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

by | Feb 13, 2017 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Take Me Out: Celebrity Special ITV – Paddy McGuinness plays cupid for three famous and single men in this celebrity edition of the hit dating show. In this edition, TOWIE star James Argent, radio DJ Melvin Odoom and Olympic medallist Nile Wilson look for love.

Notable Continuing Series: Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1
                                               Dragons’ Den, 8.00pm, BBC2       

9.00pm SSGB BBC1 – Drama series based on the novel by Len Deighton. It is 1941, and the Germans have won the Battle of Britain. Detective Douglas Archer finds himself working under the brutal SS in occupied London. Archer investigates the murder of a black marketeer. When the glamorous US journalist Barbara Barga is spotted at the scene of the crime, Archer’s gut feeling that this crime is far bigger than it would at first seem are confirmed, and he soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly plot.


9.00pm The Trouble with Dad Channel 4 – Comedian David Baddiel has a problem: his 82-year-old dad Colin has a rare form of dementia, which makes him prone to extreme outbursts of swearing, aggression and sexual-inappropriateness. Colin suffers from one of the most extraordinary forms of dementia, called Pick’s disease, which has stripped Colin of all his inhibitions, and is stripping him of his memories. Filmed over the course of a year, this extraordinarily intimate Cutting Edge documentary charts David and his brothers’ attempts to care for their dad in the aftermath of their mum’s death.

9.00pm Life, Animated BBC4 – A Storyville documentary: The uplifting story of Owen Suskind, an autistic young man and his family. After unremarkable early years, at the age of three Owen withdrew and suddenly stopped speaking. Diagnosed with autism, Owen slowly emerged from his isolation by immersing himself in Disney animated films, using them as an emotional road map to reconnect with the wider world.

10.00pm Jon Richardson: How to Survive the End of the World Channel 4 – Jon Richardson is a worrier, and in a bleak world where fear dominates the news, it’s hard to know which headlines to believe. We’re all going to die but what’s more likely to kill us – Isis or sausages? Self-confessed coward and expectant father Jon is sent on a mission by his wife, fellow comedian and worrier Lucy Beaumont, to investigate if the things they are most scared about are going to kill them. Can he try to allay their fears of the dangers that threaten our lives every time we walk out of the front door? Over the course of his mission he meets the family in Dorset selling fresh air in jars for £80 a pop to combat lethal air pollution, spends the night in the woods to learn how to protect his family in the event of terrorists planting a dirty bomb.


7.30pm Britain’s Busiest Motorway ITV – Documentary series which goes behind the scenes and on the roads with the characters who work on one of the most famous and busiest motorways in Britain, the M25.

8.00pm UK’s Best Places to Live Channel 4 – Sarah Beeny reveals the UK’s Best Place to Live. With the help of a detailed statistical analysis of key factors, Sarah travels around the UK looking for good affordable housing, best job prospects, reasonable child care, quality of family life and of social life, and at the end of the show she reveals which location scores best. It might not be where you’d expect. Each year, close to a million people in their twenties move around the UK.

9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – When 36-year-old Terry Guest, father of two daughters, had a catastrophic brain injury, he was left with severe disabilities. As his house was unsuitable for him, the only care available was an old-people’s dementia care home, where he remained for several years. In need of more day-to-day care and a place of his own, his sister Tracey stepped in to offer help, but her house was also unsuitable. Now DIY SOS and their team of generous South Yorkshire volunteers and suppliers are stepping in to adapt Tracey’s home and also, in a DIY SOS first, build Terry his very own separate pad at the end of the garden.

9.00pm The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital BBC2 – Drama documentary telling the story of one of the most infamous medical emergencies in recent British history, when six healthy men took part in a drug trial that went terribly wrong, leaving them fighting for their lives. Featuring candid personal testimony from doctors who struggled to bring the clinical catastrophe under control, the investigators tasked with discovering what went wrong and the patients themselves, this dramatic, thought-provoking science documentary tells the story in gripping detail.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                         This is Us, 11.00pm, Channel 4 

9.00pm Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell Sky1 – Ross travels to North Africa as he investigates the arduous journeys taken by those desperate to leave Libya for Europe.

