The TVweek: Sunday 22nd – Friday 27th January 2017

by | Jan 17, 2017 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Call the Midwife BBC1 – New series of the drama series. The midwives receive a rapturous and warm welcome home from their South African adventure but all is not well at Nonnatus House. In their absence, Sister Ursula has been running a very tight ship and it is quickly announced that she will remain in charge at Nonnatus House, above Sisiter Julienne. The midwives are drawn into helping Trudy, a heavily pregnant mother whose husband has just been released from prison for extortion.

Notable Continuing Series: Endeavour, 8.00pm, ITV                           
                                     Walking the Americas, 8.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Apple Tree Yard BBC1 – Emily Watson stars in a brand new four-part psychological thriller adapted from the novel by Amanda Coe. Dr Yvonne Carmichael seems to have it all – a respected career, a beautiful home and family. However, nothing is ever as it appears, and when she receives an unexpected proposition from an enigmatic stranger, Yvonne is shocked by the passion he awakens in her. But gradually she begins to realise that there is much more to her lover than meets the eye, and she could be playing a very dangerous game indeed.

9.00pm Homeland Channel 4 – Sixth Season of the US CIA drama.


Notable Continuing Series: Silent Witness, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                             The Undateables, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Horizon: Hair Care Secrets BBC2 – A team of scientists and doctors investigate the incredible, natural material that is growing out of our heads – our hair. With access to the research laboratories of some of the world’s leading hair care companies, including L’Oreal and ghd, the team explore the latest cutting-edge research and technology designed to push the boundaries of hair and hair care.


9.00pm Further Back in Time for Dinner BBC2 – The Robshaw family travel back in time to the turn of the 20th century, to discover how the food we ate and the way we ate it helped shape the modern family. Guided by presenters Giles Coren and social historian Polly Russell, they trace the incredible changes to Britain’s diet and the extraordinary social transformation they reveal. As they enter the 1900s, they discover an unrecognisable world of strict etiquette, corsets and conformity. But the biggest surprise is a new addition to the household.

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

9.00pm Hell’s Kitchen ITV2 – World-renowned restaurateur Gordon Ramsay puts 18 more hopeful chefs through their paces as they battle for the head chef position at one of his top Las Vegas eateries.


7.30pm The National Television Awards 2017 ITV – Dermot O’Leary hosts the 22nd National Television Awards, as hundreds of stars and thousands of fans gather for the biggest night in British TV. Broadcast live from The O2 London, the awards celebrate some of television’s best-loved shows and stars. This is the only TV awards ceremony where the winners are chosen solely by the British public. Hit shows nominated include Victoria, Poldark, Cold Feet, Call the Midwife, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones, The Great British Bake Off, Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

8.00pm Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1 – The genealogy series returns with Ian McKellen looking into his family’s history.

Notable Continuing Series: Hospital, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                             No Offence, 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Women Who Kill Channel 4 – One third of the world’s female prison population is in America; 30,000 of them are serving long sentences for murder. But unlike many male murderers, female killers tend to know their victims. So what pushes ordinary women to kill people they know and love? This documentary meets three women behind bars for murdering people they knew. Each has an extraordinary story. Amber Hilberling was 19 years old and seven months pregnant when she pushed her husband out of a 25-storey high-rise window. She has always maintained her innocence. Patricia Ignacio admits bludgeoning to death her cousin with a rock, and Ana Trujillo murdered her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times with her stiletto shoe.


9.00pm The Cult Next Door BBC2 – The extraordinary story of a strange cult, which came to light in 2013 when a sensational news story broke about three women emerging from a small flat in Brixton in south London after decades in captivity. Tracing the group back to its roots in the 1970s, the film describes how its leader Aravindan Balakrishnan, a student of Indian origin, believed in an international communist revolution and created a tiny political sect that followed the teachings of China’s Chairman Mao. The film features exclusive interviews with two of the women who escaped – Aisha Wahab, a 72 year-old Malaysian woman who was part of Balakrishnan’s group for 40 years, and Katy Morgan-Davies, Balakrishnan’s daughter, who was born and raised in captivity. The film documents how this left-wing collective evolved into a bizarre pseudo-religious cult, where members were controlled, threatened and brainwashed so that they were too terrified to leave.

Notable Continuing Series: Unforgotten, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm British History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley BBC4 – Series in which Lucy Worsley explores how British history is a concoction of fibs and stories manipulated by whoever was in power at the time. Lucy debunks the foundation myth of one of our favourite royal dynasties, the Tudors.

9.00pm Fortitude Sky Atlantic – As the remote Arctic town struggles with government cuts and a missing sheriff, a chilling discovery proves that the horror isn’t over for the locals.

10.00pm Beware the Slenderman Sky Atlantic – Documentary exploring how the legend of The Slenderman, a tall, faceless bogeyman born from internet memes, became a focal point in a murder investigation involving two 12-year-old girls.


7.30pm Eurovision: You Decide BBC2 – Hosted by self-confessed Eurovision fan Mel Giedroyc, this 90-minute UK Eurovision extravaganza gives you the opportunity to vote for the song and act you want to represent the UK at the biggest song competition in the world! The selection show sees six shortlisted acts take to the stage in a bid to impress the viewers at home and a jury of music professionals.

10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – The award-winning live, satirical comedy show returns for its 10th series. Hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe they examine the biggest most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. A special celebrity guest join the trio in front of a live audience each week. In the first show much-loved actor David Tennant helps dissect the week’s events.

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