The TVweek: Sunday 19th – Friday 24th March 2017

by | Mar 14, 2017 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Vera ITV – Seventh series of the gentle crime drama.


9.00pm Natural World: Puerto Rico: Island of Enchantment BBC2 – David Attenborough presents the wildlife of Puerto Rico, a tropical island in the Caribbean. After being colonised by humans, its rich natural resources were rapidly exploited for agriculture, industry and urban development.

Notable Continuing Series: Broadchurch, 9.00pm, ITV

                                                24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Big Little Lies, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm Traffic Cops Five


9.00pm American Justice BBC2 – Against a backdrop of social unrest across America, our cameras follow prosecutors and cops in Jacksonville, the ‘murder capital’ of Florida, renowned for its tough approach to justice. Detectives are called to the scene of a double homicide in a trailer park. An uncle and niece have been found strangled in their home. As detectives hunt down their main suspect, the lead prosecutor has to decide if the crime is severe enough to deserve the ultimate punishment of death. In the courts, Trey Wright is being prosecuted for the murder of his cousin – even though he was killed by someone else. The prosecution’s case is that Trey was committing a robbery when his cousin was killed, so he must pay the price for his death. But Trey has his own version of events. Controversial state attorney Angela Corey has gained a reputation as one of the harshest prosecutors in America. Will the people of Jacksonville decide they want something different from their justice system?

Notable Continuing Series:  Mutiny, 10.00pm, Channel 4

                                                  Inside No.9, 10.00pm, BBC2

                                                  Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4                                         

                                                 This is Us, 10.35pm, Channel 4

10.35pm How Police Missed the Grindr Killer BBC1 – Stephen Port date-raped and murdered four young gay men in east London within 15 months and dumped all four bodies within a few hundred metres of each other. Yet Barking and Dagenham police failed to link the deaths until weeks after the fourth one. The film tells the story through eyes of the families of Port’s victims, unpicking how the police failed to properly investigate each of the deaths in turn. The film also unravels Port’s sinister character and modus operandi.


9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – Nick Knowles, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and hundreds of Warwickshire volunteer builders help Chloe, whose cramped family living room has been her prison for the last two years. When Chloe was 18 years old, doctors diagnosed her with mastocytosis, a rare genetic disorder.


8.00pm Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year Channel 4 – Kevin McCloud and Dr Anna Keay look at the UK’s most incredible restorations of historic buildings. From palaces to watermills, department stores to music halls, they find nine centuries of our history told through treasured places that have been brought back from the brink.

9.00pm The Red Nose African Convoy BBC1 – Michaela Coel, David Baddiel, Russell Kane, Hugh Dennis, Katy Brand and Reggie Yates lead a Comic Relief convoy through east Africa along the northern corridor from Nairobi, Kenya, to Nagongera, Uganda, to deliver crucial supplies that will help projects supported by Comic Relief.

9.00pm Three Wives, One Husband Channel 4 – Rockland Ranch is a community unlike any other. In the middle of the Utah desert 14 fundamentalist Mormon families have made a unique home for themselves, a safe haven where they are free to practise a way of life that’s met with both fascination and suspicion. Living in contemporary ‘cave’ houses that have been carved into the side of an enormous sandstone rock, half of the men here are polygamists, with multiple wives. With unprecedented access to this extraordinary and normally closed community, this series offers an intimate and revealing insight into the everyday lives of modern polygamous families.

9.00pm The Last Days of George Michael Five

10.00pm Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad Channel 4 – This hard-hitting documentary tells the hidden story of the Syrian war: the story of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who’ve been disappeared by the Assad regime into a network of clandestine detention centres. Weaving together the powerful personal testimonies of three survivors and damning evidence smuggled out of Syria, the programme follows victims, family members and international war crimes investigators as they desperately campaign for the release of the disappeared and fight to bring the perpetrators to justice.

10.30pm Celebrity Juice Live ITV2 – Keith Lemon kicks off the 17th series of the comedy panel show with an exciting live edition, featuring all the usual stunts and silly games. Fearne Cotton is back, alongside fellow team captain Holly Willoughby and regular panellist Gino D’Acampo. Guests include 2016 Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt and chat show king Jonathan Ross.


7.00pm Comic Relief 2017 BBC1 – The Comic Relief charity fundraising extravaganza settles into its new home at the O2, where the hosts include Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Sally Phillips, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Warwick Davis and Miranda Hart. There are live performances from Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Matt Berry and Catherine Tate, while Johnny Vegas and Joe Lycett take over the cooking and serving duties at a local pizza restaurant. James Corden presents an exclusive Car Pool Karaoke from LA with Take That, and the all-star cast of Love Actually fastforward 13 years into Red Nose Day Actually. There are also exclusive treats from Mrs Brown, Alan Partridge, Peter Kay and David Walliams.

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