 – In 1975, a 16-year-old Lenny Henry bunked off school to appear on New Faces. In 2018, after a long and glittering career, Lenny is 60 – the perfect excuse to celebrate a man who has made a unique impact on British comedy. Hosted by Trevor McDonald in front of a studio audience, this programme takes a lighthearted look back at his career and presents new iconic sketches including music from Stevie Wonder and Stormzy.

9.00pm Horizon: Stopping Male Suicide BBC2 – Dr Xand Van Tulleken investigates why suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK – causing more deaths in this group than car accidents, and even more than cancer.

9.00pm David Walliams Presents the Return of Alright on the Night ITV – David Walliams presents Britain’s long-running clip show, featuring classic outtakes and a selection of brand new cock-ups.

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


8.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1 – Twenty familiar faces compete to win the 2018 title. In the first of the heats, the first batch of five celebrities undertake three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove their cookery talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Hoping to show they’ve got what it takes are actor Keith Allen, TV presenter Michelle Ackerley, former international rugby player and TV presenter Martin Bayfield, recording artist and model Josh Cuthbert and singer-songwriter Carol Decker. Continues Tomorrow.

8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are back with a brand new series and this time they’re in Greater Manchester.

9.00pm Inside the Court of Appeal ITV – With unprecedented access to all aspects of the appeals process, this documentary tells the real, devastating human stories at the heart of cases going through the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal is the last chance for killers to prove they were wrongly convicted, for victims to secure justice for their families, and for the country’s finest barristers to prove their worth.

9.00pm Inside Alton Towers Channel 4 – For nearly 40 years, Alton Towers has attracted visitors to some of Britain’s most thrilling roller coasters. But in June 2015 something went very wrong. Two carriages collided on one of the park’s most popular rides, injuring 16 people, five of them seriously. This one-off documentary goes behind the scenes as the UK’s biggest theme park attempts to win back visitors with the launch of their multi-million-pound new roller coaster, Wicker Man – the first new ride at the park since The Smiler crash. The film meets the roller-coaster junkies keen to try the new ride; and with exclusive access to the theme park, follows the team at Alton Towers as they battle with the challenge of building a wooden structure that appears to burst into flames. Can the theme park sell the new ride to the public, a sceptical media, and get Wicker Man ready for its big launch?

9.00pm Instinct Sky Witness – US drama starring Alan Cumming as an ex-CIA agent turned college professor, lured back into his past when a familiar series of murders occurs.

10.00pm Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage Channel 4 – Grayson Perry explores the landmark events in our lives: birth, coming of age, marriage and death. He works alongside people who are going through these universal experiences, to try and reinvent these rites of passage and how they’re marked and celebrated for modern secular Britain. Grayson believes in the power of ritual to help make sense of our lives, but he thinks that we’re in danger of losing our way when it comes to marking those important moments today and that traditional ceremonies don’t always fit with how we actually live, so he’s decided to help people devise their own. In this first episode, Grayson confronts death.


10.00pm Naked Attraction Channel 4 – The dating show that dares to bare all returns – and this time it’s even more revealing

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