9.00pm Billions Sky Atlantic – Damien Lewis returns for a second series of the high octane drama.

10.00pm Inside No.9 BBC2 – Third series of the dark comedy from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. A night out with your friends at a local restaurant, some tapas and a few drinks after the badminton – sounds like a lot of fun. But ultimately, of course, somebody has to pay. Jason Watkins and Philip Glenister guest star.

10.00pm Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s Guide Channel 4 – Every time any one of us goes to the doctor, collects a prescription, signs up to a fitness regime, or just buys some headache tablets – that information is recorded, meaning we can build a more accurate picture of the nation’s health, quicker than ever before. Dr Pixie reveals what this data says about our health and how we can learn to avoid seasonal spikes in injuries, infections and even accidents.

10.10pm Crashing Sky Atlantic – Aspiring comedian Pete finds himself at a crossroads after an emotional crisis, before being offered some solace by cynical comedian Artie Lange.


7.30pm The BRIT Awards 2017 ITV – Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis host the star-studded awards ceremony live from London’s O2 Arena.

8.00pm The House that 100k Built BBC2 – With people forced to find their own solution to the UK housing crisis, Kieran Long and Piers Taylor help novice builders discover ingenious ways to turn ordinary homes into extraordinary ones for under £100k.

9.00pm Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook BBC2 – Surgeon Gabriel Weston introduces people from across the globe with the world’s most unique bodies. Using the latest technology and with the help of leading scientists, Dr Weston uncovers the secrets of their bodies and reveals what makes them unique. By studying the rarest of cases, scientists hope to develop the treatments and even cures of the future. In episode one, we meet seven-year-old Virsaviya, who was born with her heart on the outside of her ribcage. Desperate to find someone who could help, Virsaviya’s mother moved them from Russia to the US where scientist Dr Bob Adelstein, a molecular biologist, is at the cutting edge of research into this rare and life threatening condition.

9.00pm The Royal House of Windsor Channel 4 – The first episode in an epic six-part series that tells the gripping family saga of the world’s most famous dynasty over the last 100 years. Based on new evidence from archives around the world and the Queen’s own personal family archive held at Windsor, the series provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into how the Windsors have weathered four generations of crisis, and the secrets of their survival.


8.00pm Shop Well for Less BBC1 – Alex Jones and Steph McGovern are on a mission to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle.

9.00pm Born Too White BBC2 – Documentary uncovering the discrimination and persecution of people with albinism in Tanzania and Malawi in East Africa.

9.00pm Has Political Correctness Gone Mad? Channel 4 – Trevor Phillips investigates the liberal urge to protect minorities from offence by gagging so-called populists and concludes that for liberals it’s backfired.

9.00pm Gap Year: China – The Wall E4 – This comedy drama series from Tom Basden is about British lads Dylan and Sean, childhood friends who initially set out to backpack through China, but end up taking on the whole continent. The drama takes in ancient rainforests, full-moon beach parties, futuristic Asian mega-cities and remote monasteries in the foothills of the Himalayas. In the first episode, Sean is horrified to discover that his best mate Dylan has a secret plan that threatens to derail their ‘lads holiday’ to China.

10.00pm The Swingers Channel 4 – Walter Presents – which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world – continues with this intense Dutch drama in which a grieving young couple move into a new house in the suburbs and become increasingly friendly with their next-door neighbours, with fatal consequences.

10.00pm Celebrity Sex Pod Five – Celebrities get their questions about sex and the body answered by experts. Cast members from Geordie Shore, Celebrity Big Brother, Ex on the Beach and Love Island ask questions about masturbation, threesomes and sex with someone who is HIV-undetectable.


8.00pm Schofield’s South African Adventure ITV – Brand new series which sees the This Morning presenter visit the Cape of Good Hope, meeting sharks and rhinos along the way – and sampling some of the country’s finest wines.

9.00pm The Secrets Of Your Food BBC2 – Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the delicious physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside our food.

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

9.00pm Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Sky1 – Series two of the hit crime drama starring James Nesbitt. Cop Harry’s life is set to derail when he meets the alluring owner of a second mysterious bracelet.

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